EPS News recently reported that there continues to be an increase in the demand for information regarding printed circuit boards. Part of the reason for this is that they are considered to be a “building block” for anything and everything that is electronic or technology-based.
The engineering aspect of printed circuit boards is fascinating because they are built with conductive strips that act as insulating bases that communicate information to the other components of a machine such as a computer. The connections that work inside a PCB assembly could be compared only to something as intricate and diverse as the human brain.
Made of fiberglass, the conduction occurs from copper which is known for its ability to send information through the system that they are used within with lightning speed and increased efficiency.
Other Factors that Have Influenced the PCB Industry
PCBs have also surpassed the initial test of time because everything that has yet to be developed, as well as older technologies that have already been developed, rely on digitized electronics and advanced high-tech systems. Three-dimensional printing complements the new technologies and allows for expansion of current systems.
Forecast for Growth for PCBs
The global tech industry has predicted that the printed circuit board market is forecast to grow at a rate of 6% or more by the year 2021. The adoption if IoT devices and the development of massive numbers of smart devices have also contributed to the growth spurt of PCBs.
Worldwide internet usage even in some third-world countries has also contributed to the surge in interest in PCBs. It’s amazing how countries like Africa and Bangladesh, though still primitive in many ways, have decided to jump on the bandwagon of change and they have embraced the basic engineering principles inherent in PCB technology.