Product Development

The Future of the PCB Industry

The printed circuit board (PCB) industry supports many different types of products. The components go into nearly any modern electronic product imaginable. Most PCB manufacturers reside in Asian countries, such as China. Recent global health concerns have impacted the production of electrical components and delayed shipments. 

In the United States, less than 500 firms make PCBs and employ only 21,000 people. By contrast, China sees annual growth of about 8.5% in the PCB industry and employs around 700,000 citizens. Asia typically makes the items faster and cheaper than other parts of the world.

Why Product Design Shouldn't Disregard Reliability Testing

Product designers create objects meant for use by the public or businesses, such as phones, cars and cookware. Reliability testing is also useful for testing software to make sure it isn't prone to crashes. Of course, there are thousands of different gadgets in the category of product design. Although the way a product looks is meaningful, even more critical is how functional that item is. If you create a product and it doesn't fulfill its promises, you'll have a lot of unhappy customers.