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      UK’s first magnet refinery gets financial boost as first-ever strategy for supply of critical minerals published (22/07/2022)

      Multi-million pound investment in UK’s first-ever magnet materials refinery – the second-largest outside of China – launches alongside UK Critical Minerals Strategy.

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      LIVE & updated! All the latest EPDT COVID-19 electronics industry news & stories... (21/07/2022)

      As the coronavirus pandemic outbreak continues to dominate the news cycle & media channels, EPDT is trying to feature all the best & latest COVID-19 electronics & manufacturing news, stories & updates for you – and now, we're collecting it together in one place for you in a regularly updated summary with links to the original posts...

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      Vacancies in engineering continue to grow – and so do applications, according to trade body (06/07/2022)

      The number of engineering job vacancies have risen consistently over the past 15 months, with the first half of 2022 also revealing an encouraging uptick in application numbers for the sector, according to recent research from recruitment trade body, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

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      Engineering Open House Day is back! (06/07/2022)

      The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) is teaming up with well-known organisations across the country again for this year’s Engineering Open House Day, taking place Friday 29 July, to offer behind-the-scenes access to the inspiring world of engineering & technology.

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      Tomorrow’s Engineers Week set to take place 7 to 11 November 2022 (05/07/2022)

      The tenth Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek22) will take place from Monday 7 to Friday 11 November 2022. The Week will encourage young people to experience the world of engineering and provide exciting interactive opportunities to explore what modern engineering careers have to offer.

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      UK’s first Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre to help build more resilient economy (04/07/2022)

      CMIC to boost UK resilience & growth by providing up-to-date data & analysis on supply of critical minerals, like cobalt, lithium & graphite – all essential to manufacturing products such as EV batteries, wind turbines & fighter jets. Centre to be run by British Geological Survey in Nottingham; will help keep UK ahead of increasingly competitive global market for critical minerals.

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      Editor’s comment: Progress – but not enough... (03/07/2022)

      With women still hugely under-represented in engineering, INWED (International Women in Engineering Day) continues to play a vital role in raising the profile of women in engineering – helping encourage more young women & girls to take up engineering careers. Despite progress in the last decade, engineering remains an overwhelmingly male-dominated field…

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      ecsn Chairman’s viewpoint: Same problems, different causes... (01/07/2022)

      In his last report for EPDT’s Distribution supplement, in January 2022, ecsn Chairman, Adam Fletcher predicted that 2022 would throw up ever more challenges for the global electronic components supply network, and for the many technology OEMs that depend on it. Of course, he couldn’t foresee the dramatic swing in geopolitical tensions ahead – and the additional disruption it would create!

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      Q&A with Digi-Key: European market update (01/07/2022)

      2022 is already well on its way to being another strong year for the electronics distribution sector, despite tight supply from component manufacturers & continued supply chain disruptions. In this Q&A, EPDT talks to Ian Wallace, Digi-Key VP of Americas & EMEA Business Development, who provides an update on how the firm is faring in 2022, what he's looking forward to & new developments that electronic component distributor, Digi-Key is working on to better serve customers…