Combating Counterfeiting Peter Buxbaum 5/6/2013 (10) comments How to counter counterfeiting in the electronics supply chain? Apply component identification techniques that are themselves difficult to counterfeit.
RFID Sparks New Supply Chain Demand Best-Practices 4/3/2013 (9) comments RFID makes it possible not only to increase the quantity and types of products streaming through the supply chain, but also to build higher-level products and services.
With Counterfeit Components, Buyer Beware Anne Ting 3/1/2013 (4) comments With the increase of counterfeit electronics in the distribution chain, it is clear that many of these high-risk suppliers are employing increasingly sophisticated techniques to pass off fake components.
Counterfeiting as an Art Form Best-Practices 2/28/2013 (17) comments Imagine the counterfeiter's pride as he manages to reverse engineer and duplicate an Intel processor requiring millions of transistors with multilayer interconnects.
Will US-China Trade Reform Put Technology at Risk? Best-Practices 1/8/2013 (14) comments If products like microprocessors, microcontrollers, and other advanced components are exported with reduced restrictions, then we may be inadvertently giving up some of our core technologies in terms of development and processing know-how.
The End of Business as Usual Barbara Jorgensen 10/23/2012 (21) comments Companies like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are new to the hardware game. If anything, the supply chain will become more important to them as their business models evolve.
RFID Tagging for Document Security Best-Practices 8/24/2012 (21) comments RFID can act as a personal, digital signet ring that will provide the authentication that any email I sent has come from me and not from a source using my email address.
Where Are the VisionTech Parts? Tam Harbert 8/8/2012 (43) comments Court documents report that VisionTech, which was shut down for counterfeiting, sold parts to 1,101 separate buyers, including numerous chip distributors, in virtually every industry sector.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.