North American PCB Sales Growth Ends 2018 Up 8.7%

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the December 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth bounced back in December and remained solid for the year. The book-to-bill ratio also strengthened in December and stands at 1.05. Total North American PCB shipments in December 2018 were up 7.7…

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Analyze TCO to Make a Case for Onshore Sourcing

Sixty percent of companies make sourcing decisions based on rudimentary metrics, such as wage rate, ex-works price or landed cost, often resulting in a 15 to 30 percent understatement of actual offshoring costs. An analysis of all relevant factors—overhead, balance sheet, risks, corporate strategy and other external and internal business considerations—is a better determination of…

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Can High-Tech Solve its own Counterfeit Electronics Problem?

The electronics industry has developed some of the most ground-breaking technologies in human history. Yet, the best minds in high-tech have been unable to overcome one of the industry’s most insidious challenges: counterfeit electronics. To some extent, technology advancements have only added to the problem: electronic components can now be cloned so well that they…

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More Than 7 Million Pounds of Batteries Diverted from Landfills and Recycled in 2018

Atlanta  – January 23, 2019 – U.S. consumers recycled 7.2 million pounds of batteries in 2018 through the Call2Recycle program, according to the organization. These outcomes underscore the program’s mission to responsibly recycle consumer batteries while increasing consumer focus on battery safety. Since the program’s inception in 1994, more than 115 million pounds of batteries have been collected…

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RIA & Pittsburgh Robotics Network Establish Partnership

 ANN ARBOR, Mich.  – The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade organization, today announced a strategic partnership with Pittsburgh Robotics Network (PRN), a grassroots organization based in Pittsburgh designed to elevate the awareness of the burgeoning robotics industry in the Pittsburgh area. “Pittsburgh has a rich history in robotics and automation. We’re excited to partner with the Pittsburgh Robotics…

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Bluetooth and RF Antenna System-in-Package Modules from Insight SiP Now Available at Rutronik24

PLANO, TX  –Rutronik , a leading global broad-line stocking distributor of a comprehensive range of electronic components, semiconductors, and products and technology solutions for IoT and embedded systems, has announced that Insight SiP' s new ISP1507-AL system-in-package (SiP) is now available at Rutronik24 . Based on the nRF52810 multiprotocol system-on-chip (SoC) from Nordic Semiconductor, the ISP1507-AL is one…

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