Empowering the Workforce Through Training: An Investment Return

August 21, 2017 | Daniel Prina, MC Assembly

Electronics manufacturers should take training seriously at all levels. To remain viable and competitive, it’s vital that they keep up with the latest technologies and practices in the electronics field. Perhaps more importantly, investment in employees keeps them engaged and excited in the performance of their daily work.

The EMS Skills Gap Epidemic

August 18, 2017 | Steve Williams, The Right Approach Consulting LLC

The manufacturing skills gap is real. Interviews with EMS industry executives across the country are united in their top concern for their businesses: finding new talent. Manufacturers can no longer afford to wait. It is time to educate and train the next generation of manufacturing.


EPTE Newsletter: Reborn Sharp Pushes Drastic Reforms

August 11, 2017 | Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

Hon Hai Precision Industry is the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer. Last week, the company announced plans to build a $10 billion LCD panel plant in Wisconsin. Hon Hai acquired Japanese electronics manufacturer...

Analyzing the Cost of Material in Today’s Global Economy, Part 3

August 7, 2017 | Tom Borkes, The Jefferson Project

Any increase in material cost based solely on an assembly operation's geographic location could, in itself, cause a condition that would not allow a turnkey electronic product assembler to successfully compete on the global...

The Role of Bismuth (Bi) in Electronics: A Prelude

August 4, 2017 | Dr. Jennie Hwang, H-Technologies Group

When it comes to considering applications in electronics and microelectronics industry, over last three decades, the industry has shied away from using bismuth (Bi), at least not in standard practices in mass production. However, an...

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