Tag Archives: electronics manufacturing

How Graphene Can Prevent Overheating

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At the start of autumn, it was reported that Samsung was on the cusp of announcing the world’s first mobile phone with a graphene-based alternative to the traditional lithium-ion batteries. Samsung wasn’t the only company exploring this material. Behind the scenes, each of the major mobile phone retailers are hard at work perfecting graphene components to be used in their products. Such is the determination to […]


Industry experts urge government for change in UK electronics sector

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A series of open letters written by industry experts urge the new Government to make changes which would benefit the UK electronics sector. The letters, which were published in full on the Electronics Weekly website, highlight the significance of the electronics sector to the UK economy and suggest some changes which could help promote industry growth. […]


Hi5’s 2014 investment ends with black hole (machine!)

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2014 saw us bid a fond farewell to our venerable Resco Black Hole machine and welcome our new improved machine, manufactured by Lantronic of Holland. What is the Black Hole process? In order to make the holes in a printed circuit board conductive (prior to the copper plating stage), we need to apply a microscopically […]


Flexible PCBs move forward

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Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the heart and heartbeat of all electronic devices.  Developed principally after WWII, we are all familiar with the exponential development in PCB technology in the following years, and the oft-quoted pub statistic that the electronics in the spaceship that first landed man on the moon are now found in most […]


The 4 best PCB surface finishes

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Scratch the surface and you’ll find there’s a lot more to PCB finishes than you think.  Actually, don’t scratch the surface… that is very much the point.  It is the finish will ultimately protect the copper on the board from oxidation. The possible finishes to your PCB are varied, and can have very different impacts […]


Electronics malfunction in the automotive industry

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In the space of a generation, car design and manufacture has evolved beyond recognition. The cars we see on the street today may look similar to those driven by our parents, but one look inside and the difference is plain to see. The modern day driver has access to non-stop interactive information from communication, safety, […]