Douglas Alexander has been working in the electronics R&D and manufacturing sectors for over 30 years. He developed and managed several departments at Digital Microwave Corp. (DMC), including Purchasing, Contract Management, Component Engineering, Documentation Control, Contract Manufacturing, and Prototype Assembly Operations. He also worked at Microsoft Corp.'s WebTV division as the founding manager of its Component Engineering department. He recently served at Transparent Video Systems as the Director of Engineering Operations and Logistics.

Design for Manufacturing

The majority of new part and assembly introductions happen during research and development. Because the components are new, very few particulars are known, other than the information documented on datasheets or in trade press announcements. An engineer may have read a magazine or journal article featuring a new design with application notes that highlight a…

Anti-Counterfeiting DNA Marking Gets a Boost

Applied DNA Sciences Inc. announced today that the Defense Logistics Agency will subsidize APDN's SigNature DNA marking for defense suppliers who provide designated, high-reliability electronics to the Agency. This news is extremely significant because it lowers the cost-of-doing-business threshold for DNA marking technology. The announcement explains further: The text of the DIBBS announcement, which also…