Wearable Electronics & Big Data = High Volume, High Mix SMT!Authors: Charles E. Bauer, Ph.D. & Herbert J. Neuhaus, Ph.D.
Company: TechLead Corporation
Date Published: 9/27/2015 Conference: SMTA International
Software tools applied to the world of integrated circuits, e.g. field programmable gate arrays, soft radios, etc. provide the flexibility demanded in the design of smart phones, embedded controllers, and specialty sensors. Drawing on these experiences SMT assemblers can serve the burgeoning world of wearable electronics and tailor individual products to specific applications and environments using rapid change approaches driven by quantitative and qualitative analysis of large data sets that define the market expectations. The authors delve into specific tools being developed in Japan, Germany and the USA that facilitate these approaches while outlining specific changes demanded of the supply chain in order to meet the high mix needs of customers at low cost.
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