GIGABYTE Nan-Ping Factory and Black Edition testing facility tour 2014
Surface Mount Technology
Surface Mount Technology is the process used to attach the small components (Surface Mount Devices – SMD) to the PCB. This is the first step in manufacturing a motherboard, and it is also divided into different stages – preparing the PCB, adding the solder, mounting the SMDs, soldering them to the PCB and finally checking that everything went well.
In order to better understand the fast pace in which things are done here, at the bottom of this page you can see a short clip showing how the SMDs are mounted on the PCB.