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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 12/25-12/29

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog during the week 12/25-12/29. Wireless charging market to reach $2.6 billion by 2024 Persistence Marketing Research (PMR) predicts the wireless charging market to see significant growth in the next few years. Supported by the growing number of mobile devices and the increase in the electric…

HOBI International Inc. wishes you a happy new year

As 2017 comes to an end, HOBI International Inc. would like to wish you a happy and prosperous new year. We know that many of you will soon make new year’s resolutions and we hope reusing and recycling efforts will be including in those resolutions. As a certified R2, RIOS and ISO 14001 company, HOBI…

Wireless charging market estimated to reach $2.6 billion by 2024

A research report, “Global Market Study on Wireless Charging: Consumer Electronics Application Segment Projected to be the Most Attractive Segment Through 2024” by Persistence Market Research (PMR) points towards a fragmented and highly competitive structure of the global market for wireless charging. Participants like Qualcomm Technologies, Texas Instruments, Engergizer Holdings, Leggett & Platt, Integrated Device…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 12/18-12/22

The following is a recap of the HOBI blog during the week 12/18-12/22. ISRI reports China is ‘not prepared’ to enforce import ban In an update to association membership, ISRI reports China is overwhelmingly ill-prepared to enact the upcoming import policy. The root of China’s issues with the import ban seems to revolve around the…

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Three IoT predictions for 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT), is defined as the network of physical objects – devices, vehicles, buildings and other items – embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data. Almost regardless of industry, IoT is predicted to be the single most important factor impacting fundamental business…

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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 12/11-12/15

The following is a recap of the HOBI blog during the week of 12/11-12/15. U.K. students research cheaper tools for identifying plastics Team Matoha, a group composed of four undergraduate students at Imperial College London, is looking into developing low-cost instruments that will manually identify and sort plastic materials based on resin type. OEM representative…

Chinese leaders will be enforcing import restrictions “to the letter”

Top Chinese environmental official recently revealed that China will be enforcing the upcoming import restrictions “to the letter.” Environmental Minister Li Ganjie characterized the country’s materials ban and recently updated contaminant standards revision as two separate actions during a press conference held by Chinese environmental officials on Nov. 16. This confirmed the growing speculation that…

Enhancing repairability of lithium-ion batteries in mobile devices

Enhancing Repairability of Lithium-Ion batteries in Mobile Devices by: Craig Boswell Concern for safe battery removal — particularly in mobile devices — is prompting processors, industry organizations and OEMs to examine design, manufacturing and disassembly procedures. Due to the highly volatile nature of lithium-ion batteries, establishing a set of industry safety standards and manufacturing protocols…