Security is key in the electronics industry. It is vital that users can rely on the finished products when considering factors such as fire and electrical safety, which means that both the PCB and the materials they contain must measure up to the highest standards. To ensure that the boards do conform, it has become common practice to UL certify the constituent materials or the PCB itself.
Prejudice says that the acquisition of printed circuit boards in Asia involves risks in terms of quality and delivery reliability. We tell the story of a company that has found that the outsource production of printed circuit boards, correctly managed, actually offers a way to improve quality and the reliability of their deliveries. At the same time, it has enabled them to be more flexible towards customers and reduced their costs.
How do you go about purchasing reliable and durable PCBs at the lowest possible cost? A key success factor is to provide the prospective suppliers with accurate and clear specifications, and to keep a close eye on the quality of the boards once they are in production. This in turn requires the parties involved to establish and maintain a close and efficient dialogue to ensure that the process builds on correct and relevant information.
Our newsletters are published four times a year and they are an effective way to spread and share the collective knowledge that we have within the NCAB Group. Today, these newsletter are published in 10 languages and reach approximately 40 markets and 3000 customers worldwide. We are constantly striving to keep both a technical and commercial focus with current topics.
This is an issue where we have collected some of the most interesting articles over the years.