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High Visibility Counteracts Supply Chain Drama
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/9/2016   Post a comment
A new infographic details how supply chain visibility can prevent unforeseen issues to become big calamities.
Trump Needs to Embrace Industrial Revolution
Pablo Valerio  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
Industrial jobs policy is important for many millions of Trump supporters, especially those who lost jobs when factories downsized or closed. But can Trump's U.S. really compete with Asia and Europe?
EBN@C-Level: Risk & Resiliency Top New Year’s Resolution List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
Risk is everywhere and resilience is paramount. We asked an industry expert to talk about how leading companies prepare thrive in hard times.
International Dragnet Cracks Down on Darknet Trade
B. Cameron Gain  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
"Operation Hyperion" seeks to slow down illicit trade. The dragnet found several electronic components destined for the U.S. military.
3D Manufacturing Offers Effective Way of Creating Integrating Circuits
Mary E. Shacklett  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
3D printing should be on the technology roadmaps of electronics manufacturers. It has the potential to provide an agile approach to the more complex geometries and materials that are likely to be required for electronics in future advanced manufacturing environments.
10 Hottest Electronic Supply Chain Slideshows of 2016
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
Whether we were talking about the people, places, or things of the electronics supply chain world, readers agreed that these slideshows were their favorites.
Virtual Reality Group to Define APIs
Rick Merritt  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
A new Khronos working group will define APIs for virtual reality products to ease writing and optimizing applications and device drivers.
Selling to the New Consumer: Ethical Supply Chain Practices & Millennials
Sean Mulroy  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
Transparent, ethical supply chain practices capture the imagination of millennial customers.
Global Executives Weigh-In on Digital Supply Chain
Craig Moss  
12/5/2016   Post a comment
A new report outlines game changers, challenges and risks that will shape the digital supply chain in the coming years and key success factors.
Get the Right Generational Talent Mix
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Each generation is looking for something different in terms of compensation package. Finding the right employees starts with understanding the differences between Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Millennials.
Bots May Be the Next Big Supply Chain Invasion
Puga Sankara  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Chat bots are becoming commonplace in e-commerce. It may be time to look at how supply chains can use the same tech to make things run smoothly.
Intel Snags Exec from ARM to Run IoT
Junko Yoshida  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
Intel will separate its nascent automotive team from the company’s IoT group. Previously, Intel’s IoT and automotive teams were bundled together under one big IoT tent. Intel also named ex-ARM executive Tom Lantzsch to head the company’s IoT branch.
Supply Chains Stay the Course in 2017
Eric Allais  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
For 2017, the outlook is quite rosy. However, let’s take the views of industry experts with a grain of salt and try to identify where the industry could or should be headed next year.
Lattice Deal May Hit A Snag
Junko Yoshida  
11/30/2016   Post a comment
A buyer with ties to the Chinese central government and a U.S. company with dual-purpose technology is an alarming combination that could invite suspicion among regulators concerned about national security. This might become the case with Lattice deal.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call
Rick Merritt  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
Disaster Tech Lab needs a few technically minded volunteers to help set up solar power and Wi-Fi networks in global disaster sites and refugee camps.
Hanjin Collapse Points to State of Shipping Industry
Frank Cavallaro  
11/29/2016   (1) comment
The downfall of Hanjin was hardly surprising and is forcing some much needed restructuring of the global shipping industry.
Examining the Risky Business of E-Commerce
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
Without the right supply chain for both the OEM and the online retailer, e-commerce growth can create more risk than reward.
Advanced Digital Technology: Making A Smarter Supply Chain
EBN Sponsored Resources  
11/29/2016  
M&A Takes New Twists
Rick Merritt  
11/28/2016   Post a comment
The M&A frenzy in semiconductors seems to have entered a bold new phase that arguable leads to less competition.
IBM's Watson IoT Aims to Be AI for Connected Devices, Changing Traditional Businesses
Pablo Valerio  
11/28/2016   Post a comment
Nicola Villa, IBM's Europe’s leader of IoT, gave a detailed overview of the new Watson capabilities during the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSCW), focusing on how IoT technology is changing traditional businesses, affecting logistics, and using new technologies such as Blockchain to manage trusted sources of IoT data.
Black Friday: Will It Achieve National Holiday Status?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/25/2016   (3) comments
Online shopping site wants Black Friday to take its place on the calendar as an official national holiday. Electronics retailers may agree.
Bosch CEO: Hanging on to Lead
R. Colin Johnson  
11/24/2016   Post a comment
The world's largest producer of automotive MEMS devices describes how it plans to hang onto the lead.
Fast Track to Industrial IoT
Rich Quinnell  
11/23/2016   (1) comment
It fits in a shirt pocket, runs on batteries, and provides a quick way to upgrade to Industry 4.0.
New Yorker Electronics Rolls Out New Series of Combination Film Capacitors from Electrocube
EBN Newswire  
11/23/2016   Post a comment
744B Series High Current Film Capacitors Handle High Surge Currents without Degrading
Volkswagen Learns Painful Supply Chain Lessons
B. Cameron Gain  
11/23/2016   Post a comment
Last year, Volkswagen made headlines, but not in a good way. The mistakes, though, were understandable...and can be a great teaching tool for the industry.
The Importance of Streamlining Reverse Logistics
William Salter  
11/23/2016   Post a comment
24x7 shopping has never been easier. The question remains: What are the consequences of these new consumer habits for the retailer?
Get More Out of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
While conversations about digital supply chains are pervasive, many executives and supply chain teams are not sure how to scale their initiatives beyond piecemeal tools. The decisions made now have the potential to impact the future of business.
The Internet of Insecure Things
Jane Goh  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
Hackers have shown they can now harness the collective firepower of Internet connected devices. This reality puts pressure on OEMs to up their security game when it comes to protecting the devices they design and sell.
ST's Bozotti on 'Back-to-Silicon' Differentiation
Peter Clarke  
11/21/2016   Post a comment
Carlo Bozotti, CEO of STMicroelectronics NV, has presided over a difficult period in the chip company's history as he first put together the ST-Ericsson mobile processors joint venture and then had to engineer ST's exit from what had became an ill-fated project. But now the write-offs, reorganizations and product phase outs are just about behind the company and it is starting to resume growth. EE Times Europe interviewed Bozotti at a bustling Electronica in Munich.
University Research Affirms Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays
Gary Hilson  
11/21/2016   Post a comment
There’s lots of low hanging fruit for supply chains looking to improve delivery and reduce variability, according to corporate-sponsored research conducted by the University of North Texas.
Shift Happens: RFQ Management Gets Beyond Spreadsheets
Alex Peron  
11/21/2016   (1) comment
For years, companies have interacted with their suppliers using spreadsheets and email creating siloed communication channels. Today's complex supply chains demand something more.
Smart Homes & IoT: What About Bob?
Junko Yoshida  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
At Embedded Technology conference here, NXP executive broached the touchy topic of “smart home delays.”
10 Ways to Woo Supply Chain Talent
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
Let people know that supply chain and logistics offer some great opportunities for a fulfilling career. It's time to close the talent gap.
The Trump Manifesto & the Electronics Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
11/18/2016   (1) comment
In the distribution center, Donald Trumps proposed changes to immigration in the United States may have unforeseen effects on the supply chain.
Top 20 IC Ranking: Apple Rises Most
Junko Yoshida  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
In IC Insights' top 20 global semiconductor sales ranking, the company forecast to make the biggest upward move isn’t a traditional chip company — it’s Apple.
BlackBerry’s Indonesian Partnerships Demand Local Components
Ariella Brown  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
As regulatory compliance becomes more stringent, Blackberry is partnering more closely with component makers in Indonesia. It may be an idea whose time has come.
Qualcomm's Supply Chain Dilemma
Logical Link  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm’s proposed acquisition of NXP puts together companies not only with different product and market segment expertise, but with significantly different design and supply chain strategies.
3D Printed Buses Here
R. Colin Johnson  
11/16/2016   Post a comment
Local Motors has been a solution looking for a problem since its inception, but may have finally hit the nail on the head with its Olli substitute for traditional transit systems at just 20% of their cost, but with more convenience, faster times and free-ride driverless capabilities.
Maintaining Control in a Customer-Centric Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
11/16/2016   (1) comment
Customer centricity is redefining today's supply chain. As customers demand more, how are businesses going to respond?
Designing Displays to Take the Drop
Keith Mitnik  
11/16/2016   Post a comment
While making a display completely unbreakable is impossible, optimizing drop-test performance with a system level approach will help products pass drop testing and make the end product far more durable.
Industrial & Agriculture: Where the Real Action Is in IoT
TechMergers  
11/15/2016   Post a comment
The Industrial IoT (IIoT) world is becoming difficult to ignore. Here are a handful of unexpected industries being touched by the mania.
Startups, Hipster Market Drive Resurgence of New York City Manufacturing
B. Cameron Gain  
11/15/2016   Post a comment
The outlook for New York manufacturing is not as bad as it looks. There is more demand for high-tech, niche production in the area than ever before.
Huawei Ogles Emerging IoT Markets Including Connectivity & Smart Cities
Pablo Valerio  
11/14/2016   (1) comment
Huawei’s showcased its newest IoT solutions at the IoT Solutions World Congress. The company is focusing efforts on emerging markets with limited fixed line connectivity, where new LTE narrowband and 4.5G networks could make a significant impact.
Balancing the E & the We of the Supply Chain
Richard G. Weissman  
11/14/2016   Post a comment
Technology and humans can coexist in the supply chain.
Positronic Appoints Powell Electronics as Authorized Distributor
EBN Newswire  
11/11/2016   Post a comment
Positronic, a global manufacturer of high reliability electronic connector products based in Springfield, Missouri, USA, has appointed Powell Electronics as an authorized distributor for the full line of Positronic products in the North America market.
LACROIX Electronics and Witekio, a Partnership Serving Industrial IoT
EBN Newswire  
11/11/2016   Post a comment
LACROIX Electronics and Witekio are formalizing their partnership during the Electronica Trade Fair.
The Ebbing Appeal of Black Friday
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/11/2016   Post a comment
With more choices, many consumers are losing interest in celebrating Black Friday the good old fashioned way. Electronics retailers need to up their game to capture customers.
Coming Soon: Chief Delivery Drone Officer
Judith M. Myerson  
11/10/2016   Post a comment
Chief Delivery Drone Officers are not yet commonplace on the corporate c-level roster. However, it's on the horizon for good reasons.
SOLAS Update: Full Enforcement Begins
Eric Geerts  
11/10/2016   Post a comment
Enforcement of a SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement amendment has begun. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has implemented the rule, which requires that containers and their contents are weighed prior tobeing loaded on a vessel.
Trump Win Roils Technology Sector
Rick Merritt  
11/9/2016   (1) comment
The view of America from Silicon Valley on the day after the U.S. election is, at best, uncertain.
4 Legal Liability Issues for Electronics OEMs Will Face in 2017
Mary E. Shacklett  
11/9/2016   (1) comment
Managers and decision makers in the electronics industry must to proactively look at the areas of legal liability that are likely to be major focal points in 2017.
Container Shipping, Procurement Go Blockchain
B. Cameron Gain  
11/9/2016   Post a comment
Blochchain technology promises to remove much of the bureaucratic waste and costs associated with the communication of supply chain- and ledger-related information for those doing business with the container shipping industry.
Manufacturing Boom in Mexico Actually Boosts U.S. Job Market
Scott Stanley  
11/8/2016   (1) comment
While some Americans fear the transfer of jobs from the U.S. to Mexico, the U.S. job market is actually expanding
Chip Forecast Rises Through 2017
Rick Merritt  
11/7/2016   Post a comment
International Business Strategies updated its semiconductor forecast to growth through 2017, in part due to rising memory prices and sales.
Lattice Semiconductor to be Acquired for $1.3 Billion
Max Maxfield  
11/4/2016   (3) comments
Having serious investment from Canyon Bridge may allow Lattice Semiconductor to evolve and grow its niche and become a major player.
Time for Supply Chain to Scale the Data Governance Mountain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/4/2016   Post a comment
Most electronics OEMs are probably just starting the journey to real and proactive data governance. However, the benefits for getting there are plentiful.
Connecting The Enterprise Through Serialization
Steve Wood  
11/3/2016   (2) comments
Serialization of products offer an opportunity to connect all enterprise units when manufacturers, suppliers, and other participating supply chain stakeholders thoroughly analyze the life of a product.
Dachser Continues to Grow in APAC
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
With a new branch office in Vietnam, and new offices in Hong Kong and Mumbai, DACHSER remains on a growth path in the Asia Pacific region.
Mouser Electronics, Grant Imahara and Local Motors Showcase Promise of Self-Driving Technology with 3D-Printed Vehicle Equipped with Drone Technology
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics Inc., together with Local Motors and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today showcased the final build of a transformative 3D-printed vehicle with drone-launching technology.
ERA Welcomes Mouser Electronics as Its Latest Global Distributor Member
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is pleased to announce that Mouser Electronics has joined ERA as a global distributor member.
Mouser Now Shipping Omron’s New HVC-P2 Human Vision Image-Sensing Units
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Unique Human Vision System Offers 10x Faster Recognition than Previous Version
Master Electronics Welcomes AEM Components to Its Expanding Line Card
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Master Electronics adds AEM Components to its line card.
Future Electronics Announces New Global Franchise Agreement with Delta Products Corporation
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Future Electronics has announced a newly expanded worldwide franchise agreement with Delta Products Corporation’s Industrial, Medical and Lighting Power Supply group.
U.S. Convenes Chip Study Group
Rick Merritt  
11/1/2016   Post a comment
The Obama administration convened top semiconductor executives to make recommendations on what the sector needs to deal with threats from China and a slowing Moore’s law.
Bosch & SAP Partner to Advance IoT & Industrie 4.0
Ariella Brown  
11/1/2016   Post a comment
A partnership between Bosch and SAP potentially will give supply chains more access to real time data for better planning and smoother logistics.
5 Things to Consider When Switching from EDI to API Technology
Jett McCandless  
11/1/2016   (3) comments
APIs hold the potential to be the connective tissue of the global supply chain displacing the industry's current, outdated communication system.
ERA Announces Closing General Session Speaker for Its 2017 Conference
EBN Newswire  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that its 48th Management and Marketing Conference will feature a general session presentation by Michael Knight, senior vice president for the Americas, TTI, Inc.
Deloitte Announces Advanced Analytics Solutions That Infuse Predictive & Cognitive Intelligence Into Supply Chain Operations
EBN Newswire  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
To help deliver powerful outcomes for supply chain organizations, Deloitte developed a suite of analytics solutions to transform data into real-time predictive insights.
Paragon Software Systems Helps Optimize Transport Planning with Latest Version of Routing and Scheduling Software
EBN Newswire  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
Paragon Software Systems has launched the latest version of its advanced transport solution.
Samsung, Bosch Bet on AI Chip Startup
Peter Clarke  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
Startup Graphcore announced it snagged a $30 million investment from partners including Samsung and Bosch to fuel its work on a processor designed for machine learning.
The Advent of Human Free Logistics
Richard G. Weissman  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The use of autonomous vehicles in logistics is being driven by economics, efficiency, and safety.
Automated Supply Chain: The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Susan Fourtané  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring fully-automated supply chains creating opportunities for businesses as well as bringing safety to the production line, efficiency, and more environmentally friendly work environments.
Carolinas ERA (CERA) Chapter Perseveres with Golf Tournament Two Days after Hurricane Matthew
EBN Newswire  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The 13th Annual Dick Paden Memorial Golf Tournament was held in Raleigh,N.C., Monday, Oct. 10, just two days after Hurricane Matthew blew in from the coast.
Procurement Faces at Digital Tipping Point
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/28/2016   (1) comment
Technology trends are creating a new tipping point for procurement, in addition to offering new ways for the function to prove its worth.
Qualcomm-NXP: Another Testosterone-Driven Deal?
Bolaji Ojo  
10/27/2016   Post a comment
Hard questions are arising. It comes back to finding the justification for this deal. Does this deal really make sense for Qualcomm?
OEMs Beware: These Days, Anything Can Be Hacked
Erik Kangas  
10/27/2016   (9) comments
More needs to happen on the manufacturers’ side to protect against vulnerabilities that are unintentionally built into hardware and software products. Further,, quicker responses are needed to fix the problem once vulnerabilities are identified.
Supporting Global, High Volume Barcode Label Printing
Mark Wick  
10/27/2016   Post a comment
A brief Q&A to explore printing barcode labels across a global enterprise.
Samsung's Battery Problem Highlights Broader Engineering Issues
Bill Schweber  
10/26/2016   Post a comment
Given the relative rarity of the battery problems with Samsung's smartphone, how do you determine the root cause with confidence?
Flexible Electronics Turn a Corner
Logical Link  
10/26/2016   (1) comment
Still a young market with its potential yet to be defined, the global flexible electronics market is poised to grow rapidly.
Intel, ARM Battle over IoT
Rick Merritt  
10/25/2016   (1) comment
Intel and ARM load up enhanced processors as their battle over the Internet of Things heats up this week.
Supply Chain Disruption Focuses on Emerging Risk
Richard G. Weissman  
10/25/2016   Post a comment
The sun always comes out after a storm; the snow melts and the floods dry up. But the supply chain risks we are facing today have less of a predicable outcome.
Finding the Way Out of Inventory Dilemmas
Frank Cavallaro  
10/25/2016   Post a comment
Warehouse rents are reaching record heights as inventory is building up across the country. Organizations with a flexible supply chain network are better positioned to combat the issue.
Avnet to Distribute Frequency Control Products from Bliley Technologies in the Americas
EBN Newswire  
10/24/2016   Post a comment
Avnet announced a distribution agreement with Bliley Technologies, Inc., a supplier of high-performance RF and microwave low-phase noise frequency generation and timing products.
LTG Statement on Basel Action Network E-Trash Transparency Project Report
EBN Newswire  
10/24/2016   (3) comments
An E-Trash Transparency Project report from Basel Action Network (BAN) that GPS-tracked 200 electronic waste products cites a printer that was exported from the United States and disposed of at a non-certified facility in New Territories, Hong Kong.
Steve Jobs Heard in Supreme Court
Steve Chang  
10/24/2016   (7) comments
In last week's Supreme Court hearing of the design patent case of Apple v. Samsung you could almost feel the presence of Steve Jobs.
Ensuring Consistency in Manufacturing PCBs Across the Global Supply Chain
Kella Knack  
10/24/2016   Post a comment
Designing and manufacturing printed circuit board (PCB) can be challenging. That’s because PCBs are the launching points for hardware product development and the laminate and prepreg materials used in designing and manufacturing PCBs are the nuclei for those boards.
8 Questions You Need to Ask Every New Customer
Nanci Churchill  
10/24/2016   Post a comment
Mobile devices are also changing the way electronics companies are selling the products that they make. Asking the right questions is important to matching product to need.
U.S. Protecting Us from AI
R. Colin Johnson  
10/21/2016   (1) comment
From lost jobs to nuclear holocaust, any negative impact artificial intelligence could have on society is what the U.S. government wants to head-off.
Blockchain Set to Transform Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/21/2016   (1) comment
Blockchain has supply chain aficionados excited because the technology will support new business processes that allow for assets to be transferred over the Internet without the need for a centralized third party.
The Real Problem with Digital Assistants
Puga Sankara  
10/21/2016   Post a comment
The electronic digital assistants on our mobile devices have some limitations. They could do a much better job.
LeEco, China’s Disruptive Hybrid
Rick Merritt  
10/20/2016   Post a comment
China’s LeEco is coming to the U.S. with ultra low cost smartphones and smart TVs and an R&D center for them and deep-learning services.
ISO 37001: Application in Supply Chain Risk Mitigation
Leslie Benton  
10/20/2016   Post a comment
The new ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems standard has significant implications when working with third parties.
Technology & Automation: Only Humans Need Apply
Apek Mulay  
10/20/2016   Post a comment
As a technologist, I certainly want technology to continue progressing. However, as a macroeconomist, I am equally concerned about ensuring full-employment in the economy.
TE Connectivity, SAP, ifm & the OPC Foundation Announce New IIC Testbed on Sensor-to-the-Cloud Connectivity
EBN Newswire  
10/19/2016   Post a comment
“Smart Manufacturing Connectivity for Brown-field Sensors Testbed” approved by the Industrial Internet Consortium enables easy integration of sensors with IT systems in existing facilities.
Rutronik & BM Launch Worldwide Franchise
EBN Newswire  
10/19/2016   Post a comment
Rutronik and BM have signed a worldwide franchise agreement.
Samsung & Apple: Living in Interesting Times
Jim O'Reilly  
10/19/2016   (1) comment
In the race between Apple and Samsung for market dominance, it's a tough call to say who has the bigger troubles.
Security Risk in the Age of Cloud Computing
Chris King  
10/19/2016   (1) comment
If supply chain architecture in the cloud is not properly designed, a flaw in one client’s application would not only allow hackers to access their information, but other client’s information as well.
Large Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Reaches 500dpi
Julien Happich  
10/18/2016   Post a comment
FlexEnable together with ISORG have jointly launched a flexible fingerprint sensor with an image resolution of 500 dots per inch (dpi). Only 0.3mm thick, the flexible optical sensor is suitable for applications requiring standard-compliant fingerprint enrolment and/or identification.
Autonomous Car Mobility Shifts Electronics Industry
Pablo Valerio  
10/18/2016   (2) comments
By 2025, automated mobility services could be a $120 billion business in the United States alone. The impact on companies in mobile technology, connected vehicles, and wireless infrastructure could be as important as the arrival of the smartphone last decade.




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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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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
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.
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.