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High Visibility Counteracts Supply Chain Drama
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/9/2016   Post a comment
A new infographic details how supply chain visibility can prevent unforeseen issues to become big calamities.
Trump Needs to Embrace Industrial Revolution
Pablo Valerio  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
Industrial jobs policy is important for many millions of Trump supporters, especially those who lost jobs when factories downsized or closed. But can Trump's U.S. really compete with Asia and Europe?
EBN@C-Level: Risk & Resiliency Top New Year’s Resolution List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
Risk is everywhere and resilience is paramount. We asked an industry expert to talk about how leading companies prepare thrive in hard times.
International Dragnet Cracks Down on Darknet Trade
B. Cameron Gain  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
"Operation Hyperion" seeks to slow down illicit trade. The dragnet found several electronic components destined for the U.S. military.
Bluetooth Beams New Spec, Chips
Rick Merritt  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
The Bluetooth SIG ratified its version 5 spec, enhancing range, throughput, and beacon support.
3D Manufacturing Offers Effective Way of Creating Integrating Circuits
Mary E. Shacklett  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
3D printing should be on the technology roadmaps of electronics manufacturers. It has the potential to provide an agile approach to the more complex geometries and materials that are likely to be required for electronics in future advanced manufacturing environments.
10 Hottest Electronic Supply Chain Slideshows of 2016
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
Whether we were talking about the people, places, or things of the electronics supply chain world, readers agreed that these slideshows were their favorites.
Virtual Reality Group to Define APIs
Rick Merritt  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
A new Khronos working group will define APIs for virtual reality products to ease writing and optimizing applications and device drivers.
Samsung Electronics Set to Split into Two Companies
Pablo Valerio  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
The family-controlled Korean giant is expected to split its consumer business from its components and manufacturing business in order to clean house and please investors.
Selling to the New Consumer: Ethical Supply Chain Practices & Millennials
Sean Mulroy  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
Transparent, ethical supply chain practices capture the imagination of millennial customers.
20 Best Tech-Based Toys Promise Big Holiday Hits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/5/2016   Post a comment
This slideshow offers a quick look at how electronics are powering and enabling the coolest new toys for the holiday season, from drones and robots to STEM teaching toys.
Will China Grab ARM Servers?
Rick Merritt  
12/5/2016   Post a comment
China’s data center giants have become the next big hope to give traction to ARM’s server initiative.
Global Executives Weigh-In on Digital Supply Chain
Craig Moss  
12/5/2016   Post a comment
A new report outlines game changers, challenges and risks that will shape the digital supply chain in the coming years and key success factors.
Watson IDs Heart Disease
R. Colin Johnson  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
IBM's Watson acquires a new set of modules for diagnosing disease that increases their accuracy by 25-to-50 percent.
Bots May Be the Next Big Supply Chain Invasion
Puga Sankara  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Chat bots are becoming commonplace in e-commerce. It may be time to look at how supply chains can use the same tech to make things run smoothly.
Get the Right Generational Talent Mix
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Each generation is looking for something different in terms of compensation package. Finding the right employees starts with understanding the differences between Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Millennials.
Intel Snags Exec from ARM to Run IoT
Junko Yoshida  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
Intel will separate its nascent automotive team from the company’s IoT group. Previously, Intel’s IoT and automotive teams were bundled together under one big IoT tent. Intel also named ex-ARM executive Tom Lantzsch to head the company’s IoT branch.
Supply Chains Stay the Course in 2017
Eric Allais  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
For 2017, the outlook is quite rosy. However, let’s take the views of industry experts with a grain of salt and try to identify where the industry could or should be headed next year.
Lattice Deal May Hit A Snag
Junko Yoshida  
11/30/2016   Post a comment
A buyer with ties to the Chinese central government and a U.S. company with dual-purpose technology is an alarming combination that could invite suspicion among regulators concerned about national security. This might become the case with Lattice deal.
Championing Staff Development in the Age of Lean
Richard G. Weissman  
11/30/2016   Post a comment
Employee training and development have become victims of shifting business conditions.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call
Rick Merritt  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
Disaster Tech Lab needs a few technically minded volunteers to help set up solar power and Wi-Fi networks in global disaster sites and refugee camps.
Hanjin Collapse Points to State of Shipping Industry
Frank Cavallaro  
11/29/2016   (1) comment
The downfall of Hanjin was hardly surprising and is forcing some much needed restructuring of the global shipping industry.
Examining the Risky Business of E-Commerce
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
Without the right supply chain for both the OEM and the online retailer, e-commerce growth can create more risk than reward.
M&A Takes New Twists
Rick Merritt  
11/28/2016   Post a comment
The M&A frenzy in semiconductors seems to have entered a bold new phase that arguable leads to less competition.
IBM's Watson IoT Aims to Be AI for Connected Devices, Changing Traditional Businesses
Pablo Valerio  
11/28/2016   Post a comment
Nicola Villa, IBM's Europe’s leader of IoT, gave a detailed overview of the new Watson capabilities during the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSCW), focusing on how IoT technology is changing traditional businesses, affecting logistics, and using new technologies such as Blockchain to manage trusted sources of IoT data.
15 Views of Printed Electronics
Rick Merritt  
11/25/2016   Post a comment
Printed electronics showed progress in manufacturing gear and processes, e-textiles, sensors, batteries, and printed NFC tags at the IDTechEx event.
Black Friday: Will It Achieve National Holiday Status?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/25/2016   (3) comments
Online shopping site wants Black Friday to take its place on the calendar as an official national holiday. Electronics retailers may agree.
Bosch CEO: Hanging on to Lead
R. Colin Johnson  
11/24/2016   Post a comment
The world's largest producer of automotive MEMS devices describes how it plans to hang onto the lead.
Fast Track to Industrial IoT
Rich Quinnell  
11/23/2016   (1) comment
It fits in a shirt pocket, runs on batteries, and provides a quick way to upgrade to Industry 4.0.
Volkswagen Learns Painful Supply Chain Lessons
B. Cameron Gain  
11/23/2016   Post a comment
Last year, Volkswagen made headlines, but not in a good way. The mistakes, though, were understandable...and can be a great teaching tool for the industry.
The Importance of Streamlining Reverse Logistics
William Salter  
11/23/2016   Post a comment
24x7 shopping has never been easier. The question remains: What are the consequences of these new consumer habits for the retailer?
Virtual Reality Will Stay Hot
Rick Merritt  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
Virtual reality could be a killer app in more ways than one.
Get More Out of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
While conversations about digital supply chains are pervasive, many executives and supply chain teams are not sure how to scale their initiatives beyond piecemeal tools. The decisions made now have the potential to impact the future of business.
The Internet of Insecure Things
Jane Goh  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
Hackers have shown they can now harness the collective firepower of Internet connected devices. This reality puts pressure on OEMs to up their security game when it comes to protecting the devices they design and sell.
ST's Bozotti on 'Back-to-Silicon' Differentiation
Peter Clarke  
11/21/2016   Post a comment
Carlo Bozotti, CEO of STMicroelectronics NV, has presided over a difficult period in the chip company's history as he first put together the ST-Ericsson mobile processors joint venture and then had to engineer ST's exit from what had became an ill-fated project. But now the write-offs, reorganizations and product phase outs are just about behind the company and it is starting to resume growth. EE Times Europe interviewed Bozotti at a bustling Electronica in Munich.
University Research Affirms Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays
Gary Hilson  
11/21/2016   Post a comment
There’s lots of low hanging fruit for supply chains looking to improve delivery and reduce variability, according to corporate-sponsored research conducted by the University of North Texas.
Shift Happens: RFQ Management Gets Beyond Spreadsheets
Alex Peron  
11/21/2016   (1) comment
For years, companies have interacted with their suppliers using spreadsheets and email creating siloed communication channels. Today's complex supply chains demand something more.
Smart Homes & IoT: What About Bob?
Junko Yoshida  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
At Embedded Technology conference here, NXP executive broached the touchy topic of “smart home delays.”
The Trump Manifesto & the Electronics Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
11/18/2016   (1) comment
In the distribution center, Donald Trumps proposed changes to immigration in the United States may have unforeseen effects on the supply chain.
10 Ways to Woo Supply Chain Talent
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
Let people know that supply chain and logistics offer some great opportunities for a fulfilling career. It's time to close the talent gap.
Top 20 IC Ranking: Apple Rises Most
Junko Yoshida  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
In IC Insights' top 20 global semiconductor sales ranking, the company forecast to make the biggest upward move isn’t a traditional chip company — it’s Apple.
BlackBerry’s Indonesian Partnerships Demand Local Components
Ariella Brown  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
As regulatory compliance becomes more stringent, Blackberry is partnering more closely with component makers in Indonesia. It may be an idea whose time has come.
Qualcomm's Supply Chain Dilemma
Logical Link  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm’s proposed acquisition of NXP puts together companies not only with different product and market segment expertise, but with significantly different design and supply chain strategies.
3D Printed Buses Here
R. Colin Johnson  
11/16/2016   Post a comment
Local Motors has been a solution looking for a problem since its inception, but may have finally hit the nail on the head with its Olli substitute for traditional transit systems at just 20% of their cost, but with more convenience, faster times and free-ride driverless capabilities.
Maintaining Control in a Customer-Centric Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
11/16/2016   (1) comment
Customer centricity is redefining today's supply chain. As customers demand more, how are businesses going to respond?
Designing Displays to Take the Drop
Keith Mitnik  
11/16/2016   Post a comment
While making a display completely unbreakable is impossible, optimizing drop-test performance with a system level approach will help products pass drop testing and make the end product far more durable.
Another Tesla Crash, What It Teaches Us
Junko Yoshida  
11/15/2016   (2) comments
Tesla crashed on a test drive while AutoPilot engaged. Nobody got hurt. But the minor incident gives us a plenty to think about.
Industrial & Agriculture: Where the Real Action Is in IoT
TechMergers  
11/15/2016   Post a comment
The Industrial IoT (IIoT) world is becoming difficult to ignore. Here are a handful of unexpected industries being touched by the mania.
Startups, Hipster Market Drive Resurgence of New York City Manufacturing
B. Cameron Gain  
11/15/2016   Post a comment
The outlook for New York manufacturing is not as bad as it looks. There is more demand for high-tech, niche production in the area than ever before.
Siemens to Buy Mentor Graphics in $4.5B Deal
Junko Yoshida  
11/14/2016   (3) comments
Siemens agreed to buy Mentor Graphics in a $4.5 billion deal. Europe’s largest industrial conglomerate has been beefing up its industrial software capabilities, sees Mentor’s tools as critical for developing “smart” and “connected” products -- including autonomous vehicles.
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