I think it's a really good thing to be able to solder smt passive components and through hole ones on the same proto board without actually having to make a pcb. So far, the only moment I dared using 0805 resistors was on my custom designed pcb which i got made in china. I would love to try those SchmartBoard proto boards without having to make an entire pcb.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.