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      Meeting medical application requirements for displays and power supplies (06/11/2018)

      Medical technology is evolving fast and most modern medical devices feature integrated electronics. Electronic devices typically require a power supply, and display technology usually forms the dominant interface. But medtech devices often have more demanding and specific requirements than other applications – and as this piece outlines, working with suppliers who understand these requirements usually makes the design process run more smoothly.

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      How automation is transforming medical manufacturing (02/11/2018)

      OEMs that service the healthcare and medical sector are feeling the squeeze as new technologies introduce as many new challenges as they provide opportunities and solutions. This piece considers the role of automation in manufacturing and how it is answering old problems as it creates a fresh set of challenges – particularly for those researching, developing and producing medical devices and products.

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      ADAS simulation technology: keeping drivers ‘in the loop’ (05/10/2018)

      The next generation of vehicles will feature high levels of connectivity. As this piece from Ansible Motion explains, how drivers react to technology intervention will be a crucial element for the acceptance of the connected car...

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      How do you determine electronic design & component costs before the product is even designed? (20/09/2018)

      Rather like the question, ‘how long is a piece of string?’, this classic chicken and egg question does not have a clear answer. However, it is a conundrum that designers, and the companies they engage with to produce their next great idea, have wrestled with for many years. This piece offers an alternative approach.

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      Trump’s tariffs will come back to haunt him (18/09/2018)

      As the trade war between the USA and China ramps up, with President Trump continuing to impose tariffs on imported products from China, the EU and others, businesses across all industries are naturally starting to feel nervous about the implications of such a move.

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      Cleaning or etching items with unique geometries requires specialised expertise (13/09/2018)

      Cleaning, an integral part of many manufacturing and maintenance processes, is often critical to the performance of a broad range of technologies in the semiconductor, defense, MEMS, photonics and biotech industries…

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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…