EPDT December 2019 issue (inc. Components & Industrial features + Distribution supplement) now available online

Author : Mark Gradwell | Editor | EPDT

03 December 2019

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This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Component technologies & Industrial applications, plus EPDT's twice-yearly Electronics Distribution supplement.

In the run up to the UK's December general election, my Editor's comment this month hopes it won’t be cause for friggatriskaidekaphobia – fear of Friday the thirteenth... (p4 digital issue or web version)

December's cover spotlights electronic components – the fundamental building blocks of our industry, and the key focus for this issue.

For Industrial, we explore how live acoustic data, combined with AI, can help boost machine uptime (p7 digital issue or web version); and we review the evolving challenges of powering industrial IoT applications (p12 digital issue or web version).

Our bi-annual Electronics Distribution supplement (p15 digital issue) opens with an introduction from the ecsn (Electronic Components Supply Network) Chairman, reviewing what’s happening in the electronic components market and looking ahead to 2020 (p16 digital issue or web version). It also explores how demands on electronics distributors have changed over the past decade (p20 digital issue or web version), and why 2020 will demand more customer focus from them than ever before (p22 digital issue or web version), before investigating strategies for low risk sourcing of components in constrained markets (p25 digital issue or web version).

Sticking with Components & electronics manufacturing, we review the benefits of automating post-SMT assembly (p27 digital issue or web version).

EPDT December 19 Electronics Distribution supplement cover image

For T&M, we look at how AOI technology can boost productivity as component size shrinks, but count grows (p29 digital issue or web version).

And finally, my regular STEM column reviews the IET’s latest Skills report, and the threat that the skills gap poses to engineering & technology businesses (p34 digital issue or web version).

As always, I hope you enjoy the issue – and I’d love to hear what you think or any ideas for topics you’d like EPDT to cover. You can email me at mark.gradwell@imlgroup.co.uk...

Mark Gradwell


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