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Electronics Top Holiday Shopping List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/27/2014   (3) comments
When it comes to holiday shopping, tablets, smartphones, and more will be top picks for consumers, making the coming weeks a potential boon for electronics OEMs.
10 Holiday Gifts for Tech Lovers
Brian Dipert  
11/26/2014   (10) comments
Got techie family members and friends on your holiday shopping list, but no idea what to get them? This engineer has plenty of suggestions for you.
Revving Up for the Holidays: Will It Be a Good Season?
Logical Link  
11/25/2014   (1) comment
The electronics industry is cranking up for the holiday season. A look at the latest stats around consumer gadget sales points OEMs in a good direction.
7 Controllers for Internet of Things
Nick Flaherty  
11/24/2014   Post a comment
Seven up-and-coming controllers for Internet of Things as seen at 2014 Electronica show last week.
Bricks to Clicks: Where's Electronics Distribution Going?
Walter Tobin  
11/21/2014   (2) comments
Are hard-site offices (bricks) giving way to virtual offices (clicks)? What is the impact on our industry?
Power Week: Duracell Buyout Tied to Wireless Power, EVs?
Rich Pell  
11/20/2014   (7) comments
The acquisition of the Duracell battery brand by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could have broader implications for the power technology industry.
Semiconductor Companies Bloated by Unhealthy Business App Diet
Chanan Greenberg  
11/20/2014   (1) comment
Many semiconductor and component manufacturers are very focused on watching those pennies while the dollars slip away. A close look at business app potentially yields huge savings.
Smith & Associates Opens New Houston Quality Laboratory & Operational Facilities
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11/19/2014   Post a comment
Smith & Associates announced the opening of its newest hub housing warehouse and operational facilities and a state-of-the-art quality testing laboratory.
Rochester Electronics Replicated Processors Are the Reliable Alternative to Emulations
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Rochester Electronics is offering replication of processors through its Semiconductor Replication Process.
World Micro & MIT Distributors Announce Purchase Agreement
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World Micro Components and MIT Distributors have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement
Digi-Key & Freescale Unveil Product Design Contest Winners 'Design With Freedom'
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11/19/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key announces winners in the "Design With Freedom" product design contest, in conjunction with the electronica conference in Munich
Plug & Play With Phoenix Contact’s Highly Compact MINI Pro Signal Conditioners Now at Mouser
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Mouser Electronics is now stocking MINI Pro Signal Conditioners from Phoenix Contact
Arrow Announces Expanded Distribution Agreement With Intel
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Arrow will distribute Intel Service Assurance Administrator and Intel Mashery API Management and API Gateway products and solutions
In Pursuit of Sustainable Electronics
Mary E. Shacklett  
11/19/2014   (2) comments
Large electronics OEMs are starting to get real about sustainability. It's a good start, but there's plenty more to do.
Will Google’s Thread Become Threat?
Junko Yoshida  
11/17/2014   Post a comment
Freescale's Thread beta development program marks a milestone for Thread supporters. The new protocol becomes tangible for developers for the first time.
Chip Industry's IoT Facelift Comes With Security Wrinkle
Patrick Mannion  
11/13/2014   (3) comments
Semiconductor company CEOs on an Electronica panel see hardware-based security as an opportunity.
World's Largest Wafer Bank Triples in Size at Rochester Electronics
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Expanded 20,000 square foot semiconductor wafer and die bank has dual locations for split inventory peace of mind and die-processing support
Engineers Do Not Care
Michael Allen  
11/13/2014   (23) comments
When designers don't know or care about manufacturing, they build in costs that buyers can't take out. This can be changed.
Rochester Now Offers More Than 150 LSI Gate Array Families
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11/12/2014   Post a comment
Rochester Electronics offers ASIC solutions to end the costly, continuous cycle of redesign
Avnet Demonstrates Freescale Kinetis MCU’s Next-Generation Software Development Tools in New SpeedWay Design Workshop Series
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Avnet Electronics Marketing hosts a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops featuring Freescale’s K2 next-generation microcontrollers
World Micro Expands Nikkohm Resistor Line
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World Micro has expanded its franchise distribution agreement with Nikkohm, a leading manufacturer of high performance thin film resistors
SAE Anti-Counterfeit Standard Adds Teeth to Legal Protection
Bruce Gain  
11/11/2014   (2) comments
Counterfeit components are pouring into the electronics supply chain. Fortunately, a new international standard should help to serve as legal protection for distributors and buyers when counterfeit parts show up.
Freescale & Intel Processors Reintroduced by Rochester
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Freescale and Intel processors are now active at Rochester Electronics
Fabless Pipsqueaks Grow Up
Rick Merritt  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
The trade association of fabless semiconductor companies celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, declaring victory in its goal to establish its sector and the business model behind it.
MSC Technologies Presents COM Express Module in Mini Form Factor
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MSC Technologies, a business group of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, expands product portfolio with COM Express Type 10 form factor
Future Electronics Offers Commutation Encoders From CUI to Reduce BLDC Motor Assembly
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Future Electronics announces availability of rugged, accurate commutation encoders from CUI to reduce assembly time on BLDC motors
Mouser’s MultiSIM BLUE Offers Free All-in-One Tool & Support Site to Quickly Unleash Your ‘Next Great Thing’
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Free download has set a new standard by creating an easy-to-use, fully integrated platform for circuit simulation and design
Microchip's Low Power, High Accuracy MCP6N16 Zero-Drift Instrumentation Amplifier Now at Mouser
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Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MCP6N16 Zero-Drift Instrumentation Amplifier from Microchip Technology
Future Electronics Offers AH1902 Series High Sensitivity Micropower Omnipolar Hall Effect Switches
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Future Electronics announces availability of Diodes inc.’s AH1902 Series of high sensitivity micropower omnipolar Hall effect switches
Laird's New Distribution Partnership With Future Electronics Expands Global Reach
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11/4/2014   Post a comment
Future will promote and sell Laird's extensive line of WiFi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, and proprietary wireless modules
Freescale CEO: 'IoT Isn't Just Buzz'
Junko Yoshida  
11/3/2014   (1) comment
Two factors rejuvenating Freescale are the "explosion of connected devices" and "cars so aware of their surroundings that they can't get into accidents," says its CEO.
Future Electronics & Adesto Form New Global Distribution Partnership
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Future Electronics announces a new global distribution partnership with Adesto Technologies
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Becomes Distributor for Quectel
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Avnet Electronics Marketing will distribute Quectel’s line of cellular communication solutions and GPS modules in the Americas
Perform Fast IoT Prototyping With Maxim's MAXREFDES72 Reference Design Now at Mouser
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Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MAXREFDES72 Reference Design from Maxim Integrated.
Go the Distance With Microchip's RN4020 Bluetooth Low-Energy Smart Module Now at Mouser
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Mouser Electronics is now stocking the RN4020 Bluetooth Low-Energy Module from Microchip.
Aspen Labs & Digi-Key Launch PCBWeb Designer, a Free, Full-Featured Schematic Capture & Layout Design Tool
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10/24/2014   Post a comment
Aspen Labs, in cooperation with Digi-Key, launched PCBWeb Designer, a free schematic capture and layout EDA/CAD tool for design engineers.
Allied Electronics Releases 2015 Catalogue
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10/24/2014   Post a comment
Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, announced that its 2015 Catalog is now available.
Arrow Receives Its First Responsible Recycling Certification in Europe
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10/24/2014   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics has received certification to the Responsible Recycling standard for its value recovery business based in the Netherlands.
Heilind Now Stocking Ribbon Cable Wire-to-Board Interconnect System by 3M
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10/24/2014   Post a comment
Heilind Electronics has expanded its stock of the 3M Shrouded Boardmount Header, .050" x .050", 452 Series.
TI’s Rosy Outlook Defies Microchip's Gloom
Junko Yoshida  
10/24/2014   Post a comment
TI reported third-quarter results above expectations, indicating no industry corrections in sight. The solid results came 10 days after Microchip made a downward revision in its revenue forecast.
Apple and Samsung Drive Adoption of Next-Generation Sensors
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10/23/2014   Post a comment
Propelled by the race between Apple and Samsung to enhance their mobile products with cutting-edge sensor technology, the market for sensors in cellphones and tablets is set to nearly triple from 2012 through 2018, according to IHS Technology.
SSD Changes Storage Buying Patterns
Jim O'Reilly  
10/23/2014   (2) comments
Users are tired of expensive storage. The cloud is driving open source, COTS hardware, and a new attitude.
Weird Components
Michael Dunn  
10/22/2014   Post a comment
What weird components are in your junk box?
Data Overload: The Challenge of Managing Supply Chain Analytics
Frank Cavallaro  
10/21/2014   (2) comments
Companies know supply chain analytics can yield great insights, but many question how to make sense of the deluge of data.
Mouser Now Shipping Revolutionary mCube Accelerometers
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10/20/2014   Post a comment
From smartphones to smart clothing and wearables, mCube offers accelerometers, electronic compasses, and software-based gyroscopes
Avnet Opens CenterPoint Value-Added Services Center in Ohio
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10/20/2014   Post a comment
State-of-the-art facility offers full IT lifecycle services under one roof
Analog Devices AD9135/6 2.8Gsps DACs Available From Mouser Electronics
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10/20/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is now shipping the AD9135 and AD9136 digital to analog converters (DACs) from Analog Devices
Avnet Appointed as a Cisco IT Distributor in Malaysia
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10/20/2014   Post a comment
Latest collaboration aims to tap on country’s growth in data center sector
Get High Shock Value With Murata’s PKGS Series Vibration Sensors From Mouser
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10/20/2014   Post a comment
With a small footprint and low profile, these sensitive and durable sensors offer excellent linearity in detecting shocks up to 3000Gs
Arrow Electronics Internet of Things Immersions Tour to Showcase Future of 'Interconnected Intelligence'
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Connecting technology to people underscores immersions showcase in four key US markets
Avnet Named an Authorized Global Distributor for Lenovo Enterprise Products
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Avnet helps channel partners profitably grow their server businesses and deliver innovative, end-to-end solutions in more than 40 countries
Future Electronics Promotes Harvatek’s UV LEDs Series
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10/20/2014   Post a comment
Future Electronics has announced immediate availability of the UV LEDs Series from Harvatek
IPC Study on North American PCB Industry Forecasts Moderate Growth Through 2017
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10/20/2014   (1) comment
The North American printed circuit board (PCB) market saw a moderate decline in 2013, but moderate growth is forecasted through 2017.
SaaS Eases Supply Chain Pains
Mary E. Shacklett  
10/20/2014   (2) comments
SaaS comes to the rescue of the global supply chain.
Infographic: Fake Electronics Fool Consumers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/17/2014   (19) comments
As much as we talk about the reality of counterfeit electronic components, the problem of counterfeit electronics goods is equally problematic.
UTAC Opens Sales Office in Kyoto, Demonstrating Long-Term Commitment to the Japan Market and Japan-Based Customers
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10/14/2014   Post a comment
UTAC Holdings Ltd. announced the opening of a sales office in Nagaokakyo City, Kyoto, Japan.
Live Chat 10/16: Examining the Supply Chain With a Macroeconomic Lens
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/13/2014   (1) comment
Apek Mulay, EBN blogger and CEO of Mulay's Consultancy Services, brings his expertise in macroeconomics and the US semiconductor industry to bear as we discuss how the decentralization of the electronics supply chain and mass capitalism could benefit the industry. This approach, he says, will foster socio-economic reforms, reduce taxes, and help improve collaboration among businesses.
Examining the iPhone 6 Supplier Hit Parade
Bruce Gain  
10/13/2014   (3) comments
Apple's component procurement strategy shows a tendency to stick with known and trusted suppliers, with a few new ones thrown in for good measure.
Infographic: Startups in the High-Tech Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/10/2014   (8) comments
High-tech startups are critical to the electronics supply chain for innovation and flexibility. Organizations need to look closely at the reality of working with these emerging firms.
Arrow Becomes Authorized Distributor of Lenovo Enterprise Products (Former IBM System X)
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10/9/2014   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics is now an authorized North American Lenovo distributor System X and related solutions.
Future Electronics Offers Vishay Siliconix’s SiC4xx microBUCK Series of Integrated Buck Regulators
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10/9/2014   Post a comment
Future Electronics has announced immediate availability of Vishay Siliconix's SiCxx microBUCK series of integrated buck regulators.
Blue LED Inventors Win Nobel Prize
R. Colin Johnson  
10/9/2014   (7) comments
Three Japanese-born researchers (one a professor at UCSB) will share the $1.1 million Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the blue light-emitting diode that has made possible the white solid-state lighting that has obsoleted both incandescent and fluorescent.
Semiwiki Bloggers Misinformed About Foundry Business
Apek Mulay  
10/8/2014   (28) comments
The fabless foundry model, which may make economic sense for many semiconductor manufacturers, may have negative ramifications for the US economy.
Myo: More Muscle for Wearables?
Thomas Claburn  
10/7/2014   (3) comments
Myo armband aspires to become the mouse of the mobile world, but it has a way to go to get there.
See the Light With Vishay's VCNL4010 Proximity & Ambient Light Sensor Now at Mouser
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10/3/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is stocking the VCNL4010 Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor from Vishay Semiconductors.
Mouser Speeds Design With Launch of MultiSIM BLUE, Powered by NI
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10/3/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics announced the global release of MultiSIM BLUE, the NI Multisim Component Evaluator Mouser Edition.
Smith & Associates to Exhibit at Electronica 2014 – Booth 412
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10/3/2014   Post a comment
Smith & Associates announced its upcoming exhibition at Electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany.
Takeoff Designing With the TI MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad Evaluation Kit Now at Mouser
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10/3/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad Evaluation Kit from Texas Instruments.
MikroElektronika Signs Global Distribution Agreement With Digi-Key
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10/3/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corp. announced a global distribution agreement with MikroElektronika, a producer of development tools and compilers for microcontrollers.
Collaborative Sourcing Reduces Costs & Time
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/2/2014   (11) comments
Procurement departments that throw out the spreadsheets and turn to a collaborative sourcing platform can reap substantial savings.
Missing Datasheet Details Can Cause Problems
Glen Chenier  
10/1/2014   (3) comments
A lack of information on a datasheet lead to system crashes from a hot-swap controller.
IoT Calls for Simpler Protocol
Francis DaCosta  
9/30/2014   (1) comment
Chirp is a simplified messaging scheme geared for the Internet of Things where many basic devices will not have the muscle to process traditional protocols such as IPv6, says author Francis DaCosta.
4 Reasons for Intel's $1.5 Billion Bet in China
Junko Yoshida  
9/29/2014   (11) comments
China's quest to expand its domestic semiconductor industry suddenly looks more realistic and even winnable now that Intel, the world's largest semiconductor company, plans to invest up to $1.5 billion in Tsinghua Unigroup.
New Common Parts Library Supports Connected Device Design
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/29/2014   (4) comments
Octopart is developing a living library of readily available, commonly used parts for designers who want to ease supply chain headaches when it comes time to build their connected devices.
Heilind Now Stocking the Molex Lite-Trap SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
Heilind Electronics is now stocking the Lite-Trap SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System manufactured by Molex Incorporated
'Power Up' With Diodes Incorporated's AP3988 Primary Side Power Switcher at Mouser
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the AP3988 Primary Side Power Switcher from Diodes Incorporated
Cut Power Drain With IDT's 9DBU PCI Express (PCIe) Clock Buffers at Mouser
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the 9DBU PCI Express® (PCIe) Clock Buffers from IDT
Optoelectronic Leader QT Brightek & Digi-Key Corporation Ink Global Distribution Agreement
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key announced a global distribution agreement with QT Brightek (QTB), which offers wide optoelectronics product selections
Proant AB Embedded Antenna Products Signs Global Distribution Agreement With Digi-Key
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key announced a global agreement with Proant AB, supplier of high-performance antennas
'Go Long' With TI's Extended Range CC256x Bluetooth Controller, at Mouser
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the CC256x Bluetooth 4.0 Controller from Texas Instruments (TI)
North American PCB Industry Summer Slowdown Continued in August
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
The August findings from the IPC monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program finds that sales and orders were weaker year over year, but the book-to-bill ratio strengthened slightly.
Wearables & IoT Boom Creates Supply Chain Challenges
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/25/2014   (18) comments
A great idea for a new wearable or connected electronics product can die on the vine if designers neglect manufacturability and product availability.
Global Smartphone Shipments to Reach 1.2Bn this year as Economy Smartphone Sales Surge
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9/24/2014   Post a comment
Sub-$150 smartphone sales to drive growth in emerging markets.
Smart Wearables Market to Generate $53bn Hardware Revenues by 2019, Driven by Watches and Glasses
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9/24/2014   Post a comment
Launch of the iWatch expected to galvanize the fledgling new sector.
Steve Wozniak Reacts to Latest iPhone
Max Maxfield  
9/22/2014   (33) comments
Being presented with his very own iCups communications system certainly brightened Steve Wozniak's day.
The Secret to Buying Electronics Design Services
Michael Allen  
9/22/2014   (6) comments
Using a contract manufacturer's in-house design team, rather than a standalone design firm, can improve both design and manufacturing.
UBM Tech Announces All-New Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) & Expo Event Series for 2015
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9/19/2014   Post a comment
Boston and Minneapolis added to Silicon Valley in lineup of regions hosting the ESC “Embedded Everywhere” USA Conference and Expo in 2015
Infographic: Apple Perfects Global Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/19/2014   (12) comments
The iPhone 6 is more than a just a new product success story. It offers an example of an electronics supply chain that spreads across the globe and has the potential for economic change.
Global GaN Semiconductor Devices Market 2014-2018
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9/19/2014   Post a comment
The total value of organics electronics market is expected to reach $75.82 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 29.0%, a new Research and Markets research report finds.
Organic Electronics Market Worth $75.82 Billion by 2020
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9/19/2014   Post a comment
the total value of organics electronics market is expected to reach $75.82 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 29.0%.
Avnet Electronics Marketing 2014 X-fest Technical Series off to Strong Start
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9/18/2014   Post a comment
Avnet kicked off the North American leg of the international X-fest seminar series earlier this month
Don't Damage Thin Devices When Testing
Taqi Mohiuddin  
9/18/2014   (2) comments
ICs are easy to damage when performing reliability qualification tests.
Repurposed Systems Present Growth Opportunity
Jim O'Reilly  
9/18/2014   (5) comments
With system performance taking a quantum leap of improvement, while the cloud targets a four-year lifecycle, what happens to the used systems business?
Apple Watch & the Dark Side of Wearables
E. Kelly Fitsimmons  
9/17/2014   (7) comments
Apple Watch and iPhone 6 provide two more powerful platforms to do things like record our voices with little disclosure. Customers deserve better.
Bringing World-Class ITAD to Locations Around the World
Glenn Samala  
9/17/2014   Post a comment
Proper disposition of end-of-life IT resources not only helps the environment. When handled properly, it can also provide real return on investment.
Is On-Demand Packaging Ready to Take Off?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/16/2014   (5) comments
Only 7% of companies use on-demand packaging, but the search for more cost-efficient solutions in the face of multi-channel distribution should fuel the rapid rise of this new technology.
Investing in European Electronics
Logical Link  
9/15/2014   (1) comment
The European Union is pushing to build a presence in world electronics. It's a start, but more innovation and effort are still needed.
Lattice and Cypress Team Up to Simplify USB 3.0 Video Bridge Designs With New Development Kit
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9/10/2014   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor and Cypress Semiconductor introduced a low-cost development kit for USB 3.0-enabled video bridges at the Intel Developer Forum.
Apple Watch: Smart But Not Smart Enough
Brian Dipert  
9/10/2014   (5) comments
Apple's design may normally be smart, but it has to be even smarter as its Watch enters the hot and increasingly crowded wearables market.
Apple iPhone 6 Analysis
Brian Dipert  
9/9/2014   (17) comments
Inevitable leaks provided clues for the new iPhone 6, but now we can see what made it into Apple's latest smartphone.




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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 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.
Live Chat 11/06: Enterprise Risks, Intellectual Property & Supply Chains
Enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks can be useful to identify, assess, and manage intellectual property (IP) risks that arise in supply chain compliance. We'll look at real-world examples and strategies for mitigating those risks.
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