iPhone Tech Evolves & Thrives: Infographic

Consumers are the last stop in an increasingly complex supply chain, and their wishes often impact important sourcing decisions. It's interesting then to note how the features and functions of the popular Apple iPhone have evolved since the company's first iPhone launch in 2007. Alex Hillsberg from Finances Online shared an infographic that clearly illustrates…

Corrugated Packaging Getting Consistently Greener

The electronic industry may, at times, take packaging for granted. However, poor-quality boxes result in damaged products. Meanwhile, using more packaging is a poor choice for the planet. A recent peer-reviewed study, commissioned by the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) and conducted by the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI), finds that corrugated materials…

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…

Metal Pricing Impacts Theft Risk

If you thought smartphones, tablets, and laptops were the only items targeted by criminal gangs robbing delivery trucks and cargo containers, think again. Metals are also top-choice products to steal, and they are becoming even more appealing as metal commodity prices increase. As Velocity, a sister publication, noted last month, the electronics supply chain already…

Infographic: Tracing the Impact of EE

If you look around your daily life, from what's beside our roads to what's in our offices to what's running our supply chains, electrical engineers have been the ones pushing innovation to the newest frontiers. When the telegraph was invented, few people could have imagined how developments would continue to evolve over the decades, coming…