In the last decade, the Printed Circuit Board Assembly sector has grown in leaps and bounds. Growing demand is the obvious reason behind that. Nonetheless, the growth of the PCB Assembly Market is marked by certain trends, and an understanding of these patterns will be of great significance for electronics engineers and purchaser of related industries.

Over the past several decades, PCB assembly by surface mounted technology (SMT) has grown in popularity and has widely replaced through-hole technology. But why is SMT so preferable to through-hole mounting, and can through-hole still be relevant in certain applications? By taking…