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TSMC Expands its 3D Menu
Rick Merritt  
9/23/2016   Post a comment
TSMC showed an expanding array of foundry process technologies, packaging options and applications-specific platforms at an event.
B2B Electronics e-Commerce Set to Explode
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/23/2016   Post a comment
B2B e-commerce is booming, particularly in the electronics industry.
Amazon Echo & How It Resonates
Junko Yoshida  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Amazon’s Echo-like smart speakers are on the rise. The voice interface is emerging as one of the most natural interface to control IoT devices. Analysts expect the voice interface in home automation hubs, TVs, set-top boxes, HVAC/environmental control hubs and more.
Cisco Reaches for New Sustainability Goal
Ariella Brown  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Cisco has it's eyes on a big goal: controlling not just its own ecological footprint but also that of its suppliers.
Leveraging SAP for a Complex Global Supply Chain
Josh Roffman  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Allowing organizations to drive all of their business processes through SAP means that companies are better able to meet their global operations and supply chain requirements.
Robo-Car's Safety Challenges DoT
Junko Yoshida  
9/21/2016   Post a comment
The federal policy places self-driving cars directly under the purview of federal regulators. Stripped from the privilege of “self-certifying” their vehicles, carmakers will need “pre-market approval” from the DoT. The key question, however, is testing of AI cars’ safety.
7 Ways 3D Printing Adds New Dimensions to EMS & Supply Chain
Akhil Oltikar  
9/21/2016   Post a comment
Here are a few of the ways 3D printing is impacting the electronic supply chain.
Finding the Gaps: Business Strategy & Procurement Execution
Bhavesh Shah  
9/21/2016   Post a comment
Building a good procurement strategy is one thing but executing it may be much harder.
EE Times Silicon 60: 2016's Emerging Companies to Watch
Peter Clarke  
9/20/2016   Post a comment
Looking at hottest silicon startups, there's no doubt Internet of Things will have a revolutionary impact on how people can live their lives, but exactly how that will manifest itself in terms of components, software, platforms, legal and business models, is not yet clear.
European Networking Companies Struggle Against Chinese Competition
Pablo Valerio  
9/20/2016   (2) comments
Effectively banned from the network infrastructure market in the United States, Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE have turned to Europe and are generating fierce competition.
Biometrics Upgrade to AirPod-like Earbuds
R. Colin Johnson  
9/19/2016   (1) comment
Valencell Inc's PerformTek biometric measurement module adds biometric sensing function to accelerometer-equipped wireless earbuds.
Avnet Sells Technology Solutions Unit to Tech Data
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/19/2016   Post a comment
Avnet today announced that it has agreed to sell its Technology Solutions operating group to Tech Data Corp.
Build Your Procurement Career Muscle in Five Minutes a Day
Tania Seary  
9/19/2016   Post a comment
Making time for career development and training is absolutely critical. In order to get ahead, key-skills cannot be lacking.
Autonomous Vehicles Take to the Roads
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/16/2016   (4) comments
In the not too distant future, autonomous driving technology will likely be part of every electronic OEMs logistics planning.
Don’t be Frightened: It’s Just a Millennial
Richard G. Weissman  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
Millennials are one of the best things to hit the workplace in years. They are there, so it's time to embrace and support them.
Big Name Electronics OEMs Move from China to Mexico
Scott Stanley  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
In recent years, many North American companies have moved their manufacturing to Mexico’s maquilas, or factories.
Display Solutions for the Mid-Volume OEMs...Your Way
Keith Mitnik  
9/14/2016   Post a comment
Customized displays don't need to be a complicated and expensive choice for designers and procurement professionals.
Find the Thermal Exhaust Ports in Your Supply Chain
Matt Holzapfel  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
On the Death Star in Star Wars, a thermal exhaust port proved to be a fatal flaw. In the electronics supply chain, it's critical to spot these types of flaws early enough to address them.
MLCCs: Not Your Grandfather's Capacitors
Ron Demcko  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Multilayer ceramic capacitor are considered basic technology, cheap and plentiful. Big shifts, though, have been made to improve the size, capabilities and cost.
Chip Process War Heats Up
Rick Merritt  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Samsung and China are the wild cards
Samsung's Battery Problems Could Affect Smartphone Supply Chain
Pablo Valerio  
9/12/2016   (5) comments
Samsung has issued a worldwide recall of its Galaxy Note 7 phablets to rectify a battery issue. It's more than a company issue. The impact has the potential to ripple through the battery supply chain.
Custom Magnetics: What Are They & When Do You Need Them?
Tim Shafer  
9/12/2016   Post a comment
For electronics designers, it's important to know what custom magnetics are, how to determine if they are needed, and how to engage with a custom magnetics supplier.
Supply Chain Graduate Degrees: Make the Most of Education
Puga Sankara  
9/9/2016   (2) comments
Young supply chain professional need to develop career plans to ensure getting the most out of a Graduate Degree.
APAC Trade Shapes Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/9/2016   Post a comment
Six key Asian economies highlight the importance if intra-APAC trading and points to potential changes in the supply chain.
5 Ways to Create Procurement & Sourcing Value Through Integrated Supply Chains
Abe Eshkenazi  
9/8/2016   (1) comment
The most talented supply pros know that putting the biggest squeeze on suppliers doesn't create the best value.
Afghanistan: Mineral-Rich, Conflict Torn Electronics Treasure Trove
Logical Link  
9/6/2016   Post a comment
How this war-scarred Central Asian country may one day impact the electronics supply chain.
iPhone7 Boosts Broadcom Results
Rick Merritt  
9/5/2016   Post a comment
Broadcom predicted slightly better than expected results, largely due to increasing content in Apple’s iPhone 7.
Robots Tackle Mundane Supply Chain Tasks
Rich Quinnell  
9/5/2016   (1) comment
in the supply chain, the idea of a robot taking over a manual computer task initially seems ludicrous. However, software robot can save time and money.
Labeling Ups Efficiency in Auto Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/2/2016   Post a comment
In the auto industry, good labeling practices are emerging as a key strategy for managing today's complex labeling requirements and regulations.
Love or Money: Looking at the Ingredients of Business
Puga Sankara  
9/2/2016   (1) comment
Food is love… especially when mom makes it. But maybe electronics OEMs can learn something from Mom and Starbucks about putting love into product creation and delivery.
Building a Business Case for Using a Third Party to Implement & Manage a B2Bi Program
Peter Edlund  
9/1/2016   Post a comment
When selecting a third party to manage your electronic transactions, there are a number of things you should keep in mind.
Donald Trump for President: Technologists Say "Absolutely Not"
Apek Mulay  
9/1/2016   (1) comment
Technology sector leaders have spoken out against Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. However, they have failed to address a number of economic realities.
6 Measurable Ways Equipment Maintenance Training Benefits Your Factory
Terry Wahlgren  
8/30/2016   Post a comment
For many manufacturers, equipment techs are the unsung heroes that keep factories running and producing high quality products week after week. To succeed, these workers need good training.
Optimize Product Offerings Using Behavioral Clustering
Ian Duncan-Lewis  
8/30/2016   Post a comment
What do my customers really want? This can seem like the million-dollar question for many retailers or suppliers, but with the right tools, it doesn't have to be such a challenge.
Make vs. Buy: Weighing the Cost of the Conveyor
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/26/2016   Post a comment
There's no single right answer when a manufacturer starts to decide whether to make or buy its conveyor system. The only real answer is "It depends."
Arrow Accelerates Crowdfunded Internet of Things Innovation with Indiegogo
Gary Hilson  
8/25/2016   Post a comment
Projects deemed to be exceptional could qualify for supply chain and contract manufacturing services support
Canadian company collaborates with Corning to improve screen protection
Gary Hilson  
8/18/2016   Post a comment
Phantom Glass has stayed small and nurtured its own manufacturing to stay nimble and responsive to a global market
Streamline Your Cut Item Management By Leveraging the Right WMS
Eric Allais  
8/17/2016   Post a comment
A warehouse management system (WMS) can dramatically reduce cut item remnants and provide with other ancillary benefits
PCB and EMS Growth Was Solid in June
Gary Hilson  
8/12/2016   Post a comment
Semiconductor shipments continued to show signs of recovery, although year-on-year sales growth remains negative
How General Motors Spun Gold Out of a Supply Chain Disaster
B. Cameron Gain  
8/8/2016   Post a comment
GM did not take the hard lessons learned standing still. Its supply chain management team reviewed what went wrong, and more importantly, how it could better prepare for unforeseen disasters around the world where the automotive giant has production
Birst Update Supports Digital Supply Chain
Gary Hilson  
7/28/2016   Post a comment
Business intelligence platform provides centralized governance
Tesla’s Supply Chain Struggles and Triumphs
B. Cameron Gain  
7/11/2016   Post a comment
Engineering feats aside, Tesla also serves as a case study in supply chain management trials and tribulations from which many lessons can be learned.
Putting IoT into production
Ariella Brown  
7/11/2016   Post a comment
IoT’s boost to productivity at Fujitsu pulls together all the pieces of the production puzzle to improve the whole, which is greater than the sum of its parts.
Co-Robots Tend 3-D Printers
R. Colin Johnson  
7/6/2016   Post a comment
U.S. Manufacturing Moving Home
Wearable Sensors to Bring IoT to Small Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
7/5/2016   Post a comment
Wearable sensors from ABB are promising to bring IoT to small manufacturing.
Committing to Ethical Standards for the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/5/2016   Post a comment
Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to achieve full membership of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) — a nonprofit group of electronics companies working to improve the social, environmental and ethical conditions of their global supply chains.
Tesla Crashes BMW-Mobileye-Intel Event
Junko Yoshida  
7/4/2016   Post a comment
The three-way partnership event in Munich announcing the development of a standard platform for autonomous driving was somewhat somber and low energy.
Human Rights Watch Wants to Abolish Slave Labor in the Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
Human Rights Watch says it is pressing governments worldwide to adopt policies to prevent what it says are rampant labor abuses in worldwide supply chains.
Building a Maker Nation with a 3D Carver in Every School
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2016   (1) comment
To get the well trained professionals we need, we need to get kids involved and interested in science, technology and math early. One tech company is taking that mandate seriously.
Panama Canal’s $5.3 Billion Upgrade Promises Faster & Cheaper Shipping
B. Cameron Gain  
6/20/2016   (1) comment
In the long term, the global electronics supply chain should benefit from the expansion of the Panama Canal.
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