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Avnet Q3 2019 Market Conditions Report

Posted by Stephanie Weaver on Tue, Sep 17, 2019 @ 10:44 AM

Avnet recently released the Q3 2019 Market Conditions Report for the electronics industry.

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Topics: SMT Assembly, Maryland PCB assembly, electronics manufacturer, electronics supply chain

Program Management - the Key to Success

Posted by Stephanie Weaver on Fri, Aug 09, 2019 @ 10:56 AM

Exceptional program management is the key to a successful relationship between customer and Contract Manufacturer.  

Zentech is qualified to ensure sustained high-quality program performance due to our experience and knowledge of planning, change management, quality management, staffing, and reporting requirements. We have an exceptional track record of applying recognized best practices that exceed our clients’ expectations.

Zentech's approach to program management is guided by our established project management process, as well as the PMI and PMBOK disciplines. The knowledge, skills, and abilities of our management team enable us to successfully oversee and track the technical performance of each program activity, including cost and schedule, in order to avoid delays and quickly resolve issues.

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Topics: SMT Assembly, Maryland PCB assembly, electronics manufacturer, electronics supply chain

IPC Invites Zentech to White House Event

Posted by Stephanie Weaver on Fri, Aug 02, 2019 @ 02:45 PM

The Trump administration is praising IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® and several of its member companies for their efforts to expand the skilled workforce.  

On July 25, an IPC group took part in a White House event marking the first anniversary of President Trump’s Executive Order to develop a national strategy to expand the skilled workforce. The event took stock of the progress made under that executive order and the related Pledge to America’s Workers, which called on private sector companies to step up their workforce upskilling efforts.

IPC responded to the President’s challenge by reviewing its education programs and seeking ways to grow and innovate. As a result, IPC last October joined in the pledge and made a commitment to create 1 million new skilled workforce opportunities over five years. Since then, IPC has made unprecedented, multi-million-dollar investments in its already-extensive educational programs, including trainings and valuable certifications for adult workers; new university chapters and electronics courses; new curricula and outreach aimed at students in middle and high school; and establishing the IPC Education Foundation, which prepares students for rewarding careers by supplying learning opportunities focused on electronics manufacturing and improving the perception of manufacturing as a stable and well-paid sector.

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Topics: SMT Assembly, Maryland PCB assembly, electronics manufacturer, electronics supply chain

Vote for John Vaughan (Zentech) for SMTA Board

Posted by Stephanie Weaver on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 @ 01:25 PM

Zentech is proud to announce that our very own John Vaughan is a nominee for the SMTA Board of Directors!

Four SMTA director positions will be filled for the term 2019 – 2022. We would like to encourage you to review the candidates now!

SMTA Members Vote Here!

Voting ends soon and your participation will help shape the future of the SMTA and the electronics industry.

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Topics: SMT Assembly, Maryland PCB assembly, electronics manufacturer, electronics supply chain

Rework Options In SMT Manufacturing

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Circuit boards manufactured with Surface Mounting Technologies have revolutionized electronics manufacturing, thanks to their ease of construction and the much higher component density they make possible.  SMT construction allows for devices which are smaller, more feature-packed, and (very often) cheaper to produce.

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Topics: SMT Assembly, smt manufacturing

What Is The Difference Between SMT and Through Hole Technology?

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Surface mounted technology (SMT) has grown in popularity over the past few years and has widely replaced through-hole technology. But why is SMT so preferable to through-hole mounting, and can through-hole still be relevant in certain applications? By taking a few moment's to learn about both methods, you'll gain a thorough understanding of the unique characteristics of the two, the key differences between them, and what it is that makes SMT the preferred option.

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Topics: SMT Assembly, smt manufacturing, through hole mounting

SMT Production: Know The Basics Before You Start

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Jun 04, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

There are different approaches to mounting components onto a printed circuit board with each method having its own strengths and weaknesses. This brings up the need of understanding what a given circuit is expected to do hence going for an approach that will bring the best in terms or performance and durability out your circuit.

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Topics: surface mount technology, SMT Assembly, smt manufacturing

The Difference Between Through Hole And Surface Mounted Technology

Posted by Laura Austin on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

As the structure of semi conductors became more complex over time, the packaging technology required significant changes in order to offer added utilities and functionalities. To complement the complexity some new forms of packaging for semiconductor integrated circuits were developed, that were classified based on their mounting style.

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Topics: surface mount technology, SMT Assembly, smt manufacturing, through hole mounting

Optimizing QFN Footprints For Contract Electronics Assembly Provider

Posted by Laura Austin on Sat, Oct 27, 2012 @ 07:00 AM


The hallmark of any good supply chain services provider is its ability to accommodate a repertoire of specialized engineering expertise such as manufacturing and contract electronics assembly packages. Selecting the wrong EMS (electronic manufacturing service) provider not only escalates production costs, it can also jeopardize your reputation and position in the market.

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Topics: contract electronics manufacturing, SMT Assembly, Zentech technologies, Contract Electronics Assembly

Zentech Continues Assembly Manufacturing Expansion

Posted by Laura Austin on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

Suddenly, “made in the USA” has real meaning again. In fact, you need look no further than Baltimore-based Zentech Manufacturing to understand just how much of an advantage this can be.  Zentech specializes in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing assembly for a variety of clients in sectors as varied as medical diagnostics, telecommunications and defense, but the expertise of this burgeoning services company goes much deeper.  Zentech has built its success on collaboration and efficiency in every phase of the design and assembly manufacturing process, and that offers the potential to drastically improve your products and the way they get to market.  Zentech can shepherd your project all the way from concept stage to shipping, literally building innovation and cost savings into every step.  It’s the kind of integrated, can-do approach that once defined American manufacturing, and companies all over are taking notice.

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Topics: electronic manufacturing company, product assembly, contract manufacturing, manufacturing assembly, contract electronics manufacturing, SMT Assembly, Zentech technologies, Contract Electronics Assembly, assembly electronic, manufacturing, off shoring, Reshoring