The rise of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) has brought with it digital interconnectivity that offers unprecedented opportunities for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). But with that openness there also comes risk—the threat of the loss of data, the theft of capital or intellectual property, and the disruption of access to systems or operational technology—all of which can impede businesses and impact on trade.
Upcoming AI hardware requires advanced semiconductors, packaging approaches, new architectures, increased speeds and capabilities of inference processing, and system design and manufacturing prowess continually developed to reach the interconnect density. Against this backdrop, packaging and assembly levels will continue to be critical technology and serve as the backbone of manufacturing electronic hardware to deliver desired products with enhanced miniaturization, functionality, and augmented intelligence promptly.
The electronics design world is by now aware that we're in a very serious period of components shortages. Allocation and shortages hit every few years, but this one seems to be the worst in recent memory. It could be a problem until...
IPC spent the summer gearing up for new education and certification platforms, and has announced that IPC EDGE 2.0 is ready for all certification users. John Mitchell talked with David Hernandez, senior director of learning and...
Greg Smith, manager of stencil technology at BlueRing Stencils, made his his first SMT stencil in the 1980s. In this new column, SMT Stencils 101, Greg will discuss the fundamental concepts and principles in surface-mount technology...
Experts Interview: A Look at Medical Electronics Design and Assembly Challenges by the I-Connect007 Editorial Team
3D Printing and Medical Electronics: A Beneficial Disruptive Technology by Dan Feinberg
FDA Approvals: Clearing the Hurdles by Nolan Johnson
Printed Electronics and The Fast, Flexible, Future of Connected Healthcare by Girish Wable & Ralph Hugeneck
Vital Points in Medical Electronics Manufacturing Interview with Zulki Khan
Does Medical Device Reliability Worry You Sick? by Eric Camden