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Manufacturing
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E-Commerce Gets Beyond Brown Boxes
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/26/2017   Post a comment
It’s a new era for packaging. What makes a product sitting in a warehouse attractive to buyers is decidedly different from what lures customer to pick up a product in the store.
Make Way for Digital, On-Demand & Always-On Supply Chains
Susan Fourtané  
5/25/2017   Post a comment
What to expect from next-generation supply chains? Here is what supply chain managers need to know to better understand the processes that will disrupt supply chains in the coming decade.
Stepping Up Careers for Women in Supply Chain & Manufacturing
Abe Eshkenazi  
5/24/2017   Post a comment
Recruiting more women to join supply chain, especially in the area of manufacturing, is key to overcoming this anticipated talent gap.
Cost Drivers in PCB Production....or Why China?
Thomas Smiley  
5/24/2017   (2) comments
The manufacture of printed circuit boards is no simple matter. Here's a look at the reasons that production has moved overseas.
Jabil Launches InControl Supply Chain Decision Support Platform
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2017   Post a comment
Jabil's new modular supply chain SaaS platform is designed to bring diverse information sets together to provide business insights that supply quick and accurate supply chain decisions.
Trending: New Storage Verticals
Jim O'Reilly  
5/23/2017   Post a comment
The commoditization of storage platform hardware, coupled with the availability of unbundled, powerful storage software is giving buyers more choices.
ABB Taps IBM Watson to Connect Islands of Automation
Gary Hilson  
5/18/2017   (1) comment
Cognitive insights and machine learning are depending on good data and the people that configure them to solve problems on the factory floor.
Developers: Cars Are the Next IoT Frontier
Hunter Jensen  
5/18/2017   Post a comment
With the advent of over-the-air (OTA) upgrades, car manufacturers need to start thinking like IoT designers. There are lessons to be learned to make things go well.
4 Revolutionary Trends Driven by Industry 4.0
Kelly Brock  
5/17/2017   (1) comment
the early stages of a Digital Revolution poised to shake up supply chains with dramatic transformations fed by factors including robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and nanotechnology. Here's where the biggest shifts will occur.
Displaying the Future: Display Tech Evolution Tells the Story
Marty Shindler  
5/17/2017   Post a comment
The evolution of display technology tracks the evolution of how we tell our stories. Here's a look at how that story is unfolding.
'Supercomputer-as-a-Service' Model is Born
R. Colin Johnson  
5/16/2017   (1) comment
SaaS got a new acronym as supercomputer-as-a-services when Cray partnered with cloud-computer provider Markley Group (Boston) to offer its Cray Urika-GX as a cloud service.
Consolidation Continues to Rewrite Chip Vendor Rankings
Dylan McGrath  
5/15/2017   (1) comment
The unprecedented wave of semiconductor industry consolidation skewed comparisons and continued to redraw the rankings of vendors by sales.
Innovation in Renewable Energy Greens Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/15/2017   (1) comment
As large OEMs use more sustainable energy, the practice is trickling down to suppliers on the next tier as well.
WIN Semiconductors Increases Market Leading GaAs Wafer Manufacturing Capacity By More Than 20%
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Latest phase expansion of manufacturing facility features advanced clean rooms and new process lines for optical devices...
Mouser Electronics Names Kleinjan VP of Americas Customer Service & Sales
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics announced that Coby Kleinjan has been named as Mouser’s Vice President of Americas Customer Service and Sales.
Barcoding, Inc. Launches New #SupplyChainGeek Network Website
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Sponsored by leading systems integrator, the digital community is where members foster and support an open, innovative and inspiring journey.
Future Electronics Announces New PSoC 6 Microcontroller Architecture from Cypress
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Future Electronics has announced it will be carrying the new PSoC 6 microcontroller from Cypress Semiconductor.
SMIC Names Haijun Zhao CEO
Dylan McGrath  
5/12/2017   (4) comments
COO moves up the ranks as Tzu-Yin Chiu steps down. Chiu will remain vice chairman of SMIC's board of directors.
The Smart Machine Age: Humans Need Not Apply
Puga Sankara  
5/12/2017   (3) comments
The smart machine age is coming and in some ways is here. People are going to need to work in new ways--complimentary to machines--to remain relevant.
Discrimination at Work Erodes Employee Effectiveness
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/12/2017   (1) comment
Workplace discrimination can wreak havoc on a business. In the high-tech world where supply chain pros are hard to find, it's important to address this problem to retain the best employees.
IT Spend Paints a Rosy Picture for Business
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/11/2017   (1) comment
By the measure of IT spend, organizations are optimistic about the financial future of their organizations, a recent survey found.
Future Cars Face Terabyte Memory Load
Junko Yoshida  
5/10/2017   (1) comment
A consensus among experts in automotive and memory industries is this connected vehicle will require data storage of at least hundreds of gigabytes (GB) and probably a terabyte (TB).
Global Risk: Cyber Attacks, Natural Disasters, Supply Chain Failure Top the List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/10/2017   (1) comment
The 2017 FM Global Resilience Index considers a dozen pressing risks to business performance in the 21st century including three new measures: cyber attack, natural hazards and supply chain failure.
Rev Up Supply Chain Efficiencies with Automotive Labeling
Harold Desjarlais  
5/10/2017   (1) comment
Labeling can make a huge difference, enabling IT and supply chain decision makers to not just overcome challenges, but provide their company with a distinct competitive advantage. Here's how.
Automotive Growth Pushes Infineon Into Top 10
Sally Ward-Foxton  
5/9/2017   (1) comment
First SiC products received well by market.
Mexico in 2016: Top Industries Make the Move
Scott Stanley  
5/9/2017   (2) comments
The manufacturing industry has recognized the tremendous potential that offshoring to Mexico offers. Here's a look at why some made the move.
Marvell's New CTO Wants 'Culture of Innovation'
Rick Merritt  
5/8/2017   Post a comment
Neil Kim, the new CTO at troubled Marvell, spent an hour with EE Times at the end of his first week on the job, sharing his goals and views.
Anti-Corruption & KPIs: Measurement Furthers Maturing Programs
Leslie Benton  
5/8/2017   Post a comment
Ongoing use of key performance indicators (KPIs) and other metrics is critical to measuring whether anti-corruption compliance programs are being implemented effectively.
China Slump, Q'comm Suit Dog Apple
Rick Merritt  
5/5/2017   (1) comment
Apple nudged quarterly revenues up five percent in its latest quarter despite a 14 percent slide in sales to China and concerns about its Qualcomm suit.
Analyzing Consumer Preferences & Buying Behaviors
Monica Eaton-Cardone  
5/5/2017   (1) comment
Smart OEMs, and even their suppliers, are looking at how consumers are buying electronics products differently.
As Apple Jilts Imagination, MIPS Goes on Block
Junko Yoshida  
5/4/2017   (1) comment
Imagination Technologies that it had started a "dispute resolution procedure" with Apple, as their negotiations have stalled. Not coincidentally, the company revealed plans to sell two businesses. Going on the block are MIPS and Ensigma.
Tame the Supply Chain Complexity Beastie
Logical Link  
5/4/2017   (4) comments
The supply chain is inherently complex and customer demands add to the challenges. Organizations need to look at how to manage rather than perpetuate the complications.
3D Printing Opens New Doors for Electronics Prototyping & Manufacturing
Simon Fried  
5/4/2017   (1) comment
Although still in its infancy, additive manufacturing in electronics manufacture has seemingly limitless potential.
Samsung Could Pass Intel in Chip Sales
Dylan McGrath  
5/3/2017   Post a comment
Thanks to surging memory chip prices, South Korea's Samsung Electronics -could knock Intel - from its familiar perch atop the chip vendor sales leaders.
Self-Driving Car Development Crashes into Supply Shortages
B. Cameron Gain  
5/3/2017   (1) comment
As the self driving car market evolves, a short supply of lidar is causing bottlenecks in the development and production of autonomous driving systems.
Smart Packaging Creates a Whole New Market for Consumer Brands
Amanda Williams  
5/3/2017   (3) comments
What if your manufacturing partner did more than just manufacture, more than just design and more than just packaging? What if they could help you develop new markets, new services and help brands stay relevant in a fast-moving consumer market? That’s what is happening with packaging.
M’soft Gives Deeper Look into HoloLens
Rick Merritt  
5/2/2017   (1) comment
At the Embedded Vision Summit, a computer vision specialist from Microsoft offered a deep dive into challenges and opportunities of its HoloLens.
ROMJ & Reshoring Initiative Cooperating to Bring Back One Million Jobs
EBN Newswire  
5/2/2017   Post a comment
The ROMJ project will utilize global data analytics to help companies compare the total cost of supplying the U.S. market via manufacturing offshore vs. domestically.
IPC Welcomes New White House Office on Trade & Manufacturing Policy
EBN Newswire  
5/2/2017   Post a comment
John Mitchell, president and CEO of IPC issued a statement on the April 29 Executive Order by President Donald Trump, creating a new White House Office on Trade and Manufacturing Policy.
Rogers Corporation Expands Use of Descartes' Denied Party Screening Solution to Strengthen Global Trade Compliance
EBN Newswire  
5/2/2017   Post a comment
Rogers Corporation has expanded its use of the Descartes MK Dynamic Screening solution to further mitigate the risk of conducting business with parties that may be subject to trade restrictions.
Europe’s GDPR Hits Global IoT Supply Chain
Pablo Valerio  
5/2/2017   (5) comments
GDPR, hailed by some as the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years, will affect all products and services that collect user data.
Surveys Say: C-levels Confidence among Mid-Market Manufacturers Looking Good
Mike McDonald  
5/2/2017   (1) comment
The ninth annual CFO Survey from Prime Advantage shows considerable optimism about the future on the part of mid-sized manufacturers.
Chip Sales Up 18% Through Q1
Dylan McGrath  
5/1/2017   Post a comment
Global semiconductor revenue continued to surge in March.
Finding Flash: A Look at Today’s Memory Shortage
Jim O'Reilly  
5/1/2017   (1) comment
SSD drive prices have risen between 10% and 20% and suppliers are extending lead-times to distributors out into the 20+ week range. Here's a look at the current state of the flash memory market.
Re-Thinking Supply Lines for Long-Overdue PCB Modernization
Thomas Smiley  
5/1/2017   (1) comment
By modernizing the supply chain, printed circuit board makers can improve efficiency, quickly adopt new technologies, and capture lower costs.
Bozotti to Remain CEO as ST Elevates Heir Apparent
Sally Ward-Foxton  
4/28/2017   (9) comments
European chip maker elevates heir apparent to deputy CEO.
Pressure & Expectations Rise at Work
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/28/2017   (1) comment
Burnout is real. Smart organizations need to think about how to better manage employee stress.
Baidu Battles Google in Robo-Car Derby
Junko Yoshida  
4/27/2017   (1) comment
Baidu's plan to "open up" its autonomous driving platform to others surprised many auto industry watchers. One analyst described it "a bit of a moon shot." But he thinks China is the right place to try this out.
7 Steps that Move Manufacturers to Industry 4.0
Gary Hilson  
4/27/2017   (1) comment
Every function and activity in manufacturing has data behind it that should be leveraged to improve processes across the organization that will help it achieve smart factory status.
It's Time for OEMs to Get Augmented!
Joanne Moretti  
4/27/2017   (1) comment
A few technologies are reaching a level of maturity that will likely change the way we work, the way we innovate, the way we make, and the way we run the factories and supply chains that we operate.
Solid State Batteries Aim to Top Li-ion
R. Colin Johnson  
4/26/2017   Post a comment
Self-powered chips, for up to a 10-year lifetime, or cell phones that recharge in 15 minutes are in the near future due to solid-state Li-Ion batteries from Ilika.
EBN@C-Level: Talking to Jamil Nizam about the Evolving Identity of Master Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/26/2017   Post a comment
After 50 years in business, electronics distributor Master Electronics has learned a few things about staying relevant. We sat down with president Jamil Nizam to learn the secret to their success.
5 Supply Chain Risk Pitfalls for Early-Stage Companies
Richard G. Weissman  
4/26/2017   (1) comment
Supply chain risk is around every corner, especially for a fledging small business.
Is Foxconn Ready for Cars?
Junko Yoshida  
4/25/2017   Post a comment
What makes Taiwan's foray into cars interesting is if and when Foxconn gets involved. We spotted several key technologies at AutoTronics show last week.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Abhishek Dahiya, Dell
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/25/2017   (1) comment
We sat down with Abhishek Dahiya, global commodity management senior at Dell Technologies, to find out more about what this notable millennial thinks about the modern supply chain and the career potential of the field.
Faster, More Flexible, Cheaper: The New Electronics Manufacturing Mantra
Frank Cavallaro  
4/25/2017   (1) comment
Flexibility is key to business success, especially in manufacturing. These three pillars of operational flexibility can put an organization on the road to success.
Single-Pixel Camera Mimics Human Eye
R. Colin Johnson  
4/24/2017   Post a comment
A single-pixel camera is ultra-inexpensive requiring only a single scanning photocell the works smart by targeting details with higher-resolution and backgrounds with less.
25 Risk & Resiliency Champs Lead the Way in High Tech
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/24/2017   Post a comment
Resilinc's R Score aims to help electronics OEMs pick the most resilient suppliers available. This slideshow offers a peak at the leaders in the industry.
Automation & the Supply Chain Workforce: What’s the Real Challenge?
Jeff Burnstein  
4/24/2017   Post a comment
For supply chain executives who are looking to automation to improve productivity, drive profits, and grow their businesses, it can be hard to know what to believe—and how to prepare for the automation revolution.
NXP Sells Stake in China Foundry ASMC
Dylan McGrath  
4/21/2017   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors NV said Wednesday (April 19) it sold its 27% remaining stake in Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Ltd. (ASMC), a chip foundry based in China.
New ISA Book Calls for Greater Commitment by Manufacturers & Automation Suppliers to Capitalize on Industrial Technology
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2017   (1) comment
The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces it has published a new book that encourages both manufacturers and automation suppliers to better capitalize on fast-emerging innovations in industrial technology.
Avnet & Xilinx Expand Global Channel Relationship
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2017   (2) comments
Avnet and Xilinx announced a renewed commitment to their successful Primary Global Channel relationship of 31 consecutive years and wider distribution of Xilinx’s All Programmable products.
Earth Day & Electronics OEMs: Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/21/2017   (2) comments
Whether at work or at home, we all need to work on environmental initiatives. For Earth Day, let's take a look at some places that change is happening.
Find the Fire: Great Teams Need Passion
Puga Sankara  
4/21/2017   (5) comments
Every company needs people who have fire in their bellies. In the high-tech electronics space, though, the need is even more critical.
Amazon Turns Up the Vocals
Rick Merritt  
4/20/2017   (1) comment
Lex service debuts as OEMs tap into Alexa.
Robotics in Logistics: An Indian Version
Logical Link  
4/20/2017   (1) comment
Logistics may be an obvious area where robotics will find a use for place. An Indian company is building its reputation in that space.
Good Component Selection Bridges Gaping Sourcing Gap
Alex Peron  
4/20/2017   Post a comment
Error in the component selection can cause costly redesigns, or simply kill a product before it even gets to market. Smart part selection is a critical skill for engineers and sourcing professionals alike.
How Apple's Supply Chain Contributes to the Betterment of the Environment
Susan Fourtané  
4/19/2017   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs have an opportunity to be major contributors to the betterment of the earth. For Earth Day, we're looking at the efforts of one major OEM: Apple.
How to Optimize Your Supply Chain with IoT
Christy Szoke  
4/19/2017   (1) comment
An IoT fleet management system gives fleet managers the information they need to both adapt day-to-day operations to real world ground conditions, while also generating the data they need to positively impact the efficiency of their operations over the long term.
Star Trek Tricorder Arrives
R. Colin Johnson  
4/18/2017   Post a comment
The $2.6 million purse for the Qualcomm Tricorder X-Prize contest went to the Final Frontier Team (led by Pennsylvanian brothers Dr. Basil Harris, an emergency medicine physician, and George Harris, a network engineer) with $1 million second-place going to Taiwan based Dynamic Biomarkers Team backed by HTC.
Apple-Imagination GPU Dispute Offers 5 IP Best Practices
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/18/2017   (1) comment
The recent dustup between Apple and Imagination points to a handful of reminders about the preservation of intellectual property preservation for electronics manufacturers and suppliers.
Robotic Process Automation: A Future Boon for Buyers
Brent Halverson  
4/18/2017   (1) comment
The next step in automation technology is set to revolutionize back-office, rules-based tasks across numerous industries.
Where Do You Stand on Science March?
Rick Merritt  
4/17/2017   (1) comment
Are you participating in the March for Science this Saturday? I'd love to hear why or why not.
Managing the Complexity Paradigm Within Supply Chain
Abe Eshkenazi  
4/17/2017   (1) comment
What can supply chain executives do to find the right balance and manage complexity before it becomes overwhelming?
When Your Sweat Knows More about You…
Junko Yoshida  
4/14/2017   (1) comment
Lucio Lanza believes that billions of things, once connected, will eventually embody intelligence. The notion makes us feel a little uneasy.
Apple & Google in the Memory Business?
Dylan McGrath  
4/13/2017   Post a comment
A recent report out of Japan says three of tech's biggest and most prominent companies are interested in bidding on Toshiba's memory chip business. Can this be true?
CIA’s WikiLeaks Exposure Offers Good News for Supply Chains
B. Cameron Gain  
4/13/2017   Post a comment
WikiLeaks has handed OEMs a tutorial on how their Internet of Things (IoT) electronics devices are vulnerable and how to make them better.
Renewed Energy Star Commitment Helps OEMs Attack Global Energy Crisis
Doug Czerwonka  
4/13/2017   Post a comment
Small actions add up, and electronics OEMs have an opportunity to make a big impact by leveraging existing standards to save energy and improve the world.
Skilled Labor, Free Trade Key Concerns over Brexit
Sally Ward-Foxton  
4/12/2017   Post a comment
The United Kingdom's electronics industry expresses angst in the time of Brexit.
Amazon Plays Hardball with Electronics Distributors
Alex Moazed  
4/12/2017   (2) comments
Amazon Business is casting a wide net for B2B product listings, rather than concentrating on a single vertical, which means electronics and electronic components are already on its radar.
Q’comm Returns Fire in Apple Suit
Rick Merritt  
4/11/2017   Post a comment
Apple refuses to pay royalties, pressures partners not to pay them and lied to consumers and regulators, Qualcomm said in response to a patent suit.
16 High-Tech Companies Setting the Standard for Business Ethics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/11/2017   (3) comments
The Ethisphere 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company points to some high tech and technology leaders that are defining best practices in terms of corporate responsibility and ethics.
The Next-Gen of Digital Displays: Holographic Optical Elements
Seth Coe-Sullivan  
4/11/2017   Post a comment
Although holographic optical elements technology has existed for decades, scientists and engineers are turning once futuristic concepts into tangible opportunities for manufacturers and government agencies.
Foundries Need Clear Benchmarks
Rick Merritt  
4/10/2017   (1) comment
Amid an unprecedented proliferation of process nodes, the industry needs good public benchmarks to compare semiconductor process technologies.
European Union Parliament Approves Conflict Minerals Regulation
Pablo Valerio  
4/10/2017   (2) comments
The Regulation will cover EU imports of minerals tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold from all countries in the world, and is the first mandatory law of this kind to be truly global in its scope.
Robo-Cars Need Relationship Map
Junko Yoshida  
4/7/2017   Post a comment
To sort out autonomous car development among chip vendors, Tier Ones, tech companies and car OEMs, the ideal solution might be a "relationship map" to illustrate who's in bed with whom on highly automated vehicle platforms.
Brexit: Supply Chains Need to Get Ready
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/7/2017   (1) comment
Likely, the planned withdrawal of Britain from the European Union (Brexit) late next year will create ripples that we are only just coming to understand.
Machine Learning Comes to Chip Design
Junko Yoshida  
4/6/2017   (1) comment
Solido to launch Machine Learning Labs.
Supply Chain Safety & Compliance: How To Avoid Company Risk & Customer Harm
Richard Howells  
4/6/2017   Post a comment
If your business isn’t taking the proper safety precautions and measures to ensure compliance, you could be putting your company at risk and your end consumers in harm’s way.
Mentor in Robo-Car Race with Mobileye, Nvidia
Junko Yoshida  
4/5/2017   (1) comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. will come to SAE World Congress in Detroit to demonstrate how "raw data fusion" # not the fusion of processed data generated by sensor modules # can provide dramatic improvements in sensing accuracy and overall system efficiency.
HP Supply Chain Leads the Call for Recycling Transparency
Ariella Brown  
4/5/2017   Post a comment
Corporate citizens in the electronics industry can lead the charge to make sure recycling of post-consumer products is done right. HP is speaking up on the topic.
Data Care for Industrial Apps: Firmware Addresses Insufficient Lifespan of Flash
Ulrich Brandt  
4/5/2017   Post a comment
Neither low-price flash memory devices for consumer markets nor those devices intended for professional IT use can adequately fulfill the requirements of industrial applications. As well as robustness in relation to the ambient conditions, and specific read and write performance requirements, a long product lifespan is a decisive factor - in relation to both the medium (endurance) as well as the stored data (retention). What are the determining factors? How do providers of industrial flash memory devices address these issues?
Eight Views of Bluetooth World
Rick Merritt  
4/4/2017   (1) comment
Mesh due in July, disposables on a far horizon.
Brexit Supply Chain Impacts Auto Industry
Logical Link  
4/4/2017   (1) comment
England’s anticipated exit from the European Union may hit the automotive supply chain.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Gerardo Cabrera, Flex
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/4/2017   Post a comment
EBN talked to Gerardo Cabrera, a global commodity manager at Flex in Guadalajara, Mexico, about what made this millenial professional go into supply chain work.
Apple Drops Imagination
Junko Yoshida  
4/3/2017   (1) comment
Can Imagination survive without Apple?
Robotrucks: Shifting Electronic Logistics to Autopilot Changes the Supply Chain
Jim O'Reilly  
4/3/2017   Post a comment
Autonomous trucks still need some perfecting, but the reality is that we are just a few years from the capability being solid enough to enter mainstream operations. That's going to shift the entire supply chain.
The What, Why & How of Multimodal Supply Chain Visibility
Jett McCandless  
4/3/2017   (6) comments
The problem is that supply chain visibility is still often misunderstood. They key to success is understanding how to invest your resources in a way that will have the greatest impact on achieving true supply chain visibility.




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