MAGAZINE

I’ve said this many times, and it is true: The Taiwanese PCB industry is a great barometer for the electronics industry.

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After years of taking a backseat to mobile device fabs, multilayer manufacturers stand to reap the rewards.

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The West Coast-based fabricator is turning boards up to 30-layers as fast as they get them.

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As trade battles between the US and China have heated up, Ventec USA has had a front seat. Ventec USA president Jack Pattie talked with PCD&F editor-in-chief Mike Buetow in August about how the laminate manufacturer is coping with US tariffs, capacity constraints, and his advice for designers of short-supply materials.

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Mike Buetow

CAVEAT LECTOR

Spinning in circles.

Mike Buetow
Peter Bigelow

ROI

A lesson in lean training.
Peter Bigelow
Greg Papandrew

Board Buying

Shake that distributor!

Greg Papandrew

 

PCB GUIDED INSIGHTS

Prepping the data for assembly.
EMA Design Automation

 
Lance Wang

designer's notebook

Calculating trace length from time delay values.

Lance Wang
Bill Hargin

Material Matters

The impact of glass styles on precipitating or mitigating skew.

Bill Hargin
Alun Morgan

Material GAINs

Reliability implications of self-driving vehicles.

Alun Morgan
Bob Willis

DEFECT of the month

Avoiding 01005 termination lift.

Bob Willis