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
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.
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.
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.
For many years, PCBs have been an integral part of electronic design and assembly. In fact, almost every electronic device created today contains a printed circuit board. PCBs provide mechanical support to various components including resistors, transistors, and integrated circuits. The board allows these different components to ‘communicate‘ with each other. Essential Business During these  The post Supply Chain of the PCB appeared
Over the next six weeks, we invite you to come along on a journey into the inner workings of the ACDi design team. Through dedication, experience, and consistent high-performance, ACDi is widely recognized as the premier provider of advanced circuit board layout, Design for Manufacturing, and New Product Introduction integration in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Part  The post Beyond the Design Rule Check appeared first on ACDI.
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.
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.
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.
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