Despite the best efforts of component makers, distributors and equipment manufacturers, counterfeit electronics still enter the supply chain. Counterfeiting has cost the semiconductor industry as much as $7.5 billion related to brand damage, product repla... Read More
Dr. Alexander Teverovsky from Goddar Space Flight Center agreed to answer some EPCI questions on the evaluation of passive components for space application and NASA projects.I know Alexander for more than fifteen years from CARTS and CMSE conferences, whe... Read More
The trend of electronic devices becoming smaller, lighter, and more integrated both internally in their components and externally as part of society has profound implications for the electronics supply chain. The attention has been towards the forward mov... Read More
Many buyers of passive components tend to think of these devices as very interchangeable or even “generic.” Unlike ICs, it’s relatively easy to find multiple manufacturers of components with roughly similar specs for most passives. Howev... Read More
Now that the highly anticipated update to the ISO 13485 quality management system standard has been published, medical device manufacturers have a three-year transition period to come into compliance with the new version of the standard.
That’s a lo... Read More
For electronics OEMs, who have traditionally focused on reclaiming precious metals and components, this new push to recycle plastics may be daunting, but soon it will be part of good business practice.
Source: EBN – Pamela J. Gordon – Data is ... Read More
Dealing with obsolete, end-of-life (EOL) components is a challenge that many designers and engineers will have to face at some point. Perhaps you might decide to use end-of-life components in a design from the outset to keep costs low and avoid the expen... Read More
With Easter rapidly approaching it is perhaps appropriate for us to engage in an egg hunt type of game. From time to time our legislators make us play find the prize by tucking important passages into bills that can run hundreds of pages. A case in point ... Read More
No less than five and a half years after its first draft revision of the regulation, on January 21, 2016 China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, along with seven other ministries, finally promulgated the new revision of China RoHS, ... Read More
Micross Components (“Micross”) headquartered in Orlando, FL and Hi-Rel Laboratories, Inc. (“Hi-Rel Labs”) based in Spokane, WA are pleased to announce a partnership to provide customers with an integrated PEM Qual service solution.... Read More
The electronics industry has experienced a huge rise in merger and acquisition activity over the past 18 months and this has in turn opened another door to counterfeit products coming onto the market. Here, Electronic Specifier Editor Joe Bush talks to As... Read More
Twenty years ago, I remember hearing talk about lead-free soldering at a turnkey manufacturing facility in Massachusetts. At that time, the factory managers were already contemplating the possibility that future regulation would ban the use of lead in ele... Read More
In case you were wondering whether to expect a decision on the huge number of RoHS exemption renewal application received by the Commission a year ago by January 21 of this year, as required by Article 5, paragraph 5 of the RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU), on... Read More
The WTO agreed to remove tariffs from an additional 201 IT products during its December 2015 Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
Source: EBN – Logical Link – WTO Tariff Removal Makes Electronics, IT Cheaper ... Read More
However new EEE using expired exemptions cannot be placed on the market beyond the 22nd. Components that use the exemptions will no longer be compliant after 22 July 2016 so manufacturers cannot use them to make ROHS compliant EEE.
They can however be use... Read More
GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Per Loof, testified in a hearing before the U.S. House Financial Service... Read More
Rules regarding conflict minerals are “a failure,” according to a Tuesday hearing of the House Financial Services Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee.
Under the rule, required by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, public companies are required to scour... Read More