Design Con 2015
Manufacturing
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What Are You Wearing?
David Blaza  
11/21/2014   (2) comments
The wearables market is at $6 billion this year and is expected to rise to $33 billion by 2019. What are you wearing? What will you be wearing soon?
Bricks to Clicks: Where's Electronics Distribution Going?
Walter Tobin  
11/21/2014   Post a comment
Are hard-site offices (bricks) giving way to virtual offices (clicks)? What is the impact on our industry?
American Manufacturing: An Expanding Frontier
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/21/2014   Post a comment
American manufacturing is on the rise. The electronics industry is likely to be a key component of the growth.
Power Week: Duracell Buyout Tied to Wireless Power, EVs?
Rich Pell  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
The acquisition of the Duracell battery brand by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could have broader implications for the power technology industry.
Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia
EBN Newswire  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
Regional capacity, service investments, and branding position leading logistics provider for continued growth, accelerated market recognition
Savi Powers Complete In-Transit Visibility With Savi Tracking 3.0
EBN Newswire  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
New mobile capabilities deliver operational intelligence and on-demand access anytime, anywhere
Semiconductor Companies Bloated by Unhealthy Business App Diet
Chanan Greenberg  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
Many semiconductor and component manufacturers are very focused on watching those pennies while the dollars slip away. A close look at business app potentially yields huge savings.
Supply Chain Management Primer: The Financial Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
Organizations may overlook the financial supply chain when doing a supply chain overhaul. Fully integrated financials, though are critical to good SCM.
Smith & Associates Opens New Houston Quality Laboratory & Operational Facilities
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Smith & Associates announced the opening of its newest hub housing warehouse and operational facilities and a state-of-the-art quality testing laboratory.
Make Money With the Internet of Things
Sherly Mendoza  
11/19/2014   (4) comments
For the IoT to take off, there must be profit in it somewhere. Here are some tips.
Dassault Systèmes Announces Availability of Apriso 9.7
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Latest DELMIA Apriso release validates commitment to enhance integration between virtual and real worlds of manufacturing operations
Thomson Reuters Report Highlights Rising Costs of Non-Compliance
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Increased regulatory scrutiny and complexity, enforced business changes, and individuals held personally accountable to continue
Arrow Announces Expanded Distribution Agreement With Intel
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Arrow will distribute Intel Service Assurance Administrator and Intel Mashery API Management and API Gateway products and solutions
In Pursuit of Sustainable Electronics
Mary E. Shacklett  
11/19/2014   (2) comments
Large electronics OEMs are starting to get real about sustainability. It's a good start, but there's plenty more to do.
Why Net Neutrality Preserves a Free-Market Economy for IoT Success
Apek Mulay  
11/19/2014   (8) comments
Mass capitalism-based reforms offer a free-market solution to achieve net neutrality for the IoT with minimal government intervention, a smaller government, and lower taxes on individuals.
The Role of QA
Jack Ganssle  
11/18/2014   (2) comments
Delivering high quality doesn't mean leaning on QA to find your errors. Quality assurance is not supposed to find bugs.
Procurement in the Supply Chain: 10 Keys to Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/18/2014   (1) comment
The role of procurement in the organization is quickly changing, and procurement pros have to evolve right along with it.
3 Ways to Enhance Supplier Relationships for a Stronger Supply Chain
David Riffel  
11/18/2014   (2) comments
A focus on the "relationship" aspect of supplier relationship management yields excellent results for the supply chain.
Will Google’s Thread Become Threat?
Junko Yoshida  
11/17/2014   Post a comment
Freescale's Thread beta development program marks a milestone for Thread supporters. The new protocol becomes tangible for developers for the first time.
Crowdfunding the Future of Hardware: Small Volume, Big Impact
Sam Wurzel  
11/17/2014   (2) comments
Crowdfunding is driving innovation in small volume manufacturing.
Augmented Reality Coming Soon to a Supply Chain Near You
Logical Link  
11/17/2014   (2) comments
More than just a gimmicky technology, augmented reality has the potential to change the way logistics and supply chain activities are handled. A new report from DHL explores how AR can support warehouse, transportation, and delivery management.
Modified Corvette Allows Quadriplegic to Drive Again
Patrick Mannion  
11/14/2014   (7) comments
Ex Indy driver Sam Schmidt, paralyzed in a race car accident, talks about being able to drive again via a specially modified Corvette that responds to his head movements using infrared sensors.
Ready the Supply Chain for the IoT Storm
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/14/2014   (4) comments
The IoT of things will put more data into the hands of supply chain professionals. Leveraged properly, it has the promise to transform how organizations manage the business of getting products built.
Mobile Impacts Logistics More Than the PC Revolution
Jim O'Reilly  
11/14/2014   (4) comments
Mobile changes all of our interactions -- with people and with data. The logistics impacts are immense.
Wise Words: Thought Leaders Share Best Procurement Knowledge
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/13/2014   (7) comments
Electronics has plenty to learn from other industries on the topic of procurement best-practices. This slideshow encapsulates the collective wisdom of speakers at the recent Horizon 2014 procurement conference.
Chip Industry's IoT Facelift Comes With Security Wrinkle
Patrick Mannion  
11/13/2014   (3) comments
Semiconductor company CEOs on an Electronica panel see hardware-based security as an opportunity.
Engineers Do Not Care
Michael Allen  
11/13/2014   (23) comments
When designers don't know or care about manufacturing, they build in costs that buyers can't take out. This can be changed.
IEC Electronics Corp. 1st to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC/WHMA-A-620
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11/12/2014   Post a comment
IPC Validation Services Program awards first IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing to IEC Electronics Corporation locations
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
EBN Dialogue  
11/12/2014   (93) comments
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.
$400 Noise-Cancelling Headphones vs. $25 Earmuffs
Max Maxfield  
11/12/2014   (7) comments
How do $400 noise-cancelling headphones compare to $25 earmuffs in an airplane environment?
Mouser Electronics Announces New Partnership With Grant Imahara of Mythbusters Fame
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11/12/2014   Post a comment
Engineer and Mouser customer Grant Imahara of Mythbusters fame teams up with global distributor on Empowering Innovation Together campaign
SAE Anti-Counterfeit Standard Adds Teeth to Legal Protection
Bruce Gain  
11/11/2014   (2) comments
Counterfeit components are pouring into the electronics supply chain. Fortunately, a new international standard should help to serve as legal protection for distributors and buyers when counterfeit parts show up.
Gizmos & Gadgets From Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular
Alison Dorantes-Garcia  
11/11/2014   (2) comments
A portable satellite hotspot, the first commercially available facial recognition for home monitoring devices, and other interesting technologies all make an appearance at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular in San Francisco.
Live Chat 11/12: Secure the Supply Chain From Hackers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/11/2014   (5) comments
Cyberthreats may be one of the biggest risks that the average electronics OEM, CM, or component manufacturer needs to manage. Join us for a live chat to discuss the reality of these threats and what to do about them.
The Future for OEMs: Connected Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
11/11/2014   (5) comments
What does it take to the manufacturing industry to integrate supply and demand via the Internet of Things?
Fabless Pipsqueaks Grow Up
Rick Merritt  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
The trade association of fabless semiconductor companies celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, declaring victory in its goal to establish its sector and the business model behind it.
Customers Demand More Sustainable Supply Chains
EBN Newswire  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
Sustainable supply chains climb the corporate agenda as a consequence of increased market demand
Michael Braun Joins L-com as Director of Supply Chain
EBN Newswire  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
L-com welcomes Michael Braun, who joins the company with over 20 years in the industry, to oversee purchasing and supply chain initiatives
Waste Not, Want Not: Sustainability in the Supply Chain Pays Off
Change in the Chain  
11/10/2014   (9) comments
Electronics OEMs have a bunch of reasons to build sustainability into the supply chain. Being a good corporate citizen is just the tip of the iceberg.
Winter-Proof Your Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
Depending on what is being transported, subzero temperatures can translate into eroded product quality or even product failures. Up-front planning can help avoid winter disasters.
Transportation Insight Presents Next-Level Enterprise Analytics to American Manufacturing Leaders
EBN Newswire  
11/7/2014   Post a comment
Supply chain consultancy showcases unique methodology at AME International Excellence Inside Conference
London Comms Museum Ticks All the Right Boxes
John Walko  
11/7/2014   (1) comment
London's Science Museum communications and IT sectors tick all the right boxes.
Infographic: How to Outsource Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/7/2014   (7) comments
In many supply chains, 3PLs have taken center stage. This infographic offers an eight-step process for getting from in-house logistics to a solid partnership with a well-chosen outside provider.
Being an Effective Agency Client
Savvy Tech Marketing  
11/7/2014   Post a comment
Hire experts to help your high-technology public relations efforts, and let them apply their talents to get maximum value for your organization.
Live Chat 11/06: Enterprise Risks, Intellectual Property & Supply Chains
EBN Dialogue  
11/6/2014   (129) comments
Enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks can be useful and effective in identifying, assessing, and managing intellectual property (IP) risks, including the risks that arise in supply chain compliance. Craig Moss, COO of Create.org, will be on hand to provide real-world examples and strategies for organizations to mitigate those risks.
Freescale Brings the Internet of Things to a Safer Vehicle
Carolyn Mathas  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Two recent announcements by Freescale ensure the reality of an IoT car and a safer vehicle through tire-pressure sensing.
PMI Is at 59% – October Manufacturing ISM Report on Business
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
New orders, employment and production are growing. Inventories are growing. Supplier deliveries are slowing
20,000 Companies Using iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
iPoint-systems consolidates its market leadership in the field of Conflict Minerals reporting software
Recon Group Grows Quickly With Latest Expansion to S.C.
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Recon is rolling out a new facility in Blacksburg, S.C., to process consumer electronic returns, creating over 250 new local jobs
Startups & Their Supply Chain Fit
Logical Link  
11/6/2014   (1) comment
The high-tech startup scene is, undoubtedly, worth watching from a supply chain planning perspective, since its promise or failure could boost or hurt your own business or logistics operations.
Address Supply Chain Challenges With Cloud Technology
Udaya Shankar  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Especially along the global supply chain, cloud-based solutions offer clear value, from increasing speed and agility to cutting costs.
Spinnaker Takes a Leadership Role in the Remanufacturing Industries Council
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Spinnaker joins RIC's Marketing and Membership Committee
Professor Wants to Change Engineering Education
Martin Rowe  
11/5/2014   (2) comments
Prof. Mark Somerville of Olin College of Engineering explains the culture of engineering education and why it no longer works.
Lessons Learned: Jabil Embraces Supply Chain Complexity
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/5/2014   Post a comment
Mudit Bajaj, senior director of logistics for Jabil, shares some thoughts on the reality of risk in today's supply chain, and the strategies that his company uses to manage it.
5 Most Common Social Media Problems & How Procurement Pros Can Solve Them
Peter Friedman  
11/5/2014   Post a comment
OEMs will increasingly turn to social media for both corporate branding and solid supply chain information.
This Shirt Could Save Your Life
Ariella Brown  
11/4/2014   (27) comments
For heart attacks, a rapid response to any danger signs can make the difference between a full recovery and permanent damage.
Digi-Key & Mentor Graphic Launch New EDA Tools
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/4/2014   (8) comments
Mentor Graphics and Digi-Key collaborate to help electronics designers and buyers adopt new technologies and reduce errors.
Live Chat 11/6: Enhance IP Protection Through Existing ERM Programs
Craig Moss  
11/4/2014   (3) comments
Smart organizations are making sure that their enterprise risk management systems incorporate IP risk management strategies.
Cyber Criminals Have Eyes on Your Business, Large or Small
Frank Cavallaro  
11/4/2014   (8) comments
Hackers are turning up the heat on small and midsized companies, raising the question whether there is such a thing as fool-proof protection against cybercrime.
Freescale CEO: 'IoT Isn't Just Buzz'
Junko Yoshida  
11/3/2014   (1) comment
Two factors rejuvenating Freescale are the "explosion of connected devices" and "cars so aware of their surroundings that they can't get into accidents," says its CEO.
Internet of Things Set to Transform Logistics in Supply Chains
Chris Power  
11/3/2014   (4) comments
The advent of low-cost sensors is bringing the Internet of Things to the logistics industry. Organizations that can figure out how to collect and analyze the right data will be well ahead in the job of streamlining logistics activities.
Halloween DIY: 6 Projects You Can Build Now
Caleb Kraft  
10/31/2014   (3) comments
Raspberry Pi and other boards make Halloween DIY accessible to the electronics tinkerer. Here are six projects you can build now.
Spooky Spending: The Halloween Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/31/2014   (22) comments
Halloween may not be a big day for the electronics industry in general, but getting the critical Halloween essentials into the hands of consumers offers an example of an well-run supply chain.
Live Chat 10/30: Top 10 Metrics That Enhance Procurement Performance
EBN Dialogue  
10/30/2014   (101) comments
As purchasing managers push to be recognized as contributing to the corporate bottom line, it's critical to measure departmental performance in new ways. Richard Waugh, vice president of corporate development at Zycus, will join us to discuss the 10 most important procurement performance metrics, from the old standards to new and emerging best-practices.
Scaling Social Media Programs to Maximize Value: What Procurement Professionals Need to Know
Peter Friedman  
10/30/2014   (13) comments
Social media is becoming a critical tool for businesses, but these organizations may need some professional help getting started.
Battery Progress Reality Check: Good & Bad News
Bill Schweber  
10/29/2014   (31) comments
A balanced assessment of battery tech shows solid progress is being made but no real breakthroughs are imminent.
Live Chat 10/30: 10 Metrics to Improve Procurement Performance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/29/2014   (6) comments
Richard Waugh, vice president of corporate development at Zycus, will join us to discuss the 10 most important procurement performance metrics, from the old standards to new and emerging best-practices.
CREATe.org Launches Whitepaper to Help Protect IP Through ERM
EBN Newswire  
10/29/2014   Post a comment
Cyber security threats and today's global, connected economy increase IP risks that can be addressed with existing ERM programs
Becoming a Supply Chain to Admire
Logical Link  
10/29/2014   (15) comments
Take a look at the most admired supply chains in the world to get some best practices that might make your own supply chain stand out from the crowd.
Are Today's Designs Bound by the Constraints of Yesteryear?
Max Maxfield  
10/28/2014   (3) comments
Are there instances of the way in which we design things today being bound by the constraints of yesteryear?
5 Tips for a Streamlined Supply Chain
Jennifer Bosavage  
10/28/2014   (10) comments
Smart and successful supply chains are leveraging a few strategies that allow organizations to get their supply chain to provide high quality for the lowest cost and to collaborate more effectively.
The IoT Ecosystem Meets the Supply Chain
Art Swift  
10/27/2014   (3) comments
The explosion of the Internet of Things market will change the business climate for semiconductor firms and OEMs alike.
Component Makers Caught in Apple's Revolving Door of Suppliers
At the Source  
10/27/2014   (12) comments
Getting on the supply chain roster for an Apple product may seem like a dream come true. For some suppliers, though, design changes and product shifts may spell bad news for the company.
Internet of Things Poised to Drive New Business Opportunities, New CompTIA Research Brief Asserts
Latest Research  
10/24/2014   Post a comment
The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to generate new business opportunities for current information technology (IT) companies and new start-ups alike, according to a new research brief published today by CompTIA, the IT industry association.
TI’s Rosy Outlook Defies Microchip's Gloom
Junko Yoshida  
10/24/2014   Post a comment
TI reported third-quarter results above expectations, indicating no industry corrections in sight. The solid results came 10 days after Microchip made a downward revision in its revenue forecast.
Infographic: Electronics Consumers Excited by New Tech
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/24/2014   (1) comment
Tablets, smartphones, and laptops are technology table stakes for most American consumers -- so let the buying continue. A recent survey traces plans and wishes for electronic toys.
You Might Not Be a Good Agency Client If ...
Savvy Tech Marketing  
10/24/2014   (8) comments
Part of good PR efforts is being a good client. Here are some behaviors that will get you fired by your own PR representative.
Apple and Samsung Drive Adoption of Next-Generation Sensors
Latest Research  
10/23/2014   Post a comment
Propelled by the race between Apple and Samsung to enhance their mobile products with cutting-edge sensor technology, the market for sensors in cellphones and tablets is set to nearly triple from 2012 through 2018, according to IHS Technology.
Reflections on Autonomy & Anonymity (of Cars & People)
Blaine Bateman  
10/23/2014   (9) comments
Inter-car connectivity is bound to skyrocket, but will your privacy prevail?
Wireless Tech & the New Wave of Wearables
Christian DeFeo  
10/23/2014   (10) comments
Watches are just the tip of the iceberg with the explosion of the Internet of Things. Wireless technology and smart design will be a critical part of that growth.
SSD Changes Storage Buying Patterns
Jim O'Reilly  
10/23/2014   (2) comments
Users are tired of expensive storage. The cloud is driving open source, COTS hardware, and a new attitude.
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   (13) 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   (7) 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   (19) 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   (10) 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   (11) 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
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10/14/2014   Post a comment
UTAC Holdings Ltd. announced the opening of a sales office in Nagaokakyo City, Kyoto, Japan.




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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 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.
Live Chat 11/06: Enterprise Risks, Intellectual Property & Supply Chains
Enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks can be useful to identify, assess, and manage intellectual property (IP) risks that arise in supply chain compliance. We'll look at real-world examples and strategies for mitigating those risks.
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