Help Wanted: A ‘PhD’ in DfE

The global electronics market is moving so rapidly that we often embrace an idea before we really understand what it is. Case in point: design for environment (DfE). You can get a definition for DfE from Wikipedia: Design for the Environment Program (DfE) is a United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) program, created in 1992,…

Design For Environment Tool Launched

ALAMEDA, CA — Electronics and technology consultants Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI), PlesTech, Ltd. and Harvey Stone Communications announce the launch of DfE OnlineTM, a breakthrough training and certification program in Design for Environment (DfE). The self-paced program places hundreds of case studies, cost-saving tips, energy-efficiency methodologies, supply-chain strategies and much more at the fingertips of…

Celestica Completes D&H Manufacturing Buy

TORONTO – Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of D&H Manufacturing Company. Based in Fremont, California, D&H is a leading manufacturer of precision machined components and assemblies, primarily for the semiconductor capital equipment market. This…

The Billion Pound E-Waste Challenge

Your desk may look somewhat like mine. I have a laptop, a smartphone, an e-reader, a tablet, a few external hard drives, and a pile of assorted cables, battery chargers, and related accessories all within arm's length. Walk down the hall and you'll find another room filled with all sorts of consumer electronics devices. One…

EU Rallies REACH Enforcement Troop

In a series of articles on the Registration, Evaluation, and Analysis of Chemicals (REACH) published by myself and others for EBN and Velocity, there has been much information provided for understanding the basics of the legislation and the resources that can guide a company through the procedures for necessary compliance. (See: Bridging the REACH Gulf…