Interviews & Comments

Adopting consumer technologies in the industrial sector – the challenges and opportunities

By Dermot Barry, General Manager of the ASIC & IP Division of Adesto Traditionally, there has been clear blue water between the diverse application areas for electronic products, primarily because each sector had its own requirements and its own criteria. As well as commercial pressures, factors such as safety and …

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Wales leading in global compound semiconductor markets

The silicon industry has dominated semiconductors for the last 50 years, and being a $350bn a year industry, it’s pretty significant. Now, compound semiconductors are beginning to take centre stage and the UK, particularly Wales, is playing a huge part in its growth. CIE editor, Amy Wallington talks to Chris …

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Can extended warranty ever equal reliability?

Does the increasingly common practice of offering an extended warranty with a new EMC or EMP filter make that filter any more reliable or long-lasting? No, argues Paul Currie, sales and marketing director of the EMC, EMP and TEMPEST filter designers and manufacturers MPE Ltd of Liverpool. In this article, …

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Shielding and filtering are not independent of one another

By Keith Armstrong, C.Eng(UK), FIEE/IET, Senior MIEEE, ACGI, EurIng(Gp1) on behalf of EMC Standards I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked to fix an EMC problem, only to find that a shielding box has been designed or purchased to provide XdB up to fMAX. Or …

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A spotlight on Murata Europe

This month’s spotlight is on Murata Europe. We talk to Glenn Palmer, president of Murata Europe, to find out more about the European electronics industry and Murata’s place in it Glenn Palmer joined Murata in June 1989, having previously worked for Pilkington. His transition from a British business culture to …

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Mouser interviews Uzi Hanuni, developer of high-tech communication solutions invaluable in saving Thai soccer team

The harrowing ordeal of a Thai soccer team trapped in a water-filled cave gripped the world’s attention for more than two weeks in June and July 2018. It was a complicated and daring rescue, but little has been said about the amazing technology that helped make their rescue possible. Mouser …

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A Consignment Q & A with CCL

With the ever-changing electronics world making it difficult to accurately forecast stock demands, excess inventory is an issue all Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) face, and there are many ways to tackle it. A quick option is to sell as a lot and be done with it, however this may not …

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What is the electronics sector looking for in 2018?

Farnborough Airshow – Market perspective from Dan Lewis, market sector vice president of Aerospace and Defence at Plexus Designers and manufacturers typically spend many hours forecasting and predicting, and in the run-up to the Farnborough Air Show, this activity intensifies as revised offerings are showcased and ecosystem partners compare notes. …

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A spotlight on GD Rectifiers

GD Rectifiers is shining in this month’s spotlight. The company is more than a distributor of electronic components; they offer a wide range of niche services suited to engineers and purchasers with a focus on customised solutions, from design and build to prototypes and mass production runs. Paul Bentley, managing …

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Dynamic EMS on how to remain competitive in the UK landscape amidst a challenging and changing climate

In this article managing director and owner of Dynamic EMS, John Dignan, provides his views on the steps he believes Electronic Manufacturing Service Providers [EMS] should take to remain competitive within the UK landscape. Reinvent your business Manufacturers in the Western world have moved up the value chain to concentrate …

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