PCB's are what we make money for, while
PCA's are what our companies make money for.

Shawn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Wilson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 9:47 PM
Subject: [PEDA] What does "printed circuit board" mean to you?


> G'Day all,
>
> I was having an email discussion the recently...
>
> We use the term printed circuit board (or PCB) to describe the bare board
> (no components fitted) and the term printed wiring assembly (PWA) for the
> assembly (PCB + components).  Some of the younger colleagues around here
> are comfortable with PCB and "assembled PCB" as meaing the board and the
> board+components respectively.
>
> (One of the older school here use the term PWB (printed wiring board)
> interchangeably with PCB.  And PCA (printed wiring assembly)
> interchangeably with PWA.  No guessing which industry he came from...)
>
> How do others interpret the following terms?
> PCB (printed circuit board)
> PWA (printed wiring assembly)
>
> What term(s) do you use for the assembled PCB?
>
> Hooroo,
> Ian Wilson
>
> (Maybe the Topic Police will get cranky over this flagrant mis-use of
> electrons but we can move to the OT list if it gets out of hand.)
>

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