October 2011

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Getting Faster by the Day
Even those who remember Data Circuit Systems, the Silicon Valley printed circuit board fabricator that was built up and sold to Merix in 2004, might not realize a similar arc is taking place today. PCD&F takes readers inside a growing Santa Clara, CA, board shop that is setting the bar for quick turns.
by Mike Buetow

Productronica Recap
Evolving and Upbeat in Munich
The de facto prism through which the industry is observed suggests an industry in recovery – and in full faculty of its senses.
by Mike Buetow

Business Management
A Formula for Rebuilding America’s Manufacturing Base and Competitive Electronics Manufacturing Industry
With price pressure from foreign markets making American goods less than competitive, how could the US succeed?
by Pratish Patel


  • Caveat Lector
    Let’s have a chat.
    Mike Buetow


  • ROI
    Where Procurement is failing.
    Peter Bigelow

  • Focus on Business
    Mentoring networks.
    Susan Mucha



  • On the Forefront
    Will 2012 bring a reprieve?
    E. Jan Vardaman

  • Designer’s Notebook
    Respect the centroid file.
    Duane Benson

  • The Flexperts
    Design tweaks.
    Mark Finstad

  • Tech Tips
    Which selective soldering type is best?
    ACI Technologies Inc.

  • Solar Technologies
    Passing markers on the road.
    Tom Falcon
  • Technical Abstracts
    In case you missed it.

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