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Tag: printed circuit board assembly

Why is Supply Chain Management Important for PCBA Contractors?

In most printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), every component is critical to its performance.  The process used to source, purchase and schedule approved components has an impact on the final build’s time to customer, as well as possibly its quality. Across the world, there is continued growth in the manufacturing base of PCBAs as much as 6% over the next two years. In this blog, we’ll discuss why supply chain management is now more important than ever for PCBA contractors. 3 Ways...

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PCB vs. PCBA – What’s the Difference?

PCBs and PCBAs are both necessary components of electronic devices. While their names are similar, they are two distinct items. What is the difference – and which do you need? What is a PCB? A PCB (printed circuit board) is typically made from fiberglass, composite epoxy, or another laminate material, onto which microprocessor chips, transistors, and other electronic components are connected. However, they do not contain any of the components that connect to the board. The conductive pathways...

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