The Human Factor in Cybersecurity

By |2024-03-05T15:02:18-08:00March 5th, 2024|Cybersecurity, Electronic Manufacturing, PCB Assembly|

Silicon Safeguards: Securing the Circuit Board Supply Chain  Part 3: The Human Factor in Cybersecurity  “Amateurs hack systems; professionals hack people.” (Schneier, 2011)  In the first two parts of this series, we have looked at some of the base-level concepts to explore to begin to protect your company from cybersecurity threats. Through some planning and

Implementing Effective Cybersecurity Controls

By |2024-02-16T15:34:05-08:00February 21st, 2024|Cybersecurity, Electronic Manufacturing, PCB Assembly, Uncategorized|

Silicon Safeguards: Securing the Circuit Board Supply Chain Part 2: Implementing Effective Cybersecurity Controls Introduction to Effective Cybersecurity Implementation After understanding the importance of cybersecurity in circuit board manufacturing, as discussed in Part 1, the next step is to delve into the practical aspects of implementing effective cybersecurity controls. In a manufacturing landscape where threats

Emphasizing Cybersecurity Best Practices in Circuit Board Manufacturing

By |2024-02-07T12:02:58-08:00February 7th, 2024|Cybersecurity, Electronic Manufacturing, PCB Assembly|

Silicon Safeguards: Securing the Circuit Board Supply Chain Part 1: Emphasizing Cybersecurity Best Practices in Circuit Board Manufacturing Introduction to Cybersecurity in Manufacturing When selecting vendors for their manufacturing projects, our customers have several factors to consider, such as timelines, quality, and expertise. Cybersecurity responsibility must also factor into the decision.  Cybersecurity is like a

Aerospace – Component Traceability requirements for PCB Assembly

By |2022-04-29T13:36:22-07:00April 29th, 2022|PCB Assembly|

Various industry sectors have specific requirements for traceability of components used in the manufacturing process.  CIC, Inc. has developed protocols and procedures within the Receiving and Kitting Processes to meet specific industry requirements. For the aerospace industry, the Kitting process includes maintaining the original manufacturer’s documentation for traceability.  For PCB assemblies under FAA regulations, CIC,

Kit Components Prior to Assembly

By |2022-04-29T13:37:28-07:00April 12th, 2022|Electronic Component Kitting|

Anyone can use the internet to locate and purchase components for a PCB assembly. So….why is “Kitting” such an important step in the PCB Assembly process? The term Kitting is used to describe the task of bringing all materials together into one package ready for assembly. With all required materials received, verified, placed in suitable

What is Kitting?

By |2022-03-07T16:46:50-08:00March 5th, 2022|News|

Electronic Component Kitting, specifically for PCB Assembly, starts with the electronic BoM (Bill of Materials).   The BoM calls out each of the components to be placed on the printed circuit board during the PCB assembly process.  Those components are prepared, packaged, and labeled in BoM line-item order as a kitting project, assembly line ready.

Overcoming staff shortages for Procurement and Kitting of PCB Assembly Components

By |2022-01-07T10:16:36-08:00January 7th, 2022|News|

NPI Products, dependent on printed circuit boards are more difficult to get to market than ever before with continued Covid protocols and shortages in the electronic component marketplace.  With numerous staff required to work from home while customer expectations and timelines are still in place, outsourcing becomes the critical key to success. At one time

3 Options for Kitting PCB Quick-Turn Projects

By |2022-02-27T09:08:37-08:00June 21st, 2021|News|

The process of purchasing and kitting of electronic components for PCB assemblies can have challenges, but none more than a quick-turn or a quick timeframe. For projects, such as prototypes, which are scheduled to be built in 10 days or less with a limited quantity, the challenges in today’s electronic marketplace can be daunting. Focusing

5 Reasons to Outsource PCB Component Procurement and Kitting

By |2022-02-27T07:54:41-08:00March 11th, 2021|PCB Assembly|

Some assembly designs can require 100's of different components.  Those components are purchased through a variety of Authorized Distributors.  With complicated builds requiring hundreds of components, it is not unusual to purchase from 5 to 15 different distribution sources. Imagine the time, attention, and manpower it takes to place, receive, inspect, approve and organize for

What is Kitting for PCB Assembly?

By |2022-02-10T09:09:58-08:00January 22nd, 2021|Kitting|

Official definition of a Kit is “a set of materials or parts from which something can be assembled…” and the definition of Kitting is “to package or make available in a kit”.  Kitting has been the primary focus of the Project Coordinators at California Integration Coordinators, Inc. since 1988.  With our depth of experience, it

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