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IoT: to DIY or Not to DIY
Rob Spiegel  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
As companies rush into IoT connectivity, the choice of doing it yourself or using a platform from a service company becomes a major issue.
Optimal+ Selects HP Vertica to Enable Semiconductor Companies to Harness the Power of Big Data
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6/29/2015   Post a comment
Real-time, big data analytics empowers companies to increase product yield, productivity and quality.
Smart Shirt Adorns IoT Efforts
Rick Merritt  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
A smart T-shirt and a new Internet of Things research program with a low cost air quality sensor were announced by researchers at Imec and the Holst Center.
USB Type-C Could Change the Laptop/Smartphone Supply Chain
Pablo Valerio  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
The new connection standard called USB Type-C could solve the connectivity nightmare most users face when buying a new device. The new standard could disrupt the manufacturing and distributing of USB devices, but that is a good thing.
Chip Stacks at 30,000 Feet
Rick Merritt  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
A chance encounter on a plane with Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang shed just a little light on the road to chip stacks as Moore’s Law slows.
Counterfeit Parts Persist in the Face of Arrests & Convictions
Rob Spiegel  
6/22/2015   (1) comment
Despite the crackdown on counterfeiters in the US and China, the problem is more rampant than ever, causing competitors to come together to educate customers and train border patrol workers on how to identify bogus bearings and other parts.
Perfect Parts Aims to Incite Online Component Revolution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/22/2015   Post a comment
Independant distributor Perfect Parts is trying to create a new standard for product information sources with the world's largest online parts catalog in the world.
Building U.S. Ownership of IoT
Jim O'Reilly  
6/22/2015   Post a comment
On-shoring sensors may be the most sensible option to meet the needs of the exploding Internet of Things market.
North American Electronics Sales Slowed in Q1 2015 but Outlook is Positive
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6/15/2015   Post a comment
North America sales growth for printed circuit boards (PCBs), electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and semiconductors experienced a gradual softening in the first quarter of 2015 after strengthening in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Newark element14 Introduces B&K Precision High-Performance Benchtop DC Electronic Loads
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6/15/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 has introduced the B&K Precision’s 8600 Series programmable DC electronic loads which deliver the performance of modular system in a compact benchtop form factor.
Embedded Market Study Digs into Concerns, Trends for Electronics Industry
Rich Quinnel  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
While many things remain the same, there are changes afoot in such things as processor size, operating system choices, and developer concerns as embedded development evolves, the Embedded Market Study finds.
First Quarter 2015 4K TV Growth Strong As Overall LCD TV Shipments Slow, IHS Says
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6/10/2015   Post a comment
4K TV shipments grow nearly 400 percent as LCD TV demand softens and growth slows to its lowest level in six quarters.
Big Brother at the Wheel
Junko Yoshida  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
'A car is one's second living room today,' says Audi chief. 'That's private. The only person who needs access to the data onboard is the customer.'
Motorola Solutions Employees Back U.S. Trade Legislation
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6/10/2015   Post a comment
More than 1,000 U.S. employees sign letters backing Trade Priorities and Accountability Act.
Intel Capital Launches $125M Fund to Invest in Women & Underrepresented Minority Entrepreneurs
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6/10/2015   Post a comment
Intel Capital announced the Intel Capital Diversity Fund – the largest of its kind – to invest $125 million in businesses led by women and underrepresented minorities.
Should Machines Officiate at Sports?
Fred Molinari  
6/9/2015   Post a comment
Machines can do a better job that people at making some calls in sports. Why do we hesitate to use them or embrace the information they provide?
Autonomous Driving Revs Up the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
6/9/2015   Post a comment
The auto industry promises new opportunities for the electronic componenet industry--and big changes to the supply chain.
Should a Smartwatch Be a Watch?
Junko Yoshida  
6/8/2015   Post a comment
With iPhone, Apple wasn't making a phone. It was creating a new product category whose main purpose was a great Internet connection on a handset.
IoT Gets Sane Forecast at Event
Rick Merritt  
6/4/2015   (1) comment
At his first ever IoT event, Linley Gwennap will roll out a grounded forecast for the Internet of Things and thoughts on the chip technology behind it.
2015 Mergers, Acquisitions & Change in the Global Electronics Industry
Steve Taranovich  
6/3/2015   (1) comment
Recent big deals that are changing the face of electronics globally include the final blow to what once was the US telecom infrastructure unit of AT&T—Lucent Technologies---Alcatel-Lucent and now Nokia.
Smartwatch Display Shipments to Reach Record 34 Million Units in 2015, IHS says
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6/2/2015   Post a comment
Apple Watch forecast to comprise 86% of AMOLED smartwatch panels.
Intel/Qualcomm: The Last Big Move
Rick Merritt  
6/2/2015   Post a comment
In the chip game, two big dominoes are waiting to fall.
Supply Chain Makes or Breaks Wearable Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/2/2015   (2) comments
The wearables marketing is growing at an astonishing rate. OEMs who wnat to cash in on the trend, though, need the right supply chain in order to succeed.
Avago / Broadcom Merger to Rank Third Largest Semiconductor Supplier, Says IHS
Julien Happich  
6/1/2015   Post a comment
Avago's acquisition of Broadcom moves semiconductor mergers to a new level, according to market research firm IHS.
Avago-Broadcom Deal: What’s in It for You?
Junko Yoshida  
5/29/2015   Post a comment
Where is the affinity – or any apparent good vibe – connecting Avago to Broadcom?
Newark element14 Introduces Isolated DC/DC Converter Series from Murata
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 today introduces Murata’s new NXE1 series of cost-effective 1W Isolated DC/DC Converters.
Volvo Cars Upgrade to Microchip’s MOST150 Devices for Ethernet Packet Transport in All-New Volvo XC90 Model’s Infotainment Network
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
MOST150 Standard Carries Ethernet Packets According to IEEE 802.3 Spec, Providing the Only Proven, Automotive-Ready In-Car Ethernet Physical Layer
Paragon Software Systems Announces Mobile Proof of Delivery System
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
FleXipod Reduces Paperwork, Admin Time and Improves Customer Service
QuickLogic Announces SenseMe Software Library Licensing for Smartphone, Wearable, & IoT Applications
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
o Extensive library of sensor fusion algorithms available for independent software licensing o C-based algorithms for ease of integration and portability o Industry-leading accuracy and computational efficiency enhances users experience while minimizing power consumption and memory footprint
Led by Growth in Wearable Devices, Flexible AMOLED Display Shipments to Exceed 11% of Rigid AMOLED Display Shipments in 2015, IHS Says
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
Led by Growth in Wearable Devices, Flexible AMOLED Display Shipments to Exceed 11% of Rigid AMOLED Display Shipments in 2015, IHS Says
Optimal+ Hosts Inaugural User Group Meeting June 3-4 in Newport Beach, California
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
Leading IDM and Fabless Semiconductor Companies to Share Best Practices for Enterprise-Wide Real-Time Big Data Analytics in Semiconductor Manufacturing
LOGI Boards Now Available from Newark element14 Provide FPGA Functionality
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5/26/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 is launching the LOGI Boards, an easy-to-use ecosystem of hardware and software that brings FPGA functionality to both the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone boards.
Call for Change: Wearables for Good Design Challenge Looks for Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2015   (1) comment
UNICEF and ARM are working together to challenge designers to create wearable products that address key global issues.
Collaborative Robots Are Helping Fuel a Robotics Boom
Rob Spiegel  
5/20/2015   Post a comment
The market for small, flexible robots is growing at a time when robots in general are surging in popularity in plants across the globe.
Recycled 3DP Materials, Recyclers, and Embedded Recycling Codes
Ann R. Thryft  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Here are new recycled materials, new recycling machines, and other news about recycling 3D printed materials we've put together in one place.
After a Year of Declines, the Power Management Semiconductor Market Surged 7% in 2014
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Industrial and automotive end markets fueled rapid growth.
Adopt Enterprise Labeling & Improve Your Bottom Line
Deborah Grant  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
As IT systems proliferate every part of the organization, downtime can translate to huge costs. Enterprise labeling can help mitigate the risk.
Top 10 Ins & Outs of Shipping Lithium Batteries
Alasdair Philip  
5/18/2015   Post a comment
Lithium batteries are safe to ship...if you follow best practices.
As Smartphone Panel Prices Fall, Panel Makers Focus on Cost Reduction, IHS Says
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5/14/2015   Post a comment
As smartphone panel selling prices continue to fall, display manufacturers are focused on finding ways to reduce production costs, in order to eke out profits.
First Quarter Semiconductor Sales Up 6% Compared to Last Year
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Global industry posts 23rd consecutive month of year-to-year sales increases; March sales in Americas increase 14.2% year-to-year to lead all regions.
Future Electronics Extends Cypress Franchise to Include Spansion Products
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Future Electronics announces its worldwide distribution agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has been extended to include Spansion products.
Huber+Suhner Continues Significant Contributions to Space & Defense, Launching New Connectivity Products at IMS 2015
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Company showcases its Sucoflex and minibend range for high quality connectivity in RF and microwave applications
Integra Electronics Expands Design & Assembly Capabilities of VCC Indicator Solutions for a Quicker Time to Market
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Special Manufacturing Program (SMP) from Integra and VCC optimizes light performance and enhances light delivery.
Supply Chain Lacks a Common Standard for Wearables
Bruce Gain  
5/6/2015   Post a comment
Before wearables reach their potential, OEMs and their suppliers have things to do to get the supply chain ready.
Apple Watch Teaches Supply Chain Best Practices
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/4/2015   (2) comments
Recent reports of Apple woes around component issues have made headlines. A look at Apple's response, though, shows that Apple's supply chain strategy ensured the problem was not a show stopper.
Heilind Acquires German Distributor MPS Group
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4/30/2015   Post a comment
Heilind Electronics has acquired MPS Group, a leading distributor of electronic components and manufacturer of cable assemblies for the European Mil-Aero Marketplace.
The Hype and the Hope for the IoT
Peter Gasperini  
4/30/2015   (3) comments
2015 will be a pivotal year for high tech and the global economy in general. Gaining a sense of where the early trends for the IoT are heading is critical.
North American Electronics Sales Slowed in Early 2015 but Outlook is Positive
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4/29/2015   Post a comment
Sales growth in North America slumped in the first two months of 2015 for printed circuit boards (PCBs), electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and semiconductors after strengthening in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Apple Ticks Up Sales Record
Rick Merritt  
4/28/2015   Post a comment
Apple reported record sales for its second quarter but said its new smartwatch has lower than average profits and forecast a seasonally down June quarter.
The Changing Face of Computer Storage
Jim O'Reilly  
4/23/2015   (1) comment
For the logistics chain, both upstream of the drive and array makers, and downstream in channels of distribution of their products, the newest storage innovations will change how things are done.
Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Expected to Reach $354 Billion in 2015, a 4% Increase from 2014
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4/22/2015   Post a comment
Currency shifts, excess inventory and end to PC upgrade cycle slowing growth.
Intelligent Supply Chain Fights Theft, Loss
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
To cope with increasing threats of cargo loss and threat, electronics supply chains have to increase visibility.
3D-Printed Precious Metals Components Market To Reach $2.6 billion by 2024
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4/22/2015   Post a comment
We are now in the early stages of 3D-printed electronics in which components will be created in a single-build process.
Moore’s Law @50 in the News
Rick Merritt  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
Here’s a sampler of some of the best of the reports that marked the official anniversary of Moore’s Law on Sunday, April 19.
Octofiber: 3D Printing Just Got Easier
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4/21/2015   Post a comment
Octofiber 3D printing filament material offers improved usability by streamlining the filament handling and storage process.
“Green Guilt” on the Rise
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4/21/2015   Post a comment
New national survey finds more U.S. residents plan to recycle batteries and electronics, but barriers remain.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Releases New Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA DSP Development Kit
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4/20/2015   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing released the new Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA DSP development kit with JESD204B high-speed analog. With this new offering, design engineers have access to a complete design platform targeted to their specific applications and rapid prototyping of their signal processing applications.
GigaDevice Semiconductor Distribution Agreement
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4/20/2015   Post a comment
World Micro and GigaDevice Semiconductor, Inc. sign distribution agreement, to bring SPI Flash memory and 32-bit MCU products.
Laird Makes Controlling Thermoelectric Assemblies Easier and More Reliable
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
New controller monitors and protects critical equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and optimal performance.
Semiconductor CEOs Urge Congress to Enact Trade Promotion Authority to Spur Growth, Innovation
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
The SIA board of directors sent a letter to congressional leaders expressing support for bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation and urging its swift passage.
Moore from the Archives
Susan Rambo  
4/17/2015   Post a comment
Moore's law at age 50 continues to be viable but for how long? Here's a look into EE Time's archives, including a link to what Gordon Moore thought of his own law's chances for longevity.
Labelmaster Offers USPS Lithium Battery Forbidden Markings for Safe, Compliant Shipping
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
Labelmaster now offers USPS-compliant “surface mail only -- forbidden for transport aboard passenger aircraft” labels for primary and metal lithium batteries.
Simplifying Shipping Safety for Lithium Batteries
Bob Richard  
4/17/2015   Post a comment
Done right, shipping lithium batteries is safe. They key to success comes in partnering with trusted suppliers and maintaining best practices.
Apple Watch Scores 1 Million Preorders, Analysts Find
Eric Zeman  
4/16/2015   Post a comment
Most buyers opted for the cheapest Apple Watch option possible, says research firm. However, do the numbers point to a new trend in wearables?
Is the Death of the PC Industry Exaggerated?
Jim O'Reilly  
4/16/2015   (4) comments
The death knell has been sounding for the PC industry for some time now. A look at tech trends reveals whether the current industry is breathing its last.
Intel, Samsung Up, Qualcomm, Toshiba Down in Chip Vendor Ranking
Peter Clarke  
4/14/2015   Post a comment
Gartner Inc. has produced an updated top-ten chip vendor ranking for 2014 based on companies' final financial results.
Con Min Compliance No Easy Task, But Doable
Per Loof  
4/14/2015   Post a comment
A look at how one large capacitor maker tackled conflict minerals compliance offers lessons for the industry.
Friday Quiz: Near-Field Communications
Martin Rowe  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
NFC lets devices exchange data for short distances. Test your knowledge of its technology.
Minco Partners with Digi-Key to Offer Bare Die Semiconductor Products
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4/10/2015   Post a comment
Digi-Key and Minco Technology Labs, LLC, nnounced that they have teamed up to offer semiconductor bare die products to its global customer base.
EBV Elektronik Expands Distribution Agreement with Cypress Semiconductor
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4/10/2015   Post a comment
EBV Elektroniannounced the extension of the franchise with Cypress Semiconductor,
PC Shipments Beat Expectations Despite Weak Currencies and Product Transitions, According to IDC
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4/10/2015   Post a comment
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.5 million units in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), a year-on-year decline of -6.7%, and slightly ahead of previous projections, according to IDC.
Worldwide Semi Revenue Grew 7.9% in 2014, According to Gartner
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4/10/2015   Post a comment
Booming DRAM Market Sees Revenue Increase 32 Percent During 2014
Optimization Reigns in Today's Conveyors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/10/2015   (1) comment
Conveyor systems have evolved in ways designed to enhance electronics manufacturing. This infographic traces that evolution.
Smart Homes Smell the Coffee
Rick Merritt  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Withings announced a smart home monitor with an air-quality sensor from AMS, the first of many such Internet of Things systems to come.
The NXP-Freescale Merger—A $4 Bllion Giant
Carolyn Mathas  
4/8/2015   Post a comment
The NXP/Freescale merger will create a giant expected to hog the road and market share for automotive systems.
Violin Memory & Arrow Electronics Sign North America Distribution Deal
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4/7/2015   Post a comment
Violin Memory announced a North American distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics.
Cesare Garlati Joins prpl Foundation as Chief Security Strategist
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4/7/2015   Post a comment
Cesare Garlati joins the prpl Foundation as Chief Security Strategist.
Air Force Reveals its New Aircraft Cloaking System Uses Dark-Emitting Diodes (DEDs)
Lee H. Goldberg  
4/2/2015   Post a comment
Star Trek has finally met its match in real life with the U. S. Air Force’s revelation of a new stealth technology based on dark-emitting diodes (DEDs).
Savi Now Mobile App Unleashes the Power of Smartphone Sensors & Feeds the Intelligent Supply Chain
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4/1/2015   Post a comment
Savi Now mobile app adds billions of potential “sensors” to help improve supply chain visibility and predictability.
Anaplan Launches Apps to Match Supply and Demand in Hyper-Change Environments
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4/1/2015   Post a comment
Anaplan announced the launch of a suite of Supply Chain Planning apps that leverage the company’s cloud planning platform and provide customers with a flexible and scalable all-in-one solution.
The U.S. Nanotechnology Challenge
At the Source  
4/1/2015   (5) comments
Nanotechnology is going manstream and electronics manufacturers need to consider how these advances will affect new products, innovation, and the supply chain.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
Thomas Claburn  
3/31/2015   Post a comment
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
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.
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.
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
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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.
America II Strengthens Partnership with Alliance Memory to Extend SDRAM Life Cycle
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3/17/2015   Post a comment
America II Electronics announced new product offerings by way of its global franchise agreement with Alliance Memory.
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).
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.




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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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