EPDT September 2020 issue (inc. Displays & Energy features + Outsourcing supplement) now available online

Author : Mark Gradwell | Editor | EPDT

03 September 2020

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This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Displays technologies and Energy applications, plus EPDT's twice-yearly Electronics Outsourcing supplement.

As the pandemic rumbles on, my Editor's Comment this month considers its economic impact on our electronics industry – and the role it could play in helping create a more sustainable circular economy (p4 digital issue or web version)...

Our cover story (p6 digital issue or web version) considers what the growing popularity of EVs (electric vehicles) means in terms of charging infrastructure, as well as the touchscreen technologies that will provide the user interface.

Sticking with Displays, we review some of the important factors to consider when selecting the ideal display solution to put your product ahead of the competition (p8 digital issue or web version); we include a case study on digital signage systems for real-time display of travel information at bus stops (p10 digital issue or web version); and I talk to a display solutions provider about its new temperature-checking tablet, which it hopes will help give some post-lockdown reassurance to workplaces, as well as public spaces, such as shops and leisure venues (p12 digital issue or web version).

For Energy, we explore how ‘hyperaware’ smart buildings promise energy savings, alongside other substantial productivity benefits (p14 digital issue or web version); and we explore the various sources of renewable energy – and explain how electro-chemical solutions can help protect the electronic equipment involved from the elements (p18 digital issue or web version).

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Our bi-annual Electronics Outsourcing supplement (p23 digital issue) opens by reviewing the state of electronic components market worldwide and considering how COVID-19 is impacting global electronics manufacturing supply chains (p24 digital issue or web version). Two T&M-focused pieces explain how manufacturing test can help design engineers avoid electronic product launch failures (p28 digital issue or web version) and why PCBA testing is so vital for electronics manufacturers (p30 digital issue or web version). The supplement closes by considering what role electronics manufacturers can play in the circular economy (p32 digital issue or web version).

And finally, our regular STEM Matters column reviews the recent publication of the 2020 Youth Voice Census, a report exploring some of the concerns young people have for the future and offering insight into their attitudes to education, training and work – and considers how STEM can help (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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