GW-DEC-1: A New DEC Prototyping Board

dwight dkelvey at
Fri Aug 16 12:14:29 CDT 2019

I was wondering, does anyone check the thickness of the gold plating anymore. Years ago, working at another large company, we saw quite a bit of cheating on this.
Trust but verity.

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> I've gotten the distinct impression that US board houses really are
 > only interested in government/military/aerospace work. I've often
 > wondered what it would take to set up a modern "no human interaction"
 > line and if one could be even a little competitive with the Chinese
 > on it.

Based on a couple of youtube videos I've seen in the last year (sorry,
don't have links), I'm not sure it's entirely fair to describe the
Chinese board house process as "no human interaction".  I mean, sure,
web form submission, but they seem to have a lot of "engineers" checking
designs, and factory workers, and...


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