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High Visibility Counteracts Supply Chain Drama
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/9/2016   Post a comment
A new infographic details how supply chain visibility can prevent unforeseen issues to become big calamities.
Trump Needs to Embrace Industrial Revolution
Pablo Valerio  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
Industrial jobs policy is important for many millions of Trump supporters, especially those who lost jobs when factories downsized or closed. But can Trump's U.S. really compete with Asia and Europe?
EBN@C-Level: Risk & Resiliency Top New Year’s Resolution List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
Risk is everywhere and resilience is paramount. We asked an industry expert to talk about how leading companies prepare thrive in hard times.
International Dragnet Cracks Down on Darknet Trade
B. Cameron Gain  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
"Operation Hyperion" seeks to slow down illicit trade. The dragnet found several electronic components destined for the U.S. military.
Bluetooth Beams New Spec, Chips
Rick Merritt  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
The Bluetooth SIG ratified its version 5 spec, enhancing range, throughput, and beacon support.
3D Manufacturing Offers Effective Way of Creating Integrating Circuits
Mary E. Shacklett  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
3D printing should be on the technology roadmaps of electronics manufacturers. It has the potential to provide an agile approach to the more complex geometries and materials that are likely to be required for electronics in future advanced manufacturing environments.
10 Hottest Electronic Supply Chain Slideshows of 2016
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
Whether we were talking about the people, places, or things of the electronics supply chain world, readers agreed that these slideshows were their favorites.
Virtual Reality Group to Define APIs
Rick Merritt  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
A new Khronos working group will define APIs for virtual reality products to ease writing and optimizing applications and device drivers.
Selling to the New Consumer: Ethical Supply Chain Practices & Millennials
Sean Mulroy  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
Transparent, ethical supply chain practices capture the imagination of millennial customers.
20 Best Tech-Based Toys Promise Big Holiday Hits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/5/2016   Post a comment
This slideshow offers a quick look at how electronics are powering and enabling the coolest new toys for the holiday season, from drones and robots to STEM teaching toys.
Will China Grab ARM Servers?
Rick Merritt  
12/5/2016   Post a comment
China’s data center giants have become the next big hope to give traction to ARM’s server initiative.
Global Executives Weigh-In on Digital Supply Chain
Craig Moss  
12/5/2016   Post a comment
A new report outlines game changers, challenges and risks that will shape the digital supply chain in the coming years and key success factors.
Watson IDs Heart Disease
R. Colin Johnson  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
IBM's Watson acquires a new set of modules for diagnosing disease that increases their accuracy by 25-to-50 percent.
Get the Right Generational Talent Mix
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Each generation is looking for something different in terms of compensation package. Finding the right employees starts with understanding the differences between Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Millennials.
Bots May Be the Next Big Supply Chain Invasion
Puga Sankara  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Chat bots are becoming commonplace in e-commerce. It may be time to look at how supply chains can use the same tech to make things run smoothly.
Intel Snags Exec from ARM to Run IoT
Junko Yoshida  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
Intel will separate its nascent automotive team from the company’s IoT group. Previously, Intel’s IoT and automotive teams were bundled together under one big IoT tent. Intel also named ex-ARM executive Tom Lantzsch to head the company’s IoT branch.
Lattice Deal May Hit A Snag
Junko Yoshida  
11/30/2016   Post a comment
A buyer with ties to the Chinese central government and a U.S. company with dual-purpose technology is an alarming combination that could invite suspicion among regulators concerned about national security. This might become the case with Lattice deal.
Championing Staff Development in the Age of Lean
Richard G. Weissman  
11/30/2016   Post a comment
Employee training and development have become victims of shifting business conditions.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call
Rick Merritt  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
Disaster Tech Lab needs a few technically minded volunteers to help set up solar power and Wi-Fi networks in global disaster sites and refugee camps.
Examining the Risky Business of E-Commerce
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
Without the right supply chain for both the OEM and the online retailer, e-commerce growth can create more risk than reward.
Advanced Digital Technology: Making A Smarter Supply Chain
EBN Sponsored Resources  
11/29/2016  
M&A Takes New Twists
Rick Merritt  
11/28/2016   Post a comment
The M&A frenzy in semiconductors seems to have entered a bold new phase that arguable leads to less competition.
IBM's Watson IoT Aims to Be AI for Connected Devices, Changing Traditional Businesses
Pablo Valerio  
11/28/2016   Post a comment
Nicola Villa, IBM's Europe’s leader of IoT, gave a detailed overview of the new Watson capabilities during the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSCW), focusing on how IoT technology is changing traditional businesses, affecting logistics, and using new technologies such as Blockchain to manage trusted sources of IoT data.
15 Views of Printed Electronics
Rick Merritt  
11/25/2016   Post a comment
Printed electronics showed progress in manufacturing gear and processes, e-textiles, sensors, batteries, and printed NFC tags at the IDTechEx event.
Black Friday: Will It Achieve National Holiday Status?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/25/2016   (3) comments
Online shopping site wants Black Friday to take its place on the calendar as an official national holiday. Electronics retailers may agree.
Bosch CEO: Hanging on to Lead
R. Colin Johnson  
11/24/2016   Post a comment
The world's largest producer of automotive MEMS devices describes how it plans to hang onto the lead.
Fast Track to Industrial IoT
Rich Quinnell  
11/23/2016   (1) comment
It fits in a shirt pocket, runs on batteries, and provides a quick way to upgrade to Industry 4.0.
Volkswagen Learns Painful Supply Chain Lessons
B. Cameron Gain  
11/23/2016   Post a comment
Last year, Volkswagen made headlines, but not in a good way. The mistakes, though, were understandable...and can be a great teaching tool for the industry.
The Importance of Streamlining Reverse Logistics
William Salter  
11/23/2016   Post a comment
24x7 shopping has never been easier. The question remains: What are the consequences of these new consumer habits for the retailer?
Get More Out of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
While conversations about digital supply chains are pervasive, many executives and supply chain teams are not sure how to scale their initiatives beyond piecemeal tools. The decisions made now have the potential to impact the future of business.
The Internet of Insecure Things
Jane Goh  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
Hackers have shown they can now harness the collective firepower of Internet connected devices. This reality puts pressure on OEMs to up their security game when it comes to protecting the devices they design and sell.
ST's Bozotti on 'Back-to-Silicon' Differentiation
Peter Clarke  
11/21/2016   Post a comment
Carlo Bozotti, CEO of STMicroelectronics NV, has presided over a difficult period in the chip company's history as he first put together the ST-Ericsson mobile processors joint venture and then had to engineer ST's exit from what had became an ill-fated project. But now the write-offs, reorganizations and product phase outs are just about behind the company and it is starting to resume growth. EE Times Europe interviewed Bozotti at a bustling Electronica in Munich.
University Research Affirms Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays
Gary Hilson  
11/21/2016   Post a comment
There’s lots of low hanging fruit for supply chains looking to improve delivery and reduce variability, according to corporate-sponsored research conducted by the University of North Texas.
Shift Happens: RFQ Management Gets Beyond Spreadsheets
Alex Peron  
11/21/2016   (1) comment
For years, companies have interacted with their suppliers using spreadsheets and email creating siloed communication channels. Today's complex supply chains demand something more.
Smart Homes & IoT: What About Bob?
Junko Yoshida  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
At Embedded Technology conference here, NXP executive broached the touchy topic of “smart home delays.”
10 Ways to Woo Supply Chain Talent
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
Let people know that supply chain and logistics offer some great opportunities for a fulfilling career. It's time to close the talent gap.
The Trump Manifesto & the Electronics Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
11/18/2016   (1) comment
In the distribution center, Donald Trumps proposed changes to immigration in the United States may have unforeseen effects on the supply chain.
BlackBerry’s Indonesian Partnerships Demand Local Components
Ariella Brown  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
As regulatory compliance becomes more stringent, Blackberry is partnering more closely with component makers in Indonesia. It may be an idea whose time has come.
Qualcomm's Supply Chain Dilemma
Logical Link  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm’s proposed acquisition of NXP puts together companies not only with different product and market segment expertise, but with significantly different design and supply chain strategies.
3D Printed Buses Here
R. Colin Johnson  
11/16/2016   Post a comment
Local Motors has been a solution looking for a problem since its inception, but may have finally hit the nail on the head with its Olli substitute for traditional transit systems at just 20% of their cost, but with more convenience, faster times and free-ride driverless capabilities.
Maintaining Control in a Customer-Centric Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
11/16/2016   (1) comment
Customer centricity is redefining today's supply chain. As customers demand more, how are businesses going to respond?
Designing Displays to Take the Drop
Keith Mitnik  
11/16/2016   Post a comment
While making a display completely unbreakable is impossible, optimizing drop-test performance with a system level approach will help products pass drop testing and make the end product far more durable.
Industrial & Agriculture: Where the Real Action Is in IoT
TechMergers  
11/15/2016   Post a comment
The Industrial IoT (IIoT) world is becoming difficult to ignore. Here are a handful of unexpected industries being touched by the mania.
Startups, Hipster Market Drive Resurgence of New York City Manufacturing
B. Cameron Gain  
11/15/2016   Post a comment
The outlook for New York manufacturing is not as bad as it looks. There is more demand for high-tech, niche production in the area than ever before.
Huawei Ogles Emerging IoT Markets Including Connectivity & Smart Cities
Pablo Valerio  
11/14/2016   (1) comment
Huawei’s showcased its newest IoT solutions at the IoT Solutions World Congress. The company is focusing efforts on emerging markets with limited fixed line connectivity, where new LTE narrowband and 4.5G networks could make a significant impact.
Balancing the E & the We of the Supply Chain
Richard G. Weissman  
11/14/2016   Post a comment
Technology and humans can coexist in the supply chain.
LACROIX Electronics and Witekio, a Partnership Serving Industrial IoT
EBN Newswire  
11/11/2016   Post a comment
LACROIX Electronics and Witekio are formalizing their partnership during the Electronica Trade Fair.
Google's Mobile VR Still a Wild West
Rick Merritt  
11/11/2016   Post a comment
A test run of Google’s mobile VR system called Daydream shows mobile virtual reality is still a Wild West of dangers and riches being pioneered.
Logistics Carriers Should Envision an Image Enabled Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
11/11/2016   Post a comment
Innovative companies count on logistics carriers to get stuff done. To keep up, carriers need to start thinking innovatively about how to give customers stellar service.
Electronica: CEO Forum Rambles on IoT Security, Safety
Peter Clarke  
11/10/2016   Post a comment
The traditional CEO forum at Electronica continued a theme from two years before: the Internet of Things (IoT) but this time tried to shed some light on how to ensure safety and security.
Coming Soon: Chief Delivery Drone Officer
Judith M. Myerson  
11/10/2016   Post a comment
Chief Delivery Drone Officers are not yet commonplace on the corporate c-level roster. However, it's on the horizon for good reasons.
Trump Win Roils Technology Sector
Rick Merritt  
11/9/2016   (1) comment
The view of America from Silicon Valley on the day after the U.S. election is, at best, uncertain.
4 Legal Liability Issues for Electronics OEMs Will Face in 2017
Mary E. Shacklett  
11/9/2016   (1) comment
Managers and decision makers in the electronics industry must to proactively look at the areas of legal liability that are likely to be major focal points in 2017.
10 Intriguing Technologies from ARM TechCon
Rich Quinnell  
11/8/2016   Post a comment
ARM TechCon 2016 showcased a wide variety of interesting technologies beyond the chips themselves.
Manufacturing Boom in Mexico Actually Boosts U.S. Job Market
Scott Stanley  
11/8/2016   (1) comment
While some Americans fear the transfer of jobs from the U.S. to Mexico, the U.S. job market is actually expanding
Chip Forecast Rises Through 2017
Rick Merritt  
11/7/2016   Post a comment
International Business Strategies updated its semiconductor forecast to growth through 2017, in part due to rising memory prices and sales.
Robot Supply May Require New Links in the Chain
Laurie Sullivan  
11/7/2016   Post a comment
Long term, autonomous robots could become highly disruptive to supply chains, particularly for electronics components supply chains.
Time for Supply Chain to Scale the Data Governance Mountain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/4/2016   Post a comment
Most electronics OEMs are probably just starting the journey to real and proactive data governance. However, the benefits for getting there are plentiful.
Thank Goodness for Makers
Max Maxfield  
11/3/2016   Post a comment
Did you ever fear that hobby electronics was fading away, and were you surprised by the emergence of the Maker Movement?
Electronics & the IoT Security Threat: 6 Steps to Mitigation
Mary E. Shacklett  
11/3/2016   (1) comment
Electronics companies must contend with with the security risks associated with IoT.
Connecting The Enterprise Through Serialization
Steve Wood  
11/3/2016   (2) comments
Serialization of products offer an opportunity to connect all enterprise units when manufacturers, suppliers, and other participating supply chain stakeholders thoroughly analyze the life of a product.
U.S. Needs Big Bet on Chips
Rick Merritt  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
The U.S. government should launch a new multi-billion national research effort to define a post-silicon semiconductor industry.
Morrison Express introduces South China Bonded Logistics Park Solution
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Transportation management solution simplifies customs clearance, trans-shipment, distribution, sourcing & re-export for manufacturers shipping from South China looking for VAT refunds in less time.
Paragon Software Systems Expands Vehicle Tracking Integration
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Astrata Group’s Fleet Management Solution Integrated with Routing and Scheduling Software
Mouser Electronics, Grant Imahara and Local Motors Showcase Promise of Self-Driving Technology with 3D-Printed Vehicle Equipped with Drone Technology
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics Inc., together with Local Motors and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today showcased the final build of a transformative 3D-printed vehicle with drone-launching technology.
Icon Labs Launches Embedded Credentialing Solution for IoT Devices, Machines, and Endpoints
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
OEMs Can Now Easily Provide Automated Security Credentialing and Certificate Enrollment for their Embedded Linux and RTOS-based IoT and IIoT Devices
In Preparation for Winter, A. Duie Pyle Begins Protect From Freeze Service
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Leading Northeast LTL carrier adds to fleet of heated/insulated trailers ahead of 2016/2017 winter season.
Dangerous Revelation: Survey Shows Hazmat Transport Pros Lack Confidence That Supply Chain Meets Compliance Rules
Latest Research  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Many New, Complex Regs, Lack of C-Suite Focus Present Challenges
6 Tips for Shipping Electronic Products after Manufacturing
Kevin Hill  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Here are five tips for shipping electronic products that are not only efficient but also please the customers immensely.
Bosch & SAP Partner to Advance IoT & Industrie 4.0
Ariella Brown  
11/1/2016   Post a comment
A partnership between Bosch and SAP potentially will give supply chains more access to real time data for better planning and smoother logistics.
5 Things to Consider When Switching from EDI to API Technology
Jett McCandless  
11/1/2016   (3) comments
APIs hold the potential to be the connective tissue of the global supply chain displacing the industry's current, outdated communication system.
Paragon Software Systems Helps Optimize Transport Planning with Latest Version of Routing and Scheduling Software
EBN Newswire  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
Paragon Software Systems has launched the latest version of its advanced transport solution.
Samsung, Bosch Bet on AI Chip Startup
Peter Clarke  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
Startup Graphcore announced it snagged a $30 million investment from partners including Samsung and Bosch to fuel its work on a processor designed for machine learning.
The Advent of Human Free Logistics
Richard G. Weissman  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The use of autonomous vehicles in logistics is being driven by economics, efficiency, and safety.
Automated Supply Chain: The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Susan Fourtané  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring fully-automated supply chains creating opportunities for businesses as well as bringing safety to the production line, efficiency, and more environmentally friendly work environments.
Procurement Faces at Digital Tipping Point
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/28/2016   (1) comment
Technology trends are creating a new tipping point for procurement, in addition to offering new ways for the function to prove its worth.
Fast Charging Comes to Maturity to Support Supply Chain Tasks
Puga Sankara  
10/28/2016   Post a comment
Fast charging is going to change a lot of things in the enterprise, especially factories and the supply chain.
Qualcomm-NXP: Another Testosterone-Driven Deal?
Bolaji Ojo  
10/27/2016   Post a comment
Hard questions are arising. It comes back to finding the justification for this deal. Does this deal really make sense for Qualcomm?
OEMs Beware: These Days, Anything Can Be Hacked
Erik Kangas  
10/27/2016   (9) comments
More needs to happen on the manufacturers’ side to protect against vulnerabilities that are unintentionally built into hardware and software products. Further,, quicker responses are needed to fix the problem once vulnerabilities are identified.
Supporting Global, High Volume Barcode Label Printing
Mark Wick  
10/27/2016   Post a comment
A brief Q&A to explore printing barcode labels across a global enterprise.
Samsung's Battery Problem Highlights Broader Engineering Issues
Bill Schweber  
10/26/2016   Post a comment
Given the relative rarity of the battery problems with Samsung's smartphone, how do you determine the root cause with confidence?
Companies Shipping Defective, Damaged Lithium Batteries Face Many Challenges; Samsung Recall Highlights Risks Involved
EBN Newswire  
10/26/2016   Post a comment
Labelmaster Offers New Economical Solution for Shipping Defective Lithium Batteries
Survey: Companies are Eager to Conduct PCB Prototyping In-House
Latest Research  
10/26/2016   Post a comment
Nano Dimension Survey of Nearly 1,000 Designers and Engineers Reveals They Want to Protect their IP While Reducing Prototyping Time and Costs
Future Electronics Announces expanded Worldwide Distribution Agreement for all NXP Semiconductors Products
EBN Newswire  
10/26/2016   Post a comment
Future Electronics announced its expanded engagement with NXP Semiconductors N.V.
Barcoding, Inc. to Hold Webinar, “How to Automate Logistics and Streamline Operations with RAIN RFID”
EBN Newswire  
10/26/2016   Post a comment
This webinar will cover the benefits companies gain from using RAIN RFID in their supply chain, the common use cases of RAIN RFID in transport and logistics and what is needed for a typical RAIN RFID deployment.
Flexible Electronics Turn a Corner
Logical Link  
10/26/2016   (1) comment
Still a young market with its potential yet to be defined, the global flexible electronics market is poised to grow rapidly.
Intel, ARM Battle over IoT
Rick Merritt  
10/25/2016   (1) comment
Intel and ARM load up enhanced processors as their battle over the Internet of Things heats up this week.
Supply Chain Disruption Focuses on Emerging Risk
Richard G. Weissman  
10/25/2016   Post a comment
The sun always comes out after a storm; the snow melts and the floods dry up. But the supply chain risks we are facing today have less of a predicable outcome.
Finding the Way Out of Inventory Dilemmas
Frank Cavallaro  
10/25/2016   Post a comment
Warehouse rents are reaching record heights as inventory is building up across the country. Organizations with a flexible supply chain network are better positioned to combat the issue.
AVX is Exhibiting at Electronica 2016
EBN Newswire  
10/24/2016   Post a comment
The AVX exhibition, located in Hall B6 at Booth 314, will showcase the company’s advanced passive & interconnect components for automotive, medical, defense, aerospace, industrial, & consumer applications
LTG Statement on Basel Action Network E-Trash Transparency Project Report
EBN Newswire  
10/24/2016   (3) comments
An E-Trash Transparency Project report from Basel Action Network (BAN) that GPS-tracked 200 electronic waste products cites a printer that was exported from the United States and disposed of at a non-certified facility in New Territories, Hong Kong.
Steve Jobs Heard in Supreme Court
Steve Chang  
10/24/2016   (7) comments
In last week's Supreme Court hearing of the design patent case of Apple v. Samsung you could almost feel the presence of Steve Jobs.
Ensuring Consistency in Manufacturing PCBs Across the Global Supply Chain
Kella Knack  
10/24/2016   Post a comment
Designing and manufacturing printed circuit board (PCB) can be challenging. That’s because PCBs are the launching points for hardware product development and the laminate and prepreg materials used in designing and manufacturing PCBs are the nuclei for those boards.
8 Questions You Need to Ask Every New Customer
Nanci Churchill  
10/24/2016   Post a comment
Mobile devices are also changing the way electronics companies are selling the products that they make. Asking the right questions is important to matching product to need.
U.S. Protecting Us from AI
R. Colin Johnson  
10/21/2016   (1) comment
From lost jobs to nuclear holocaust, any negative impact artificial intelligence could have on society is what the U.S. government wants to head-off.
Blockchain Set to Transform Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/21/2016   (1) comment
Blockchain has supply chain aficionados excited because the technology will support new business processes that allow for assets to be transferred over the Internet without the need for a centralized third party.
ISO 37001: Application in Supply Chain Risk Mitigation
Leslie Benton  
10/20/2016   Post a comment
The new ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems standard has significant implications when working with third parties.
Technology & Automation: Only Humans Need Apply
Apek Mulay  
10/20/2016   Post a comment
As a technologist, I certainly want technology to continue progressing. However, as a macroeconomist, I am equally concerned about ensuring full-employment in the economy.




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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.