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The End of Moore’s Law?

Back in the 1960s, Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every year. After a brief tweak in 1975 to his hypothesis, he upped the timeframe to every two years, setting in stone the popular theory that we know today as Moore’s Law.…


Is this the PCBs’ ‘Polaroid moment’?

Prior to the prominence of Polaroid, photographers had to make do with an elongated process to develop their photographs, involving a darkened room and a mixture of chemicals.

When Polaroid released their instant cameras and associated films, the American company successfully managed to turn the creation of photographs into a simple point, click and wait procedure.


Skilled Staff Provide Quality Service

EMS provider, Daniel Josefsson, credits its staff with providing great value service, from enquiry through to delivery.

Highlighting its ability to provide quality and service, at a competitive price, EMS provider Daniel Josefsson has reached another milestone: it has completed its first order for the USA, to rave reviews from the customer.…


Safety Standards of Power Sources within Wearable Technology

Wearable technology is becoming more and more popular, with smart watches that can text, count calories and monitor your heart rate becoming commonplace with today’s connected generation.

When it comes to this quickly growing sector, watches are at the fore of the public’s consciousness due to the press coverage and snazzy advertising campaigns.…


DJ Assembly Welcomes Bill Skelton, Our New Business Development Manager

DJ Assembly would like today to introduce our new Business Development Manager, Bill Skelton.

Bill is a born and bred Yorkshireman who has worked tirelessly within the electronics industry for over thirty years. Within his career, Bill has worked in a number of roles including, sales, production and management, and has previously owned his own electronics business.…


UK Government to Invest in Electronic Manufacturing

The UK government has agreed to invest £4.75 million in the domestic electronics manufacturing sector.

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) will use the money to fund collaborative research and development, and undertake a number of studies that, combined, are expected to stimulate innovation and growth in the entire electronic manufacturing industry.…


Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Face Ever-Increasing Challenges

In a recent article, SGS report that we are on the ‘tip of an environmental iceberg’ when it comes to implementing processes to effectively manage the collection, risk assessment, and quality assessment of material data across the supply chain.

Electrical and electronics manufacturers around the world are facing an ever increasing demand to be held accountable for every molecule of material contained in their products which may impact the health of the environment, consumers and individuals responsible for manufacturing, recovery, recycling and disposal of end of life products.…


Hazardous Chemicals Now Banned in Medical Devices

On October 22nd, 2013, the European Parliament voted in favour of the European Commission’s proposed ban on the use of hazardous chemicals in medical devices.

The ban applies to chemicals that are CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic to reproduction) and EDCs (endocrine disrupting chemicals) that are contained in medical devices and come into contact with the body of patients or are used to administer, transport or store medicines, body fluids or other substances, including gases in concentrations above 0.1% by weight.…


OEMs Advised to Review Supply Chain to Help Avoid Indonesian Tin

OEMs are advised to review their supply chains in an effort to stop the procurement of tin from Bangka Island, Indonesia.

Recent research suggests that dangerous tin mining practices have caused deaths and environmental devastation on the Indonesian island. A report recently published by Friends of the Earth, ‘Mining for Smartphones: the true cost of tin’, documents a six-month investigation and reveals the little-known environmental impact and social costs behind the mining of tin in Indonesia.…