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DFM 101

DFM 101: Final Finishes—ENIG and ENIPIG

Introduction One of the biggest challenges facing PCB designers is not understanding the cost drivers in the PCB manufacturing process. This article is the latest in a series that will discuss these cost drivers (from the PCB manufacturer’s perspective) and the design decisions that will impact product reliability. Purposes of […]

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Standard of Excellence: Respect for the Most Preferred Partnership—Your Employees

There are many types of partnerships in business, but without a doubt the most important one is with our employees. Especially considering today’s labor shortages, it’s critical that we establish true and appealing partnerships with our employees, especially those who are just coming on board. I believe those in our […]

DFM 101

DFM 101: Solder Mask and Legend

Introduction One of the biggest challenges facing PCB designers is understanding the cost drivers in the PCB manufacturing process. This article is the latest in a series that will discuss these cost drivers from the PCB manufacturer’s perspective, and the design decisions that will impact product reliability. Solder Mask Availability […]