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ict testing

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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.

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electronics manufacturing Supply Chain Management

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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...

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pcb documentation

2 min read

PCB Documentation to Give Your Contract Manufacturer Up Front

The decision on which electronics manufacturing supplier to choose can be a difficult one. The outcome of the quoting process often decides who will...

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class 3 electronics pcb manufacturers

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Class 3 Electronics PCB Manufacturers: Zero Room for Error

If you needed a pacemaker to keep your heart beating as it should, would you settle for the level of electronics quality you’d find in a cheap toy...

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component inventory management 1

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How Component Inventory Management Makes an OEM’s Life Easier

Maintaining an accurate inventory can result in an elevated manufacturing process, increasing efficiency in production, ensuring on-time delivery,...

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ems supplier

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6 Questions to Ask Your EMS Supplier

Choosing the right electronic manufacturing services (EMS) supplier can play a big part in the success of your company. Pick the right partner and...

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china spy chip oem electronics companies

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Is China Spy Chip a Supply Chain Snag for OEM Electronics Companies?

On Oct. 4, a story by Bloomberg that detailed allegations of China’s military infiltration into servers used by about 30 U.S. companies and top...

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governor's award for safety excellence

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Matric Wins Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence -- Again!

Matric Limited’s successful safety program has once again been honored with the Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence.

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ball grid array in PCB

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What Is a Ball Grid Array for PCB Packaging?

Ball grid arrays are a form of high-density, low-cost packaging in the PCB industry.

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china tariffs us electronics contract manufacturers

2 min read

Can US Electronics Contract Manufacturers Handle the China Tariffs?

It’s too early to tell with certainty how U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods implemented in 2018 will truly affect U.S. electronics contract...

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carbon nanomaterials conflict minerals 2

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Are Carbon Nanomaterials the Solution to Conflict Minerals?

Conflict minerals are both a vital component (no pun intended) of the electronics industry and at the same time one of its biggest headaches. Since...

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ISO 13485 certification

2 min read

ISO 13485 Certification: Everything You Need to Know

Electronic contract manufacturers (ECMs) regularly tout the certifications they possess -- just take a look at their websites. Hey, even we do it....

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printed circuit board layout soldering

3 min read

Beware These 6 Printed Circuit Board Layout Pitfalls

Printed circuit boards are vital components of many modern-day electrical gadgets. Printed circuit board layout is made up of numerous layers of...

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electronic component database

3 min read

Your ECM Should Be Using a Third-Party Electronic Component Database

Perhaps the most groan-inducing aspect of electronics manufacturing is component sourcing. Limited availability, dubious component quality, and...

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electronic component lead times

3 min read

Why Electronic Component Lead Times Are Rising -- & 3 Ways to Prepare

If your manufacturing projects involve electronics, you’re likely facing the challenge of extended electronic component lead times. Certain parts...

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burn-in testing

2 min read

How Burn-In Testing Can Save You A Lot of Money – And Trouble

Testing and inspection are vital parts of electronics contract manufacturing, for obvious reasons. Before that shipment of PCBs arrives on your...

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embedded systems iot

4 min read

Embedded Systems & IOT in Electronics Manufacturing – An Explainer

Perhaps without realizing it, you use embedded systems and IoT every single day of your life. “I use what?” you might’ve just asked.

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obsolete electronic parts

3 min read

What OEMs Can Do About Obsolete Electronic Parts

Losing a key component at the wrong time can be downright terrifying to OEM teams trying to get a product out. So what can an OEM do about obsolete...

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Auto Inspection Makes Your Electronic Contract Manufacturer Productive

Without a doubt, the development of enhanced inspection equipment has been critical to the PCB assembly industry. The speed and precision of...

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pcb layout design

3 min read

Buyer’s Guide to PCB Layout Design

There comes a day in nearly every engineer’s and buyer’s lives when they need a printed circuit board (PCB) for their company’s next electronic...

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