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This month's highlights include our cover story on "Design for Recyclability," by senior technical editor Doug Smock. Component reduction through modular design is paving the way for products that can be disassembled faster. The technique is obviously more environmentally friendly at the end of the product life. But it also makes for easier repair and maintenance, which I believe is the big immediate win.
"Boom Time for Lithium Batteries" is the next piece you'll want to read. Senior technical editor Charles Murray looks at the new breed of flexible, high-energy power sources, which are shaping the next generation of portable electronic devices.
Our supplement on "Networking Trends in Automation" is another issue highlight. Our dive into hardened, robust switches and routers begins on page 69.
I've also reprised my welcome message to our relaunched, community enabled Design News Website.
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