Optimize Your Team for Success Frank Cavallaro 11/29/2013 (8) comments Most teams can decipher what needs to be done easily, but when it comes to the how, new or weak teams unravel. Here's how to avoid that pitfall.
Unreliable Mineral Supplies Impede US Innovation Hal Quinn 11/22/2013 (9) comments From the lithium in laptop and smartphone batteries, to the copper circuitry in satellites and the silicon in semiconductors, minerals are fundamental to America’s most innovative industries, including the electronics supply chain.
Shutdown Grazes Tech Supply Chain Tam Harbert 11/21/2013 (4) comments The federal government shutdown didn't bring business to a halt, but business did get grazed, and, as always, there will be an impact in the electronics supply chain.
Europe's Renewable Energy Is Costly -- for Now Bruce Gain 11/20/2013 (13) comments In the near term, the scenario would be bad for those whose livelihoods depend on the European supply chain, but the shift out of Europe because of high renewable energy costs would have little impact (if any) on global supply chain costs.
Instead of Going to China, Bring China to You Logical Link 11/19/2013 (18) comments For years, companies sent their manufacturing operations to China. Now with economic woes still hanging heavy over many developed countries' GDP growth potential, some nations are trying to get Chinese companies to send operations -- and investments -- their way.
Belly Up to the Bar (Code) Malcolm Fuller 11/16/2013 (16) comments Delta Controls, one of the largest independent manufacturers of building automation controllers, has started using bar codes to track their inventory and make their operations run more efficiently.
Next Step in PMBus Evolution Dave Freeman 11/13/2013 (4) comments As loads become more dynamic, there is a need to increase the PMBus throughput, so the new version of the PMBus standard extends the clock speed from 400 kHz to 1 MHz.
The NSA: Just One Threat to Supply Chain Security Bruce Gain 11/5/2013 (14) comments The recent Le Monde report has certainly added flames to the fire for those concerned about the potential security risks that the NSA poses to supply chains, especially for organizations with direct business ties to the United States.
The Key to Employee Retention Frank Cavallaro 11/1/2013 (31) comments While the time and expense of retaining an employee may seem daunting, the cost of losing an employee is much greater. Here's how to retain your employees.
Cold House? Electronics to the Rescue! Malcolm Fuller 10/31/2013 (5) comments Renesas Electronics product marketing manager Gianluca Viale discusses what people can do to conserve energy in their households by leveraging microncontrollers and embedded systems.
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