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EU sets RoHS max. concentration levels.(Industry NEWS)

EU sets RoHS max. concentration levels.(Industry NEWS) Buetow, Mike Brussels — The European Union has set forth the maximum concentration values for materials restricted under the pending RoHS directive. The EC established a maximum concentration value of 0.1 % by weight in homogeneous materials for lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and …

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EMS Providers Fight for Their Lives.(electronics manufacturing services)(Brief Article)

EMS Providers Fight for Their Lives.(electronics manufacturing services)(Brief Article) Serant, Claire The mid-tier sector of the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry is under severe pressure to regain profitability and retain customers as weak business conditions and competition threaten to squeeze players out of the market. Without the same purchasing leverage and global footprint as their […]

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Motorola and Elmos Join Forces.(Elmos Semiconductor AG)(Brief Article)

Motorola and Elmos Join Forces.(Elmos Semiconductor AG)(Brief Article) Shedd, John Motorola (Hong Kong, China), a semiconductor supplier to the automotive industry, and Elmos Semiconductor AG (Dortmund, Germany), a manufacturer of application-specific integrated circuits for automotive electronics, announced a long-term partnership to jointly drive innovative architectures for the automotive market. The companies will provide automotive customers […]

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a complete traceability system will minimize the cost of product recalls and help eliminate them in the future

Product and component traceability: a complete traceability system will minimize the cost of product recalls and help eliminate them in the future John Nelson Product recalls are a costly and time-consuming process. Without adequate traceability, many products will be recalled for repair or replacement, even if a large number of the units are not faulty. […]