SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

The National Electronics Week 2014 Round Up

Apr 28, 2014

National Electronics Week 2014 opened with a flurry of activity on the morning of Tuesday 8th April and with over 100 exhibitors to see, visitors were keen to meet the leading manufacturers and resellers of the electronics industry. Despite a road incident closing the M6 for the entire day, numbers were still high and an increase on the 2012 event.

"Set up was great and requests were dealt with promptly. We have had a few leads this morning and the quality looks good too."  - Bev Hancock, TDK Lamda.

"We have had a busy first day and all the leads look genuine."  - Heather Halton, Connor Winfield.

"We have had a busy morning with some very interesting conversations." - James Miller, Ecomal.

Over the 3 days the show had over 4,300 unique visitors with a good range of engineers, product managers, sales managers, apprentices, business development managers, business owners, designers, company directors and CEOs.

A host of seminars and live demonstrations were all well attended across the four sectors.  With industry experts such as Stewart Gebbie from Cymbet speaking about Solid State Batteries Power the  “ internet of Everything” Sensors in the Components and Power seminar program put together by ESCN, a Keynote address from Stephen Patterson of ARM on behalf of the Embedded Masterclass in the Embedded and Software area.

The PXI show hosted a range of subjects in Design and Test and Production & EMS seminars were organised by Advanced Rework Technology, additionally there was the Conformal Coating and Cleaning Experience with NPL/Smart Group demonstrating different ways of checking for cleaning performance especially under low stand-off components and conducting live testing.

Another highlight of the show was the IPC Hand Soldering Competition where twenty competitors showed off their hand soldering skills. Taking first place with a score of 167 out of a possible 176, was Andrew Smith, Custom Interconnected Ltd. (UK). As the first place winner, Smith took home a cash prize of £300 and earned a spot at the IPC Hand Soldering WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP at IPC APEX EXPO® 2015 in San Diego, California.

With a number of other exhibitors offering prizes such as an iPad mini from the PXI show and a Raspberry Pi from XJTAG, not to mention the chance to win a powersolve power bank and a free ticket to The Gadget Show Live from National Electronics Week’s own Circuit Tour, the value of this free event was eagerly appreciated by all who attended.

Due to popular demand from the industry, the event will now be returning to The NEC from 21st – 22nd April 2015 at The Pavilion Hall, Over 40% of the 2015 show has been reserved onsite by close of the 2014 event. Stands that are still available and are offered at special rates if space booked before 31st May. Please contact either or  for information and an up to date floorplan or call 01483 420 229.

To visit the 2015 show and to find out what will be happening at the show next year visit

Feb 09, 2017 -

What’s New in Electronics Live announces alliances to strengthen their offering as the UK’s only dedicated Electronics Expo.

Jun 25, 2014 -

National Electronics Week 2015 – First Glimpse at the Floor Plan

Jun 10, 2009 -

National Electronics Week First Choice for Production Industry - Among Others!

Aug 08, 2022 -

IPC Offers First Advanced Packaging Symposium Building the IC-Substrate and Package Assembly Ecosystem

Aug 08, 2022 -

Seika Machinery Offers Service and Repairs for Its Leading Brands

Aug 08, 2022 -

IPC E-mobility, Quality & Reliability Advisory Council Members to Speak at Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Tech Expo/The Battery Show North America

Aug 08, 2022 -

DFI, Inc. Earns IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing

Aug 08, 2022 -

Indium Corporation's Donna Vareha-Walsh Elected to American Tin Trade Association Board of Directors

Aug 08, 2022 -

STI to Sponsor "J-STD-001H Objective Evidence for Reliability Workshop" Presented by Magnalytix and Restronics Southeast

Aug 08, 2022 -

Torenko & Associates offers the new 3D SPECTASCOPE™ from WPI Vision

Aug 08, 2022 -

Learn how KYZEN's METALNOX 6324CP provides long-term rust protection at ExpoAcero

Aug 08, 2022 -

Altus Introduce Promation USA's Next Leap in Robotic Soldering Technology

Aug 04, 2022 -

Fairstock hk limited: Sony Sees Profit Rise Despite Waning Interest in Video Games

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

The National Electronics Week 2014 Round Up news release has been viewed 510 times

Online IPC Training & Certification

Jade Series Selective Soldering Machines