Asset tracking has become a vital component of many industries. The Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Solutions market is estimated to be worth over $30 billion by 2026 according to Transparency Market Research. Just this past year (2017), this market was worth over $10 Billion, so it is easy to imagine how widespread asset tracking will become as the Internet of Things continues to grow.
Defining a general approach to the smart factory infrastructure is imperative to reduce the complexity, effort, and cost, thus, the electronics assembly industry is rapidly improving automation and analytics to support increased flexibility, lower overhead and quality standards.
EMSNow caught up with Bill Cardoso of Creative Electron recently for his insights into the state of the world. Described by his Creative Electron colleagues thusly: ‘Our benevolent overlord is an overeducated Brazilian who became an electronics technician at 13, continued in life to get a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering, and topped off with an MBA…
The SMTAi 2018 conference opens Sunday with a packed Technical Program, an exciting keynote presentation from Rockwell Collins and Lockheed Martin about the revolutionary Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS) for the F-35 Fighter Jet, and a plethora of panel discussions, social events and committee meetings. Not to mention the electronics exhibition, featuring 150 or so exhibitors demonstrating the latest technologies and processes.