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Printed circuit boards – a key component in the modern world

PCBs help electronics and mechanics talk to each other

Growing automation has made electronic components a crucial component in every machine and device. Whether it is a medical device, a car, a phone or even clothes dryer! Everything today is a hybrid of mechanics and electronics and printed circuit boards are the building blocks.

Printed circuit boards are non-conductive panels with bonded metallic patterns that interconnect electronic components both mechanically and electronically. Semiconductor devices, such as transistors, rectifiers, diodes, capacitors, and resistors, which affect the electrical current flow are key components of a printed circuit board. Two or more of these devices on a base material, such as silicon, become an integrated circuit, which forms electronic systems that are the basic elements for electronic equipment.

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