Electronics Technology labs are technical development and prototyping platforms for innovation and invention, providing stimulus for local entrepreneurship and startups. The labs aim to leverage the whole value chain from design to final product.
These labs act as a service center that leverages prototyping efforts in local startups and SME's. They sponsor capacity building in electronics design and digital fabrication, support academic design and research projects at universities and research institutions, This is one of the main objectives of the national strategy for developing Electronics Industry; "Egypt Makes Electronics" to foster the electronics industry in Egypt.
The Electronics Technology Labs include three integrated divisions;
(1) IoT & Smart Cities development lab which includes electronics components, development kits, and wireless modules (4G-enabled) to boost development of IoT and smart cities applications and embedded systems in several sectors such as (but not limited to) home appliances, transportation, healthcare, surveillance, smart energy, and smart cities.
(2) Fab lab, which comprises of off-the-shelf, industrial grade of high resolution subtractive and additive fabrication machines and electronics tools for rapid prototyping of product mockup (metal or plastic), molds, die-casting and even pilot production using different materials.
(3) Multi-layer PCB lab (up to 6-layers) for on-site rapid PCB circuits prototyping, fabrication, and assembly. The Lab includes mini SMT assembly line for assembling chips on PCB boards, in addition to Rework station for soldering/de-soldering BGA, CSP and fine pitch components with optical inspection unit.
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