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Turing Test -- Are You Talking to a Human or a Machine?
Max Maxfield  
7/31/2015   Post a comment
Imagine you are allowed to pose five questions to determine whether you are communicating with a person or a machine; what questions would you ask?
Drilling Down on 2015 Supply Chain Trends for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/31/2015   Post a comment
New research from Jabil outlines the realities and challenges of the global electronics supply chain.
Multi-layer security needed for Industrial IoT
Rob Spiegel  
7/30/2015   Post a comment
Industrial networks are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. Their security requires a multi-layered approach.
With Micron a Chinese Takeover Target, is Trade War Brewing?
Mitchell Miller  
7/30/2015   Post a comment
A quasi-state-run Chinese tech firm offers $23 billion for Micron. Hit or miss, the reported deal will add bandwidth to growing tensions between the US and China over semiconductor production.
Hacked Jeep: Whom to Blame?
Junko Yoshida  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
So, where, exactly, find a crack in the firewall of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee? How did they infiltrate and who’s at fault for failing to foresee the breach? Failures apparently occurred in multiple places.
Why Whole Chain Visibility is Important for Keeping Score
Kerwin Everson  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
Whole chain visibility lets distribution centers pull ahead of the pack in terms of team work.
IoT Accelerators Offer Advice to Entrepreneurs
Rich Quinnel  
7/28/2015   Post a comment
Startup accelerator experts panel offers IoT entrepreneurs insights into Kickstarter, manufacturing in China, and making the transition from prototype to production.
Changing Minds: The First Step to Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap
Frank Cavallaro  
7/28/2015   Post a comment
In order to attract more young people to the manufacturing industry, negative perceptions need to change.
IoT Net Gets New Leader
Rick Merritt  
7/27/2015   Post a comment
The LoRa Alliance will name communications veteran Geoff Mulligan as its new chairman starting August 1.
How Poor Transportation Capacity Hurts the Supply Chain
Logical Link  
7/27/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain executives will have to weather a variety of transportation, logistics, and infrastructure capacity issues that could affect how goods move through the pipeline.
Your Supplier Is Not Your Friend
Kelly Barner  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Sometimes outsourcing comes with a healthy dose of pushback. And that pushback from the supplier, warning of supply chain transgressions that could sink your product design, is good for you.
Manufacturing Transformation Creates Bright Outlook
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Manufacturers that hope to grow and drive new innovations to market need to continue to focus on improved agility and integrated supply chain strategies.
5 Technology Tricks to Make Your High-Tech Tradeshow Exhibit Stand Out
Dan Cole  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Especially in the electronics industry, smart use of technology can make your next tradeshow booth stand out in the crowd.
007 Movie Inspires Concept Cars
R. Colin Johnson  
7/23/2015   Post a comment
The new James Bond 007 movie inspires a never-before-seen concept car from Aston Martin, which engages on screen in a car chase against the hybrid Jaguar C-X75 concept supercar.
What Wooden Dolls Can Teach Us About Today’s Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/23/2015   Post a comment
Wooden dolls meet the Internet of Things in ways that teach useful lessons about the electronics supply chain.
Brainy Robotics: Understanding the Smartest Way to Get to Success
Peter Gasperini  
7/23/2015   Post a comment
In robotics, human-like functioning is more of a dream than a reality. A look at the human consciousness illustrates what a challenge the next level of capabilities really are.
And the Winner Is... Ace Awards Honor Best in Engineering & Technology
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/22/2015   Post a comment
See the engineers, products, and companies that were celebrated at the 2015 ACE Awards, presented as part of ESC Silicon Valley.
Nokia Wants Another Run At Making Phones
Pablo Valerio  
7/22/2015   Post a comment
Nokia looks to regain relevancy in the mobile device business in its post-Microsoft life.
Supply Chain Resiliency: Beyond the Corporate Boardroom
Logical Link  
7/22/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain resiliency goes beyond corporate boardrooms. Countries are also taking a proactive stand to guard supply chain activities, but a number of difficult-to-manage factors expose them to risk.
10 Things Not to Miss at ESC Silicon Valley
Cabe Atwell  
7/21/2015   Post a comment
Here are 10 things you should consider doing at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC).
Big Data & Automobiles: Crowdsourcing the Supply Chain
Mitchell Miller  
7/21/2015   Post a comment
Although crowdsourcing has gotten more attention in the conumer space than anywhere else, this powerful tool has the potential to streamline supply chain and logistics efforts.
MakerBot CEO: 3D Printing Going Mainstream
Curtis Franklin Jr  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
Jonathan Jaglom is the new CEO of MakerBot. He comes to the job with strong views of how 3D printing will change the consumer and enterprise markets.
Coming Home from China: Answering the Question of Reshoring
Jim O'Reilly  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
With so much past reliance on China, even if the economics favor assembly in the U.S., can the U.S. find the skills and experience needed for success?
Procurement & IT: Vying for Control of Tech Spend
Priyanka Potdukhe  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
At times, IT and procurement work well together, but sometimes they seem to go in completely different directions. It's important for the two to learn to work seamlessly together.
Gesture-Controlled Spiderbots Understand...
Amy Norcross  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
Not-so-itsy-bitsy spiders of the robotic kind helped Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrate improvements in the company’s technology for wearables.
Looking at IoTs Impact on Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
IoT has the potential to help many organizations, but the procurement department has to be on board. Manufacturers have a lot to teach these departments about the potential of the new technology.
IBM Offers Apple MacBooks to its Employees
Puga Sankara  
7/17/2015   (3) comments
How interesting is this? The company that came up with the IBM ThinkPad is encouraging its employees to use Apple MacBook.
PC, Mobile Slump Hits Chips
Rick Merritt  
7/16/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor sales are in a two year slump due to weak demand for PCs and mobile systems and the IoT and China won’t help much, says Gartner.
Supply Chain of Things: Challenges & Solutions
Susan Fourtané  
7/16/2015   Post a comment
The Internet of Things, (IoT) can bring more complexity to the supply chain, but it can also bring greater visibility affecting the supply chain's operations in a positive way.
How Natural Language Processing Can Improve Spend Analytics
Sushil Sharma  
7/16/2015   Post a comment
Natural language processing (NLP) can be used for a lot more than spam filtering. It helps organizatoins understand their spending in real time,
Unique Challenges For Long-Life Batteries
Bill Schweber  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
The choice of the right long-life battery, even at very low discharge levels, involves much more than the basic current-and-time versus battery-capacity analysis.
OEMs Incentivize Consumers with Innovative Trade-In & Take-Back Programs
Linda Li  
7/15/2015   (2) comments
At long last, OEMs are looking at post-consumer trade-in and take-back programs as a strategic imperitve rather than a big chore.
Biometrics: A Rising Pulse in Technology Hardware
Logical Link  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Biometrics applications are moving beyond fingerprint collection and face recognition. Innovative new uses pave the way for revenue growth, and the electronics industry could benefit from the windfall.
IoT Promises Big Steps to a Better World
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Element14 asked consumers what they want out of the Internet of Things push--and their answers were illuminating.
Battery Startup Gets Ex-Fab Exec
Jessica Lipsky  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Albany battery startup BessTech announced that Doug Grose, former CEO of GlobalFoundries, has joined the company as its chief technology officer. Grose retired from GlobalFoundries and served as CEO for three years
Building a Right-Shoring Strategy: A Holistic Approach to High-Tech Supply Chain
David Roegge  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Off-shoring or near-shoring... In the supply chain, we've often talked about finding the perfect strategy. New UPS survey shows emergence of “right-shoring” strategy--that created a combination of the two.
Painting a Portrait of a Supply Chain Leader
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain leaders think critically about technology use, talent acquisition, and more.
Planet Analog Does NASA Johnson Space Center Flyby
Steve Taranovich  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
At NASA Johnson Space Center, a behind-the-scenes tour glimpses Orion, the new spacecraft destined to carry human beings into a new era of space exploration.
Top 10 Cool Little Gadgets that Got a Kickstarter Push
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Everyone loves an electronic gadget, especially one that solves a real problem in daily life. Take a look at what end users supported with their dollars on the Kickstarter crowdsourcing platform.
Hype Aside, Tesla’s Battery Pack Could Help Supply Chains
Bruce Gain  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Tesla's expertise in battery technology is gearing up to provide the industry a helpful alternative for uses other than automobiles.
Apple Watch Transformed Me
R. Colin Johnson  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
The Apple Watch has changed my life for the better, solving all the problems I had with the iPhone (such as missing calls while I tried to find it) as well as solving other problems I didn't even now I had until I got it.
Supply Chain Risk Dominates the Mind of the Buyer
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
Everyone agrees that the risk inherent in business is on the increase. Newly-released research delves into the phenomenon.
5 Logistics Mobile Apps for Small Biz
Jane Miller  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
You don't have to be big to automate pieces of your logistics process. These five apps offer necessary features for any electronics company with logistical woes.
Woman with Naked Ambition, Men with False Modesty
Junko Yoshida  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Why Intel president's resignation to find her inner CEO is a much more genuine "I quit" reason than some tendered by more narcissistic counterparts in tech world.
Climbing the Reverse Logistics Mountain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/9/2015   (2) comments
Reverse logistics is becoming more than a coslty brand enhancement. Smart electronics OEMs are working to make it good for the bottom line.
Small Cloud Providers Serve Supply Chain Management Market
Tam Harbert  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain managers have a wealth of choices when it comes to SCM and procurement software.
Beyond the Maturity Buzz: Journey, Agents of Change & Real Optimization
Ken Fordyce  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Identifying agents of change and understanding real optimization are the two critical factors in improving organizational responsiveness.
Merger-Mania: Has Test and Measurement Gone MAD?
Larry Desjardin  
7/8/2015   Post a comment
Larry Desjardin gives the background behind four recent mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures in the test industry, and predicts there are more to come.
EBN@C-Level: Talking about Supply Chain with John Kern, Cisco
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/8/2015   (2) comments
In an effort to learn from the leaders, EBN sat down with John Kern, senior vice president, supply chain operations at Cisco to find out what the company is doing that puts its supply chain ahead of the pack.
Counterfeiters Will Become 'Virtual Criminal Underground:' Europol
Mitchell Miller  
7/8/2015   Post a comment
In the near future, counterfeiters may go virtual, posing unprecedented risks to transport and logistics systems.
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