How are SMCs Assembled?

At Rush PCB, most of the printed circuit boards (PCBs) we assemble have surface mount components (SMCs) on them. Our customers want their boards assembled with SMCs primarily because SMCs offer [...]

Qualifying a BOM

Although the electronic industry uses a Bill of Materials (BOM) to indicate a list of ingredients a product uses, the concept of a comprehensive BOM is still elusive to most people. To create a [...]

What is a Solder Joint?

Most of the solder the electronic industry uses today is of the lead-free variety, as use of lead has been recognized as a health hazard. Lead-free solder melts at a higher temperature, and has [...]

Why You Need an HDI PCB?

As long as electronic products were large, conventional printed circuit boards (PCBs), even complex PCBs, sufficed. However, with the advent of modern smartphones, wearables, and the Internet of [...]

PCB Trends 2016

The first concept for a printed circuit board (PCB) was developed in the 1930s. The concept became commercially viable by the 1950s, and since then, PCBs have moved into just about every phase of [...]