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      5 steps to more efficient EMS sourcing (12/09/2018)

      Developing efficient sourcing processes in electronics manufacturing services (EMS) is of crucial importance in order to find quality components at economical prices and with low lead times. As this piece highlights, these sourcing processes can be broken down into five key steps...

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      What’s New in Electronics Live: bringing the world of electronics together (05/09/2018)

      WNIE Live is set to deliver a comprehensive 2-day event covering the whole spectrum of the electronics industry. With dedicated conferences and exhibition opportunities for the embedded and EMC industries, as well as electronics manufacturing, WNIE Live plans to be the unmissable electronics event of the year.

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      Board approval: the benefits of PCBA testing (03/09/2018)

      The majority of electronic devices rely on printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) – and it is critical that these are properly tested to identify any production or component faults, as this piece explains…

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      Standing at the crossroads: make or buy? (03/09/2018)

      What factors should you consider if your business is operating at full capacity and you are contemplating outsourcing work to a contract electronics manufacturer (CEM)? This piece offers its answer...

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      Design for IoT security: a multi-layered, full-lifecycle challenge (08/08/2018)

      The importance of security for the Internet of Things is increasingly being recognised. However, understanding of the issues among companies looking to harness the power of the IoT for business growth still seems quite basic. Therefore, keeping IoT devices secure must start before the first eval board is even powered up – and continue through to safe decommissioning at end-of-life.

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      Six steps for implementing Industry 4.0 (06/08/2018)

      Those tasked with implementing the new technologies for industrial digitalisation may struggle with where to begin the transformation. This piece from Festo reflects on the company's experiences and offers insights into the practical application of Industry 4.0.

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      The smartphone of the future: design comes first (06/08/2018)

      Consumer demand has driven life-proof phones, able to endure drops, bangs or the occasional splash. So, what does this mean for handset design of the future? This piece explains why the future looks bright – and how things are only going to get better for consumers, manufacturers and engineers alike.

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      Plug-and-play in industrial plants (06/08/2018)

      The ‘Combine and Conquer’ report by Accenture found that combining technologies such as AR/VR, big data and machine learning could save large businesses an average of £60,000 per employee. This piece explores the growing trend of plug-and-play technologies.

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      What is the difference between Ethernet and Industrial Ethernet? (03/08/2018)

      Industrial Ethernet systems must be more robust than office Ethernet – but why and in what ways? While similar, both Ethernet and Industrial Ethernet offer different characteristics and benefits. This piece explains what the two terms are – and how they differ...