PCB Basics for Buyers: A Quick Guide to the PCB Industry

What to Do When Your PCB Supplier Is Acquired

Nov. 29, 2022: Your PCB supplier has been acquired. Will this acquisition benefit you as a board buyer? Or will it lead to higher prices and a reduced level of service? The reality is that your relationship with the supplier and your level of service will likely change. Here are some steps you can take to protect your PCB supply chain: Don’t wait to be visited by the new supplier [...]

PCBs Are Speeding Up

Nov. 22, 2022: More and more of today's PCB designs require faster processing of information. That means the bare printed circuit board must have what is known as controlled impedance—the elimination or minimizing of discontinuities in the signal that a trace will deliver. It is no longer a trace or track that connects a plated through-hole to a via or to another device on the PCB. Rather, transmission lines are designed to transport [...]

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Do PCB Buyers Need Training?

Nov. 17, 2022: PCB buyers and program managers are leaving money on the table because they don't know what they don't know... Click here to get a free copy of my book, PCB Basics for Buyers.

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PCB Buyers: Don’t Be Afraid to Quote For “Fun”

Nov. 16, 2022: As a PCB buyer, it’s your responsibility to keep your vendor base competitive in pricing. The problem is, as your relationship with your suppliers continues, it's easy to get complacent about pricing when a vendor’s quality and delivery are satisfactory. If you’re not regularly checking the pricing of your existing vendors against that of potential suppliers, you could be leaving money on the table. If quality and [...]

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