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iPhone 7, No Headphone Jack Creates a Recipe for e-Waste
Pablo Valerio  
9/26/2016   Post a comment
Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5 mm headphone connector on the new iPhone 7, while continuing to use their proprietary Lightning connector, could mean more electronic waste as users discard their old headsets and many OEMs rush to develop new ones using Apple’s connector.
TSMC Expands its 3D Menu
Rick Merritt  
9/23/2016   Post a comment
TSMC showed an expanding array of foundry process technologies, packaging options and applications-specific platforms at an event.
EE Times Silicon 60: 2016's Emerging Companies to Watch
Peter Clarke  
9/20/2016   Post a comment
Looking at hottest silicon startups, there's no doubt Internet of Things will have a revolutionary impact on how people can live their lives, but exactly how that will manifest itself in terms of components, software, platforms, legal and business models, is not yet clear.
New LED Surge Protection Module Offers Lowest Measured Limiting Voltage Available in a 20kA Maximum Current Surge Rated SPD
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9/14/2016   Post a comment
Low surge let-through reduces driver failure to minimize luminaire damage
Mouser and Dell OEM Solutions Sign Distribution Agreement
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9/13/2016   Post a comment
NPI Leader to Stock Dell Edge Gateways for IoT Networks
MLCCs: Not Your Grandfather's Capacitors
Ron Demcko  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Multilayer ceramic capacitor are considered basic technology, cheap and plentiful. Big shifts, though, have been made to improve the size, capabilities and cost.
BLU Products Releases Refreshed Version of the Popular Vivo 5 with the New BLU Vivo 5R; to launch at Best Buy Stores, now available on
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9/12/2016   Post a comment
Best-Selling BLU Vivo 5 gets several technology updates and features including Fingerprint Sensor, Additional LTE Bands, and Higher Resolution Display with the new Vivo 5R release
Samsung's Battery Problems Could Affect Smartphone Supply Chain
Pablo Valerio  
9/12/2016   (5) comments
Samsung has issued a worldwide recall of its Galaxy Note 7 phablets to rectify a battery issue. It's more than a company issue. The impact has the potential to ripple through the battery supply chain.
Custom Magnetics: What Are They & When Do You Need Them?
Tim Shafer  
9/12/2016   Post a comment
For electronics designers, it's important to know what custom magnetics are, how to determine if they are needed, and how to engage with a custom magnetics supplier.
Unitron Selects MaxLinear for New Satellite-to-IP Server and Satellite Headend Module
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9/9/2016   Post a comment
Johansson Model 5400 SAT>IP Server and Model 5500 ProFlex headend module both based on MaxLinear’s MxL584 quad-input satellite receiver
Axis Introduces New Series of Cost Efficient HD Fixed Domes with Built-in Infrared Illumination
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9/9/2016   Post a comment
The compact and versatile AXIS M31 Series provides excellent video quality at up to 4-megapixel resolution and adapts automatically to varying light conditions, even complete darkness. The new cameras feature a smart, flat-faced design that makes installation easy. They are ideally suited for video surveillance in locations such as retail stores, hotels and restaurants, with options for both indoor and outdoor installations.
IoT 3 in 1 Tape Measure Get Crowdfunding Love
R. Colin Johnson  
9/9/2016   Post a comment
All-in-one functionality credited for popularity of “Bagel”
Owl Computing Technologies Granted Patent for World's Smallest Data Diode Cybersecurity Technology
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9/9/2016   Post a comment
Potential for miniature Data Diode to be used in vehicles and medical devices
Samsung Extends Printer Offerings with Amazon Dash Replenishment
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9/8/2016   Post a comment
Service is Now Available for 12 Samsung Printer Models, Providing Fast and Easy Toner Replacement Directly to Your Door
Apple Debuts Three Custom Chips
Rick Merritt  
9/8/2016   Post a comment
AirPods' W1 is company’s first wireless SoC
Toshiba Introduces New Automotive N-ch Power MOSFET
EBN Newswire  
9/8/2016   Post a comment
Features Ultra-Low On-Resistance, Low Voltage Drive for Increased Power Efficiencies
OEM Servers Featuring Aptio® V UEFI Firmware Support for Diablo Technologies' Memory1™ Module Shipping Now
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9/7/2016   Post a comment
Aptio V for Memory1 to support 3rd and 4th generation Intel® Xeon® server processors
Media Alert: Cadence to Showcase Latest PCB Design Tools at PCB West 2016
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9/7/2016   Post a comment
New Allegro and OrCAD Solutions Accelerate Development of Flex, Rigid-Flex Designs
JDA Powers the Always-on Supply Chain with Latest JDA Manufacturing Planning Release
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9/7/2016   Post a comment
New release of JDA Manufacturing Planning powers always-on synchronization and execution, in-memory workflows, prescriptive analytics, and real-time collaboration to better manage complex supply chains
Icron Technologies' Demonstrating New Maverick Platform Extending 4Kp60 Video + USB 2.0/3.0 Over Single CAT X Cable at IBC2016 Show in Amsterdam
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9/6/2016   Post a comment
Industry's First 100m Single CAT X Cable Solution Extending UHD 4Kp60 4:4:4 Video With ExtremeUSB® 2.0 and 3.1 Gen 1 at intoPIX Booth 10 D.31 From September 9th to 13that the RAI
NI Lowers Semiconductor Test Cost With RF Measurement Enhancements for the STS
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9/6/2016   Post a comment
High-power RF ports expand the capability of the STS for the latest RF front-end modules
Afghanistan: Mineral-Rich, Conflict Torn Electronics Treasure Trove
Logical Link  
9/6/2016   Post a comment
How this war-scarred Central Asian country may one day impact the electronics supply chain.
World’s First LTE Cat M1/NB1 Chip to be Demonstrated Live by Sequans at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week
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9/6/2016   Post a comment
Sequans on track to deliver the first commercially available LTE Cat M1/NB1 chip for network deployments beginning in Q4
iPhone7 Boosts Broadcom Results
Rick Merritt  
9/5/2016   Post a comment
Broadcom predicted slightly better than expected results, largely due to increasing content in Apple’s iPhone 7.
Love or Money: Looking at the Ingredients of Business
Puga Sankara  
9/2/2016   (1) comment
Food is love… especially when mom makes it. But maybe electronics OEMs can learn something from Mom and Starbucks about putting love into product creation and delivery.
Axis and Canon Announce Change of Global Sales and Marketing Framework for Network Video Portfolio
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9/1/2016   Post a comment
Axis Communications and Canon, Inc. announced today an agreement under which the two companies would change their sales and marketing efforts in major regional markets worldwide. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and North America, Axis will assume responsibility for the marketing and sales of Canon’s entire network video product portfolio, starting in EMEA on September 1 and in North America on October 1.
Molex Introduces Woodhead® LED Tube Light
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9/1/2016   Post a comment
Maintains 80% Luminosity for 50,000 Hours, Nearly Double That of Fluorescent Lamps
Sigma and Telechips Collaborate on Next Generation Set-Top Box Chips
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9/1/2016   Post a comment
Companies Launch SMP8980, World's First Set-Top Box Chips With Full HDR Support
Canadian company collaborates with Corning to improve screen protection
Gary Hilson  
8/18/2016   Post a comment
Phantom Glass has stayed small and nurtured its own manufacturing to stay nimble and responsive to a global market
Streamline Your Cut Item Management By Leveraging the Right WMS
Eric Allais  
8/17/2016   Post a comment
A warehouse management system (WMS) can dramatically reduce cut item remnants and provide with other ancillary benefits
Optimal+ Expands Into Electronics Manufacturing
Gary Hilson  
8/2/2016   Post a comment
Analytics company extends capabilities to enables collection, detection and action using semiconductor-electronics ecosystem data for greater visibility into supply chains
Electronics Recycling Systems Not Meeting Expectations
Carole Mars  
7/14/2016   Post a comment
The logistics of moving used devices through to their final disposition constitutes one of the single largest costs related to managing used electronics, as low commodity values for materials recovered do not cover the costs of responsible treatment.
5G, Cellular IoT Step Ahead
Rick Merritt  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm is showing a prototype 5G base station and terminal in China Mobile’s booth at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai this week.
IPhone Deal Would Boost Intel
Rick Merritt  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
Growing reports say Apple will use Intel LTE chips in iPhone 7 handsets for AT&T, a deal which could propel Intel into third place in mobile basebands.
15 Crowd-Pleasing IoT Product & Platform Wins
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/13/2016   (2) comments
Innovators are working hard to make the big predictions for the IoT market come true. In recent months, these IoT projects all received greater than 100% funding on their chosen crowd sourcing site.
Preventing Overbuilding & Cloning in the Global Electronics Supply Chain
Tim Morin  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
Overbuilding is a looming threat to the global electronics supply chain. Overbuilding of electronic systems can be particularly damaging.
Forces Driving Semi Mergers & Acquisitions
Walden Rhines  
6/8/2016   (2) comments
The driving force for consolidation is typically the efficiencies achieved through economies of scale with larger volume. Not so with the semiconductor industry.
Enable Supply Chain Security Through an Authentication Data Network
Michael Schuldenfrei  
6/6/2016   Post a comment
Inadvertent use of recycled, refurbished, or re-marked components can result in significant business risk for a manufacturer’s customers. Technology can help.
A Peek at the Connected Car Platform Revolution
Mike Heald  
6/3/2016   Post a comment
Connected cars are hot--and there's potential to bring all sorts of other connected technologies into the ecosystem.
Globalfoundries Expands into Chinese Wafer Fab
Peter Clarke  
6/2/2016   Post a comment
U.S.-based foundry plans to upgrade an existing semiconductor facility in inland China to run some of its processes on 300mm-diameter wafers.
Google’s Daydream is Silicon Reality
Rick Merritt  
5/23/2016   Post a comment
A Qualcomm graphics expert gave insight into work on mobile virtual reality in Android that is about to emerge from the lab.
America II Moves into Franchised Distribution World
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2016   Post a comment
America II is quickly moving away from its roots in independent distribution to fmake a place for itself in the franchised electronics distribution landscape.
Graphics Rivals in Epic Battle
Rick Merritt  
5/20/2016   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia go head-to-head this year in a rare battle of new GPUs, memory types and processes, says a veteran scorekeeper.
Specialty Electronics Distributors Up Customer Confidence, UBM Survey Said
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/18/2016   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study, an annual ranking based on perceptions by supply chain, corporate, and design executives, provides a close look at how customers rate the performance of major electronics distributors.
Master Electronics & Anderson Power Products Sign Distribution Agreement
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5/17/2016   Post a comment
Master Electronics announced a distribution partnership with Anderson Power Products.
Avnet Expands PicoZed Ecosystem with Updated FMC Carrier Card Kit
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5/17/2016   Post a comment
Avnet released the PicoZed FMC Carrier Card V2, a next-generation platform with improved FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) interface, transceiver signal integrity and clocking, all at a more cost-competitive price point.
Diamond ICs May Finally Debut
R. Colin Johnson  
5/13/2016   Post a comment
Akhan Semiconductor Inc. is licensing a diamond semiconductor process from Argonne National Laboratory, which the company plans to use first for power transistors and eventually for semiconductor chips such as ultra-low-power high-speed processors.
NXP Takes Auto Chip Vendor Crown
Peter Clarke  
5/11/2016   Post a comment
Following its takeover of Freescale, NXP Semiconductor has been declared the leading automotive chip vendor for 2015 by market research firm Strategy Analytics.
North American Electronics Business Slowdown Slows and Some Signs are Positive
Latest Research  
5/10/2016   (1) comment
Printed circuit board (PCB) shipments was the one North American industry sector in this analysis that showed signs of growth in March.
ECIA Reports Q1 CY16 Distribution Component Sales Up 2.4% Compared to Q4 CY15
Latest Research  
5/10/2016   Post a comment
Distribution reported component sales in North America for Q1 CY 2016 up 2.4% compared to Q4 CY 2015.
Avnet Introduces Industrial IoT Starter Kit to Streamline Smart Device and Cloud Development
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5/10/2016   Post a comment
Avnet kick-starts IoT development with technology from IBM, Wind River and Xilinx.
Public Display Unit Shipments and Revenue on the Rebound, IHS Says
Latest Research  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
According to the latest research from IHS Technology, public display shipments and revenue will rebound in 2016, as regional economies recover and more large projects are installed. In fact, unit shipments of public displays are expected to grow 9.3 percent year over year, reaching approximately 3 million units in 2016.
Newark element14, Eaton Launch New Custom Switch Design Service
EBN Newswire  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
Value-added service allows industrial engineers to design, order personalized rocker switches without minimum order requirement.
RFMW & SANAV Announce Distribution Agreement
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5/9/2016   Post a comment
RFMW Ltd. and SANAV announce a distribution relationship allowing RFMW to promote and sell SANAV products worldwide.
Newark element14 Adds Omron Safety Tools & Solutions to Product Portfolio
EBN Newswire  
5/9/2016   (2) comments
Safety interlock switch, limit switch, light curtain, relay, controller and free GOTCHA STICK among newly available items.
Asteelflash Mexico Receives Automotive ISO/TS 16949 Certification
EBN Newswire  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
Asteelflash group expands its electronic manufacturing services expertise with a global footprint targeted to automotive.
Holding off the Hedge: One CEO's Story
Junko Yoshida  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
Although the Marvell and IDT’s circumstances at the time of Starboard’s attacks greatly differ, separating the two is the human factor. Ted Tewksbury, who was IDT’s CEO in 2012, played a crucial role by staying on at IDT.
Will Intel's Drone Chips Fly?
Junko Yoshida  
5/5/2016   Post a comment
Something about Intel’s drone efforts reminds me of Intel’s past stumbles in the mobile SoC market. Is Intel flying into the drone market from the wrong angle?
$40B Power Management Market Ripe for Innovation
Patrick Mannion  
5/4/2016   (1) comment
Incumbent suppliers of power-management ICs have an opportunity to greatly improve efficiency and integration, or lose market to rising stars.
Microchip, Micrel CEOs Duel Over Deal
Rick Merritt  
5/3/2016   Post a comment
Micrel and Microchip CEOs came to loggerheads over the extent of layoffs after a recent acquisition.
Intel to Exit Mobile SoC Business
Junko Yoshida  
5/2/2016   Post a comment
As it proceeds with a massive restructuring plan announced earlier this month, Intel will exit the smartphone and tablet mobile SoC business by ending its struggling Atom chip product line. Intel is likely to keep its modem team.
ePaper Makes Inroads into Smart Packaging
Hui Lee  
5/2/2016   (1) comment
. Smart packaging is a growing market segment and new waves of innovative technologies are enabling exciting developments in this traditionally low-tech market.
Indian Fabs, the Free Market and Central Planning
Peter Clarke  
4/29/2016   Post a comment
Over the next year there will be an interesting test of two opposites in political thinking applied to the creation of wafer fabs.
The Day After the iPhone Fell
Rick Merritt  
4/27/2016   Post a comment
Apple’s iPhone slump marks a new day for a semiconductor industry searching for a driver.
Samsung Details Foundry Roadmap
Jessica Lipsky  
4/22/2016   Post a comment
Officials from Samsung Semiconductor Inc. detailed the company’s foundry roadmap, which includes expanding FD-SOI production and offering low-cost alternatives to existing FinFET technologies.
Apple, Samsung Reinforce Ties Over iPhone's OLED Display
Paul Buckley  
4/21/2016   Post a comment
Reports indicate that Samsung Display has signed a deal with Apple to supply OLED displays for the next generation of iPhones.
Intel Cuts 12,000, 11% of Staff
Rick Merritt  
4/20/2016   (1) comment
Intel Corp. officially cut its PC business loose today announcing a cut of 12,000 employees, 11% of its staff amid a sequential decline in quarterly revenues and profits.
Set-Top Debate: The Next Episode
Rick Merritt  
4/19/2016   Post a comment
The latest round of the great set-top box debate is well underway, but it’s unclear who will win this longstanding battle among tech giants.
Sayonara, Japan Semiconductor Inc.
Junko Yoshida  
4/14/2016   (2) comments
The Japanese semiconductor industry’s downfall is undeniable. EE Times went back to Japan and explored what remains of Japanese chip vendors, how Japan Inc. has crumbled and if we grade recent restructuring programs, who comes out on top.
Nanium & UTAC Partners on Wafer Level Packaging & Testing
Julien Happich  
4/11/2016   Post a comment
Europe's primary OSAT company Nanium SA has signed a collaborative agreement with the Singapore-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider UTAC Holdings Ltd (UTAC) to provide a complete turnkey backend solution for Wafer Level Packaging (WLP) solutions.
Making a Smartphone World
Logical Link  
4/7/2016   (1) comment
Dozens of third-world countries are in various stages of embracing technology in the form of a handheld device. And, that will continue to have far-reaching supply chain implications as component makers and OEMs strive to reach billions of people waiting to be part of the smartphone revolution.
Dry Heat Proves Hazardous to PCB Assembly
Michael Allen  
4/6/2016   (2) comments
As your boards use smaller and smaller SMT components, it may be time to audit your contract manufacturer’s humidity control systems.
Microsoft Backs Sigfox Cloud on IoT
Julien Happich  
4/4/2016   Post a comment
IoT network infrastructure provider Sigfox announced it will integrate the Sigfox Cloud with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, enabling its customers to use data for real-time analytics.
IoT Takes Business World By Storm
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/1/2016   (1) comment
In the next five years, the use of IoT in business is going to explode, and security concerns will grow right along with the market.
U.S Withdraws Apple Case
Rick Merritt  
3/29/2016   Post a comment
The U.S. has withdrawn it's case forcing Apple to crack a terrorist's iPhone, but the debate of privacy vs. law enforcement continues.
Pack It Up: the Evolving Business of Protective Packaging
Frank Cavallaro  
3/29/2016   Post a comment
Momentum favors sustainable packaging although there is still a lot of room for improvement.
Forge Fabless Success with Hybrid, Flexible Manufacturing Sourcing
Syed Alam  
3/29/2016   Post a comment
By using a thoughtful combination of known Good Die and Wafer Buy strategies, fabless semiconductor companies can balance material costs, risk, and yield to meet demand.
OFC: Pluggable Module Makers Claim They Can't Make Money
Martin Rowe  
3/25/2016   Post a comment
At OFC 2016, a panel of optical module makers, suppliers, and users blamed the market, the technology, and the datacenter mentality for their woes, but they're still in the game.
Apple's "Let Us Loop You In" Not Exactly Surprising
Brian Dipert  
3/22/2016   Post a comment
Although there were no big surprises in Monday's Apple intro event thanks to supply chain and developer leaks, the event wasn't completely drama-free.
AVX Makes its Television Debut in an Upcoming Manufacturing Marvels Production
EBN Newswire  
3/18/2016   (2) comments
AVX will showcase its innovative technology in the March 17th broadcast of Manufacturing Marvels, which airs on the Fox Business Network.
Quality at the Heart of PLM
Rob Spiegel  
3/16/2016   Post a comment
Quality tools are getting embedded in PLM systems to help design engineers manage quality data.
U.S. Wins the Latest WTO Ruling Against India’s Solar Policies… Well, Sort of!
MP Divakar  
3/16/2016   (6) comments
The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States on the latter’s complaint against the Indian government’s insistence on domestic / local content requirements (DCR / LCR) for its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (NSM) for solar cells and solar modules. The impact may be far reaching.
VR Device Shipments to Hit 50M Units by 2020
Peter Clarke  
3/11/2016   Post a comment
Virtual reality (VR) device shipments will total more than 50 million units by 2020, according to market research firm ABI Research. This equates to a compound annual growth rate of almost 85%.
Oil Drills & Apples: Sensors Provide Insight into Supply Chain Operations
Puga Sankara  
3/11/2016   Post a comment
The latest mobile devices are equipped with power sensor technology that can provide a lot of insights on operations on your supply chain. Make sure that your organization is leveraging them to get actionable insights.
Are Your Charging Habits Degrading Your Smartphone & Tablet?
Max Maxfield  
3/10/2016   Post a comment
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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 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.