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Protecting Trade Secrets with Third Parties
Pamela Passman  
9/3/2015   Post a comment
To meet the ‘reasonable steps’ requirement when gaining legal redress against trade secret theft, it’s processes not just policies that prevail.
Image Tracking Across the Entire Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/3/2015   Post a comment
Image tracking has been a capability that has been included in just about every supply chain solution RFP. Yet, no vendor has delivered yet. Thankfully, that's is changing.
9 Secrets to Being the Good Cop of Vendor Relationships
Brad Knight  
9/1/2015   Post a comment
I was brought up to respect my elders and be polite and I have tried to maintain a courteous approach throughout my life. Sometimes, though, when I observe the relationship between purchasers and their outsourced vendors, I wonder how we can move courtesy from a perceived luxury to a must have relationship tool.
ERA Names New CEO
EBN Newswire  
8/27/2015   Post a comment
The Electronics Representatives Association has announced that Walter E. Tobin has been named as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President.
Raspberry Pi Eco-System Goes Interstellar with the New Raspberry Pi Sense HAT from Newark element14
EBN Newswire  
8/27/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 has today globally launched the latest addition to the expanding ecosystem of Raspberry Pi accessories, the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT, as featured in the ‘Astro Pi’ space mission.
Putting the Runaway Train on Rails: Workflow Automation Increases Supply Chain Agility & Efficiency
David Riffel  
8/26/2015   Post a comment
Automation has the potential to help a supply chain work like a well-orchestrated railway yard.
Corporate Responsibility in a Global Supply Chain World
Tarun Amla  
8/24/2015   Post a comment
For manufacturing to grow, the electronics global supply chain must remain reliable and robust while taking into account critical product performance issues such as safety, reliability, and product integrity.
3 Overlooked Locales for a Distribution Center
Tam Harbert  
8/20/2015   Post a comment
Location, location, location... Picking the right place to put an electronics distribution warehouse can be a chore. A recent study, though, identifies some little known but promising locales.
Getting the Right 3PL/4PL Strategy to Deliver Like Amazon
Puga Sankara  
8/20/2015   Post a comment
Third party logistics (3PL or 4PL) companies need to plan for a state of the art supply chain Infrastructure to dominate the market.
Visual Search Next Opportunity for Electronics Components Industry
Laurie Sullivan  
8/19/2015   (1) comment
Although still in infancy, visual search technology promises to be a compelling tool for electronics manufacturers, distributors, and customers alike.
Richardson Electronics & Cornell Dubilier Sign Global
Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
8/18/2015   (1) comment
Leverages global technical sales team to help advance capacitor technology for new applications
The Distribution Channel: Times Are A-Changing
Bruce Gain  
8/18/2015   Post a comment
A variety of factors are changing what customers want from distribution partners. A new study from UPS outlines the four biggest shifts.
4 Ways to Secure the Internet of Things
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/14/2015   Post a comment
With convenience and ease of access to data, IoT brings with it considerable security risks. By adopting good habits, users can reduce those hazards.
Putting Hardware Hacking on the OEM Radar
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/12/2015   Post a comment
As electronic content crops up in products of all kinds, hardware hacking will become more common than ever before. OEMs need to start looking at new ways to identify counterfeit components.
Reclaim Time & Productivity with a Warehouse Management System
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/7/2015   Post a comment
With globalization and a quickly changing business environment, a warehouse management system is now a necessity rather than a nice to have.
Wearable Impact & Health Monitor Wins element14’s Sudden Impact Challenge

EBN Newswire  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
“Sudden Impact” asked 12 engineers to develop wearable solutions aimed at preventing sports injuries.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Releases New Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit II
EBN Newswire  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
Platform enhances flexibility and performance of earlier Intelligent Drives Kit.
Richardson Electronics & FTCAP Sign Global
Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
Expands accessibility and support of high reliability electrolytic and film capacitors
15 Engineers to Build Indoor Vertical Farms in element14’s new Vertical Farming Design Challenge

EBN Newswire  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
Participants will create IoT-enabled gardens and harvest crops with support from vertical farming facilities.
Why Whole Chain Visibility is Important for Keeping Score
Kerwin Everson  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
Whole chain visibility lets distribution centers pull ahead of the pack in terms of team work.
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
America II Adds Eight New Franchise Lines
EBN Newswire  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Global Distributor Announces New Franchise Distribution Agreements
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.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Names Kevin Yapp Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   (1) comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM) announced that it has named Kevin Yapp as senior vice president of digital transformation, effective immediately.


Complex Hazmat Transport Regs Would Even Challenge Einstein, Shipping Execs Say in Survey
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Hazardous materials rules are just plain confusing, execs say in a recent survey.
Leveling Your Supply Chain or Leveling Your Competition
Christmas in July
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Here at Tompkins International, we like the idea of Christmas in July. July is a slow sales month (after the summer season but before the Back-To-School season) and often retail supply chains are slow.
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
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.
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.
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”).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Experts to Address IoT and Embedded Linux Development Opportunities at Freescale Technology Forum
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing announced that four Avnet technical experts will be among the featured presenters at the Freescale Technology Forum
Newark element14 Introduces B&K Precision High-Performance Benchtop DC Electronic Loads
EBN Newswire  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 has introduced the B&K Precision’s 8600 Series programmable DC electronic loads which deliver the performance of modular system in a compact benchtop form factor.
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.
Top 5 Supply Chain Headaches Created by Retail
Puga Sankara  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
To paraphrase physician and businessman Nelson Jackson, you cannot do today’s job with yesterday’s tools, methods, and processes and expect to be in business tomorrow.
New Anaren “Sensor Element Library” Enables Easy Integration of Sensor Drivers & Intelligence into IoT Devices
EBN Newswire  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
New Anaren “Sensor Element Library” Enables Easy Integration of Sensor Drivers & Intelligence into IoT Devices.
Business Buyers Take Center Stage in Online Sales
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/5/2015   (4) comments
E-commerce leaders are taking a look at the potentially lucrative market. Should distributors be worried?
In Case of Emergency: Put Labeling on the Disaster Recovery List
Deborah Grant  
6/3/2015   Post a comment
When disaster strikes, getting products labeled accurately is a critical part of keeping products moving through the supply chain.
element14 Community kicks off new design competition – The Vertical Farming Challenge 

EBN Newswire  
6/2/2015   Post a comment
15 individuals will use technology to create IoT-enabled indoor farms.
Newark element14 Introduces Isolated DC/DC Converter Series from Murata
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 today introduces Murata’s new NXE1 series of cost-effective 1W Isolated DC/DC Converters.
New England Meeting To Focus on Electronic Components Industry Topics: Registration Closes June 18th
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
The Electronic Component Industry Association (ECIA) and Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) announce the New England Regional Series.
Newark element14 Becomes Official Distributor of MATLAB and Simulink for Students
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 announced that it is now an official distributor of MATLAB® and Simulink® Student Suite, a professional grade suite of tools allowing students to model, simulate and analyze projects in software and then program hardware using the same tools commercial engineers and scientists use every day.
LOGI Boards Now Available from Newark element14 Provide FPGA Functionality
EBN Newswire  
5/26/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 is launching the LOGI Boards, an easy-to-use ecosystem of hardware and software that brings FPGA functionality to both the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone boards.
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.
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.
2015 Top 25 Global Franchised Distributors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/21/2015   Post a comment
There are plenty of familiar names on the guest list for EBN's list of the top 25 global franchised distributors for 2015. Who do you think will be invited to the party next year?
Broadline Distributors Shine in 2015 UBM Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/21/2015   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study, an annual ranking based on perceptions by supply chain, corporate, and design executives, provides a close look at how customers rate the performance of major electronics distributors.
element14 Unveils the 16 |Finalists in its Global Crowdsourcing Initiative to Find the Dream Development Kit
EBN Newswire  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Data from 2,400 designs reveals the connectivity options, sensors and features engineers want from development kits
MultiTech Unites with Future, ARM and Aeris to Host the “IoT – Prototype to Production Workshop”
EBN Newswire  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Industry Executives and Engineers Unite to Share Information on Development in the IoT space at Hacker DoJo
Supply Chain Pain
EBN Poll  
5/18/2015   (2) comments
WPG Americas Inc. Announces New Distributor Agreement with Powerbox
EBN Newswire  
5/13/2015   Post a comment
WPG Americas Inc. (WPGa) announced today a new partnership with Powerbox, one of Europe's largest power supply companies.
Arrow Electronics Completes Acquisition of ATM Electronic Corp.
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics announced today the successful completion of the acquisition of ATM Electronic Corp.,
Ambiq Micro Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Ambiq Microhas signed a global distribution agreement with electronics distributor, Future Electronics.
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.
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.
Dot Hill Signs Deal With Arrow to Broaden Reach of Storage Solutions in Europe, Middle East, & Africa
EBN Newswire  
5/6/2015   Post a comment
Agreement Allows Dot Hill to Achieve Greater Penetration Into Vertical OEM and System Integrator Markets Throughout EMEA
Heilind Acquires German Distributor MPS Group
EBN Newswire  
4/30/2015   Post a comment
Heilind Electronics has acquired MPS Group, a leading distributor of electronic components and manufacturer of cable assemblies for the European Mil-Aero Marketplace.
Enterprise Labeling Speeds Time-to-Market
Deborah Grant  
4/28/2015   Post a comment
Too often, multiple warehouse, manufacturing and enterprise systems create a complicated and ineffectual labelling system. A unified labeling strategy, then brings clear benefits.
Delivery Drone Or Death Machine?
Thomas Claburn  
4/27/2015   Post a comment
Drones can help or harm. Figuring out how to respond to them isn't going to be easy.
4 Places that Drones May Invade the Supply Chain
Tam Harbert  
4/27/2015   Post a comment
Drones are already being used commercially and some not-quite-so-obvious applications for the supply chain are emerging for this hot technology.
Google Glass Could Change the World, But Especially Distribution Centers
Puga Sankara  
4/27/2015   (4) comments
Distribution centers are a perfect place for wearables such as Google Glass, especially with even more emphasis on manufacturing coming back to the U.S.
Mobility & the Modern Distribution Manager
EBN Newswire  
4/24/2015   Post a comment
Manhattan Associates to share insights from its recent warehouse mobility study during Momentum 2015.
Mouser & Imahara Launch New Space Series to Create a Lunar Legacy and Ultimate Space Face-Off: Mars vs Moon
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
As part of the Empowering Innovation Together program, Mouser Electronics is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and a variety of experts on an exciting new Space Exploration Series and Space Challenge that puts engineers in space.
Mouser Electronics to Sponsor Hall of Fame at FIRST Championship Competition
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
Global distributor Mouser Electronics is sponsoring the 2015 FIRST Championships this week April 22-25 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO. The robotics competition provides high school students with “real-world engineering” experience.
GigaDevice Semiconductor Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
4/20/2015   Post a comment
World Micro and GigaDevice Semiconductor, Inc. sign distribution agreement, to bring SPI Flash memory and 32-bit MCU products.
Simplifying Shipping Safety for Lithium Batteries
Bob Richard  
4/17/2015   Post a comment
Done right, shipping lithium batteries is safe. They key to success comes in partnering with trusted suppliers and maintaining best practices.
Avnet Announces Winners of 10th Annual Avnet Tech Games
EBN Newswire  
4/14/2015   Post a comment
STEM-based competition awards $31,000 in scholarships to college students.
America II Signs Six New Franchise Distribution Agreements
EBN Newswire  
4/13/2015   Post a comment
Global distributor finishes Q1 with strong growth in franchise lines.
Channel Consolidation & Conflict: Back to the Future!
Walter Tobin  
4/13/2015   (2) comments
As much as everything changes, everything still stays the same. The fear and conflict that was once part of ordinary business in the distribution channel has begun to emerge as commonplace in the manufacturing rep community toady.
Minco Partners with Digi-Key to Offer Bare Die Semiconductor Products
EBN Newswire  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
Digi-Key and Minco Technology Labs, LLC, nnounced that they have teamed up to offer semiconductor bare die products to its global customer base.
EBV Elektronik Expands Distribution Agreement with Cypress Semiconductor
EBN Newswire  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
EBV Elektroniannounced the extension of the franchise with Cypress Semiconductor,
The Vertical Advantage: CRM & the Electronics Industry
Chanan Greenberg  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor and component makers can capture growth through smart use of CRM.
Violin Memory & Arrow Electronics Sign North America Distribution Deal
EBN Newswire  
4/7/2015   Post a comment
Violin Memory announced a North American distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics.
RFMW Announces Director of Operations – Sales & Product Management
EBN Newswire  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
RFMW, Ltd. announced that Josh Levine has been promoted to the position of Director of Operations - Sales and Product Management.
Taking Distribution Operations Communication Beyond Email
Puga Sankara  
3/27/2015   Post a comment
Your distribution center operations team is doing critical work. Email has the potential the slow down, or even bring to a grinding halt, critical tasks.
Solving the Complexity of Demand Management
Ken Fordyce  
3/26/2015   Post a comment
Demand planning can be a difficult and complex undertaking, but it's also critical to the success of the modern supply chain.
PCB Buyers: You Don’t Have to Put Up with Little Plastic Bags
Michael Allen  
3/23/2015   (3) comments
Buying PCB assemblies in custom-formed ESD trays protects your boards, reduces waste, and saves you time and money.
Battelle Introduces Breakthrough Anti-Counterfeiting Detection for Integrated Circuits
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Barricade provides fast, accurate validation of chips without destructive testing; detects counterfeit and cloned components.
RGS Introduces RGS Education Chromebook Digital Learning Device Purpose Built for the Classroom
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
RGS introduced the RGS Education Chromebook, a new digital learning device purpose built for education, making classroom technology enablement faster and more affordable for districts looking to optimize digital learning deployments.
Arrow and Splunk Announce Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics and Splunk Inc. today announced a distribution agreement for the United States and Canada.
Arrow’s Cathy Morris Again Named to Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Cathy Morris, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Arrow Electronics was named to the National Diversity Council’s 2015 “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” list.
Avnet Broadens Reach of X-fest Technical Training with New On-Demand Videos
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing is making technical workshops available to an even broader audience with the launch of the 2014 X-fest On Demand website.
America II Strengthens Partnership with Alliance Memory to Extend SDRAM Life Cycle
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
America II Electronics announced new product offerings by way of its global franchise agreement with Alliance Memory.
Top Technology Deserves a Flawless Launch
Isaac Mathew  
3/16/2015   Post a comment
The speed of business for the high tech electronics sector is always increasing. A perfect product launch, which requires careful logistics planning, could help one product win out over another.
Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeiting: Continuous Certifications & Accreditations
Kirk Wehby  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
One of the best ways to determine whether distributor partners are doing enough to avoid counterfeit components is ensuring that partners adhere to best practices and achieve critical certifications.
Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeiting: Identifying a Proactive Vendor
Kirk Wehby  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
To strip potential counterfeit components from your supply chain, you want to partner with companies who understand that being proactive when it comes to quality and anti-counterfeiting is the key element to success.
Drones in Distribution: Counting Inventory
Puga Sankara  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
Is your distribution center ready to take advantage of drones? The days that drones will be used to count inventory may not be very far off.
Drones in Distribution Centers: Has the Time Arrived?
Puga Sankara  
3/10/2015   Post a comment
Is your distribution center ready to take advantage of drones? The days that drones will be used to move boxes from one end to another may not be far off.
Risk Awareness
EBN Poll  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
America II Signs Distribution Agreement with ITSWELL
EBN Newswire  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
Distributor adds new franchise line of LED components.
FAA on Drones: Fly But Not That High
Junko Yoshida  
2/20/2015   Post a comment
Under the FAA’s proposed rules, gone are such antiquated rules as [drone] operators must be “licensed pilots.” Intact are “see and avoid” principles; must fly within line of sight of the operator.




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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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