Walmart's Supply Chain Sustainability Lessons Susan Fourtanť 7/22/2014 (1) comment 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.
Android Wear Buzzes Sans Babak Rick Merritt 7/18/2014 (8) 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.
Nest Nurtures New IoT Protocol Rick Merritt 7/16/2014 (11) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Robots You Don't Want to Mess With Ann R. Thryft 6/18/2014 (9) comments The current crop of military robots includes small, tank-like unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs); more specialized types like large autonomous vehicles; and both large and small winged robots, one carrying its own fuel cell.
The Future Is Demand Segmentation Todd Ferguson 6/18/2014 (1) comment The value of good customer service has long been known, but in light of the recent global economic downturn, with fast-evolving technology and changing consumer habits, organizations need to become more focused on how to respond to their customers, not just now, but five, 10, and 15 years from now. The answer lies in demand segmentation.
Analog Engineers: Too Few or Too Many? Karen Field 6/17/2014 (2) comments Engineering students have been encouraged for years to focus on digital electronics. Now many analog mixed-signal design jobs are staying open longer or simply going unfilled, while some senior analog designers can't find work.
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