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Google Street View Cars Test The Air
Thomas Claburn  
8/3/2015   Post a comment
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
How Connected Trucks Will Change Logistics by 2020
Susan Fourtané  
8/3/2015   Post a comment
Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) technology is going to change logistics dramatically by the year 2020.
Turing Test -- Are You Talking to a Human or a Machine?
Max Maxfield  
7/31/2015   Post a comment
Imagine you are allowed to pose five questions to determine whether you are communicating with a person or a machine; what questions would you ask?
Drilling Down on 2015 Supply Chain Trends for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/31/2015   Post a comment
New research from Jabil outlines the realities and challenges of the global electronics supply chain.
Multi-layer security needed for Industrial IoT
Rob Spiegel  
7/30/2015   Post a comment
Industrial networks are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. Their security requires a multi-layered approach.
Macrofab Announces $2 Million In Seed Funding
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7/30/2015   Post a comment
Financing Led by Techstars Ventures Will Help Company Expand Cloud-Based Electronics Manufacturing Platform
With Micron a Chinese Takeover Target, is Trade War Brewing?
Mitchell Miller  
7/30/2015   Post a comment
A quasi-state-run Chinese tech firm offers $23 billion for Micron. Hit or miss, the reported deal will add bandwidth to growing tensions between the US and China over semiconductor production.
Flat Panel Display Revenues Forecast to Fall in 2015, IHS Says
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7/29/2015   Post a comment
TFT LCD revenues expected to decline sharply this year, and OLED is the only display technology with an expected revenue increase
Chinese Automotive Semiconductor Revenues to Hit $6.2 Billion in 2015, IHS Says

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7/29/2015   Post a comment
With 16 percent of the market, Freescale was the leading automotive semiconductor supplier in China in 2014
Riverwood Solutions CIO Research Findings: Hardware is Back
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7/29/2015   Post a comment
Majority of CIOs agree Internet of Things is driving a hardware manufacturing resurgence. Most CIOs view product launches funded on Indiegogo and Kickstarter as least likely to succeed.
Descartes Signs Agreement With SAP to Enhance Transportation Management Connectivity, Collaboration & Regulatory Compliance
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7/29/2015   Post a comment
Descartes Systems Group announced that it has signed a software development cooperation agreement with SAP SE.
Supply Management Professionals Have More Time to Reward the Industry’s Future Leaders
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7/29/2015   Post a comment
By Popular Demand, ThomasNet and ISM Extend “30 Under 30” Deadline to October 30, 2015
Richardson Electronics & FTCAP Sign Global
Distribution Agreement
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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

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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.
Li Tong Group Launches Motorola’s Online Take-Back Program in France, Germany & the U.K.
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7/29/2015   Post a comment
The program developed and administered by Li Tong Group (LTG) maximizes value and sustainability of Motorola’s reverse supply chain management (RSCM) operations.
IoT Accelerators Offer Advice to Entrepreneurs
Rich Quinnel  
7/28/2015   Post a comment
Startup accelerator experts panel offers IoT entrepreneurs insights into Kickstarter, manufacturing in China, and making the transition from prototype to production.
Changing Minds: The First Step to Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap
Frank Cavallaro  
7/28/2015   Post a comment
In order to attract more young people to the manufacturing industry, negative perceptions need to change.
IoT Net Gets New Leader
Rick Merritt  
7/27/2015   Post a comment
The LoRa Alliance will name communications veteran Geoff Mulligan as its new chairman starting August 1.
How Poor Transportation Capacity Hurts the Supply Chain
Logical Link  
7/27/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain executives will have to weather a variety of transportation, logistics, and infrastructure capacity issues that could affect how goods move through the pipeline.
America II Adds Eight New Franchise Lines
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7/24/2015   Post a comment
Global Distributor Announces New Franchise Distribution Agreements
Your Supplier Is Not Your Friend
Kelly Barner  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Sometimes outsourcing comes with a healthy dose of pushback. And that pushback from the supplier, warning of supply chain transgressions that could sink your product design, is good for you.
Manufacturing Transformation Creates Bright Outlook
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Manufacturers that hope to grow and drive new innovations to market need to continue to focus on improved agility and integrated supply chain strategies.
5 Technology Tricks to Make Your High-Tech Tradeshow Exhibit Stand Out
Dan Cole  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Especially in the electronics industry, smart use of technology can make your next tradeshow booth stand out in the crowd.
bisco industries Expands E-Commerce Services
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7/24/2015   Post a comment
Distributor, bisco industries, has recently expanded its online services for buyers.
RFMW & ParkerVision Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement
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7/24/2015   Post a comment
RFMW Ltd. and ParkerVision, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRKR) have announced a worldwide distribution agreement for ParkerVision products and services.
007 Movie Inspires Concept Cars
R. Colin Johnson  
7/23/2015   Post a comment
The new James Bond 007 movie inspires a never-before-seen concept car from Aston Martin, which engages on screen in a car chase against the hybrid Jaguar C-X75 concept supercar.
What Wooden Dolls Can Teach Us About Today’s Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/23/2015   Post a comment
Wooden dolls meet the Internet of Things in ways that teach useful lessons about the electronics supply chain.
Brainy Robotics: Understanding the Smartest Way to Get to Success
Peter Gasperini  
7/23/2015   Post a comment
In robotics, human-like functioning is more of a dream than a reality. A look at the human consciousness illustrates what a challenge the next level of capabilities really are.
And the Winner Is... Ace Awards Honor Best in Engineering & Technology
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/22/2015   Post a comment
See the engineers, products, and companies that were celebrated at the 2015 ACE Awards, presented as part of ESC Silicon Valley.
Nokia Wants Another Run At Making Phones
Pablo Valerio  
7/22/2015   Post a comment
Nokia looks to regain relevancy in the mobile device business in its post-Microsoft life.
Big Data & Automobiles: Crowdsourcing the Supply Chain
Mitchell Miller  
7/21/2015   Post a comment
Although crowdsourcing has gotten more attention in the conumer space than anywhere else, this powerful tool has the potential to streamline supply chain and logistics efforts.
MakerBot CEO: 3D Printing Going Mainstream
Curtis Franklin Jr  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
Jonathan Jaglom is the new CEO of MakerBot. He comes to the job with strong views of how 3D printing will change the consumer and enterprise markets.
Coming Home from China: Answering the Question of Reshoring
Jim O'Reilly  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
With so much past reliance on China, even if the economics favor assembly in the U.S., can the U.S. find the skills and experience needed for success?
Procurement & IT: Vying for Control of Tech Spend
Priyanka Potdukhe  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
At times, IT and procurement work well together, but sometimes they seem to go in completely different directions. It's important for the two to learn to work seamlessly together.
Gesture-Controlled Spiderbots Understand...
Amy Norcross  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
Not-so-itsy-bitsy spiders of the robotic kind helped Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrate improvements in the company’s technology for wearables.
Looking at IoTs Impact on Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
IoT has the potential to help many organizations, but the procurement department has to be on board. Manufacturers have a lot to teach these departments about the potential of the new technology.
IBM Offers Apple MacBooks to its Employees
Puga Sankara  
7/17/2015   (3) comments
How interesting is this? The company that came up with the IBM ThinkPad is encouraging its employees to use Apple MacBook.
PC, Mobile Slump Hits Chips
Rick Merritt  
7/16/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor sales are in a two year slump due to weak demand for PCs and mobile systems and the IoT and China won’t help much, says Gartner.
How Natural Language Processing Can Improve Spend Analytics
Sushil Sharma  
7/16/2015   Post a comment
Natural language processing (NLP) can be used for a lot more than spam filtering. It helps organizatoins understand their spending in real time,
Complex Hazmat Transport Regs Would Even Challenge Einstein, Shipping Execs Say in Survey
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7/15/2015   Post a comment
Hazardous materials rules are just plain confusing, execs say in a recent survey.
Three Weeks to go in the World’s Most Inclusive Tech Design Challenge set by UNICEF, ARM & frog
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7/15/2015   Post a comment
Wearables for Good design challenge attracts over 600 registrations so far #WearablesForGood.
Unique Challenges For Long-Life Batteries
Bill Schweber  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
The choice of the right long-life battery, even at very low discharge levels, involves much more than the basic current-and-time versus battery-capacity analysis.
Econolite Celebrates University of Michigan’s Grand Opening of Mcity
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Econolite will host connected vehicle demonstration at grand opening event.
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.
Growth in Smart Connected Home Appliance Market Expected to Accelerate from 2015 Onward, IHS Says
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7/15/2015   Post a comment
Strong growth is expected for the smart connected home appliance market in the next five years.
APICS Finalizes Merger with American Society of Transportation and Logistics

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7/15/2015   Post a comment
New Entity Extends APICS Expertise and Strengthens Supply Chain Content

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
OEMs Incentivize Consumers with Innovative Trade-In & Take-Back Programs
Linda Li  
7/15/2015   (2) comments
At long last, OEMs are looking at post-consumer trade-in and take-back programs as a strategic imperitve rather than a big chore.
Biometrics: A Rising Pulse in Technology Hardware
Logical Link  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Biometrics applications are moving beyond fingerprint collection and face recognition. Innovative new uses pave the way for revenue growth, and the electronics industry could benefit from the windfall.
IoT Promises Big Steps to a Better World
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Element14 asked consumers what they want out of the Internet of Things push--and their answers were illuminating.
Battery Startup Gets Ex-Fab Exec
Jessica Lipsky  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Albany battery startup BessTech announced that Doug Grose, former CEO of GlobalFoundries, has joined the company as its chief technology officer. Grose retired from GlobalFoundries and served as CEO for three years
Building a Right-Shoring Strategy: A Holistic Approach to High-Tech Supply Chain
David Roegge  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Off-shoring or near-shoring... In the supply chain, we've often talked about finding the perfect strategy. New UPS survey shows emergence of “right-shoring” strategy--that created a combination of the two.
Painting a Portrait of a Supply Chain Leader
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain leaders think critically about technology use, talent acquisition, and more.
Gartner Says Worldwide Device Shipments to Grow 1.5%, to Reach 2.5 Billion Units in 2015
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7/13/2015   Post a comment
Worldwide combined shipments of devices are expected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, a 1.5% increase from 2014 and down from the previous quarter's forecast of 2.8% growth, according to Gartner
Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Expected to Reach $348 Billion in 2015, a 2.2% Increase From 2014
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7/13/2015   Post a comment
Softness in Key Electronic Equipment Segments, Including PCs and Smartphones, Slowing Growth
North American PCB Results in May Were Mixed but Book-to-Bill Ratio Remains Positive
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7/13/2015   Post a comment
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for May 2015
Tradeshift App Partner Adds Order Management, eLogistics & Advanced Inventory Collaboration for Direct Spend Management
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7/13/2015   Post a comment
Quyntess Builds Apps on Tradeshift Platform in Record Five Weeks
Call2Recycle Names Tim Michaels Managing Director of Operations
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7/13/2015   Post a comment
Fortune 10 Manager Brings More Than 15 Years of Domestic and International 
Operations Experience to National Battery Stewardship Organization
LogMeIn Forms Xively Internet of Things Advisory Board
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
LogMeIn has created a new IoT advisory board to help inform, shape and accelerate future IoT innovation for LogMeIn, its IoT customers and the market, at large.
CLX Logistics Strengthens Partnership With Kewill & Launches Kewill Forwarding for Freight Forwarding Services
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7/13/2015   Post a comment
With a Single Integrated Platform, Organization Streamlines Shipment Processes and Enhances Visibility for Customers
Barcoding Unveils the Voice of the Baltimore Ravens as Executive Forum 5 Keynote
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7/13/2015   Post a comment
Scheduled for Oct. 8, systems integrator’s fifth annual conference will feature insights from broadcaster and author Gerry Sandusky
Walmart Taps ThomasNet.com to Support Its U.S. Domestic Manufacturing Initiative
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7/13/2015   Post a comment
Exclusive Corporate Edition Developed to Give Suppliers Immediate Access to 500,000 U.S. Manufacturers of Products and Components
Planet Analog Does NASA Johnson Space Center Flyby
Steve Taranovich  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
At NASA Johnson Space Center, a behind-the-scenes tour glimpses Orion, the new spacecraft destined to carry human beings into a new era of space exploration.
Top 10 Cool Little Gadgets that Got a Kickstarter Push
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Everyone loves an electronic gadget, especially one that solves a real problem in daily life. Take a look at what end users supported with their dollars on the Kickstarter crowdsourcing platform.
Hype Aside, Tesla’s Battery Pack Could Help Supply Chains
Bruce Gain  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Tesla's expertise in battery technology is gearing up to provide the industry a helpful alternative for uses other than automobiles.
Apple Watch Transformed Me
R. Colin Johnson  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
The Apple Watch has changed my life for the better, solving all the problems I had with the iPhone (such as missing calls while I tried to find it) as well as solving other problems I didn't even now I had until I got it.
Supply Chain Risk Dominates the Mind of the Buyer
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
Everyone agrees that the risk inherent in business is on the increase. Newly-released research delves into the phenomenon.
5 Logistics Mobile Apps for Small Biz
Jane Miller  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
You don't have to be big to automate pieces of your logistics process. These five apps offer necessary features for any electronics company with logistical woes.
Woman with Naked Ambition, Men with False Modesty
Junko Yoshida  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Why Intel president's resignation to find her inner CEO is a much more genuine "I quit" reason than some tendered by more narcissistic counterparts in tech world.
Climbing the Reverse Logistics Mountain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/9/2015   (2) comments
Reverse logistics is becoming more than a coslty brand enhancement. Smart electronics OEMs are working to make it good for the bottom line.
Small Cloud Providers Serve Supply Chain Management Market
Tam Harbert  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain managers have a wealth of choices when it comes to SCM and procurement software.
Beyond the Maturity Buzz: Journey, Agents of Change & Real Optimization
Ken Fordyce  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Identifying agents of change and understanding real optimization are the two critical factors in improving organizational responsiveness.
Merger-Mania: Has Test and Measurement Gone MAD?
Larry Desjardin  
7/8/2015   Post a comment
Larry Desjardin gives the background behind four recent mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures in the test industry, and predicts there are more to come.
Toyota Industrial Equipment Selects Sprint as Exclusive Network Provider for First-Of-A-Kind Forklift Vehicle Management System, T-Matics Mobile
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7/8/2015   Post a comment
Warehouse and distribution center managers can now instantly evaluate and coordinate forklift fleet and operator activity across multiple facilities.
EBN@C-Level: Talking about Supply Chain with John Kern, Cisco
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/8/2015   (2) comments
In an effort to learn from the leaders, EBN sat down with John Kern, senior vice president, supply chain operations at Cisco to find out what the company is doing that puts its supply chain ahead of the pack.
Counterfeiters Will Become 'Virtual Criminal Underground:' Europol
Mitchell Miller  
7/8/2015   Post a comment
In the near future, counterfeiters may go virtual, posing unprecedented risks to transport and logistics systems.
Intel President, Execs Step Down
Jessica Lipsky  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
Intel President Renée James is among several top executives who announced plans to resign from the chip giant. Three other executives from various divisions will also leave the company.
Flextronics Unveils Flex Pulse – A Software-Based, Real Time, Comprehensive Mobile View Into Supply Chain Events
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7/7/2015   Post a comment
Live Data Streams Provide Unprecedented Level of Connected Global Intelligence, Optimizing Supply Chain Efficiency
Basware-Supported Study Reveals State of Accounts Payable, ePayables Adoption
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7/7/2015   Post a comment
Ardent Partners’ Report Shows Focus on Improving Operations, Technology, Collaboration to Achieve AP Excellence
The New Internet Factory & Electronics’ Leading Role
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
As demand for new products and features increases, OEMs are loking for new ways to meet demand. The new Internet factory is being built to meet that demand.
3 Top Tips for Mitigating Outsourcing Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
A gap has evolved between how much OEMs worry about supply chain risk and how much they do about it. Here are some tips on closing that gap.
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.
IPC Promotes Philip Carmichael to IPC President, Asia
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7/6/2015   Post a comment
Expanded responsibilities include member support in Japan, Korea and ASEAN member states
Allied Market Research: Anti-Counterfeit Electronics and Automobiles Packaging Market to Reach $24.2 Billion, Globally, by 2020
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7/6/2015   Post a comment
A new report by Allied Market Research, titled, “World Anti-Counterfeit Electronics and Automobiles Packaging – Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 -2020”, forecasts the global anti-counterfeit electronics and automobiles packaging market to grow at a CAGR of 10.1% from 2015 to 2020.
Richardson Electronics, Ltd. Announces Power & Microwave Technologies Group
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7/6/2015   Post a comment
Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced today the launch of a new business group, Power & Microwave Technologies (“PMT”).
Could India's Analog Wafer Fab be Moving South?
Peter Clarke  
7/6/2015   Post a comment
Cricket Semiconductor, a company set up with the purpose of building and operating $1 billion analog and power semiconductor wafer fab in India has been in talks with state government of Telangana, according to a report in the New Indian Express.
Looking for the Next 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/6/2015   (1) comment
EBN talks to last years winner of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star award about why this type of recognition is important for the electronics industry.
Electronics as Valuable as Horsepower for Auto Innovations
Logical Link  
7/6/2015   Post a comment
Horsepower and technical improvements used to define automakers’ competitiveness. Now, electronic system innovation and app and digital services offerings will drive value creation and keep the automotive supply chain revved up.
Defining Leadership for the Tech Industry
Puga Sankara  
7/3/2015   Post a comment
The technology sector needs more leaders--but first we have to understand what leadership really is.
What Will Clear Drones for Take off?
Junko Yoshida  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Executives from Parrot, Qualcomm, small UAV lobby group and ex-FAA chief will join the drone debate at EE Times radio show, 9:00a.m., Pacific time, on Thursday, July 9th.
5 Steps to Prepare for an Ethics Breach
Jimmy Lin  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Any organization is likely to face a breach of ethics, but careful pre-planning can mitigate risk.
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.
IoT: to DIY or Not to DIY
Rob Spiegel  
7/1/2015   (1) comment
As companies rush into IoT connectivity, the choice of doing it yourself or using a platform from a service company becomes a major issue.
App Love in Manufacturing
Logical Link  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
Workers in manufacturing are more likely to be allowed to choose and use their apps--a reality that may make them more valuable to the organization.
The Nuts & Bolts of Burn-In & Reliability of PCB Assemblies
Michael Allen  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
Burning in electronic products reduces failure rates in the field, stabilizes some components, and validates new product designs.
Augmented Reality Helps Blind See the Light
Jessica Lipsky  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
Three hundred or so visually challenged people are getting assistance in seeing the world around them, thanks to augmented reality goggles developed at the University of Oxford in England. Smart Specs by Va-ST use 3D mapping and depth sensing to provide object and facial recognition assistance.
Design Engineering Contends with New Architectures & Pricing Challenges
Lisa Ann Cairns  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
Design Engineering (DE) challenges rise with new shrinking geometries and shorter chip cycles.
Sometimes All You Need is a Non-Team Player
Frank Cavallaro  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
In order to get the largest pool of qualified applicants, leave “teamwork” out of the job description.
Climate Change in Electronics: Immediate & Practical Preparations & Solutions
Pamela Gordon  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
It's time for the electronics industry to take a good hard look at climate change. It's good citizenship and good business.




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EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.
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