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METHOD TO MAXIMIZE NUMBER OF BOARDS IN THE PCB MANUFACTURERS PANEL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009048D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Vahid Kazem-Goudarzi: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A Panel design to remove the area out of a print- ed Circuit panel (PCB) that is taken up by the exten- sion area which is normally added to run in a manu- facturing system. The added area increases the panel sizes thus achieving a lower number of panels that could be yielded from a single 18 x 24-inch vendor PCB panel. By designing the PCB panel to compensate for this problem it increases the overall number of panels that can be generated from a sin- gle 18 x 24-inch vendor PCB panel which lowers the individual printed circuit board cost.

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METHOD TO MAXIMIZE NUMBER OF BqARDS IN THE PCB MANUFACTURERS PANEL

by Vahid Kazem-Goudarzi, Anthony J. Suppelsa and Gaiy Burhance

ABSTRACT

  A Panel design to remove the area out of a print- ed Circuit panel (PCB) that is taken up by the exten- sion area which is normally added to run in a manu- facturing system. The added area increases the panel sizes thus achieving a lower number of panels that could be yielded from a single 18 x 24-inch vendor PCB panel. By designing the PCB panel to compensate for this problem it increases the overall number of panels that can be generated from a sin- gle 18 x 24-inch vendor PCB panel which lowers the individual printed circuit board cost.

SUBJECT

  This Panel design utilizes the breakaway area to allow for an overlap in the extension area such that the individual panels can share the extension area. By doing this the panel extension is cut in half

allowing for more area to be available for a higher panel yield. If the PC IBoard is smaller, a much higher yield can be generated instead of a larger board, which could add up to a 50% increase in the number of boards yielded out of a panel.

CONCLUSION

  The new element of the design and layout of the panel utilizing the extensions to overlap. The biggest potential for this intervention is to lower manufacturing costs. Lowering the cost of a PCB by one dollar on 500,000 units a year could save over $500,000 dollars a year for the entire product. So this appl...