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What is FR grade material

PCB boards are the foundation of any electrical equipment. What material is used for their manufacture will affect not only the final product, but also the price, reliability and durability.

Invitation to Evertiq Expo Berlin

2 June 2022, 09:00 - 16:00, Technology Park Berlin Adlershof. For You who work within Design and Purchasing of Electronics.

The Biggest Expo for Southern Poland's Electronics Industry!

8 June 2022, 09:00 - 16:00, International Exhibition and Convention Centre EXPO Kraków. For You who work within Design and Purchasing of Electronics.

How to avoid production delays and have PCBs on time

The data supplied by the customer to prepare the production documentation for PCB production must meet certain criteria to ensure efficient and error-free processing.

The ninth design class is already a standard

Significantly improved configurator, two new drills, new MDI, rigid-flex and flexi plates as standard production. And new enquiries from Romania, Finland or Ukraine. That's Gatema PCB saying goodbye to a crazy last year. Once again a record year in terms of order volume. This year should be no different, despite the raw material crisis. The alignment of processes with the recently acquired German company Kubatronik, which opens the door to the world of extremely sophisticated boards for Gatema, should help.

Design systems: a simple choice or is there more to it?

The birth of any functional and reliable electrical device starts with an idea and its interpretation into an initial design. To implement such a design, whether schematic or layout, it is necessary to choose the appropriate design software

Looking back at Altium Roadshow 2022

Altium Roadshow 2022 fell at the beginning of February this year. The planned meeting with the opportunity to meet in person in Brno was eventually cancelled due to the adverse covid situation and moved purely to the online environment.

For European manufacturers, Chinese New Year is the key to success

It will be under the sign of the tiger and, according to the stars, it should be one of spontaneity, novelty and the granting of secret wishes. For people working in manufacturing, however, the arrival of the Chinese New Year, which in the calendar fluctuates between 21 January and 20 February, marks an absolutely crucial milestone in the season. It is often here that it is decided whether and how successful the following year will be. In fact, the Chinese New Year is also associated with the term 'Chunyun', when people travel en masse to see their families and fifteen days of celebrations break out across the country. For two weeks, most Chinese factories are unable to produce anything, and all orders go back to Europe, at least for a while.

Bootloader firmware update: Benefits and description of implementation in practice

Creating a well-tuned firmware is the goal of every developer. Unfortunately, however, flaws and bugs are often only discovered when the device is already on the market. The possibility of correcting them is then very complicated and often costly. The solution is a remote upgrade using a bootloader, which enables a fast and user-friendly upgrade. It also brings the possibility to continuously improve the device and get ahead of the competition.

What is the Czech economy suffering from? There just aren't the people

Is the time approaching when printed circuit board manufacturing will start to return to Europe? What role can automation play in this? Why is there a lack of 'brains' in the Czech market? And how to find them? How hard is it to saddle a three-headed corporate horse - Gatema - that simultaneously handles PCB manufacturing, information systems development and implementation, and an international telemedicine startup project? We also discussed this with Stanislav Sýkora, former CEO of Asseco Solutions and for the last four years CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Gatema. He is also an experienced coach and mentor.