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|

Recycling and Waste Management in Electronics Manufacturing

Recycling and waste management is a significant problem across the world. The electronics industry is far from the only culprit; however, although electronics waste — also known as ‘e-waste’ — makes up only a fraction of the total waste generated, it is still a growing concern. If disposed of incorrectly, e-waste can release hazardous substances [...]

2020-12-15T15:16:56+00:00November 20th, 2020|Industry news, Sustainability|

What Does the Future Look Like for International Business?

No matter the size of your company or which sector you operate in, 2020 will undoubtedly have been a rollercoaster year. After three and a half years of Brexit negotiations, the UK officially left the EU. However, there are still negotiations to be had, which will decide the future of trade between the UK and [...]

2020-10-27T08:30:27+00:00October 27th, 2020|Industry news, Manufacturing Services|

7 Factors to Check Before Selecting Your Next Outsourced Manufacturer

There is a range of reasons why you might choose to outsource the manufacturing of your electronic products - from not having the technical expertise or equipment in house to being at capacity and needing help with an unexpected project. However, the primary driving factor behind outsourcing your electronics manufacturing is, of course, the cost [...]

2020-09-22T12:51:12+01:00September 22nd, 2020|Industry news, Manufacturing Services|

Electronics Box Builds: A Full Turnkey Solution

When it comes to electronics manufacturing, printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) usually involve a well-defined and relatively straightforward process. A box build, on the other hand, can mean many different things. From a PCBA in a small enclosure to a large cabinet full of wires or a fully integrated electro-mechanical system complete with electronics and pneumatics, a box [...]

2020-09-22T12:48:29+01:00September 22nd, 2020|Industry news, Manufacturing Services|

Staying Connected: The Modern World of Communication Technology

Today’s younger generation has always been able to contact other people instantly, at the touch of a button — as birthday cards, handwritten letters and even a simple telephone call have been overshadowed by ground-breaking technologies such as instant messaging and video calling. Online platforms have progressed to allow this kind of communication to take [...]

2020-09-16T13:49:46+01:00May 8th, 2020|Industry news, Technology|

Electronics and the Internet of Medical Things

While the Internet of Things (IoT) has been around for over 20 years, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is still a relatively new concept. The IoT is the notion of connecting electronic devices via a network, whereas the IoMT refers specifically to any medical equipment connected to an IT system, usually via Wi-Fi. These [...]

2020-09-16T13:52:27+01:00April 30th, 2020|Industry news, Technology, Trends|

The Six Nations: What Part Do Electronics Play?

The Six Nations Championship is one of the oldest surviving rugby traditions — and among the best-attended sporting events in the world. Long gone are the days of old, wooden scoreboards or watching the game on a fuzzy, low-quality TV. See those gigantic screens at the stadium? The ones at the pub? Even the ones [...]

2020-09-16T13:55:10+01:00March 5th, 2020|Industry news, Technology, Trends|