It’s no secret that mobile technology has created a fire hydrant-like flow of information that envelops our modern lives, transforming the way we work, live and play. Consider this: Some 50 percent of the world’s population has access to mobile technology while businesses and consumers are poised to soon spend north of $1 trillion using such devices. Mobile technology, including wearables and tablets, will only increase in efficiency, durability and power as smart technology becomes, well, smarter. An already daunting design and manufacturing process is becoming more complex as mobile devices continue their rapid evolution. What’s coveted today is an antiquated feature tomorrow. As a result, expertise in advanced assembly techniques as well as material science leadership will be required to not only stay current but to predict future trends and gain a competitive edge.