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The Electronics Industry’s Guide to… The Evolving PCB NPI Process is the first book in I-Connect007’s new The Electronics Industry’s Guide to… technical series. This valuable resource is for all segments of the electronics interconnect industry. What follows is an excerpt from Chapter 1: 'How the NPI Process Has Changed and Where We're Going'.

Knocking Down the Bone Pile: Opening a Trace on the Surface of a PCB

September 28, 2022 | Bob Wettermann, BEST, Inc.

Because of PCB layout problems or required circuit modifications, at times a trace on the surface of a PCB needs to be severed. In this procedure a small section of the trace is removed, thereby forming a “break” in the circuit. In general practice, the length of this trace cut is as least as wide as the minimum conductor spacing. In most cases, a very sharp-edged knife or high-speed mill will make the cut. After cutting the areas is tested and then sealed with epoxy.





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Punching Out: Mid-Year PCB and EMS North American M&A Update

September 20, 2022 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

Mergers and acquisitions in North America in the PCB and EMS sectors during the first eight months of 2022 were down compared to the same period in 2021. In the PCB sector, we counted four deals in 2022 compared to seven during the...

Standard of Excellence: We’re Working Together—and It Shows

September 13, 2022 | Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits

Now more than ever we need to work with one another. The times have evolved to where no one can do it alone. All the challenges that were brought on by the pandemic have only accelerated the need for finding new and innovative ways to...

X-Rayted Files: My Favorite BGA Assembly Ever, Part 3

September 7, 2022 | Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron

While the novelty may have worn off, let’s take one last look at my favorite BGA image. In part 2, we discussed issues of coplanarity, shorts and head in pillow. Now we will review the other common BGA assembly issues,...

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