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Will Intel's Drone Chips Fly?
Junko Yoshida  
5/5/2016   Post a comment
Something about Intel’s drone efforts reminds me of Intel’s past stumbles in the mobile SoC market. Is Intel flying into the drone market from the wrong angle?
3 Trends Shaping Supply Chain Tech This Year
Scott Slinker  
5/5/2016   Post a comment
The right technology can make or break a supply chain. Here's a look at some of the biggest tech trends that OEMs can expect.
Expanding Business Models of Contract Manufacturers Improve OEM Profitability
Gelston Howell  
5/5/2016   Post a comment
Smart OEMs find that there are a variety of business benefits to collaborating with an integrated manufacturing solutions partner.
$40B Power Management Market Ripe for Innovation
Patrick Mannion  
5/4/2016   Post a comment
Incumbent suppliers of power-management ICs have an opportunity to greatly improve efficiency and integration, or lose market to rising stars.
When IoT Supply Chain Data Reveals Customers Behavior
Laurie Sullivan  
5/4/2016   Post a comment
Benefits culled through smart use of data will come from operational performance such as improving production and maintenance, as well as build-and-distribution cycles.
Counting the Hidden Costs of Off Shoring
Thomas Smiley  
5/4/2016   (1) comment
Sending a product offshore for manufacture can offer a huge upside, but also presents some very real risks. Hidden costs can be the biggest potential pitfall.
Microchip, Micrel CEOs Duel Over Deal
Rick Merritt  
5/3/2016   Post a comment
Micrel and Microchip CEOs came to loggerheads over the extent of layoffs after a recent acquisition.
Disney Extends the Magic in the Kingdom with IoT
TechMergers  
5/3/2016   Post a comment
Disney's Magic Band, a $1 billion undertaking, offers great real-world example of how a company can use IoT to both grow revenue and increase efficiency.
From Federated Solutions to Multipolar Markets: Reframing the Global Electronics Supply Chain
Lisa Ann Cairns  
5/3/2016   Post a comment
The rise in federated ecosystems and multipolar markets is rooted in rapid urbanization, which, in turn, is reshaping the global supply chain.
Intel to Exit Mobile SoC Business
Junko Yoshida  
5/2/2016   Post a comment
As it proceeds with a massive restructuring plan announced earlier this month, Intel will exit the smartphone and tablet mobile SoC business by ending its struggling Atom chip product line. Intel is likely to keep its modem team.
Spring Cleaning: 6 Ways to Refresh Your Supply Chain Operations
Steve Rice  
5/2/2016   Post a comment
Here are a few tips and strategies for “cleaning house” to achieve greater end-to-end supply chain visibility, drive operational efficiencies, and increase customer loyalty.
ePaper Makes Inroads into Smart Packaging
Hui Lee  
5/2/2016   (1) comment
. Smart packaging is a growing market segment and new waves of innovative technologies are enabling exciting developments in this traditionally low-tech market.
Indian Fabs, the Free Market and Central Planning
Peter Clarke  
4/29/2016   Post a comment
Over the next year there will be an interesting test of two opposites in political thinking applied to the creation of wafer fabs.
Amazon: the Next Big Electronics Supply Chain Gorilla?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/29/2016   Post a comment
Will Amazon be a boon or a blight to the electronics industry? Does this e-commerce gorilla make you feel concerned?
T.J. Rodgers Steps Down at Cypress
Junko Yoshida  
4/28/2016   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp.’s CEO T.J. Rodgers will retire this week from the top position he held at the company he founded 34 years ago.
Contract Management Tools Remain in Early Days
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/28/2016   (2) comments
Electronics OEMs should put automated contract lifecycle management (CLM) at the top of their to-do list, though, to achieve high visibility, decrease risk, and streamline complex processes.
The Importance of Temperature Controlled Shipping for Electronics
Jim Holmes  
4/28/2016   Post a comment
For goods such as electronics, temperature control is vital but something that may not be top of mind.
The Day After the iPhone Fell
Rick Merritt  
4/27/2016   Post a comment
Apple’s iPhone slump marks a new day for a semiconductor industry searching for a driver.
3D Printing Finally Matures & Goes Mainstream
Jim O'Reilly  
4/27/2016   Post a comment
There are serious uses now for 3D printing and it promises to revitalize production by bringing creative designs and small-lot printing to many industries.
3D-Printed Bones May Be on Horizon
Amy Norcross  
4/26/2016   Post a comment
Researchers in China are testing a new method to 3D-print bones made from actual human or animal bone powder.
The Art of Overcoming the Supply Chain Talent Shortage
Frank Cavallaro  
4/26/2016   Post a comment
Finding the right person for the job requires more than simply posting a job opening. Supply chain recruiter Rodney Apple shares his insights.
15 Biggest Technology Wins on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/25/2016   (1) comment
New technology get's people excited. A quick look at the Kickstarter funding platform proves it. Here's a look at the biggest wins, from personal 3D printers and inexpensive computers to smart bicycles and music players.
'Big Data' Angst Might Foster 'IoT Fatigue'
Junko Yoshida  
4/25/2016   Post a comment
Even before the market is up and running, we might be witnessing the onset of IoT fatigue, especially manifest in fear of 'Big Data'.
5 B2B e-Commerce Features More Important Than a Shopping Cart
Ian O' Brien  
4/25/2016   Post a comment
B2B companies need to focus on a better user experience, something B2C sites have mastered.However, this doesn’t mean a B2B site should fully replicate a B2C site.
Strategic Supply Chain Planning: Priorities of the CSCO
Susan Fourtané  
4/25/2016   (1) comment
For a company to remain competitive, the CSCO must deliver innovative cost-reduction strategies and present a market strategy differentiator.
Samsung Details Foundry Roadmap
Jessica Lipsky  
4/22/2016   Post a comment
Officials from Samsung Semiconductor Inc. detailed the company’s foundry roadmap, which includes expanding FD-SOI production and offering low-cost alternatives to existing FinFET technologies.
Getting Beyond Passwords in the Mobile Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/22/2016   Post a comment
This infographic offers step by step instructions on how users can secure their cell phones, which may contain critical business data, in a few easy steps.
Trust but Verify: Wisdom on 3PL Relations
Puga Sankara  
4/22/2016   Post a comment
“Doveryai, no proveryai” - Trust but verify – As a 3PL are you able to provide service levels that are not just a trustworthy but also verifiable?
Apple, Samsung Reinforce Ties Over iPhone's OLED Display
Paul Buckley  
4/21/2016   Post a comment
Reports indicate that Samsung Display has signed a deal with Apple to supply OLED displays for the next generation of iPhones.
Data is Key to Profitable Plastics Recycling
Pamela J. Gordon  
4/21/2016   Post a comment
For electronics OEMs, who have traditionally focused on reclaiming precious metals and components, this new push to recycle plastics may be daunting, but soon it will be part of good business practice.
Intel Cuts 12,000, 11% of Staff
Rick Merritt  
4/20/2016   (1) comment
Intel Corp. officially cut its PC business loose today announcing a cut of 12,000 employees, 11% of its staff amid a sequential decline in quarterly revenues and profits.
Electronics Rep Association Goes in New Directions
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/20/2016   (1) comment
After eighty years in existence, the Electronics Representative Association (ERA) is working to make itself more relevant to our quickly changing industry.
Big Gap Between Manufacturing Numbers & GDP Growth
B. Cameron Gain  
4/20/2016   Post a comment
For supply chain-related segments of the economy, including transportation and manufacturing, all is not rosy despite promising GDP figures.
Set-Top Debate: The Next Episode
Rick Merritt  
4/19/2016   Post a comment
The latest round of the great set-top box debate is well underway, but it’s unclear who will win this longstanding battle among tech giants.
EBN@C-Level: Talking with ERA CEO Walter Tobin about Electronics Reps
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/19/2016   (1) comment
We sat down with the newly appointed chief executive officer of the Electronic Representatives Association (ERA), Walter Tobin, to get his perspective on the role of reps in our industry.
Exploring the Changing Meaning of Recycling
Carl E. Smith  
4/19/2016   Post a comment
Recycling is increasingly influenced by numerous factors that present important challenges to organizations with a stake in the responsible management of the end-of-life products worldwide.
Quakes Hit Japan's IC & Auto Makers Hard
Junko Yoshida  
4/18/2016   Post a comment
Japanese electronics and automotive manufacturers are struggling to assess damages to their manufacturing facilities after a series of earthquakes--as high as 7.3 magnitude on the Richter scale--struck Kyushu, Japan’s southern island.
Delving into the Top 5 Enterprise Labeling Trends
Josh Roffman  
4/18/2016   Post a comment
As labeling has becoming a mission-critical component in the supply chain, especially for those companies that are operating globally, we need to keep an eye on the trends and needs that are driving the optimization and efficacy of labeling.
Industrie 4.0 Gets a Boost from Bosch
Ariella Brown  
4/18/2016   Post a comment
Privately owned Bosch is taking a major role in Industrie 4.0 with its own IoT cloud.
IoT Security Top of Mind at ESC
Rob Spiegel  
4/15/2016   Post a comment
IoT security was a concerned voiced frequently at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston this week.
Electronics Retail Workforce Not Ready for Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/15/2016   Post a comment
Retailers say they aren't prepared to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace and feel unable to keep up with the pace of change, a new survey said.
2016’s Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling
Josh Roffman  
4/15/2016   Post a comment
As labeling emerges as becoming a mission-critical component in the global supply chain, it’s important to take a closer look at what changes are driving today’s trends in labeling.
Sayonara, Japan Semiconductor Inc.
Junko Yoshida  
4/14/2016   (1) comment
The Japanese semiconductor industry’s downfall is undeniable. EE Times went back to Japan and explored what remains of Japanese chip vendors, how Japan Inc. has crumbled and if we grade recent restructuring programs, who comes out on top.
The State of On-Shoring: The Problem of China
Jim O'Reilly  
4/14/2016   (7) comments
China has had a good run as a low-cost manufacturer with decent product quality, but labor costs have risen drastically over the last decade making the country vulnerable to re-sourcing decisions that take into account the logistics costs and risks associated with long pipelines.
e-Commerce & Mobile Selling Change Wholesale Business Operations
Crystal Gillam  
4/14/2016   Post a comment
Wholesale selling, fulfillment and inventory management processes are quickly changing due to the demand for two major things: convenience and accessibility. E-Commerce and mobile selling are stepping in to meet that demand.
5G Work Starts in Earnest
Rick Merritt  
4/13/2016   Post a comment
This week engineers started hearing proposals on everything from radio access technologies to network architectures for 5G cellular standards expected before 2020.
Forging a Clear Path to Managing Supplier Risk
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/13/2016   (2) comments
Half of all companies acknowledge that they have faced challenges because of supplier non-compliance. Audits are critical.
U.S. Government Seeks Guidance on its Role in IoT
Rich Quinnel  
4/12/2016   (3) comments
In a Request for Comments, the US Department of Commerce is asking for help defining the government's potential role in fostering development of the Internet of Things.
Robotic Process Automation Builds Agile Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
4/12/2016   Post a comment
Complex supply chains require visibility and control. Robotic Process Automation (RPA), also called software robots, process information for a more agile development of business applications.
Nanium & UTAC Partners on Wafer Level Packaging & Testing
Julien Happich  
4/11/2016   Post a comment
Europe's primary OSAT company Nanium SA has signed a collaborative agreement with the Singapore-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider UTAC Holdings Ltd (UTAC) to provide a complete turnkey backend solution for Wafer Level Packaging (WLP) solutions.
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