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Can US Electronics Contract Manufacturers Handle the China Tariffs?

By Matric on Oct 02, 2018

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.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Trends Costs Dynamic Windurance Matric
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Are Carbon Nanomaterials the Solution to Conflict Minerals?

By Matric on Sep 11, 2018

Conflict minerals are both a vital component (no pun intended) of the electronics industry and at the same time one of its biggest headaches. Since 2010, U.S.-based electronics companies have been required to determine whether certain components in their products came from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the world’s largest sources of conflict minerals.

Topics: Components Trends Dynamic Windurance Matric
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Why Electronic Component Lead Times Are Rising -- & 3 Ways to Prepare

By Matric on Jun 26, 2018

If your manufacturing projects involve electronics, you’re likely facing the challenge of extended electronic component lead times. Certain parts that used to take 12 weeks to come in are now taking upward of 30 weeks. Some parts even take a full year to arrive.

It’s nice news for distributors, who can take advantage of this “shortage” and charge higher prices, but it’s not a good deal for OEMs -- especially considering the importance of fast time to market in today’s need-it-now world.

Here’s a closer look at why there’s a shortage of certain components today and what your company can do about it:

Topics: Components Trends Dynamic Windurance Matric
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EMS Company Embarks on a New, Exciting Chapter

By Rick Turner on Jun 25, 2018

(The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development's PA Proud blog recently spoke with Matric Group President and CEO Rick Turner to learn how our growing, innovative EMS company utilized the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority [PIDA] program to invest in its future with upgraded machinery and job training. PIDA provides low-interest loans and lines of credit to businesses that commit to creating and retaining full-time jobs, and for the development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities.)

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Trends Matric
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Embedded Systems & IOT in Electronics Manufacturing – An Explainer

By Matric on Jun 18, 2018

Perhaps without realizing it, you use embedded systems and IoT every single day of your life.

“I use what?” you might’ve just asked.

Topics: Trends Dynamic Windurance Matric