This paper identifies how Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and smoother handoffs between design and manufacturing avoid costly problems and wasted effort during NPI, resulting in improved efficiency and PCB quality, and, ultimately, higher product profitability.
Given how much PCB production is typically outsourced, should product IP owners and those responsible for product design care about NPI? What impact does PCB NPI have on the overall product? What product benefits can be achieved by focusing on NPI? To answer these questions, Aberdeen analyzed the experiences of 145 companies responsible for designing PCBs.