Read our interviews with manager and experts of our industry on various aspects of industry 4.0 and future electronics assembly.

13. May 2016

“Data interpretation is an issue that keeps me busy …”

(image: ©ASM) I was recently able to interview Hubert Egger, the person in charge of software development at equipment maker ASM. Here are some excerpts: You […]
15. August 2016

Three reasons why it has taken several decades to advance to Industry 4.0

A short look back with the help of Wikipedia: How did connectivity and the Internet evolve from the 1960s to 2000s? (Image: ©5 Second Studio) The […]
24. August 2016

Industry 4.0: Blessing or curse for alleviating the shortage of skilled labor in the electronics industry? A look at Eastern Europe

(image: © Sogodel Vlad) What will the digital working environment of the future look like? The debate on the labor market 4.0 could hardly be more […]
22. February 2017

APEX 2017 – Collaboration at every turn

(image: Scoop) As the electronics manufacturing industry heads home from San Diego, many will reflect on the last three days of exhibition and conference with a […]
26. April 2017
Digitization will change the way we work

Shift change: New labor models for the SMT industry

(image: fotolia_113578100_copyright_bakthiarzein) Is Industry 4.0 a blessing or a curse for alleviating the skilled labor shortage in the electronics industry? The emotional discussion of the “labor […]
28. April 2017

Everything moves faster than expected: Impressions from the Digital Factory trade fair in Hanover

(images: (c) Peter Kronfeld) Imagine you stand in front of a monitor and a software developer asks what information you would like to receive from a […]
29. May 2017
Trevor Galbraith, publisher and editor-in-chief Global SMT & Packaging

“The evolution of AI in the smart factory” – by Trevor Galbraith

(images: GlobalSMT, BBC) After meeting him at SMT Hybrid Packaging I asked Trevor Galbraith, publisher and editor-in-chief of Global SMT & Packaging for a guest commentary. […]
11. July 2017

SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017: Warm-up event for the Productronica show this fall

The SMT Hybrid Packaging trade shows suffers during Productronica years. Manufacturers hold many innovations back until the fall. 2017 was no exception. Only a few exhibitors […]
14. July 2017
Despte security risks: cloud solutions will be preferred for smart factory solutions

Despite WannaCry, the cloud cannot be stopped

(image: shutterstock_146680703_©_ESB-Professional_ASM) Hacker attacks with ransomware like WannaCry and Petrwrap are keeping the world busy. Even large companies look powerless as their central IT systems are […]
26. September 2017

“Dark Factory” and “Lights out electronics assembly”?

In one of my recent posts I reported on my visit at CIG (Cambridge Industries Group), an ICT equipment manufacturer in Shanghai. During this visit CEO […]