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Drilling Down on 2015 Supply Chain Trends for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/31/2015   Post a comment
New research from Jabil outlines the realities and challenges of the global electronics supply chain.
Multi-layer security needed for Industrial IoT
Rob Spiegel  
7/30/2015   Post a comment
Industrial networks are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. Their security requires a multi-layered approach.
Macrofab Announces $2 Million In Seed Funding
EBN Newswire  
7/30/2015   Post a comment
Financing Led by Techstars Ventures Will Help Company Expand Cloud-Based Electronics Manufacturing Platform
With Micron a Chinese Takeover Target, is Trade War Brewing?
Mitchell Miller  
7/30/2015   Post a comment
A quasi-state-run Chinese tech firm offers $23 billion for Micron. Hit or miss, the reported deal will add bandwidth to growing tensions between the US and China over semiconductor production.
Flat Panel Display Revenues Forecast to Fall in 2015, IHS Says
Latest Research  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
TFT LCD revenues expected to decline sharply this year, and OLED is the only display technology with an expected revenue increase
Chinese Automotive Semiconductor Revenues to Hit $6.2 Billion in 2015, IHS Says

Latest Research  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
With 16 percent of the market, Freescale was the leading automotive semiconductor supplier in China in 2014
Riverwood Solutions CIO Research Findings: Hardware is Back
Latest Research  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
Majority of CIOs agree Internet of Things is driving a hardware manufacturing resurgence. Most CIOs view product launches funded on Indiegogo and Kickstarter as least likely to succeed.
Li Tong Group Launches Motorola’s Online Take-Back Program in France, Germany & the U.K.
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7/29/2015   Post a comment
The program developed and administered by Li Tong Group (LTG) maximizes value and sustainability of Motorola’s reverse supply chain management (RSCM) operations.
Changing Minds: The First Step to Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap
Frank Cavallaro  
7/28/2015   Post a comment
In order to attract more young people to the manufacturing industry, negative perceptions need to change.
IoT Net Gets New Leader
Rick Merritt  
7/27/2015   Post a comment
The LoRa Alliance will name communications veteran Geoff Mulligan as its new chairman starting August 1.
How Poor Transportation Capacity Hurts the Supply Chain
Logical Link  
7/27/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain executives will have to weather a variety of transportation, logistics, and infrastructure capacity issues that could affect how goods move through the pipeline.
Richardson Electronics & Ohmite Sign Global Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Expands technical support of Ohmite’s leading high-performance resistor technology
Your Supplier Is Not Your Friend
Kelly Barner  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Sometimes outsourcing comes with a healthy dose of pushback. And that pushback from the supplier, warning of supply chain transgressions that could sink your product design, is good for you.
Manufacturing Transformation Creates Bright Outlook
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Manufacturers that hope to grow and drive new innovations to market need to continue to focus on improved agility and integrated supply chain strategies.
5 Technology Tricks to Make Your High-Tech Tradeshow Exhibit Stand Out
Dan Cole  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Especially in the electronics industry, smart use of technology can make your next tradeshow booth stand out in the crowd.
bisco industries Expands E-Commerce Services
EBN Newswire  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Distributor, bisco industries, has recently expanded its online services for buyers.
RFMW & ParkerVision Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
RFMW Ltd. and ParkerVision, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRKR) have announced a worldwide distribution agreement for ParkerVision products and services.
What Wooden Dolls Can Teach Us About Today’s Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/23/2015   Post a comment
Wooden dolls meet the Internet of Things in ways that teach useful lessons about the electronics supply chain.
And the Winner Is... Ace Awards Honor Best in Engineering & Technology
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/22/2015   Post a comment
See the engineers, products, and companies that were celebrated at the 2015 ACE Awards, presented as part of ESC Silicon Valley.
Nokia Wants Another Run At Making Phones
Pablo Valerio  
7/22/2015   Post a comment
Nokia looks to regain relevancy in the mobile device business in its post-Microsoft life.
Big Data & Automobiles: Crowdsourcing the Supply Chain
Mitchell Miller  
7/21/2015   Post a comment
Although crowdsourcing has gotten more attention in the conumer space than anywhere else, this powerful tool has the potential to streamline supply chain and logistics efforts.
Coming Home from China: Answering the Question of Reshoring
Jim O'Reilly  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
With so much past reliance on China, even if the economics favor assembly in the U.S., can the U.S. find the skills and experience needed for success?
Procurement & IT: Vying for Control of Tech Spend
Priyanka Potdukhe  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
At times, IT and procurement work well together, but sometimes they seem to go in completely different directions. It's important for the two to learn to work seamlessly together.
Gesture-Controlled Spiderbots Understand...
Amy Norcross  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
Not-so-itsy-bitsy spiders of the robotic kind helped Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrate improvements in the company’s technology for wearables.
Looking at IoTs Impact on Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
IoT has the potential to help many organizations, but the procurement department has to be on board. Manufacturers have a lot to teach these departments about the potential of the new technology.
IBM Offers Apple MacBooks to its Employees
Puga Sankara  
7/17/2015   (3) comments
How interesting is this? The company that came up with the IBM ThinkPad is encouraging its employees to use Apple MacBook.
PC, Mobile Slump Hits Chips
Rick Merritt  
7/16/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor sales are in a two year slump due to weak demand for PCs and mobile systems and the IoT and China won’t help much, says Gartner.
How Natural Language Processing Can Improve Spend Analytics
Sushil Sharma  
7/16/2015   Post a comment
Natural language processing (NLP) can be used for a lot more than spam filtering. It helps organizatoins understand their spending in real time,
Three Weeks to go in the World’s Most Inclusive Tech Design Challenge set by UNICEF, ARM & frog
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Wearables for Good design challenge attracts over 600 registrations so far #WearablesForGood.
APICS Finalizes Merger with American Society of Transportation and Logistics

EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
New Entity Extends APICS Expertise and Strengthens Supply Chain Content

Richardson Electronics & Ioxus Sign Global Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Builds market awareness of Ioxus’ innovative ultracapacitor products and technology
OEMs Incentivize Consumers with Innovative Trade-In & Take-Back Programs
Linda Li  
7/15/2015   (2) comments
At long last, OEMs are looking at post-consumer trade-in and take-back programs as a strategic imperitve rather than a big chore.
Biometrics: A Rising Pulse in Technology Hardware
Logical Link  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Biometrics applications are moving beyond fingerprint collection and face recognition. Innovative new uses pave the way for revenue growth, and the electronics industry could benefit from the windfall.
IoT Promises Big Steps to a Better World
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Element14 asked consumers what they want out of the Internet of Things push--and their answers were illuminating.
Building a Right-Shoring Strategy: A Holistic Approach to High-Tech Supply Chain
David Roegge  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Off-shoring or near-shoring... In the supply chain, we've often talked about finding the perfect strategy. New UPS survey shows emergence of “right-shoring” strategy--that created a combination of the two.
Painting a Portrait of a Supply Chain Leader
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain leaders think critically about technology use, talent acquisition, and more.
North American PCB Results in May Were Mixed but Book-to-Bill Ratio Remains Positive
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7/13/2015   Post a comment
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for May 2015
LogMeIn Forms Xively Internet of Things Advisory Board
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
LogMeIn has created a new IoT advisory board to help inform, shape and accelerate future IoT innovation for LogMeIn, its IoT customers and the market, at large.
Walmart Taps ThomasNet.com to Support Its U.S. Domestic Manufacturing Initiative
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Exclusive Corporate Edition Developed to Give Suppliers Immediate Access to 500,000 U.S. Manufacturers of Products and Components
Top 10 Cool Little Gadgets that Got a Kickstarter Push
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Everyone loves an electronic gadget, especially one that solves a real problem in daily life. Take a look at what end users supported with their dollars on the Kickstarter crowdsourcing platform.
Hype Aside, Tesla’s Battery Pack Could Help Supply Chains
Bruce Gain  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Tesla's expertise in battery technology is gearing up to provide the industry a helpful alternative for uses other than automobiles.
Apple Watch Transformed Me
R. Colin Johnson  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
The Apple Watch has changed my life for the better, solving all the problems I had with the iPhone (such as missing calls while I tried to find it) as well as solving other problems I didn't even now I had until I got it.
Supply Chain Risk Dominates the Mind of the Buyer
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
Everyone agrees that the risk inherent in business is on the increase. Newly-released research delves into the phenomenon.
5 Logistics Mobile Apps for Small Biz
Jane Miller  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
You don't have to be big to automate pieces of your logistics process. These five apps offer necessary features for any electronics company with logistical woes.
Woman with Naked Ambition, Men with False Modesty
Junko Yoshida  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Why Intel president's resignation to find her inner CEO is a much more genuine "I quit" reason than some tendered by more narcissistic counterparts in tech world.
Climbing the Reverse Logistics Mountain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/9/2015   (2) comments
Reverse logistics is becoming more than a coslty brand enhancement. Smart electronics OEMs are working to make it good for the bottom line.
Small Cloud Providers Serve Supply Chain Management Market
Tam Harbert  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain managers have a wealth of choices when it comes to SCM and procurement software.
Beyond the Maturity Buzz: Journey, Agents of Change & Real Optimization
Ken Fordyce  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Identifying agents of change and understanding real optimization are the two critical factors in improving organizational responsiveness.
Merger-Mania: Has Test and Measurement Gone MAD?
Larry Desjardin  
7/8/2015   Post a comment
Larry Desjardin gives the background behind four recent mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures in the test industry, and predicts there are more to come.
Arrow Electronics Announces Verical.com Redesign
EBN Newswire  
7/8/2015   Post a comment
Additional Updates Planned as Arrow Expands Its E-Commerce Footprint
Sager Electronics Completes Acquisition of Norvell Electronics
EBN Newswire  
7/8/2015   Post a comment
Sager Electronic announced that it has completed the acquisition of Norvell Electronics, Inc., a North American power products distributor.
EBN@C-Level: Talking about Supply Chain with John Kern, Cisco
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/8/2015   (2) comments
In an effort to learn from the leaders, EBN sat down with John Kern, senior vice president, supply chain operations at Cisco to find out what the company is doing that puts its supply chain ahead of the pack.
Counterfeiters Will Become 'Virtual Criminal Underground:' Europol
Mitchell Miller  
7/8/2015   Post a comment
In the near future, counterfeiters may go virtual, posing unprecedented risks to transport and logistics systems.
Intel President, Execs Step Down
Jessica Lipsky  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
Intel President Renée James is among several top executives who announced plans to resign from the chip giant. Three other executives from various divisions will also leave the company.
Flextronics Unveils Flex Pulse – A Software-Based, Real Time, Comprehensive Mobile View Into Supply Chain Events
EBN Newswire  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
Live Data Streams Provide Unprecedented Level of Connected Global Intelligence, Optimizing Supply Chain Efficiency
Basware-Supported Study Reveals State of Accounts Payable, ePayables Adoption
Latest Research  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
Ardent Partners’ Report Shows Focus on Improving Operations, Technology, Collaboration to Achieve AP Excellence
Smart Home Energy Management Device Market to Reach US$4 Billion by 2025
Latest Research  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
According to a recently published IHS report, the global market for demand response-enabled Smart Home Energy Management devices will grow to US$4 billion by 2025.
The New Internet Factory & Electronics’ Leading Role
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
As demand for new products and features increases, OEMs are loking for new ways to meet demand. The new Internet factory is being built to meet that demand.
3 Top Tips for Mitigating Outsourcing Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
A gap has evolved between how much OEMs worry about supply chain risk and how much they do about it. Here are some tips on closing that gap.
Richardson Electronics & StarPower Europe AG Sign Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
Extends StarPower power module product reach to new customers and opportunities worldwide.
Mouser & Imahara Launch New Home/Factory Automation Series to Connect Engineers to the Latest Innovations in Technology
EBN Newswire  
7/6/2015   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and a group of visionaries in the home and factory automation industry.
IPC Promotes Philip Carmichael to IPC President, Asia
EBN Newswire  
7/6/2015   Post a comment
Expanded responsibilities include member support in Japan, Korea and ASEAN member states
Richardson Electronics, Ltd. Announces Power & Microwave Technologies Group
EBN Newswire  
7/6/2015   Post a comment
Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced today the launch of a new business group, Power & Microwave Technologies (“PMT”).
Looking for the Next 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/6/2015   (1) comment
EBN talks to last years winner of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star award about why this type of recognition is important for the electronics industry.
Electronics as Valuable as Horsepower for Auto Innovations
Logical Link  
7/6/2015   Post a comment
Horsepower and technical improvements used to define automakers’ competitiveness. Now, electronic system innovation and app and digital services offerings will drive value creation and keep the automotive supply chain revved up.
Defining Leadership for the Tech Industry
Puga Sankara  
7/3/2015   Post a comment
The technology sector needs more leaders--but first we have to understand what leadership really is.
5 Steps to Prepare for an Ethics Breach
Jimmy Lin  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Any organization is likely to face a breach of ethics, but careful pre-planning can mitigate risk.
Tech Industry Needs to Call for Multicultural Leaders
Puga Sankara  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Today, in the technology space, we seem to be sorely lacking leaders. It's time to start making sure that individual contributors have an understanding of how to move up in the organization.
App Love in Manufacturing
Logical Link  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
Workers in manufacturing are more likely to be allowed to choose and use their apps--a reality that may make them more valuable to the organization.
Design Engineering Contends with New Architectures & Pricing Challenges
Lisa Ann Cairns  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
Design Engineering (DE) challenges rise with new shrinking geometries and shorter chip cycles.
Sometimes All You Need is a Non-Team Player
Frank Cavallaro  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
In order to get the largest pool of qualified applicants, leave “teamwork” out of the job description.
Climate Change in Electronics: Immediate & Practical Preparations & Solutions
Pamela Gordon  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
It's time for the electronics industry to take a good hard look at climate change. It's good citizenship and good business.
GlobalFoundries’ FD-SOI Revolution
Junko Yoshida  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Confirming the imminent announcement of the company’s big FD-SOI plan, GlobalFoundries came to Grenoble to discuss its 22nm FD-SOI process scheduled to be qualified by early 2016.
Optimal+ Selects HP Vertica to Enable Semiconductor Companies to Harness the Power of Big Data
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Real-time, big data analytics empowers companies to increase product yield, productivity and quality.
ECIA Sales Trends Survey Finds Distributors, Manufacturers, & Reps Cautiously Optimistic
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
The latest ECIA Sales Trends survey has the North American market showing growth in calendar quarter Q3 compared to the calendar quarter Q2.
Smartphone Saturation Becomes OEM Conundrum
Jim O'Reilly  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Smartphone sales are down and OEMs should be worried. Creating new features to enhance brand differentiation is getting harder and harder.
Integrated Business Planning in the New Value Chain
Susan Fourtané  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Successful supply chain business planning depends on integration between the financial and operations plans.
Woz Wows with Humanitarianism
R. Colin Johnson  
6/26/2015   Post a comment
Steve Wozniak single-handedly designed the Apple-I and after forming Apple with Steve Jobs also designed the Apple-II personal computer (PC), although Jobs oversaw the design of the case for the Apple-II.
Riverwood Solutions Appoints Pat Meagher to Lead New Product Realization Services Group
EBN Newswire  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
Company unveils new service to navigate businesses through hardware development cycle, dramatically improving performance, quality, cost, and time-to-market for new products.
USB Type-C Could Change the Laptop/Smartphone Supply Chain
Pablo Valerio  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
The new connection standard called USB Type-C could solve the connectivity nightmare most users face when buying a new device. The new standard could disrupt the manufacturing and distributing of USB devices, but that is a good thing.
Identify the Right Procurement Strategy for a Better Bottom Line
Mike McDonald  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
Organizations that have a clear identity are best able to identify and implement a clear and successful procurement strategy.
Manufacturers & Companies Are Struggling with ‘Conflict Minerals’ Reporting
Tracey Schelmetic  
6/24/2015   (4) comments
In attempts to weed out illicit 3TG trade and funding to the warlords and their violent causes, the US does not outright ban conflict mineral use, but it believes the public SEC filings will discourage companies from using DRC-region sources, encourage them to take action on their supply chains, and (over the long term) spawn alternative materials.
3 Must-Haves for Ensuring Supply Chain Continuity
Sean Rollings  
6/24/2015   Post a comment
There are many potential sources of disruption to continuity of supply, but these sources only become inordinate disruptions when companies have not integrated the three must-haves into their supply networks: visibility, intelligent response, and network-wide collaboration.
EICC Strengthens Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
At the Source  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Recent announcements from the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition puts a spot light on human labor rights and bst practices around green house gas emissions.
Direct & Indirect Procurement Are Worlds Apart
Greg Johnsen  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Using the same approach to direct and indirect procurement is likely a path to disaster.
Perfect Parts Aims to Incite Online Component Revolution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/22/2015   Post a comment
Independant distributor Perfect Parts is trying to create a new standard for product information sources with the world's largest online parts catalog in the world.
Building U.S. Ownership of IoT
Jim O'Reilly  
6/22/2015   Post a comment
On-shoring sensors may be the most sensible option to meet the needs of the exploding Internet of Things market.
Avnet Names Rodney C. Adkins to Its Board of Directors
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2015   (1) comment
Avnet, Inc.announced today that Rodney C. Adkins, president of 3RAM Group LLC, has been appointed to the company's board of directors.
Sager Electronics to Acquire Norvell Electronics
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
Sager Electronicsannounced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Norvell Electronics.
UPS Releases Fifth Annual High Tech Survey Results
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
UPS Change in Chain Survey finds: 74% expect high-tech exports to grow at the same or faster pace 45% of survey respondents using new right-shoring strategy 71% said they are already selling products in China 70% have hands-on experience with 3D printing
Escalating Climate Change on the Electronics Industry’s Agenda
Pamela Gordon  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
As much or more than any other industry, the electronics industry needs to start tackling the topic of climate change sooner rather than later.
Luring Gen Z Workers Over the Generation Gap
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs need to start looking at the horizon and making moves to attract Millenial and Generation Z workers to fill a growing gap in the workforce.
Design Engineers Are at the Center of the Industrial Automation Sourcing Process
William Ng  
6/18/2015   Post a comment
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
Logistics Don’t Always Deliver Joy
Ariella Brown  
6/18/2015   Post a comment
Logistics may be the path to real business advantage and brand differentiation for the average electronics OEM and retailer.
Paris Air Show Grounds Drones — Again
Junko Yoshida  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Despite its commitment to displaying machines designed to fly, there are unwelcome flying objects at the Paris Air Show. Drones are grounded.
Coupa Announces Supplier Information Management Early Access Program
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Coupa Announces Supplier Information Management Early Access Program
Kia Selects Microchip’s MOST150 Devices for Telematics Service in Flagship Kia K900 Model’s Infotainment Network
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Luxury Sedan’s Infotainment System Builds on Kia’s Years of Experience With MOST Networking Technology
Ramifications of Moore’s Law Leads to Trillions of Dollars Added to the Global Economy
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
The exponential advances predicted by Moore’s Law have transformed the world we live in. The ongoing innovation, invention and investment in technology and the effects that arise from it are likely to enable continued advances along this same path in the future, according to a new report.
APICS and APICS SCC Announce New Affiliate, Sponsor & APICS One Programs
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Premier supply chain association provides organizations with expanded engagement opportunities.
Li Tong Group (LTG) Launches Microsoft’s First Consumer Trade-In Platform in Hong Kong Market
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Global software giant turns to trusted partner Li Tong Group (LTG) to manage trade-in arrangement and machine disposal platform.




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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.
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