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Keep Your Contract Electronics Manufacturing Safe By Staying Local

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 06:25 PM

We spotted a new story this week that once again highlights how risky it is, outsourcing contract electronics manufacturing to China.  It's just another example of why modern businesses need to be looking to manufacturing centers with strong IP protections.

Stories of failed Kickstarter projects are a dime-a-dozen, but the saga of The Dot is slightly different. The pitch was simple:  Affordable < $100 Bluetooth earbuds stored in a self-charging tube roughly the size of lipstick.  The Kickstarter reached its funding goal within a matter of hours, and was on track to have plenty of excess funding.  Then the entire project was shut down, and all pledges refunded, because Kickstarter decided that The Dot was a re-sold Chinese product.

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Topics: contract manufacturing, electronic manufacturing

Why Look Overseas For Your PCB Prototype Assembly?

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

 For at least a decade, it's been "common wisdom" in electronics retail that you should look overseas for PCB prototype assembly and later manufacturing.  However, there's less and less reason to do so, and plenty of great reasons to keep your PCB prototype assembly right here in the USA!

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Topics: electronic manufacturing, pcb prototype assembly

Current Trends In The Electronic Manufacturing Services Industry

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 @ 07:30 AM

Technology is always changing, so what does that mean for technology manufacturers and sellers?

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Topics: electronic manufacturing, electronic manufacturing services industry, assembly electronic

Hidden Costs To Beware When Hiring PCB Prototype Assembly

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

It's little wonder than when a company is looking to get into electronics manufacturing, they usually look to hire a manufacturing facility rather than trying to build their own plant. The up-front costs of maintaining a production center are simply too high for most operations to consider, especially if it needs to be versatile enough to handle PCB prototype creation.

This is one area, however, where a business needs to proceed with caution. Once you choose a partner for your PCB assembly, you're putting a lot of trust -and responsibility- in their hands. It's easy for a business to choose manufacturing facilities based solely on low up-front prices, and all too often, costs they hadn't considered began creeping into the mix.

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Topics: electronic manufacturing, pcb prototype assembly

Electronics Manufacturing: From the Imagination to Store Shelves - It's All Interconnected

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

When you look at a PC board, what do you see? To the untrained eye, the makeup of these boards may seem chaotic and confusing. An electronics professional, on the other hand, would see a symphony of microchips, all in harmony with interconnected circuits. The completed board brings life to the technological gadgets, tools, and devices that all of us depend on each day, and its the perfect interconnection of the various components and circuitry formed by copper wire tracing that makes this possible.

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Topics: electronic manufacturing, Contract Electronic Manufacturers, Electronic Interconnect Cables

How To Find A Reliable Electronic Manufacturing Company

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Is your business in need of a reliable electronic manufacturing company? Although you have plenty of third party companies that would be interested in getting your business, there are some that are more qualified than others. So how can you tell the difference? It's actually easier than you may think. By following these 10 simple steps, you can find an excellent contract manufacturer with total confidence. 

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Topics: electronic manufacturing company, electronic manufacturing, electronic manufacturing services industry

Perfecting Electronic Design And Manufacture

Posted by Laura Austin on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

In the creation of systems that accomplish achieve great levels of performance without compromising their power consumption and size; there is the need to use well-designed electronic components. This pushes electronic component designers to come up with ways of designing and manufacturing new and more efficient components.

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Topics: electronic design and manufacture, electronic manufacturing, electronic design

Rating Highest In Electronics Manufacturing Services Industry

Posted by Laura Austin on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Finding the best and brightest when it comes to all of your electronic manufacturing needs doesn't have to feel like a hopeless endeavor, especially when there are companies out there striving to be only the greatest for both you and themselves. 

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Topics: electronic manufacturing company, manufacturing services, electronic manufacturing, electronic manufacturing services industry, contract electronic manufacturing services