The History of Printed Circuit Board

Dated:2017-02-16      Popularity:1149


Printed Circuit Board

Nowadays, printed circuit boards have evolved and become a part of our modern technology. The importance of the PCB board should not be overlooked, without it we would not be able to enjoy all of the gadgets that have become a part of our daily routine and important part of our lives, like fit-bit, watch, iPhone, and more. 

When enjoying the convenience brought by the PCB board, have you ever wanted to learn its history? In this article, EPCB will introduce some historical moment that may surprise you.

1920: PCB boards were debuted. They were most widely used in radios.

1947: The first double-sided PCB with plated through holes was created.

1950: Advancements in the types of materials that were used to make PCB boards, although they could only be printed on one side. 

1957: The Institute of Printed Circuits was formed.

1960: Multilayer PCB boards began to be manufactured.

1960--1970: designers that had good experience would be able to layout and tape boards at a rate of two hours per 14-pin IC on the board.

1970: PCB boards became smaller than before, and hot air soldering method was used for the first time.

1980: Surface mounts were be used to reduce the board size.

1986: RS-274X was introduced. 

1995: Micro-via technology was used in the fabrication process for the first time.

1997: The ODB+++ was released to the public.

2010: The production of Every Layer Interconnect began.


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