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AI is contributing to the rapid development of the PCB industry

The trend in the electronics industry is towards making devices smarter.

Embedding AI in robots, voice assistants, and autonomous vehicles helps in achieving the desired goal by utilizing advanced microcontrollers and other electronic components.

When assembling PCBs, AI helps in determining the exact placement of SMD components. This not only reduces the assembly time but also significantly improves the quality of the board. As the electronics industry is trending towards miniaturization of form factors, quick and accurate placement of components before soldering is a huge advantage.

Implementing AI in devices requires the inclusion of miniaturized components, typically such as SoCs, flip chips and micro BGAs in fine pitch packages. PCB manufacturers accomplish this by manufacturing boards using a technology known as HDI or High Density Interconnect. HDI allows for high density of components.

HDI not only makes PCBs smaller, lighter and thinner, but also improves electrical performance. Reducing component size means less surface area for heat dissipation. Therefore, HDI requires better thermal management. PCB manufacturers achieve this by using high-performance materials.