Electronic product delays seem to be the new normal these days. Whether it’s the launch of Google’s Pixel, Nintendo’s Switch gaming console or, most recently, Apple’s iphone X, consumers have come to expect products will be available weeks or months after they’re promised. But delays affect manufacturers in more ways than just customer dissatisfaction. Unexpected wait times give competitors time to enter the market and can result in lost sales. With the current component shortage now expected to last through 2018, design engineers and buyers are dealing with numerous problems.
What it is, how it works, and a little bit of the history behind electromagnetic conformance testing.
A 4-Year Study on Changes in the PCB Assembly Market.