The Importance of PCB Finishes

The surface finish of your printed circuit board might not be the first design aspect that you address in a new layout but it should be among the top contenders. Where do you usually begin a PCB design?  Mechanical design aspects would lead one to select rigid, flex, or bend-flex.  Operating temperature would dictate if […]

Personal traits for tech commercialization

Are you tech-savvy or market-savvy?  A team player or rugged individual? How to augment your personal and team commercialization abilities. Technology commercialization is a very specialized function, one that is commonly undertaken by a team of people with diverse talents, or uncommonly by an individual who combines that multiplicity of talents.  Imagine though a combination […]

Chinese Economy Will Affect Your Sourcing!

The recent economic struggles in mainland China have had world-wide implications.  Stocks on Wall Street tumbled as Chinese industrial output retreated, and many ask “why?”.  As their growth slows and factories lose business would not their prices drop and would that cost decrease not be reflected in lower prices for western consumers?  What is happening […]