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china tariffs us electronics contract manufacturers

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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EMS company

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EMS Company Embarks on a New, Exciting Chapter

(The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development's PA Proud blog recently spoke with Matric Group President and CEO Rick Turner to...

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burn-in testing

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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

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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

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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

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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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