Realizing the Benefits of SMT
US electronic systems manufacturers are rapidly turning to surface-mount technology with the hope that it will be a more cost-efficient manufacturing alternative to conventional through-hole mounting. This change represents a major shift in electronic system manufacturing technology for a substantial portion of electronics firms. Major manufacturers such as IBM, AT&T and GM are making significant investments in surfacemount technology. Other firms, not wanting to fall behind, are rushing to design products using surface mount.
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