History of Bare Board Printed Circuit Board

Article by: Frank Yhip – Bare Board – Printed Circuit Board Manager, Phoenix Dynamics.

Bare Board Printed Circuit Boards are the heart of the intelligence in any product. It is the brain that tells the body what to do in electronic products and equipment. The Printed Circuit Board can be found in many applications in your home and office including your garage door opener, television, radio, computer, printer and many more products.

The idea of the printed circuit board also known as the printed wiring board (PWB) first existed in 1903 by a German inventor named Mr. Albert Hanson. He described the PCB as flat with foil conductors laminated to an insulating board in multiple layers. The innovation of the printed circuit board then expanded from there with such inventors as an Austrian engineer named Mr. Paul Eisler who invented the printed circuit while working in England around 1936 on part of a radio set.

Today companies use the Printed Circuit Board to give intelligence to their products. From quick turn prototyping of their product with a mission to patent their product and be first to market to mass production of their products.

Manufacturing was mainly done in North America. We are seeing a growing trend where design tends to be in North American and Europe and prototype and production quantities are being done offshore.

The Printed Circuit Board consist of layers starting at 2-layers and can go up to several layers such as 20-layer or more depending on the complexity and function of the product it is driving.

Phoenix Dynamic is a manufacturer and distributor of bare board printed circuit boards. We realize getting a prototype in hand to have the product tested for capability, functionality and packaging is critical. We have the means to assist you and your R&D, Design Engineering and Production Team in creating your product to introduce to the world.

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