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…

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EMS Capability vs. OEM Pedigree

In the complex and often lopsided engagement between OEMs and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers, it's easy to forget that the relationship is not unidirectional and heavily tilted towards the equipment vendor. While OEMs may seem to have the upper hand in the transaction and initial negotiations, EMS companies are also constantly evaluating their customers…

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Marching Towards the $25 Computer?

It's a given in the high-tech world — prices fall. They might fall slower or faster depending on the device, the components, and the product segment, but they generally drop as the devices move into the “commodity” category. As industry watchers, we all know this trend, and any number of companies forecast this trend every…

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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…

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