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IoT Terrain Still Shifting
Rick Merritt  
2/27/2015   Post a comment
The Internet of Things continues to fragment with competing networks and frameworks from 6LoWPAN to Zigbee, Apple Homekit and Google’s Thread.
Semiconductor Innovation Yields Promise
Peter Gasperini  
2/27/2015   Post a comment
Some of the promising memory applications of past decades are being rethought and revamped to meet the evolving needs of the electronics indsutry.
Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?
Jim McGregor  
2/26/2015   Post a comment
Driving a smartphone gives rise other issues — safety, security, reliability, and ownership costs.
Tech Fatigue Hits the Mobile Market
Jim O'Reilly  
2/26/2015   Post a comment
Drooping sales for smart phones, tablets, and desktop PCs suggest "technology fatigue" is setting in. What are the facts and implications for electronics OEMs, and can the trend be reversed?
Electronics Industry Responds to Macroeconomic Realities with Innovation
Peter Gasperini  
2/26/2015   Post a comment
When the going gets tough, technology engineers simply get to work making new things and improving on old ones, to the benefit of the economy.
Apple Car: Drive Different
Thomas Claburn  
2/25/2015   Post a comment
Apple is serious about entering the auto market. Here's our less-than-serious take on what the press release might look like announcing this magical vehicle.
4 Strategies to Maximize Multimodal Shipping Opportunities
Mary E. Shacklett  
2/25/2015   (1) comment
Apple and its worldwide iPhone introduction has got supply chain pros talking about how to best use the breadth of shipping options available to get consumer electronics to customers when and where they want it.
Monopoly May Be a High-Tech Electronics Sector Killer
Apek Mulay  
2/25/2015   Post a comment
The high-tech electronics sector can learn a lesson from the oil and gas industry: monopolies can cripple an industry.
Freescale v. Too Many Others
Jack Ganssle  
2/24/2015   Post a comment
Freescale gets “typ” and “max” right for their Kinetis family.
Ecommerce, Overseas Manufacturing Contributing to Ocean Port Congestion
Laurie Sullivan  
2/24/2015   (1) comment
The logistics industry is facing major challenges, and the electronics industry is in the line of fallout from recent port slowdowns and outages.
Entering the Era of 3D Printed Electronics
Susan Fourtané  
2/24/2015   Post a comment
A new development in 3D printing and conductive inks make 3D printed electronics a reality that will revolutionize electronics manufacturing starting this year.
US EMV Adoption to Drive Market
Pablo Valerio  
2/23/2015   Post a comment
The only major market yet to adopt EMV-standard cards, US is poised to make the switch.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Laura Dearborn Sterns, Cisco
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/23/2015   Post a comment
Millenial worker Laura Dearborn Stearns is making a name for herself in the electronics supply chain for her big data expertise. We asked her to give us her take on the industry.
10 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Trends Fueled by IoT
Logical Link  
2/23/2015   (2) comments
The IoT revolution is stretching to touch all sorts of new areas, and the net of that is that electronics manufacturing will never be the same.
FAA on Drones: Fly But Not That High
Junko Yoshida  
2/20/2015   Post a comment
Under the FAA’s proposed rules, gone are such antiquated rules as [drone] operators must be “licensed pilots.” Intact are “see and avoid” principles; must fly within line of sight of the operator.
High-Tech Wholesale Hot Supply Chain Trend
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/20/2015   (1) comment
E-commerce and wholesale are coming together to ensure that business-to-business buyers get what they need.
Measuring Marcomm Equals Complicated Mathematics
Savvy Tech Marketing  
2/20/2015   (1) comment
It's reasonable to want to measure the effectiveness of the marketing communications efforts at your high tech company. However, actually doing it may be easier said than done.
Microsoft, Google Beat Humans at Image Recognition
R. Colin Johnson  
2/19/2015   Post a comment
The world's first algorithm to classify images more accurately than humans is claimed by Microsoft.
Your Supplier’s Inside Threat, Your Security Risk
Bruce Gain  
2/19/2015   Post a comment
Your suppliers poor security may translate into big risk for your organization.
What's Happening in the European EMS Market?
Logical Link  
2/19/2015   Post a comment
Although no longer the hotbed of opportunity it once was, Eastern Europe is still the choice for some electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies.
GlobalFoundries Teams with IMEC on RF CMOS
Julien Happich  
2/18/2015   Post a comment
GlobalFoundries has announced a partnership with nanoelectronics research center IMEC for joint research on future radio architectures and designs for highly integrated mobile devices and IoT applications.
IESA Summit: Bringing Vision to Reality
Apek Mulay  
2/18/2015   Post a comment
The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association Vision Summit tackled key issues around bringing the semiconductor foundry industry to India successfully.
Apple, Ericsson Spar over LTE Patents
John Walko  
2/17/2015   Post a comment
Apple and Ericsson spar over LTE patents……as IEEE threatens new rules over wireless IP royalties.
The Audit Supply Chain Professionals Are Not Doing
Logical Link  
2/17/2015   Post a comment
As many audits as go on in the average electronics supply chain, many organizations fail to look at one critical policy: anti-bribery and corruption.
Analytics Squeeze Value Out of IoT
Frank Cavallaro  
2/17/2015   (1) comment
Data flows through the supply chain but holds little value unless correctly leveraged.
H-1B Overhaul Increases U.S. Dependence on Skilled Foreign Workers
At the Source  
2/16/2015   (2) comments
High tech OEMs are looking for skilled workers from all over the world. New H-1B visa guidelines offer an opportunity to bring in a wealth of new talent.
Why Through-Hole PCB Manufacturing Isn’t Dead Yet
Michael Allen  
2/16/2015   Post a comment
Even the most modern board may need through-hole components. Not all contract manufacturers give them the attention they need.
Is Your Distribution Center an Inviting Place for Millennials?
Puga Sankara  
2/13/2015   Post a comment
Is the thought of managing millennials in your distribution center keeping you awake in the night? If so, you are not alone.
Wearables Don Smart Fabrics
Jessica Lipsky  
2/12/2015   Post a comment
What do musical instruments, car seats, and shoes have in common? Each item benefits from smart fabrics invented by Berkeley, Calif. company BeBop sensors. BeBop layers printed circuits onto polyester felts, synthetic silk weaves, and spandex of various thickness to create a web of sensors that connected to a sewn-in microcontroller.
New Lithium Battery Regs May Stymie Electronics Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/12/2015   (2) comments
New Department of Transportation rules around shipping lithium batteries is changing the ways electronics OEMs ship products.
Voltera Launches Desktop PCB Printer Kickstarter
Max Maxfield  
2/11/2015   Post a comment
The folks at Voltera have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their desktop PCB printer -- they hit their original goal in just 35 minutes!
The Information Age & the Shift in Consumerism
Ron Guido  
2/11/2015   Post a comment
Life in general, and business in particular, are all about moving information and doing it quickly. Electronics retailers, distributors, and OEMs need to understand that information shift is happening--and learn to work with it.
IESA Vision Summit Explores Future of India's Electronics Push
Apek Mulay  
2/11/2015   Post a comment
When will India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) Vision Summit become an IESA Reality Summit?
Desktop Pick-&-Place Machine DIY Kit
Max Maxfield  
2/10/2015   Post a comment
Here's a low-cost, machine-vision-based, entry-level desktop pick-and-place machine for prototype builders, hobbyists, developers, and development groups.
SilRay Completes Rooftop Commercial Solar Array for Electronics Manufacturing Partners in Silicon Valley
EBN Newswire  
2/10/2015   (1) comment
SilRay announces the completion of the first phase of a two-part commercial solar array for a 74,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Milpitas, CA.
America II Announces Partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning
EBN Newswire  
2/10/2015   Post a comment
America II Electronics announced that the company will be an official partner of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Paragon Software Systems Expands in China
EBN Newswire  
2/10/2015   Post a comment
Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces that the company, as part of its continued commitment to expanding overseas, has added two new appointments to support its growing operations in China.
445 Companies to Exhibit New Equipment, Technologies and Materials at IPC APEX EXPO 2015
EBN Newswire  
2/10/2015   Post a comment
Nearly 350 products will be on display at the IPC APEX EXPO.
Smith & Associates Far East Limited Inspectors Earn CCCI-102 Certification, Bolster Smith’s Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts
EBN Newswire  
2/10/2015   Post a comment
Smith expands the quality standards of its headquarters internationally with the latest step in its quality and anti-counterfeiting initiative.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Expands Antenna & Cable Offering in Americas with Taoglas USA Deal
EBN Newswire  
2/10/2015   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas has entered into a distribution agreement with Taoglas USA, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of M2M and IoT antenna and cable solutions.
America II Signs Distribution Agreement with CEC Panda
EBN Newswire  
2/10/2015   Post a comment
Distributor expands product offering with new franchise line.
Top 5 Challenges Facing Shippers Today
Larry Lewis  
2/9/2015   Post a comment
Visibility, carrier integration, and benchmarking are key to today’s shipping.
What the Apple Watch Means for the Industry
Sagar Jethani  
2/9/2015   Post a comment
The introduction of the Apple Watch engendered a lot of industry talk. Now that some time has passed, it's time to look at whether this new product introduction signaled the entry of wearables into the mainstream and a boon for electronics designers.
4 Places to Start Cloud-Based Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2015   Post a comment
Although in its infancy, cloud-based supply chain systems offer clear benefits if implemented correctly
The End of the World is Here (for Radio Shack)
David Blaza  
2/6/2015   Post a comment
The purpose of this blog is not to say "I told you so," but rather to look at the forces in play and consider what this means for the electronics community.
Finding Logistics Opportunity Around the Globe
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/6/2015   Post a comment
A new report from Agility highlights where the best opportunity for growing logistics lie around the world.
What High-Tech PR is Not
Savvy Tech Marketing  
2/6/2015   Post a comment
Confusion abounds in high-tech organization about what public relations really is. Let's shed some light on that topic by exploring what PR isn't.
BMW's Software Security Patch A Sign Of Things To Come
Kelly Jackson Higgins  
2/5/2015   Post a comment
BMW takes a proactive approach, using HTTPS for encrypted mobile communications.
Cloud-Based Supply Chain Faces Scrutiny
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/5/2015   (3) comments
We spoke to Vasu Rajagopolan, head of supply chain and transportation for Xchanging to get his take on some of the issues around cloud computing and the supply chain.
Security Concerns Mount as Wearables Enter Healthcare
Bruce Gain  
2/5/2015   Post a comment
Wearables are going to be a huge and growing market, but supply chain pros need to start considering the security implications and looking at ways of securing personal health information.
An AI Apocalypse? Really?
Rich Quinnel  
2/4/2015   Post a comment
For some AI spells doom and gloom. It's all hype masking a real consideration.
3D Printing Reshapes Automotive Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
2/4/2015   Post a comment
3D printing is helping auto manufacturers increase proximity and flexiblity and decrease waste. Can similar improvements for other sectors in the electronics indsutry be far behind?
How Lean is Too Lean?
Frank Cavallaro  
2/3/2015   Post a comment
Several factors have made inventory management a vexing problem for many organizations.
A Guide to the Core Components of Supply Chain Management
Ken Fordyce  
2/3/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain planning can be broken down into a hanful of activities. This handy guide offers a quick glance into the basics.
Cable Assemblies: Ignore Them and Be Sorry
Bill Schweber  
2/2/2015   Post a comment
It's easy and simplistic to focus on active components, circuit design, and software, but the humble cable and connector can define the success and reliability of your project as much as the more glamorous components.
Mornsun America Announces World Micro as New Authorized Distributor for North America
EBN Newswire  
1/30/2015   Post a comment
Leading manufacturer of power converters rapidly expanding US markets.
10 Must Haves for Effective Tech Standards
Suzanne Deffree  
1/30/2015   Post a comment
Synopsys' Karen Bartleson discusses the sometimes unwelcome standards process and how engineers are can benefit from participation in it.
Collaborative Logistics: Creative Solution for a Difficult Market?
Jonathan Gilbert  
1/30/2015   (3) comments
Collaborative logistics reduce shipping costs and enhance customer service. It's time for the global electronics supply chain to consider the potential upside.
Serving Up a Supply Chain History Lesson
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/30/2015   Post a comment
Even though we didn't call it supply chain, the activities around manufacturing electronics based products have been around for decades. A quick look at this infographic will remind you of the long and illustrious history.
Writing an Obituary for Electronics Retailers
Jim O'Reilly  
1/29/2015   Post a comment
With Radio Shack on life support and online eating up market share, what can retail electronics chains do to survive?
Autonomous Vehicles Hold More Near-Term Promise for the Supply Chain Than the Road
Tam Harbert  
1/29/2015   Post a comment
While automomous vehicles have serious drawbacks that may keep them off the roads except in fanciful television shows, this technology may offer some real benefit to the electronics warehouse.
10 Commandments for Procurement Professionals
Priyanka Potdukhe  
1/28/2015   (3) comments
These ten practices will keep purchasing professionals on the straight and narrow in working to increase the procurement's value to the organization.
Brief Takes: Tech Stories You Should Know About
R. Colin Johnson  
1/28/2015   Post a comment
Here are 5 quick reads to catch you up with the latest technology advancements in the news this week.
Holographic Images for Healthcare
Ariella Brown  
1/27/2015   Post a comment
Like a scene from a science fiction film, this new holographic technology allows doctors and surgeons to view and interact with virtual representations of organs in real-time.
Are Your Vendors Villainous or Adding Value?
Drew Smith  
1/27/2015   Post a comment
Trusted partners may be The idea of labeling suppliers in logistics, operations, marketing an adversely impacting a firm through actions that expose the commodity of information through clumsy, inefficient, or obsolete safeguards.
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
EBN Newswire  
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
EBN Newswire  
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
EBN Newswire  
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   (4) comments
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   (2) 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.
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   (2) comments
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%




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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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