The National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA) will hold a summit on environmental issues facing the electronics industry on March 28 at the Dallas InterContinental Hotel. The summit will look at China RoHS, California RoHS, and the European Union’s REACH.
The NEDA Environmental Issues Summit will include presentations by experts on the directives facing the electronics industry. Presenters include Tom Valliere of Design Chain Associates talking about China RoHS; Steve Russell from the American Chemistry Council talking about REACH; J.P. Brisson, senior council from Allen & Overy talking about legal issues concerning environmental directives; and Harvey Stone of the Goodbye Chain Group talking about U.S. environmental laws.
Registration is $189 for NEDA members and $239 for non-members. Room accommodations can be made directly with the hotel at 972-386-6000. Mention NEDA to received a discount rate.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.