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Economics of development and production of electronic devices Volume 3

The three-part series on the economics of electronic device development and manufacturing is coming to an end.

How we at Gatema PCB reduced the lead time of PCB production

Implementing digital production means, among other things, thinking about the future. Automation is nothing new, but recently some technologies have matured - such as AI (Artificial Intelligence) or RPA (Robotic Process Automation) - that have the potential to change the way companies work. AI algorithms can save companies time, make operations easier and automate production processes.

What is behind the abbreviations OEM, EMS, PCB and PCBA

Are you in innovation or start-ups? Do you have your own vision of selling a brand new product that includes electronic components? Perhaps terms like OEM, EMS, PCB and PCBA are confusing to you at the moment. Alternatively, you don't know who to contact to place your order. Today's article will help you navigate the terminology. Electrical engineering has technical terms just like other industries, and it's a good idea to understand the specifics to avoid misunderstandings between customers and suppliers. At the same time, we'll tell you who to approach to ensure that your expectations are met.

Economics of development and production of electronic devices - Volume 2

In the last part we discussed the activities that need to be carried out before the actual development of an electronic device begins. We defined the functional characteristics of the device and developed the mechanical, electrical and software concepts. We also analyzed the development effort, manufacturing costs, and project risks. We will now focus in detail on the development itself. But beware – much of the information you will learn today must be known and evaluated in the analysis phase.

Electronica 2022

November 15–18, 2022 | Trade Fair Center Messe München

Interesting facts from the world of printed circuit boards

The global printed circuit board market size was valued at USD 78 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 128 billion by 2030.

What is HDI PCB?

Beyond the technological marvels of the 21st century, HDI DPS is certainly one of the biggest contributing factors to our increasingly digital world. The HDI printed circuit board is used in everything from smart devices to spacecraft.

What are FLEX PCBs?

What is a FLEX PCB and how does it improve product design today? A flexible printed circuit board, also called a flexible printed circuit board (FPC), has different properties than a rigid printed circuit board due to the different type of base material, which expands the number of applications where it can be used.

Economics of development and production of electronic devices - Volume 1

Are you considering launching your own electronic product and want to be sure not only of the return on investment, but also that it will have a solid and lasting position in the market? Do you want to create a successful product that will become a long-term standard in its category and that will generate a profit? We have prepared a three-part article for you in which we will look at the economics of developing and manufacturing electronic devices in detail.

PCB industry trends that will matter in the coming years

Supply chain constraints and parts shortages have affected high-volume production in particular. Forcing customers to look for new more efficient solutions. Is it even possible to predict the evolution of the industry given all the events that have happened and will happen? Yes it is, the industry is moving with the development of more complex boards.