Loftware Blog / Electronics

by Joe Longo, on January 23, 2017

The military requires a lot of material, and counterfeit goods can be a significant roadblock. The U.S. military demands billions of dollars worth of advanced hardware and holds this equipment …

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Topics:ElectronicsAerospace & Defense

by Craig Hodgson, on December 27, 2016

Counterfeit electronics can pose a threat to the end customer - and not just to their pocketbooks. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development estimates that global imports of counterfeit …

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Topics:ElectronicsCounterfeiting

by Craig Hodgson, on December 5, 2016

Few industries are as vast, global, complex, and competitively-intense as the electronics industry. Products are becoming more and more intricate, and more and more products not generally thought of as …

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Topics:ElectronicsSupply ChainRegulatory

by Craig Hodgson, on September 14, 2016

Successful electronics companies look all over the world to source their production at the lowest possible cost. But they also work to maintain efficient supply chains so they can quickly expand sales …

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Topics:ElectronicsLabeling

by Craig Hodgson, on August 11, 2016

As technology improves, the electronics industry finds itself facing increasing levels of counterfeiting. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, the proliferation of fake semiconductors costs the industry as much as …

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Topics:ElectronicsCounterfeiting

by Jessica Plourde Hutter, on July 22, 2016

Better country of origin labeling can prevent the use of conflict minerals. Many of the most common consumer electronic devices are made with materials and components sourced from around the world …

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Topics:Electronics

by Craig Hodgson, on July 19, 2016

How can you leverage innovations in enterprise barcode labeling to help your electronics company succeed in a highly competitive global marketplace? Are you overlooking an area where you can reduce supply …

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Topics:ElectronicsCounterfeitingRegulatory

by Maureen Perroni, on May 4, 2016

When it comes to limiting the use of hazardous materials in electronics, the European Union has been a major success story. Now, other governments are looking to emulate the Restriction …

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Topics:ElectronicsLabeling

by Joe Longo, on April 28, 2016

Just recently, the tech giant released a report detailing the chemical contents of more than ten-thousand components used in its products. The purpose of this study was to identify risky …

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Topics:ElectronicsLabeling

by Maureen Perroni, on April 20, 2016

As smartphones and tablets grow in popularity, sales of electronic displays will only increase. The market for these displays is expected to reach $733.7 billion by 2022, according to a …

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Topics:ElectronicsLabeling

by Ken Allen, on April 13, 2016

How many electronic devices have you owned in the past ten years? Probably quite a few. With tech companies releasing annual updates to their top-of-the-line gadgets, the urge to upgrade …

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Topics:ElectronicsRegulatoryLabeling

by Joe Longo, on April 7, 2016

The adoption of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive in the European Union has led to the widespread restriction of six hazardous materials that were previously included more frequently in electronics …

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Topics:ElectronicsRegulatory

by Ken Allen, on March 25, 2016

Let's face it: Most consumers do not treat their electronic devices like things that should last for many years. We're more than happy to trade them in for the latest …

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Topics:Electronics

by Jon Jagelsky, on February 26, 2016

In a globalized market, an increasing number of consumer products come from the developing world. This includes electronics. Many of the components that make up our computers and smart devices …

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Topics:Electronics