Tag Archives: electronics supply chain

Proposed IEC Standard on Halogen Free Raises Concerns

Like the game of whack-a-mole, the idea of a standard for low halogen electronics keeps popping up. Originally, proposed as an IPC specification of chlorine and bromine in copper-clad laminates, IEC 61249-2-21 was established many years ago to define FR-4 products for halogen-free. Then about a decade ago, concerns about certain toxic Br containing flame […]

Ford, Siemens Make Google Earth an Industrial Tool

One of the interesting trends of this decade is the drive to use consumer technologies everywhere, from cars and airplanes to manufacturing sites. The huge investments fuel many rapid advancements that can often be ruggedized or otherwise altered to meet demanding industrial requirements. Siemens and Ford took the idea to new heights this week, adding […]