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Posts posted in July 2014
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 4
Apek Mulay  
7/31/2014   (2) comments
Industry trends invariably affect the semiconductor industry -- but a macroeconomic lens puts things in a new perspective.
IoT Spec Taps Internet Protocol
Rick Merritt  
7/30/2014   (22) comments
The IPSO Alliance is planning to publish a specification for building an IoT software stack using Internet Protocol. The announcement is part of a movement to bring standards to the Internet of Things.
Multidimensional Effective 3D-IC Cost Management
David Park  
7/30/2014   (4) comments
Here are the best ways to evaluate yields and quantities across global virtual supply chains.
Mobile Benchmarks Need Work
Jim McGregor  
7/29/2014   (23) comments
The mobile industry is awash in controversial benchmarking standards. Blogger and analyst Jim McGregor is beginning to see some progress, but more work is needed.
Skin-Like Stretchable Electronics Start With Molecules
Laurie Sullivan  
7/29/2014   (37) comments
Thin, stretchable electronic components may be only a decade away, according to researchers.
Centers of Excellence Drive Supply Chain Transformation, Part 1
Rich Becks  
7/28/2014   (1) comment
The most effective way to improve your supply chain is to establish centers of excellence that help executives become the leaders they need to be to move the supply chain into the future.
Space & the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/25/2014   (40) comments
On the verge of deep space exploration, supply chain management is emerging as the critical issue for the success of the missions.
Broadcom Cuts 2,500 jobs
Rick Merritt  
7/25/2014   (9) comments
With the company leaving its cellular baseband business, Broadcom executives announced the layoffs this week, which represent about 20% of its workforce.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 3
Apek Mulay  
7/24/2014   (10) comments
Customer demand, technology changes, and supplier relationships all impact the the semiconductor market.
Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin  
7/23/2014   (16) comments
For engineers, studying finance is essential, whether itís helping to make decisions or as a way to move up the management ranks.
Getting the Kids Hooked on Supply Chain Management
Logical Link  
7/23/2014   (14) comments
A growing talent shortage in supply chain and logistics jobs means the industry needs to get kids interested in the area much earlier than currently happens.
MIT Wrist-Robot Adds Extra Fingers
R. Colin Johnson  
7/22/2014   (5) comments
MIT doctoral candidate Faye Wu has developed a new type of wearable robot that mimics the motions of the human hand and wrist.
Walmart's Supply Chain Sustainability Lessons
Susan Fourtanť  
7/22/2014   (2) comments
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.
Live Chat 7/24: Effective Channel Management
Rodney Brown  
7/21/2014   (1) comment
If you aren't getting the most out of your channel partners when it comes to helping sell your products or services, we have experts who can answer your questions about better managing the channel.
What Buyers Must Know About PCB Surface Finishes
Michael Allen  
7/21/2014   (4) comments
Buyers should consider the impact of board finish selection on PCB assembly yields, labor costs, and quality, not just BOM cost.
Android Wear Buzzes Sans Babak
Rick Merritt  
7/18/2014   (6) 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.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 2
Apek Mulay  
7/18/2014   (5) comments
Semiconductor leaders speak to the future of the semiconductor industry, calling for collaboration and innovation.
Laying Down the Law Against Counterfeiters
B. Cameron Gain  
7/17/2014   (4) comments
The use of new harsher penalties for trafficking in counterfeit technology for military use shows the feds are serious about a crackdown.
Streamlining the Supply Chain With PIM
Jennifer Krizanek  
7/16/2014   (3) comments
Product Information Management systems can go a long way toward greasing the wheels of a global distribution system.
Nest Nurtures New IoT Protocol
Rick Merritt  
7/16/2014   (32) 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.
Consistency Concerns Loom Larger as Chips Get Smaller
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/15/2014   (4) comments
The demand for increasingly smaller devices drives the innovation in designing smaller processors. But at that small a scale, consistent performance can be tough to achieve.
IoT Household Wares: Whoís Talking to Whom?
Junko Yoshida  
7/15/2014   (12) comments
Talking back to IoT devices that talk behind my back.
Why HP, Dell, EMC, and Oracle Are Transforming Channels
Revving Revenue  
7/14/2014   (1) comment
Some major players are making major changes to their channel strategies. Here are five reasons why that is happening.
3D Printing Might Bring Manufacturing Back to Canada
Ariella Brown  
7/11/2014   (25) comments
The key isn't to see it as a replacement for traditional manufacturing, but as a vital new adjunct.
TSMC Said to Ship Apple SoCs
Jessica Lipsky  
7/11/2014   (1) comment
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.
Master Data Management: Key to Creating a Data-Driven Organization
Jennifer Krizanek  
7/10/2014   (7) comments
Speed and flexibility are vital to a manufacturer these days, and information helps drive those to areas to be most effective.
IoT Group Defines Comms Spec
Rick Merritt  
7/10/2014   (5) 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.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 1
Apek Mulay  
7/9/2014   (10) comments
We're looking at what leaders at top semiconductor industry veterans see on the horizon for the industry -- and discussing it with a macro-economic lens.
Panasonic to Make 14nm SoCs at Intel
Rick Merritt  
7/8/2014   (2) 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   (18) 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.
Distributors Hit the Designer/DIY Flashpoint
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/7/2014   (11) comments
The line between the Do-It-Yourselfer (DIY) and the true electronics designer is being blurred. Innovation is coming from all over. We wanted to know if the distribution community is ready.
The Big Job of Social Media in Business
Savvy Tech Marketing  
7/3/2014   (19) comments
You have to be on social media! At least, that's the current battle cry. But it's better to skip it altogether than do it wrong.
Procurement Skills Increasingly Critical to Supply Chain
At the Source  
7/2/2014   (6) comments
Increasingly, purchasing is becoming an even more strategic part of supply chain activities. It can make the profession challenging, but the potential benefits are clear.
The Benefits of Supply Chain Sustainability
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/1/2014   (2) 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.
Multi-Channel Distribution: Can You Handle It?
Frank Cavallaro  
7/1/2014   (5) comments
Distributors and manufacturers are grappling with the increasingly complex nature of the rapidly changing environment of multi-channel distribution.




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EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.