Top 4 Electronics Developments from 2021

As the year comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the electronics and technology trends that have dominated the electronics industry in 2021. After 2020 saw wider use of consumer electronics products to facilitate remote interaction, entertainment and productivity, the market for electronics has continued to grow. COVID-19 remained at the forefront [...]

2021-12-23T12:19:51+00:00December 23rd, 2021|Industry news, Manufacturing Services, Top Picks, Trends|

How Training and Education is Shaping the Future of Electronics

There has never been a more exciting time to pursue a career in the electronics industry. Rapid digitisation is driving the need for electronics products worldwide, creating new jobs and opportunities for professionals in the field. From project management to printed circuit board (PCB) assembly, a career in the electronics industry has a lot to [...]

2021-11-18T10:57:42+00:00November 18th, 2021|Industry news|

Supply Chain Predictions for 2022

Pandemic-related factory closures, national lockdowns, fluctuating demand and labour shortages have wreaked havoc on supply chains and lead times across various industries — particularly those which rely on supply from China and the Far East, where the impact of the virus was first felt. And COVID-19 is not the only thing that has rocked global [...]

2021-11-03T13:37:20+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Industry news, Supply Chain Services|

The UK Plastic Packaging Tax: What Does It Mean for the Electronics Industry?

Plastic packaging is widely used to transport goods through the supply chain safely. However, more than half of the 9.2 billion tonnes of plastic manufactured since the 1950s has ended up as waste, contributing to the growing environmental crisis we face today. As such, governments worldwide are creating policies to reduce the manufacturing of virgin [...]

2021-10-25T12:20:44+01:00October 25th, 2021|Industry news, Sustainability|

What Can the Electronics Industry Learn from the Pandemic?

The side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt across almost every sector worldwide. And for the electronics industry, this period has been rife with change and uncertainty. From fluctuating demand and labour shortages to global supply chain issues, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers have adapted to numerous challenges [...]

2021-10-01T11:29:02+01:00October 1st, 2021|Industry news, Uncategorized|

Teaching the Next Generation: Electronics Assembly for Engineers (EAE)

As the demand for high-quality electronics products and equipment continues to grow at record rates, so does the electronics manufacturing industry. Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) are called on to deliver reliability and ingenuity in line with the industry's ever-changing developments in technology and services. As a result, many companies are ramping up the onboarding of [...]

2021-08-18T10:36:03+01:00August 16th, 2021|EC Electronics News, Industry news|

Opening Up — Implications for the Electronics Industry

After over a year of lockdown restrictions, the UK recently took another huge step forward in the journey out of the pandemic. As the country adapts to a new way of life once more, we are likely to witness a significant shift in people and businesses' behaviours. And with increased digitisation and demand for electronics [...]

2021-08-03T10:26:28+01:00July 26th, 2021|EC Electronics News, Industry news|

Managing and Reducing E-Waste from PCBs

Have you ever wondered what happens to your electronic devices when you replace them? In 2018, the issue of single-use plastics came to the forefront and captured the world’s attention. But what about the arguably even more concerning challenge of tackling electronic waste (or ‘e-waste’)? Recycling e-waste involves a combination of processes, including manual and [...]

2021-02-11T10:45:43+00:00February 11th, 2021|Industry news, Sustainability|

Brexit: How Has the TCA Affected Electronics Supply Chains?

On 24 December 2020, the UK finally agreed a Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) with the EU, which came into effect on 1 January 2021. Although there is a great relief that the UK did not crash out without a deal, there are still plenty of administrative hurdles for electronics manufacturers — and, indeed, any [...]

Looking Back to Look Ahead: 2021 EMS Trends

Everyone had high hopes and exciting plans for 2020. But come March, those plans (and hopes) were quickly dashed and put on hold. Staring into the abyss of the unknown and nationwide lockdown, many feared for their lives and livelihoods, as they struggle to comprehend the scale of what we were all facing. However, looking [...]

2020-11-24T11:31:42+00:00November 24th, 2020|Industry news, Manufacturing Services, Technology, Trends|
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