Technical Articles

Equipment and services for electronics production in Bulgaria
Manufacturing of electronics components and devices is a very complex task that requires use of specialized equipment and engineering expertise. However, advancement in technology has streamlined the major aspects of fabrication of electronics. Potential for development, strong partnerships with international manufacturers and the presence of qualified specialists in the sector in Bulgaria give solid grounds for future boost in equipment and services for electronic industry ... more
Automotive industry in Bosnia & Herzegovina
Parts and components produced in BiH include: seats, wheel components, ICE engine components, exhaust systems, cabins, cables, electric vehicle parts, parts for starting systems, plastic, metal and rubber parts, as well as plastic deformation tools ... more
Textile industry in Albania
Textile and footwear sector is the largest export category in Albania. COVID-19 pandemic had severe consequences for Albania`s garment manufacturing industry. Despite reopening factories it is still difficult to restore supply chains and regain previous rates of orders ... more
Logistics and supply chain management in SEE
Modern logistics and supply chain management (LSCM) practices in South-East Europe have undergone an important evolution at the beginning of the third decade of this high-tech century ... more
Greek energy sector
Plans are to shut down all lignite-fuelled power plants in Greece by 2025 and interconnect the majority of Greece`s islands to the mainland grid. This will allow for phasing out the polluting autonomous diesel-powered generation units. All these measures are directed towards decarbonising energy production, upscaling energy efficiency and enlarging the share of renewable energy sources ... more
Dual core solutions for advanced digital signal controller applications
In principle, a single high-speed CPU core can, through time-slicing, run many independent threads to handle both low-latency real-time control tasks along with networking and system management tasks ... more
Antistatic (ESD) and EMI protection in electronics production
The industry has come a long way in understanding how electronic devices are impacted by both, measures manufacturers can take to reduce or prevent them outright ... more
Bulgarian market for metal cutting tools
The development of the global market of metal-cutting tools nowadays is dynamic and saturated with high technologies, technical innovations and new developments in the field of production materials, geometries and coatings. The Bulgarian market is inextricably following global trends and despite limiting factors such as the coronavirus pandemic is proving to be significant for more and more global manufacturers of metal cutting tools ... more
Automotive components production in North Macedonia
In the recent years there have been a number of successful smaller local and foreign ventures in the automotive components industry. The country provides a cost-competitive environment, free trade access to Europe, and strong local supplier base, which altogether create a welcoming business environment to foreign investors ... more
Digital transformation and Industry 4.0 in SEE
In order to be successful and turn the new value chains to their advantage, countries from Southeast Europe must sharpen and re-adjust their sense and understanding of the transformation processes going on in the industrial automation landscape by applying adaptive measures and developing new governance models to help business expand their range of services ... more
Metal cutting machine tools manufacturers and suppliers in SEE
Moreover, the impact on the manufacturing industry of the metal cutting tools will be far more extensive if the virus impacts other main industrial countries beyond India, China, and Germany. In the long term, the industries, related to the application of metal cutting tools are likely to be back on track, thus, resulting in considerable demand for machines in the coming years ... more
Hybrid Power Controllers – Bridging the Analog and Digital Domain
Fully digital power supplies digitize all input signals and subsequently all signal processing is done in the digital domain. This requires massive computing power to control, so this has traditionally been in the domain of dedicated DSPs and microcontrollers with high computational performance. ... more
Chemicals and materials for electronics production
Within electronics production cleaning is meant to remove harmful contaminants such as flux, solder and adhesive residues, and other more general contaminants such as dust and debris present from other manufacturing processes and handling ... more
Metallurgy in Romania
While consumption is growing, the metallurgical sector, previously a key industry in Romania, faces significant obstacles in gaining new orders. It is only through deliberate support measures that Romanian policy-makers and businesses would be able to boost the manufacturing sector ... more
Water sector in Serbia
To improve access to sanitation services, the Serbian National Environmental Strategy plans to upgrade the existing infrastructure, expand the sewage networks, and build primary and secondary wastewater treatment plants in 20 to 30 large agglomerations and hotspot locations ... more

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