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Ever Wonder Why Circuit Boards Are Green?

The reasons have nothing to do with the environment or with St. Patrick’s Day.

For years, the electronics industry has used green printed circuit boards.

Nowadays, more electronics boards, such as motherboards, use other colors.

However, green remains the color of choice for circuit boards.

According to this brief video from Techquickie, the reasons are numerous, but they have nothing to do with environmental sustainability, which nowadays is a hot-button topic.

Some of the actual reasons relate to aesthetics, such as technicians being able to more easily view the board and what’s on it.

Another important reason is that green boards are just easier to manufacture.

You’ll want to view the video to find out why pc boards are mostly green, as pictured below.


Peter Dazeley/Getty ImagesGettyImages-greenpcboard.jpg

Green remains the preferred color for printed circuit boards for both aesthetic and practical reasons.

Check out the below video.


Spencer Chin is a Senior Editor for Design News covering the electronics beat. He has many years of experience covering developments in components, semiconductors, subsystems, power, and other facets of electronics from both a business/supply-chain and technology perspective. He can be reached at [email protected]

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