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Consumers Expect Full In-Car Connectivity
Junko Yoshida  
9/19/2014   Post a comment
Drivers worldwide increasingly expect their cars to be "the next connected space," a seamless extension to their already connected homes and offices, according to a global consumer study conducted by GfK.
Infographic: Apple Perfects Global Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/19/2014   (2) comments
The iPhone 6 is more than a just a new product success story. It offers an example of an electronics supply chain that spreads across the globe and has the potential for economic change.
Don't Damage Thin Devices When Testing
Taqi Mohiuddin  
9/18/2014   Post a comment
ICs are easy to damage when performing reliability qualification tests.
Repurposed Systems Present Growth Opportunity
Jim O'Reilly  
9/18/2014   (3) comments
With system performance taking a quantum leap of improvement, while the cloud targets a four-year lifecycle, what happens to the used systems business?
Apple Watch & the Dark Side of Wearables
E. Kelly Fitsimmons  
9/17/2014   (1) comment
Apple Watch and iPhone 6 provide two more powerful platforms to do things like record our voices with little disclosure. Customers deserve better.
Bringing World-Class ITAD to Locations Around the World
Glenn Samala  
9/17/2014   Post a comment
Proper disposition of end-of-life IT resources not only helps the environment. When handled properly, it can also provide real return on investment.
ROW Spells Next Big Thing
Rick Merritt  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
Emerging markets are the next big thing for an electronics industry hungry for growth and innovation both in supply and demand.
Slideshow: Where Have All the Tech Women Gone?
Susan Fourtané  
9/16/2014   (10) comments
Unfortunately, in the 21st century, the technology world remains dominated by men.
Is On-Demand Packaging Ready to Take Off?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/16/2014   (4) comments
Only 7% of companies use on-demand packaging, but the search for more cost-efficient solutions in the face of multi-channel distribution should fuel the rapid rise of this new technology.
RadioShack:The End Is Nigh!
David Blaza  
9/15/2014   (4) comments
Perhaps this is the natural order of business -- Darwinism and RadioShack's impending demise open the door wider for companies like SparkFun and Adafruit to grow.
Investing in European Electronics
Logical Link  
9/15/2014   (1) comment
The European Union is pushing to build a presence in world electronics. It's a start, but more innovation and effort are still needed.
Moore's Law Has No End in Sight
R. Colin Johnson  
9/12/2014   (3) comments
Gallium arsenide (GaAs) will soon outpace silicon as a higher-performance choice for implementing integrated circuits, according to POET Technologies.
iPhone Tech Evolves & Thrives: Infographic
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/12/2014   (8) comments
A look at the trajectory of the iPhone shows consistent growth and a track record for innovation. Now, let's talk about how the electronics supply chain will shift along with changes in consumer electronics.
Winged Parcel Delivery: Google's Way
Julien Happich  
9/11/2014   (1) comment
While there is still debate about if legislation would ever allow swarms of commercial drones to fly over our heads, Google recently unveiled some details of its own drone-based delivery project, named Project Wing.
Apple Smart Watch Assault Good News for the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
9/11/2014   (1) comment
Consumers are atwitter about the newest product offerings from Apple, but it may be even better news for the electronics supply chain.
Turn the Supply Chain Into an Information Highway
Mathieu Guerville  
9/11/2014   (1) comment
Information is power, but only if it's readily available and usable. To create sustainable products and to improve business results, it's critical to share information across the breadth of the supply chain.
Apple Watch: Smart But Not Smart Enough
Brian Dipert  
9/10/2014   (4) comments
Apple's design may normally be smart, but it has to be even smarter as its Watch enters the hot and increasingly crowded wearables market.
Turning Growing Pains Into Global Gains
Change in the Chain  
9/10/2014   (1) comment
Global initiatives can yield big business benefits, but only if they are done right. Here are a handful of methods for evaluating the potential of new markets.
Apple iPhone 6 Analysis
Brian Dipert  
9/9/2014   (9) comments
Inevitable leaks provided clues for the new iPhone 6, but now we can see what made it into Apple's latest smartphone.
Next Level of Location Awareness
Sally Ward-Foxton  
9/9/2014   (9) comments
Apple's iBeacon is set to drive a new level of proximity-based services in smartphones and other mobile devices.
Automation: the 'Do or Die' of Multi-Channel Distribution
Frank Cavallaro  
9/9/2014   (2) comments
Multi-channel distribution has resulted in increased levels of automation, but issues like implementation costs and the challenge of combining new and old technologies will need to be overcome.
Employees at Apple Supplier Factory at Risk, Report Says
Jessica Lipsky  
9/8/2014   (7) comments
Serious health, safety, environmental, and human rights violations were found at a Suqian, China, factory that has contracts with Apple, Dell, HP, and others, a report from China Labor Watch and Green America says.
Tracing the Future of the Smart Device Market
Ken Neusaenger  
9/8/2014   (8) comments
The consumer electronics market is quickly evolving, with new and better devices hitting the hands of consumers. The semiconductor supply chain has to consider how these shifts will likely hit the high-end OEM customer.
Smart Shirts Take the Court at US Open
Amy Norcross  
9/5/2014   (15) comments
Ralph Lauren has teamed up with the Canadian technology firm OMsignal to produce a smart shirt featuring real-time biometric tracking capabilities that debuted at the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships.
Corrugated Packaging Getting Consistently Greener
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/5/2014   (23) comments
Corrugated materials makers are scoring high in terms of reducing its environmental impact.
Next-Shoring: New Frontier for Manufacturing?
John Paul Williams  
9/4/2014   (5) comments
The speed of manufacturing is accelerating, requiring a combo of nearshoring and unified communications.
A Single Inventory for Both 'Bricks & Clicks'?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/4/2014   (5) comments
In the search for a solution to meet the demands of multi-channel distribution, companies move toward centralized inventories, but challenges remain.
Mean, Lean, Supply Chain Machine
Tam Harbert  
9/3/2014   (5) comments
Lenovo, via acquisition and organic growth, has become one of the biggest players in the supply chain game.
China Launching Its Own OS, Seriously?
Junko Yoshida  
9/2/2014   (9) comments
Is China really trying to create its own homemade operating system? If so, what does that mean for China, as well as the rest of the world?
Capturing Meaningful Data: The False Hope of BI
Chanan Greenberg  
9/2/2014   Post a comment
Data sources are too varied in the modern electronics component manufacturer's world to count on reliable intelligence from spot checks. Real-time variations need to be considered.
The People Who Created Our Jobs
Martin Rowe  
9/1/2014   (1) comment
When it comes to creating the engineering jobs of today, we need to thank the likes of Ohm, Faraday, Henry, and many others.
Infographic: Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Through 2014
Rodney Brown  
8/29/2014   (14) comments
While there are many takeaways from this KPMG infographic, the main one could be: Stay flexible as the rate of innovation in supply chain and manufacturing continues to grow.
Brazil's Path to Hardware Manufacturing at Home
Karen Field  
8/28/2014   (3) comments
In Brazil, there are many barriers to manufacturing computer hardware within the country. Here’s how some engineers are trying to change government policies.
Designing for That 3D Printer
Jim O'Reilly  
8/28/2014   (17) comments
A look at some tools that are making 3D printing easier.
Outsourcing Mistakes: 4 Errors Companies Make
Shane O'Neill  
8/27/2014   (11) comments
Here's a look at the control freaks, blame games, and other misguided steps companies take when they attempt to build a better business through IT outsourcing.
Lean Thinking for Sustainable Supply Chains
Ariella Brown  
8/27/2014   (12) comments
Productivity expert has some surprising takes on how the global supply chain affects your efforts to be a sustainable business.
Google Glass & Lookalikes Find Niches
R. Colin Johnson  
8/26/2014   (17) comments
Head-mounted displays such as Google Glass are interesting technologies, but what about real-world applications? A new offering from Thalmic Labs might hold the key.
Arrow's Parts Platform, One Year In
Jim Ricciardelli  
8/26/2014   Post a comment
Lessons learned from the first year of the industry's first lifecycle services platform.
Will iPhone 6 Production Problems Hurt Availability?
Eric Zeman  
8/25/2014   (4) comments
Last-minute changes to the display have manufacturers scampering to meet quotas. We've heard this story before.
The Road to Data Maturity for Supply Chain Resilience
Susan Fourtané  
8/25/2014   (6) comments
Gene Long of Chainalytics shares with EBN his expertise in supply chain resilience and how predictive analytics helps mitigate risk.
The Internet of Things: Revolution or Anarchy?
Tam Harbert  
8/22/2014   (8) comments
While there are wildly differing predictions about how many "things" will be connected to the Internet, all of them say it will be an enormous number.
Infineon Buys International Rectifier for $3B
Junko Yoshida  
8/21/2014   (3) comments
Infineon is buying International Rectifier for about $3 billion in cash, which will help the German chip company in its push toward leadership in the power semiconductor market.
Future Growth Facing the Consumer Electronics Industry
Susan Fourtané  
8/21/2014   (40) comments
The consumer electronics industry can expect increasing growth toward 2015 with focus on segments such as entertainment and healthcare.
So Much Work, So Little Time for Engineers
Karen Field  
8/20/2014   (5) comments
For years, electrical engineers have helped build technologies that increase productivity. So, why do so many engineers report that they don’t have enough time for projects?
Executives Ponder Shifting Supply Chain & Logistics Practices
Logical Link  
8/20/2014   (3) comments
Supply chain complexity has led to many executives reevaluating how they handle the supply chain and what value they get from which practices and procedures.
Technology in the Engineering Classroom
Ben Zimmer  
8/19/2014   (6) comments
For engineering departments, there’s an overwhelming need to prepare students for the real world, but outfitting classrooms with the latest technology is expensive. What should universities do?
Currency in the Future of the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
8/19/2014   (21) comments
Bitcoin and possible future virtual currencies have the potential to make global supply chain transactions easier.
Internet of Things Security Reaches Tipping Point
Kelly Jackson Higgins  
8/18/2014   (5) comments
Public safety issues bubble to the top in security flaw revelations.
Global 3D Printing Growth Will Change Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
8/18/2014   (24) comments
The growth of the additive manufacturing sector from 2008 to 2023 implies great changes in the global supply chain and manufacturing.
The Limits of Moore's Law Limits
R. Colin Johnson  
8/15/2014   (1) comment
It’s a debate that electrical engineers have been arguing for a long time: When will Moore’s Law end? However, who says it will end?
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