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Matric | Electronic Contract Manufacturing Resources

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Electronic Component Shortages Update -- 2022 and Beyond

By Matric Group on Nov 16, 2021

As the year-end holidays inch closer and closer, relief from the global chip shortage seems to be inching further and further away. As demand continues to rise for consumer electronics, chip-heavy vehicles, and smart appliances, semiconductor manufacturers across the globe are continuing to feel the pressure.

Topics: Components Trends Dynamic Matric data & analysis
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Story of an American Electronics Manufacturer Pt. 3: The 1990s

By Matric Group on Nov 10, 2021

(Editor’s note: This is part 3 of a six-part series on the history of Matric Group, from a $20 investment in 1971 to a $60+ million business today.)

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Matric
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How to Achieve Zero Defects in Your Electronics Build: 8 Tips

By Matric Group on Nov 08, 2021

There are many areas in life where accepting mistakes as inevitable is a good thing -- electronics manufacturing is not one of them. The end goal should always be to complete a production run with zero defects. While it may not be possible every time, it’s certainly the mindset you want your contract manufacturer to have.

So, how can you handle business on your end to make sure no defects exist in your electronics build?

Topics: PCB Layout Electronic manufacturing services Aftermarket Services Components PCB assembly Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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PCB Layout Design for Manufacturability: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

By Matric Group on Nov 04, 2021

Optimizing PCB layout design for manufacturability is one of the most crucial aspects of your product’s development process. Key decisions made during the design stage often have a tremendous impact on the cost and success of your product’s manufacturing and production.

Topics: PCB Layout Costs Dynamic Matric
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Electronics Design Guide for Autonomous Vehicle PCBs

By Matric Group on Sep 10, 2021

A report in 2020 estimated that one in every 10 vehicles globally will be self-driving by 2030. Driverless cars come with several benefits, including improved business efficiencies and reduced road crashes, emissions, and congestion.

Topics: PCB Layout Testing & Inspection Matric transportation
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Electronics Manufacturing Plant Security Procedures Your ECM Must Use

By Matric Group on Sep 10, 2021

You probably take plenty of steps to protect intellectual property at your OEM. But what about the other guys handling your sensitive secrets?

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Dynamic Matric standards & certifications
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3 Ways to Prep for Your High-Reliability Class 3 Electronics Project

By Matric Group on Aug 25, 2021

You’re an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in need of an electronics contract manufacturer (ECM) to supply circuit boards for a product you haven’t built before. One of the first questions you need to ask is: “Should the boards meet Class 2 or Class 3 electronics standards?”

Topics: PCB Layout Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric standards & certifications
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Story of an American Electronics Manufacturer Pt. 2: The 1980s

By Matric Group on Aug 25, 2021

As we continue the countdown to Matric's 50th anniversary, let's recap so far the 1970s and how it all started.  In part one of this series, we discussed how a shared passion for Ham Radios led two electrical engineers turned vo-tech teachers, Lee Richey and Andy Maitland, to open a new business that designed, manufactured, and repaired electronic devices. 

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Components Matric
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HDI PCBs For Medical Device Electronics Design

By Matric Group on Aug 16, 2021

(Editors Note: This blog was originally published in November 2020 and was updated in August 2021 to reflect new information)

Topics: PCB Layout Electronic manufacturing services Dynamic Matric medical devices
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2021 Electronics Manufacturing Trade Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

By Matric Group on Aug 02, 2021

Even in our vastly internet-dominated world, nothing has quite replicated the impact of a face-to-face discussion with vendors and fellow engineers. Electronics manufacturing trade shows are valued for their inherent ability to establish a relationship and answer questions in ways you simply cannot achieve via email or over the phone

Electronic contract manufacturers use these shows to break ground with engineers and purchasers in a variety of fields. Matric Group will be attending several "in person" trade shows this year.  We have listed our booth numbers so be sure to stop by!


Let’s take a look at some of the best electronics manufacturing expos out there for you to start meeting great new partners and vendors in the next year:

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