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How do you build a RoHS compliant membrane switch?
White paper by Mark Ester that explores issues relating to building a RoHS Compliant Membrane Switch. 

Seven Advantages of Membrane Switches for Medical Electronics
GDSI writes article for Medical Design Brief touting the advantages of  Membrane Switch for Medical Electronics.

Article on Silver Migration by Mark Ester
Silver is a metal commonly used in many electronics and microelectronic applications including hybrid electronics, microelectronic components and membrane switches. One of the problems associated with silver is a phenomenon known as dendrite growth or silver migration.

Polymer vs Copper Flex Circuity

There are advantages and disadvantages of polymer thickfilm when compared to copper flex circuitry

Industry News

SGIA's 2011 Printed Electronics and Membrane Switch Symposium (San Jose, California; June 14-16) is happening next month, where current and future technologies will collide to bring you a highly specialized educational program and can't-miss product demonstrations from leading industry exhibitors
Global Contract Manufacturing Market Growing at an Incredible Rate
March 23, 2011 -According to our latest research offering “Global Contract Manufacturing Market Analysis”, the contract manufacturing industry pertaining to the pharma industry will grow on the back of cost cutting measures, which are being adopted globally. Besides, the industry will gain momentum by the rising demands of the biopharmaceutical products.

OEM demands drive development
ANAHEIM, CALIF. (March 16, 4:15 p.m. ET)  — The push to reduce product weight, make packaging and products more sustainable, minimize patient risks and hospital liabilities, and drive down overall costs is giving plastic material suppliers more opportunities to develop new resins and compounds.

New Taxes Could Encourage Medical Device Outsourcing
01/27/11 -- A new tax on device manufacturers as part of healthcare reform may be one of many factors driving the outsourcing of medical devices, according to "Contract Manufacturing in Medical Devices (Materials, Processing, Electronics, Finished Products)," a new report by Kalorama information

Biopharmaceuticals Emerging As a Focus for Contract Manufacturing Market
 02/18/2011 -- According to our latest research offering “Global Contract Manufacturing Market Analysis”, biopharmaceutical segment is the recent focus of the pharma contract manufacturing industry

Contract manufacturing, set for 8.5% growth
LONDON – Electronics contract manufacturing had a great year in 2010, rising by 33.4 percent to $347.3 billion, slightly larger than the semiconductor chip market, according to market research company IHS iSuppli.

Bill Ford: Ford's criticized touch controls need 'fine tuning'
Ford Motor's electronic controls might, in fact, need some tweaking, the company's chairman, Bill Ford, acknowledged at the North American International Auto Show Monday.

Highest Sales Growth in the Electronic Manufacturing Services Industry
Below are the top five companies in the Electronic Manufacturing Services industry in terms of sales growth.

API Technologies acquires SenDEC
API Technologies Corp. (API) has acquired SenDEC Corporation, a provider of electronic manufacturing services, from Vintage Capital Management, LLC.

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