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Building Economic Value With Your Wind Turbine Pitch System

A wind farm is like a dairy farm. Each cow has to receive individual attention and care to keep the operation at peak efficiency and productivity. Farmers monitor their cows for every little problem that might muck up the entire operation -- just like your wind ...

Is China Spy Chip a Supply Chain Snag for OEM Electronics Companies?

Oct 17, 2018
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Dynamic, Matric, Trends, Components

On Oct. 4, a story by Bloomberg that detailed allegations of China’s military infiltration into servers used by about 30 U.S. companies and top government agencies sent shockwaves across the tech industry. According to Bloomberg, Chinese spies sneaked tiny ...

How to Get Accurate Quotes From an Electronics Contract Manufacturer

When sourcing your PCB assembly needs to an electronics contract manufacturer, you expect a fast and accurate quote to begin the process. It’s in the best interest of both the OEM and the manufacturer to prioritize accuracy from the beginning....

Matric Wins Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence -- Again!

Matric Limited’s successful safety program has once again been honored with the Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence....

The Latest in Fault Diagnosis Tactics for Wind Turbine Control Systems

The wind energy industry is become more and more reliant on modern technology. As the technology and stakes continue to rise in wind turbine control systems, there’s a need for new strategies in diagnosing faults. Let’s examine the emerging ways the pitch control ...

What Is a Ball Grid Array for PCB Packaging?

Ball grid arrays are a form of high-density, low-cost packaging in the PCB industry....

Can US Electronics Contract Manufacturers Handle the China Tariffs?

It’s too early to tell with certainty how U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods implemented in 2018 will truly affect U.S. electronics contract manufacturers. The signals from major players like Cisco Systems, Apple, and IBM so far are not happy ones....

Vital Elements of a Box Build Assembly

Electromechanical box build assembly is a key service offered by electronics contract manufacturers. In addition to the manufacture and population of PCBs, this full turnkey production offers a simple, all-in-one approach to your manufacturing needs. This includes ...

The Importance of High & Low Voltage Ride Through in Wind Turbines

High and low voltage ride through refers to situations where a wind turbine is able to overcome an event that would have otherwise shut it down because of a high or low (or nonexistent) power supply. A system that can preserve its ability to generate wind energy is ...

Electronic Component Shortages Update -- Will We See Relief in 2018?

Sep 13, 2018
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Trends, Components

Electronic component shortages have been a hindrance on a booming electronics marketplace throughout 2018. While new orders roll in and production remains steady, there simply haven’t been enough capacitors, resistors and other parts to go around. With the addition ...