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Sourcing enclosures for medical electronics

Medical devices must face punishing working conditions without showing signs of wear. OKW explains how to get the enclosure sourcing right. Patients don’t want to be treated with medical equipment that looks past its prime. They expect it to look spotless all day, every day, no matter how old it is. The enclosures housing these devices must be exemplary: smart, modern, robust and tamperproof. They should also be resilient so they continue to look new for as long as possible. Unlike ‘nine-to-five’ office equipment, medical electronics must: withstand the hard knocks of frontline clinical care; be used 24/7/365 by a…

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Buyers guide to batteries

In this article, Newark looks at battery purchasing considerations, plus factors impacting the shipping of end devices. Batteries vary by…

Lithium-ion batteries to engulf market

Transparency Market Research suggests bills-of-materials will increasingly be including cloud-based battery management systems as lithium-ion captures the renewables market. Cloud-based…

Think, make or serve

It’s been an interesting 55-years. Like many children of the ‘60s, I was born into a manufacturing economy. As the…

Box clever

Mouser’s vice president, EMEA marketing, Graham Maggs explains how state-of-the-art automation is driving efficiency improvements in its warehouses and distribution…

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Industry 4.0: manufacturing’s supernova

John Denslinger argues Industry 4.0 is a manufacturing supernova on Earth, both for industry and the people enabling its transformation. The fourth industrial revolution was underway long before the pandemic…

Domino effect on manufacturing

John Denslinger explores a decade of falling dominoes, each impacting the supply chain and driving manufacturers to explore significant changes to their global strategies. A domino effect is produced when…

Seeds of change

Made in the USA was once the preferred branding for manufactured products. It signaled high quality, American ingenuity and skilled jobs for citizens. Following the post war re-build of Japanese…

Acceleration of digital life

John Denslinger sees Covid-19 as a catalyst for significant and rapid change regarding the digitisation of our lives. For more than a decade we have imagined a digital world where…

Everyone is essential to recovery

In this article John Denslinger argues the best solution to a sustained recovery is a marketplace where all economic activity is seen as essential. Essential versus non-essential must be one…

Distributors grow inventory to win new business

Some distributors have increased inventory levels of new and old components as well as components that are in short supply. Some electronics distributors have been aggressive about increasing inventory levels…

Weaker demand and falling prices

However, the analog chip market will bounce back in 2021 as both demand and prices increase. Buyers can expect declining prices for analog ICs for the rest of the year…

Microprocessor market will bounce back

MPU demand will rebound in 2020 resulting in higher tags for processors used in computers and a return to sales growth Weaker demand and oversupply will result in the global…

Expect Less Price Erosion For MCUs By James Carbone

More stable prices and continued strong demand from automotive, Internet of Things and industrial segments will drive MCU sales growth for the next five years Semiconductor purchasers can expect continued…