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Silicon Valley Concepts Start with a Prototype
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No place on earth inspires product designers more than Silicon Valley. The city is home to globally recognized companies like Apple, Microsoft, HP, and Adobe. Over recent years, the entire Bay Area became a hub for technological innovation. Although many product teams call Silicon Valley home, investors dished out more than $11 billion of venture capital across the Bay Area in 2021. For any aspiring product team, turning a concept into reality starts with a prototype. Instead of looking f…
What are the Advantages of Surface Mount Technology in PCBA?
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Surface mount technology (SMT) is an alternative to older through-hole (TH) printed circuit board (PCB) design and manufacturing. Even when there are reasons to use through-hole components on your PCB, surface mounted components almost always win. In fact, almost all equipment manufactured commercially uses surface mounted technology. Let’s learn more about how surface mount components compare to through-hole components and the reasons to use surface mount technology during PCB manufactur…
3 Future Trends in Printed Circuit Board Technologies
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As experts in the manufacture and assembly of printed circuit boards (PCBs), Sonic Manufacturing is committed to keeping up with the latest trends in this industry. While you might not think that printed circuit boards have many options in terms of evolution, you’d be surprised. As electronic devices become smaller, thinner and lighter, circuit boards must adapt as well. As we head into 2022, here are three future trends that we see dominating the PCB industry. 1. Flexible Printed Circ…
Why Choose Sonic for Electronic Assembly in San Jose?
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The electronic assembly and manufacturing sector in San Jose continues to boom, and the area is a leading innovation hub for new technologies. Product teams who want to succeed in this exciting environment need an electronic assembly partner they can trust. Read on to see what makes Sonic Manufacturing stand out from the crowd and learn why you should choose us as your electronic assembly service provider in San Jose. With the constant compression of development cycles and a rapidly evolv…
Stanford ME 219 Magic Field Trip
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We had an amazing time on a tour of our facility with the engineering students from Stanford University on November 5, 2021. Sonic has worked with Stanford for 10 plus years. We open our doors every year to give tours of our facility to the Mechanical Engineering Students in the Master’s Program. Last year was a virtual tour but this year we started in-person learning once again.  It is always fascinating to see Sonic through the eyes of these students and the curiosity they have …