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Printed Circuit Board Basics: An Introduction to the PCB Indust

Printed Circuit Board Basics:  An Introduction to the PCB Indust

About Printed Circuit Board Basics, Fourth Edition

Help your customers and employees with this easy-to-read handbook on printed circuit board manufacturing.

Printed Circuit Board Basics makes printed circuit boards a snap for anyone to understand! From design and manufacturing to purchasing to considerations for managing the business, concepts are explained in simple terms. This book is a must-read if you are new to printed circuit boards and a valuable resource for anyone who works in the industry.

The Fourth Edition of Printed Circuit Board Basics contains:

  • An updated primer on single-, double-sided and multilayer PCB manufacturing processes
  • A review of new technologies such as embedded components and microvias (HDI)
  • Updated PCB specifications
  • A history of the industry
  • Detailed, updated graphics - over 45 color photos and illustrations
  • Details on managing the business
  • An updated glossary of terms and definitions - twice the size of previous editions!
  • And much more!
Published by UP Media Group Inc., Printed Circuit Board Basics, Fourth Edition, is authored by Dan Beaulieu, a 30-year industry veteran, and edited by Mike Buetow, editor in chief of Printed Circuit Design & Manufacture Magazine.


Sample Pages

View these sample pages for a preview of the inside of the book (PDF format):

Page 27 - Manufacturing PCBs
Page 54 - The Multilayer Process
Page 65 - Revised, expanded glossary

About the Author

Over the course of more than 30 years in the printed circuit board industry, Dan Beaulieu has become known as one of its leading experts on marketing, sales and strategy. The top sales executive at three major PCB fabricators - Maine Electronics, General Circuits and Automated Systems - Mr. Beaulieu in 1996 cofounded D.B. Management Group, a consulting firm that specializes in increased sales through custom strategies and tactics, niche definition, marketing communications, and sales force management and motivation.

Mr. Beaulieu is also a well-known industry commentator, and contributes regularly to several trade magazines including Printed Circuit Design & Manufacture.

Mr. Beaulieu is a member of Sales and Marketing Executives of America and a Certified Marketing Executive (CME) and a Certified Sales Executive (CSE).

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