- on Hobby & Modelling
- Published in issue 10/2008 on page 18
The SMD Success Story
SMDs have been with us since the dawn of IC history, 46 years ago
The introduction of the SMD package is closely linked with the development of the first integrated circuits at the beginning of the 1960s. It was not until the 1980s and 1990s, however, that SMDs began to dominate the market, the tiny packages enabling the manufacture of ever more technologically sophisticated mobile phones, notebooks and PDAs.