The transition to the new generation of mobile communications, 5G, has already begun in Asia and the United States. In this issue of our newsletter InFocus, we take a closer look at 5G in general and what the effect it will have on the PCB industry in particular.
Five years have passed since NCAB Group started to apply a sustainability strategy which introduced principles to ensure the company conducted its business in a sustainable fashion. This newsletter looks at the significance of that move for NCAB, its employees and customers.
The reliability of the PCBs at the heart of an electronics product are key to ensuring that the product performs as it is designed to. If a PCB fails, the likelihood is that the product will cease to function. This newsletter focuses on ways of attaining the desired reliability.
NCAB has a presence in many major markets across Europe. So, in this issue of our newsletter, we will be focusing on the electronics industry in Europe. We will be tracing developments to date and looking ahead to developments going forward. We asked Jon Barrett, chief editor of the electronic magazine Electronic Sourcing, to share […]
It has been more than six years now since NCAB Group first set up operations in the United States. Much has happened during this time, and this issue of the newsletter takes a closer look at the U.S. market, which has been undergoing a period of great uncertainty. To help us with that, we turned […]
The physical appearance of a PCB is largely determined by the components that it is designed to accommodate. Components are shrinking in size and the consumer electronics industry has for some time been driving what has become a general trend towards miniaturisation, with an increasing number of features having to be accommodated on a […]
Technology and electronics are often associated with overconsumption, ever increasing electronic waste and a detrimental impact on the environment. But today we are seeing that advancements in technology are also contributing towards building a more sustainable, resource efficient society for the future. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH UK VERSION) » DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH US VERSION) » NEWSLETTER […]
NCAB Group has a strong presence in China. This to ensure their production is geared towards producing the best possible quality PCBs. The task is extensive and many faceted, includes being present in the factories, having dedicated NCAB focused teams among factory staff and carrying out regular audits and other follow-ups. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH UK […]
The trend in electronics development is heading towards physically smaller and technically more advanced products. The growing need for more electronics to be fitted into smaller spaces has led to a demand for more advanced PCBs, which in turn requires even higher precision in the design of the PCB. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH UK VERSION) » […]
The NCAB Group has embraced a sustainability strategy since 2014, this means that they have seen the company commit to a responsible approach in every aspect of its operations - socially, environmentally and ethically.
In this issue, we look more closely at the PCB manufacturing industry and its development in different countries and regions in Asia. Historically, China has been dominant and is still so now, but the industry is also seeing growth elsewhere. We reflect on the way it is developing and present NCAB Group’s view of where […]
Investing in one’s employees is not just about being an attractive employer. For a knowledge-based company like NCAB, commitment and competence are key prerequisites for success and must always be kept at their peak. If you fall short on those fronts, you will be unable to create value for customers. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH UK VERSION) […]
What lies round the corner? It is of course impossible for anyone to know with absolute certainty, however it’s important for businesses to examine their environment in detail in search of likely future developments. To gain inspiration and tips on what can be worth including in such an analysis, we turned to the NCAB Group’s […]
Anyone can buy PCBs in China, but how do you attain the right quality at the lowest total cost? NCAB Group has long taken full responsibility for the quality and delivery reliability, while customers benefit from the company’s strong and extensive purchasing power. But how does NCAB use its local presence in China to realise […]
To adopt a serious and responsible approach towards the environment, employees and the community, both local and beyond, has become a major factor that drives profitability. Scandals can, in contrast quickly attract global attention and threaten the survival of businesses. With the conviction that it is not only morally right, but also good for business, […]
Economic growth in China has slowed down and we have seen dramatic stock market losses and shifts in exchange rate policy. Since a large part of NCAB’s manufacturing is in China, we are, in this edition, focusing our attention on what is happening with the Chinese economy. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH) » NEWSLETTER IN OTHER LANGUAGES […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By taking a firm and comprehensive grip on its sustainability work, the NCAB Group is declaring its intention to assume responsibility for the social and environmental consequences of its operations. It also encompasses a desire to hand over a healthy world to future generations, but NCAB’s management also maintains that it is good for business. […]
Modern electronic products are expected to offer more and more advanced functions, while the products themselves are becoming smaller and smaller. This puts greater demands on the PCB design and also the aspects relating to the PCB manufacturing process. There are two key factors for the successful production of high quality advanced PCBs; firstly, making […]
The NCAB Group continuously maps events on the PCB market. Its findings are compiled and presented in the quarterly NCAB Group Market Watch report, used both internally, within the organisation and also made available to NCAB’s customers. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH) » NEWSLETTER IN OTHER LANGUAGES Chinese Dansk Deutsch Español Français Polski Русский Suomeksi Svenska
Every year, NCAB group invites a number of its customers to participate in a Production Insight Trip to the city of Shenzhen in China. As the name suggests, these trips are designed to give participants a broad and practical understanding of the PCB manufacturing process and of NCAB’s operations in China. The programme comprises visits […]
Developments within the components industry are of course of crucial importance for the PCB industry, but they also have implications for the future of the Electronics industry as a whole. In order to get a picture of how developments in the components industry is progressing, we turned to Anders Pettersson, Technical Marketing Manager at ST […]