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PCB Design, Manufacture & Assembly – Integrating IPC Standards into Your Processes

A one day seminar to be held on Thursday 24th April by Electronics Yorkshire in association with IPC, hosted by the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry.

The Principal Speaker at the event will be Lars Wallin, IPC’s European Representative, supported by key speakers from the industry in the UK. Continue Reading…

Manufacturing electronic systems of the future

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is to invest up to £4.75m in collaborative R&D and feasibility studies to stimulate innovation and growth in the manufacture of electronic systems. Continue Reading…

Managing Conflict Mineral Issues in a non-consumer environment 2014

This brand new event, to be held on Tuesday 17th June 2014 at the De Vere Village London Elstree Hotel,  covers conflict minerals issues, which has been an area of high focus for the consumer industry for the last few years. Major consumer product manufacturers such as Apple, Intel, Motorola Mobile and Hewlett Packard realised the need to publically emphasise their efforts to achieve a conflict free supply chain.  Continue Reading…

Conformal Coating & Cleaning Process Defects Solutions with NPL & SMART Group

Conformal coating has provided benefits to industry for many years, either in the high reliability market sector or where products have to deal with extreme environmental conditions. In recent years, due to changes in technology and miniaturization, coatings are being used in different industries like telecommunications, automotive and consumer products. Continue Reading…

Electronic Systems Community appoints CEO

Members of the Electronic Systems Community (ESCO, formerly the UK Electronics Alliance) along with representatives from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) welcome the appointment of Sarah Macken as ESCO CEO. Continue Reading…

Warren East awarded CBE

From New Electronics:

‘Former ARM chief Warren East has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List.

‘The 52-year-old, who retired as the Cambridge-based firm’s chief executive in July, is credited with building the British firm into one of the world’s most successful tech companies. Continue Reading…

ESCO announces next counterfeit awareness seminar

Between 2009 and 2011 alone, reports of counterfeit parts in the electronics supply chain have quadrupled and these parts are infiltrating even the most secure supply chains. This year to date, the Anti Counterfeiting Forum website has received an average of 30 new reports of alleged counterfeit components per week. Continue Reading…

UKEA to become ESCO Executive

The UK Electronics Alliance (UKEA), comprising the leading trade associations and other bodies representing the electronic systems community, is to change its name to the ESCO Executive. The UKEA was formed in response to the DTI Electronics Innovation and Growth Team (EIGT) Report, published in 2005, to create a single body to represent the industry. Continue Reading…

The ESCO Leadership Council continues to take shape

The new Leadership Council has been further strengthened by the addition of Stephen Pattison, Vice President of Public Affairs at ARM Holdings and Joe Willson, Managing Director of Emerson Process Management, who join founder members Warren East, Juergen Maier, Indro Mukerjee, Keith Williams and Sir Hossein Yossaie. Continue Reading…

UK targets 55pc rise in electronic systems to create £120billion industry by 2020

Additional 150,000 skilled jobs across UK if plan is realised

A strategy was today announced by leading members of the UK’s electronic systems industry outlining aims to significantly grow the UK’s electronic systems industry to £120 billion (up 55%) by 2020 and create an additional 150,000 highly-skilled jobs. Continue Reading…

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