February 2020

Labour market still chasing technically skilled staff

12 February 2020|Categories: PIEK|

For years there has been a shortage in the labour market when it comes to high-quality technical staff. This is no longer only the case in Western Europe but also in Eastern Europe. On top of this another shift is visible. It is not only technical staff with high qualifications but also technical staff with lower qualifications that is becoming [...]

December 2019

Productronica 2019 Trade Fair

4 December 2019|Categories: IPC News|

Productronica 2019 saw 44,000 visitors and over 1500 stand holders. Overall, 44 different countries were represented. ‘A massive success,’ Rob Walls called it. The numbers of both participants and visitors keep going up. Not only are the latest trends and gadgets in the electronics interconnect industry inspected, but people are also interested in being a jury member of the IPC [...]

November 2019

Nanotechnology, the new weapon against cancer cells

12 November 2019|Categories: PIEK News|

Worldwide 47.5 million people die annually of a top-five cause of death. With 9.5 million annual deaths cancer ranks third, and the toll it takes is going up. Research is working hard to reverse this trend, and nanotechnology may be very helpful. This article will share a number of developments in this field. Innovations in the field of nanotechnology indicate [...]

October 2019

Show off your hand soldering skills, register now.

29 October 2019|Categories: IPC|

Do you think you can solder well and do you want to put your company and yourself on the map within the electronics manufacturing industry? Then register now for the hand soldering competition on productronica 2019. Where? Productronica 2019 München When? 12-13 november 2019 For more information and registration, view the registration form via the following link: http://www.ipc.org/calendar/2019/productronica/IPC-HSC-Productronica19-PARTICIPATION.pdf

Productronica 2019

14 October 2019|Categories: PIEK News|

This year too PIEK is present at the Munich Productronica fair, together with IPC. This world famous fair is taking place from 12-15 November 2019. This year the fair will again be overflowing with innovations, and experts in all sorts of fields will exchange ideas all the time. Themes like the electronics of the future, trends in various industries, growth [...]

September 2019

Defence makes regular use of PIEK´s expertise

5 September 2019|Categories: PIEK News|

PIEK regularly hosts defence staff from all over the world taking an IPC certification course. Air force, navy and land force staffers are always welcome guests at PIEK. Recently a number of staff members of the Pakistani navy were active in the IPC-7711/7721 CIS certification course at PIEK’s Heerlen head office. PEK spoke to two of them. The first interviewee, [...]

August 2019

PIEK visit to FIR in Aachen

28 August 2019|Categories: PIEK News|

Ben Walls, PIEK´s Managing Director, attended a presentation by FIR Managing Director Ralf Bigge. FIR is a non-profit, multidisciplinary research and development institute at the RWTH Aachen University in the field of corporate organisations, information logistics and corporate IT. Its aim is to lay the organisational foundation for the digitally integrated industry of the future. By researching innovative solutions and [...]

July 2019

Chain liability within the electronics manufacturing industry

23 July 2019|Categories: PIEK|

Chain liability or chain responsibility is something that we are confronted with every day, also in nature. An ant colony only functions if the ants in the colony work together and take responsibility. We too, as individuals, can only function well if we work together with other people in society. This is no different within electronics and here too it [...]

PIEK, a family firm with over 50 years of experience

23 July 2019|Categories: PIEK News|

PIEK was founded in 1965 by the parents of the current two Managing Directors, Ben and Rob Walls. The parents spotted a high demand for education in the field of electronics, as e.g. applied in radios. It did not take long before the range of courses and venues was extended. In the 70s PIEK was present in many towns and [...]

e.GO: an affordable electric car for everybody

9 July 2019|Categories: PIEK News|Tags: |

Electric mobility, a catchphrase that you see every day. Aachen, Germany is home to the production halls of the e.GO, the affordable electric car for everybody. Production takes place in an ultra-modern hall in Aachen. One thing you do not see there are welding robots, as e.GO has turned the production process into a magnificent form of digital art. Far-reaching [...]

June 2019

The power of repetition

26 June 2019|Categories: PIEK News|

The matter of IPC certifications´ term of validity regularly leads top questions and uncertainty among those interested. How long are they valid? What if re-certification has not taken place in time? Why is re-certification necessary? Currently IPC certifications are a bare necessity in the electronic interconnect industry. Standards that are universally adopted, recognised across the world and adhered to by [...]

Cybercrime is getting bigger and more dangerous

19 June 2019|Categories: PIEK News|Tags: |

Increasing digitisation, in all sectors, causes our society to be faced with cybercrime more and more often. The damage done by cybercrime will probably exceed $5.5 billion next year. It is not only criminals interested in your money, but there are also countries that explore ways to take advantage of cyberspace. The situation could be considered a cyber war. However, [...]

2019 Trends, a first exploration

13 June 2019|Categories: PIEK News|Tags: |

As in any previous year, PIEK looks into the future and analyses which trends will affect the technical interconnect industry. The speed at which technological developments occur also shows that the number of trends will continue to grow. This is why we will devote various articles to the 2019 trends in the next few months. One topic will be the [...]