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How’s the Electronic Component Shortage Looking in 2019 so Far?

May 14, 2019
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Components, Trends, Costs, Dynamic, Matric

Two things are fairly certain about the current electronic component shortage: It’ll end, and it’ll someday return....

The Difference Between a Windmill and Advanced Wind Turbine Technology

It’s time to stop calling advanced wind turbines “windmills.”...

Who's to Blame for the Electronic Components Supply Shortage?

Dating back to 2017, the electronic components supply shortage has become an increasingly challenging issue for companies that rely on the industry. A surge in use of components combined with a shortage of parts has snowballed into what’s become a highly constrained ...

What is ITAR Compliance? Electronics Manufacturing Security Standards

International Traffic and Arms Regulation (ITAR) came about in 1976 because of a need to control the export of military equipment and related sensitive information. Today, government enforcement of these regulations is far stricter than the Cold War days....

How Regulations Impact Your Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain

The electronics manufacturing supply chain ranks #1 as a source of risk to many OEMs. These snags include environmental and other international regulations, which at times may seem as tangled as the wires behind your desktop....

PCB Assembly Services: Through-Hole Vs. Surface Mount

Apr 05, 2019
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Dynamic, Matric

As electronics have become increasingly embedded in our day-to-day, the manufacturing process for printed circuit boards (PCBs) has adapted. Electronics have become smaller and smaller, and the PCBs that go in those products have had to shrink to keep up. The demand ...

Specs for Class 2 Electronic Product Design

When introducing a new electronic product design, many OEMs don’t fully understand the differences between IPC classifications -- or understand them at all....

RS485 Vs. RS232: What's the Difference?

Mar 20, 2019
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Trends, Dynamic, Matric

Among the serial data interfaces -- SPI, Flex I2C, and many more -- available for electronic equipment, two stand out for their longevity. In spite of the dozens of new kids on the block, RS232 and RS485 remain popular....

Why an ISO 13485 Certified Manufacturer Is Vital for Medical Devices

Medical device companies looking for a PCB design and assembly partner have many important factors to consider, all with the end user’s well-being at risk. Finding an experienced, ISO 13485 certified manufacturer is one of the most important....

How Does a Wind Farm Work?

Starting a wind farm is a massive project, one that requires careful research, planning, and negotiation.  ...