November 2022

By Paul Bearpark, Head of Electronics and Software at 42T

The last 18 months have been extraordinary for the electronics industry. Supply chain issues have dominated everything. For those who’ve been in the industry a long time, we’ve never seen it quite like this.

Head of Electronics and Software at 42T, Paul Bearpark, shares design tips that will help you get ahead of ongoing supply chain issues in this month’s New Electronics magazine.

For electronics design engineers, supply chain issues have added an additional burden to the challenge of meeting demanding specifications in a short time. Not only might a design have to be achieved using components which aren’t the most preferred but it’s been necessary to assess whether the selected components will continue to be available.

Peter & Tom work in front of screens checking BOM health
42T’s electronics engineers, Tom & Peter, working on a project

Additionally, there’s been significant effort expended to keep existing products in production through redesigns using alternative components where this has been possible.

Paul has put together guidelines on how to survive, and thrive. He talks over BOM/procurement tips, PCB-design tips, production strategy tips and how to be prepared for anything…

Read the full New Electronics article

View the pdf: Difficulties be Damned by Paul Bearpark


Paul Bearpark

If you would like to find out more please, contact Paul:
answers@42T.com | +44 | www.linkedin.com/in/paul-bearpark

Paul Bearpark is an experienced engineer, engineering manager and product manager. He has spent over 25 years working in the field of electronics in both product development companies and technology consultancies. During his career he has led the development of products through their entire life-cycle.

He specialises in radio communications, sensor systems and systems engineering. He has worked in the defence and security, telecommunications, and test and measurement industries.

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