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Small Batch PCB Assembly Services and Other Advancements Within the Electronic Component Industry

Written by Common Computer Problems on November 17th, 2017. Posted in Pcb board assembly, Pcb manufacturing, Pcb prototype service

Prototype assembly

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) were first introduced around 1945. Fifty years later, this technological innovation became a $7.1 billion industry. In 2000, the industry was worth $10 billion, and attained more than $60 billion worldwide as of 2012. By 2014, however, the combined revenue of PCBs and electronic component manufacturing in the United States was valued at approximately $44 billion. Needless to say, this industry continues to innovate and grow.

In order to create PCBs, designers now use a computer-aided design system, or CAD. This special software enables designers to lay out the board’s circuit pattern in this program rather than by hand. Prior to this software being introduced. designers would use clear Mylar sheets in order to make a transparent photomask of their designs-in0process. It’s