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January 21, 2021 

Maxed Out: Component Search Engine is a Total Game Changer

Clive "Max" Maxfield, Clive Maxfield High-Tech Consulting

In my time, I’ve designed everything from silicon chips and circuit boards and brainwave amplifiers to Steampunk Prognostication Engines (don't ask). Sad to relate, I don’t tend to design too much these days. Instead, I seem to spend an increasing amount of time waffling on about how the young designers of today have things so easy and how much harder everything used to be in the days of yore when I was coming up... More >

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Time to Market: Everything Changes—Are You Ready?

Imran Valiani, RUSH PCB Inc.

I’m always on the lookout for ways to cut time to market. Over the years this has become my personal passion. No matter what I am looking at I am always second guessing the way things are being done. How could they be done faster? How can a step be eliminated (without hurting the integrity of the end product)? How can lull time be cut shorter? I even study bake and curing times to see if they can be shortened.

I assume I do this because time to market and new product introduction have been part of my life for so many years now. The interesting thing is that just when I am sure, just when I am convinced that ever single minute has been taken out of the process, I find something else that can go faster... More >


Sharpen Your PCB Designer Skills in 2021
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Connect the Dots: Design Tips to Avoid Part Fit Problems

Bob Tise and Matt Stevenson, Sunstone Circuits

"Will my parts fit on the board?" That seems like it should be a rhetorical question that needs no answer but reality tells us, as you transition from the design stage to manufacturing, issues with parts fit are one of the most frequent causes of delays and cost overruns.

We see it every day. Designs are submitted that can’t or shouldn’t be manufactured because the parts will not fit properly. This creates issues with performance and durability—effectively reducing the overall quality of the board.

Following are six methods that will help you avoid common, parts-related manufacturability pitfalls... More >

This Month's Jobs
Sales Desk & Supply Chain Manager, Leamington Spa, UK

Want to advance your career by joining a globally successful and growing world class CCL manufacturing company and help drive that success? As sales desk & supply chain manager you will work towards maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of controlling stock levels and sales interactions with the customers and ensuring that the requirement of the business for fast turn delivery of quality products is met in the most cost effective and efficient way...

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Operations Manager - Elk Grove Village IL, USA

Want to advance your career by joining a globally successful and growing world class CCL manufacturing company and help drive that success? As operations manager at Ventec USA LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ventec International Group, you will coordinate and oversee our organization's operations in Elk Grove Village, IL, and Fullerton, CA...

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The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to... Flex and Rigid-Flex Fundamentals
This concise and highly useful book on flexible circuits from American Standard Circuits was written to provide circuit designers, both new and seasoned, with valuable and important information that will help to assure their first pass success in getting their products to market. Download your free copy now!

Current Design007 Magazine Table of Contents

Stackup Design

Designers routinely say that PCB stackup design is one of their more pressing challenges. With proper communication between the fabricator and OEM, coupled with today’s CAD tools’ stackup functions, stackup design shouldn’t be such a problem...
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