The international market for prototype PCB assembly is growing at a rapid rate. In 2012, the industry reached $60 billion in sales, which represented a growth of 1.7 percent for that year. Projections for future growth continue to expand. There are three main types of prototype circuit boards: multi-layered, double-sided, and single-sided. Prototype PCB assembly has two other components which may be involved: the hybrid circuit or the integrated circuit. While prototype PCB manufacturing has grown, design options have also become more complex over the years.
Intellectual Property and Prototype PCB Assembly