The Superconductive Circuit Board

    Aluminum Trace Printed Circuit Board Innovation

    The journey to develop a circuit board which features aluminum circuitry (Aluminum PCBs ) has been challenging.

    Beginning in 2008, Omni Circuit boards was challenged by a strategic partner with developing a circuit board with fine-line aluminum traces. The reason for aluminum in the initial quest was for its superconducting (cryogenic) properties. But as time went by, we began to appreciate how developing this capability could also benefit customers who have a requirement for aluminum wire bonding of critical components.

    The Hiring Process - Short Listing the Candidates

    By now you have received a multitude of resumes and cover letters so the fun can begin.

    < External Job Postings  Conducting Interviews >

    The Hiring Process - External Job Posting

    Constructing an external Job Posting may be one of the least fun tasks but it is one of the most critical in the hiring process.

    Make it too vague and you will be spending the next three weeks filtering resumes out of your inbox. Make it too precise and you will find yourself with too few choices. When it comes to creating an external job posting, a few simple rules apply.

    < Short Range Search  Short Listing >

    Understanding PCB Manufacturing: Working with Duroid laminates

    If you have ever driven in the winter and suddenly lost control for no reason, you probably experienced black ice.

    Understanding PCB Manufacturing: Hard Gold Plating

    Plating Hard Gold onto printed circuit boards is typically done to provide contact points and PCB edge connectors.

    Gold contact surfaces are often used on circuit boards with membrane switches which are a technology of choice for industrial, commercial and consumer products. When PCBs will be repeatedly installed and removed electroplated gold is used for edge-connector contacts or as they are more commonly known: Gold fingers. It is difficult to hear the term Gold finger without remembering the villain Auric Goldfinger from the James Bond film of 1964. However, the gold fingers (gold-plated contact pins) found on PCBs are quite unlike Auric’s stubby, fat digits. To begin with, the plating thickness of a PCB gold finger is typically a mere 300 micro-inch. At this thickness the hard gold is expected to survive 1,000 cycles before wear through.