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Leading Battery Companies Select Call2Recycle to Manage Nation’s First Single-Use Battery Recycling Program in Vermont
EBN Newswire  
3/30/2015   Post a comment
North America’s Foremost Consumer Battery Stewardship Organization, together with 11 initial companies, plan for statewide recycling program to launch in 2016.
FusionOps Raises $12 Million To Accelerate Development & Global Expansion
EBN Newswire  
3/30/2015   Post a comment
New Enterprise Associates leads the funding round for cloud supply chain analytics leader.
Reshoring Manufacturing Sounds Good, But Where Will You Put Your Factory?
Logical Link  
3/30/2015   (1) comment
A return to the US shores for electronics manufacturers has been a long-touted reality. However, finding the right location may be a bigger challenge than anyone might imagine.
5 Things High Tech Firms Know About Managing Projects
Babak Ehteshami  
3/27/2015   Post a comment
A handful of chip companies that carry out project and program management superlatively. Here's what they've learned about winning.
Taking Distribution Operations Communication Beyond Email
Puga Sankara  
3/27/2015   Post a comment
Your distribution center operations team is doing critical work. Email has the potential the slow down, or even bring to a grinding halt, critical tasks.
Solving the Complexity of Demand Management
Ken Fordyce  
3/26/2015   Post a comment
Demand planning can be a difficult and complex undertaking, but it's also critical to the success of the modern supply chain.
Get the Most Out of Your Transportation Management System
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2015   Post a comment
Ajesh Kapoor of GT Nexus spoke to EBN about what to ask of a TMS solution in today’s highly globalized era and how to get the most out of it.
Examining the Importance of Macroeconomic Cycles & the Semi Market
Apek Mulay  
3/25/2015   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry has a potentially critical part to play in mitigating the effects of the natural macroeconomic cycles that occur in the United States economy.
Customizing Electronics While Maintaining Profitability
John Boucher  
3/24/2015   Post a comment
Electronics customization is on the rise, but must be done properly in a way that doesn’t destroy profitability.
Takata Nightmare Teaches Supply Chain Lessons
Tam Harbert  
3/23/2015   Post a comment
Takata's faulty airbags have captured headlines, but by digging a little deeper, this cautionary tale also holds some good reminders for electronics supply chain pros.
PCB Buyers: You Don’t Have to Put Up with Little Plastic Bags
Michael Allen  
3/23/2015   (2) comments
Buying PCB assemblies in custom-formed ESD trays protects your boards, reduces waste, and saves you time and money.
Industrial IoT Drives Microsemi-Vitesse Merger
Junko Yoshida  
3/20/2015   Post a comment
Microsemi Corp. will acquire Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. for $389 million to focus on “communications semiconductors.” On horizon is the MIPS vs. ARM conflict as the two companies use two diverging processor cores of their product lines.
Material Handling Systems Age Out
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/20/2015   Post a comment
In the average manufacturing facility, there's only one word to describe the materials handling systems being used: old.
TE Connectivity’s Supply Chain Chief Shares Leadership Tips
At the Source  
3/19/2015   (2) comments
To find out how this acceleration in high-tech manufacturing is affecting TE Connectivity’s supply chain planning, we interviewed Jim McDonald, vice president, supply chain for TE Connectivity.
Procuring Talent: 5 Keys to the Final Frontier
Priyanka Potdukhe  
3/19/2015   Post a comment
Attracting the best and brightest talent is particularly critical to electronics OEMs. The procurement department has tools, processes, and knowledge that may make that easier for human resources.
Hackaday Prize 2015 Aims to Benefit to Humanity
Steve Taranovich  
3/18/2015   Post a comment
Hackaday Prize 2015 Aims to Benefit to HumanityThe contest goal is solving a problems that matter to everyone, such as in areas of pollution, food for all, and energy efficiency and storage.
Macroeconomic Cycles & Business Models
Apek Mulay  
3/18/2015   Post a comment
A look at macroeconomic systems offers a lens for the semiconductor industry.
Battelle Introduces Breakthrough Anti-Counterfeiting Detection for Integrated Circuits
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Barricade provides fast, accurate validation of chips without destructive testing; detects counterfeit and cloned components.
America II Signs Distribution Agreement with IQD Frequency Products
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3/17/2015   Post a comment
America II Electronicsannounced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with IQD Frequency Products.
Avnet Broadens Reach of X-fest Technical Training with New On-Demand Videos
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3/17/2015   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing is making technical workshops available to an even broader audience with the launch of the 2014 X-fest On Demand website.
Scientists Pursue Super-Fast Material
R. Colin Johnson  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Researchers may have realized an 80-year-old-dream of forming a pure electron crystalline lattice with 200-times the electron mobility of graphene and 1700-times the electron mobility of silicon.
General Microcircuits Earns Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC J-STD-001 & PC-A-610
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3/17/2015   Post a comment
IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to General Microcircuits, Inc. (GMI).
5 Reasons Apple is Set to Create a Car Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Rumor has it that Apple may well try to take a slice of the automotive market with an offering in the not-to-distant future. Here's a look at that the electronics OEM has going for it in this new market.
Battle for Competitive Difference Fought in the Cloud
Frank Cavallaro  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
As the market keeps growing, an increasing number of global players are wielding cloud-based portfolios to gain a competitive edge.
BBC Plugs Kids into Programming
John Walko  
3/16/2015   Post a comment
The BBC will give a new development board for budding Makers to every 11-year-old in the UK next fall, echoing its BBC Micro initiative a generation ago, and raising similar hopes and controversies.
9 Digital Trends Shaping Mobile Design & Innovation
Logical Link  
3/16/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, mobile devices are touching every corner of the ordinary human life. The same trends driving this phenomenon will also touch every corner of the electronics supply chain and many business-to-business interactions.
Top Technology Deserves a Flawless Launch
Isaac Mathew  
3/16/2015   Post a comment
The speed of business for the high tech electronics sector is always increasing. A perfect product launch, which requires careful logistics planning, could help one product win out over another.
Marvell CEO: The Tinkerer at The Top
Junko Yoshida  
3/13/2015   Post a comment
Marvell CEO has been obsessed with a computer architecture that’s unchanged for decades. Why must its progress depend on more memory and faster CPU? “We are going to fix it for once and all.”
A Quick & Easy Lean Supply Chain Primer
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/13/2015   Post a comment
To really make a difference, lean supply chain has to rise above being a buzzword.
Smart Glasses Go To Work
Rick Merritt  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
Epson, Google, Sony and others are seeking traction for their smart glasses among business users, according to exhibitors at an event on wearable devices.
Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeiting: Continuous Certifications & Accreditations
Kirk Wehby  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
One of the best ways to determine whether distributor partners are doing enough to avoid counterfeit components is ensuring that partners adhere to best practices and achieve critical certifications.
Supply Chain Scoreboard Mitigates Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
In manufacturing, systems that allow workers to visually see metrics can increase produtivity and reduce waste.
Apple Watch: Time Will Tell
Rick Merritt  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
Apple showcased significant software and hardware engineering behind its new Watch and Macbook, but the products don’t establish new categories.
Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeiting: Identifying a Proactive Vendor
Kirk Wehby  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
To strip potential counterfeit components from your supply chain, you want to partner with companies who understand that being proactive when it comes to quality and anti-counterfeiting is the key element to success.
Going the Extra Mile for Last Mile Delivery
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/10/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, consumers want influence over how and when they get the electronics products they buy. Smart OEMs are tackling this question of how to optimize delivery in the last mile early and often.
Silicon Valley Innovation Steering Towards Detroit
Logical Link  
3/9/2015   (1) comment
Contract manufacturing giant Flextronics is setting up shop in Detroit. It's little wonder, as electronics becomes a key differentiator in automotive offerings.
Technology Aids Spend Analysis for OEMs
Daniel Grant  
3/9/2015   Post a comment
Foodservice equipment manufacturing conglomerate Manitowoc Foodservice incorporates into its spend analysis efforts with great benefit. Electorics OEM can take a page from their book.
Drowning in Devices: The Growing Problem of e-Waste
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/6/2015   Post a comment
While users looking for the latest and greatest products from electronics OEMs is good news, it creates a huge problem with e-waste management.
Getting Management on Board with PR Content Creation
Savvy Tech Marketing  
3/6/2015   Post a comment
Without management support, public relations effors are nothing but hot air.
VR is New Reality at GDC
Rick Merritt  
3/5/2015   (1) comment
Oculus, Sony, Google and an open source project showed virtual reality offerings at the Game Developer Conference where analyst Jon Peddie sized up the traditional games hardware market.
Apple Marking Progress on the Road to Conflict-Free Minerals
Ariella Brown  
3/5/2015   (3) comments
Apple is leading the charge in the conflict-free minerals race. The company is hoping that slow and steady will win the race.
Self-Driving Cars? Puhleeeze…
Michael Dunn  
3/4/2015   (1) comment
I love the idea of self-driving cars, but how can we trust the automakers to engineer them well enough?
Risk Awareness
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3/4/2015   Post a comment
America II Signs Distribution Agreement with ITSWELL
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3/4/2015   Post a comment
Distributor adds new franchise line of LED components.
Zycus Recognized as a Leader Again in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites
EBN Newswire  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
Zycus announced today that it has, once again, been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites.
Whitman School of Management Collaborates with Staples to Analyze Supply Chain Management Opportunities
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3/4/2015   Post a comment
The H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at Syracuse University is collaborating with Staples, Inc., in the first of its kind relationship to bring innovation and new research to the supply chain field.
Resilinc Publishes 2014 EventWatch Supply Chain Disruption Annual Report
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3/4/2015   Post a comment
Report names the EventWatch Top 5 Supply Chain Events of 2014.
Touchdowns are Great in Football but Not in Semiconductors
David Park  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
While touchdowns are widely celebrated in football, a large number of “touchdowns” in semiconductor manufacturing would not be met with the same level of celebration.
Why the Sharing Company Can Count on Success
Frank Cavallaro  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
Peer-to-peer enterprise sharing holds the key to long-term business success for electronics OEMs.
Port Shutdown Chaos Points to Need for Risk Mitigation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/3/2015   (1) comment
A recent settlement put to rest the threat of a shutdown of West Coast ports, but electronics OEMs should take it as a warning sign for the need for good risk management planning.
Shedding Light on Electronic Component Pricing
Everett Frank  
3/3/2015   Post a comment
To get the best deals, OEMs need to understand component pricing. Here's a look at teh best way to drive electronic component pricing.
Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Martin Rowe  
3/2/2015   Post a comment
EE Times bids farewell to the actor who inspired many to become engineers and scientists.
Getting Hands-on Experience in Sustainable Product Design
Pamela Gordon  
3/2/2015   (3) comments
Sometimes the best way to understand design for environment (DfE) best practices is a hands on approach. Join us for the highlights of a recent seminar.
10 Keys to Driving Supply Chain Value
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/2/2015   Post a comment
As the world evolves, the supply chain needs to evolve with it. We're looking at ten areas that can be starting places for new and better ways of doing things.
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   (4) 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   (2) comments
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.




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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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