Real materials bring class and style to systems packaging

Tarnowski, Tom
July 2005
Portable Design;Jul2005, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p14
This article focuses on electronic systems packaging. The industry is in the midst of a systems packaging revolution as consumer electronics-device housings transform not only in size and style, but also from artificial to authentic. In the first years of consumer electronics, most devices were fashioned in plain beige or black plastic enclosures, the packaging surrounding electronic components. A few years after, these same devices incorporated paint or printed graphics onto plastic. In today's marketplace, consumers are searching for the authentic product that mirrors their personal style. They crave products that help them stand out from the crowd.


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