Far East IoT PCB fabrication: Don’t get your hopes too high
Buyer-beware caution comes at a time when growing numbers of entrepreneurs are trying to grab a share of the burgeoning IoT market. As we all know, IoT technology is branching out into a multitude of markets and then even branching out further within certain markets — like medical electronics, manufacturing, military/aerospace and others — well beyond the consumer market. Therefore, it’s critical for the aspiring entrepreneurs and their startups to get a good handle on IoT PCB fabrication and assembly.
It’s also important to get a good handle on terminology because some terms are synonymously used in our business. PCB fabrication and PCB manufacturing mean the same thing, and they are quite often used interchangeably. Other times, the term manufacturing is often misused when referring to PCB assembly.