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Weird Components
Michael Dunn  
10/22/2014   Post a comment
What weird components are in your junk box?
Avnet Electronics Marketing Adds Smart Vision Development Kit
EBN Newswire  
10/22/2014   Post a comment
Avnet has Smart Vision Development Kit with Xilinx Zynq-7015 PicoZed SOM to design real-time embedded vision applications in 5 minutes
Meet the New Breed of Independent Distributor
World Micro Scope  
10/22/2014   Post a comment
The independent distributor is bringing more diverse services and offerings to customers. This new breed of distributor is making a new role for itself with OEMs and CMs.
Data Overload: The Challenge of Managing Supply Chain Analytics
Frank Cavallaro  
10/21/2014   (2) comments
Companies know supply chain analytics can yield great insights, but many question how to make sense of the deluge of data.
SCM leaders Gathering in San Francisco PCH, Flextronics, Dolby, Ebay, AT+T, Lytro, Monster Cable & Google
EBN Newswire  
10/20/2014   Post a comment
Supply chain executives from hi-tech’s most exciting companies gather at eft’s Hi-tech and Electronics Supply Chain Summit on October 28
IPC Study on North American PCB Industry Forecasts Moderate Growth Through 2017
Latest Research  
10/20/2014   (1) comment
The North American printed circuit board (PCB) market saw a moderate decline in 2013, but moderate growth is forecasted through 2017.
SaaS Eases Supply Chain Pains
Mary E. Shacklett  
10/20/2014   (2) comments
SaaS comes to the rescue of the global supply chain.
Insight Into Features, Concerns, Marketing Strategy and Supply Chain Deployment of Apple Watch
Latest Research  
10/20/2014   (1) comment
Market Research Reports, Inc. has announced the addition of “Insight into Features, Concerns, Marketing Strategy and Supply Chain Deployment of Apple Watch.”
Expanding the Supply Chain's Horizon
Susan Fourtané  
10/20/2014   (12) comments
Staying competitive in today's dynamic business environment requires a robust supply chain and market expansion.
The Other Tesla
David Blaza  
10/17/2014   (6) comments
This Indiegogo fundraiser is for a Tesla museum in the inventor's decaying lab in Shoreham, N.Y.
Infographic: Fake Electronics Fool Consumers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/17/2014   (17) comments
As much as we talk about the reality of counterfeit electronic components, the problem of counterfeit electronics goods is equally problematic.
Running the Life & Death Race of High-Tech Marketing
Savvy Tech Marketing  
10/17/2014   (5) comments
Wake-up call: Marketing isn't a leisurely walk in park, even if you are dominant in your market sector. There are competing brands in a hurry to grab your business.
Live Chat 10/16: Applying a Macroeconomic Lens to the Supply Chain
EBN Dialogue  
10/16/2014   (84) comments
Apek Mulay, EBN Blogger and CEO of Mulay's Consultancy Services, brings his expertise in macroeconomics and the US semiconductor industry to bear as we discuss how the decentralization of the electronics supply chain and mass capitalism have the potential to benefit the industry. This approach, he believes, will socio-economic reforms, reduce taxes, and help improve collaboration between businesses. Join us with your thoughts and questions.
China Leads the Charge Into Ultra HDTV -- Really?
Jonah McLeod  
10/16/2014   (9) comments
What's driving the rampant hyperbole over the size and growth of the Ultra HDTV market? Market analysts' answers range from China's growing affluent consumer base to the pricing strategies of consumer electronic giants pushing the next wave of product on to eager consumers worldwide.
Slideshow: Top 10 Graduate Supply Chain Programs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/16/2014   (10) comments
For those who want to advance a supply chain career, the academic world offers a wealth of opportunities in continuing education, from a certificate in supply chain management to a Master's degree or Doctorate. Gartner's research identifies the leading programs.
Biology, Deceit & Security in the Internet of Things
Bernard Murphy  
10/15/2014   (4) comments
Biology-inspired and deceit-based strategies offer new ways to think about defense against Internet of Things (IoT) "pathogens" at a system-level.
UL Supports OEMs in Conflict Mineral Reporting Efforts
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/15/2014   (9) comments
A new offering from UL's Information & Insights (I&I) division hopes to help the industry streamline reporting while increasing compliance around conflict minerals.
Mexico Is the New Detroit?
Carolyn Mathas  
10/14/2014   (7) comments
Carolyn Mathas recently noticed an article calling Mexico the new Detroit. Hmmm.
UTAC Opens Sales Office in Kyoto, Demonstrating Long-Term Commitment to the Japan Market and Japan-Based Customers
EBN Newswire  
10/14/2014   Post a comment
UTAC Holdings Ltd. announced the opening of a sales office in Nagaokakyo City, Kyoto, Japan.
US Manufacturing Revival: Smoke & Mirrors or Something Real?
Logical Link  
10/14/2014   (4) comments
There have been glimmers of good news for the US electronics manufacturing sector. The real question remains: How will the year end up?
Applied DNA Sciences Gets $3M Defense Contract to Prevent Counterfeits
EBN Newswire  
10/13/2014   Post a comment
Office of Secretary of Defense awards Applied DNA Sciences contract to prevent counterfeits in six high-risk federal supply groups
3D-Printed Instruments Used in Live Concert
Amy Norcross  
10/13/2014   (8) comments
A professor from Lund University in Sweden "brought the band back together" and hosted a first-of-its-kind concert using only instruments he created with a 3D printer.
Examining the iPhone 6 Supplier Hit Parade
Bruce Gain  
10/13/2014   (3) comments
Apple's component procurement strategy shows a tendency to stick with known and trusted suppliers, with a few new ones thrown in for good measure.
Despite 'D' Disappointment, Tesla Still Matters
Junko Yoshida  
10/10/2014   (19) comments
The long, speculation-drenched week that followed Elon Musk’s “unveil the D” tweet is finally over. Tesla Motors Thursday night announced an all-wheel-drive (awd) Model S with semi-autopilot features.
Infographic: Startups in the High-Tech Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/10/2014   (8) comments
High-tech startups are critical to the electronics supply chain for innovation and flexibility. Organizations need to look closely at the reality of working with these emerging firms.
What to Do When the Only Constant Is Change
Debra N. Eggeman  
10/10/2014   (2) comments
Manufacturers can look toward industry organizations for help in identifying trusted partners.
Risky Business: 3 Strategies to Keep Your High-Tech Supply Chain Safe From Disruption
Change in the Chain  
10/9/2014   (6) comments
Smart OEMs are finding ways to streamline their supply chain operations to meet market demands, reduce costs, and become more customer-centric.
Cheap Solar Absorbs Entire Spectrum
R. Colin Johnson  
10/8/2014   (8) comments
Two-step process first absorbs entire spectrum of light from the sun then reradiates it in the infrared spectrum where conventional photovoltaics can turn it into electricity.
Semiwiki Bloggers Misinformed About Foundry Business
Apek Mulay  
10/8/2014   (14) comments
The fabless foundry model, which may make economic sense for many semiconductor manufacturers, may have negative ramifications for the US economy.
Myo: More Muscle for Wearables?
Thomas Claburn  
10/7/2014   (3) comments
Myo armband aspires to become the mouse of the mobile world, but it has a way to go to get there.
Warehouse Energy Savings: Boosting Your Bottom Line
Frank Cavallaro  
10/7/2014   (5) comments
Sustainable design for warehouses and distribution centers has become the norm and one of the most effective tools to boost the bottom line.
Slideshow: Top 10 Undergrad Supply Chain Programs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/6/2014   (6) comments
Supply chain management may not be the first thought of newly minted college freshmen, but it's a promising field, and there are plenty of excellent programs out there. Here's a look at the cream of the crop.
INTTRA Survey Reveals Global Shipping Professionals' Top Technology Priorities & Challenges
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   (1) comment
Survey on the State of Technology in Ocean Shipping Reveals Top Priority Is Improving Supply Chain Visibility Capabilities for Higher Quality Data.
Occupancy Sensor Market Projected to Reach $4.67 Billion by 2020
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   (1) comment
The Occupancy Sensor Market is estimated to reach $4.67 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 18.36% from 2014 to 2020.
Global Industrial Robotics Market Expected to Reach $44.48 Billion in 2020
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   (1) comment
Transparency Market Research finds that the global industrial robotics market was valued at %28.93 billion in 2013 and is estimated to reach $44.48 billion in 2020.
$196B Wireless M2M Market & IoT Industry 2020 Forecasts and Analysis
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   Post a comment
The wireless M2M market to account for $196 Billion in revenue by the end of 2020, following a CAGR of 21% during the six year period between 2014 and 2020.
Wearable Electronics and Technology Market Worth $11.61 Billion by 2020
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   Post a comment
The overall wearables market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 24.56% from 2014 to 2020.
Infographic: Past, Present, & Future of IoT
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/3/2014   (10) comments
The Internet of Things is set to grow at an astonishing pace. Is the supply chain ready to support the increased demand?
Missing Datasheet Details Can Cause Problems
Glen Chenier  
10/1/2014   (3) comments
A lack of information on a datasheet lead to system crashes from a hot-swap controller.
3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain: Collaboration, Big Data & Sustainability
Donna Fritz  
10/1/2014   (1) comment
Smart midmarket OEMs are leveraging collaboration, big data, and green/sustainable supply chains to ensure the best results.
Taking the Doom Out of the Supply Chain Talent Gap
Frank Cavallaro  
9/30/2014   (2) comments
For all the doom and gloom surrounding the supply chain talent shortage, there has hardly been a better time to be a college graduate or self-motivated professional in this industry.
New Common Parts Library Supports Connected Device Design
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/29/2014   (4) comments
Octopart is developing a living library of readily available, commonly used parts for designers who want to ease supply chain headaches when it comes time to build their connected devices.
Averting a Repeat Supply Chain Disruption at West Coast Ports
Logical Link  
9/29/2014   (4) comments
Although not likely, a threat of shutdown in West Coast ports should get supply chain pros thinking about how to manage if such a thing were to happen.
North American PCB Industry Summer Slowdown Continued in August
Latest Research  
9/26/2014   Post a comment
The August findings from the IPC monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program finds that sales and orders were weaker year over year, but the book-to-bill ratio strengthened slightly.
10 Top Video Parodies on User Interfaces
Max Maxfield  
9/26/2014   (13) comments
There have been some interesting videos of user interface parodies over the years -- some that are old chestnuts, some that deserve to be called classics, and some that have only recently appeared on the scene.
Infographic: Emerging Market Growth Depends on Smart Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/26/2014   (25) comments
Emerging markets can be a lucrative target for electronics OEMs, but it's critical to put strong supply chain practices in place to capture the best results.
Live Chat 9/25: Minimizing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
EBN Dialogue  
9/25/2014   (168) comments
Dave Bowen, CEO of e-sourcing firm MarketMaker4, will be our guest as we explore ways to minimize and manage geo-political and corporate risk in supply chain and sourcing through the use of technology.
New Age Procurement Metrics for the CPO’s Dashboard
Diptarup Chakraborti  
9/25/2014   (8) comments
Today's procurement software lets organizations collect more data than ever before. Increasingly, the chief procurement officer needs to focus on the most important metrics to make good buying decisions.
Wearables & IoT Boom Creates Supply Chain Challenges
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/25/2014   (18) comments
A great idea for a new wearable or connected electronics product can die on the vine if designers neglect manufacturability and product availability.
Global Smartphone Shipments to Reach 1.2Bn this year as Economy Smartphone Sales Surge
Latest Research  
9/24/2014   Post a comment
Sub-$150 smartphone sales to drive growth in emerging markets.
Smart Wearables Market to Generate $53bn Hardware Revenues by 2019, Driven by Watches and Glasses
Latest Research  
9/24/2014   Post a comment
Launch of the iWatch expected to galvanize the fledgling new sector.
Slideshow: Vote on Cool Idea Award From Designers of Things
Susan Rambo  
9/24/2014   (7) comments
Check out the interesting innovations up for Proto Labs' Cool Idea! Award at Designers of Things conference in San Francisco.
3D Printers Pursue High Fashion
Rick Merritt  
9/24/2014   (13) comments
Advances in 3D printers hold promise for a clothing and fashion industry stuck in 100-year-old processes, but they still have years of evolution ahead, a Designers of Things event speaker said.
Supply Chain Sustainability: Addressing Transparency in the Metals & Mining Sector
Susan Fourtané  
9/24/2014   (6) comments
Addressing transparency in the metals and mining sector must be a joint effort between supply chains and consumers.
Designing for Wearables: Tremendous Opportunity But Not Without Challenges
Suzanne Deffree  
9/23/2014   (1) comment
The wearables space is wide open and exploding with opportunity, but that does not come without design and sourcing issues -- issues some believe could be alleviated in part by the strength of the maker community and an open-source approach to this segment.
Live Chat 9/25: Leveraging Smart Tech to Manage Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/23/2014   (6) comments
Dave Bowen, CEO of the e-sourcing firm MarketMaker4, will be our guest as we explore ways to minimize and manage geopolitical and corporate risk in supply chain and sourcing through the use of technology.
Sustainable Packaging Goes Mainstream
Frank Cavallaro  
9/23/2014   (15) comments
Consumer demand and corporate commitment have spurred a flood of new innovations in sustainable packaging, taking what was once a novel concept into the mainstream.
Steve Wozniak Reacts to Latest iPhone
Max Maxfield  
9/22/2014   (33) comments
Being presented with his very own iCups communications system certainly brightened Steve Wozniak's day.
The Secret to Buying Electronics Design Services
Michael Allen  
9/22/2014   (6) comments
Using a contract manufacturer's in-house design team, rather than a standalone design firm, can improve both design and manufacturing.
UBM Tech Announces All-New Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) & Expo Event Series for 2015
EBN Newswire  
9/19/2014   Post a comment
Boston and Minneapolis added to Silicon Valley in lineup of regions hosting the ESC “Embedded Everywhere” USA Conference and Expo in 2015
Consumers Expect Full In-Car Connectivity
Junko Yoshida  
9/19/2014   (9) comments
Drivers worldwide increasingly expect their cars to be "the next connected space," a seamless extension to their already connected homes and offices, according to a global consumer study conducted by GfK.
Infographic: Apple Perfects Global Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/19/2014   (12) comments
The iPhone 6 is more than a just a new product success story. It offers an example of an electronics supply chain that spreads across the globe and has the potential for economic change.
Don't Damage Thin Devices When Testing
Taqi Mohiuddin  
9/18/2014   (2) comments
ICs are easy to damage when performing reliability qualification tests.
Repurposed Systems Present Growth Opportunity
Jim O'Reilly  
9/18/2014   (5) comments
With system performance taking a quantum leap of improvement, while the cloud targets a four-year lifecycle, what happens to the used systems business?
Outsourcing of Testing to Electronic Manufacturing Service Providers Gains Momentum Among OEMs
Latest Research  
9/17/2014   Post a comment
EMS enables cost-effective and complex testing for printed circuit boards and cuts down time-to-market, notes Frost & Sullivan.
ISO 9001:2008 Certification Earned By CollabraTech Solutions LLC
EBN Newswire  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
CollabraTech Solutions, a fully integrated manufacturing solutions provider, was recently awarded an ISO 9001:2008 management system certificate by SRI Quality System Registrar.
Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand
EBN Newswire  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
Menlo Logistics, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced the opening of a state-of-the-art, multi-client warehouse facility in Ladkrabang, Thailand.
IPC News: RAMI Act Passes US House of Representatives
EBN Newswire  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
The House of Representatives passed the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, viewed as a critical piece of legislation in America's renewed effort to preserve and recapture manufacturing jobs.
ROW Spells Next Big Thing
Rick Merritt  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
Emerging markets are the next big thing for an electronics industry hungry for growth and innovation both in supply and demand.
Top Procurement Groups Deliver 7x Return on Investment According to Global Procurement Study
Latest Research  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
Only 10 percent of Chief Financial Officers have been engaged successfully and recognize the value and contribution of their procurement team.
A.T. Kearney Offshoring Study Tracks Multinationals’ Innovative Strategies for Location Decisions, Identifies Course Corrections
Latest Research  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
New study examines the trajectory of offshoring cost arbitrage to low-cost developing countries, the rise of new locations, and the fact that there’s ample room for growth.
Is On-Demand Packaging Ready to Take Off?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/16/2014   (5) comments
Only 7% of companies use on-demand packaging, but the search for more cost-efficient solutions in the face of multi-channel distribution should fuel the rapid rise of this new technology.
Thinfilm's Printed Electronics Expand Flextronics' Open Innovation Platform Offering
EBN Newswire  
9/15/2014   Post a comment
Printed electronics technology is established at Flextronics' Silicon Valley innovation labs and engineering centers globally.
Investing in European Electronics
Logical Link  
9/15/2014   (1) comment
The European Union is pushing to build a presence in world electronics. It's a start, but more innovation and effort are still needed.
iPhone Tech Evolves & Thrives: Infographic
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/12/2014   (8) comments
A look at the trajectory of the iPhone shows consistent growth and a track record for innovation. Now, let's talk about how the electronics supply chain will shift along with changes in consumer electronics.
Winged Parcel Delivery: Google's Way
Julien Happich  
9/11/2014   (1) comment
While there is still debate about if legislation would ever allow swarms of commercial drones to fly over our heads, Google recently unveiled some details of its own drone-based delivery project, named Project Wing.
Apple Smart Watch Assault Good News for the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
9/11/2014   (1) comment
Consumers are atwitter about the newest product offerings from Apple, but it may be even better news for the electronics supply chain.
Turn the Supply Chain Into an Information Highway
Mathieu Guerville  
9/11/2014   (3) comments
Information is power, but only if it's readily available and usable. To create sustainable products and to improve business results, it's critical to share information across the breadth of the supply chain.
Turning Growing Pains Into Global Gains
Change in the Chain  
9/10/2014   (1) comment
Global initiatives can yield big business benefits, but only if they are done right. Here are a handful of methods for evaluating the potential of new markets.
Automation: the 'Do or Die' of Multi-Channel Distribution
Frank Cavallaro  
9/9/2014   (2) comments
Multi-channel distribution has resulted in increased levels of automation, but issues like implementation costs and the challenge of combining new and old technologies will need to be overcome.
Employees at Apple Supplier Factory at Risk, Report Says
Jessica Lipsky  
9/8/2014   (11) comments
Serious health, safety, environmental, and human rights violations were found at a Suqian, China, factory that has contracts with Apple, Dell, HP, and others, a report from China Labor Watch and Green America says.
Tracing the Future of the Smart Device Market
Ken Neusaenger  
9/8/2014   (17) comments
The consumer electronics market is quickly evolving, with new and better devices hitting the hands of consumers. The semiconductor supply chain has to consider how these shifts will likely hit the high-end OEM customer.
Ten of the Best Supply Chains in Asia Pacific
Latest Research  
9/5/2014   Post a comment
Gartner has published its annual list of leading supply chains in Asia Pacific with ten regional companies making the list.
Corrugated Packaging Getting Consistently Greener
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/5/2014   (27) comments
Corrugated materials makers are scoring high in terms of reducing its environmental impact.
Next-Shoring: New Frontier for Manufacturing?
John Paul Williams  
9/4/2014   (6) comments
The speed of manufacturing is accelerating, requiring a combo of nearshoring and unified communications.
A Single Inventory for Both 'Bricks & Clicks'?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/4/2014   (5) comments
In the search for a solution to meet the demands of multi-channel distribution, companies move toward centralized inventories, but challenges remain.
Mean, Lean, Supply Chain Machine
Tam Harbert  
9/3/2014   (5) comments
Lenovo, via acquisition and organic growth, has become one of the biggest players in the supply chain game.
Capturing Meaningful Data: The False Hope of BI
Chanan Greenberg  
9/2/2014   Post a comment
Data sources are too varied in the modern electronics component manufacturer's world to count on reliable intelligence from spot checks. Real-time variations need to be considered.
Infographic: Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Through 2014
Rodney Brown  
8/29/2014   (14) comments
While there are many takeaways from this KPMG infographic, the main one could be: Stay flexible as the rate of innovation in supply chain and manufacturing continues to grow.
Brazil's Path to Hardware Manufacturing at Home
Karen Field  
8/28/2014   (3) comments
In Brazil, there are many barriers to manufacturing computer hardware within the country. Here’s how some engineers are trying to change government policies.
Designing for That 3D Printer
Jim O'Reilly  
8/28/2014   (18) comments
A look at some tools that are making 3D printing easier.
Arrow's Parts Platform, One Year In
Jim Ricciardelli  
8/26/2014   Post a comment
Lessons learned from the first year of the industry's first lifecycle services platform.
Will iPhone 6 Production Problems Hurt Availability?
Eric Zeman  
8/25/2014   (4) comments
Last-minute changes to the display have manufacturers scampering to meet quotas. We've heard this story before.
Future Growth Facing the Consumer Electronics Industry
Susan Fourtané  
8/21/2014   (40) comments
The consumer electronics industry can expect increasing growth toward 2015 with focus on segments such as entertainment and healthcare.
Global 3D Printing Growth Will Change Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
8/18/2014   (33) comments
The growth of the additive manufacturing sector from 2008 to 2023 implies great changes in the global supply chain and manufacturing.
The Limits of Moore's Law Limits
R. Colin Johnson  
8/15/2014   (1) comment
It’s a debate that electrical engineers have been arguing for a long time: When will Moore’s Law end? However, who says it will end?
Local Distributors Take a Bigger Slice of the Pie in China
Bruce Gain  
8/14/2014   (5) comments
While the majority of components used in Chinese electronics assembly plants come from outside the country, the trend is moving toward locally sourced parts.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 6
Apek Mulay  
8/13/2014   (2) comments
Semiwiki writers weigh in with their thoughts on the future of the semiconductor industry.
Intel Outlines 14nm, Broadwell
Rick Merritt  
8/12/2014   (1) comment
This week, Intel offered new details on its 14nm manufacturing process, as well as a look at its Broadwell processor, the first CPU that is being built on that process.
What Is American Made & Why It Matters
John Ciangiulli  
8/12/2014   (21) comments
There is a pretty clear-cut definition to the term American made. There are compelling reasons to use it, as long as it is used correctly.




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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 10/16: Applying a Macroeconomic Lens to the Supply Chain
EBN blogger Apek Mulay will be our guest as we talk about how macroeconomic reforms have the potential to impact the supply chain.
Live Chat 9/25: Minimizing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
Dave Bowen, CEO of e-sourcing firm MarketMaker4, will be our guest as we explore ways to minimize and manage geo-political and corporate risk in supply chain and sourcing through the use of technology.
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