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The History of Printed Circuit Boards

It seems like printed circuit boards have been around forever. It’s hard to imagine our lives today without them. In fact, the printed circuit board has taken a long journey to become the vital piece of electronics we use today. The story starts long before any of the electronics we take for granted even existed. Here are some fascinating details you may not be aware of about the history of PCB. Who Made the First Printed Circuit Board? The printed circuit board was crucial to the development of technology in the 20th century, although most people may not have become aware of them until the 1980s, when the first personal computers began to emerge. In fact, the first electronic apparatus that could be called a printed circuit board appeared in 1903, when German scientist Albert Hanson filed a patent in England for his basic circuit board that he made for

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PCB Glossary

  • Date Code

    This selection will have us place the year and week of manufacture on your board. It can be etched on the board or part of the silkscreen.