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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   (2) 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
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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.
Revisiting Supply Chain Segmentation
Logical Link  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
As the supply chain changes, best practices change with it. It may be that the love affair with segmentation may be over in the face of increased complexity.
Product Stewardship Evolves as Industry Imperative
Todd Ellis  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Product stewardship needs to address the electronic devices we design and build from cradle to grave. Understanding the goal and the impact of our efforts is a good place to start.
Google’s Sidewalk Labs: Exploring Better City Living
Thomas Claburn  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Sidewalk Labs will help lay the foundation for real-time oversight of civic activities and resources through sensors, software, and ubiquitous connectivity. It will be Google's path to smart city projects.
Impact Your Business with Supply Chain Analytics
Shane Snyder  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain analytics tools are vital for managing both automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology and labor force behind them.
North American Electronics Sales Slowed in Q1 2015 but Outlook is Positive
Latest Research  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
North America sales growth for printed circuit boards (PCBs), electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and semiconductors experienced a gradual softening in the first quarter of 2015 after strengthening in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Orange Selects E2open to Provide End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility & Collaboration
EBN Newswire  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Cloud-Based Supply Chain Platform to Serve Orange’s Global Extended Supplier Network
Embedded Market Study Digs into Concerns, Trends for Electronics Industry
Rich Quinnel  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
While many things remain the same, there are changes afoot in such things as processor size, operating system choices, and developer concerns as embedded development evolves, the Embedded Market Study finds.
Electronics OEMs Invited to End Human Trafficking & Slavery
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Slavery and human trafficking are a clear and present part of today's electronics supply chain. However, it doesn't have to be. Two industry organizations are working together to move toward change.
Top High-Tech Supply Chain Topics in Pictures
Susan Fourtané  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Global electronics supply chain leaders gathered in May in Amsterdam at the annual High-Technology and Electronics Supply Chain Summit to discuss the future of the high-technology supply chain.
Omnichannel Retail Stresses Demand New Tools
Puga Sankara  
6/12/2015   Post a comment
To deliver the omnichannel experience to customers, retailers need to invest in more sophisticated tools.
First Quarter 2015 4K TV Growth Strong As Overall LCD TV Shipments Slow, IHS Says
Latest Research  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
4K TV shipments grow nearly 400 percent as LCD TV demand softens and growth slows to its lowest level in six quarters.
Big Brother at the Wheel
Junko Yoshida  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
'A car is one's second living room today,' says Audi chief. 'That's private. The only person who needs access to the data onboard is the customer.'
New Anaren “Sensor Element Library” Enables Easy Integration of Sensor Drivers & Intelligence into IoT Devices
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6/10/2015   Post a comment
New Anaren “Sensor Element Library” Enables Easy Integration of Sensor Drivers & Intelligence into IoT Devices.
Motorola Solutions Employees Back U.S. Trade Legislation
EBN Newswire  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
More than 1,000 U.S. employees sign letters backing Trade Priorities and Accountability Act.
Intel Capital Launches $125M Fund to Invest in Women & Underrepresented Minority Entrepreneurs
EBN Newswire  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
Intel Capital announced the Intel Capital Diversity Fund – the largest of its kind – to invest $125 million in businesses led by women and underrepresented minorities.
Measurable Progress on Corporate Sustainability
EBN Newswire  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
Motorola Solutions 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights investments in employees and communities; details reduced environmental impact
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Autonomous Driving Revs Up the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
6/9/2015   Post a comment
The auto industry promises new opportunities for the electronic componenet industry--and big changes to the supply chain.
e-Waste's Green Thumb: Grow ROI, Reduce Supply Chain Risk
Lisa Ann Cairns  
6/8/2015   Post a comment
E-waste challenges and volumes mount, but remarketing drives new supply chain business growth.
Business Buyers Take Center Stage in Online Sales
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/5/2015   (3) comments
E-commerce leaders are taking a look at the potentially lucrative market. Should distributors be worried?
IoT Gets Sane Forecast at Event
Rick Merritt  
6/4/2015   (1) comment
At his first ever IoT event, Linley Gwennap will roll out a grounded forecast for the Internet of Things and thoughts on the chip technology behind it.
Respect EU Project Focus on Designing Privacy First
Pablo Valerio  
6/4/2015   Post a comment
Corporations and governments need to incorporate privacy in the design of new products and services. The EU funded (FP7) Respect project studies how to limit the collection and storage of unnecessary data and to find a balance between data protection needs and data protection and privacy.
2015 Mergers, Acquisitions & Change in the Global Electronics Industry
Steve Taranovich  
6/3/2015   (1) comment
Recent big deals that are changing the face of electronics globally include the final blow to what once was the US telecom infrastructure unit of AT&T—Lucent Technologies---Alcatel-Lucent and now Nokia.
Smartwatch Display Shipments to Reach Record 34 Million Units in 2015, IHS says
Latest Research  
6/2/2015   Post a comment
Apple Watch forecast to comprise 86% of AMOLED smartwatch panels.
Supply Chain Makes or Breaks Wearable Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/2/2015   (2) comments
The wearables marketing is growing at an astonishing rate. OEMs who wnat to cash in on the trend, though, need the right supply chain in order to succeed.
ThomasNet & ISM Celebrate the Supply Chain Industry’s Future Leaders
EBN Newswire  
6/2/2015   Post a comment
Building on Success, Organizations Re-launch “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Recognition Program
Avago / Broadcom Merger to Rank Third Largest Semiconductor Supplier, Says IHS
Julien Happich  
6/1/2015   Post a comment
Avago's acquisition of Broadcom moves semiconductor mergers to a new level, according to market research firm IHS.
Changing the Perception of Supply Chain Planning
Logical Link  
6/1/2015   Post a comment
The choice of supply chain planning tools abounds, but for the most part users remain unsatisfied with the results.
Avago-Broadcom Deal: What’s in It for You?
Junko Yoshida  
5/29/2015   Post a comment
Where is the affinity – or any apparent good vibe – connecting Avago to Broadcom?
Volvo Cars Upgrade to Microchip’s MOST150 Devices for Ethernet Packet Transport in All-New Volvo XC90 Model’s Infotainment Network
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
MOST150 Standard Carries Ethernet Packets According to IEEE 802.3 Spec, Providing the Only Proven, Automotive-Ready In-Car Ethernet Physical Layer
IoT Security Groundswell Gathers
Rick Merritt  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
After plenty of talk, a wave of real action aimed at solving the Internet of Things's security problems is on the rise.
Optimal+ Hosts Inaugural User Group Meeting June 3-4 in Newport Beach, California
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
Leading IDM and Fabless Semiconductor Companies to Share Best Practices for Enterprise-Wide Real-Time Big Data Analytics in Semiconductor Manufacturing
IoT to Deliver $1.9 Trillion Boost to Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
We’ve come a long way in the task of connecting people and systems and we'll go much further with IoT in ways that will positively impact the supply chain.
CES Asia: ‘Zero Distance’ to Supply Chains
Junko Yoshida  
5/27/2015   Post a comment
Conspicuously missing from CES Asia are big name consumer electronics brands -- even local companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The show, however, signals the region’s close proximity among product design, manufacturing and supply chains.
IoT & Industry Regulations: New Standard in Global Business
Deborah Grant  
5/27/2015   (2) comments
When emerging technology and compliance issues collide, manuafacturers ahve to work hard to stay ahead of the curve.
Is the Data Steward the New Data Police?
Frank Cavallaro  
5/26/2015   Post a comment
Some business users are under the impression data stewards play dual roles, championing the organization’s data governance program while also using their position to crack down on anyone stepping out of line.
Design Visualization Is Advancing in the Plant
Rob Spiegel  
5/25/2015   Post a comment
Advanced visualization can depict an entire plant in motion, while also detailing an individual workstation. Individual products can be rendered different for each discipline involved — marketing, engineering, or suppliers.
Procurement Proves Critical in Delivering Organizational Strategy
Priyanka Potdukhe  
5/25/2015   Post a comment
Procurement can make strategic differences in the organization if it is properly integrated into the fabric of the leadership.
Mao Zedong & Little Red Internet
Junko Yoshida  
5/22/2015   Post a comment
Linking Internet leaders like Jack Ma with Chairman Mao
Call for Change: Wearables for Good Design Challenge Looks for Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2015   (1) comment
UNICEF and ARM are working together to challenge designers to create wearable products that address key global issues.
Looking at the Who & How of Electronics Component Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2015   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study takes a close look at how design, corporate and supply chain professionals are using online sources, from information aggregators and search engines to social media.
Transparency Combats Human Trafficking & Slavery in the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/20/2015   Post a comment
In an effort to stem the problem of human trafficking and slavery, California lawmakers are forging a new path in legislating transparency in the supply chain of large organizations.
After a Year of Declines, the Power Management Semiconductor Market Surged 7% in 2014
Latest Research  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Industrial and automotive end markets fueled rapid growth.
IBM Surrenders to China’s IT Infrastructure Wishes
At the Source  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs who want to sell products in China are having to rethink their supply chain strategy. IBM has taken lead in the charge in this new direction.
Adopt Enterprise Labeling & Improve Your Bottom Line
Deborah Grant  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
As IT systems proliferate every part of the organization, downtime can translate to huge costs. Enterprise labeling can help mitigate the risk.
IoT World: Separating Smart & Dumb Things
Thomas Claburn  
5/18/2015   (1) comment
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
Supply Chain Pain
EBN Poll  
5/18/2015   (2) comments
Top 10 Ins & Outs of Shipping Lithium Batteries
Alasdair Philip  
5/18/2015   Post a comment
Lithium batteries are safe to ship...if you follow best practices.
10 Business Continuity Tips for the Global Supply Chain Era
Bruce Gain  
5/18/2015   (1) comment
Supply chain disruptions are the nightmare of every OEM, but careful business planning can help mitigate the risk that is always on the rise, especially in a global supply chain.
Exel Encourages Technology Companies to Take an Innovative Approach to Supply Chain or Risk Chasing Competitors
EBN Newswire  
5/14/2015   Post a comment
Exel and DHL Supply Chain released a new white paper that revealed technology companies must take an innovative approach to their product development and apply it to their supply chain management to help prevent loss of market share.
As Smartphone Panel Prices Fall, Panel Makers Focus on Cost Reduction, IHS Says
Latest Research  
5/14/2015   Post a comment
As smartphone panel selling prices continue to fall, display manufacturers are focused on finding ways to reduce production costs, in order to eke out profits.
Gartner Announces Rankings of Its 2015 Supply Chain Top 25
Latest Research  
5/14/2015   Post a comment
Amazon Takes the Top Spot in Top 25 Rankings; Apple and P&G Move into New Masters Category. Winners Revealed at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ
Med-Tech Offers Healthy Opportunities for OEMs
Logical Link  
5/14/2015   Post a comment
Medical technology is not only changing lives from a health perspective. It may be offering renewed longevity for OEMs looking for new opportunities.
Getting Beyond the Buzz: Analytics and S&OP
Ken Fordyce  
5/14/2015   Post a comment
More than just a buzz word, analytics can be a critical part of sales and operations planning--and can be a real boon to the supply chain.
Connected Car Market Worth $46.69 Million by 2020
Latest Research  
5/13/2015   Post a comment
According to a new market research report, the Connected Car Market is expected to reach $46.69 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 10.82% from 2014 to 2020.
Supply Chain Cost Reductions Fail to Fuel Mid-Market Growth
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/13/2015   Post a comment
A focus on increasing the strategic worth of the supply chain, not cost reductions, is the key strategy for mid-market manufacturers hoping to grow.
u-blox Joins M2M Alliance
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Global platform drives innovation in M2M solutions and Internet of Things (IoT).
IHS Partners with ECIA to Deliver Authorized Distributor Inventory, Price & Availability on Datasheets360.com
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
IHS Engineering360 Media Solutions announced that it has partnered with the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) to help authorized distributors provide current price and availability information to their target audience on Datasheets360.com.
Gartner Says Worldwide Supply Chain Management and Procurement Software Market Grew 10.8% in 2014
Latest Research  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Analysts Explore Key Issues in Supply Chain Industry at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2015 May 12-14 in Phoenix
Future Electronics Extends Cypress Franchise to Include Spansion Products
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Future Electronics announces its worldwide distribution agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has been extended to include Spansion products.
3D Printers Are Building on a Strong Foundation as Satisfaction Among Users Soars, IDC Says
Latest Research  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
While 3D printers have gained notoriety in recent years, this segment of the printer market is poised to take a major step forward as adoption rates increase and solutions become more viable.
Huber+Suhner Continues Significant Contributions to Space & Defense, Launching New Connectivity Products at IMS 2015
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Company showcases its Sucoflex and minibend range for high quality connectivity in RF and microwave applications
Integra Electronics Expands Design & Assembly Capabilities of VCC Indicator Solutions for a Quicker Time to Market
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Special Manufacturing Program (SMP) from Integra and VCC optimizes light performance and enhances light delivery.
Commitment to Conflict-Free: Supporting the Spirit & Letter of the Law
Per Loof  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Proactive action will bring conflict minerals legislation to a place where organizations are supporting both the letter and spirit of the laws.
Distributor Quandary: Amazon's Bid for Business Buyers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Retail behomoth Amazon is taking aim at business buyers, and, although most aren't concerned about today, electronics buyers are wondering what the future will bring.
Create a Customer First Supply Chain for True Transformation
Susan Fourtané  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Learn how to embrace change to become a customer-centric value chain following expert advice from Oracle's Matthew Banks.




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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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