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4G v 5G wireless printed circuit board (PCB) challenges and opportunities

Read how 5G network architecture brings challenges and opportunities for PCB vendors, contract electronics EMS providers, and telecoms.
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Setting up electronics manufacturing SMT PCB assembly lines

From solder paste screen printer to surface mount (SMT), second (2nd) ops, functional test and more, this outline covers most situations.
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OEM hardware pilot build new product launch specs for EMS manufacturing

Hardware new product pilot yield goals and objectives electronics startups and large OEMs can expect with their EMS manufacturing and design partners in the supply chain.
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How to OEM request PCB assembly quotes (RFQ) for EMS manufacturing

Your current EMS provider just missed a shipment to one of your important customers because of ongoing, internal EMS systems test yield issues. You realize you now have to prepare RFQs for alternative providers because your company reputation is on the line.
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12 Keys to understanding EMS quotes for printed circuit board box build assembly

Electronics OEMs can expect to see the following pricing breakouts when outsourcing printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) to an electronics contract manufacturing provider. For more detailed information on how internal provider pricing for these line items is determined visit the additional links at the bottom of this article.
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Nine (9) Key differences sourcing EMS v. ODM suppliers


Cost reductions are typically different in EMS models compared to ODM. As with most companies, the more you know the more power you have to influence.
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6 PCB Design mistakes to avoid designing printed circuit boards

Segments included in this process for critical design reviews, following completion of the schematic, can include review of initial components placement on the correct PCB form-factor board envelope. Then, after the routing is complete…
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Full report: EMS / ODM worry about profitability as fall 2011 survey reveals pessimism in electronics supply chain

471 survey respondents from EMS/ODM, Component Manufacturers, Distributors, Electronic Equipment Manufacturers, OEMs and Semiconductor Manufacturers answer questions on the economic situation; employment, inventory levels, business volume, and prices providing insight into the levels of …
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Military EMS and printed circuit board security risks using global innovation networks

Imagine a GPGPU semiconductor is developed in the U.S. or Japan, and the attendant software and supporting components are developed in India. Then, a medical imaging platform is conceived in Germany and a complete system is built, tested, configured and …
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VIDEO – Defining disaster in Japan: Impact on Japanese and global electronics industry supply chains

Japan represents 10% to 15% of global electronics demand but 16% to 30% of electronics component supply. OEMs with meaningful cash positions are trying to pull in orders, buying up available component supplies. Taiwan printed circuit board companies like Kinsus and Unimicron could see bigger negative impacts.
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