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Industry 4.0: sensors

In a previous article, we briefly described Industry 4.0 in the Internet of Things (IoT). In this article, we will further explore this topic. Sensors play a crucial role in Industry 4.0. They manage machines and processes, and they are connected with the Internet in one way or another. Sensors collect data and produce data. These data are then stored and translated into useable information. This obviously requires storage space and computer capacity. Smart companies have not hooked [...]

By |2019-01-30T10:21:21+00:0030 January 2019|PIEK News|

Three reasons why your employees should do IPC certification courses

IPC regularly researches companies in the electronic interconnect industry. One of the recent surveys related to reasons for staff participating in IPC courses and certification routes. This research was held among companies in the Fortune 500, Global 500 and the S&P 500 electronic industries. In total, 87 leading organisations in the electronic interconnect industry took part in the research. We would like to share the three main results, which may look familiar to you. Firstly, 57% of the [...]

By |2019-01-23T12:01:55+00:0023 January 2019|PIEK News|

Printed circuit board industry is booming and the end is not in sight

When we see the number of new devices and applications entering the market, it is clear that the electronic interconnect industry is booming. It goes without saying that this implies the use of Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of things. Turnover in the electronic interconnect industry is growing steadily. Second quarter turnover in 2018 exceeded that of 2017 by 2.1 %. In 2018 it is expected that the turnover for the full year will be 13% [...]

By |2019-01-15T13:25:41+00:0015 January 2019|PIEK News|

Well-attended IPC day very successful

‘Interesting’, ‘learnt much today’, ‘gained new insights’, ‘fascinating speakers’. These are only a few comments from participants of the IPC – PIEK day. Keynote speaker Bhanu Sood, Commodity Risk Manager Assessment Engineer of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center gave his audience an insight into the experiences of his NASA colleagues and himself regarding PCBs and error analyses in an interactive and captivating lecture. The audience was enthralled. Says Rob Walls, PIEK’s Managing Director: ‘It is impressive to hear [...]

By |2019-01-09T15:03:30+00:009 January 2019|PIEK News|

Happy Holidays 2018

Customer satisfaction: 9.5 Number of new customers: 59 Number of audits: 13 Number of IPC certifications: 1833 Number of PIEK certifications: 656 This is what 2018 looks like in figures for PIEK. Figures are necessary for the daily course of affairs, but there are things that are much more important than figures: employees who are committed to their job and who have the intrinsic motivation to inspire customers during courses every day. And customers who remain loyal for years and choose [...]

By |2018-12-12T13:09:31+00:0012 December 2018|PIEK News|

Drones in nature: friend or foe?

An earlier article was devoted to the influence of drones on agriculture and their use in crime fighting. In this article, we will be looking at what the impact is of drones on nature. We will see why drones are used, we will describe some examples of drones giving scientists a better insight into wild life, and finally we will briefly review the role of drones in anti-poaching operations. Why drones? Before there were drones, scientists used small [...]

By |2018-11-07T08:21:38+00:007 November 2018|PIEK News|

IPC Day 2018 “Understanding Failures for Improved Reliability”

Dear Madam, Sir,We are pleased to invite you to attend 2018 IPC Day on “Understanding Failures for Improved Reliability”, which will be held in ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands on Thursday 6 December 2018.ThematicPresented by Mr. Bhanu Sood, Commodity Risk Assessment Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, this IPC Day will present and discuss a wide range of failure mechanisms that impact the functionality of PCBs under varied stress conditions. Bhanu will tell you how these mechanisms can be [...]

By |2018-11-19T11:16:36+00:0031 October 2018|IPC News|

New IPC Edge Certification Portal 2.0

IPC NEWS: New IPC Edge Certification Portal 2.0 New IPC Edge Essentials mandatory for each student (CIS, CIT and MIT) New IPC Policies & Procedures version 6.1 New IPC Edge Certification Portal 2.0: In August 2018 IPC drastically changed its online registration system (CQI Portal). The new IPC Edge Certification Portal 2.0 helps the trainer to register participants. The new Portal 2.0 is faster, more effective, easier and clearer in use. Advantage: The certificates are now sent directly [...]

By |2018-10-22T13:55:48+00:0022 October 2018|PIEK News|

Digital health care

Health care is becoming more and more digital because of the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). This leads to numerous advantages for both patients and health care providers. Even those who do not need direct medical assistance but just preventive health care can benefit. During the Las Vegas CES (Customer Electronics Show) many new innovative products were showcased: contact-free fertility sensors, a headset used for losing weight, allergen detectors, etc., etc. If [...]

By |2018-10-10T15:28:20+00:0010 October 2018|PIEK News|