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What Are You Wearing?
David Blaza  
11/21/2014   (5) comments
The wearables market is at $6 billion this year and is expected to rise to $33 billion by 2019. What are you wearing? What will you be wearing soon?
Bricks to Clicks: Where's Electronics Distribution Going?
Walter Tobin  
11/21/2014   (1) comment
Are hard-site offices (bricks) giving way to virtual offices (clicks)? What is the impact on our industry?
American Manufacturing: An Expanding Frontier
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/21/2014   (5) comments
American manufacturing is on the rise. The electronics industry is likely to be a key component of the growth.
Power Week: Duracell Buyout Tied to Wireless Power, EVs?
Rich Pell  
11/20/2014   (4) comments
The acquisition of the Duracell battery brand by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could have broader implications for the power technology industry.
Semiconductor Companies Bloated by Unhealthy Business App Diet
Chanan Greenberg  
11/20/2014   (1) comment
Many semiconductor and component manufacturers are very focused on watching those pennies while the dollars slip away. A close look at business app potentially yields huge savings.
Supply Chain Management Primer: The Financial Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
Organizations may overlook the financial supply chain when doing a supply chain overhaul. Fully integrated financials, though are critical to good SCM.
Make Money With the Internet of Things
Sherly Mendoza  
11/19/2014   (4) comments
For the IoT to take off, there must be profit in it somewhere. Here are some tips.
In Pursuit of Sustainable Electronics
Mary E. Shacklett  
11/19/2014   (2) comments
Large electronics OEMs are starting to get real about sustainability. It's a good start, but there's plenty more to do.
Why Net Neutrality Preserves a Free-Market Economy for IoT Success
Apek Mulay  
11/19/2014   (8) comments
Mass capitalism-based reforms offer a free-market solution to achieve net neutrality for the IoT with minimal government intervention, a smaller government, and lower taxes on individuals.
The Role of QA
Jack Ganssle  
11/18/2014   (2) comments
Delivering high quality doesn't mean leaning on QA to find your errors. Quality assurance is not supposed to find bugs.
Procurement in the Supply Chain: 10 Keys to Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/18/2014   (1) comment
The role of procurement in the organization is quickly changing, and procurement pros have to evolve right along with it.
3 Ways to Enhance Supplier Relationships for a Stronger Supply Chain
David Riffel  
11/18/2014   (2) comments
A focus on the "relationship" aspect of supplier relationship management yields excellent results for the supply chain.
Will Google’s Thread Become Threat?
Junko Yoshida  
11/17/2014   Post a comment
Freescale's Thread beta development program marks a milestone for Thread supporters. The new protocol becomes tangible for developers for the first time.
Crowdfunding the Future of Hardware: Small Volume, Big Impact
Sam Wurzel  
11/17/2014   (2) comments
Crowdfunding is driving innovation in small volume manufacturing.
Augmented Reality Coming Soon to a Supply Chain Near You
Logical Link  
11/17/2014   (2) comments
More than just a gimmicky technology, augmented reality has the potential to change the way logistics and supply chain activities are handled. A new report from DHL explores how AR can support warehouse, transportation, and delivery management.
Modified Corvette Allows Quadriplegic to Drive Again
Patrick Mannion  
11/14/2014   (7) comments
Ex Indy driver Sam Schmidt, paralyzed in a race car accident, talks about being able to drive again via a specially modified Corvette that responds to his head movements using infrared sensors.
Ready the Supply Chain for the IoT Storm
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/14/2014   (4) comments
The IoT of things will put more data into the hands of supply chain professionals. Leveraged properly, it has the promise to transform how organizations manage the business of getting products built.
Mobile Impacts Logistics More Than the PC Revolution
Jim O'Reilly  
11/14/2014   (4) comments
Mobile changes all of our interactions -- with people and with data. The logistics impacts are immense.
Wise Words: Thought Leaders Share Best Procurement Knowledge
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/13/2014   (7) comments
Electronics has plenty to learn from other industries on the topic of procurement best-practices. This slideshow encapsulates the collective wisdom of speakers at the recent Horizon 2014 procurement conference.
Chip Industry's IoT Facelift Comes With Security Wrinkle
Patrick Mannion  
11/13/2014   (3) comments
Semiconductor company CEOs on an Electronica panel see hardware-based security as an opportunity.
Engineers Do Not Care
Michael Allen  
11/13/2014   (23) comments
When designers don't know or care about manufacturing, they build in costs that buyers can't take out. This can be changed.
$400 Noise-Cancelling Headphones vs. $25 Earmuffs
Max Maxfield  
11/12/2014   (7) comments
How do $400 noise-cancelling headphones compare to $25 earmuffs in an airplane environment?
SAE Anti-Counterfeit Standard Adds Teeth to Legal Protection
Bruce Gain  
11/11/2014   (2) comments
Counterfeit components are pouring into the electronics supply chain. Fortunately, a new international standard should help to serve as legal protection for distributors and buyers when counterfeit parts show up.
Gizmos & Gadgets From Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular
Alison Dorantes-Garcia  
11/11/2014   (2) comments
A portable satellite hotspot, the first commercially available facial recognition for home monitoring devices, and other interesting technologies all make an appearance at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular in San Francisco.
Live Chat 11/12: Secure the Supply Chain From Hackers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/11/2014   (9) comments
Cyberthreats may be one of the biggest risks that the average electronics OEM, CM, or component manufacturer needs to manage. Join us for a live chat to discuss the reality of these threats and what to do about them.
The Future for OEMs: Connected Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
11/11/2014   (5) comments
What does it take to the manufacturing industry to integrate supply and demand via the Internet of Things?
Fabless Pipsqueaks Grow Up
Rick Merritt  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
The trade association of fabless semiconductor companies celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, declaring victory in its goal to establish its sector and the business model behind it.
Waste Not, Want Not: Sustainability in the Supply Chain Pays Off
Change in the Chain  
11/10/2014   (9) comments
Electronics OEMs have a bunch of reasons to build sustainability into the supply chain. Being a good corporate citizen is just the tip of the iceberg.
Winter-Proof Your Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
Depending on what is being transported, subzero temperatures can translate into eroded product quality or even product failures. Up-front planning can help avoid winter disasters.
London Comms Museum Ticks All the Right Boxes
John Walko  
11/7/2014   (1) comment
London's Science Museum communications and IT sectors tick all the right boxes.
Infographic: How to Outsource Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/7/2014   (7) comments
In many supply chains, 3PLs have taken center stage. This infographic offers an eight-step process for getting from in-house logistics to a solid partnership with a well-chosen outside provider.
Being an Effective Agency Client
Savvy Tech Marketing  
11/7/2014   Post a comment
Hire experts to help your high-technology public relations efforts, and let them apply their talents to get maximum value for your organization.
Freescale Brings the Internet of Things to a Safer Vehicle
Carolyn Mathas  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Two recent announcements by Freescale ensure the reality of an IoT car and a safer vehicle through tire-pressure sensing.
Startups & Their Supply Chain Fit
Logical Link  
11/6/2014   (1) comment
The high-tech startup scene is, undoubtedly, worth watching from a supply chain planning perspective, since its promise or failure could boost or hurt your own business or logistics operations.
Address Supply Chain Challenges With Cloud Technology
Udaya Shankar  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Especially along the global supply chain, cloud-based solutions offer clear value, from increasing speed and agility to cutting costs.
Professor Wants to Change Engineering Education
Martin Rowe  
11/5/2014   (2) comments
Prof. Mark Somerville of Olin College of Engineering explains the culture of engineering education and why it no longer works.
Lessons Learned: Jabil Embraces Supply Chain Complexity
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/5/2014   Post a comment
Mudit Bajaj, senior director of logistics for Jabil, shares some thoughts on the reality of risk in today's supply chain, and the strategies that his company uses to manage it.
5 Most Common Social Media Problems & How Procurement Pros Can Solve Them
Peter Friedman  
11/5/2014   Post a comment
OEMs will increasingly turn to social media for both corporate branding and solid supply chain information.
This Shirt Could Save Your Life
Ariella Brown  
11/4/2014   (29) comments
For heart attacks, a rapid response to any danger signs can make the difference between a full recovery and permanent damage.
Digi-Key & Mentor Graphic Launch New EDA Tools
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/4/2014   (8) comments
Mentor Graphics and Digi-Key collaborate to help electronics designers and buyers adopt new technologies and reduce errors.
Live Chat 11/6: Enhance IP Protection Through Existing ERM Programs
Craig Moss  
11/4/2014   (3) comments
Smart organizations are making sure that their enterprise risk management systems incorporate IP risk management strategies.
Cyber Criminals Have Eyes on Your Business, Large or Small
Frank Cavallaro  
11/4/2014   (13) comments
Hackers are turning up the heat on small and midsized companies, raising the question whether there is such a thing as fool-proof protection against cybercrime.
Freescale CEO: 'IoT Isn't Just Buzz'
Junko Yoshida  
11/3/2014   (1) comment
Two factors rejuvenating Freescale are the "explosion of connected devices" and "cars so aware of their surroundings that they can't get into accidents," says its CEO.
Internet of Things Set to Transform Logistics in Supply Chains
Chris Power  
11/3/2014   (4) comments
The advent of low-cost sensors is bringing the Internet of Things to the logistics industry. Organizations that can figure out how to collect and analyze the right data will be well ahead in the job of streamlining logistics activities.
Halloween DIY: 6 Projects You Can Build Now
Caleb Kraft  
10/31/2014   (3) comments
Raspberry Pi and other boards make Halloween DIY accessible to the electronics tinkerer. Here are six projects you can build now.
Spooky Spending: The Halloween Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/31/2014   (22) comments
Halloween may not be a big day for the electronics industry in general, but getting the critical Halloween essentials into the hands of consumers offers an example of an well-run supply chain.
Scaling Social Media Programs to Maximize Value: What Procurement Professionals Need to Know
Peter Friedman  
10/30/2014   (13) comments
Social media is becoming a critical tool for businesses, but these organizations may need some professional help getting started.
Battery Progress Reality Check: Good & Bad News
Bill Schweber  
10/29/2014   (33) comments
A balanced assessment of battery tech shows solid progress is being made but no real breakthroughs are imminent.
Live Chat 10/30: 10 Metrics to Improve Procurement Performance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/29/2014   (8) comments
Richard Waugh, vice president of corporate development at Zycus, will join us to discuss the 10 most important procurement performance metrics, from the old standards to new and emerging best-practices.
Becoming a Supply Chain to Admire
Logical Link  
10/29/2014   (15) comments
Take a look at the most admired supply chains in the world to get some best practices that might make your own supply chain stand out from the crowd.
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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.
Live Chat 11/06: Enterprise Risks, Intellectual Property & Supply Chains
Enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks can be useful to identify, assess, and manage intellectual property (IP) risks that arise in supply chain compliance. We'll look at real-world examples and strategies for mitigating those risks.
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