“Boilerplate”

Boilerplate is a good thing to have on the side of a steam locomotive but questionable in the engineering notes for a printed circuit board. There are many options available to which most of us never give a second thought.  The Gerber files contain the traces and outline but rarely the tolerances.  Some common specifications […]

Is Isola running scared?

Although Isola had published the announcement quoted below, alluding to the termination of manufacturing FR406, they now seem to be backpedaling a bit and state that it is still available.  Perhaps someone let the cat out of the bag a bit early??? Reports from PCB manufacturers continue to pour in stating in simple terms that […]

USTEK teams up with THOMASNET.com

Making a hard sell easier You cannot sell water in the desert unless the local prospectors know that you have it and where to find you. That was the situation at USTEK Inc. where our business of supplying made-to-print electronic and metal components was growing at an unsatisfactorily slow rate.  We needed a way to […]