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Not so long ago, companies manufactured the products they designed. But times change and most electronics companies will outsource the manufacture of their products.

Economics pushed this manufacture towards the Far East for consumer products and to eastern Europe for industrial products. But the UK retains a vibrant contract manufacturing sector, which is supporting the ‘reshoring’ of manufacturing.

In this section, New Electronics brings visitors updates and opinions from the contract manufacturing market.

Taking a lead

01/03/2019

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The setting up of the new Future Networks Lab looks to support and enable the adoption of IoT, LPWAN and 5G technologies.

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Designing with, not for manufacturing

01/03/2019

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A cloud-based platform looks to make collaboration between designers, suppliers and manufacturers easier.

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Debugging the expensive way

28/02/2019

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Blockchain users are rediscovering hard lessons from real-time systems and game theory.

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Importance of effectively simulating analogue production testing

23/01/2019

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Manufacturing test is an important part of product development and an incomplete test can result in defective parts being delivered to customers. These test escapes - the bad parts that escape test - result in parts being returned especially when target defect rates below one defective per part million (DPPM) are the goal of manufacturers.

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Managing your IPR

14/01/2019

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It’s essential that companies consider managing their intellectual property rights.

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Bridging the gap to the future

25/10/2018

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When it comes to engineering outreach, AESSEAL puts its money where its mouth is and proved a worthy Grand Prix Winner.

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Spotless not clueless

12/10/2018

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Once regarded as a purely mechanical industry, the automotive sector has entered an electronic era as a result of increasing demand for electric vehicles, infotainment systems and driver assistance features.

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Cultivating innovation

26/09/2018

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As the maker-market thrives, a new breed of engineer has appeared, and one which needs some nurturing.

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It’s time to start thinking outside the lines

07/08/2018

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We often describe specific fields of capability as ‘disciplines’ which, when you think about it, is kind of oppressive.

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Should I make or should I buy?

07/08/2018

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As electronics design companies reach a certain size, they face a choice between expanding in-house production or employing a sub-contractor. The path they take could be critical for their future.

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The EMS industry: A strategic outlook

30/07/2018

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From identifying key technological developments to managing supply chains, the EMS industry has to contend with a range of challenges.

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Could the roll-out of the T-Level help to change the face of technical education in the UK?

26/07/2018

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The T-Level is a new, 2-year, technical Level 3 qualification, which will replace the current suite of vocational qualifications.

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Manufacturing in the UK

26/07/2018

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With so much uncertainty to contend with, how are UK manufacturers looking to capitalise on the challenges of the coming years?

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Making a difference

24/07/2018

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The Maker movement has been described as a genuine alternative to traditional forms of manufacturing, allowing individuals to gain access to digital fabrication facilities, share knowledge through online platforms and open source technologies and use platforms like crowdfunding to finance innovation and scale-up their businesses.

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Stuck in the middle: 300mm comes under pressure from the 200mm wafer

27/06/2018

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While the dominance of 300mm continues, it has come under unexpected pressure from its immediate predecessor, the 200mm wafer.

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New analytical approaches

25/06/2018

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Innovative device architectures containing novel materials require new solid-state analytical capabilities.

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Smart factories, smart solutions

25/05/2018

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Much discussed, the automation associated with Industry 4.0 brings with it some very big challenges for those supplying the hardware and software.

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Heart of glass

24/05/2018

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The encroachment of glass into mainstream production has been slow up till now, but could the push to deliver higher throughput more cheaply see the material have a bigger role to play?

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A new industrial revolution

23/05/2018

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Coal from South Wales drove the last industrial revolution, could the compound semiconductor cluster now being developed in the region be set to deliver the next one?

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How ‘smart’ is the smart factory?

09/05/2018

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How is the move to digitisation changing the face of electronics manufacturing? Frank Zycinski looks at the impact it’s having on factories.

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So where are all the women?

08/05/2018

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Why is it that so few women are considering engineering as a viable career and what can be done to address it?

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Low cost solutions for managing enterprise content

12/04/2017

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Up to 80% of a company’s document information can be contained in different or separate formats – such as Word, Excel, pdf and AutoCAD – according to Jurate Venskeviciute-Buciene, chief marketing officer at DocLogix, a specialist in document and process management.

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Graphene biosensors - finally a commercial reality

12/04/2017

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Nanomedical Diagnostics, a biotech company located in San Diego, California, has developed a breakthrough electronic assay, an investigative procedure that is usually used in medicine, pharmacology and molecular biology to assess or measure the presence of a particular entity.

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Making ultrasound based predictive maintenance accessible to more manufacturing companies

14/03/2017

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Although predictive maintenance (PdM) is an established technique, it is quickly becoming recognised as a more viable way of preventing equipment failure than preventive maintenance (PM).

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How small diameter electrolytic capacitors in power supplies can impact reliability and cost

31/01/2017

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Recently a member of TDK-Lambda’s technical marketing team experienced first-hand just how much influence small diameter electrolytic capacitors can have on long-term power supply reliability. Unfortunately he picked February to have his central heating system upgraded and Britain’s unpredictable weather system delivered snow. The seven year old boiler system in the loft had been turned off for two days while the radiators were replaced. When the installation was complete, the boiler was switched on, but failed to start

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