Design Con 2015
Manufacturing
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DesignCon Revs High-Speed Engine
Rick Merritt  
1/26/2015   Post a comment
DesignCon promises a smorgasbord of sessions on high-speed interconnect engineering at the chip and board levels, including a look at issues on the bleeding edge of 56 Gbits/second and beyond.
5 Steps to Consolidate your Supply Chain for Mid-Market Expansion
David Riffel  
1/26/2015   Post a comment
Midmarket organizations need to look at a variety of manufacturing and logistics changes that will prepare their supply chain for healthy and sustained growth.
North America’s Consumer Battery Collection & Recycling Leader Continues Year-Over-Year Growth
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
Call2Recycle caps 18th straight year of protecting and preserving North America’s environmental footprint.
Paragon Software Systems Acquires Majority Share in Axida
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1/23/2015   Post a comment
Further Solidifies Paragon’s Leadership into Last Mile & Home Delivery Services
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Thomas Claburn  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
SnapEDA Joins Octopart’s Common Parts Library to Fuel Electronic Design
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1/23/2015   Post a comment
Partnership Helps Designers Bring Connected Devices to Market Faster With Free CAD Libraries
Congressman Mike Honda Visits Hunter Technology Corp. in California
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1/23/2015   Post a comment
Visit Co-hosted by IPC as Part of Continuing Effort to Connect IPC Members with Policymakers
Getting Started: OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard
Daniel Levine  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
So where do you start with OSHA’s GHS Aligned Hazard Communication Standard? And what do you do?
How CSCOs Orchestrate a Customer-Activated Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
Global Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) should focus on how to earn the loyalty of digitally empowered customers by building a customer-activated supply chain, an IBM study finds.
3 Demand Forecast Practices to Make Customers Happy
Bud Schultz  
1/22/2015   Post a comment
Demand forecasting is a matter of implementing the right technology, gathering the right informaiton, and applying it in ways that help customers.
The Spillover from Wearables to Med Tech
Logical Link  
1/22/2015   Post a comment
Medical technology promises to be big business and OEMs and designers need to take notice and plan accordingly.
Mobile Payments To Be Hot Topic at Mobile World Congress 2015
Pablo Valerio  
1/21/2015   Post a comment
NFC mobile payments will be hot at Mobile World Congress in March. Since Apple Pay launched, every US bank wants in and the market in Europe is ready.
10 Steps to Establishing Best Practices in Factory Maintenance
Jeffrey Owens  
1/21/2015   Post a comment
Taking factory maintenance from proactive to reactive can increase uptime and bring an age of lean maintenance.
Walmart’s Inventory Struggles Offer Valuable Supply Chain Lesson
Frank Cavallaro  
1/20/2015   (1) comment
Walmart’s search for ways to address excess inventory and empty shelves remind us that resting on past achievements is never an option.
FeFET to Extend Moore's Law
R. Colin Johnson  
1/20/2015   Post a comment
The successful prototyping of a ferroelectric gate aims to extend Moore's Law beyond the end of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) circa 2028.
Recycling: A Question of Convenience
Carole Mars  
1/19/2015   (1) comment
Common wisdom tells us that any recycling program needs to be convenient, but never defines what convenient means. Turns out, it’s not that easy to do….
Smartphones for the Blind
Ariella Brown  
1/16/2015   Post a comment
For the visually impaired, the empowerment offered by suitably equipped smartphones provides more than convenience -- it represents independence!
Heralding the Advent of Logistics 2.0
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/16/2015   Post a comment
To succeed in today's fast-paced market, logistics and supply chain organizations need to use the newest technologies in smart new ways.
Review: Big Changes in Labeling for OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard
Daniel Levine  
1/16/2015   Post a comment
New chemical labels are goingo to tell us more. Manufacturers, meanwhile, wilil have to follow and adhere to carefully defined standards.
Simple, Clever Tools Ease Teardown and Test
Bill Schweber  
1/15/2015   Post a comment
Expensive electronic test equipment is a bit nice and needed, but there's a joy to seeing clever fixtures and tools that also make test, assembly, and disassembly easier and cleaner.
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
EBN Dialogue  
1/15/2015   (117) comments
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. EBN will welcome Steve Peterson, research lead for IBM's Institute for Business Value to discuss the survey results and leadership practices in the purchasing C-suite.
5 Principles of Supply Chain Excellence
Susan Fourtané  
1/15/2015   Post a comment
Leading supply chain organizations have long talked about supply chain excellence. In the face of increasing business pressures, here are five tips that help achieve those goals in the real world.
Nielsen Provides Internet Video Metrics
Jonah McLeod  
1/14/2015   Post a comment
To evaluate OTT viewing in metered households, Nielsen adds a dongle that detects the IP packets associated with video streaming content in WiFi traffic to the TV.
M&A Prediction: IoT Will Continue to Drive Activity in 2015
TechMergers  
1/14/2015   Post a comment
In 2014, a handful of notable acquistions of Internet of Things technology companies. In the coming year, that trend will only continue.
Drone Deliveries: The Way Future Products Will Be Shipped?
Logical Link  
1/14/2015   (1) comment
Just in time delivery has become the reality in the supply chain. Now, we're wondering if drones might be a part of the next phase of JIT best practices.
Survey Says: Purchasing Contributes to Competitive Advantage
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2015   Post a comment
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.
Eco-Friendly Electronics of the Future Will Be Designed to Disappear
Amy Norcross  
1/13/2015   Post a comment
Researchers are working toward the creation of electronic components that are degradable, opening up possibilities in the fight against electronic waste and even the shadowy world of espionage.
A Crouching Tiger & Slackening Dragon Teach a Roaring Lion Macroeconomics
Apek Mulay  
1/13/2015   Post a comment
As India tries to capture loyalty from semiconductor makers and other high-tech manufacturers, it should look to the past and lessons learned by China and Ireland when they trod a similar path.
Women Leaders: Tech Companies' Biggest Secret Weapon
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/12/2015   (1) comment
Women CEOs provide signifigant value to the company--but today technology OEMs are less likely to have women at the helm.
CES Reveals IoT Not Ready for ‘iPhone Moment’
Junko Yoshida  
1/12/2015   Post a comment
CES has a lot connected hardware but where is the 'oh, that’s really easy' surprise?
5 Biggest Industrial Concerns for the 2015 Supply Chain
Mathieu Guerville  
1/12/2015   Post a comment
In manufacturing facilties worldwide, these will be the hottest topics of conversation around making things better.
IoT: Collaborate or Else, Says Samsung CEO
Junko Yoshida  
1/9/2015   (6) comments
Samsung Electronics CEO BK Yoon, in his keynote at CES, made a passionate pitch to “unlock the infinite possibilities of the Internet of Things,” while suggesting that the industry fall in line behind Samsung’s leadership.
Introduction to Labeling Challenges: OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard
Daniel Levine  
1/9/2015   (1) comment
The Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals has evolved in ways that create challenges for chemical producers and shippers. Here's a look at how we got to where we are.
Forklift Safety Critical in the Winter Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/9/2015   (5) comments
Especially in winter, organizations need to consider the safety of warehouse workers running forklifts. A little bit of awareness can avoid big problems.
2014 Marks Global Shift to Cloud-Based Procure-to-Pay Solutions
EBN Newswire  
1/8/2015   Post a comment
Tradeshift closes 2014 with year-over-year network transaction growth of 600%
Ericsson Fires LTE Over WiFi Salvo
John Walko  
1/8/2015   (1) comment
Ericsson adds technology to Radio Dot picocells that take advantage of the public 5GHz band with the unlicensed WiFi spectrum.
Consumerization May Put Wearables in the Warehouse
Puga Sankara  
1/8/2015   (5) comments
Rugged wearables haven’t kept up with consumer devices in technology advancements. Here is a rugged alternative that brings the best of both worlds together.
Esker Acquires CalvaEDI & Strengthens Its Position in Electronic Data Exchange (EDI)
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1/7/2015   Post a comment
Esker, a worldwide leader in document process automation solutions and pioneer in cloud computing, announces the acquisition of CalvaEDI
Oliver Wight Releases New Statistical Forecasting Whitepaper
EBN Newswire  
1/7/2015   Post a comment
The company has a new whitepaper, "The Power of Insight: Statistical Forecasting as Part of Integrated Demand Management"
Global Semiconductor Sales in November Outpace 2013 Totals
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1/7/2015   Post a comment
November sales increase 9.1 percent compared to last year, decline slightly compared to last month.
451 Research: Jump in M&A spending in 2014 pushes 'Internet of Things'-Related Deal-Making Past the $14bn Mark
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1/7/2015   Post a comment
Acquirers spent $14bn to acquire 60+ 'Internet of Things'-related companies in 2014. That marks a fortyfold increase in acquirer spending and a more than twofold jump in the number of deals compared to 2013.
December Manufacturing ISM Report On Business
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1/7/2015   Post a comment
New orders, employment and production growing while inventories contract. Supplier deliveries slowing.
Technology Roadblocks on the Supply Chain Highway
Mathieu Guerville  
1/7/2015   (3) comments
Technology can streamline supply chain activites, but organizations need to clear away the roadblocks.
Avnet Names Patrick Zammit Avnet Technology Solutions Global President
EBN Newswire  
1/5/2015   Post a comment
Avnet, Inc. announced that it has promoted Patrick Zammit to serve as global president for Avnet Technology Solutions
Northrop Grumman Appoints Kevin Mitchell Vice President of Global Supply Chain
EBN Newswire  
1/5/2015   Post a comment
Northrop Grumman Corporation appoints Kevin Mitchell vice president of global supply chain in its Aerospace Systems sector
Top 10 Wearables Kickstarter Projects of 2014
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/5/2015   (4) comments
In 2015, wearable technology is promising to take the technology world by storm. Here's a look at the most popular Kickstarter projects from 2014 that are taking aim at this hot market.
I Am Freaking Awesome (Seriously)
Max Maxfield  
1/5/2015   (16) comments
Is it just Max, or are you also sometimes washed over by a wave of wonder when you come to contemplate how truly amazing he is?
Manufacturers Use Ingenuity to Overcome Dearth of Qualified Workers
Sheila O'Sullivan  
1/5/2015   Post a comment
Getting millenials involved in the manufacturing industry will be a key task for OEMs wanting to overcome a real worker shortage that will only get worse.
Organic Electronics: A Market Growing Wild
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/2/2015   (13) comments
Organic electronics promise to take certain applications by storm very soon. Here's a look, in pictures, at the potential of this emerging market.
IoT in Protocol War, Says Startup
Rick Merritt  
12/31/2014   (2) comments
The Internet of Things is enmeshed in a war of protocols in which Zigbee's future appears dim, says the CTO of Enlighted, a building controls startup.
Year in Review: EBN's Top 10 Electronics Supply Chain Stories
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/31/2014   (7) comments
In 2014, EBN readers wanted to hear about the happenings of leading electronics organizations and new technologies. Further, staffing was and will remain a hot topic.
We've Let the High-Tech Genie out of the Bottle
Peter Gasperini  
12/30/2014   (14) comments
The electronics maturity is mature, and despite rosy predictions, it's possible that we are entering into the winter season of a mature market.
WiFi to Switch on IoT Appliances
Rick Merritt  
12/29/2014   (7) comments
Electrolux says it is one of several white good makers about to roll out smart appliances using WiFi, Linux, and AllJoyn to connect with the cloud and each other.
Get Ready for CES: The Supply Chain Side of Industry Tradeshows
Todd Traylor  
12/29/2014   (8) comments
More happens at the world's biggest electronics tradeshows than just product introductions. A close look at what goes on at CES, Electronica, Computex, and MWC provides a look at where the industry is going.
Boston-Area Engineers to Share Expertise at ESC Boston 2015
Karen Field  
12/26/2014   (5) comments
In an exciting new session format at ESC Boston 2015, engineers who have survived the embedded system development process look to help others learn from their mistakes.
Holiday Travel Offers Big OEM Opportunity
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/26/2014   (28) comments
Holiday travelers want their electronic toys to take along. OEMs need to take this important segment into account in designing new products.
DesignCon Revs High-Speed Engine
Rick Merritt  
12/24/2014   (2) comments
DesignCon promises a smorgasbord of sessions on high-speed interconnect engineering at the chip and board levels, including a look at issues on the bleeding edge of 56 Gbits/second and beyond.
Top Robot Stories of 2014
Rich Quinnel  
12/23/2014   (22) comments
Robots have fascinated us for centuries, but now we are realizing those visions. Here are some of the top robot stories that amazed and delighted us this past year.
The Story of Connectivity Told by a Christmas Tree
Frank Cavallaro  
12/23/2014   (2) comments
A wireless Christmas tree encapsulates the increased presence of the Internet of Things in our everyday lives.
Hackers Go Off-Grid for Power
John Walko  
12/22/2014   (1) comment
Hackathon produces designs that could be assembled by villagers with limited resources.
Understanding Data Security in the IoT
Christian DeFeo  
12/22/2014   (1) comment
As the IoT enters the mainstream, data security has to move to the top of the list for engineers, designers, and supply chain pros.
Avnet Electronics Marketing: Market & Technology Trends December 2014
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12/19/2014   Post a comment
The Market and Technology Trends Report details technology trends. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas executive Alex Iuorio shares highlights from the December report, including developments in memory, microcontrollers and radio frequency.
10 STEM Holiday Gifts for Kids
Suzanne Deffree  
12/19/2014   (10) comments
Give the gift of geek this holiday season to the children in your life with these science, technology, engineering, and math goodies for kids.
Get Gifted in Sales & Ops Planning
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/19/2014   Post a comment
Sales and operations planning is critical to supply chain success. The most gifted supply chain organizations make S&OP a priority using these tips for success.
7 Questions With Broadcom’s CTO
Rick Merritt  
12/18/2014   (1) 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   (4) comments
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   (11) 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   (2) comments
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   (1) 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
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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   (10) 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   (10) 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   (13) 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   (6) 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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   (10) 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
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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
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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   (3) comments
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   (23) comments
Electronics OEMs need to pay attention to consumer experience in order to win the race to capture customer loyalty.




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