Can E-waste and Metals Recovery Efforts Lower Environmental Risks and Liability?

February 19, 2019 | Andrew McManus, GANNON & SCOTT INC.

Gold, palladium, silver, and other precious metals (PMs) in manufacturing wastes represent high value, but how PMs are recovered can pose environmental and liability issues. Aerospace and electronics manufacturers and suppliers, in particular, produce volumes of manufacturing wastes that contain varying levels of PMs.

Guest Editor Kelly Dack speaks with Richard Heimsch, director of Super Dry, about some of the differences between storing components and other materials for assembly floor storage versus long-term storage, and how Super Dry can help combat intermetallic growth.


EPTE Newsletter: Predicted Sales Decrease for the Taiwanese Electronics Industry

February 19, 2019 | Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

Recently, I wrote about the printed circuit industry in Taiwan. I reported on the industry’s declining revenues and voiced concerns about a potential domino effect for the rest of the electronics market. Unfortunately, this may...

EPTE Newsletter: Taiwan Electronics Revenues Nosedive

February 12, 2019 | Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

The barometer for the Taiwanese electronics industry is falling, signaling bad weather ahead. December shipments for PWB manufacturers in Taiwan was 49.1 billion Taiwan dollars ($1.596 billion), which is a 20.9% decline from the...

Defense Speak Interpreted: DARPA ERI

January 29, 2019 | Dennis Fritz, Fritz Consulting

DARPA ERI stands for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Electronics Resurgence Initiative. This tongue-twisting acronym is the latest Department of Defense (DoD) effort to catch up and surpass world semiconductor...

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