Still considering off-shoring?

August 20, 2019

Changing economics move contract assembly to North America In which direction are the economies of electronic production pushing the choice of manufacturing location? What is the history of the situation and assumptions? And when is it time to re-evaluate those assumptions? In the 1950’s and 60’s many US and other Western companies moved manufacturing to

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Beyond RoHS

Beyond RoHS

February 20, 2018

The RoHS requirement came into being as a way to remove potentially hazardous materials from coming into contact with people and from entering the world ecology through improper disposal.  Beryllium (Be), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As), and lead (Pb) are among the most common metals that bear discussion.  They have not nearly

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USTEK partners with ThomasNet

December 17, 2015

The Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, now ThomasNet (www.thomasnet.com), is an online platform for supplier discovery and product sourcing in the USA and Canada. It was once known as the "big green books" and "Thomas Registry", and was a multi-volume directory of industrial product information covering 650,000 distributors, manufacturers and service companies within 67,000-plus industrial

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