Design Con 2015
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7 Questions With Broadcom’s CTO
Rick Merritt  
12/18/2014   Post a comment
Broadcom's co-founder and chief technologist talks about Moore's Law, his plans for 16nm FinFET tape-outs in 2015, IoT platform wars, and shifts in the engineering profession.
4D-Printed Medical Devices Move Closer to the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
12/18/2014   (1) comment
4D printing is hitting real-world applications in the medical industry. In addition to being a great boon to medicine, these advances will likely put pressure on supply chain practices.
Make in India Taking Vision to Reality for Indian Semiconductor Manufacturing
Apek Mulay  
12/17/2014   (3) comments
India's Make in India push has resulted in two new semicondcutor fabs in the country. It's a good start, but the country will have to move carefully to ensure economic success.
Fostering a Spirit of Supply Chain Innovation
Logical Link  
12/17/2014   Post a comment
We talk about innovation, but we need to ask ourselves what it really means for the supply chain.
Cloud: Adopting the Next-Gen IT Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/16/2014   Post a comment
As more customers move to the cloud, will OEMs have to change the way they think about connecting with customers?
Companies Curb Corruption Risk by Training Supply Chain Partners
Leslie Benton  
12/16/2014   (1) comment
In today's extensive supply chains, companies need to do more to communicate anti-corruption requirements and monitor compliance of third parties.
Apple & GT Advanced: Working With a Hot OEM, Suppliers Sometimes Get Burned
Tam Harbert  
12/15/2014   (3) comments
When Apple tapped GT Advanced Technologies to provide synthetic sapphire for its displays, it seemed like a dream come true. The relationship ended in a flameout -- a contentious and highly publicized divorce.
Smith & Associates Annual Survey Analyzes 2014’s Top Electronics Supply Chain Concerns & 2015 Forecasts
EBN Newswire  
12/12/2014   Post a comment
Smith examines component demand and growth, evolving perceptions about independent distributors, and the impact of industry challenges
Stop! Recycle Those Old Batteries!
Max Maxfield  
12/12/2014   (7) comments
Around 3 billion batteries are discarded in the United States each year, releasing all sorts of unpleasant substances -- including mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel -- into the environment.
Building the Mobile Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/12/2014   (6) comments
Mobile apps will shortly become a mainstay of the average supply chain as organizations come to understand the huge benefits to logistics and supply chain activities.
EUV Rollout Slowed, 450mm Wafers Halted, Uncertain Path Ahead for Supply Side Economics
Apek Mulay  
12/11/2014   (2) comments
The path beyond 14nm may cause the death of supply side economics but not a demise of Moore's Law.
8 Places Wireless Charging Is Hitting Mainstream
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/11/2014   (12) comments
Soon wireless charging will be one of those "how did we ever live without it" technologies. Today, applications are cropping up everywhere.
Do P-Cards Really Benefit Procurement Executives?
Priyanka Potdukhe  
12/10/2014   (3) comments
Procurement cards have some real benefits and some real downsides.
A Simple Measurement Mystery
Bill Schweber  
12/10/2014   (4) comments
Sometimes even data and modest, small observations don’t add up, and we have no way to knowing for sure where the problem lies, or whether there even is one.
iPhone EarPod Packaging Misses the Design for Environment Boat
Pamela Gordon  
12/10/2014   (5) comments
Apple makes great products, as the popularity of all sorts of iDevices proves. The packaging, though, of the recently-released EarPods misses some basic Design for Environment principals.
Gartner Survey Reveals That High Acquisition and Start-Up Costs Are Delaying Investment in 3D Printers
Latest Research  
12/9/2014   Post a comment
3D printers can reduce the cost of finished products by more yhan 4 percent.
How SMT Component Packages Affect Manufacturing
Michael Allen  
12/9/2014   (4) comments
Reels, mini-reels, cut tape, trays, tubes, bulk… Here's how your choice of SMT component package impacts manufacturing.
IDC Reveals Worldwide Internet of Things Predictions for 2015
Latest Research  
12/8/2014   Post a comment
Within the next five years, more than 90% of all IoT data will be hosted on service provider platforms as cloud computing reduces the complexity of supporting IoT "Data Blending."
IC Foundry Sales Will Keep Hitting Records Through 2018
Latest Research  
12/8/2014   Post a comment
New 2015 Foundry Almanac shows 37% of IC sales now come from foundry capacity
Permanent IT Staffing Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld Updated
Latest Research  
12/8/2014   Post a comment
Permanent IT staffing services have a moderate buyer power score of 3.7 out of 5; strong demand, the evolution of IT capabilities and a transition toward newer technology have dampened buyer power, but buyers still benefit from low price volatility that allows them to budget and plan for purchases.
IPC APEX EXPO 2015 Keynote Presentations Will Inspire, Enlighten & Entertain
EBN Newswire  
12/8/2014   Post a comment
IPC APEX EXPO 2015 will feature Robbie Bach, former president of entertainment and devices at Microsoft.
Design 2.0: A New Moore’s Law
Rick Merritt  
12/8/2014   (2) comments
Something I am calling Design 2.0 is bubbling up in the engineering community, injecting new energy into the profession. In many ways, it's the new Moore’s Law.
4 Phases of Supply Chain Finance: A Tale of One Company’s Journey
Dan Juliano  
12/8/2014   (2) comments
Often, an example is better than a lecture. We're tracing one company's journey through its supply chain finance mistakes and final success, to offer a pointer to those who are starting down this path.
Big Data & Analytics: Core to Next-Gen Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
12/8/2014   (2) comments
With the help of big data and analtyics, companies can produce a more efficient and agile supply chain driven by valuable data. But research suggests that Asia-Pacific manufacturers might need a little push.
November Manufacturing ISM Report On Business
Latest Research  
12/8/2014   Post a comment
PMI at 58.7%; New Orders, Employment and Production Growing; Inventories Growing; Supplier Deliveries Slowing
LEDs Brighten the Holidays, Launch Fashion Trend, Refute Climate Skeptics
Lee H. Goldberg  
12/5/2014   (2) comments
This week's top stories include "LED lighting officially declared a No-Brainer for most Businesses," a look at how Corning's new light diffusing fiber may find its way into clothing, and a new Li-Fi system which lets objects speak for themselves.
2014 Top 10 Robotics Projects on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/5/2014   (9) comments
Take a look at the newest robots coming down the pike. These inventors are making everything from educational toys to industrial tools.
Supply Chain Risk Management Step by Step
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/5/2014   Post a comment
Risk is a reality in the supply chain. Too often, though, organizations ignore the problem and underprepare. This step-by-step guide leads supply chain managers through best practices.
E2open to Discuss Supply Chain Strategies for Optimizing the New Product Introduction Process at the American Supply Chain & Logistics Summit
EBN Newswire  
12/4/2014   Post a comment
E2open will participate in the American Supply Chain and Logistics Summit Dec. 8-10 in Dallas.
More Than $50,000 Raised by Con-way Truckload for 21st Annual Truckloads of Treasures Holiday Giving Campaign
EBN Newswire  
12/4/2014   Post a comment
Con-way Truckload announced that its employees raised more than $50,000 during the company's 21st Annual Truckloads of Treasures holiday giving campaign.
Do You Feel IoT Device Fatigue Yet?
Junko Yoshida  
12/4/2014   (2) comments
After the novelty of the wearable device wears off, will consumers settle into device fatigue or out-and-out revolt? Who wants the whole neighborhood knowing you forgot to brush your teeth?
6 Steps to Closing the Reverse Logistics Loop
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/4/2014   (1) comment
A closed loop supply chain can seem out of reach of the average organization. These six steps offer a clear process for creating a successful green effort.
Introducing the New City, Running on the IoT
Logical Link  
12/4/2014   (5) comments
The electronics industry has its eye on the Internet of Things. As the number of devices explodes, a new customer is coming onto the scene: smart cities.
Integration: The Secret to Reverse Logistics Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/3/2014   (2) comments
Reverse logistics is often seen as a necessary evil and a big time sink. With an integrated process, though, these activities can actually add to the organization's bottom line.
Catcher Drones to Geo-Fence Industrial Sites
Julien Happich  
12/3/2014   (1) comment
Once more in October, drones were making the headlines in France, with unidentified units reportedly flying over the country's state-operated nuclear power plants.
Know What High-Tech Online Shoppers Want
Change in the Chain  
12/3/2014   (21) comments
Electronics OEMs need to pay attention to consumer experience in order to win the race to capture customer loyalty.
Changing World Requires Risk Management Focus
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/2/2014   (1) comment
Risk isn't a new topic in the supply chain, but it's one that is moving up the priority list for many electronics companies, as a global reach becomes a reality.
How Big Data Solves Small but Costly Warehouse Problems
Frank Cavallaro  
12/2/2014   (2) comments
Big data can untangle and integrate seemingly unrelated pieces of data to solve small but costly problems in any warehouse or distribution center.
Poor Planning & Lack of Staffing Threaten Manufacturing Growth
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/1/2014   (13) comments
Manufacturing is a growth industry, but a huge talent gap might slow things down, a new survey said.
The Spec Dilemma
Fred Molinari  
12/1/2014   Post a comment
Specifying a product may seem straightforward, but is it really?
Management Neglects Supply Chain Talent
Tam Harbert  
12/1/2014   (8) comments
Companies need to up their game when it comes to nurturing and encouraging supply chain talent. A new study offers helpful tips.
China Presents Opportunities & Challenges
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/28/2014   (19) comments
When it comes to the electronics industry, OEMs need to deal with China, a country that offers both opportunity and challenge.
Mobile Payment Technology Reaching Critical Mass?
Rich Pell  
11/27/2014   (11) comments
Long predicted but always seeming to be "just around the corner," mobile payments may finally have arrived.
4 Ways to Boost Supply Chain Performance Through Better Logistics
Jennifer Bosavage  
11/26/2014   (5) comments
With smart logistics practices, OEMs can substantially enhance their supply chain performance.
Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnel  
11/25/2014   (7) comments
Commercial, industrial, and military-grade designs are about more than paper specs. They're about human nature.
Peak Season Demands Real-Time Analytics for Perfect Fulfillment
Frank Cavallaro  
11/25/2014   (6) comments
Speedy order fulfillment comes with a host of challenges -- responding to customer demand in real-time should not be one of them.
Revving Up for the Holidays: Will It Be a Good Season?
Logical Link  
11/25/2014   (1) comment
The electronics industry is cranking up for the holiday season. A look at the latest stats around consumer gadget sales points OEMs in a good direction.
7 Controllers for Internet of Things
Nick Flaherty  
11/24/2014   Post a comment
Seven up-and-coming controllers for Internet of Things as seen at 2014 Electronica show last week.
The 10 Commandments of Attracting Millennials to Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/24/2014   (1) comment
Our industry doesn't have to be caught in the upcoming worker shortage. Start early, with these 10 easy rules, and attract the best and brightest workers of the millennial generation.
Industry Growth Pushes Demand for Global Services & Certified Quality Laboratories
Kirk Wehby  
11/24/2014   (1) comment
There's been a steady increase in demand from electronics manufacturers and OEMs for dedicated, customized inventory management solutions and international logistics solutions.
What Are You Wearing?
David Blaza  
11/21/2014   (13) comments
The wearables market is at $6 billion this year and is expected to rise to $33 billion by 2019. What are you wearing? What will you be wearing soon?
Bricks to Clicks: Where's Electronics Distribution Going?
Walter Tobin  
11/21/2014   (3) comments
Are hard-site offices (bricks) giving way to virtual offices (clicks)? What is the impact on our industry?
American Manufacturing: An Expanding Frontier
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/21/2014   (8) comments
American manufacturing is on the rise. The electronics industry is likely to be a key component of the growth.
Power Week: Duracell Buyout Tied to Wireless Power, EVs?
Rich Pell  
11/20/2014   (7) comments
The acquisition of the Duracell battery brand by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could have broader implications for the power technology industry.
Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia
EBN Newswire  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
Regional capacity, service investments, and branding position leading logistics provider for continued growth, accelerated market recognition
Savi Powers Complete In-Transit Visibility With Savi Tracking 3.0
EBN Newswire  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
New mobile capabilities deliver operational intelligence and on-demand access anytime, anywhere
Semiconductor Companies Bloated by Unhealthy Business App Diet
Chanan Greenberg  
11/20/2014   (3) comments
Many semiconductor and component manufacturers are very focused on watching those pennies while the dollars slip away. A close look at business app potentially yields huge savings.
Supply Chain Management Primer: The Financial Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
Organizations may overlook the financial supply chain when doing a supply chain overhaul. Fully integrated financials, though are critical to good SCM.
Smith & Associates Opens New Houston Quality Laboratory & Operational Facilities
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Smith & Associates announced the opening of its newest hub housing warehouse and operational facilities and a state-of-the-art quality testing laboratory.
Make Money With the Internet of Things
Sherly Mendoza  
11/19/2014   (5) comments
For the IoT to take off, there must be profit in it somewhere. Here are some tips.
Dassault Systèmes Announces Availability of Apriso 9.7
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Latest DELMIA Apriso release validates commitment to enhance integration between virtual and real worlds of manufacturing operations
Thomson Reuters Report Highlights Rising Costs of Non-Compliance
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Increased regulatory scrutiny and complexity, enforced business changes, and individuals held personally accountable to continue
Arrow Announces Expanded Distribution Agreement With Intel
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Arrow will distribute Intel Service Assurance Administrator and Intel Mashery API Management and API Gateway products and solutions
In Pursuit of Sustainable Electronics
Mary E. Shacklett  
11/19/2014   (2) comments
Large electronics OEMs are starting to get real about sustainability. It's a good start, but there's plenty more to do.
Why Net Neutrality Preserves a Free-Market Economy for IoT Success
Apek Mulay  
11/19/2014   (16) comments
Mass capitalism-based reforms offer a free-market solution to achieve net neutrality for the IoT with minimal government intervention, a smaller government, and lower taxes on individuals.
The Role of QA
Jack Ganssle  
11/18/2014   (2) comments
Delivering high quality doesn't mean leaning on QA to find your errors. Quality assurance is not supposed to find bugs.
Procurement in the Supply Chain: 10 Keys to Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/18/2014   (1) comment
The role of procurement in the organization is quickly changing, and procurement pros have to evolve right along with it.
3 Ways to Enhance Supplier Relationships for a Stronger Supply Chain
David Riffel  
11/18/2014   (2) comments
A focus on the "relationship" aspect of supplier relationship management yields excellent results for the supply chain.
Will Google’s Thread Become Threat?
Junko Yoshida  
11/17/2014   Post a comment
Freescale's Thread beta development program marks a milestone for Thread supporters. The new protocol becomes tangible for developers for the first time.
Crowdfunding the Future of Hardware: Small Volume, Big Impact
Sam Wurzel  
11/17/2014   (3) comments
Crowdfunding is driving innovation in small volume manufacturing.
Augmented Reality Coming Soon to a Supply Chain Near You
Logical Link  
11/17/2014   (2) comments
More than just a gimmicky technology, augmented reality has the potential to change the way logistics and supply chain activities are handled. A new report from DHL explores how AR can support warehouse, transportation, and delivery management.
Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
Aubrey Kagan  
11/15/2014   Post a comment
While reading a book that referenced an encrypted communications system used by the Argentinians during the Falklands War, Aubrey Kagan realized he'd had a part in designing this system.
Modified Corvette Allows Quadriplegic to Drive Again
Patrick Mannion  
11/14/2014   (7) comments
Ex Indy driver Sam Schmidt, paralyzed in a race car accident, talks about being able to drive again via a specially modified Corvette that responds to his head movements using infrared sensors.
Ready the Supply Chain for the IoT Storm
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/14/2014   (4) comments
The IoT of things will put more data into the hands of supply chain professionals. Leveraged properly, it has the promise to transform how organizations manage the business of getting products built.
Mobile Impacts Logistics More Than the PC Revolution
Jim O'Reilly  
11/14/2014   (4) comments
Mobile changes all of our interactions -- with people and with data. The logistics impacts are immense.
Wise Words: Thought Leaders Share Best Procurement Knowledge
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/13/2014   (7) comments
Electronics has plenty to learn from other industries on the topic of procurement best-practices. This slideshow encapsulates the collective wisdom of speakers at the recent Horizon 2014 procurement conference.
Chip Industry's IoT Facelift Comes With Security Wrinkle
Patrick Mannion  
11/13/2014   (3) comments
Semiconductor company CEOs on an Electronica panel see hardware-based security as an opportunity.
Engineers Do Not Care
Michael Allen  
11/13/2014   (23) comments
When designers don't know or care about manufacturing, they build in costs that buyers can't take out. This can be changed.
IEC Electronics Corp. 1st to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC/WHMA-A-620
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11/12/2014   Post a comment
IPC Validation Services Program awards first IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing to IEC Electronics Corporation locations
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
EBN Dialogue  
11/12/2014   (93) comments
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.
$400 Noise-Cancelling Headphones vs. $25 Earmuffs
Max Maxfield  
11/12/2014   (7) comments
How do $400 noise-cancelling headphones compare to $25 earmuffs in an airplane environment?
Mouser Electronics Announces New Partnership With Grant Imahara of Mythbusters Fame
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11/12/2014   Post a comment
Engineer and Mouser customer Grant Imahara of Mythbusters fame teams up with global distributor on Empowering Innovation Together campaign
SAE Anti-Counterfeit Standard Adds Teeth to Legal Protection
Bruce Gain  
11/11/2014   (2) comments
Counterfeit components are pouring into the electronics supply chain. Fortunately, a new international standard should help to serve as legal protection for distributors and buyers when counterfeit parts show up.
Gizmos & Gadgets From Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular
Alison Dorantes-Garcia  
11/11/2014   (2) comments
A portable satellite hotspot, the first commercially available facial recognition for home monitoring devices, and other interesting technologies all make an appearance at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular in San Francisco.
Live Chat 11/12: Secure the Supply Chain From Hackers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/11/2014   (9) comments
Cyberthreats may be one of the biggest risks that the average electronics OEM, CM, or component manufacturer needs to manage. Join us for a live chat to discuss the reality of these threats and what to do about them.
The Future for OEMs: Connected Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
11/11/2014   (5) comments
What does it take to the manufacturing industry to integrate supply and demand via the Internet of Things?
Fabless Pipsqueaks Grow Up
Rick Merritt  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
The trade association of fabless semiconductor companies celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, declaring victory in its goal to establish its sector and the business model behind it.
Customers Demand More Sustainable Supply Chains
EBN Newswire  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
Sustainable supply chains climb the corporate agenda as a consequence of increased market demand
Michael Braun Joins L-com as Director of Supply Chain
EBN Newswire  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
L-com welcomes Michael Braun, who joins the company with over 20 years in the industry, to oversee purchasing and supply chain initiatives
Waste Not, Want Not: Sustainability in the Supply Chain Pays Off
Change in the Chain  
11/10/2014   (9) comments
Electronics OEMs have a bunch of reasons to build sustainability into the supply chain. Being a good corporate citizen is just the tip of the iceberg.
Winter-Proof Your Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
Depending on what is being transported, subzero temperatures can translate into eroded product quality or even product failures. Up-front planning can help avoid winter disasters.
Transportation Insight Presents Next-Level Enterprise Analytics to American Manufacturing Leaders
EBN Newswire  
11/7/2014   Post a comment
Supply chain consultancy showcases unique methodology at AME International Excellence Inside Conference
London Comms Museum Ticks All the Right Boxes
John Walko  
11/7/2014   (1) comment
London's Science Museum communications and IT sectors tick all the right boxes.
Infographic: How to Outsource Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/7/2014   (7) comments
In many supply chains, 3PLs have taken center stage. This infographic offers an eight-step process for getting from in-house logistics to a solid partnership with a well-chosen outside provider.
Being an Effective Agency Client
Savvy Tech Marketing  
11/7/2014   Post a comment
Hire experts to help your high-technology public relations efforts, and let them apply their talents to get maximum value for your organization.
Live Chat 11/06: Enterprise Risks, Intellectual Property & Supply Chains
EBN Dialogue  
11/6/2014   (129) comments
Enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks can be useful and effective in identifying, assessing, and managing intellectual property (IP) risks, including the risks that arise in supply chain compliance. Craig Moss, COO of Create.org, will be on hand to provide real-world examples and strategies for organizations to mitigate those risks.
Freescale Brings the Internet of Things to a Safer Vehicle
Carolyn Mathas  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Two recent announcements by Freescale ensure the reality of an IoT car and a safer vehicle through tire-pressure sensing.
PMI Is at 59% – October Manufacturing ISM Report on Business
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
New orders, employment and production are growing. Inventories are growing. Supplier deliveries are slowing
20,000 Companies Using iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
iPoint-systems consolidates its market leadership in the field of Conflict Minerals reporting software
Recon Group Grows Quickly With Latest Expansion to S.C.
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Recon is rolling out a new facility in Blacksburg, S.C., to process consumer electronic returns, creating over 250 new local jobs




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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 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.
Live Chat 11/06: Enterprise Risks, Intellectual Property & Supply Chains
Enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks can be useful to identify, assess, and manage intellectual property (IP) risks that arise in supply chain compliance. We'll look at real-world examples and strategies for mitigating those risks.
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