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Gatema PCB: Innovation and Automation in PCB Manufacturing

At Gatema PCB, we are constantly pushing the boundaries in the field of printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing. Our goal is to increase production speed, refine processes, and achieve higher productivity and product quality.

Microvias in printed circuit boards

In the current technological world, "microvia holes" in printed circuit boards (PCBs) represent a revolutionary approach to manufacturing. By integrating these holes, whether through mechanical or laser drilling, it has been possible to achieve high-density interconnections (HDI) and create designs that were previously deemed impossible with traditional drilling methods. However, despite their enormous potential, concerns about their long-term reliability persist, making them the subject of intensive research.

Certification according to the AS9100D standard for the production of printed circuit boards to the aerospace

Gatema PCB recently successfully completed quality certification process according to the AS 9100D standard, thereby meeting all requirements for the production and supply of printed circuit boards for the aerospace, defense, and space industries. This step represents a significant milestone in the company's development and strengthens its position in the market.

Challenges and Innovations in Designing PCBs for 5G Networks

The advent of 5G technology heralds a new era of connectivity, promising unparalleled data speeds, minimal latency, and improved connectivity. At the core of this technological shift are specialized printed circuit boards known as 5G PCBs. These boards undergo thorough design and manufacturing processes to meet unique requirements. 5G technologies demand high-frequency bands, increased data speeds, and the integration of multiple antennas, all of which must be seamlessly handled by 5G boards.

The history and evolution of PCB - printed circuit board designs

Printed circuit boards have transformed the landscape of modern electronics, evolving from simple radio circuits to complex multi-layer designs that underpin a myriad of technologies. Dating back nearly a century, the journey of PCBs reflects a history of innovation and adaptation to changing consumer demands and technological advancements.

Global PCB Manufacturing Industry: Estimated Growth in 2024

The global printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing industry, after a decline in 2023 due to supply and demand imbalances during the COVID-19 pandemic, is poised for a revival in 2024. The Taiwan Printed Circuit Association published an estimated growth of 6.3% in January 2024, supported by the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). Following last year's 15.6% decline, amounting to a loss of USD 73.9 billion, hopes are high for a stronger and more stable development in the industry.

Modern Cleaning Agents and PCB Testing

As the demands for reducing dimensions and increasing intelligence in electronic systems continue to rise, there is mounting pressure to shrink components while ensuring their reliability and extended lifespan. Modern printed circuit boards constitute intricate and multilayered elements of electronics, where cleanliness plays a crucial role in guaranteeing the reliability of the final electronic device. Undesirable failures of these components due to contamination are unwelcome, underscoring the importance of meticulous attention to PCB cleaning processes and relevant testing.

In challenging times, Gatema Holding is performing very well

In our interview with František Vlk, the owner of Gatema Holding, we explored the course of this year and inquired about the company's plans for the upcoming period. Mr. Vlk provided us with a unique perspective on current events and challenges faced by Gatema PCB, revealing key information about how the company plans to strengthen its position in the market. Take a look at what František Vlk shared with us about the happenings at Gatema PCB.

Cleaning PCBs Only with Reliability Testing for Electronic Devices

With increasing demands for size reduction and enhanced intelligence of electronic systems, there is growing pressure to miniaturize components and ensure their reliability and long lifespan. Modern printed circuit boards (PCBs) are multilayered and complex electronic components that require meticulous cleanliness to ensure the reliability of the end electronic product. Failures in these components caused by contamination are undesirable, making it crucial to pay attention to both PCB cleaning and testing.

Flexible Electronics and Material Innovations: Path to New Possibilities

In the field of electronic design, new technologies and materials constantly emerge, enabling innovations that push the boundaries of possibilities. One key focus of development is flexible electronics.