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Mergers Among Semiconductor Companies and the Effect on the Electronics Supply Chain

Semiconductors are a critical part of the modern world, from medicine, transportation and aerospace, to energy and electronics manufacturing. It‘s probably something you don‘t often think about, but without semiconductors, everyday life would be very different from what it is today. Over the past 50 years, semiconductors have drastically changed the way we design and [] The post Mergers Among Semiconductor Companies and the Effect on

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Soldering: Which is best for your electronic device?

As you are developing your latest electronic device, you‘ll want to consider your soldering options when it comes to assembling your circuit board. Solder acts as the glue that holds your components in place, and creates the electrical connections among them. There are several different soldering processes to choose from, each with their own particular [] The post Soldering: Which is best for your electronic device? appeared first on ACDI.

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Controlling ESD A Centuries Old Problem

Electrostatic discharge, or ESD, has caused problems for humankind for hundreds of years. As far back as the 1400s there are records of outposts and forts in Europe and the Caribbean using static electricity control methods to prevent explosions in storerooms filled with gunpowder. If you fail to practice good ESD control in that kind [] The post Controlling ESD A Centuries Old Problem appeared first on ACDI.

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A Peek at the History of PCBs

One of the most common components in electronic devices today, printed circuit boards (PCBs) have come a long way since their introduction in the early 1900s. Rising consumer demand and expectations for increased speed, functionality and features has driven much of this change. Consumers today expect their electronic devices to respond instantly, creating unique challenges [] The post A Peek at the History of PCBs appeared first on ACDI.

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IOT and the Aerospace and Automotive Industries

Many consider The Internet of Things (IoT) to be the most important technological advancement of the century thus far. Our everyday objects and the latest inventions are able to connect to the internet, as well as to one another, creating a world where maximum efficiency and quick communication are not only possible, but the new [] The post IOT and the Aerospace and Automotive Industries appeared first on ACDI.

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How to Detect Counterfeit Parts in the Electronics Supply Chain

As anyone in the electronics industry knows, it‘s critical to mitigate the risk of purchasing and using counterfeit parts and components. There are many different ways to identify and avoid using counterfeit parts in the electronics manufacturing field, including both visual tests and x-ray inspections. It‘s best to use more than one test method for [] The post How to Detect Counterfeit Parts in the Electronics Supply Chain appeared f

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Raising Up the Next Generation of PCB Designers

Guest Blog Writer Steve Dittman, Manager of Design Services Over the last few years the printed circuit design industry has realized it has a growing and very serious problem, it is running out of printed circuit board designers. There are a myriad of reasons and excuses why this has happened. Some make sense and some [] The post Raising Up the Next Generation of PCB Designers appeared first on ACDI.

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The Electronic Wearables Market: Changing the Way We Live

There‘s not much in the way of consumer goods that can‘t be connected to WiFi these days. A walk through your local home goods store and you‘ll find everything from coffee makers and toasters to watches and hydration-monitoring water bottles with internet connectivity capabilities. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing how people use their [] The post The Electronic Wearables Market: Changing the Way We Live appeared first on

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Top 24 Terms to Know in Cable Manufacturing

The complexity of cable manufacturing is often overlooked. This everyday item easily found throughout our lives is seemingly simple, yet manufacturing the perfect cable for your electronic device is both complex and necessary. We‘ve compiled a list of the top 24 terms to know in cable manufacturing to prepare you for your next conversation regarding [] The post Top 24 Terms to Know in Cable Manufacturing appeared first on ACDI.

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Printed Circuit Board Cleaning: An Important Step in the Electronic Manufacturing Assembly Process

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the heart and brain of the electronic devices we use every day-from consumer electronics and the vehicles we drive, to medical devices and much more. They‘re composed of non-conductive material and are etched with conductive tracks and pads, with additional components connected through soldering. The components and connections among them [] The post Printed Circuit Board Cleaning: An Important Step in the E

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