Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, global supply chains have been under an enormous amount of pressure, with component shortages leaving many manufacturers scrambling to meet growing customer demand. Many have entered 2022 optimistic that things will begin to improve, however, as things stand, prudence is important, with the electronics sector still experiencing signific ...
The Risk of Counterfeit Components to Electronics Supply Chains in 2021
During times when the supply chain is under considerable strain, the risk of encountering counterfeit components rises. Counterfeit components are more common than you think, and pose a serious threat to electronics supply chains. Counterfeits often fail to meet the required performance demands of businesses, resulting in final products performing intermittently, not to spec, or not at all. Fake components can degrade system performance, cause intermittent performance spikes or delays, and limit the performance of other components in the system. This ultimately leads to product malfunction, which in the case of certain devices such as medical equipment, could be fatal.
The Future of IoT: Increasing Efficiency
IoT holds huge potential to help the world address the ongoing climate crisis. Reports estimate IoT could lead to emissions reductions between 11.7 and 17.4 million tonnes annually in the UK.
Five Considerations When Designing IoT Devices
The Internet of Things allows medical, industrial and commercial organisations to offer benefits to customers and create new business opportunities, however, these applications often require a high level of reliability and the ability to operate in harsh environments. When developing an IoT device, designers and engineers face a number of technical challenges and must bear in mind a number of important design considerations, especially when designing an industrial IoT system or device.
The Chips are Down for the Electronics Industry
Manufacturers of consumer electronics usually implement a conservative production plan, and dynamically adjust it based on sales. The disruption to the supply chain over the past 18 months has resulted in this just-in-time strategy proving tough to execute.
Editorial: Let Your CEM Take the Strain
Our feature in the latest issue of Electronics Sourcing magazine discusses Covid-19’s impacts on global semiconductor availability, and how choosing the right CEM can simplify your supply chain and help navigate the storm.
Successfully Outsourcing Electronic Product Design
Choose the right design partner for your new product development (NPD) and you’ll reap the rewards of their additional resource and expertise, increase the likelihood of on-time project delivery with high-quality results, and achieve careful cost-control for what is often a high expenditure (and therefore also high risk) undertaking. The team at Corintech discuss how to successfully outsource electronic product design...
Successfully Outsourcing Electronics Manufacture
When implemented carefully, outsourcing manufacture offers Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) a considerable range of potential business benefits. Conversely, if the subcontracting process goes wrong, the results can lead towards significant damage to an OEM’s business operations and reputation...
Corintech Offer Extra Manufacturing Capacity to Help Ramp Up Medical Ventilator Production
Amidst calls from the UK Government for ventilator manufacturers to ramp up production, Corintech can offer fast-turnaround PCB Assembly, as well as further box build manufacturing services. Please Note: We are a contract electronics manufacturer offering assistance for ventilator manufacturers. We do not sell ventilators as our own product. In light of the current Coronaviru ...
Editorial: Re-Engineering Obsolete Designs
As an electronics design and manufacturing specialist, we explain how selecting the right subcontractor can help engineer out obsolescence before it arrives in the latest issue of Electronics Sourcing magazine. The article - contributed to by a range of our departments - includes elements of dealing with obsolescence including procurement, alternative drop-in replacements, te ...