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9 Startups with Self-Driven Future (Maybe)
Junko Yoshida  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
How many autonomous driving startups are out there # waiting to be snatched up, or hoping to become the next Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project)?
Catalan Researchers Use Bacteria to Recover Smartphone Metals
Pablo Valerio  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have discovered a method for recovering copper, gold, aluminum, and platinum from discarded mobile phones by employing bacteria. The system is more efficient than melting PCBs and almost emissions free.
Optimize Fleet Management Using IoT to Predict Weather
Christy Szoke  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
Every year winter weather causes millions of dollars in damages, as well as severely impacts regional and national economies. Fleet managers need help staying ahead of the curve.
Gerry Fay Departs Avnet
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
Gerry Fay has announced that he will be leaving his position as president of Avnet Electronics Marketing .
IoT Group Sets Broad Agenda
Rick Merritt  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
Security is an early focus for OpenFog.
Managing E-Waste: Everyone’s Problem
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
The growth of the electronics industry means that all of us have to think globally about the best way to stem the tide of electronic products into the waste stream.
Resuscitating Retail: Big Lessons from Big Winners
Puga Sankara  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
Is the retail landscape all doom & gloom? Has e-commerce taken over everything? Don’t count on the end of traditional retail quite yet.
Successful Supplier Management: Get Rid of Paper & Improve Processes
April Rassa  
2/16/2017   Post a comment
Up-to-date internal processes that clearly support supplier management goals can mean the difference between success and failure.
6 Ways Labeling Helps Electronics OEMs Compete Globally
Bob Brown  
2/16/2017   Post a comment
Labeling can make a huge difference to an organization, enabling IT and supply chain decision makers to overcome challenges and provide a distinct competitive advantage.
Toshiba May Sell Majority Stake in Chip Unit
Dylan McGrath  
2/15/2017   Post a comment
Toshiba may sell a larger portion of its semiconductor business than previously planned to offset losses in its nuclear power business.
Ten Key Takeaways from CES 2017
Joanne Moretti  
2/15/2017   Post a comment
A few days at CES gives some important perspectives on where technology and innovation are heading. This slideshow offers a glimpse at the highlights.
Security Experts Cite IoT Risks
Rick Merritt  
2/14/2017   (1) comment
Fingerprints found on critical infrastructure.
Patent Litigation Expected to Soar in 2017
Pablo Valerio  
2/14/2017   Post a comment
Patent litigation has been growing constantly over the past ten years--A trend that is likely to impact the electronics supply chain.
4 Factors to Weigh When Evaluating Manufacturing Options in Mexico
Scott Stanley  
2/14/2017   (3) comments
In order to evaluate manufacturing options in Mexico, there are a few key factors to weigh in your decision making.
Travel Order Stifles Startup Founder
Rick Merritt  
2/13/2017   (1) comment
The founder of startup Kandou Bus was among unintended victims of President Trump's travel restrictions that prevented him from receiving an award in person.
E2open & Steelwedge Unite to Deliver Collaborative S&OP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2017   (2) comments
Combination of E2open and Steelwedge make E2open cloud-based supply chain giant in the marketplace.
Apple Set to Start iPhone Production in India
Susan Fourtané  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
Apple has said that it will begin assembly of iPhones in India by the end of April in order to focus on what has become the world's fastest-growing major smartphone market.
EBN@C-Level: Travelers Exec Points to Cargo Crime Trends for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
EBN sat down with Scott Cornell, transportation lead and crime and theft specialist at Travelers Insurance to find out about the latest trends and best practices for protecting expensive electronics cargo during the transportation process.
G’foundries Revamps China Deal
Rick Merritt  
2/10/2017   Post a comment
Chengdu set for 180nm in 2018, 22nm in 2019.
Future Proof the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/10/2017   Post a comment
Whatever is done today dictates how well the organization can weather unexpected occurrences that can impact the supply chain.
Batteries Get Safer Enclosures
Jim McGregor  
2/9/2017   Post a comment
Safer battery enclosures may be one solution to the issues plaguing lithium-ion batteries.
Business Shifts & Weather Major Tech Supply Chain Disruptors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2017   Post a comment
Although most supply chain disasters cannot be predicted, knowing sooner and spotting trends can help.
Hold Your iPhone -- Pizza Style
Junko Yoshida  
2/8/2017   (2) comments
Last year, when I was covering the Mobile World Congress, I noticed my Chinese colleague constantly holding her phone horizontally - pizza-style - and addressing the microphone.
IoT’s Critical Mass for Temp Control Builds
B. Cameron Gain  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
The emergence of Internet of Things (IoT)) has made sensors much smarter. That's great news for the electronics supply chain.
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Challenge of the Digital Supply Chain
Richard G. Weissman  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
I will be the human smack in the middle of the digital supply chain.
Virtual Reality Market To Grow When Hardware & Content Cost Less
Pablo Valerio  
2/7/2017   Post a comment
What will the tipping point be for mass adoption of virtual and augmented reality? This year's Mobile World Congress has some clues.
Robot Replace Human Programs Advance in China
Susan Fourtané  
2/7/2017   (2) comments
Robot Replace Human programs have been completed toward the Made in China 2025 vision. In addition, they accelerate China's goal to stay ahead of gteh pack as a world manufacturing power.
Integrated Vehicle Tracking & Route Planning Delivers Big Benefits
William Salter  
2/7/2017   Post a comment
By integrating and vehicle tracking, you can compare planned activity with what is actually happening in real-time, allowing you or your transportation team to quickly identify discrepancies between the two.
AI Attracts Embedded Chip Veteran
Rick Merritt  
2/6/2017   (1) comment
A veteran semiconductor executive launched a company to serve machine-learning startups that target embedded systems.
6 Rules for Choosing APIs that Empower Supply Chain
Alex Peron  
2/6/2017   Post a comment
APIs have become highly instrumental in the process of digitizing and connecting supply chain operations. Choosing the right APIs, though, is critical to success.
Cross-Organizational Data Sharing in the Auto Supply Chain Reduces Defects
David Park  
2/6/2017   (1) comment
The ability to share and connect data backwards and forwards throughout the supply chain is now seen as a key capability to address the challenge of semiconductor defects.
AI Tapped to Improve Design
Rick Merritt  
2/3/2017   (1) comment
Electronics center explores machine learning.
3PLs & Shippers Enhance Supply Chain Partnerships
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/3/2017   Post a comment
3PLs and shippers are working consistently to enhance relationships and partnerships to improve business outcome a new study finds.
Employee Math: When Two Plus Two is More than Four
Puga Sankara  
2/3/2017   (1) comment
The best teams have visionaries and detail people. When you do it right, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Samsung, Apple Remain Top Chip Buyers
Dylan McGrath  
2/2/2017   Post a comment
The two companies, which are the runaway leaders in smartphone sales, consumed a combined $61.7 billion worth of chips last year, up slightly from 2015.
Electronics Through the Ages: A History of Vintage Technology in Pictures
Susan Fourtané  
2/2/2017   (15) comments
One private museum run by a single person housed an incredible over 10,000 artifacts. Unfortunately, after the passing of its owner, Enrico Tedeschi, the exhibition was shut down. Here we remember it in pictures.
6 Ways Automated Visual Reporting Improves the Supply Chain
Seymour Duncker  
2/2/2017   (1) comment
Accessible, real-time data has the power to increase productivity, decrease waste, and even increase employee satisfaction.
Record iPhone Sales Lift Apple
Dylan McGrath  
2/1/2017   Post a comment
Apple Inc. returned to growth in the quarter ended Dec. 31 following three consecutive quarters of sales declines.
Blockchain: Strategic But Still Aspirational
Mary E. Shacklett  
2/1/2017   Post a comment
Blockchain promises supply chain transformation but the technology and concept are still in early days. It may not be too early to start looking at it as a strategic initiative.
5 Huge Trends Shaking Up Electronics Distribution in 2017
Simon Bhadra  
2/1/2017   (1) comment
Distributors will realize they have to adapt and respond quickly to supply chains that have been stretched to the point of being brittle and customers with high standards.
IoT Contest Shows Security Gaps
Rick Merritt  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
Winning engineer plies open-source tools to demonstrate gaps in IoT security.
How Industry 4.0 & IIoT Impact Supply Chain Management: Hype vs. Reality
Gelston Howell  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
IIoT initiatives are making a significant impact on supply chain management and provide real value by increasing global component visibility and improving demand management flexibility.
Risking Everything: The Mess of the Global Supply Chain
Richard G. Weissman  
1/31/2017   (1) comment
The global electronics supply chain will likely feel the backlash of the law of unintended consequences.
MRAM Gains More Steam
Dylan McGrath  
1/30/2017   (1) comment
Spin Transfer Technologies' delivery of functional MRAM samples is one more indication of emerging memory technology's momentum.
4 Ways Distributors Can Leverage Sales Automation to Eliminate B2B Ecommerce Pitfalls
Brent Halverson  
1/30/2017   (1) comment
While ecommerce is now a near compulsory investment for any business, distributors still face a challenge enticing their customers online.
Are You Prepared for HS 2017 Reform?
Preston Barton  
1/30/2017   (1) comment
HS 2017 is critical for ensuring customs rules are properly followed, improving the flow of goods internationally, facilitating better trade communication, and confirming that proper duties and taxes are remitted at the national level.
Intel Cautious on PC Consumption
Dylan McGrath  
1/27/2017   Post a comment
Intel Corp. reported fourth quarter 2016 revenue and profit that beat analysts’ expectations on sales growth in computing, data center chips and Internet of Things (IoT) chips.
Shippers Be Aware: Dangerous Goods Regs Updated
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/27/2017   Post a comment
The newest regulations around shipping hazardous materials have been put in place.
Patent Suits Hit Q’comm Profits
Rick Merritt  
1/26/2017   Post a comment
Qualcomm’s latest quarterly earnings showed first blood in a set of five court actions now alleging its patent licensing terms are unfair.
Tech Companies Should Do the Right Thing on Conflict Minerals
Kelly Witherspoon  
1/26/2017   (2) comments
U.S. tech companies should continue to adhere to conflict-minerals rules even if legal requirements are lifted.
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