ATLANTAUP Media Group, parent company of Circuits Assembly, announced today that a 60-minute Webinar, Korea RoHS/ELV – What You Need to Know, will be held Aug. 14 at 12 PM EDT.
 
The Webinar will be presented by Michael Kirschner, president of Design Chain Associates LLC, and Junsik Yoon, an associate with Korean environmental firm Eco-Frontier.
 
The Webinar will help electronics and automotive companies understand and comply with Korea’s RoHS-, WEEE-, and ELV-like regulation when it goes in to force on Jan. 1.  
 
Korea's Act for Resource Recycling of Electrical/Electric Products and Automobiles has elements of several EU directives such as RoHS, WEEE, ELV, and EuP, and has a short timeline and details that will not be officially published until fall.
 
Yoon’s presentation will describe the law, similarities and differences between it and the relevant European directives, and the implementation requirements for the Jan. 1 deadline. Kirschner will describe the steps to compliance OEMs must take to ensure compliance.
 
Registration for the event, which will include a Q&A session, costs $169 and is available online at www.pcbshows.com/webinars.
PALO ALTO – The LCD manufacturing equipment market topped $1.5 billion in 2006 and will reach $2.3 billion by 2013, Frost & Sullivan’s World LCD Manufacturing Equipment Markets reveals.

Improved HD and larger LCD televisions increase demand and drives the growth of the LCD manufacturing equipment market. Additionally, decreased panel prices have made LCD TVs more affordable, which will lead to phenomenal LCD TV growth, says Frost.

Despite the increase in panel sizes, the sales of older generation equipment will not come to a standstill as desktop monitors, cellphones and other electronics utilize smaller display sizes. Countries such as China will continue to see investment in older generation equipment as they manufacture large volumes of small-sized displays, says the research firm.

The market’s fierce competition leads to extreme price pressures, further compounded by the fall in glass substrates’ prices. Therefore, for equipment vendors to maintain profitability, they must manage cost structures and find new ways to control costs, concludes the firm.

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