ikor-jazzaldia1

During last year’s edition we were able to congratulate and acknowledge each other as true “survivors” along with Gloria Gaynor… unfortunately, this year, due to personal reasons, last night we only managed to make it to the closure of the Jazzaldia and bid farewell to this edition with Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya + Terence Blanchard y Gregory Porter  […]

IKOR_Evolution

Summer is here at last! It’s time to store coats in the wardrobe, get the deckchairs out of the garage and take a walk along the beach any time the weather works in your favour (here in the North you never know). One of my favourite things to do at this time of year is […]

ikor_gartner-cycle

A sonnet Violante bids me write, Such grief I hope never again to see, They say a sonnet’s made of fourteen lines Lo and behold, before this line go three. … This is how Lope de Vega’s ingenious response to his professor Violante begins, and this is how we wanted to begin this piece, not […]

ikor-aditiva

In previous posts, we have described what additive manufacturing consists of, what its strong points are and we have also wondered why its impact has not been as big as some have predicted. To be honest, and beginning by thinking about the end, as with any new technology, there were those who predicted a disruptive […]

ikor-mindfulness

Coinciding this week, from 23 to 27 April, with the celebration of the prestigious Hannover Trade Fair, and the impact of this new industrial revolution under way that has been called Industry 4.0, yours truly was lost in daydreaming about the future: Artificial Intelligence, cybernetic systems, automated learning and the interaction of all these technologies […]

ikor_leds-csp-y-flip-chip

As the name implies, Flip Chips are LEDs where the semiconductor has been flipped over. In other words, it has been turned face down. The advantages over traditional LEDs are innumerable and some were mentioned in the previous post. The semiconductor is connected by multiple paths to the anode and cathode so that the mechanical […]

IKOR_Smart Wave

When the first rays of the spring sun arrive, those of us who live in San Sebastian quickly turn our gaze towards the sea, with yearning eyes and a certain dose of anxiety… Because we have the great fortune of being able to grease our cogs with salty water and sand. What kind of grease […]

Guanxi! Let's go together

I like Shanghai. I have visited this city of contrasts several times, where ancient temples coexist with modern skyscrapers, and where Lamborghinis and Porsches share the streets with old souped-up electric bicycles carrying entire families. It is a city that continually surprises and which I encourage you to visit as soon as you get the […]

ikor_leds-csp-y-flip-chip

As we have already commented in other articles in our blog during the last few years, the world of lighting is experiencing an almost overwhelming revolution. In a very short time we have gone from living happily with lamps with light bulbs to converting all lighting to use LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology. The more […]

ikor-additive-manufacturing

We started this series of posts on additive manufacturing by asking ourselves if we were on the verge of the next industrial revolution. This does seem to be the case, or so we are led to believe, and every day we hear news of the latest “super-revolutionary” invention related to additive manufacturing: researchers who have […]

ikor_flying_probe

The ideal goal in electronic manufacturing is to do everything right in the first place. If we succeeded, we could eliminate testing. What is the point of testing something that we know is right? It is a waste of time that does not add value and could also lead to uncertainty and loss of productivity […]

westworld_ikor

I admit it, I’m not one of those who eagerly watches the latest television series no matter how much deserved praise it receives. In fact, whenever I’ve summoned enough patience to sit down to watch one of them, it coincided with the end of its broadcast. Most times, it’s with the long-awaited last chapter when […]

IKOR_Formula Student

Formula Student is a series of international motor sport events in which teams of students from different universities compete in the design and construction of a single seat racing car. Formula Student has its origins in the United States, where, in the early 1980s, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) organised the first competition. Since […]

IKOR Festival Cine San Sebastian

Pan Jinlian…  it’s been almost a decade since I heard that mysterious name for the first and only time. Suzhou, Jiangsu province, two women lower their voices while they observe the carefree stroll of a young woman along the lake shore. There’s nothing particularly remarkable about her but something strange about her appearance draws everyone’s […]

IKOR_iso_13485 medical mexico

Objective achieved! A few months ago we told you about obtaining the ISO 13485 Quality Management System certification for the Manufacture of Medical Devices in the IKOR plant in Spain. Now, we are proud to tell you that we have obtained certification for our plant in Mexico. The electro-medical sector is well known for its stringent […]

IKOR - Real vs Virtual

Nowadays technology enables us to create complete product developments without the need to manufacture any physical prototypes. By using only virtual (digital) prototypes that can be used for analysis and simulation (FEA, CFD), we can reduce development times and improve and optimise the quality and cost of the products that we develop. Nevertheless, we like […]

IKOR_jazzaldia51

“Oh no, not I! I will survive! Oh, as long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay alive! And I’ve got all my life to live. And I’ve got all my love to give. And I’ll survive. I will survive! I will survive! July and just like that it’s here again. Summer […]

IKOR_salud

In a previous post, we were talking about the importance of standardising and normalising the requirements which apply to this sector. Among other things, it involves keeping a technical file which contains all the information pertaining to the product, including a record of the tests that it has passed. In this post, we’re going to […]