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IPC – certified activities for printed circuits

1 July 2021

When it comes to electronics, any Swiss entity aspiring to win a contract in Europe will hear about IPC standards. Now Neuchâtel is home to the only authorised IPC Training Centre in Switzer...
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A former EPHJ prizewinner, Sy&Se is making waves in thin films

This young company won the 2018 EPHJ Exhibitors Grand Prix for its process for bonding glass to ceramics and metals at low temperatures. Two years later, its AdHera patent is tackling thin films.  By Joël A. Grandjean A new patent! This start-up from the Haute Ecole Arc Ingénierie (HE-Arc) is continually innovating – and sticking […]

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Solar steel from the Jura? Heavy-duty and zero-carbon at Panatere!

Imagine finding a rather heavy parcel among your post… that’s exactly what happened to some 150 CEOs in the watchmaking industry. Panatere’s campaign gave me a change to weigh up sustainable steel…  By Joël A. Grandjean Panatere’s campaign, which was all about putting words into action, was well received. The company already has 10 years’ […]

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From idea to impact: take the Watch Medtech Challenge

by Benoit Dubuis, Inartis Foundation “The main objective of the Watch Medtech Challenge is to open up new commercial opportunities for our exhibitors and to support them as they diversify,” says EPHJ Director Alexandre Catton. To that end, for the last three years it has relied on support from the Inartis Foundation, which in turn […]

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“EPHJ 2021 will play a key role in accelerating the post-lockdown industrial recovery”

Interview with the EPHJ Director With less than three months to go, can you tell us what EPHJ 2021 will look like? Five hundred exhibitors have already confirmed they’ll be there. Now that the Swiss federal authorities have relaxed the health measures, this could encourage other companies to join us. Having said that, even thought […]

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Editorial – It’s a great time to meet up again!

For (too) many months now, companies from different high-precision sectors have been unable to take advantage of a platform for professional get-togethers and international visibility. This lack is making itself sorely felt. With every passing day in times of COVID-19, we better understand the importance of meeting in person, looking each other in the eye, […]

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Panatere wants to install a solar furnace in the watch valley

PANATERE, a Swiss company specialising in the transformation of raw materials and a major player in the watch and medical industries, has become the first in its sector to offer sustainable raw materials. Following on from its fully recycled and recyclable stainless steel, the Jura-based SME has just taken delivery of its first “solar” steel […]

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EPHJ postponed from 14 to 17 September 2021

In accordance with the Swiss federal directives prohibiting the holding of trade fairs to date and the need to inform exhibitors in good time for organisational reasons a few weeks before the event, the organisers of the Show are therefore obliged to postpone the 2021 edition, under the same conditions, from 14 to 17 September […]

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STS offers watch industry a credible alternative to world’s most expensive metal

In the space of a few months, the price of rhodium has climbed to record highs, peaking at over CHF 800 per gram! Used to cover certain components in watch movements, rhodium poses a new challenge for the watchmaking industry as it becomes the most expensive precious metal in the world. STS Saulcy Traitement de Surface […]

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“Globalisation and fair-weather logistics have made us lose sight of the strategic importance of local stocks and production.”

As a player in the life sciences and medical technology industries and Switzerland’s Health Valley, and a close observer of their fortunes during the pandemic, Benoît Dubuis shares his analysis of the situation with us. How is Switzerland’s Health Valley faring during the coronavirus crisis? Given how diverse Health Valley’s partners are, it isn’t possible […]

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