November 1, 2008 -- Today, design for manufacture (DFM), design for assembly (DFA) and design for test (DFT) are hot topics. Proper planning and preparation of the circuit design before the products enter into the production cycle shortens the time to market, reduces re-spins, reduces costs and improves yield. The best way to accomplish these productions successes is by thinking correctly during the design planning and preparation process. In other words, during the design process you need to do it right, so that the fabrication, assembly and test processes that follow will be successful.
The winners in today’s world of technology are the companies that are able to bring their clients innovative and valuable products or services ahead of the competition. A company that achieves a fast time to market has a number of advantages: The product’s life cycle is extended, the development costs are reduced and there is the possibility of responding faster to customers’ demands. These advantages can result in more flexible product pricing.
Designing a printed circuit board requires proper planning. Adherence to the 10 key points outlined in this article will enable a shortening of the planning and production phase of the electronic circuit, thereby reaping better results for the organization.
By Arbel Nissan. (Arbel Nissan is COO of CircuTec.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.
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