What are the challenges of stretchable electronics?
Stretchable Electronics (SC) is already commercial and comes in many shapes and forms. The panel of images below showcases a number of prototypes and products which utilise a stretchable component and/or material. These pictures have been mainly (not entirely) taken by IDTechEx analysts at events around the world during the past five years.
How to address the challenge of long lead times
For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), securing appropriate levels of inventory for long lead time components and sub-assemblies is a costly, time-consuming and perennial challenge. Increasingly OEMs are outsourcing, but choosing the right supply partner can make all the difference to companies looking to boost their competitiveness in a rapidly changing market. Paul van der Tang, Purchasing Director of Offshore Electronics explains.