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Consumer Electronics PCB

In today’s era, the need for consumer electronics PCB assembly is growing faster than the global population. All types of consumer electronic devices are made to perform our daily task faster and easy. As a consumer PCB manufacturer, we manufacture consumer electronics PCB which can be used in a wide range of modern consumer electronic devices. We manufacture high quality PCBs by following IPC class 3, RoHS and ISO certifications and regulatory standards which is important for many consumer electronics OEMs.

From your television to your coffee maker, there is no dearth of electronic products that use PCBs. In fact, both businesses and homes simply cannot function without reliable PCBs.

While consumer PCBs are certainly nothing new, the applications for PCBs for electronics and the material used to make them have evolved over a period of time. This is inevitable, especially on account of the growing trend of miniaturization. Also, modern electronics and computer applications require PCBs with high thermal conductivity so that the heat generated can be dissipated. You also need different PCBs for the many kinds of appliances in use. For example, the PCB needed to power a smartwatch is different from the PCB required for a computer.

At Mer-Mar Electronics, we have over 40 years of experience in crafting a wide variety of PCBs. Whether you need a PCB for a smart home device, a portable electronic or a gaming accessory, we have covered you. We are capable of understanding client requirements and can design PCBs accordingly to exceed customer expectations. We support all types of PCBs, including Rigid-flex PCB and can provide you the suggestions for the right type of PCBs for your industry. Right from design to box build services, our expert professionals have the requisite experience to offer you the best.

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Why us for consumer electronics PCB

State-of-the-art facility

At Mer-Mar Electronics, we have the necessary technology to ensure we deliver the most complex PCBs. Besides our team of experts is equipped with the industry best practices right from design to assembly.

Stringent Manufacturing Processes

In our quest to offer reliable PCBs for consumer electronics, we ensure that we adhere to industry standards and best practices. Our robust testing protocols ensure there isn’t room for any error.

Quick turnaround time

Quick go-to-market is a big source of advantage in the highly competitive consumer electronics industry. To this end, we offer quick turnaround times that enable you to launch your product that much faster.

No volume constraints

With Mer-Mar Electronics, you do not have to worry about the volumesof PCB that you require. From prototype quantities to large production runs we have you covered.

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Consumer Electronics PCB Manufacturing Process

The various stages of PCB manufacturing span:

1. Electronics PCB Design and Output

To begin with, a PCB layer is created using a PCB design software by designers. Once the design is approved for production, the design is exported into a supportive format. A Design for Manufacturability test is run to ensure that the design fulfills the requirements for minimum tolerances. What follows next is the PCB printing process.

2. Printing the inner layers

The film is next printed onto a copper foil. The basic form of PCB is a laminate board whose core material is epoxy resin and glass fiber. The laminate serves as an ideal body for receiving the copper. The substrate material provides a sturdy and dust-resistant starting point for the PCB. Copper is pre-bonded on both sides. The process involves whittling away the copper to reveal the design from the films.

3. The copper

sided laminate is cleaned and the clean panel receives the photo resist layer, which hardens after exposure to UV light. The light passes through the clear parts of the film, hardening the photo resist on the copper underneath. The areas not meant to harden are then slated for removal.

4. Removing the Unwanted Copper

A powerful chemical preparation is used to eat away the excess copper. While the exposed copper is removed, the desired copper remains protected beneath the layer of photo resist.

5. Layer Alignment and Optical Inspection

The inner layers are now aligned to the outer ones. With the help of an optical punch, holes are accurately punched. An Automatic Optical Inspection is carried out to ensure absence of defects. Once the stage of inspection is passed, the PCB moves to the final stages of production.

6. Layer-up and Bond

All the layers are now fused. A prepreg layer is placed over the alignment basin. The substrate layer fits over the prepreg before placing the copper sheet. More sheets of prepreg sit on top of the copper layer. Finally, an aluminum foil and copper press plate complete the stack. Now it’s prepped for pressing.

7. Drill

Holes are now are bored into the stack board. An x-ray locator identifies the drill target spots.

8. Plating and Copper Deposition

After drilling, the panel moves onto plating. The process fuses the different layers together using chemical deposition. After a thorough cleaning, the panel undergoes a series of chemical baths.

9. Outer Layer Imaging

Photo resist is once again applied and exposed to UV light. Finally, the outer plates undergo inspection to ensure all of the undesired photo resist was removed.

10. Plating

The panel is electroplated with a thin copper layer. Etching removes the unwanted copper foil from the panel.

11. Final Etching

The unwanted copper undergoes removal. The tin protects the copper during this stage.

12. Solder Mask Application

Panels are cleaned and solder mask applied to both sides and exposed to UV light. The covered portion remains unhardened and undergoes removal.

13. Surface Finish

The appropriate surface finish is added based on bespoke requirements and based on the environment under which the electronic product has to operate. At Mer-Mar Electronics, we have a wide range of surface finishes on offer.

14. Silkscreen

The vital information pertaining to the PCB is next written on the surface.

15. Electrical Testing

Electrical tests are next performed to check functionality. At Mer-Mar Electronics, we also perform the Flying Probe Test to test the electrical performance.

16. Profiling and V-Scoring

Printed Circuit Boards are now cut from the original panel. This is done using a Router or V-Groove.

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Consumer Electronics PCB Capabilities

At Mer-Mar Electronics, the following are our capabilities when it comes to Consumer Electronics PCBs:

  • 1 to 32+ Layers
  • Leaded and lead-free printed circuit boards
  • Leadless chip carriers, BGA to 12 Mil pitch, single or double sided BGAs, and passives down to 0201
  • Ultra-fine pitch QFP, FCP & 0201 placement & repair, QFN, and CSP
  • HASL, immersion silver, lead-free finishing: HASL, HASL + Gold fingers, OSP, ENG gold
  • Rogers, FR-4, Teflon, Nelco, and Getek
  • Surface Mount Assembly, Through-hole assembly, single- or double-sided SMT assembly, and mixed SMT
  • X-ray inspection, Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)
  • Air-conditioned and static-free work environment
  • Rigid, flex, and multi-layer PCB assembly
  • Wide selection of materials
  • Large scale PCB assembly
  • Lead free and quick turn PCB assembly

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Application of Consumer Electronics PCBs

Consumer Electronics PCBs find extensive application in a wide range of products including but not limited to:

  • Wearable devices
  • Stereo players
  • Camcorders
  • LED and Retail Lighting
  • Vending Machines
  • Digital Camera Systems
  • Video gaming consoles
  • Wired and wireless mouse
  • Computer monitors
  • Televisions
  • Printers and fax machines
  • Smartphones
  • Solid State Drives
  • Computers
  • Tablets

Consumer Electronics PCB FAQs

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If you have any queries regarding to our electronic PCB assembly and electronic circuit boards or need an urgent assistance, then please don’t hesitate to contact our team of skilled personnel’s. Send us an email with your queries at or call us at (760) 244-6149. We are looking forward to hearing from you.