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The Top 3 Technologies that will Change the Electronics Manufacturing Industry

As many manufacturers continue placing increased emphasis on utilizing smart technology in their processes, there is a new design opportunity for electronics manufacturers. The industry itself has undergone recent technological developments in IoT that have transformed production processes to improve efficiency. One executive has even dubbed this time a “technological renaissance,” given the progress that

Smartphones, Homes, and Automobiles: What IoT Means for OEMs

In recent years, the development and adaptation of the Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized the way consumers interact with electronic devices. From smartphones equipped with facial recognition, to smart speakers that respond to your voice, the connectivity of devices has become increasingly prevalent in our everyday lives. Just how popular is IoT? According to

Increase Quality, Efficiency & Profits with Solder Training & IPC Certification

Electronics manufacturers must seize every opportunity to differentiate themselves amongst competition by producing quality products, while remaining profitable. Balancing the efficient production of high quality products, while ensuring a return on the bottom line, can be difficult without the right strategy and standards. With the right training and education, however, increased production – and profitability

Defining Popular IPC Certification Courses

When you and your employees obtain or renew your IPC certifications, you receive the proficiencies and knowledge to produce a consistent, high-quality product. Becoming IPC certified in one or multiple levels of electronic and cable wire harness assemblies demonstrates to your partners and customers that you follow the most widely accepted set of industry standards

3 Benefits of IPC Certification in Electronic Assemblies & Inspection

As an emerging OEM/EMS company, you’ve managed to transform your operation from a small, local shop into a large industry player. Both change and growth have forced you to adopt new practices and proficiencies to remain competitive. Understanding that efficient production is vital to your overall success, you hire and train staff to be IPC

3 Strategies for Effective Rework & Repair of PCB’s

The manufacturing of printed circuit boards, or PCB’s, has proven to be a rapidly growing aspect of the assemblies’ industry. As indicated by an increase in the PCB’s book-to-bill ratio, demand, as of August 2017, is currently exceeding the supply of PCB’s. With a shortage in supply emerges a new opportunity for businesses within the

Continuous Training & Education are Critical for Growth in the Electronics Assembly Industry

The North American electronics assembly industry is rock solid. Sales numbers for semiconductor and electronics manufacturers are rising steadily, and printed circuit board sales are on the uptick. The U.S. Purchasing Managers’ Index is reflecting a positive position for industry sales, which also bodes well for sales projections over the next few months.

Re-Establishment of IPC Certification Through Certification or Recertification

Let’s clarify the differences between both Certification and Recertification for re-establishment of an IPC certification. Once the extension time frame or six (6) months has past, the student is no longer certified and must re-establish their certification.

RIT Program Helps Fill Skills Gap by Training Unemployed Vets

When Sean Phelan interviewed for a technical trainer opening at the Harris Communication Systems in March, he realized that he did not have all the needed skills in electronics for the job. But Phelan is now in an electronics training program, Veterans and Displaced Workers in Manufacturing, and when he informed Harris that he was in the

J-STD-001 Revision Changes Regarding The Requirements for Gold Plating Removal

Gold and electronics have had a partnership in products and components for many years. The initial reasoning behind the application of gold to printed circuit boards was to make them more susceptible to the application of wire bonding and for corrosion protection.