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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.
Curiosity: Building Success in the Organization
Puga Sankara  
9/23/2016   Post a comment
Curiosity builds the ability to concentrate on what is important and to continue to strive for success.
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.
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.
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.
Agilysys Sponsors Research on Next-Generation POS Systems
EBN Newswire  
9/16/2016   Post a comment
Keys to Improving Guest Satisfaction, Boosting Staff Productivity and Increasing Revenue Are Highlighted in New Starfleet Research Study
BJG Electronics, Inc. and Rockwood Equity Partners Announce Investment Partnership
EBN Newswire  
9/16/2016   Post a comment
Electronics Industry Veteran Glenn Davidson Named Executive Chairman of BJG
GigPeak Announces Record Quarter Shipment of ICs for Data Center Applications, and Sampling of SR and LR PAM4 IC Chipsets
EBN Newswire  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
Substantially increased volume orders for 40Gbps QSFP+ drivers and TIAs through the balance of fiscal 2016; initial shipments of 100 Gbps SFP28 and QSFP28 drivers, TIAs and CDRs, and sampling of 200G SR and LR PAM4 IC Chipsets
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.
Avnet Government Solutions Adds Data and Information Software Solutions from Commvault to its GSA Schedule
EBN Newswire  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
Avnet's proven technology and federal government expertise will help partners capitalize on high-growth data management spending opportunities in the U.S. public sector
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.
Mouser and Dell OEM Solutions Sign Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
NPI Leader to Stock Dell Edge Gateways for IoT Networks
Birst Customer Citrix Systems Named a Finalist in 2016 SuperNova Awards by Constellation Research
EBN Newswire  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Recognized in Matrix Commerce Category for Disruptive Technology Leadership
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.
project44 Raises $10.5M in Series A to Bring Real-Time Visibility to the Supply Chain via APIs
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2016   Post a comment
New funding from Emergence Capital and Chicago Ventures will allow for further product growth
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.
Amelio Takes Avnet Helm as CEO
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/8/2016   Post a comment
Avnet has appointed that William Amelio as its chief executive officer.
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.
Materials Emerge to Support Industrial 3D Printing
Pablo Valerio  
9/7/2016   Post a comment
When 3D printers are able to use a wide range of different materials, endless possibilities will emerge.
Intel Buys Movidius: Automotive Vision in Play?
Junko Yoshida  
9/7/2016   Post a comment
Intel has recently devoured a number of startups whose technologies are focused on deep learning, computer vision and artificial intelligence.
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.
ON Semiconductor Extends Tender Offer to Acquire Fairchild Semiconductor
EBN Newswire  
9/2/2016   Post a comment
Extension of tender offer pursuant to previously executed merger agreement
Linde Establishes New Electronics R&D Center in Taiwan
EBN Newswire  
9/1/2016   Post a comment
Center to focus on analysis, materials and applications development
Sigma and Telechips Collaborate on Next Generation Set-Top Box Chips
EBN Newswire  
9/1/2016   Post a comment
Companies Launch SMP8980, World's First Set-Top Box Chips With Full HDR Support
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.
3 Ways Your Company Can Leverage Freight Invoice Audit Data
Garry Oswald  
8/31/2016   (9) comments
Besides saving companies money and time, data from freight invoice auditing provides several ways for businesses to improve logistics operations.
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.
Container Shipping Slashes Capacity, Supply Chain Could Suffer
B. Cameron Gain  
8/24/2016   (1) comment
For at least the past decade, individual shipping lines gone their own way, while giving little thought to how their decisions would affect the entirety of maritime supply chains
Renesas Sets Sights on Intersil
Junko Yoshida  
8/23/2016   Post a comment
Maximize Your Workforce Potential Amidst The Talent Shortage
Malysa O'Connor  
8/19/2016   Post a comment
Efficient omni-channel logistics require flexibility and agility throughout the supply chain—especially when it comes to workforce management.
Symmetry Electronics & SemiconductorStore.com Combine to Deliver Technical Design Help, Ordering Ease
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/17/2016   Post a comment
Global semiconductor distributor Symmetry Electronics has announced a new combined brand that promises to bring together design support for engineers and ease of ordering for procurement.
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
Avnet Looks to Leave Behind ERP Woes, Improve Topline and Operations
Gary Hilson  
8/10/2016   Post a comment
Interim CEO Bill Amelio said the company is well positioned to address challenges, pivot where necessary, and stay on as leader
"A" Is for August and Acquisitions
Gary Hilson  
8/10/2016   Post a comment
It's been a busy summer across the supply chain and the semiconductor business for both friendly takeovers and competitive bids
Walmart Chases Amazon with E-Commerce Startup Acquisition
Gary Hilson  
8/8/2016   Post a comment
The world’s largest retailer is buying Jet.com in a bid to a larger piece of online retailer, but the startup isn’t profitable and Walmart may have too much ground to make up
The Pareto Principle Has An Expiry Date
Hugo Britt  
8/3/2016   Post a comment
Procurement systems are optimised to work with large suppliers, but there are huge opportunities for companies further down the supply chain to innovate
Waving tariff wand unlikely to benefit anyone
Frank Cavallaro  
8/2/2016   (2) comments
Concerns over manufacturing layoffs cannot be solved by waving tariff wand
Finding Opportunity in Change: 5 Ways to Prepare for Brexit
B. Cameron Gain  
8/1/2016   Post a comment
The time is now to make scenario plans and add probabilities to them, knowing full well that no one knows what is going to happen.
Avnet Ups the Ante for Premier Farnell
Gary Hilson  
7/28/2016   Post a comment
The U.S. distributor has outbid Switzerland's Daetwyler Holding AG for the troubled Raspberry Pi maker
Supply Chains Are Plagued by Orthodoxy
Gary Hilson  
7/21/2016   (1) comment
Despite technologies that simplify systems, businesses are clinging to old rules that enforce unnecessary constraints.
Supply Chain 101: Top Tips for Great Partnerships
Malysa O'Connor  
7/21/2016   Post a comment
Establishing a systematic way to measure performance and remain properly aligned with partners means unlimited potential for your business.
Why Apple's Patent Fight With Baili Should Serve As A Wake-Up Call
Laurie Sullivan  
7/20/2016   (3) comments
Many electronic component supply chains remain unprotected, so companies must put extra security in place to protect designs of components and finished goods.
“In Transit Visibility” Is Here – Mitigating the Hazards and Risks of Shipping
Jim Hayden  
7/13/2016   (1) comment
The expanded Panama Canal is a highly visible advancement in supply chain infrastructure, but less visible technology such as sensors and machine learning apps are providing “in-transit visibility” of goods such as electronic products by reducing theft or damage, and knowing the condition and location of shipments with real-time information.
The Millennial Shift and New Global Supply Chain Patterns
Lisa Ann Cairns  
7/8/2016   Post a comment
In the face of the changing dynamics along the global supply chain, the internal organization of companies is equally in a transformative period.
ModusLink CIO to Share Advice on Maximizing Revenue Potential of IoT - Connected Devices in the Supply Chain
EBN Newswire  
7/5/2016   Post a comment
Upcoming Webinar to Detail How Supply Chains are Leveraging the IoT for Impactful Business Insights that Drive Efficiency and Value Across Operations
Rambus to Acquire Memory Interconnect Business from Inphi
EBN Newswire  
7/5/2016   Post a comment
Combination creates strong market position for memory chipset business
Transportation Insight Again Named to G75 Award for Top Green Supply Chain Partners
EBN Newswire  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
Transportation Insight, a leading global third-party logistics (3PL) provider, announces the company received the Inbound Logistics G75 Award for top green supply chain partners for the third consecutive year.
The Need for a SC Chain Risk Officer
Judith M. Myerson  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
The need for a chief supply chain risk officer to govern and manage the enterprise's supply chain risk management plan is growing. Here's why it makes sense.
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.
Guard the Supply Chain from Social Engineering
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/17/2016   Post a comment
Social engineering attacks can be costly and hard to detect, especially for supply chain professionals.
Teamwork: Critical & Achievable for the Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
6/17/2016   Post a comment
Good teamwork makes everyone perform better. It's important to understand that success goes beyond the individual.
3 Ways 3D Printing Saves Energy for OEMs
Ariella Brown  
6/16/2016   (1) comment
3D printing itself can result in less energy expended over the supply chain.
Barcelona to Host First Industrial 3D Printing Congress
Pablo Valerio  
6/16/2016   Post a comment
Barcelona will be hosting a 3D printing event that will explore the potential of the technology.
Usefulness Trumps Cool in Medical Design Innovation
Rob Spiegel  
6/15/2016   Post a comment
Want to create a medical device that will also find real success? Better find something useful rather than just spectacular.
Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies: Reminders from Japan
Lisa Ann Cairns  
6/15/2016   Post a comment
The recent Japan disaster highlights ongoing issues of visibility into sub-tiers of the global electronics supply chain, there are new solutions available leveraging data sharing and supply chain mapping.
Apple's Swift Playgrounds Teaches Kids to Code
Chris Wiltz  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
Apple has announced a new iPad app aimed at teaching kids its Swift coding language for iOS devices.
Apple Inventory Slash Felt by the Supply Chain (For Now)
B. Cameron Gain  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
Apple has a down quarter, and suppliers across the supply chain get concerned. Analysts say the drop may be brief and surmountable.
The Future of the Auto: Connected, Autonomous & Electric
Pablo Valerio  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
The race to autonomous vehicles is on and everyone agrees the future is on 100% electric vehicles. The supply chain will need to adapt.
IPhone Deal Would Boost Intel
Rick Merritt  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
Growing reports say Apple will use Intel LTE chips in iPhone 7 handsets for AT&T, a deal which could propel Intel into third place in mobile basebands.
15 Crowd-Pleasing IoT Product & Platform Wins
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/13/2016   (2) comments
Innovators are working hard to make the big predictions for the IoT market come true. In recent months, these IoT projects all received greater than 100% funding on their chosen crowd sourcing site.
The Power of Mobile in B2B Commerce
Chip House  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
As electronic suppliers become more digitally focused and available, it’s essential for B2B companies to keep mobile top-of-mind.
From the Moon to Mars: Space Exploration’s Rich Past and Uncertain Future
Suzanne Deffree  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
A Space Shuttle veteran and International Space Station mission commander speaks with Design News about the past achievements of and future viability of US space exploration, why man hasn’t walked on Mars yet, and the role of commercial spaceflight.
Omnichannel Drives Supply Chain Digitization
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
The increased expectations of consumers, combined with the availability of ubiquitous technology, are changing the way today's electronics supply chains function.
Preventing Overbuilding & Cloning in the Global Electronics Supply Chain
Tim Morin  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
Overbuilding is a looming threat to the global electronics supply chain. Overbuilding of electronic systems can be particularly damaging.
B2Bi & Collaboration Support Supply Chain Improvements
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/9/2016   Post a comment
Business to business electronic integration (B2Bi) platforms that support and enhance collaboration are joining the list of must-have technologies.
Avoid Disaster through Supply Chain Risk Management
Judith M. Myerson  
6/9/2016   (1) comment
To better prepare for disruptions, many OEMs have turned to enterprise risk management (ERM) to proactively detect, prevent and mitigate risks in the supply chain with a focus on deep tier suppliers.
Forces Driving Semi Mergers & Acquisitions
Walden Rhines  
6/8/2016   (2) comments
The driving force for consolidation is typically the efficiencies achieved through economies of scale with larger volume. Not so with the semiconductor industry.




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