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How Motherboards Are Made: A Gigabyte Factory Tour
How Motherboards Are Made: A Gigabyte Factory Tour - PCSTATS
PCSTATS takes you on a guided tour of Gigabyte's Motherboard Factory in Taiwan. There's a lot to producing and testing a single motherboard; a mind-boggling host of automated machines, people and processes. Gigabyte has several other factories in Taiwan and mainland China that each manufacture motherboards, videocards, and other products.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Jul 29 2019   M. Dowler  
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SMT Automated Reel Storage

Apart from the warehouse, the production line floors also contained large storage areas, some with racks of component roll cartridges for the SMT machines and some with sealed, moisture-proof cabinets for expensive core-logic components. We also got to see a technician programming BIOS chips prior to their installation.

PCstats Gigabyte Factory Tour
Fine motivational strategy... 'lesser' mistakes are acceptable

PCstats Gigabyte Factory Tour
Automated BIOS chip and IC storage cabinet. Chips are stored in rolls to be used in SMT machines, and inventory is computer controlled.

Given the vast number of tiny electric parts that go into a motherboard, we had envisioned buckets of resistors, capacitors, and IC's. However, given the speed and automation of the factory machines, the time it would take for a machine to pick out a 1mm square resistor from a pile, oriented it correctly, and place it on the PCB would be too long and inefficient. Thus, all components are stored on film reels, each contained it a little plastic cup. The components are pre-oriented, and the high-speed automated machines can handles these parts with machine-gun like speed.

PCstats Gigabyte Factory Tour
More storage for other SMT components

PCstats Gigabyte Factory Tour
Programming, labeling, and testing BIOS chips

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte
 Pg 1.  How Motherboards Are Made: A Gigabyte Factory Tour
 Pg 2.  Entering the Motherboard Factory
 Pg 3.  First steps in Motherboard Manufacturing
 Pg 4.  SMT Assembly Line
 Pg 5.  SMT Process Continues
 Pg 6.  Pick and Place Chipsets
 Pg 7.  Convection Ovens for PCB
 Pg 8.  In-Circuit Testing and Visual Inspection
 Pg 9.  Gigabyte's Enormous Automated Warehouse
 Pg 10.  — SMT Automated Reel Storage
 Pg 11.  The Expensive Goods
 Pg 12.  Manual Assembly (DIP) Line
 Pg 13.  Installing Sockets and Ports
 Pg 14.  Wave Soldering
 Pg 15.  Flowing Over The Molton Solder
 Pg 16.  Buffing and Cleaning
 Pg 17.  Testing Stage 2: Full Hardware Tests
 Pg 18.  Automated Testing Platforms
 Pg 19.  Testing Stage 3: Burn In
 Pg 20.  Final Motherboard Packaging

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