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Electronics News

  • 17 February 17

    LG Display OLED lighting system

    Architects, artists and product designers have used the unique characteristics of the LG Display OLED lighting system for some brilliant applications. read the full story
  • 10 February 17

    Log more confidently with Lascar

    We all know how important calibration is when buying data loggers, which is why we have introduced a new range of pre-calibrated instruments from Lascar. read the full story

  • 23 January 17

    "We want to grow with our customers"

    Six months into his role as managing director of Rapid Electronics, James Bates has already made a major impact on the electronic components distributor. read the full story

  • 03 November 16

    Exciting career opportunities at Rapid



    We have a number of new career opportunities available at Rapid, ideal for commercially-minded individuals willing to drive the growth and development of the business in our electronics and education product areas. read the full story

  • 05 October 16

    From your insight, we've improved our site

    Based on what you have been telling us about your online experience at Rapid, we have just released the latest version of our desktop website. read the full story
  • 26 July 16

    James Bates appointed Managing Director of Rapid Electronics


    The new Managing Director of Rapid Electronics, James Bates, feels there are ‘huge opportunities for growth’ at the electronic components distributor.
    read the full story
  • 28 June 16

    Brexit and the electronics industry

    What impact will the result of the EU referendum have on the electronics industry?

    Now that Britain has voted to ‘Leave’ the EU, what changes will be felt by suppliers, distributors and manufacturers?

    One only has to think of the RoHS, WEEE and Reach regulations and anti-counterfeiting measures to appreciate the huge impact the European Union has had on our industry – in a 'Brexit' world, how much continuity will there be? Would these directives remain in force for the UK?

    Before the Referendum the CBI forecast that Brexit could cost the UK economy £100bn and nearly one million jobs; over £100bn was wiped off the value of the FTSE100 alone in the hours immediately after the result was announced.
    read the full story
  • 10 June 16

    Fibox enclosures & Rapid - a winning combination

    In a fast evolving, electrical and electronic market, where manufacturers and suppliers come and go, customers need to be able to depend on partners that consistently meet the challenges posed by the demands of new technology. read the full story
  • 27 April 16

    The EU referendum & the electronics industry

    What impact will the EU referendum have on the electronics industry?

    If Britain votes ‘Leave’ on June 23, what changes would be felt by suppliers, distributors and manufacturers?

    One only has to think of the RoHS, WEEE and Reach regulations and anti-counterfeiting measures to appreciate the huge impact the European Union has had on our industry – in the event of 'Brexit', how much continuity will there be? Would these directives remain in force for the UK?

    The CBI have recently forecast that Brexit could cost the UK economy £100bn and nearly one million jobs; but how much would the UK benefit by being able to negotiate our own trading agreements outside of EU control? It is becoming difficult to know who or what to believe as referendum day draws nearer.
    read the full story
  • 26 April 16

    Rapid Electronics and Telegärtner UK make professional connection

    Rapid Electronics has recently signed a distribution agreement with coaxial connector, datavoice component and cable assembly manufacturer Telegärtner UK. read the full story
  • 26 January 16

    SMD wirewound resistors offer high precision power

    Compact, reliable and robust, Arcol's RWS Series of precision power wirewound resistors are uniquely designed to meet the needs of the ever increasing power requirements of resistors in surface mount applications. read the full story
  • 25 November 15

    Elektra Awards 2015: The Winners!

    The Elektra Awards celebrated the innovation and achievements of the UK electronics industry at a glittering ceremony in London this week. read the full story