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DesignCon Revs High-Speed Engine
Rick Merritt  
1/26/2015   Post a comment
DesignCon promises a smorgasbord of sessions on high-speed interconnect engineering at the chip and board levels, including a look at issues on the bleeding edge of 56 Gbits/second and beyond.
5 Steps to Consolidate your Supply Chain for Mid-Market Expansion
David Riffel  
1/26/2015   Post a comment
Midmarket organizations need to look at a variety of manufacturing and logistics changes that will prepare their supply chain for healthy and sustained growth.
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Thomas Claburn  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
Getting Started: OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard
Daniel Levine  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
So where do you start with OSHA’s GHS Aligned Hazard Communication Standard? And what do you do?
How CSCOs Orchestrate a Customer-Activated Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
Global Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) should focus on how to earn the loyalty of digitally empowered customers by building a customer-activated supply chain, an IBM study finds.
3 Demand Forecast Practices to Make Customers Happy
Bud Schultz  
1/22/2015   Post a comment
Demand forecasting is a matter of implementing the right technology, gathering the right informaiton, and applying it in ways that help customers.
The Spillover from Wearables to Med Tech
Logical Link  
1/22/2015   Post a comment
Medical technology promises to be big business and OEMs and designers need to take notice and plan accordingly.
Mobile Payments To Be Hot Topic at Mobile World Congress 2015
Pablo Valerio  
1/21/2015   Post a comment
NFC mobile payments will be hot at Mobile World Congress in March. Since Apple Pay launched, every US bank wants in and the market in Europe is ready.
10 Steps to Establishing Best Practices in Factory Maintenance
Jeffrey Owens  
1/21/2015   Post a comment
Taking factory maintenance from proactive to reactive can increase uptime and bring an age of lean maintenance.
Walmart’s Inventory Struggles Offer Valuable Supply Chain Lesson
Frank Cavallaro  
1/20/2015   (1) comment
Walmart’s search for ways to address excess inventory and empty shelves remind us that resting on past achievements is never an option.
FeFET to Extend Moore's Law
R. Colin Johnson  
1/20/2015   Post a comment
The successful prototyping of a ferroelectric gate aims to extend Moore's Law beyond the end of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) circa 2028.
Recycling: A Question of Convenience
Carole Mars  
1/19/2015   (1) comment
Common wisdom tells us that any recycling program needs to be convenient, but never defines what convenient means. Turns out, it’s not that easy to do….
Smartphones for the Blind
Ariella Brown  
1/16/2015   Post a comment
For the visually impaired, the empowerment offered by suitably equipped smartphones provides more than convenience -- it represents independence!
Heralding the Advent of Logistics 2.0
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/16/2015   Post a comment
To succeed in today's fast-paced market, logistics and supply chain organizations need to use the newest technologies in smart new ways.
Review: Big Changes in Labeling for OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard
Daniel Levine  
1/16/2015   Post a comment
New chemical labels are goingo to tell us more. Manufacturers, meanwhile, wilil have to follow and adhere to carefully defined standards.
Simple, Clever Tools Ease Teardown and Test
Bill Schweber  
1/15/2015   Post a comment
Expensive electronic test equipment is a bit nice and needed, but there's a joy to seeing clever fixtures and tools that also make test, assembly, and disassembly easier and cleaner.
5 Principles of Supply Chain Excellence
Susan Fourtané  
1/15/2015   Post a comment
Leading supply chain organizations have long talked about supply chain excellence. In the face of increasing business pressures, here are five tips that help achieve those goals in the real world.
Nielsen Provides Internet Video Metrics
Jonah McLeod  
1/14/2015   Post a comment
To evaluate OTT viewing in metered households, Nielsen adds a dongle that detects the IP packets associated with video streaming content in WiFi traffic to the TV.
M&A Prediction: IoT Will Continue to Drive Activity in 2015
TechMergers  
1/14/2015   Post a comment
In 2014, a handful of notable acquistions of Internet of Things technology companies. In the coming year, that trend will only continue.
Drone Deliveries: The Way Future Products Will Be Shipped?
Logical Link  
1/14/2015   (1) comment
Just in time delivery has become the reality in the supply chain. Now, we're wondering if drones might be a part of the next phase of JIT best practices.
Survey Says: Purchasing Contributes to Competitive Advantage
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2015   Post a comment
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.
Eco-Friendly Electronics of the Future Will Be Designed to Disappear
Amy Norcross  
1/13/2015   Post a comment
Researchers are working toward the creation of electronic components that are degradable, opening up possibilities in the fight against electronic waste and even the shadowy world of espionage.
A Crouching Tiger & Slackening Dragon Teach a Roaring Lion Macroeconomics
Apek Mulay  
1/13/2015   Post a comment
As India tries to capture loyalty from semiconductor makers and other high-tech manufacturers, it should look to the past and lessons learned by China and Ireland when they trod a similar path.
Women Leaders: Tech Companies' Biggest Secret Weapon
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/12/2015   (1) comment
Women CEOs provide signifigant value to the company--but today technology OEMs are less likely to have women at the helm.
CES Reveals IoT Not Ready for ‘iPhone Moment’
Junko Yoshida  
1/12/2015   Post a comment
CES has a lot connected hardware but where is the 'oh, that’s really easy' surprise?
5 Biggest Industrial Concerns for the 2015 Supply Chain
Mathieu Guerville  
1/12/2015   Post a comment
In manufacturing facilties worldwide, these will be the hottest topics of conversation around making things better.
IoT: Collaborate or Else, Says Samsung CEO
Junko Yoshida  
1/9/2015   (6) comments
Samsung Electronics CEO BK Yoon, in his keynote at CES, made a passionate pitch to “unlock the infinite possibilities of the Internet of Things,” while suggesting that the industry fall in line behind Samsung’s leadership.
Introduction to Labeling Challenges: OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard
Daniel Levine  
1/9/2015   (1) comment
The Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals has evolved in ways that create challenges for chemical producers and shippers. Here's a look at how we got to where we are.
Forklift Safety Critical in the Winter Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/9/2015   (5) comments
Especially in winter, organizations need to consider the safety of warehouse workers running forklifts. A little bit of awareness can avoid big problems.
Ericsson Fires LTE Over WiFi Salvo
John Walko  
1/8/2015   (1) comment
Ericsson adds technology to Radio Dot picocells that take advantage of the public 5GHz band with the unlicensed WiFi spectrum.
Consumerization May Put Wearables in the Warehouse
Puga Sankara  
1/8/2015   (5) comments
Rugged wearables haven’t kept up with consumer devices in technology advancements. Here is a rugged alternative that brings the best of both worlds together.
Technology Roadblocks on the Supply Chain Highway
Mathieu Guerville  
1/7/2015   (3) comments
Technology can streamline supply chain activites, but organizations need to clear away the roadblocks.
Top 10 Wearables Kickstarter Projects of 2014
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/5/2015   (4) comments
In 2015, wearable technology is promising to take the technology world by storm. Here's a look at the most popular Kickstarter projects from 2014 that are taking aim at this hot market.
I Am Freaking Awesome (Seriously)
Max Maxfield  
1/5/2015   (16) comments
Is it just Max, or are you also sometimes washed over by a wave of wonder when you come to contemplate how truly amazing he is?
Manufacturers Use Ingenuity to Overcome Dearth of Qualified Workers
Sheila O'Sullivan  
1/5/2015   Post a comment
Getting millenials involved in the manufacturing industry will be a key task for OEMs wanting to overcome a real worker shortage that will only get worse.
Organic Electronics: A Market Growing Wild
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/2/2015   (13) comments
Organic electronics promise to take certain applications by storm very soon. Here's a look, in pictures, at the potential of this emerging market.
IoT in Protocol War, Says Startup
Rick Merritt  
12/31/2014   (2) comments
The Internet of Things is enmeshed in a war of protocols in which Zigbee's future appears dim, says the CTO of Enlighted, a building controls startup.
Year in Review: EBN's Top 10 Electronics Supply Chain Stories
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/31/2014   (7) comments
In 2014, EBN readers wanted to hear about the happenings of leading electronics organizations and new technologies. Further, staffing was and will remain a hot topic.
We've Let the High-Tech Genie out of the Bottle
Peter Gasperini  
12/30/2014   (14) comments
The electronics maturity is mature, and despite rosy predictions, it's possible that we are entering into the winter season of a mature market.
WiFi to Switch on IoT Appliances
Rick Merritt  
12/29/2014   (7) comments
Electrolux says it is one of several white good makers about to roll out smart appliances using WiFi, Linux, and AllJoyn to connect with the cloud and each other.
Get Ready for CES: The Supply Chain Side of Industry Tradeshows
Todd Traylor  
12/29/2014   (8) comments
More happens at the world's biggest electronics tradeshows than just product introductions. A close look at what goes on at CES, Electronica, Computex, and MWC provides a look at where the industry is going.
Boston-Area Engineers to Share Expertise at ESC Boston 2015
Karen Field  
12/26/2014   (5) comments
In an exciting new session format at ESC Boston 2015, engineers who have survived the embedded system development process look to help others learn from their mistakes.
Holiday Travel Offers Big OEM Opportunity
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/26/2014   (28) comments
Holiday travelers want their electronic toys to take along. OEMs need to take this important segment into account in designing new products.
DesignCon Revs High-Speed Engine
Rick Merritt  
12/24/2014   (2) comments
DesignCon promises a smorgasbord of sessions on high-speed interconnect engineering at the chip and board levels, including a look at issues on the bleeding edge of 56 Gbits/second and beyond.
Top Robot Stories of 2014
Rich Quinnel  
12/23/2014   (22) comments
Robots have fascinated us for centuries, but now we are realizing those visions. Here are some of the top robot stories that amazed and delighted us this past year.
The Story of Connectivity Told by a Christmas Tree
Frank Cavallaro  
12/23/2014   (2) comments
A wireless Christmas tree encapsulates the increased presence of the Internet of Things in our everyday lives.
Hackers Go Off-Grid for Power
John Walko  
12/22/2014   (1) comment
Hackathon produces designs that could be assembled by villagers with limited resources.
Understanding Data Security in the IoT
Christian DeFeo  
12/22/2014   (1) comment
As the IoT enters the mainstream, data security has to move to the top of the list for engineers, designers, and supply chain pros.
10 STEM Holiday Gifts for Kids
Suzanne Deffree  
12/19/2014   (10) comments
Give the gift of geek this holiday season to the children in your life with these science, technology, engineering, and math goodies for kids.
Get Gifted in Sales & Ops Planning
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/19/2014   Post a comment
Sales and operations planning is critical to supply chain success. The most gifted supply chain organizations make S&OP a priority using these tips for success.
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