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Running the Life & Death Race of High-Tech Marketing
Savvy Tech Marketing  
10/17/2014   (3) comments
Wake-up call: Marketing isn't a leisurely walk in park, even if you are dominant in your market sector. There are competing brands in a hurry to grab your business.
Live Chat 10/16: Applying a Macroeconomic Lens to the Supply Chain
EBN Dialogue  
10/16/2014   (84) comments
Apek Mulay, EBN Blogger and CEO of Mulay's Consultancy Services, brings his expertise in macroeconomics and the US semiconductor industry to bear as we discuss how the decentralization of the electronics supply chain and mass capitalism have the potential to benefit the industry. This approach, he believes, will socio-economic reforms, reduce taxes, and help improve collaboration between businesses. Join us with your thoughts and questions.
US Manufacturing Revival: Smoke & Mirrors or Something Real?
Logical Link  
10/14/2014   (2) comments
There have been glimmers of good news for the US electronics manufacturing sector. The real question remains: How will the year end up?
Live Chat 10/16: Examining the Supply Chain With a Macroeconomic Lens
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/13/2014   (1) comment
Apek Mulay, EBN blogger and CEO of Mulay's Consultancy Services, brings his expertise in macroeconomics and the US semiconductor industry to bear as we discuss how the decentralization of the electronics supply chain and mass capitalism could benefit the industry. This approach, he says, will foster socio-economic reforms, reduce taxes, and help improve collaboration among businesses.
Examining the iPhone 6 Supplier Hit Parade
Bruce Gain  
10/13/2014   (3) comments
Apple's component procurement strategy shows a tendency to stick with known and trusted suppliers, with a few new ones thrown in for good measure.
Infographic: Startups in the High-Tech Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/10/2014   (8) comments
High-tech startups are critical to the electronics supply chain for innovation and flexibility. Organizations need to look closely at the reality of working with these emerging firms.
What to Do When the Only Constant Is Change
Debra N. Eggeman  
10/10/2014   (2) comments
Manufacturers can look toward industry organizations for help in identifying trusted partners.
Semiwiki Bloggers Misinformed About Foundry Business
Apek Mulay  
10/8/2014   (13) comments
The fabless foundry model, which may make economic sense for many semiconductor manufacturers, may have negative ramifications for the US economy.
Slideshow: Top 10 Undergrad Supply Chain Programs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/6/2014   (5) comments
Supply chain management may not be the first thought of newly minted college freshmen, but it's a promising field, and there are plenty of excellent programs out there. Here's a look at the cream of the crop.
Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces High-Performance Workload Solution for the Mid-Market
EBN Newswire  
10/3/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Technology Solutions announced a new solution for midsized companies in Latin America, based on Oracle's high-performance database technologies.
Infographic: Past, Present, & Future of IoT
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/3/2014   (8) comments
The Internet of Things is set to grow at an astonishing pace. Is the supply chain ready to support the increased demand?
3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain: Collaboration, Big Data & Sustainability
Donna Fritz  
10/1/2014   (1) comment
Smart midmarket OEMs are leveraging collaboration, big data, and green/sustainable supply chains to ensure the best results.
Taking the Doom Out of the Supply Chain Talent Gap
Frank Cavallaro  
9/30/2014   (2) comments
For all the doom and gloom surrounding the supply chain talent shortage, there has hardly been a better time to be a college graduate or self-motivated professional in this industry.
Dachser Continues to Expand in Asia
EBN Newswire  
9/29/2014   Post a comment
The international logistics provider acquires its partner's shares in India, Thailand, and Bangladesh.
4 Reasons for Intel's $1.5 Billion Bet in China
Junko Yoshida  
9/29/2014   (11) comments
China's quest to expand its domestic semiconductor industry suddenly looks more realistic and even winnable now that Intel, the world's largest semiconductor company, plans to invest up to $1.5 billion in Tsinghua Unigroup.
Averting a Repeat Supply Chain Disruption at West Coast Ports
Logical Link  
9/29/2014   (4) comments
Although not likely, a threat of shutdown in West Coast ports should get supply chain pros thinking about how to manage if such a thing were to happen.
TTI, Inc. Announces Local Hiring Event for Sales Professionals
EBN Newswire  
9/26/2014   Post a comment
The company plans to host a hiring event for sales professionals. By appointment only
Record iPhone Sales: Recycle Electronics October 4 With Arizona Technology Council
EBN Newswire  
9/26/2014   Post a comment
Statewide community effort supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers. A portion of equipment is donated for Arizona education
Today's Lithium Battery Transport Rules Govern New Drone Technologies
EBN Newswire  
9/26/2014   Post a comment
Companies should be aware of the stringent transportation regulations applicable to the lithium ion batteries that power virtually every UAV
Infographic: Emerging Market Growth Depends on Smart Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/26/2014   (25) comments
Emerging markets can be a lucrative target for electronics OEMs, but it's critical to put strong supply chain practices in place to capture the best results.
Design as a Craft, Not a Commodity
Suzanne Deffree  
9/25/2014   (14) comments
Gadi Amit, founder and principal designer of NewDealDesign, discusses his views on the changing world of design as electronics enter the age of wearables and the Internet of Things, as well as his personal perspective in working on the FitBit, the Lytro Camera, and Google's new modular and 3D printed Ara phone.
Avnet Velocity’s Pascal Fernandez to Present at Supply Chain Council Europe Conference
EBN Newswire  
9/25/2014   Post a comment
Fernandez to discuss the seven stages of supply chain collaboration maturity
Live Chat 9/25: Leveraging Smart Tech to Manage Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/23/2014   (6) comments
Dave Bowen, CEO of the e-sourcing firm MarketMaker4, will be our guest as we explore ways to minimize and manage geopolitical and corporate risk in supply chain and sourcing through the use of technology.
Sustainable Packaging Goes Mainstream
Frank Cavallaro  
9/23/2014   (15) comments
Consumer demand and corporate commitment have spurred a flood of new innovations in sustainable packaging, taking what was once a novel concept into the mainstream.
Bringing World-Class ITAD to Locations Around the World
Glenn Samala  
9/17/2014   Post a comment
Proper disposition of end-of-life IT resources not only helps the environment. When handled properly, it can also provide real return on investment.
ISO 9001:2008 Certification Earned By CollabraTech Solutions LLC
EBN Newswire  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
CollabraTech Solutions, a fully integrated manufacturing solutions provider, was recently awarded an ISO 9001:2008 management system certificate by SRI Quality System Registrar.
Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand
EBN Newswire  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
Menlo Logistics, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced the opening of a state-of-the-art, multi-client warehouse facility in Ladkrabang, Thailand.
IPC News: RAMI Act Passes US House of Representatives
EBN Newswire  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
The House of Representatives passed the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, viewed as a critical piece of legislation in America's renewed effort to preserve and recapture manufacturing jobs.
ROW Spells Next Big Thing
Rick Merritt  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
Emerging markets are the next big thing for an electronics industry hungry for growth and innovation both in supply and demand.
Slideshow: Where Have All the Tech Women Gone?
Susan Fourtané  
9/16/2014   (31) comments
Unfortunately, in the 21st century, the technology world remains dominated by men. Tech giants from LinkedIn to Intel grade their own paper on gender equality.
A.T. Kearney Offshoring Study Tracks Multinationals’ Innovative Strategies for Location Decisions, Identifies Course Corrections
Latest Research  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
New study examines the trajectory of offshoring cost arbitrage to low-cost developing countries, the rise of new locations, and the fact that there’s ample room for growth.
Is On-Demand Packaging Ready to Take Off?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/16/2014   (5) comments
Only 7% of companies use on-demand packaging, but the search for more cost-efficient solutions in the face of multi-channel distribution should fuel the rapid rise of this new technology.
Thinfilm's Printed Electronics Expand Flextronics' Open Innovation Platform Offering
EBN Newswire  
9/15/2014   Post a comment
Printed electronics technology is established at Flextronics' Silicon Valley innovation labs and engineering centers globally.
RadioShack:The End Is Nigh!
David Blaza  
9/15/2014   (4) comments
Perhaps this is the natural order of business -- Darwinism and RadioShack's impending demise open the door wider for companies like SparkFun and Adafruit to grow.
Investing in European Electronics
Logical Link  
9/15/2014   (1) comment
The European Union is pushing to build a presence in world electronics. It's a start, but more innovation and effort are still needed.
iPhone Tech Evolves & Thrives: Infographic
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/12/2014   (8) comments
A look at the trajectory of the iPhone shows consistent growth and a track record for innovation. Now, let's talk about how the electronics supply chain will shift along with changes in consumer electronics.
Winged Parcel Delivery: Google's Way
Julien Happich  
9/11/2014   (1) comment
While there is still debate about if legislation would ever allow swarms of commercial drones to fly over our heads, Google recently unveiled some details of its own drone-based delivery project, named Project Wing.
Apple Smart Watch Assault Good News for the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
9/11/2014   (1) comment
Consumers are atwitter about the newest product offerings from Apple, but it may be even better news for the electronics supply chain.
Mouser Sponsors Team China in New Formula E Race Series
EBN Newswire  
9/10/2014   Post a comment
Global distributor to sponsor China racing team and Ho-Pin Tung in all-electric racecar
Turning Growing Pains Into Global Gains
Change in the Chain  
9/10/2014   (1) comment
Global initiatives can yield big business benefits, but only if they are done right. Here are a handful of methods for evaluating the potential of new markets.
Get Ultra-Small With Panasonic PAN1326 & PAN1316 Bluetooth Modules Via Mouser Electronics
EBN Newswire  
9/9/2014   Post a comment
Mouser is now shipping the PAN1326 and PAN1316 Host Controlled Interface Bluetooth modules from Panasonic Electronic Components
Mouser Signs Exclusive Global Distribution Agreement With GaN Systems
EBN Newswire  
9/9/2014   Post a comment
Mouser has signed an exclusive global agreement with GaN Systems to distribute its range of Gallium Nitride high power transistors
Trimble Selects Digi-Key to Distribute Its Embedded UHF RFID Modules
EBN Newswire  
9/9/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation to offer ThingMagic Mercury 6e and Mercury 5e Series modules to support the growing demand for embedded RFID
Automation: the 'Do or Die' of Multi-Channel Distribution
Frank Cavallaro  
9/9/2014   (2) comments
Multi-channel distribution has resulted in increased levels of automation, but issues like implementation costs and the challenge of combining new and old technologies will need to be overcome.
Newark element14 Moves Headquarters to Chicago’s West Loop
EBN Newswire  
9/8/2014   Post a comment
Global electronics distribution company relocates from Ravenswood neighborhood to custom-built Riverside office
Employees at Apple Supplier Factory at Risk, Report Says
Jessica Lipsky  
9/8/2014   (11) comments
Serious health, safety, environmental, and human rights violations were found at a Suqian, China, factory that has contracts with Apple, Dell, HP, and others, a report from China Labor Watch and Green America says.
Newark element14 Signs Direct Agreement With Swissbit AG
EBN Newswire  
9/8/2014   Post a comment
Newark element14 has signed a direct agreement with Swissbit AG, a leader in industrial DRAM modules and Flash storage products
TTI Announces Acquisition of HuaTong Electronic Co.
EBN Newswire  
9/8/2014   Post a comment
TTI announced the acquisition of HuaTong Electronic Co., an electronic components distributor headquartered in Dongguan Shilong
Avnet, Inc. Announces Plans for Avnet Technology Solutions Leadership Transition
EBN Newswire  
9/8/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Technology Solutions Global President Phil Gallagher intends to step down from his current role
Tracing the Future of the Smart Device Market
Ken Neusaenger  
9/8/2014   (16) comments
The consumer electronics market is quickly evolving, with new and better devices hitting the hands of consumers. The semiconductor supply chain has to consider how these shifts will likely hit the high-end OEM customer.
Corrugated Packaging Getting Consistently Greener
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/5/2014   (27) comments
Corrugated materials makers are scoring high in terms of reducing its environmental impact.
China Launching Its Own OS, Seriously?
Junko Yoshida  
9/2/2014   (21) comments
Is China really trying to create its own homemade operating system? If so, what does that mean for China, as well as the rest of the world?
Capturing Meaningful Data: The False Hope of BI
Chanan Greenberg  
9/2/2014   Post a comment
Data sources are too varied in the modern electronics component manufacturer's world to count on reliable intelligence from spot checks. Real-time variations need to be considered.
Infineon Buys International Rectifier for $3B
Junko Yoshida  
8/21/2014   (3) comments
Infineon is buying International Rectifier for about $3 billion in cash, which will help the German chip company in its push toward leadership in the power semiconductor market.
Currency in the Future of the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
8/19/2014   (21) comments
Bitcoin and possible future virtual currencies have the potential to make global supply chain transactions easier.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 6
Apek Mulay  
8/13/2014   (2) comments
Semiwiki writers weigh in with their thoughts on the future of the semiconductor industry.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 5
Apek Mulay  
8/6/2014   (5) comments
The level of competition is on the rise, but there's little consensus on the best way to proceed.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 4
Apek Mulay  
7/31/2014   (2) comments
Industry trends invariably affect the semiconductor industry -- but a macroeconomic lens puts things in a new perspective.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 3
Apek Mulay  
7/24/2014   (10) comments
Customer demand, technology changes, and supplier relationships all impact the the semiconductor market.
Getting the Kids Hooked on Supply Chain Management
Logical Link  
7/23/2014   (14) comments
A growing talent shortage in supply chain and logistics jobs means the industry needs to get kids interested in the area much earlier than currently happens.
Live Chat 7/24: Effective Channel Management
Rodney Brown  
7/21/2014   (1) comment
If you aren't getting the most out of your channel partners when it comes to helping sell your products or services, we have experts who can answer your questions about better managing the channel.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 2
Apek Mulay  
7/18/2014   (5) comments
Semiconductor leaders speak to the future of the semiconductor industry, calling for collaboration and innovation.
Laying Down the Law Against Counterfeiters
Bruce Gain  
7/17/2014   (4) comments
The use of new harsher penalties for trafficking in counterfeit technology for military use shows the feds are serious about a crackdown.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 1
Apek Mulay  
7/9/2014   (10) comments
We're looking at what leaders at top semiconductor industry veterans see on the horizon for the industry -- and discussing it with a macro-economic lens.
The Big Job of Social Media in Business
Savvy Tech Marketing  
7/3/2014   (17) comments
You have to be on social media! At least, that's the current battle cry. But it's better to skip it altogether than do it wrong.
Sager Electronics Completes Acquisition of PowerGate LLC
EBN Newswire  
6/30/2014   Post a comment
Sager Electronics announced that it has completed the acquisition of PowerGate LLC, a North American power specialist distributor.
Robotics: EU Launches $3.9B Initiative
Pablo Valerio  
6/30/2014   (6) comments
The European Union believes the worldwide market for robotics will grow from US$30 billion (€22 billion) this year to $83 billion (€60 billion) by 2020. The Commission wants Europe to have a leading role developing new robotic products and technologies.
Build a Trade Secret Bulwark, Block by Block
Craig Moss  
6/30/2014   (1) comment
A new framework for protecting trade secrets offers companies a practical, step-by-step guide, from asset inventory to risk analysis and protection measures.
Making Sense of Supply Chain Sustainability
Wade McDaniel  
6/27/2014   (3) comments
To catch on, supply chain sustainability projects need to demonstrate that they are inherently better business. The "green" benefits, then, are an added bonus.
TTI, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Astrex Electronics
EBN Newswire  
6/27/2014   Post a comment
TTI announced the acquisition of Astrex Electronics, a privately held connector distribution specialist
RGS Debuts Digital Learning System for the 21st Century Classroom
EBN Newswire  
6/27/2014   Post a comment
RGS introduced the 1:1 Learning System -- Chromebook™ with WiFi for the 21st century classroom
Entry Deadline Nears for 'Create the Future' Design Contest
EBN Newswire  
6/27/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics reminds engineers and students worldwide to hurry and send in their entries for the Create the Future Design Contest
IoT: Creativity Unleashed
Jim O'Reilly  
6/27/2014   (14) comments
Innovation in high-tech has been stagnant for years, but IoT will open new horizons. The result should be a boom for components.
9 Secrets of Good Online Video Interviews
Mark Shapiro  
6/27/2014   (22) comments
In the past, meetings happened in meeting rooms, and sometimes on a phone call. Now, there's a new venue of choice: video. Video Skype, Google Hangouts, and others provide a great tool to create video interviews... when used strategically.
Industrialized Nations Pushed to Improve Plastic Recycling as China Stops Being Global Dump
EBN Newswire  
6/26/2014   (1) comment
European goal is zero plastics waste to landfills by 2020. (Discussion at Polyethylene-Polypropylene Chain Global Tech/Business Forum.)
The CPO Role Shift: Are You Ready?
Diptarup Chakraborti  
6/26/2014   (8) comments
It's time for the chief procurement officer to take its place as a strategic function within the organization.
YRC Freight & Holland Join 'Hiring Our Heroes' Program
EBN Newswire  
6/23/2014   Post a comment
US Chamber Foundation program connects veterans to trucking careers
Lista Offers ListaWorks for Electronics Assembly Facilities
EBN Newswire  
6/23/2014   Post a comment
Complimentary service personalizes your workspace for maximum efficiency and profitability
Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Key Assets
Craig Moss  
6/23/2014   (19) comments
Companies need to take measures to prevent the theft of critical trade secrets along global supply chains -- a threat that is growing with the fragmentation of supply chains, digitization of information, and increasingly competitive marketplace.
Colonial Circuits 1st to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC-1071
EBN Newswire  
6/20/2014   Post a comment
IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded its first IPC-1071 Qualified Manufacturers Listing to Colonial Circuits Inc.
Leveraging Logistics to Cut Supply Chain Clutter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2014   (2) comments
By focusing on lostics, organizations can improve sustainability.
INSIGHT Poised to Help Companies Meet Sustainability Goals
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2014   Post a comment
INSIGHT, provider of planning solutions, announces it is specially poised to help companies meet their supply chain sustainability goals
UL Expands Information & Insights (I&I) Division
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2014   Post a comment
I&I expands access to data intelligence platform to optimize sustainable product output from within complex global supply chains
The Future Is Demand Segmentation
Todd Ferguson  
6/18/2014   (1) comment
The value of good customer service has long been known, but in light of the recent global economic downturn, with fast-evolving technology and changing consumer habits, organizations need to become more focused on how to respond to their customers, not just now, but five, 10, and 15 years from now. The answer lies in demand segmentation.
Resilience in Supply Chain Management: Interview With Gene Long Jr., Part 2
Susan Fourtané  
6/17/2014   Post a comment
Learn how to prepare and adapt to avoid and mitigate risk in your supply chain.
Resilience in Supply Chain Management: Interview With Gene Long, Jr., Part 1
Susan Fourtané  
6/16/2014   (6) comments
Gene Long, Jr., vice president of Chainalytics, a supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence firm, shares his expertise in supply chain resilience.
Alibaba's IPO, AmazonSupply & the Supply Chain Connection
Logical Link  
6/16/2014   (37) comments
Any big business moves are likely to affect the connected supply chain. Let's look at how recent happenings at Alibaba and Amazon are likely to shake things up.
Get Press Attention at Trade Shows
Mark Shapiro  
6/13/2014   (2) comments
High-tech organizations should use face-to-face get togethers as an opportunity to build the brand.
Google's $30 Billion for International M&A, Contract Manufacturer
Laurie Sullivan  
6/9/2014   (9) comments
According to the SEC, Google has a stockpile of money. Maybe they should look at going into high-tech manufacturing.
E2open Acquires SERUS Corporation
EBN Newswire  
6/6/2014   Post a comment
E2open, with cloud solutions for collaborative planning across global trading networks, acquires SERUS, leader in supply chain management
Resilience: A Key Factor in Supply Chain Sustainability
Nick Testa  
6/6/2014   (1) comment
Sustainability that takes a broad look at internal and external factors has the potential to ensuring a successful long-term supply chain strategy.
Supply Chain Agility: Nokia's Supply Chain Management Success
Susan Fourtané  
6/4/2014   (12) comments
Adapting and handling supply chain management disruption strategically is a proven recipe for agility and success.
Model N Announces Vertical Sales Management Solution for Semiconductors & Component Manufacturers
EBN Newswire  
6/3/2014   Post a comment
Model N Inc. announced a new sales solution built on the Salesforce1 Platform for the semiconductor and component manufacturing industry.
The Supply Chain Top 25 Is Getting Boring
Kevin O’Marah  
6/2/2014   (2) comments
Thought leader Kevin O'Marah takes Gartner to task over its Top 25 Supply Chain list. It's time to shake things up.
Live Chat 5/29: Big Data & Security in the Supply Chain
EBN Dialogue  
5/29/2014   (89) comments
Join us for an EBN live chat on Thursday, May 29, at 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT) with Manmeet Singh, co-founder and CEO of Dataguise, a provider of big data security intelligence and protection solutions. We will discuss best-practices around data privacy protection in the big data world.
Final DoD Counterfeit Rule: Good but Not Enough
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/29/2014   (8) comments
The final rule of the Department of Defense tackles the problem of detecting and avoiding counterfeit parts in the electronics supply chain. It's a solid start, but there's room for improvement.
Software-Defined Storage Improves IC Time to Market
Mary E. Shacklett  
5/29/2014   Post a comment
Software-defined storage has hit the consciousness of the general public with the advent of IBM's Watson. Now, however, the same technology is being leverage to ensure IC production.
IP Headaches? Learn From Supply Chain Sustainability
Craig Moss  
5/28/2014   (3) comments
Companies can better protect their intellectual property by learning from two decades of work on other global supply chain issues.
Big Shipping Offers Big Opportunties, Big Challenges
Best-Practices  
5/23/2014   (13) comments
We asked Ronald Kleijwegt, Hewlett-Packard's director of logistics for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, for his take on major shipping trends of the past decade.
Avnet Technology Solutions Launches New Business to Address the IT Needs of US Public-Sector Markets
EBN Newswire  
5/20/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Technology Solutions introduced Avnet Government Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary focused on the US public sector.




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Live Chat 10/16: Applying a Macroeconomic Lens to the Supply Chain
EBN blogger Apek Mulay will be our guest as we talk about how macroeconomic reforms have the potential to impact the supply chain.
Live Chat 9/25: Minimizing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
Dave Bowen, CEO of e-sourcing firm MarketMaker4, will be our guest as we explore ways to minimize and manage geo-political and corporate risk in supply chain and sourcing through the use of technology.
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