How Will Advancing Electronics Play Out in 2021?

Over the past few years, we have seen many technological changes as we continue to modernise the world around us. But one of the most prominent technological advances to emerge in recent years is the Internet of Things (IoT) and IoT-based electronics. Today, all kinds of devices in every shape and size — from vehicles [...]

2020-12-10T15:59:26+00:00December 10th, 2020|Technology, Trends|

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|

Connecting Sensors Through Long-Range Wireless IoT

The IoT (Internet of Things) already connects many devices. In fact, the concept is growing so rapidly, who knows how many connected devices there will eventually be? Until recently, these devices have mostly run on the same networks and protocols that support mobile communications and the internet, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular. Thanks to [...]

2020-09-16T13:38:27+01:00August 3rd, 2020|Manufacturing Services, Trends|

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|

Saving Lives with Electronics in MedTech

The modern medical landscape would not be where it is today without the rapid progression and innovation of medical technology (or ‘MedTech’). We discussed the use of electronics in soft, flexible technology back in October. This piece outlined how electronics are being more widely incorporated into wearable and implantable MedTech. However, electronics are also used [...]

2020-09-16T13:53:50+01:00April 17th, 2020|Manufacturing Services, 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|

Soft Electronics: How Far Have They Come?

The world around us is rarely flat — so, it was only a matter of time before the rigid technology we have become accustomed to started to evolve into something altogether more malleable. Flexible — or “soft” — electronics can be manufactured using identical components to those used for rigid printed circuit boards (PCBs), whilst [...]

2020-09-16T14:05:33+01:00January 27th, 2020|Industry news, Trends|

How will IoT advance in 2020?

No longer limited to just computers, tablets and smartphones, the Internet of Things (IoT) has steadily been gaining traction across various industries. Amongst other sectors, remotely controlled applications are helping to automate solutions and solve numerous problems for health, energy, automotive and retail. In 2009, there were less than a billion IoT devices. Ten years [...]

2020-03-02T11:47:14+00:00December 9th, 2019|Technology, Trends|

Our Predictions for the Top EMS Trends of 2020

Over the past 10 years, the electronics manufacturing industry has evolved at a rapid pace. Where once the sector followed a B2B approach, now we are starting to see it shift towards a business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) model, which allows manufacturers to sell directly to consumers. This change has had a significant impact on the industry — [...]

2020-01-27T08:41:31+00:00December 2nd, 2019|EC Electronics News, Trends|

AR: What Does It Mean for Electronics?

Unlike virtual reality which immerses users in an imagined environment, augmented reality (AR) brings elements of digital into the real world — thus enhancing the things we see, hear and feel. Although not as exciting as virtual reality, AR is growing rapidly in popularity as much of the technology proves to be genuinelyuseful in our [...]

2020-01-27T09:00:06+00:00September 16th, 2019|Technology, Trends|