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Outsource Your Supply Chain to Your Electronics Manufacturing Services Provider, or Not?

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Outsourcing Supply Chain Electronics Manufacturing

To make or to buy—that is the question. Outsourcing elements of a supply chain is becoming an important consideration for electronics and bio-production companies. Historically, it’s a good way to minimize operational risk when markets are rapidly changing and the product life cycle is shortening. The shortest life cycles are emerging where fast-changing technology is […]

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Change your Clocks, Check for Electronics Obsolescence

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Electronics Obsolescence

Any active electronics product should be checked periodically to make sure its components are still available. Perhaps this is annually, quarterly, or twice a year when you change your clocks. This review will help you keep a healthy electronics supply chain with a managed approach to electronics obsolescence. Your new printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) […]

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ACDi Adds Three Key Pieces of Equipment to Electronics Manufacturing Factory

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SMD X-Ray Counting Machine, 3D Solder Paste Inspection Machine and 3D Automated Optical Inspection Machine Added to Frederick, MD Headquarters ACDi, a leading electronics contract manufacturing firm, announced the addition of three new pieces of equipment to their Frederick, MD headquarters. The company has purchased, installed and is fully operating Optical Control’s SMD X-Ray Counting […]

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How Electronics Manufacturing Parts Shortages Will Affect Production

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The current electronics parts shortages are occurring primarily because of the recovering economy. The supply chain hasn’t quite caught up with the demand being created in the electronics manufacturing industry. Even one of the simplest parts we procure, monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), are highly constrained. These capacitors are typically treated as a commodity, like oil, […]

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The Wondrous World of Wearable Technology: Smaller Electronic Designs Means Bigger Opportunities

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Wearable Technology Electronics Manufacturing

Watches. Glasses. Socks. Even dog collars. The market for wearable technology has exploded. Whether people want to count their steps, keep tabs on their heart rate, track their sleeping patterns, or get answers based on what they are looking at, everyone is flocking to wearables. Wearable technology is becoming seamlessly integrated into our lives and […]

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Designing for Manufacturability

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Design PCB Boards for Manufacturability

Achieving a product that is easily and efficiently produced relies on a seamless integration between product design and process planning. There are hundreds of steps and components to consider as you determine your specifications, parts, materials, and more – all within a cost-effective manner. As you put together plans, creating a group of structured guidelines […]

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