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What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 3
Apek Mulay  
7/24/2014   Post a comment
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   (4) 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   (4) comments
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   (7) 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   (5) 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   (16) 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   (19) 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   (1) 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   (7) 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   (2) comments
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   (4) 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   (1) 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   (1) 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   (1) 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   (1) 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   (3) 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   (28) 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.
Drone or Not, Speed Counts
Frank Cavallaro  
5/20/2014   (43) comments
Amazon has raised the bar for speedy deliveries, making the decision to outsource fulfillment to the right provider all the more crucial.
Deal Negotiation: How Chip Makers Can Regain Control of Their Margins
Chanan Greenberg  
5/19/2014   (13) comments
OEMs are always looking for semiconductors that provide more performance and lower prices. Semiconductor makers need to learn better negotiation.
Why Burger King Is a Better Role Model for the Electronics Supply Chain Than Amazon.com
David Paulson  
5/16/2014   (20) comments
Delivery performance is increasingly recognized as a key driver of customer satisfaction. Rather than trying to emulate Amazon's success, it might be better to use Burger King as a model for omnichannel service.
Infographic: Defining the Internet of Things
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/16/2014   (7) comments
Internet of Things is here to stay, so it's time to start trying to find some common definitions.
The Not-So-Secret Way to Get a High-Tech Whitepaper Home Run
Mark Shapiro  
5/16/2014   (6) comments
Whitepapers have the potential to be a win-win-win scenario. Potential customers get a good education, media outlets get something to publish, and the high-tech author gets some good exposure.
Accusations in GM Scandal Trickle Down the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
5/15/2014   (1) comment
GM has been in the cross hairs for not bringing product failures to light. Further down the supply chain, though, partners may be deemed equally at fault.
Mouser Shipping Freescale Freedom Development Platform for Xtrinsic Sensors
EBN Newswire  
5/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the Freescale Freedom Development Platform for Xtrinsic Sensors
Mouser Stocking Analog Devices AD9625 Evaluation Boards
EBN Newswire  
5/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is the first to stock the Analog Devices AD9625 Evaluation boards, the AD9625.2‑0EBZ
Design Accurate Voltage & Current Outputs With Maxim Alameda Reference Design, Only at Mouser
EBN Newswire  
5/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is the first to stock the new MAXREFDES24 Alameda Reference Design from Maxim Integrated
Central Semiconductor Expands Digi-Key's Discrete Semiconductor Offering
EBN Newswire  
5/15/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation has a global distribution agreement with Central Semiconductor, manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors
Mouser Stocking Analog Devices AD9680 ADC Evaluation Boards
EBN Newswire  
5/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is shipping the new Analog Devices AD9680 Evaluation boards, the AD9680-1000EBZ
Former IRL Racer Schmidt to Drive Corvette Modified for Quadriplegics During Indy 500 Festivities
EBN Newswire  
5/15/2014   Post a comment
Former Indy Racing League racer Sam Schmidt is working with a team led by Arrow Electronics to return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Avnet & TI Offer Webinar: Design Quick Start for Your SAR ADC Design
EBN Newswire  
5/15/2014   Post a comment
Engineers will get a detailed look at optimizing input and reference drive circuits for lowest noise and distortion
Guess What? Advanced Supply Chain Capabilities Improve Company Financials
Logical Link  
5/15/2014   (2) comments
Supply chain leaders know that advanced supply chain capabilities directly impact the organization's bottom line.
Busting Common Channel Incentive Management Myths, Part 1
Revving Revenue  
5/13/2014   (2) comments
High-tech organizations haven't evolved their revenue management strategies to keep up with the times. They have their reasons… but most of them don't really make sense.
Intel’s Foundry Goal: Next-Gen Systems?
Tam Harbert  
5/13/2014   (10) comments
Intel's foundry profile is on the rise, but the question remains about where the chip maker really intends to go.
WEEE Creating a Recycling Boon
Logical Link  
5/12/2014   (2) comments
A newly minted recycling program has the potential to create new sourcing opportunities.
The Talent Pinch
Logical Link  
5/9/2014   (5) comments
We've got a missing link in the supply chain -- the availability of skilled and trained workers. If we don't close the gap, the cost will be sobering.
Infographic: Where's the E-Waste Going?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/9/2014   (25) comments
The e-waste problem is huge... and growing. It's time for the electronics industry to take stock and decide upon a path forward.
How to Create an Effective Online Pressroom
Mark Shapiro  
5/9/2014   (4) comments
Want to get the word out about your electronics products? Make sure it's easy for the press to work with your organization.
ThomasNet.com & ISM to Recognize Millennials in Supply Chain Industry
EBN Newswire  
5/6/2014   Post a comment
ThomasNet.com and the Institute for Supply Management’s “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” program honors up-and-coming professionals
Onshoring Because IP Matters
Frank Cavallaro  
5/6/2014   (3) comments
Here's why intellectual property has helped fuel onshoring.
Mouser Announces New Low Power Technology Site
EBN Newswire  
5/5/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics has announced the introduction of a new Low Power Technology Site.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Expands the MicroZed System-on-Module Portfolio With Industrial MicroZed, MicroZed Cost-Optimized SOM & MicroZed Single Board Computer
EBN Newswire  
5/5/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing released the Industrial MicroZe System-on-Module (SOM), the MicroZed Cost-Optimized (CO) SOM, and the MicroZed Single Board Computer (SBC).
Sager Continues Expansion of FAE Program
EBN Newswire  
5/5/2014   Post a comment
Sager Electronics announced the further expansion of its Field Application Engineering (FAE) program with the addition of Bob Kochem.
Touch the SleepWalking Atmel SAM-D20 MCU From Mouser With Single Cycle Multiply
EBN Newswire  
5/5/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is shipping the new SAM-D20 series of 32‑bit low power microcontrollers from Atmel Corporation.
Avnet Technology Solutions Expands Its Cloud Service Portfolio in the US & Canada With SoftLayer
EBN Newswire  
5/5/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Technology Solutions announced that it expanded its nearly 30-year distribution relationship with IBM to include cloud services from SoftLayer.
Hirose HR41 Outdoor Waterproof Connectors From Mouser Will Withstand Harsh Weather
EBN Newswire  
5/5/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is stocking and shipping the HR41 Series Waterproof Connectors from Hirose Electric.
The Growing Case for Corporate Sustainability Management
Art Figueroa  
5/5/2014   (6) comments
Good sustainability is good business. Most business people would agree that successful CSM occurs when the goals of reduced costs and reduced carbon footprints are achieved simultaneously.
Supply Chain: To Thine Own Self Be True
Lynn Torrel  
5/1/2014   (1) comment
Ethics has always been the goal in this industry. Today's supply chain professionals are challenged with knowing where to draw the lines.
The Customer-Centric Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
4/29/2014   (9) comments
Implementing the right business strategies is paramount in the customer-centric supply chain.
Onshoring: The Role of Transparency
Frank Cavallaro  
4/29/2014   (8) comments
The complexity of having the supply chain stretch across multiple borders has fueled calls for improved transparency and, in effect, onshoring. Consumers are no longer letting companies play ignorant about abuses in foreign factories.
Building a Business Case for Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/28/2014   (2) comments
Greg Frazier, senior vice president of business development and innovation at Avnet Inc., shares his thoughts on innovation and the supply chain.
Old Supply Chain Dogs Find New Tactics From Marketing
Laurie Sullivan  
4/25/2014   (8) comments
Workhorses like Adobe, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce, and others with roots in software to support procurement and supply chain manufacturing continue to acquire technology for online marketing.
Build a Grandma-Friendly Pitch for Your Electronics Product Launch
Mark Shapiro  
4/25/2014   (7) comments
You have done your research. Your web site is ready to launch. You product is rock steady and works. But are YOU ready to tell the world?
Essential Requirements for Today's Global SCM: On-Demand Software
Susan Fourtané  
4/24/2014   (2) comments
On-demand systems offer benefits in terms of capabilities and functionalities.
Exploring the Procurement Tech Adoption Curve
Richard Waugh  
4/24/2014   Post a comment
Leading procurement organizations are capturing their edge through smart technology adoption.
Public Companies Fail in Dodd-Frank Compliance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/23/2014   (7) comments
By the end of May, publicly traded companies will be required to report the use of certain minerals in their products. Compliance, though, is proving anything but easy.
ISO 14001 Certification Underscores Digi-Key's Green Initiatives
EBN Newswire  
4/22/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corp. has put into place a series of green initiatives, including ISO 14001:2004 certification.
4 Steps to Successful Sales & Operations Planning
Michael Schmitt  
4/22/2014   (7) comments
Achieving collaborative sales and operations planning takes effort, but the rewards are huge.
Headed Home: The Role of Proximity in On Shoring
Frank Cavallaro  
4/22/2014   (8) comments
Proximity has played a large role in bringing manufacturing back to the United States. Let's think about why that might be.
Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained Eval Kit Available From Mouser Explains Linux
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2014   Post a comment
Mouser is stocking the Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained Evaluation Kit, a low cost prototyping board for the Atmel SAMA5D3 family of processors
Avnet Marketing Americas Releases Monthly Market & Technology Trends Report
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2014   Post a comment
Design with caution is the advice for mobile device makers as DRAM prices climb and lead times range from six weeks to allocation
ACKme Networks Wi-Fi Products Now Available From Mouser
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics has entered into a global distribution agreement with ACKme to distribute its line of compact, low power Wi-Fi modules
Arrow Secures Certifications for Brazil Electronics Asset Disposition Facility
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2014   Post a comment
This represents the first R2-certified site in South America. It is also is certified for RIOS, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 9001 and 14001
Tech Startup PR Guide: Target the Right Pubs
Mark Shapiro  
4/18/2014   (3) comments
When a new high-tech product comes to market, smart electronics OEMs leverage solid PR practices to get the attention of potential customers.
'Social TV' Talks Back to Smart TV
Jonah McLeod  
4/17/2014   (1) comment
Smart TV is a product in search of a market, rather than the other way around. Left with no direction, the market is beginning to define the television and its usage model.
Get the Most Out of Your Current ERP Solution
Susan Fourtané  
4/17/2014   (4) comments
Enhanced the productivity and efficiency of your organization by optimizing your ERP software solution.
Supply Chain Analytics: Myth or Reality?
Marc Herman  
4/17/2014   (8) comments
Talk about analytics has many people nearing saturation. However, the electronics supply chain appears to be a potential beneficiary of this technology trend.
Google Contact Lens Patent Points to More Wearables
Kevin Fogarty  
4/16/2014   (5) comments
In a filing from the US Patent Office, Google is looking to create smart contact lenses that include gesture technology and blink interfaces for wearable personal networks. The device could have medical uses.
Hardware Companies Win VC Appeal, Too
Logical Link  
4/16/2014   (1) comment
Electronics hardware OEMs are getting their share of attention from venture capital firms. The supply chain will have to keep an eye on this trend to stay ready.
Arizona College Students to Compete in 9th Annual Avnet Tech Games
EBN Newswire  
4/15/2014   Post a comment
Challenges mirror real-world scenarios to foster crucial skills for success
Feel the Pressure With Freescale MPX2053 Air Pressure Sensors at Mouser
EBN Newswire  
4/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is now shipping the new MPX2053 Series Air Pressure Sensors from Freescale Semiconductor
Digi-Key Debuts Innovative Mobile App for Freescale
EBN Newswire  
4/15/2014   Post a comment
Freescale customers can now access valuable product news and resources, as well as easily place orders for Freescale product, all in one easy-to-use mobile app
Absorb Radiation With Molex HOZOX EMI Absorption Sheet & Tape From Mouser
EBN Newswire  
4/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the HOZOX™ EMI absorption sheets and tape manufactured by Molex
GM's Crisis: Don’t Blame the Engineers
Kevin O’Marah  
4/15/2014   (15) comments
Mary Barra's ride as CEO of General Motors has been hair-raising. Now, suddenly, she is the face of corporate villainy.
The Dollars & Sense of Onshoring
Frank Cavallaro  
4/15/2014   (14) comments
For some organizations, onshoring can make real financial sense. Here's why.
Curing Supply Chain Tunnel Vision
Wade McDaniel  
4/14/2014   (1) comment
Supply chain professionals need to look beyond their own industry to spot important issues that will affect the electronics supply chain.




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