1. The invention of EMS was accredited to...
Paul Eisler, an Austrian inventor, who developed the first PCB when working on a radio set in 1936.
2. Printed circuits technology has been evolving since 1936 …
PCBs have become much smaller, faster and more efficient to build.
3. Using Surface Mount Technology it is possible to….
- design PCBs up to 1/10 of the size of through-hole circuits
- place 136,000 components an hour
- place a component so tiny on a board, you would need a microscope to see it
4. PCBs are almost always green because….
- they are made from a glass-epoxy, which is naturally green and gives them the iconic green color.
- the US military found that green was the most effective color for PCB, especially in adverse situations, deciding that green would be the norm.
5. PCBs utilize traces, not wires, to transport electrons as…
6. Flexible PCB technology is continuously growing...
7. Biodegradable circuits are becoming a reality...
A group of U.S. researchers set out to create a fully functional PCB that is biodegradable and disintegrates when exposed to water.
They developed flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics.
New graphene printing technology can produce electronic circuits that are low-cost, flexible, highly conductive and water repellent.
8. Lighting is critical when it comes to PCB inspection
The PCB inspection or rework requires 1000 lumens of lighting during production
9. The EMS industry workforce is changing as…
10. The revenue forecast for the EMS industry is….