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5 Ways IPS Can Impact Warehouse Operations
Christian Lundquist  
2/1/2016   (1) comment
Companies that focus on logistics and warehouse management perpetually search for better ways of increasing productivity, cutting costs, and improving safety for both workers and goods.
America II Adds Nine Franchise Lines
EBN Newswire  
1/26/2016   Post a comment
Global Distributor Continues to Grow its Supply Chain
Arduino 101 from Intel Now at Mouser
EBN Newswire  
1/26/2016   Post a comment
New Development Board Ideal for Makers and Educators
Andrew S. Bryant to Retire from Arrow Electronics
EBN Newswire  
1/26/2016   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics announced that Andrew S. Bryant is retiring from his position as chief operating officer of the company’s global components and global enterprise computing solutions businesses.
Newark element14 Launches Cloud Enabled Secure IoT Solution Kit Based on NXPs LPC43S67
EBN Newswire  
1/26/2016   Post a comment
Today Newark element14 launched a Cloud enabled secure IoT solution kit based on NXPs LPC43S67.
EBN@C-Level: Looking at Electronics Distribution Trends with Avnet's Gerry Fay
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/14/2016   Post a comment
EBN sat down with Gerry Fay, senior vice president, Avnet and president, Avnet Electronics Marketing, Global, to talk about the embeeded systems and IoT trends and about what the company sees in the year ahead.
Rutronik becomes Global Distributor for Sensirion
EBN Newswire  
1/12/2016   Post a comment
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH will be serving as a global distributor for Sensirion.
element14 Announces Trio of Strategic Appointments
EBN Newswire  
1/12/2016   Post a comment
element14 announces three senior level appointments to strengthen its management team, following a global reorganization and strategic operational review.
Avnet Fast Tracks Embedded Display Development with New 10-inch Touch Display Kit
EBN Newswire  
1/12/2016   Post a comment
Avnet today released a 10-inch Touch Display Kit offering engineers all the elements needed to develop rich and interactive GUI applications with touchscreen capability using Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC evaluation and development boards.
Capacitor Maker’s Solution to Eliminate a Conflict Mineral from Its Supply Chain
Tracey Schelmetic  
1/8/2016   Post a comment
Few companies have a bigger stake in sourcing conflict-free tantalum than electronic component maker KEMET, so it went to establish an entirely closed-loop supply chain with trusted partners.
EBN's Top 5 Distribution Stories for 2015
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/6/2016   (1) comment
Distributors play a critical part of the electronics supply chain—and this year EBN kept close tabs on this important group of companies.
EBN's Top 10 Supply Chain Stories for 2015
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/5/2016   (1) comment
Last year, best practices around procurement, logistics, sustainability, compliance, and more are hot topics of conversation industry wide. Will 2016 be any different?
8 Predictions for 2016
Rick Merritt  
1/4/2016   (1) comment
It’s been a long, busy year and my crystal ball is flashing me warnings that its battery is almost spent, so take these few blurry visions for what they’re worth.
Calculating the ROI of Your WMS
Eric Allais  
1/4/2016   (1) comment
Getting a positive ROI from a new WMS installation takes less time than distributors usually assume and the new system will continue to produce new improvements long after implementation.
Get Ready for the Holiday Returns Season
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/31/2015   (1) comment
Holiday returns can take a retail e-commerce sales season from merry to bleak. Here's a look at the reality of the trend.
What’s Next for the Supply Chain in 2016
Sven Boddington  
12/29/2015   (2) comments
As we get ready to turn the calendar page to a new year, it's a perfect time to look at what trends and topics will take top billing for the electronics industry in 2016.
Leaders Explore the Trade-Offs in Successful European Supply Chain Networks
Erik Diks  
12/22/2015   (1) comment
Supply chain and distribution costs vary significantly by product type and industry, a Chainalytics' study found. .
Automotive Enterprise Labeling: What to Look For
Harold Desjarlais  
12/17/2015   Post a comment
Enterprise labeling offers automotive manufacturers a variety of benefits. Choosing the correct solution, though, is a critical part to reaping potential rewards.
Automotive Labeling: 7 Ways To Drive Supply Chain Efficiency
Harold Desjarlais  
12/10/2015   Post a comment
With the right enterprise labeling solution, automotive industry suppliers benefit in a variety of ways.
Standing Tall Beside Amazon in Electronic Component Distribution
Kelly Barner  
12/9/2015   (1) comment
Not everyone sees it as inevitable that the e-commerce and distribution giant will dominate electronic component distribution.
Ready for the Holidays? Tips for Supply Chain Success
Donna Fritz  
12/1/2015   (1) comment
Preparing supply chain operations for the holiday can seem daunting, but the sooner companies implement some proven best practices, the more strategic value they can add the organization -- and avoid a potentially costly meltdown during the most wonderful time of the year.
Operations or IT: Don't Pick a Side
Puga Sankara  
11/25/2015   Post a comment
When operations and IT partner together seamlessly, it can translate into huge supply chain efficiency and savings for an organization.
Imagining the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
11/23/2015   Post a comment
New technologies, advanced analytics, robotics, and visualization help pivot companies towards digital supply chain processes.
Tried & True: 5 Benefits of an Effective ERP System
Aaron Continelli  
11/17/2015   Post a comment
ERP solutions are a one-stop shop for the savvy business owner, offering crucial insights into every aspect of a business’s operation. Here's a list of the top benefits.
EBN@C-Level: Arrow Electronics' Tim Kolbus Talks About Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/5/2015   Post a comment
Tim Kolbus, vice president of Global Logistics Services at Arrow Electronics gives us his thoughts on supply chain strategy—and to hear about how Arrow is tackling this important topic, from hiring the right people to choosing the right technologies.
Foster a Culture of Innovation in the Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
11/5/2015   Post a comment
Focusing on innovation gets more important as our lives become more technology dependent each day. The organizations and people that adapt to innovation and that are technology savvy will be the winners of the future.
New European Medical Device & IVD Regulations Impact Supply Chain
Paula McCarthy  
11/3/2015   Post a comment
Newly revised legislation around medical devices hopes to address technological and scientific progress while maintaining fair and free trade of devices. In this latest round, the proposed regulations, for the first time, defines ‘importer’ and a ‘distributor,’ and outlines new responsibilities for each.
IDT & Richardson Electronics Team for Global Distribution of RF Products
EBN Newswire  
11/3/2015   Post a comment
Richardson Electronics will cover North America, Europe and Asia as distributor for IDT’s fast-growing RF portfolio.
Machine Learning Sets the Pace of Distribution
Julien Happich  
10/27/2015   Post a comment
Last July, Dave Doherty took the helm of global component distributor Digi-Key Electronics when long time president and COO Mark Larson handed over the reins to him. For EETimes Europe, Doherty shared his views on today’s consolidation climate and how distribution is set to evolve. Excerpts…
Manufacturing Straps on its 3D Glasses
Mike McDonald  
10/26/2015   Post a comment
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, allows machines to work directly from a computer model, and designers devise completely new concepts on the fly without regard for existing manufacturing limitations.
Talent Best Practices
EBN Poll  
10/21/2015   Post a comment
4 Ways to Secure the Internet of Things
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/9/2015   Post a comment
As IoT grows, the security risks will grow with it. These simple steps are a place to start.
Avnet Introduces PicoZed Software-Defined Radio SOM
EBN Newswire  
10/7/2015   Post a comment
Avnet introduced the PicoZed SDR Z7035/AD9361, a rugged, low-power, small footprint system-on-module (SOM) that integrates critical RF signal path and high-speed programmable logic, enabling designers to dramatically reduce cycle times for development of the RF-to-baseband signal processing core for wireless communications systems.
Master Electronics Announces Their Newest Supplier; Marquardt Switches
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10/7/2015   Post a comment
Master Electronics announced that it has added the Marquardt switch line to their extensive line card.
Mouser & Imahara Unveil New Driverless Cars Series, Help Drive the Latest Innovations in Autonomous Vehicle Technology
EBN Newswire  
10/7/2015   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and a group of visionaries in autonomous vehicle technology to announce an exciting new Driverless Cars Series.
APICS Announces New Certification Program Designed for Logistics, Transportation & Distribution Professionals
EBN Newswire  
10/7/2015   Post a comment
APICS announced the development of the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation.
Google Glass & Augmented Reality Benefit Warehouse Operations
Susan Fourtané  
9/29/2015   (1) comment
By 2017, the augmented reality market will grow to $5.2 billion becoming the next big thing in a variety of markets, including logistics and manufacturing.
8 Tips to Protect Yourself and Your Company on Social Media
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/25/2015   Post a comment
Next month is National Cyber Security Awareness Month but it's never too early to brush up on safety best practices.
Leverage Gamification to Improve Worker Engagement
Puga Sankara  
9/25/2015   Post a comment
Do you often feel like your distribution center operators can do more, but for some reason they are just not engaged? Gamification could be an option to build better engagement between your operators and their work assignments.
2015 High-Tech Supply Chain Leaders by the Numbers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/23/2015   Post a comment
Gartner's list of top supply chain leaders is rife with electronics and high technology companies and this slideshow calls them out by hame.
Avnet Releases ONIX-VU440 Kit Based on Largest Xilinx Virtex UltraScale FPGA
EBN Newswire  
9/16/2015   Post a comment
Board facilitates rapid prototyping and ASIC emulation.
Distributors Refocus Supply Chain Strategies
Lisa Ann Cairns  
9/15/2015   Post a comment
Distributors are actively extending their service offerings to diversify market opportunities and meet new demands from procurement. While efficiency, streamlining, and cost savings remain core demands, attention to agility and margins require customized solutions.
The Importance of Supply Chain Connectivity: A Conversation with RS Components
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/15/2015   Post a comment
We sat down with RS Electronics to find out how the distributor went about implementing a supply chain connectivity solution across its supply chain.
3 Reasons Distributors Should be a Part of Your Supply Chain
Jon Pickard  
9/15/2015   Post a comment
Chosen strategically, distributors can add to a smart OEMs bottom line.
Counterfeiting: The Rising Threat to Electronics Manufacturers
Joe Longo  
9/10/2015   (2) comments
Counterfeiting is a real and present danger in the electronics supply chain. Enterprise labeling potentially starts to address the need to track and trace components.
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   (1) 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   (3) comments
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
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Data from 2,400 designs reveals the connectivity options, sensors and features engineers want from development kits

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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.