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Shadowed by Process Rather Than Substance
The Sanity Clause  
12/5/2012   (4) comments
The truth about economic, political, and other world events is often clouded by failure to grasp the full implications of such developments.
Hurricane Sandy, Eat This!
The Sanity Clause  
10/29/2012   (37) comments
Hurricane Sandy barrels towards New York, but New Yorkers aren't worrying to much about it, as our resident blogger affirms.
Vallee Boosted Distribution's Investment Profile
Barbara Jorgensen  
8/14/2012   (3) comments
Avnet's retiring executive chairman, Roy Vallee, helped redefine the distribution market and elevate its profile with investors.
Freescale Forum: More Useful & Relevant Than CES
Semico Spin  
6/29/2012   (4) comments
Freescale Semiconductor's annual technology conference is much more relevant for analysts and investors than the Consumer Electronics Show.
Shrinking Steve Jobs Back to Human Scale
The Sanity Clause  
5/3/2012   (15) comments
Tech buyers have canonized late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, but, in time, even this larger-than-life character will begin to look more human.
Contrarianism of the Ostracized Engineer
The Sanity Clause  
4/30/2012   (21) comments
Why do so many engineers, despite their rigorous training, tend to be anti-liberalism and sometimes even reject the theory of climate change?
India's Promises & Drawbacks
Bolaji Ojo  
3/20/2012   (11) comments
India can play a bigger role in the high-tech industry, but it needs to do a lot of legal and procedural housecleaning and improve infrastructure.
Underestimating Uncertainty
Anna Young  
10/12/2011   (10) comments
The global economy faces a range of uncertainties, and electronics appears to be caught in its vortex. McKinsey suggests solutions.
Country Watch: Indonesia Carves a Stable Niche
Marc Herman  
8/26/2011   (6) comments
Indonesia produces metals that start the electronic goods supply chain, and it buys end-products, but it's not involved in the manufacturing process.
A Glimpse Into the Future: Self-Driving Pods
Logical Link  
8/18/2011   (26) comments
Transporters are welcoming a self-driving vehicle as electronics continue to make inroads into all areas of human activities.
It's About Time
Barbara Jorgensen  
8/2/2011   (7) comments
Vicor rolls out tools to help OEMs move quickly through the design process to production.
Israel, Barcelona, & High-Tech Glory
Logical Link  
7/27/2011   (15) comments
What advantages does a location get from being considered a high-tech hub, and how can the industry tap these for product innovation?
The Post Capitalist Society
Ken Bradley  
7/6/2011   (7) comments
Regulations are good, but they can also stifle innovation, so companies and governments must find the middle ground.
Celebrating 40 Years of Email & Ray Tomlinson
Al Maag  
6/23/2011   (20) comments
The email that has become a ubiquitous part of our lives had its beginning 40 years ago in the efforts of New Yorker Ray Tomlinson.
Nokia Plans for Growth Despite Dropping Sales
Susan Fourtané  
6/17/2011   (38) comments
Nokia is facing sales pressures, but it is proceeding with plans for a manufacturing plant in Vietnam to support future growth expectations.
Felix Zandman: The Man Who Wouldn't Quit
Bolaji Ojo  
6/6/2011   (8) comments
Felix Zandman, chairman of Vishay Intertechnology, has passed away, but his legacy remains strong and worthy of emulation.
Rebranding a Distribution Icon: Newark Becomes Element14
Barbara Jorgensen  
5/25/2011   (17) comments
Premier Farnell and North American unit Newark are rebranding their business element14 to intensify focus on the engineering community.
Ode to Electronics Industry Moms
Al Maag  
5/10/2011   (12) comments
Women in the electronics industry have helped to build the sector, and the moms at Avnet have contributed to making it a leading competitor.
4 Steps to Reviving Cisco
Alexander Wolfe  
4/18/2011   (12) comments
Here are four suggestions for how Cisco can spark growth again in its operations and successfully complete its restructuring
China Asks Industries to Cut Energy Consumption
Bolaji Ojo  
4/11/2011   (16) comments
High-tech companies stand to benefit as China pushes manufacturers and telcos to improve energy consumption and optimize manufacturing
Japan Will Rebuild, Part 1
Bolaji Ojo  
3/22/2011   (9) comments
Japan is reeling from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, but it will rebuild and recover as it has from past disasters
Calling All Component Distributors
Bolaji Ojo  
3/11/2011   (8) comments
EBN is compiling our annual list of the world's electronics component distributors: Sign up
Apple in Its Castle, Google in Space: Where's MeeGo?
Marc Herman  
3/7/2011   (14) comments
Everyone but Intel seems to have written off MeeGo as Apple iOS and Google Android establish strong market positions
Analog Devices on a Hot Streak
Bolaji Ojo  
2/21/2011   (5) comments
Analog Devices is getting a warm embrace from investors and analysts as the company's financial performance continues to improve
Apple's 'Coolness' Haunts Mobile World Congress
Marc Herman  
2/21/2011   (11) comments
Apple was sorely missed at the Mobile World Congress showing how much the industry is now defined by a single company
The Problem With Nokia
Bolaji Ojo  
2/10/2011   (22) comments
CEO Stephen Elop details in an internal memo why Nokia is losing market share and the challenges ahead for the mobile phone maker
Engineers Can Do Public Relations, Too
Savvy Tech Marketing  
2/9/2011   (18) comments
Bringing engineers into high-tech marketing communications can be a valuable part of demonstrating a company’s core competencies
Supply Chain Guru at Apple’s Helm
Logical Link  
1/21/2011   (14) comments
Tim Cook, Apple's top executive during Steve Jobs's medical leave of absence has his roots in operations, procurement, and supply chain
Anticipating China's Finest Hour
Bolaji Ojo  
1/20/2011   (11) comments
China seems destined for economic and political greatness, but what it becomes will be shaped by decisions inside and outside the country
Join EBN Supply Chain Professionals Group on LinkedIn
Bolaji Ojo  
1/19/2011   (4) comments
EBN readers, bloggers, editors, and other contributors are using LindkedIn to advance connections within the industry. Come and join us
What Are We Entitled to Know About What Ails Apple's CEO?
Bolaji Ojo  
1/18/2011   (13) comments
Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes a medical leave of absence, and an old question pops up about what the company should say about his condition
It's Dumb to Bet Against Intel
Bolaji Ojo  
1/14/2011   (9) comments
Intel's strong performance during the last quarter, R&D, capex, and product forecast show why it consistently outperforms the market
To Tweet or Not To Tweet: That is the Question
Al Maag  
12/27/2010   (52) comments
Using Twitter to update customers and suppliers about your company's products and other activities can help in staying competitive
Finally, Investor Validation Arrives for Analog Devices
Bolaji Ojo  
11/23/2010   (12) comments
Analog Devices is a hit with investors again on strong margin gains, production efficiencies, and successful reorganization
Celebrating Jack Robertson, a Reporter and a Gentleman
Bolaji Ojo  
10/26/2010   (3) comments
Jack Robertson, a veteran of the electronics press, has died, leaving clippings dating back to the 1950s – and many awed colleagues and rivals
Richest Tech Firms & the Challenge of Managing Huge Cash Hoards
Bolaji Ojo  
10/22/2010   (9) comments
Cash at the world's four richest tech firms are at record highs, offering opportunities and posing challenges to the companies
Why I Am Cautious About Apple’s Soaring Stock Price
Bolaji Ojo  
10/14/2010   (12) comments
Apple is a great company, but its soaring stock price does not reflect the stiff competition facing the company in all its market segments
The Office Meets Fort Worth
Barbara Jorgensen  
10/12/2010   (18) comments
TTI's spokesperson contest, 'The Big Job,' is a lesson in social networking, business, and why mimes make bad mascots
Turning Good Into Great at Analog Devices
Bolaji Ojo  
10/8/2010   (8) comments
Analog Devices reorganized operations even when business was strong and is benefiting from difficult changes initiated in good times




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