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Firework Display as Seen Through the Eyes of a Drone
Max Maxfield  
7/3/2015   Post a comment
Have been thinking about purchasing a drone? If so, watching this video may well push you over the edge.
Defining Leadership for the Tech Industry
Puga Sankara  
7/3/2015   Post a comment
The technology sector needs more leaders--but first we have to understand what leadership really is.
What Will Clear Drones for Take off?
Junko Yoshida  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Executives from Parrot, Qualcomm, small UAV lobby group and ex-FAA chief will join the drone debate at EE Times radio show, 9:00a.m., Pacific time, on Thursday, July 9th.
5 Steps to Prepare for an Ethics Breach
Jimmy Lin  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Any organization is likely to face a breach of ethics, but careful pre-planning can mitigate risk.
Tech Industry Needs to Call for Multicultural Leaders
Puga Sankara  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Today, in the technology space, we seem to be sorely lacking leaders. It's time to start making sure that individual contributors have an understanding of how to move up in the organization.
IoT: to DIY or Not to DIY
Rob Spiegel  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
As companies rush into IoT connectivity, the choice of doing it yourself or using a platform from a service company becomes a major issue.
App Love in Manufacturing
Logical Link  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
Workers in manufacturing are more likely to be allowed to choose and use their apps--a reality that may make them more valuable to the organization.
The Nuts & Bolts of Burn-In & Reliability of PCB Assemblies
Michael Allen  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
Burning in electronic products reduces failure rates in the field, stabilizes some components, and validates new product designs.
Augmented Reality Helps Blind See the Light
Jessica Lipsky  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
Three hundred or so visually challenged people are getting assistance in seeing the world around them, thanks to augmented reality goggles developed at the University of Oxford in England. Smart Specs by Va-ST use 3D mapping and depth sensing to provide object and facial recognition assistance.
Design Engineering Contends with New Architectures & Pricing Challenges
Lisa Ann Cairns  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
Design Engineering (DE) challenges rise with new shrinking geometries and shorter chip cycles.
Sometimes All You Need is a Non-Team Player
Frank Cavallaro  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
In order to get the largest pool of qualified applicants, leave “teamwork” out of the job description.
Climate Change in Electronics: Immediate & Practical Preparations & Solutions
Pamela Gordon  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
It's time for the electronics industry to take a good hard look at climate change. It's good citizenship and good business.
GlobalFoundries’ FD-SOI Revolution
Junko Yoshida  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Confirming the imminent announcement of the company’s big FD-SOI plan, GlobalFoundries came to Grenoble to discuss its 22nm FD-SOI process scheduled to be qualified by early 2016.
Smartphone Saturation Becomes OEM Conundrum
Jim O'Reilly  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Smartphone sales are down and OEMs should be worried. Creating new features to enhance brand differentiation is getting harder and harder.
Last Week to Register for DoT 2014 With Special Pricing
Suzanne Deffree  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Advance rates for Designers of Things expire Friday, Sept. 12. Register this week to save up to $150 on your VIP, Tech, or Demo Pass.
Integrated Business Planning in the New Value Chain
Susan Fourtané  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Successful supply chain business planning depends on integration between the financial and operations plans.
Woz Wows with Humanitarianism
R. Colin Johnson  
6/26/2015   Post a comment
Steve Wozniak single-handedly designed the Apple-I and after forming Apple with Steve Jobs also designed the Apple-II personal computer (PC), although Jobs oversaw the design of the case for the Apple-II.
Most OEMs Mismanage Supply Chain Talent
Perry Sunshine  
6/26/2015   (1) comment
Proactive planning is the best way to ensure that the right talent will be available when it's needed.
How Anne Hathaway Drives Distribution Center Operators Crazy
Puga Sankara  
6/26/2015   Post a comment
When a VIP comes on the scene, with special demands or specific requirements, the average distribution center can come to a grinding halt. Finding the best ways to deal with unique requests, though, can help your organization stay ahead of the pack.
Smart Shirt Adorns IoT Efforts
Rick Merritt  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
A smart T-shirt and a new Internet of Things research program with a low cost air quality sensor were announced by researchers at Imec and the Holst Center.
USB Type-C Could Change the Laptop/Smartphone Supply Chain
Pablo Valerio  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
The new connection standard called USB Type-C could solve the connectivity nightmare most users face when buying a new device. The new standard could disrupt the manufacturing and distributing of USB devices, but that is a good thing.
Identify the Right Procurement Strategy for a Better Bottom Line
Mike McDonald  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
Organizations that have a clear identity are best able to identify and implement a clear and successful procurement strategy.
Manufacturers & Companies Are Struggling with ‘Conflict Minerals’ Reporting
Tracey Schelmetic  
6/24/2015   (2) comments
In attempts to weed out illicit 3TG trade and funding to the warlords and their violent causes, the US does not outright ban conflict mineral use, but it believes the public SEC filings will discourage companies from using DRC-region sources, encourage them to take action on their supply chains, and (over the long term) spawn alternative materials.
3 Must-Haves for Ensuring Supply Chain Continuity
Sean Rollings  
6/24/2015   Post a comment
There are many potential sources of disruption to continuity of supply, but these sources only become inordinate disruptions when companies have not integrated the three must-haves into their supply networks: visibility, intelligent response, and network-wide collaboration.
Novel Technologies Improve the Performance of Printed Electronics
Susan Fourtané  
6/24/2015   Post a comment
New developments in cleaning processes improve the performance of printed electronics.
Chip Stacks at 30,000 Feet
Rick Merritt  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
A chance encounter on a plane with Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang shed just a little light on the road to chip stacks as Moore’s Law slows.
EICC Strengthens Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
At the Source  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Recent announcements from the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition puts a spot light on human labor rights and bst practices around green house gas emissions.
Direct & Indirect Procurement Are Worlds Apart
Greg Johnsen  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Using the same approach to direct and indirect procurement is likely a path to disaster.
Counterfeit Parts Persist in the Face of Arrests & Convictions
Rob Spiegel  
6/22/2015   (1) comment
Despite the crackdown on counterfeiters in the US and China, the problem is more rampant than ever, causing competitors to come together to educate customers and train border patrol workers on how to identify bogus bearings and other parts.
Perfect Parts Aims to Incite Online Component Revolution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/22/2015   Post a comment
Independant distributor Perfect Parts is trying to create a new standard for product information sources with the world's largest online parts catalog in the world.
Building U.S. Ownership of IoT
Jim O'Reilly  
6/22/2015   Post a comment
On-shoring sensors may be the most sensible option to meet the needs of the exploding Internet of Things market.
2015 ACE Awards Reognize Finalists for Electronics Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
Winners to be announced at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley; ACE Lifetime Achievement to celebrate Linear Technology's Bob Swanson and Bob Dobkin.
Escalating Climate Change on the Electronics Industry’s Agenda
Pamela Gordon  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
As much or more than any other industry, the electronics industry needs to start tackling the topic of climate change sooner rather than later.
Luring Gen Z Workers Over the Generation Gap
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs need to start looking at the horizon and making moves to attract Millenial and Generation Z workers to fill a growing gap in the workforce.
Design Engineers Are at the Center of the Industrial Automation Sourcing Process
William Ng  
6/18/2015   Post a comment
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
Logistics Don’t Always Deliver Joy
Ariella Brown  
6/18/2015   Post a comment
Logistics may be the path to real business advantage and brand differentiation for the average electronics OEM and retailer.
Dimensional Pricing is Here to Stay
Joe Bartone  
6/18/2015   Post a comment
Dimensional pricing is more than just a flash in the pan. It's rapidly evolving as an industry standard.
Paris Air Show Grounds Drones — Again
Junko Yoshida  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Despite its commitment to displaying machines designed to fly, there are unwelcome flying objects at the Paris Air Show. Drones are grounded.
Revisiting Supply Chain Segmentation
Logical Link  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
As the supply chain changes, best practices change with it. It may be that the love affair with segmentation may be over in the face of increased complexity.
Product Stewardship Evolves as Industry Imperative
Todd Ellis  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Product stewardship needs to address the electronic devices we design and build from cradle to grave. Understanding the goal and the impact of our efforts is a good place to start.
Google’s Sidewalk Labs: Exploring Better City Living
Thomas Claburn  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Sidewalk Labs will help lay the foundation for real-time oversight of civic activities and resources through sensors, software, and ubiquitous connectivity. It will be Google's path to smart city projects.
Robots Improve Logistics in the Electronics Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Robotics may be a key technology in meeting the demand in the electronics supply chain for greater logistics efficiency.
Impact Your Business with Supply Chain Analytics
Shane Snyder  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain analytics tools are vital for managing both automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology and labor force behind them.
Embedded Market Study Digs into Concerns, Trends for Electronics Industry
Rich Quinnel  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
While many things remain the same, there are changes afoot in such things as processor size, operating system choices, and developer concerns as embedded development evolves, the Embedded Market Study finds.
Electronics OEMs Invited to End Human Trafficking & Slavery
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Slavery and human trafficking are a clear and present part of today's electronics supply chain. However, it doesn't have to be. Two industry organizations are working together to move toward change.
Top High-Tech Supply Chain Topics in Pictures
Susan Fourtané  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Global electronics supply chain leaders gathered in May in Amsterdam at the annual High-Technology and Electronics Supply Chain Summit to discuss the future of the high-technology supply chain.
NASA Wants Your 3D Printed Habitat Design
Ann R. Thryft  
6/12/2015   Post a comment
Think you can design 3D-printed deep space buildings that will sustain human life? Think your design can win out over zillions of entries? You've got until July 15 next month to submit your registration package to America Makes and NASA for the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge.
Conflict Minerals: Still Early Days Despite Deadlines
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/12/2015   Post a comment
Public companies are now bound by conflict mineral reporting laws. Despite clear mandates and business value, compliance is harder than it looks.
Omnichannel Retail Stresses Demand New Tools
Puga Sankara  
6/12/2015   Post a comment
To deliver the omnichannel experience to customers, retailers need to invest in more sophisticated tools.
The Supplier Strategic Sourcing Process Explained
Kelly Barner  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
While people may talk about the procurement process, the procurement discipline actually encompasses a number of different processes. They include spend analysis, supplier relationship management, and contract management, just to name a few.
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