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Specs for Class 2 Electronic Product Design

When introducing a new electronic product design, many OEMs don’t fully understand the differences between IPC classifications -- or understand them at all....

Tariffs on Electronics From China: Another Delay

Feb 27, 2019
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Components, Trends, Costs, Dynamic, Matric

If there's anything certain in the U.S.-China tariffs staredown, it's uncertainty....

Best Types of PCB Material for Your Board

Most often, the foundation, or base, of a printed circuit board (PCB) consists of a substrate and laminate. Different substrate and laminate materials determine how the PCB will perform. So, selecting the right types of PCB material for the intended purposes is ...

Capabilities of a Flying Probe Test

PCB design is tricky. Depending on how complex your project is -- or how much is at stake if something fails -- you may need top-end testing before launching your product....

Get a Quicker Quote for PCB Prototype Sourcing in 5 Shortcuts

In an ideal world, getting a quote for prototype production from your electronics contract manufacturer (ECM) would go smoothly and quickly. But the reality of prototype quoting is much less streamlined than either original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) or ECMs ...

ICT Testing: Cost, Advantages, & Drawbacks

Your great, new electronics product is almost ready to go. All you need is ICT testing (in-circuit testing) -- or perhaps another method of testing....

Should You Dual Source Your Electronics Manufacturing?

The decision to single or dual source from electronics manufacturing services partners plays a heavy hand in determining the infrastructure of your supply chain. Each option has its advantages and potential hazards, and each OEM needs to determine the best fit based ...

How Component Inventory Management Makes an OEM’s Life Easier

Nov 28, 2018
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Components, Costs, Dynamic, Matric

Maintaining an accurate inventory can result in an elevated manufacturing process, increasing efficiency in production, ensuring on-time delivery, and allowing for timely action in the event of bottlenecks....

Building Economic Value With Your Wind Turbine Pitch System

A wind farm is like a dairy farm. Each cow has to receive individual attention and care to keep the operation at peak efficiency and productivity. Farmers monitor their cows for every little problem that might muck up the entire operation -- just like your wind ...

How to Get Accurate Quotes From an Electronics Contract Manufacturer

When sourcing your PCB assembly needs to an electronics contract manufacturer, you expect a fast and accurate quote to begin the process. It’s in the best interest of both the OEM and the manufacturer to prioritize accuracy from the beginning....