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Automakers Sharing Data? When Cars Fly
Junko Yoshida  
1/16/2017   Post a comment
"HD Mapping" and "Connectivity" (V2V, V2I) are both viewed as indispensable predictive tools for highly automated driving.
Zebra SmartSense for Retail Helps Retailers Execute Successful Omnichannel Fulfillment Strategies
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1/16/2017   Post a comment
Unique Enterprise Asset Intelligence solution enables retailers to achieve optimal stock levels, improve the shopper experience, increase sales and enhance loss prevention capabilities.
Armstrong & Associates Releases New Logistics Report
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1/16/2017   Post a comment
Armstrong & Associates has released a report called "Keep it Running: The Quintessential Spare Parts Logistics Report."
Smartwatch Market Boosted by Basic Hybrid & Analogue Watches, Taking Nearly 40% of the $21bn Market by 2021
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1/16/2017   Post a comment
Smartwatch Market Boosted by Basic Hybrid & Analogue Watches, Taking Nearly 40% of the $21 billion Market by 2021
Move Over Humans: Bots are Just Better for Some Supply Chain Tasks
B. Cameron Gain  
1/16/2017   Post a comment
Machines can outperform humans for a growing number of supply chain-related management tasks. And, as technology advances, that will only become more true.
Why the Surge of Third-Party APIs Matters to Supply Chain Executives
Jett McCandless  
1/16/2017   Post a comment
Application Program Interfaces (APIs), and more specifically third party API networks, can empower supply chain executives to improve their execution.
Semiconductor Capital Spending Projected to Increase
Dylan McGrath  
1/13/2017   Post a comment
Gartner estimated that global capital spending in the semiconductor industry will total $69.9 billion this year, up from about $68 billion last year.
10 Supply Chain Infographics that Speak Louder than Words
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2017   (1) comment
We decided to look back at some of the most popular topics and graphics from the past year. This is a list of the most popular infographics on EBN in the past year.
10 Workplace Incentives that Promote Employee Retention
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2017   Post a comment
Organizations can save money and increase employee retention by offering better benefits. Here are ten suggestions to make it happen.
Infineon: What Makes Robo-Cars Zero Defect?
Junko Yoshida  
1/12/2017   Post a comment
A one-on-one interview with Infineon CEO.
25 Million-Dollar Technology Ideas That Started on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/12/2017   (1) comment
We looked at Kickstarter to see what new ideas are exciting consumers the most. We found a couple dozen projects that asked for tens of thousands of dollars in support and raked in a million dollars or more.
Flexible OLED Displays: Overcoming Barriers to Mass Commercialization with High-Yield Manufacturing Processes
Shulik Leshem  
1/12/2017   Post a comment
Flexible OLED display technology has already arrived to the commercial marketplace – it may be in your pocket or strapped to your wrist right now.
ARM Exec Dizzy for Open-Source Twizy
Junko Yoshida  
1/11/2017   Post a comment
At this year’s CES, ARM brought Renault’s Twizy to its booth, typically full of mobile devices. Calling Twizy “the world’s first OEM open-source vehicle,” ARM said Renault is seeing a wave of open-source hardware and software developments.
4 Ways Cloud-Based Sourcing Tools Will Enhance Business Outcomes in 2017
Chris Crane  
1/11/2017   Post a comment
Collectively sharing data within procurement can not only enhance overall business performance but make true impact on a business’s bottom line.
Barcoding, Inc. Expands RFID Practice and Provides Expert Insight on the Top RFID Trends for 2017
EBN Newswire  
1/10/2017   Post a comment
Leading systems integrator advises on the top radio frequency identification (RFID) trends, hires 10 year RFID veteran Patrick Richgels
SAP Introduces Jump-Start Enablement Program for SAP Leonardo IoT Portfolio
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1/10/2017   Post a comment
Promotional Pricing and Consultative Services Will Help Customers Adopt Successful IoT Strategies; Global SAP Leonardo Event Announced for July 2017 in Frankfurt
Zytronic & Future Sign Global Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
1/10/2017   Post a comment
Zytronic announced that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Future Electronics.
How Digital Supply Chain Management Can Help Your Company Succeed in the Smart Product Era
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/10/2017  
Leading companies are focusing on delivering all aspects of the smart product experience — not just selling a physical item, but providing a compelling mix of hardware, software, connectivity and services.
Building a Smarter Supply Chain
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/10/2017  
While features such as end-to-end visibility, risk mitigation and actionable analytics are crucial, the human element will always be at the center of supply chain performance. Check out this video to learn what this means for your business.
5 Trends Driving Digitization of the Supply Chain
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/10/2017  
Today, digital advances such as big data and optimization tools, remain the most visible driver of change in the supply chain. However, these are not the only trends that are exerting a major influence.
Lessons from the Dot-Com Crash for Today’s Supply Chain
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/10/2017  
The effects of the dot-com bust lingered for years, as companies struggled with a massive oversupply of components that hobbled their attempts to recover. Today, worries are mounting that the tech industry could be entering another downturn.
Understanding the Impact of the Demand Driven Supply Chain
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/10/2017  
5 Ways Electronics OEMs Can Combat the IP Theft Challenge
Mary E. Shacklett  
1/10/2017   Post a comment
Awareness of the problem of intellectual property theft, as well as strategic action can help manufacturers get a handle on the problem.
Wrapping up 2016: Packaging Trends to Watch
Frank Cavallaro  
1/10/2017   Post a comment
As we get buried in wrapping paper, what are some new ways to cut the waste?
Bosch Dev Kit to Ease IoT
R. Colin Johnson  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
Bosch Sensortec aims to maintain its current lead by integrating its microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and other sensors into every IoT device under the sun.
Micro Server IC Market Worth 1.35 Billion USD by 2022
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1/9/2017   Post a comment
The global micro server IC market is expected to reach USD 1.35 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 44.0% between 2016 and 2022.
42Q and Toward Zero Form Strategic Partnership
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1/9/2017   Post a comment
Partnership Enables Rapid Deployment of Advanced Manufacturing Systems
UK-Based Global Distributor RS Components Joins ECIA
EBN Newswire  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
ECIA is pleased to welcome RS Components (RS) to its growing family of electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors.
How the Internet of Things Enables the Circular Economy
Pablo Valerio  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
IoT, using intelligent assets, can help develop products faster. The idea is reusing materials, and making money charging per use of things such as appliances, instead of selling them. That way manufacturers can make more durable products, and reuse their components at the end of their life cycle.
Connected Devices: Designed for Circularity & Growing Acceptance of Refurbished Devices
Xavier Hubert  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
While having optimal recycling schemes for unwanted devices is one solution to this increasing waste mountain, prolonging the life cycle of these devices by encouraging sales of second-hand devices is another alternative and a growing trend.
Toyota Exec on Robo-Cars: ‘Not Even Close’
The Sanity Clause  
1/6/2017   Post a comment
Although honesty in corporate presentations at the CES is typically not treated as the best policy, Gil Pratt, Toyota Research Institute CEO, bucked that trend and leveled with his audience here about the real future of autonomous cars.
Exploring the Consumer-Driven Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/6/2017   Post a comment
Instead of a product first approach, retailers need to put the consumer first.
Image Enabled Supply Chain Promises Future Benefits
Puga Sankara  
1/6/2017   (1) comment
Tag every supply chain activity, data, and record with a picture to capture a supply chain gains.
Electronic Device Markets Seen as Stagnant in 2017
Dylan McGrath  
1/5/2017   (2) comments
Combined shipments of PCs, mobile handsets and tablets are predicted to be flat in 2017, according to Gartner.
New Approach: Supplier Evaluation Frequency Formula
Judith M. Myerson  
1/5/2017   Post a comment
As a best practice, many OEMs evaluate their key suppliers annually. Depending on the risk profile, though, that may not be nearly often enough.
Traffic Deaths: Technology is at Fault
Fred Molinari  
1/4/2017   (2) comments
Today's cars have too many distracting controls, and then there are cell phones and texting.
Supply Chain Management Goes Wearable
B. Cameron Gain  
1/4/2017   (1) comment
Connected eyewear and other wearables are proving essential in helping to make supply chains and warehousing
The Significance of Automation for the Future of Work
Aaron Continelli  
1/4/2017   (4) comments
The development of artificial intelligence (AI) is more significant than any advancement yet: not only can machines do tasks for us, they can make better decisions than we can. What does this mean for the workforce of the future?
Obama to Urge Protection for Chip Industry
Dylan McGrath  
1/3/2017   Post a comment
Report says President is preparing recommendations for tougher stance against Chinese investment in the U.S. Semiconductor industry.
Hardware Technology in 2016 & a Look in the Crystal Ball at 2017
Jim O'Reilly  
1/3/2017   Post a comment
The close of the year is a good time to look back, and forward. Although some technologies and sectors were hit hard in 2016, there are some promising markets on the horizon.
4 New Year’s Supply Chain Resolutions: Smartphones, Analytics, Ergonomics, Environment
Samuel Mueller  
1/3/2017   Post a comment
There are a lot of exciting new supply chain developments in the areas of smartphones, analytics, ergonomics, and the environment. Now is a good time for supply chain professionals to set some New Year’s resolutions that are related to adopting them.
Drone Detection: An Interesting RF Challenge
Bill Schweber  
1/2/2017   Post a comment
Detection a nearby drone is a difficult task for many reasons, but a new system with a sophisticated 3-D antenna claims to be able to do so.
The Future of Cars Is Here
Darryl Barber  
1/2/2017   Post a comment
All signs point to 2017 being the year of the autonomous car.
Getting One Step Closer to Paperless Invoicing
Roger Hatfield  
1/2/2017   Post a comment
It would be fool hardy to predict that there will ever be a truly paperless office. However, since most billing applications can generate and send PDF invoices via email, it is the easiest and quickest way to move closer to a paperless office.
Nokia Hits Apple With Patent Suits
Peter Clarke  
12/30/2016   Post a comment
Former phone maker files suit in 11 countries in Asia, Europe and North America, claiming that Apple products infringe some 40 patents.
IoT Ready to Light Up in 2017
Rick Merritt  
12/29/2016   Post a comment
After laying foundations for the Internet of Things in security and M&A in 2016, it's time to focus on deployments in IoT in 2017.
AI Apps for the Supply Chain Make the 2017 Hotlist
B. Cameron Gain  
12/29/2016   Post a comment
Artificial intelligence has the promise of saving money for the supply chain... but it's only just emerging.
Building A Customer-Centric S&OP Plan for 2017
Sujit Singh  
12/29/2016   Post a comment
An effective supply chain planning strategy is optimal in building a customer-centric supply chain.
China Returns Navy Sea Drone
R. Colin Johnson  
12/28/2016   Post a comment
Seaglider sea drones are capable of executing sea-bottom assays and mapping at depths of up to 1,000 meters.
Tapping into the Power of IoT for Real Time Location Data
Ariella Brown  
12/28/2016   Post a comment
When it comes to improving logistics, IoT is already making a measurable difference. That’s why the companies in the logistics arena are turning to software that capitalizes on the real-time capabilities of IoT.
Predictions & Revolutions: A Conversation about Electronics & Economics
Apek Mulay  
12/28/2016   Post a comment
We caught up with Batra to talk to him about his predictions, focusing on the role of technology in the economy and history.
DARPA Funds Small Businesses with Big Ideas
R. Colin Johnson  
12/27/2016   (1) comment
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched its answer to Kickstarter, theCommercial Performer Program that aims to harness the little guys ideas that are now being underfunded.
The Winds of Procurement Change are Blowing Strong
Patrick McCarthy  
12/27/2016   Post a comment
As supply chains stretch further around the globe, organizations are fast realizing that procure to pay has greater strategic promise than being strictly internal.
Device Testing: The Secret to Improving Chip Yield & Performance
Mary E. Shacklett  
12/27/2016   Post a comment
Using analytics to test semiconductor chips may make the difference between business success and failure.
Race for AI Chips Begins
Junko Yoshida  
12/26/2016   Post a comment
Deep learning has continued to drive the computing industry’s agenda in 2016. But come 2017, experts say the Artificial Intelligence community will intensify its demand for higher performance and more power efficient “inference” engines for deep neural networks.
Top 10 Hottest EBN Blogs in 2016
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/26/2016   (1) comment
EBN community members were most interested in hearing about the happenings at the largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the coolest technology implementations and vertical markets, and the latest technology trends.
Computing Got Colorful in 2016
Rick Merritt  
12/23/2016   Post a comment
With the rise of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, new memory types, and 5G, computing came into a kind of brilliant autumn in 2016.
Workplace Safety Makes Productivity Soar
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/23/2016   (1) comment
Most manufacturers who implement safety programs experience increased productivity and even cost savings.
Emotional Investment Leads to Success
Puga Sankara  
12/23/2016   Post a comment
Are you emotionally invested in what you are doing? It is not just a secret to success, but also to a fulfilled life.
China’s Memory Drama: Must-See in 2017
Junko Yoshida  
12/22/2016   Post a comment
China’s memory chip production plans became evident to close industry observers in 2016. What they’ll be watching for next is, who will make the first move in devising and negotiating technology licensing agreements or joint ventures with China.
Newly Elected Congressman Discusses U.S. Policy Priorities with Bay Area Manufacturers
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12/22/2016   Post a comment
Executives and staff at a San Francisco Bay Area manufacturing facility held a town hall discussion with Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) on the federal policy issues facing the manufacturing industry under the Trump Administration.
Living the Live Supply Chain: Why You Need Data Scientists
Hans Thalbauer  
12/22/2016   Post a comment
Let’s take a look at why data scientists will be increasingly key to supply chain success.
Dizzying Heights of Trump Tower
Rick Merritt  
12/21/2016   Post a comment
The reality distortion field Steve Jobs once deployed looks like a tiny Star Wars hologram projected by R2D2 compared to what’s on the horizon.
Continuing Education a Must for Supply Chain Professionals
Richard G. Weissman  
12/21/2016   Post a comment
There is just no excuse for not keeping up. Continuing education is available in many forms and from many sources.
25 Best Graduate Supply Chain Programs in North America
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/21/2016   Post a comment
Leading universities are offering something for every situation from those who want to be full-time students to those who want to study long distance or on evenings and weekends.
Top 10 Christmas Treats for Techno-Geeks
Max Maxfield  
12/20/2016   Post a comment
What can one give one's techno-geek engineering comrades for Crimble? Here are ten drool-worthy suggestions.
5 Strategies for Thriving in the Post-Lean Six Sigma Era
Charlie Chung  
12/20/2016   Post a comment
UPS suggests five ways to thrive in smart manufacturing.
AI Ethics Effort Starts at IEEE
Rick Merritt  
12/16/2016   Post a comment
The IEEE is seeking feedback on a broad initiative to develop ethical standards and best practices for designing systems with artificial intelligence.
Engage Employees in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/16/2016   (3) comments
Employee disengagement is a bigger problem than you may think. Here's a way to maximize your supply chain results by getting workers on their best behavior.
Your A List for CES 2017
Junko Yoshida  
12/15/2016   Post a comment
Ask any market researcher or industry analyst about what to watch for at the CES next month in Las Vegas and the “A” list you’ll almost certainly hear are Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality and Automotive.
A New Use for High-Speed Fiber Optics: Connecting Smart Factories
Logical Link  
12/15/2016   Post a comment
As M2M and IoT shape business and operations strategies, influence product design and compel companies to re-examine how suppler and customer data is collected and used, a question begs: How will companies pool together all their internal factory.
Envisioning the Future of Supply Chain
Abe Eshkenazi  
12/15/2016   Post a comment
One of the best ways to prepare for supply chain’s dynamic and exciting future is to examine the megatrends that are impacting, improving, and reshaping our industry.
Lurking Behind Every M&A Is China
Junko Yoshida  
12/14/2016   Post a comment
Despite all the buzz in the global semiconductor industry about the accelerated consolidation of chip vendors, the biggest story this year goes untold — the presence at the negotiating table — in almost every M&A deal — of Chinese investors
Engaging Millennials: How to Get America’s Largest Workforce Invested, Retained & Performing to Full Potential
Karen Leland  
12/14/2016   Post a comment
Millennials are not only here to stay, but they are becoming a huge piece of the workforce. Keeping them engaged and interested is critical to business success.
Living the Live Supply Chain: Why You Need Data
Hans Thalbauer  
12/14/2016   Post a comment
We often talk about a live supply chain, but getting there taks some work. Let's explore the essentials of deploying a live supply chain
The Future of 3D Printing Starts with Business
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/13/2016   Post a comment
3D printing technology at the business level, particularly in manufacturing, is quickly emerging as the place where the real promise lies at least in the near future.
Canadian Startup Aims to Connect Everything With Style
Julien Happich  
12/13/2016   Post a comment
Recently founded Canadian startup Ubiqweus Inc. is launching a Kickstarter campaign for a set of super easy to deploy Wi-Fi-enabled one-inch cubic sensors, packaged attractively and made to last.
Robots & Automation: Debunking the Myth
Susan Fourtané  
12/13/2016   (1) comment
In the process of change, we should be cautious of the hype around the AI trend. The best decisions come from looking at the trends with clear eyes.
Sourcing Electrical & Mechanical Design Services: Coordination Has Benefits
Michael Allen  
12/13/2016   Post a comment
Why you should look for a supplier with both electrical and mechanical design skills when sourcing PCB design services.
Lawmakers Urge Rejection of Lattice Semi Takeover
Dylan McGrath  
12/12/2016   Post a comment
Congressman urge Treasury Dept. to reject $1.3 billion acquisition by investment firm with ties to the Chinese government.
Customer Demand for Faster Service Reshapes Last-Mile Delivery
Logical Link  
12/12/2016   Post a comment
Today's business-to-consumer dynamics are in a sweet spot of change--and may have a big impact on business-to-consumer trends of the near future.
Automating the Growing Warehouse: From Spreadsheets to Daily Processes & Beyond
Dave Williams  
12/12/2016   Post a comment
Automation in the warehouse isn't an all or nothing proposition. Starting small and making a long-range plan is a good way to start.
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.




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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!
Archived Dialogues
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.