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3D Printing: Asking the Environmental Question
Logical Link  
4/21/2014   (16) comments
3D printing may be a boon for electronics designers, but this new technology gets a mixed environmental report card.
Crowdsourcing the Counterfeiting Problem
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/18/2014   (7) comments
Counterfeit components remain a huge headache for electronics OEMs. A newly formed community hopes to crowdsource a solution.
Tech Startup PR Guide: Target the Right Pubs
Mark Shapiro  
4/18/2014   (4) comments
When a new high-tech product comes to market, smart electronics OEMs leverage solid PR practices to get the attention of potential customers.
The Changing Sound of the Drive
Pallab Chatterjee  
3/31/2014   (1) comment
Sound insulation in the cabin has been increasing, and so has the isolation from the sounds of driving. A trend to address the issue of what the car engine is doing is to play engine sound through the audio system of the car to the cabin.
EU: Mobile Phone Manufacturers Will Use Only One Charging Connector
Pablo Valerio  
3/28/2014   (14) comments
While all eyes remain on Apple to see what it does with its iPhone and iPad chargers, the European Parliament is moving ahead with plans to implement a common charger standard for all mobile devices by 2017.
PLC: How Does Your Company Stack Up?
Change in the Chain  
3/13/2014   (2) comments
Product lifecycle management, from design to end of life, is especially critical to success in the high-tech industry. It's time to close the gaps in your PLM activities.
Is Triboelectricity the Next Harvesting Source?
Bill Schweber  
3/2/2014   (9) comments
Static electricity has traditionally been a villain in electronics stories. Now, however, it's being harnessed for good.
10 Tips for Your Product Launch
Tim Johnson  
2/28/2014   (3) comments
A public relations professional provides some free coaching in how to position and launch your product.
In Search of Mission-Critical Semiconductor Quality
David Park  
2/25/2014   (10) comments
Semiconductor manufacturing must find new methods to improve product quality and reliability for consumer-level products.
Building App Layer Security Into the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/24/2014   (15) comments
True supply chain security means more than installing a firewall. Too often, organizations forget to secure their supply chain apps, and that can cause big security gaps.
Go Faster with Freescale Kinetis 72MHz K-Series 32-Bit MCUs From Mouser
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2/12/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking Freescale Semiconductor's 32-bit Kinetis 72MHz K-Series microcontrollers
MACOM Distribution Agreement Strengthens Digi-Key's RF, Microwave & Millimeterwave Portfolio
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2/12/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key announced the a global distribution agreement with M/A-COM offering reliable RF, microwave, and millimeterwave solutions
XP LPC11E37H/LPC11U37H MCUs From Mouser Stretch Flexibility
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2/12/2014   Post a comment
Mouser now ships new NXP Semiconductor LPC11E37H and LPC11U37H 32-bit microcontrollers, running at 50MHz and based on ARM Cortex-M0 core
Avnet Technology UK Teams Up With EMC to Launch New SMB Initiative
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2/12/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Technology UK Teams Up With EMC to Launch New SMB Initiative. Altitude program to promote VNXe storage and data domain back-up
Customers Quickly Locate, Purchase Frequency-Control Products Thanks to Arrow & Ecliptek
EBN Newswire  
2/12/2014   Post a comment
Data download program enables arrow customers to find stock on over 500,000 frequency-control products
Mouser Stocks TE Connectivity Power Triple-Lock Connector System
EBN Newswire  
2/12/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. now stocks the TE Connectivity Power Triple Lock (PTL) connector system
Avnet Americas Distributes SMARTRAC’s RFID Products
EBN Newswire  
2/12/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Americas has entered a distribution agreement with SMARTRAC leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID and NFC
EMS Partners Use Thermal Profiles to Improve Quality, Costs
Michael Allen  
2/11/2014   (17) comments
By adapting the solder process to each unique board design, rather than using a handful of "one-size-fits-most" thermal profiles, EMS partners can deliver higher yields and lower costs to OEM buyers.
Qualcomm LTE IC Makes (Auto-) Grade, But Only in Module
Junko Yoshida  
2/6/2014   Post a comment
As car OEMs put together in-vehicle infotainment and telematics systems based on consumer technologies, the question is: Are these consumer chips automotive-qualified?
Anaren A2541 Bluetooth Modules From Mouser Meets Certifications
EBN Newswire  
2/3/2014   Post a comment
Mouser stocks the Anaren A2541 Bluetooth Module, a low-power Bluetooth system with a PCB antenna, software stack, and DC/DC converter
Central Semiconductor Expands Distribution Agreement With Future Electronics
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
Central Semiconductor Corp. announced that it has expanded its Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics
Rorke Global Solutions Shows RGS Cold Storage Powered by SageCloud at Open Compute Project Summit
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
Rorke Global Solutions (RGS) gives a sneak peek at RGS Cold Storage powered by SageCloud™ during the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit
Rorke Global Solutions & UTSA Launch Second Open Compute Innovation Lab
EBN Newswire  
2/3/2014   Post a comment
Rorke Global Solutions announced its second Open Compute Project Innovation Lab with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
IMAGINiT Technologies Updates Scan to BIM Software
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
Rand Worldwide announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division released its new Scan to BIM 2014.1 software
Mouser Delivers ADLINK's New Express-HL High Performance COM Express Module
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
Mouser is offering of the new Express-HL COM Express® Type 6 Modules from ADLINK, featuring the 64-bit 4th Generation Intel Core™ i7/i5/i3
TTI, Inc. Delivers 3M’s New Cable-to-Board Interconnects
EBN Newswire  
2/3/2014   Post a comment
TTI, Inc. announced the company will distribute 3M’s new 1.27mm IDC connectors in the Americas
Rand Secure Data Helps Companies Make Data Governance a Reality
EBN Newswire  
2/3/2014   Post a comment
Rand Worldwide's Secure Data division demonstrate a comprehensive data governance strategy is key to planning a strategy for data governance
Avnet Signs Distribution Agreement With ZigBee Module Manufacturer, MMB Networks
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas has signed a distribution agreement with MMB Networks, a designer of ZigBee module solutions
PCIe & Storage Devices Get Connected
Joshua Beaudet  
2/2/2014   (3) comments
New connectors and protocols are the future for the storage industry, so it's time to take a closer look at them.
Moving to Open-Source PCB Design
Cliff Ortmeyer  
2/1/2014   (4) comments
Open-source PCB design is becoming a go-to for engineers who want to improve their efficiency and time to market by adopting designs.
Student Pays Engineering Forward
Jessica MacNeil  
1/31/2014   (8) comments
Jim Balz's path to engineering and philanthropy wasn't always clear, but when he got involved in the FIRST Robotics Competition his interest became a passion. Now his work is gaining support from the engineering community, even seeing him speak at major conferences and events.
IR Technology Enhances Driver Safety
Pallab Chatterjee  
1/30/2014   (13) comments
Driver safety and awareness features are becoming standard, marking a change in OEM options for new vehicles.
Profiles in Design: Hermann Eul
Janine Love  
1/30/2014   (3) comments
Dr. Hermann Eul is vice president and general manager of the Mobile & Communications Group at Intel Corporation.
Sourcing Quartz Timing Devices: Myth vs. Reality
Jean-Francois Baril  
1/30/2014   (5) comments
Conventional wisdom is that quartz timing devices are a mature technology with few supply or performance issues; as is often the case, conventional wisdom can be wrong.
Xilinx/Flextronics Suit Shines Light on the Gray Market
Tam Harbert  
1/28/2014   (61) comments
Xilinx has brought Flextronics to court -- and the lawsuit provides an opportunity for the industry to take a good long look at the gray market.
LEDing It Hang Out: The Downside of Higher Efficiency
Bill Schweber  
1/25/2014   (18) comments
The death knell is tolling for incandescent light bulbs. Perhaps it's time to fight to keep the technology alive.
Displays Could Already Be the Supply Chain Story of 2014
Marc Herman  
1/23/2014   (13) comments
The TV arms race has implications for the entire electronic supply chain, as screens consolidate their position as the focus of device design across the entire industry.
The Car of the Future
Brian Fuller  
1/18/2014   (6) comments
Automotive design is having a huge impact on the electronics industry.
Mouser Offers Magnetic Protection With Würth Flexible Shielding
EBN Newswire  
1/17/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is the first to stock and ship the new flexible magnetic shielding sheets from Würth Electronics
Find Your Way With Linx FM Series GPS Modules From Mouser
EBN Newswire  
1/17/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the new high performance GPS/GNSS modules and GPS development kits from Linx Technologies
Avnet Introduces Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC Mini-ITX Motherboard
EBN Newswire  
1/17/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing introduces the Xilinx Zynq-7000 all-programmable SoC Mini-ITX motherboard
Australia Leads in 3D Titanium Printing
Susan Fourtané  
1/14/2014   (8) comments
An innovative technology in Australia makes titanium 3D printed products available at a lower cost than traditional manufacturing.
Times Are A-Changin' in the DRAM Market
Bruce Gain  
1/9/2014   Post a comment
DRAM sales are on the rise. However, the market may have matured to the point of more stability in pricing and availability.
Readers’ Choice 2013: Apple Lessons, Chinese Counterfeiting, 4D Printing
Suzanne Deffree  
12/31/2013   (25) comments
EBN showcases its most-read 15 pieces of content as we review 2013.
Taiwan's Future Offers Challenge & Opportunity to OEMs
Marc Herman  
12/30/2013   (2) comments
If Taiwan is to really get in the game, it will have to catch up to competitors not just on capacity, but also on research and development.
The Automotive Electronics Revolution Is Here
Brian Fuller  
12/27/2013   (5) comments
Open standards are helping quicken the pace of automotive innovation and at the same time are giving OEMs and car manufacturers an opportunity to move their R&D dollars into new and exciting areas.
LPDDR4 Remains a Work in Progress
Gary Hilson  
12/26/2013   (2) comments
JEDEC is targeting a 2014 release for a specification that will double its speed and cut power consumption in half, and LPDDR3 has yet to fully supplant its predecessor.
Set Pricing for Customer Loyalty & Long-Term Profitability
Frank Cavallaro  
12/20/2013   (19) comments
Here’s how to set pricing so that your customers will keep coming back again and again, and help you realize long-term profitability.
Live Chat 12/18: A Look Ahead at the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/16/2013   (3) comments
Product supply, on-shoring, and new technologies will be hot topics in the coming year. Let's start talking now!
Don't Panic: 4 Easy Steps to Getting Started on Con Min Compliance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/16/2013   Post a comment
Adhering to the Dodd-Frank Act has some organizations scrambling or stalled with confusion. However, a few simple steps are all it takes to get started.
Energy Storage Devices Are Powering Up
Steve Taranovich  
12/14/2013   (2) comments
Energy storage devices are key components for a successful and sustainable energy system.
Con Min Certification Drags in Central Africa
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/13/2013   (2) comments
Even as manufacturers scramble to meet the demands of compliance with the Dodd Frank Act by May 2013, lack of certification of mines may slow down efforts to identify mines that meet conflict mineral requirements.
Mouser Stocks Industry's Lowest Power Digital Isolators
EBN Newswire  
11/26/2013   Post a comment
The Analog Devices Quad-Channel Digital Isolators available from Mouser Electronics are based on ADI's proprietary iCoupler® technology
Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces the I/O Carrier Card
EBN Newswire  
11/26/2013   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing introduced the I/O Carrier Card, an extension of the MicroZed™ Evaluation Kit and System-on-Module (SOM)
Fonblet: What We've All Waited For
Logical Link  
11/26/2013   (31) comments
Is the fonblet marketing hype or true innovation?
Make a PCB With Your Laser Printer
Nicole Faubert  
11/25/2013   (4) comments
Homemade PCBs are far less controversial than 3D laser-printed guns, but it is something else that can be done with a simple laser printer.
Moisture-Sensitive Components Need Sensible Handling
Michael Allen  
11/25/2013   (6) comments
Moisture-sensitive components complicate manufacturing. Here's what you and your manufacturing partners need to do about it.
Measuring, Drop by Drop
Brian Fuller  
11/24/2013   (96) comments
Droplet Measurement Technologies makes it its business to ensure even safer skies and calmer passengers.
Where Are All the Medical Breakthroughs?
José Fernández Villaseñor  
11/23/2013   (8) comments
Lately there's been a shift of late in focus to the healthcare and fitness market.
Looking at PMICs: Wider Input-Voltage Range Yields Better Designs (& BOMs)
Bill Schweber  
11/22/2013   (2) comments
There is still plenty of need for regulators that can handle wider input swings.
Unreliable Mineral Supplies Impede US Innovation
Hal Quinn  
11/22/2013   (10) comments
From the lithium in laptop and smartphone batteries, to the copper circuitry in satellites and the silicon in semiconductors, minerals are fundamental to America’s most innovative industries, including the electronics supply chain.
Sensor Enables Airlines to Avoid Volcanic Ash After Eruptions
Carolyn Mathas  
11/21/2013   (1) comment
Airbus and British easyJet airline just tested a sensor that won't let volcano eruptions impact a plane in the air.
Warehousing & Inventory Management Innovations Enable New Business Models
Cathal Lathrop  
11/21/2013   (8) comments
Component lifecycles are getting shorter as manufacturers move on to more profitable products, and planned obsolescence is playing a more strategic role in lifecycle management.
Instead of Going to China, Bring China to You
Logical Link  
11/19/2013   (18) comments
For years, companies sent their manufacturing operations to China. Now with economic woes still hanging heavy over many developed countries' GDP growth potential, some nations are trying to get Chinese companies to send operations -- and investments -- their way.
Mouser Stocks New Microchip Temp Sensors With Breakthrough I/O Support
EBN Newswire  
11/16/2013   Post a comment
The low-voltage I/O support on the EMC118x family of temp sensors interface with latest generation of smartphone, tablet, and PC chipsets
TE Connectivity's DEUTSCH 369 Connectors From Mouser Protect Against Dust & Moisture
EBN Newswire  
11/14/2013   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is now stocking TE Connectivity’s (TE) DEUTSCH 369 series of compact, high-reliability connectors.
Newest Terasic Kits for Altera Cyclone V SoC FPGA Now Available at Mouser
EBN Newswire  
11/14/2013   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is offering the newest Terasic Technologies FPGA Development Kits supporting Altera’s Cyclone V System-on-Chip FPGA
Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces MicroZed 7020 System-on-Module
EBN Newswire  
11/14/2013   Post a comment
Avnet electronics marketing introduced the MicroZed 7020 system-on-module featuring Xilinx Zynq-7000, all Programmable SoC on-module
Avnet Celebrates 25 Years With Panasonic
EBN Newswire  
11/14/2013   Post a comment
Avnet celebrates twenty-fifth anniversary with Panasonic
Component Supply May Be Moto PhoneBlok's Achilles Heel
Marc Herman  
11/14/2013   (11) comments
Motorola's "PhoneBlok" modular concept could be the next evolution of mobile. But where will they get the "bloks"?
Next Step in PMBus Evolution
Dave Freeman  
11/13/2013   (4) comments
As loads become more dynamic, there is a need to increase the PMBus throughput, so the new version of the PMBus standard extends the clock speed from 400 kHz to 1 MHz.
Live Chat 11/13: In Search of Fresh Component Standards
EBN Dialogue  
11/13/2013   (70) comments
We'll be talking about component date codes. Are they necessary for quality? Or an encumbrance to the speed of business?
Bridging the Great Divide
Barry Sullivan  
11/12/2013   (5) comments
Apply Content Best-Practices to Supply Chain Marketing
Savvy Tech Marketing  
11/12/2013   (3) comments
Engineers want to learn, and by giving them fodder for thought, you'll help them and your organization.
Live Chat 11/13: Standardizing Component Freshness
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/11/2013   (1) comment
We'll be talking about component date codes. Are they necessary for quality? Or an encumbrance to the speed of business?
Managing the Unmanageable: Customers & PLM
George Karalias  
11/7/2013   (6) comments
By working with the right suppliers, customers can get critical components even after they are obsolete.
Rambus Pursues Disposable PicoCam
Rick Merritt  
11/5/2013   (6) comments
A so-called pico-camer is designed as a lens-free device significantly cheaper and smaller than today's tiniest imagers.
Faster (& More) Signaling on the Same Channel
Brian Fuller  
10/31/2013   (1) comment
FPD-Link has been in existence for almost 20 years; it's improving like fine wine.
Live Chat 10/31: Don't Be Scared of Strategic Sourcing
EBN Dialogue  
10/31/2013   (124) comments
Join us in the EBN chat room at 2:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. PST) with our guest Richard Waugh, vice president of corporate development at Zycus, to talk about best-practices for strategic sources and the latest state of the art for strategic sourcing applications.
4 Steps to Company & Product Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/30/2013   (17) comments
Innovate or die, that's the battle cry of today's quickly changing market. It's not easy, but it is pretty simple.
Step Up to C for Embedded R&D
Guy Bois  
10/29/2013   (1) comment
New embedded processor technologies demand new design processes.
Live Chat 10/31: Taking the Fear Out of Sourcing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/29/2013   Post a comment
On Thursday, Oct. 31st, we'll be gathering with Richard Waugh as our guest to discuss the latest and greatest capabilities in the growing market of strategic sourcing applications.
IoT Interfaces May Come From Biology
Stephen Miles  
10/27/2013   (4) comments
It turns out the Internet of Things may change how we think about sensors.
Ultrasonic Shoe Sensors Help the Visually Impaired
Caleb Kraft  
10/25/2013   (6) comments
New technology design brings innovative design to the blind.
The Future Is Here: A New Industrial Revolution
Susan Fourtané  
10/21/2013   (37) comments
Take a visual journey through the Future Is Here exhibit at London's Design Museum to catch a glimpse of the future of electronics design and manufacturing.
Semi Manufacturing Spend Informs Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/15/2013   (6) comments
If you take a long view, the future of the semiconductor industry holds some promising signs.
New Cars Require Multiple Antennas
Pallab Chatterjee  
10/11/2013   (66) comments
In the past, no car had more than one antenna. Modern vehicles need a few more and the count is growing.
Packaging Optimization = Supply Chain Optimization
Frank Cavallaro  
10/11/2013   (2) comments
Packaging optimization is essential to supply chain optimization. Here's why.
Live Chat 10/10: Good News for SMB Manufacturing
EBN Dialogue  
10/10/2013   (121) comments
Small and mid-sized manufacturers remain optimistic about revenues and employment despite concerns about federal regulations and fiscal policy uncertainties. What will the future hold? We've invited Mike McDonald, vice president of member recruitment at Prime Advantage, to tell us about the realities behind its most recent research.
Xilinx & OIF Show 100G Connectivity at ECOC
Loring Wirbel  
10/9/2013   (3) comments
Xilinx and OIF came together at the recent ECOC to demonstrate a working 100G OTN link. Many vendors have worked with 100G links using the original 10-channel CFP, but a four-channel CFP2 may prove optimal, with a reasonable power budget.
Put Your Packaging on a Diet
Frank Cavallaro  
10/4/2013   (10) comments
Fat packaging has a variety of downsides, including higher costs, poor environmental performance, and less satisfied customers.
End Markets Change the Supply Chain: LEDs
Anne Ting  
9/30/2013   (7) comments
The changes occurring within the LED market, brought about by new end user requirements, have in turn driven changes in the electronic components supply chain.
Flash Supply Tight & Getting Tighter
Jim O'Reilly  
9/27/2013   (18) comments
With flash chip supply struggling to keep up with demand, prices will rise, and growth will slow down.
OEMs Face Human Rights Issues With Indonesian Tin
At the Source  
9/26/2013   (11) comments
Indonesian tin use undermines electronics supply chain's claim to social responsibility.
Dutch Fairphone Focuses on Sustainable Supply Chain & ConMin
Susan Fourtané  
9/24/2013   (34) comments
A new cellphone is taking a new approach: addressing environmental concerns from the first moment of design.
Unraveling Component Truth From Datasheets
Lev Shapiro  
9/20/2013   (9) comments
A mistake in reading a datasheet can cost time and money -- and put good designs at risk.
Are Makers & Kits Key to Tomorrow’s Success?
Suzanne Deffree  
9/19/2013   (11) comments
With makers and kits growing in popularity, they open up new opportunities for design-chain savvy distributors and suppliers.
PLM: Creating Happy Component Endings
George Karalias  
9/18/2013   (12) comments
Using smart product life-cycle management, component manufacturers are making life easier for their customers.
Disruptive Innovation Delivers Promising E-Waste Solution
Susan Fourtané  
9/16/2013   (33) comments
End-of-Life (EoL) electronics can now experience a sustainable change with a positive impact on the environment, and on the health of the citizens who live in areas contaminated with e-waste.
Consult Your Best Business Consultant – Your Customer
Frank Cavallaro  
9/13/2013   (14) comments
Your customers are your best business consultants. Here's why.




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