Electromagnetic Radiation in Our DNA Dr. Cagri Tanriover 2/16/2012 (50) comments Our lives are intertwined with electromagnetic radiation. We can't see it or smell it, but it's always there. Is it something we should all be worried about? If so, to what extent?
Apple Can Be Beaten Bolaji Ojo 8/23/2011 (49) comments To beat Apple in the tablet market, manufacturers need to compete, not just on the aesthetics of their products, but also on pricing.
Five Trends to Watch in 2012 Barbara Jorgensen 11/15/2011 (48) comments Research in the consumer electronics space highlights some trends that will benefit the overall supply chain. Keep an eye on smart power.
H1-B Critics Outline Program Flaws Barbara Jorgensen 3/30/2012 (46) comments Opponents of US H1-B visas say the program has been exploited to bring in workers that are paid less than their US counterparts and displaces qualified American workers.
Another Blow to Nokia News of the Day 6/22/2012 (44) comments When Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8 in the fall, it won't be able to run on Nokia's current Lumia phones.
A Visa That Creates US Jobs? Barbara Jorgensen 5/23/2012 (44) comments A so-called "entrepreneur's visa" would allow foreign citizens who start new businesses and create jobs in the US to stay in the country.
Where Are the VisionTech Parts? Tam Harbert 8/8/2012 (43) comments Court documents report that VisionTech, which was shut down for counterfeiting, sold parts to 1,101 separate buyers, including numerous chip distributors, in virtually every industry sector.
Counterfeit Parts Alarm US Military Ken Manchen 12/21/2011 (43) comments The US defense industry is particularly vulnerable to counterfeit electronic parts. It typically relies on military and commercial-grade "obsolete parts" to maintain its equipment.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.