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Centers of Excellence Drive Supply Chain Transformation, Part 1
Rich Becks  
7/28/2014   Post a comment
The most effective way to improve your supply chain is to establish centers of excellence that help executives become the leaders they need to be to move the supply chain into the future.
Space & the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/25/2014   (23) comments
On the verge of deep space exploration, supply chain management is emerging as the critical issue for the success of the missions.
Broadcom Cuts 2,500 jobs
Rick Merritt  
7/25/2014   (8) comments
With the company leaving its cellular baseband business, Broadcom executives announced the layoffs this week, which represent about 20% of its workforce.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 3
Apek Mulay  
7/24/2014   Post a comment
Customer demand, technology changes, and supplier relationships all impact the the semiconductor market.
Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin  
7/23/2014   (10) comments
For engineers, studying finance is essential, whether itís helping to make decisions or as a way to move up the management ranks.
Getting the Kids Hooked on Supply Chain Management
Logical Link  
7/23/2014   (10) comments
A growing talent shortage in supply chain and logistics jobs means the industry needs to get kids interested in the area much earlier than currently happens.
MIT Wrist-Robot Adds Extra Fingers
R. Colin Johnson  
7/22/2014   (5) comments
MIT doctoral candidate Faye Wu has developed a new type of wearable robot that mimics the motions of the human hand and wrist.
Walmart's Supply Chain Sustainability Lessons
Susan Fourtanť  
7/22/2014   (2) comments
When a company's success is achieved in great part due to its long and consistent history of supply chain management success and sustainability initiatives, it becomes a role model for supply chain managers.
Live Chat 7/24: Effective Channel Management
Rodney Brown  
7/21/2014   (4) comments
If you aren't getting the most out of your channel partners when it comes to helping sell your products or services, we have experts who can answer your questions about better managing the channel.
What Buyers Must Know About PCB Surface Finishes
Michael Allen  
7/21/2014   (6) comments
Buyers should consider the impact of board finish selection on PCB assembly yields, labor costs, and quality, not just BOM cost.
Android Wear Buzzes Sans Babak
Rick Merritt  
7/18/2014   (13) comments
Now that Babak Parviz is leaving Google for Amazon, EE Timesís Rick Merritt contemplates what this means for Google Glass, as well as the future of wearables.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 2
Apek Mulay  
7/18/2014   (9) comments
Semiconductor leaders speak to the future of the semiconductor industry, calling for collaboration and innovation.
Laying Down the Law Against Counterfeiters
Bruce Gain  
7/17/2014   (5) comments
The use of new harsher penalties for trafficking in counterfeit technology for military use shows the feds are serious about a crackdown.
Streamlining the Supply Chain With PIM
Jennifer Krizanek  
7/16/2014   (2) comments
Product Information Management systems can go a long way toward greasing the wheels of a global distribution system.
Nest Nurtures New IoT Protocol
Rick Merritt  
7/16/2014   (21) comments
Nest, the Internet of Things pioneer now owned by Google, is looking to turn its low-power mesh network protocol, called Thread, into an industry standard.
Consistency Concerns Loom Larger as Chips Get Smaller
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/15/2014   (2) comments
The demand for increasingly smaller devices drives the innovation in designing smaller processors. But at that small a scale, consistent performance can be tough to achieve.
IoT Household Wares: Whoís Talking to Whom?
Junko Yoshida  
7/15/2014   (10) comments
Talking back to IoT devices that talk behind my back.
Why HP, Dell, EMC, and Oracle Are Transforming Channels
Revving Revenue  
7/14/2014   (2) comments
Some major players are making major changes to their channel strategies. Here are five reasons why that is happening.
3D Printing Might Bring Manufacturing Back to Canada
Ariella Brown  
7/11/2014   (32) comments
The key isn't to see it as a replacement for traditional manufacturing, but as a vital new adjunct.
TSMC Said to Ship Apple SoCs
Jessica Lipsky  
7/11/2014   (2) comments
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that TSMC has started shipping chips to Apple and that will continue through 2015. Analysts believe that the company is making the chips for the iPhone 6.
Master Data Management: Key to Creating a Data-Driven Organization
Jennifer Krizanek  
7/10/2014   (11) comments
Speed and flexibility are vital to a manufacturer these days, and information helps drive those to areas to be most effective.
IoT Group Defines Comms Spec
Rick Merritt  
7/10/2014   (10) comments
A number of the world's largest technology companies, including Dell and Broadcom, are coming together to set industry standards for the Internet of Things.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 1
Apek Mulay  
7/9/2014   (16) comments
We're looking at what leaders at top semiconductor industry veterans see on the horizon for the industry -- and discussing it with a macro-economic lens.
Panasonic to Make 14nm SoCs at Intel
Rick Merritt  
7/8/2014   (3) comments
Panasonic is joining several other companies that are taking advantage of Intelís fabs to manufacture chips. Itís part of a broader initiative within Intel to help the business grow.
Air Cargo Has a Place in Your Supply Strategy
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/8/2014   (21) comments
Despite a slowdown in the use of air cargo because of economic conditions, it still needs to be a regular option for your company -- particularly if you are on the bleeding edge of design or emerging markets.
Distributors Hit the Designer/DIY Flashpoint
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/7/2014   (15) comments
The line between the Do-It-Yourselfer (DIY) and the true electronics designer is being blurred. Innovation is coming from all over. We wanted to know if the distribution community is ready.
The Big Job of Social Media in Business
Savvy Tech Marketing  
7/3/2014   (19) comments
You have to be on social media! At least, that's the current battle cry. But it's better to skip it altogether than do it wrong.
Procurement Skills Increasingly Critical to Supply Chain
At the Source  
7/2/2014   (7) comments
Increasingly, purchasing is becoming an even more strategic part of supply chain activities. It can make the profession challenging, but the potential benefits are clear.
The Benefits of Supply Chain Sustainability
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/1/2014   (6) comments
Supply chain sustainability leads to clear benefits to the organization, not only from an environmental perspective, but also in terms of reduced costs and increased customer benefits. However, to reap these benefits, organizations need to make a concerted effort to disseminate the vision throughout the organization.
Multi-Channel Distribution: Can You Handle It?
Frank Cavallaro  
7/1/2014   (5) comments
Distributors and manufacturers are grappling with the increasingly complex nature of the rapidly changing environment of multi-channel distribution.
Robotics: EU Launches $3.9B Initiative
Pablo Valerio  
6/30/2014   (7) comments
The European Union believes the worldwide market for robotics will grow from US$30 billion (Ä22 billion) this year to $83 billion (Ä60 billion) by 2020. The Commission wants Europe to have a leading role developing new robotic products and technologies.
Cross-Organizational Adoption Breeds Sustainability Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/30/2014   (3) comments
To really tap in to the value of sustainability efforts across the supply chain, organizations must adopt clear strategies that leverage ethical, economic, social, and environmental concerns.
Build a Trade Secret Bulwark, Block by Block
Craig Moss  
6/30/2014   (2) comments
A new framework for protecting trade secrets offers companies a practical, step-by-step guide, from asset inventory to risk analysis and protection measures.
Repair Teeth Without the Drill: Non-Volatile Memory in the Dentist Chair
Ron Neale  
6/27/2014   (24) comments
A new technique for repairing teeth without the drill, which seems strangely familiar, has been developed at King's College London.
Making Sense of Supply Chain Sustainability
Wade McDaniel  
6/27/2014   (4) comments
To catch on, supply chain sustainability projects need to demonstrate that they are inherently better business. The "green" benefits, then, are an added bonus.
IoT: Creativity Unleashed
Jim O'Reilly  
6/27/2014   (14) comments
Innovation in high-tech has been stagnant for years, but IoT will open new horizons. The result should be a boom for components.
9 Secrets of Good Online Video Interviews
Mark Shapiro  
6/27/2014   (22) comments
In the past, meetings happened in meeting rooms, and sometimes on a phone call. Now, there's a new venue of choice: video. Video Skype, Google Hangouts, and others provide a great tool to create video interviews... when used strategically.
Chinaís Auto Industry in 2050
Andrew Macleod  
6/26/2014   (12) comments
China has about 170 carmakers today, most of which produce fewer than 10,000 vehicles a year. That is unsustainable. Here's my prediction of what the Chinese auto industry might look like in 2050.
The CPO Role Shift: Are You Ready?
Diptarup Chakraborti  
6/26/2014   (8) comments
It's time for the chief procurement officer to take its place as a strategic function within the organization.
Software Patents: Supreme Court Ruling Leaves Too Many Questions
Stuart Meyer  
6/25/2014   (2) comments
A Supreme Court decision is likely to trigger a call to Congress to provide clarity to the patent statute.
Cyber Espionage Spells Trouble for High-Tech Supply Chain Planning
At the Source  
6/25/2014   (8) comments
The US has China in its sights over the issue of cyber espionage. Smart supply chain execs need to keep their attention on this evolving issue, which could impact product demand.
Wearables Get a New Interface
Daniel Kurz  
6/24/2014   (13) comments
A researcher in augmented reality at Metaio describes how he first came up with the idea for a thermal touch interface for wearable devices.
IoT & the Age of SCM 2.0 Enhances Supply Chain
Udaya Shankar  
6/24/2014   (2) comments
As the Internet of Things evolves, supply chain management is coming into a new era. The technology brings deeper intelligence that will be nothing but beneficial.
Top Free DIY Tools Every EE Needs
Cabe Atwell  
6/23/2014   (1) comment
Here's a guide to free electronics design tools you can download from the Internet. You don't need a degree to use them, but it helps.
Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Key Assets
Craig Moss  
6/23/2014   (19) comments
Companies need to take measures to prevent the theft of critical trade secrets along global supply chains -- a threat that is growing with the fragmentation of supply chains, digitization of information, and increasingly competitive marketplace.
Wearable Data Acquisition on the Golf Course
Fred Molinari  
6/20/2014   (4) comments
A wearable data acquisition system that analyzes your golf swing.
Leveraging Logistics to Cut Supply Chain Clutter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2014   (2) comments
By focusing on lostics, organizations can improve sustainability.
Infographic: Looking at the End of Life of Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2014   (4) comments
E-waste recycling is still underutilized. Let's look at the potential for doing better in the future.
Amazonís Fire Phone: It's Good for Bezos, Not So Much for Us
Junko Yoshida  
6/19/2014   (3) comments
Amazon's Fire Phone features new technologies such as Firefly and dynamic perspective. But Amazon's strategy -- pushing its own hardware, not the app, so closely tied to its own store -- raises some serious questions.
Live Chat 6/23: Smart Homes, Semis & the Proliferation of Small Data
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2014   (2) comments
As much as we talk about big data, "little data" (all those bits and bytes generated by smart appliances and technologies) are also going to change the industry. We've invited Cees Links, founder and CEO of fabless semiconductor company GreenPeak Technologies and a pioneer of the wireless data industry, to talk about how the evolution of smart home data communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to affect the electronics industry.
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