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Printed Circuit Boards: The Devil is in the Layout

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Steps for a successful NPI

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are a critical element for the success of your product. For electronic devices, the PCB is essential—by connecting different components to each other using circuits and copper traces the PCB brings the device to life. These factors are influenced by the physical board constraints, such as size, materials, layers, and planes, […]

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PowerAmerica Executive Director and National Defense University Study Group Visit ACDi Nashville, NC

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National Defense University Students Visit ACDi Nashville, NC

On March 15, 2018, ACDi Nashville, NC hosted Nickolas Justice, Executive Director of PowerAmerica, and 16 students plus 2 faculty from the National Defense University (NDU) Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy out of Washington, DC. This electronics industry study group comprised representative leaders across many disciplines of each branch of the military services for the following […]

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Why Contract Electronics Manufacturers Charge for Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE)

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Engineering Services

If you are involved in the procurement of printed circuit boards or electronic assemblies you likely see a line item on your quote for non-recurring engineering or NREs on a contract manufacturer’s first-time build of you product. It’s a common question in our industry— “what are NREs and why do I have to pay for […]

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Put Your Electronics Manufacturing Services Partner to the Test

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Product Engineering Report

When partnering with an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, you should feel confident that they have as much at stake with your product as you do. One way to determine this is to consider which testing methods the EMS provider employs. Keep in mind, testing is completely different than inspections. Inspections are a routine requirement […]

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What to Look for in an Electronics Manufacturing Services Partner

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With all the time you’ll be spending with your electronics manufacturing services partner while completing your project, it pays to be selective and know what to look for. We have put together a list of do’s and don’ts to consider when you are considering your Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) partner options.     Do pick […]

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