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Elementary, Mr. Watson: Pushing Design Boundaries

05/29/2024 | John Watson -- Column: Elementary, Mr. Watson
Overconstraint: What a concept. Our first thoughts would be: What are we hurting by overconstraining a design? Isn't it better to be safe than sorry? What is meant by overconstraint? It means to apply excessive constraints. In engineering and mathematics, it's used when there are too many simultaneous equations to result in an exact solution. For example, fitting a line to many points is overconstrained because a line cannot be drawn simultaneously through all of the points. In PCB design, overconstraints always occur, including dimensional, electrical, manufacturing, and timing constraints. The list goes on.

North American PCB Industry Sales Up 9.4% in April 2024

05/28/2024 | IPC
IPC announced the April 2024 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.06.

KYZEN Puts Focus on Understencil and PCB Cleaners at SMTA Querétaro

05/27/2024 | KYZEN'
KYZEN, the global leader in innovative environmentally responsible cleaning chemistries, will exhibit at the SMTA Querétaro Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, June 6, at Querétaro Centro de Congresos y Teatro Metropolitano.

American Made Advocacy: Batting .333: Great in Baseball, Not in Microelectronics

05/28/2024 | Travis Kelly -- Column: American Made Advocacy
Some in Washington, D.C. have the misperception that the CHIPS Act is all we need to address serious supply chain challenges. Using a baseball analogy, investing only in semiconductors would be batting .333, a pretty good average. But this isn’t baseball. We need to bat 1.000 through legislation and policies to invest 100% of the technology stack, including printed circuit boards (PCBs) and IC substrates.

The Big Picture: Quality Front-end Engineering as a Core Differentiator

05/28/2024 | Mehul Davé -- Column: The Big Picture
In the PCB industry, high-quality front-end engineering differentiates the top-notch companies from those struggling to keep their customers satisfied. But what determines good quality? Beginning with careful attention to design specifications, front-end engineers meticulously plan layouts while adhering to industry standards such as IPC guidelines. They employ advanced design software to optimize PCB layouts, focusing on signal integrity, thermal management, and manufacturability.
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