Tag Archives: R&D

PCB Fabricators’ Technical Capabilities Exceed OEMs’ Needs in Many Areas, According to IPC Study

By Dennis Fritz, Fritz Consulting Some interesting differences showed up in the board property data reported by the OEMs and PCB fabricators that participated in IPC’s PCB Technology Trends 2018 study. By and large, those differences indicate that PCB fabricators are well positioned to meet many of their OEM customers’ technical needs today, and their […]

Collaboration could be key for PCB, EMS growth

As it become more difficult and more costly to push technology to new limits, more companies are finding ways to team up to share the risks. Some of the nation’s largest transportation companies, along with military representatives, say that collaboration is the only way to gain knowledge in new areas without spending a fortune. R&D […]

A Dangerous Trend in R&D

Sometime ago, I read that a new technology officer of a leading computer manufacturing company has discontinued R&D projects that go beyond 2-3 years. The top 20 or so projects were retained for generating short term revenue. Leadership in other companies have adopted the similar strategy to productize R&D. To an extent I believe R&D […]