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      Stretchable electronics emerging as promising tech for next-gen wearable applications (24/03/2019)

      Stretchable electronic devices could have a wide range of potential uses, from wearable health monitors to elastic solar cells to artificial skin, says review in STAM.

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      Printed electronics conquering many industry & application sectors, says LOPEC (22/03/2019)

      Sensors for medtech, smart textiles and OLEDs for automotive: growing numbers of industries & applications now rely on printed & flexible electronics in their innovation process. Record attendance at this week's LOPEC in Munich, Germany reflects this trend.

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      Elon Musk, Bill Gates & Steve Jobs probably all wished they had this when they started out! (14/03/2019)

      Arrow Electronics & Freelancer.com launch a new partnership designed to revolutionise the way makers, startups, and small & large technology firms alike create – accelerating how new tech products & hardware are designed, manufactured & delivered to market!

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      How OEMs can manage component obsolescence (01/03/2019)

      The list of challenges facing electronics OEMs today includes: Brexit, and the associated risks of disruption arising, in many different guises; the rise of electronics industries in low cost geographies, such as Asia; the rapid pace of technological change; and the concurrent need for faster production lead times.

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      Electronic component market review – Q1 2019 (01/03/2019)

      As 2019 begins, challenges surrounding lead times within the electronic component market look set to continue for some time to come. For OEMs, this drives the continued need to make adjustments to the design, and choice of components, for their printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs).

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      Printed electronics: a revolution in diagnostics (13/12/2018)

      From ultra-thin sensors that monitor body functions to lab-on-a-chip for quick tests at the patient’s bedside: printed electronic components expand the possibilities of medical diagnostics. LOPEC, the leading exhibition & conference for the printed electronics industry, will focus on new developments in MedTech from March 19 to 21, 2019 in Munich.

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      Size matters when specifying passives (03/12/2018)

      Currently, we are seeing a mismatch between the sizes that component manufacturers prefer to produce (0201 and below) and the sizes that most distribution customers are comfortable using (0402 and above). This piece examines the reasons for this, and the ways in which component users can respond to maintain continuity of supply.

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      3D structural electronics offer new dimensions of mobility (21/11/2018)

      Sensors, lights or displays: more and more electronic components in the automotive sector are being printed – and there are no limits to the design. From March 19 to 21, LOPEC 2019 in Munich will showcase new developments & trends for printed electronics – including a focus on applications in automotive.

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      Capacitors for high temperature applications (29/05/2013)

      There are many uses for high temperature electronics, including the downhole oil and gas, avionics and automotive industries, with more markets emerging. Key requirements for high temperature components are reliability, shock and vibration capability as well as being able to operate under conditions that include high humidity and dust.