Oven Industries Upgrades Equipment

OVEN Industries (OI) increases product assembly efficiencies in Electronic Contract Manufacturing by adding Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) and PC Board cleaning equipment. This initiative compliments their ongoing focus on continuous improvement, quality workmanship and repeatability. As an ISO Aerospace Certified Electronic Contract Manufacturing Company, OVEN Industries has specialized in Analog and Digital Temperature Controllers and…

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Anti-Counterfeiting Measures Move Forward

The U.S. government’s offensive against counterfeit electronics components has made progress in recent weeks. The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a second successful prosecution of  a dealer of counterfeit electronics parts. (See: Anatomy of a Counterfeit Electronics Operation). Another segment of the government has commended the use of unique identifiers in its ongoing battle…

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Infographic: State of ROHS 2 Compliance

The only thing that is certain is that compliance is more easily mandated than achieved. It always takes time, and a lot of it. The RoHS2 (also called the RoHS Recast) was drafted in 2008 with an eye toward restricting hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment sold in Europe. “Improving implementation and enforcement of…

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Get Press Attention at Trade Shows

Trade shows, conventions, and conferences are very valuable opportunities to increase your brand awareness with the news outlets that cover your technologies and products. In our ever increasingly digital world, it is a rare and valuable experience to meet some of these editorial contacts face to face, shake their hands, and actually develop a personal…

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OEMs: Plan Ahead For After-Market Needs

The term “spare parts” may conjure up visions of junkyards, but in the high-tech industry they represent an opportunity worth billions of dollars for companies willing to manage after-market logistics. The storage and maintenance of spare parts is often a drain on company resources. Holding and maintaining inventory costs money that could be better invested…

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