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Alexa, Rivals Speak to OEMs
Rick Merritt  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
Amazon sees partners, rivals grow in 2017.
Real-World Industrial IoT Finally Takes Shape
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
The real promise of IoT, though, can be seen in the industrial realm—and those are the applications that are coming to the fore right now.
Newest Supply Chain Paradigm Shift Hits Retail
Puga Sankara  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
When a paradigm shifts, everything changes. It’s a phenomenon that we are seeing in the brick and mortar commerce supply chain with the increased popularity of online shopping.
Former Globalfoundries CEO to Lead SEMI Trade Group
Dylan McGrath  
2/23/2017   (2) comments
Ajit Manocha, formerly CEO of Globalfoundries Inc., has been named president and CEO of semiconductor equipment and materials vendor trade group SEMI, effective March 1.
4 Technology Trends to Help You Stay Ahead with Customers in 2017
Brent Halverson  
2/23/2017   Post a comment
2017 is set to be a customer-centric year. But what can technology do to help drive us forward?
Universal Basic Income Actually Threatens Tech, Mr. Musk
Apek Mulay  
2/22/2017   (1) comment
Elon Musk has gone on record that a universal basic income will boost technology makers. I must disagree.
T.J. Rodgers Sues Cypress, Slams Chairman
Dylan McGrath  
2/22/2017   Post a comment
T.J. Rodger s alleging conflict of interest over Cypress Chairman Ray Bingham’s ties to a China-backed private equity firm that is attempting to buy Lattice Semiconductor.
The Rise of the Robot for Electronics Assembly
Jim O'Reilly  
2/22/2017   Post a comment
Robots in assembly aren’t a new thing but with the cost of wages rising they are likely to take center stage.
How to Become King of the Amazon (e-Commerce Jungle)
Mike Comstock  
2/22/2017   Post a comment
Amazon has set the bar for e-commerce. However, there's no reason that electronics OEMs and e-tailers can't learn some important lessons from how Amazon runs its side of the jungle.
G’foundries debuts 45nm RFSOI
Rick Merritt  
2/21/2017   Post a comment
Globalfoundries announced it has process design kits available for 45nm RF SOI.
12 Best Electric Cars Make New Supply Chain Demands
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/21/2017   Post a comment
Eco-friendly cars are the coolest thing on the road. Howe ver, creating a supply chain to support this new demand is creating a variety of new challenges.
E-Sourcing: The Easiest Way to Transform Your Bottom Line
Alex Yakubovich  
2/21/2017   Post a comment
Procurement processes must leverage competitive corporate advantage that drives a significant — and positive — financial impact.
Catalan Researchers Use Bacteria to Recover Smartphone Metals
Pablo Valerio  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have discovered a method for recovering copper, gold, aluminum, and platinum from discarded mobile phones by employing bacteria. The system is more efficient than melting PCBs and almost emissions free.
Optimize Fleet Management Using IoT to Predict Weather
Christy Szoke  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
Every year winter weather causes millions of dollars in damages, as well as severely impacts regional and national economies. Fleet managers need help staying ahead of the curve.
IoT Group Sets Broad Agenda
Rick Merritt  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
Security is an early focus for OpenFog.
Managing E-Waste: Everyone’s Problem
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
The growth of the electronics industry means that all of us have to think globally about the best way to stem the tide of electronic products into the waste stream.
Resuscitating Retail: Big Lessons from Big Winners
Puga Sankara  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
Is the retail landscape all doom & gloom? Has e-commerce taken over everything? Don’t count on the end of traditional retail quite yet.
Successful Supplier Management: Get Rid of Paper & Improve Processes
April Rassa  
2/16/2017   Post a comment
Up-to-date internal processes that clearly support supplier management goals can mean the difference between success and failure.
6 Ways Labeling Helps Electronics OEMs Compete Globally
Bob Brown  
2/16/2017   (1) comment
Labeling can make a huge difference to an organization, enabling IT and supply chain decision makers to overcome challenges and provide a distinct competitive advantage.
Toshiba May Sell Majority Stake in Chip Unit
Dylan McGrath  
2/15/2017   Post a comment
Toshiba may sell a larger portion of its semiconductor business than previously planned to offset losses in its nuclear power business.
Ten Key Takeaways from CES 2017
Joanne Moretti  
2/15/2017   Post a comment
A few days at CES gives some important perspectives on where technology and innovation are heading. This slideshow offers a glimpse at the highlights.
Security Experts Cite IoT Risks
Rick Merritt  
2/14/2017   (1) comment
Fingerprints found on critical infrastructure.
Patent Litigation Expected to Soar in 2017
Pablo Valerio  
2/14/2017   Post a comment
Patent litigation has been growing constantly over the past ten years--A trend that is likely to impact the electronics supply chain.
4 Factors to Weigh When Evaluating Manufacturing Options in Mexico
Scott Stanley  
2/14/2017   (3) comments
In order to evaluate manufacturing options in Mexico, there are a few key factors to weigh in your decision making.
Travel Order Stifles Startup Founder
Rick Merritt  
2/13/2017   (1) comment
The founder of startup Kandou Bus was among unintended victims of President Trump's travel restrictions that prevented him from receiving an award in person.
E2open & Steelwedge Unite to Deliver Collaborative S&OP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2017   (2) comments
Combination of E2open and Steelwedge make E2open cloud-based supply chain giant in the marketplace.
Apple Set to Start iPhone Production in India
Susan Fourtané  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
Apple has said that it will begin assembly of iPhones in India by the end of April in order to focus on what has become the world's fastest-growing major smartphone market.
EBN@C-Level: Travelers Exec Points to Cargo Crime Trends for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
EBN sat down with Scott Cornell, transportation lead and crime and theft specialist at Travelers Insurance to find out about the latest trends and best practices for protecting expensive electronics cargo during the transportation process.
G’foundries Revamps China Deal
Rick Merritt  
2/10/2017   Post a comment
Chengdu set for 180nm in 2018, 22nm in 2019.
Future Proof the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/10/2017   Post a comment
Whatever is done today dictates how well the organization can weather unexpected occurrences that can impact the supply chain.
Batteries Get Safer Enclosures
Jim McGregor  
2/9/2017   Post a comment
Safer battery enclosures may be one solution to the issues plaguing lithium-ion batteries.
Business Shifts & Weather Major Tech Supply Chain Disruptors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2017   Post a comment
Although most supply chain disasters cannot be predicted, knowing sooner and spotting trends can help.
Hold Your iPhone -- Pizza Style
Junko Yoshida  
2/8/2017   (2) comments
Last year, when I was covering the Mobile World Congress, I noticed my Chinese colleague constantly holding her phone horizontally - pizza-style - and addressing the microphone.
IoT’s Critical Mass for Temp Control Builds
B. Cameron Gain  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
The emergence of Internet of Things (IoT)) has made sensors much smarter. That's great news for the electronics supply chain.
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Challenge of the Digital Supply Chain
Richard G. Weissman  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
I will be the human smack in the middle of the digital supply chain.
Virtual Reality Market To Grow When Hardware & Content Cost Less
Pablo Valerio  
2/7/2017   Post a comment
What will the tipping point be for mass adoption of virtual and augmented reality? This year's Mobile World Congress has some clues.
Robot Replace Human Programs Advance in China
Susan Fourtané  
2/7/2017   Post a comment
Robot Replace Human programs have been completed toward the Made in China 2025 vision. In addition, they accelerate China's goal to stay ahead of gteh pack as a world manufacturing power.
AI Attracts Embedded Chip Veteran
Rick Merritt  
2/6/2017   (1) comment
A veteran semiconductor executive launched a company to serve machine-learning startups that target embedded systems.
6 Rules for Choosing APIs that Empower Supply Chain
Alex Peron  
2/6/2017   Post a comment
APIs have become highly instrumental in the process of digitizing and connecting supply chain operations. Choosing the right APIs, though, is critical to success.
Cross-Organizational Data Sharing in the Auto Supply Chain Reduces Defects
David Park  
2/6/2017   (1) comment
The ability to share and connect data backwards and forwards throughout the supply chain is now seen as a key capability to address the challenge of semiconductor defects.
AI Tapped to Improve Design
Rick Merritt  
2/3/2017   (2) comments
Electronics center explores machine learning.
3PLs & Shippers Enhance Supply Chain Partnerships
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/3/2017   Post a comment
3PLs and shippers are working consistently to enhance relationships and partnerships to improve business outcome a new study finds.
Employee Math: When Two Plus Two is More than Four
Puga Sankara  
2/3/2017   (1) comment
The best teams have visionaries and detail people. When you do it right, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Samsung, Apple Remain Top Chip Buyers
Dylan McGrath  
2/2/2017   Post a comment
The two companies, which are the runaway leaders in smartphone sales, consumed a combined $61.7 billion worth of chips last year, up slightly from 2015.
Electronics Through the Ages: A History of Vintage Technology in Pictures
Susan Fourtané  
2/2/2017   (16) comments
One private museum run by a single person housed an incredible over 10,000 artifacts. Unfortunately, after the passing of its owner, Enrico Tedeschi, the exhibition was shut down. Here we remember it in pictures.
6 Ways Automated Visual Reporting Improves the Supply Chain
Seymour Duncker  
2/2/2017   (1) comment
Accessible, real-time data has the power to increase productivity, decrease waste, and even increase employee satisfaction.
Record iPhone Sales Lift Apple
Dylan McGrath  
2/1/2017   Post a comment
Apple Inc. returned to growth in the quarter ended Dec. 31 following three consecutive quarters of sales declines.
Blockchain: Strategic But Still Aspirational
Mary E. Shacklett  
2/1/2017   Post a comment
Blockchain promises supply chain transformation but the technology and concept are still in early days. It may not be too early to start looking at it as a strategic initiative.
5 Huge Trends Shaking Up Electronics Distribution in 2017
Simon Bhadra  
2/1/2017   (1) comment
Distributors will realize they have to adapt and respond quickly to supply chains that have been stretched to the point of being brittle and customers with high standards.
IoT Contest Shows Security Gaps
Rick Merritt  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
Winning engineer plies open-source tools to demonstrate gaps in IoT security.
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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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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.