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|

Break Point: Technology in Sport

It’s that time of year again when Henman Hill is filled with swathes of fans, Pimm’s, strawberries and cream: Wimbledon is upon us once more! Now streamed in more corners of the world than ever before thanks to advancements in technology, the annual tennis competition has opened up discussions about how technology has and is [...]

2019-07-19T13:50:19+01:00July 19th, 2019|Manufacturing Services, Technology, Trends|

Technology: Transforming Electronics Design and Manufacturing

Technology is anything but static and when it comes to change, it happens fast. The electronics industry has changed dramatically in recent years – with innovation stemming from the demand for low-cost products with high-performing properties and the growing use of electronic devices in daily life. And it shows no signs of slowing down anytime [...]

2020-09-30T09:54:28+01:00April 5th, 2019|Technology, Trends|