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FEATURES

PCB DESIGN
PCB Fusing Currents

What if a trace normally carries a nominal current, but then, under catastrophic failure conditions, is subject to a severe overload? How big does a trace need to be?
by Douglas G. Brooks, Ph.D. and Johannes Adam, Ph.D.

SALARY SURVEY
PCB Design Industry Thrives While in Need of New Recruits

Nearly 500 respondents around the world – our largest response yet – report greater compensation levels (and more gray hairs). But what else we learned this year may surprise you.
by Chelsey Drysdale

COVER STORY
China in Charge

The winners in 2014 in terms of revenue gains were flexible circuit manufacturers that built for Apple, but the annual NTI-100 ranking of the largest board fabricators reveals a quiet but steadier trend: the emergence of the domestic Chinese players.
by Dr. Hayao Nakahara

PLATING
Acid Gold Plating Bath for PCB Connectors

The winners in 2014 in terms of revenue gains were flexible circuit manufacturers that built for Apple, but the annual NTI-100 ranking of the largest board fabricators reveals a quiet but steadier trend: the emergence of the domestic Chinese players.
by Dr. Hayao Nakahara

 

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