Since the beginning of the pandemic, most of us have experienced trying to order items that seem to never be in stock, or if we are lucky enough to successfully place an order, it is met with shipping estimates sometimes months out.
This is When The Chip Shortage Will End
Conformal Coating on PCBAs
Why Conformal Coat?
The function of circuit assemblies can deteriorate due to external factors such as moisture, salt spray, chemicals, and temperature extremes. Conformal coatings can be used in a wide range of environments to protect against damaging effects like corrosion, mold growth, and electrical failures caused by outside agents. This...
Testing PCBAs in a Prototype Environment
Electrical PCBA testing finds anything from process defects to design issues. Process defects are faults that are created during the circuit board assembly process. These can be wrong component values, backward components, missing components, solder shorts / opens, etc. It is a huge task to launch a new product. Bill of Materials need to be...
The Biggest Advantages of Domestic Manufacturing
One of the most common questions manufacturing partners will hear is "where should I make my product?" While it seems like a simple question, the answer is just a bit more multi-layered. Every product has such unique requirements and each company has its special challenges and priorities, making it nearly impossible to generalize a solution....
Chinese New Year Planning Guide: 2021
Sure, it's only the middle of September and you're probably more thinking more about your fantasy football team than a Chinese holiday that doesn't even take place until February 12th of NEXT year, but put down your Yahoo Sports app for just a minute and do your company a favor by downloading our Chinese New Year Guide: 2021.
Understanding Smart Sensors in IoT
Dictionary of Common Manufacturing Terms
You don't need to be part of the manufacturing industry long to learn it has it's own native language with no shortage of acronyms. BOM, CBOM, EBOM, MBOM -- it can get confusing very quickly, but we've got you covered with this dictionary of the most commonly heard terms to help you navigate your way through the product development process.
Is Latin America the New Asia of Manufacturing?
So, we're currently wandering around in the middle of the U.S.-China trade negotiations (or lack thereof). However, even before these products were subjected to new regulations, many companies were beginning to diversify their supply chain by transferring production to other Asian countries such as Vietnam. The Eastern Hemisphere has most recently...