This paper details a process and methodology which holds promise to substantially improve the economic and resource value recovered by electronics reuse and recycling, using hard disk drives (HDDs) as the case example. The goal is a sustainable circular economy of HDDs, and eventually all electronics, based on efficient and full exploitation of value potentials inherent in the products.
This whitepaper by the iNEMI Connector Reliability Test Recommendations Project summarizes the findings of their review of current standards pertaining to connector reliability, defines a multi-level interconnect hierarchy and a matrix of application classes, and discusses possible connector reliability test strategies based on the interconnect hierarchy developed.
This whitepaper reviews the status of rare earth metal (REM) supplies (as of 2014), reviews the events that led to a shortage of REMS, and discusses future options for successful management of the REM industry. Specifically, this document discusses the sources of REM ores and processed materials, the technologies that have increased demand, and the political and economic climate that led to the current supply situation. Potential solutions to prevent future supply constraints are identified for further discussion.
"This whitepaper by iNEMI's Counterfeit Components Project takes a comprehensive view of the counterfeit components problem by surveying the possible points of entry in the supply chain and assessing the impact of counterfeit components on the industry at various points of use. The project team also proposes a risk assessment calculator that can be used to quantify the risks of procuring counterfeit parts.