HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 5/07-5/11

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent technology, renewable energy, and mobile related news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 5/07-5/11. The Rising Demand for Printed Circuit Boards The printed circuit board (PCB) industry has recently experienced rapid growth and studies show that predictions for the future are equally as optimistic. And…

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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…

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…

OEM representative promotes design for disassembly

Craig Melson, a program manager at techUK, penned an article for New Electronics, a U.K. trade publication for electronics engineers, where he discussed the emerging repairability and recyclability expectations facing the electronics industry. Melson also addressed the important key role that electronics engineers play in ensuring that devices are repairable and recyclable. “Whilst innovation and…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/20-11/22

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 11/20-11/22. China Releases New Proposed Contaminants Threshold On Nov. 15, the Government of China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to adopt the Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487 .2-13), standards that…