Electronic manufacturing services, also known by the acronym EMS, are one of the most critical industrial processes that exist when it comes to providing you with the products that you grew up on a daily basis.
You may be wondering where electronic manufacturing services go into the mix, and the answer is too soon. Once the printed circuit board is manufactured, the EMS provider is responsible for an extremely wide range of services, from basic circuit board assembly and electromechanical mounting to surface mount, flexible circuit assembly, testing and more. These are the types of operations that add guts to printed circuit boards, giving them the ability to actually do something more than pass an electrical charge from one point to another.
With EMS, providers are able to assemble and test these assemblies quickly and efficiently so that people like us can have our ultra-portable, high-performance electronics. Or, from another perspective, EMS is also used to assemble electronic components for aerospace, military and defense applications – placing missiles in the sky and rockets successfully into orbit. If you thought that not having a cell phone was bad, think about how the lack of an effective electronic manufacturing would affect an organization like the Department of Defense.
Without the electronic manufacturing services, it would really be a very different world, so the next time you pick up your phone or your computer – think about how monumentally far we have come.