It’s summertime, but the industry is staying pretty busy. This week, we have news about our industry putting pressure on our elected officials to provide funding for U.S. companies under the CHIPS Act, and a counterfeit parts symposium presented by SMTA in Maryland next month. We also bring you articles about ultra HDI design and material selection, and our most recent On the Line with… podcast with Zac Elliott of Siemens.

DFM 101: Cost Driver Summary

June 8, 2023 | Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits

One of the biggest challenges facing PCB designers is not understanding the cost drivers in the PCB manufacturing process. We will wrap up this DFM series with a summary of cost drivers that impact delivery, quality and reliability. It is categorized by low-, medium-, and high-cost adders.



Tim’s Takeaways: Batter Up—Stepping Up to the Substrate

June 8, 2023 | Tim Haag, First Page Sage

Imagine being a rookie stepping up to the plate for the first time. Consider the incredible focus it takes to evaluate the situation and correctly anticipate the trajectory of a ball traveling toward you at around 90 mph. At the same...

The Pulse: Industry Organizations Keep Knowledge Alive

June 1, 2023 | Martyn Gaudion, Polar Instruments

When looking at the PCB industry, an outsider may have the illusion that the typically green-colored substrates populated with components use only a small amount of technology. The term printed, along with the notion that you can...

Quiet Power: 3D Effects in Power Distribution Networks

May 22, 2023 | Istvan Novak, Samtec

Signal integrity (SI) grew out of the electromagnetic compatibility discipline in the early 1990s and gradually became a hot topic in its own right. Although the term SI never appeared in the title, one of the first books on topic was...

Top Design Challenges Featuring:

  • Design Challenges—From the Designers’ Side
  • Design Challenges—From the Fabricators’ Side
  • Design Challenges—From the Assemblers’ Side
  • Keeping Your Design on the Road, by Kelly Dack
  • Balancing Trade-offs for Optimal PCB Design, by Barry Olney
  • Avoiding Five Common Pitfalls of Parts, by Matt Stevenson
Copyright © 2023 I-Connect007 | IPC Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved.