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PC, Mobile Slump Hits Chips
Rick Merritt  
7/16/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor sales are in a two year slump due to weak demand for PCs and mobile systems and the IoT and China won’t help much, says Gartner.
Complex Hazmat Transport Regs Would Even Challenge Einstein, Shipping Execs Say in Survey
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Hazardous materials rules are just plain confusing, execs say in a recent survey.
Growth in Smart Connected Home Appliance Market Expected to Accelerate from 2015 Onward, IHS Says
Latest Research  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Strong growth is expected for the smart connected home appliance market in the next five years.
Biometrics: A Rising Pulse in Technology Hardware
Logical Link  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Biometrics applications are moving beyond fingerprint collection and face recognition. Innovative new uses pave the way for revenue growth, and the electronics industry could benefit from the windfall.
Building a Right-Shoring Strategy: A Holistic Approach to High-Tech Supply Chain
David Roegge  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Off-shoring or near-shoring... In the supply chain, we've often talked about finding the perfect strategy. New UPS survey shows emergence of “right-shoring” strategy--that created a combination of the two.
Gartner Says Worldwide Device Shipments to Grow 1.5%, to Reach 2.5 Billion Units in 2015
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7/13/2015   Post a comment
Worldwide combined shipments of devices are expected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, a 1.5% increase from 2014 and down from the previous quarter's forecast of 2.8% growth, according to Gartner
Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Expected to Reach $348 Billion in 2015, a 2.2% Increase From 2014
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7/13/2015   Post a comment
Softness in Key Electronic Equipment Segments, Including PCs and Smartphones, Slowing Growth
North American PCB Results in May Were Mixed but Book-to-Bill Ratio Remains Positive
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7/13/2015   Post a comment
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for May 2015
Supply Chain Risk Dominates the Mind of the Buyer
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
Everyone agrees that the risk inherent in business is on the increase. Newly-released research delves into the phenomenon.
Climbing the Reverse Logistics Mountain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/9/2015   (2) comments
Reverse logistics is becoming more than a coslty brand enhancement. Smart electronics OEMs are working to make it good for the bottom line.
Small Cloud Providers Serve Supply Chain Management Market
Tam Harbert  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain managers have a wealth of choices when it comes to SCM and procurement software.
Counterfeiters Will Become 'Virtual Criminal Underground:' Europol
Mitchell Miller  
7/8/2015   Post a comment
In the near future, counterfeiters may go virtual, posing unprecedented risks to transport and logistics systems.
Basware-Supported Study Reveals State of Accounts Payable, ePayables Adoption
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7/7/2015   Post a comment
Ardent Partners’ Report Shows Focus on Improving Operations, Technology, Collaboration to Achieve AP Excellence
Smart Home Energy Management Device Market to Reach US$4 Billion by 2025
Latest Research  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
According to a recently published IHS report, the global market for demand response-enabled Smart Home Energy Management devices will grow to US$4 billion by 2025.
3 Top Tips for Mitigating Outsourcing Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
A gap has evolved between how much OEMs worry about supply chain risk and how much they do about it. Here are some tips on closing that gap.
Allied Market Research: Anti-Counterfeit Electronics and Automobiles Packaging Market to Reach $24.2 Billion, Globally, by 2020
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7/6/2015   Post a comment
A new report by Allied Market Research, titled, “World Anti-Counterfeit Electronics and Automobiles Packaging – Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 -2020”, forecasts the global anti-counterfeit electronics and automobiles packaging market to grow at a CAGR of 10.1% from 2015 to 2020.
Electronics as Valuable as Horsepower for Auto Innovations
Logical Link  
7/6/2015   Post a comment
Horsepower and technical improvements used to define automakers’ competitiveness. Now, electronic system innovation and app and digital services offerings will drive value creation and keep the automotive supply chain revved up.
Firework Display as Seen Through the Eyes of a Drone
Max Maxfield  
7/3/2015   Post a comment
Have been thinking about purchasing a drone? If so, watching this video may well push you over the edge.
What Will Clear Drones for Take off?
Junko Yoshida  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Executives from Parrot, Qualcomm, small UAV lobby group and ex-FAA chief will join the drone debate at EE Times radio show, 9:00a.m., Pacific time, on Thursday, July 9th.
App Love in Manufacturing
Logical Link  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
Workers in manufacturing are more likely to be allowed to choose and use their apps--a reality that may make them more valuable to the organization.
The Nuts & Bolts of Burn-In & Reliability of PCB Assemblies
Michael Allen  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
Burning in electronic products reduces failure rates in the field, stabilizes some components, and validates new product designs.
Climate Change in Electronics: Immediate & Practical Preparations & Solutions
Pamela Gordon  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
It's time for the electronics industry to take a good hard look at climate change. It's good citizenship and good business.
ECIA Sales Trends Survey Finds Distributors, Manufacturers, & Reps Cautiously Optimistic
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
The latest ECIA Sales Trends survey has the North American market showing growth in calendar quarter Q3 compared to the calendar quarter Q2.
EICC Strengthens Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
At the Source  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Recent announcements from the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition puts a spot light on human labor rights and bst practices around green house gas emissions.
UPS Releases Fifth Annual High Tech Survey Results
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
UPS Change in Chain Survey finds: 74% expect high-tech exports to grow at the same or faster pace 45% of survey respondents using new right-shoring strategy 71% said they are already selling products in China 70% have hands-on experience with 3D printing
Escalating Climate Change on the Electronics Industry’s Agenda
Pamela Gordon  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
As much or more than any other industry, the electronics industry needs to start tackling the topic of climate change sooner rather than later.
Get a Glimpse of the Future of Machine Vision & Robotics
Peter Gasperini  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
Today's machine vision applications are interesting, but the future may hold even more compelling uses.
e-Waste's Green Thumb: Grow ROI, Reduce Supply Chain Risk
Lisa Ann Cairns  
6/8/2015   Post a comment
E-waste challenges and volumes mount, but remarketing drives new supply chain business growth.
Smartwatch Display Shipments to Reach Record 34 Million Units in 2015, IHS says
Latest Research  
6/2/2015   Post a comment
Apple Watch forecast to comprise 86% of AMOLED smartwatch panels.
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.
IoT Rises as New Norm for Transportation & Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/29/2015   Post a comment
Although consumers may be most enamored by the Apple Watch or other technological toys, the really exciting uses will be in the realm of industrial IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
IoT Security Groundswell Gathers
Rick Merritt  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
After plenty of talk, a wave of real action aimed at solving the Internet of Things's security problems is on the rise.
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
IoT to Deliver $1.9 Trillion Boost to Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
We’ve come a long way in the task of connecting people and systems and we'll go much further with IoT in ways that will positively impact the supply chain.
Is the Data Steward the New Data Police?
Frank Cavallaro  
5/26/2015   Post a comment
Some business users are under the impression data stewards play dual roles, championing the organization’s data governance program while also using their position to crack down on anyone stepping out of line.
Looking at the Who & How of Electronics Component Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2015   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study takes a close look at how design, corporate and supply chain professionals are using online sources, from information aggregators and search engines to social media.
2015 Top 25 Global Franchised Distributors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/21/2015   Post a comment
There are plenty of familiar names on the guest list for EBN's list of the top 25 global franchised distributors for 2015. Who do you think will be invited to the party next year?
Broadline Distributors Shine in 2015 UBM Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/21/2015   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.
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
Latest Research  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Industrial and automotive end markets fueled rapid growth.
element14 Unveils the 16 |Finalists in its Global Crowdsourcing Initiative to Find the Dream Development Kit
EBN Newswire  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Data from 2,400 designs reveals the connectivity options, sensors and features engineers want from development kits
First Quarter Semiconductor Sales Up 6% Compared to Last Year
Latest Research  
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.
DIY/Makers Forge New Trails in Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/8/2015   Post a comment
The maker movement is thriving in the electronics industry--and these technology enthusiasts may just be building the next wave of technology innovation.
Reshoring Nets 10,000 New Jobs in 2014
Rob Spiegel  
5/6/2015   Post a comment
With outsourcing down and reshoring up, the US saw a net gain of 10,000 manufacturing jobs that would have gone overseas last year.
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.
China Advantage Wanes for OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/1/2015   (2) comments
Once the clear winner for OEMs in terms of low cost manufacturing, China may soon be less compelling for electronics OEMs.
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.
Supply Chains Will Change Radically over the Coming Decade
Rob Spiegel  
4/29/2015   Post a comment
The supply chain will change significantly over the next 10 years as industry 4.0 technology enhances supply chain performance, according to the 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report, “Supply Chain Innovation — Making the impossible possible.”
Survey Says: C-level Confidence Among Mid-Sized Manufacturers Looks Strong
Mike McDonald  
4/29/2015   Post a comment
Mid-sized U.S. manufacturing CFOs are feeling confident that the economy will remain strong in 2015.
Pizza Hut Has Something to Teach the Supply Chain
Frank Cavallaro  
4/28/2015   Post a comment
Pizza Hut’s “subconscious menu” tickles our imagination, making it a winner even if it never reaches U.S. restaurants.
IoT Privacy: Engineering Fault, Not User Issue
Cliff Ortmeyer  
4/23/2015   Post a comment
Engineers and product developers rarely put privacy as the number one concern. However, to really woo cusotomers, it has to be a key consideration.
Smartwatches to Outpace Trackers
Jessica Lipsky  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
Smartwatch ownership is on the rise and will likely surpass activity trackers, according to market researchers. A report from The NDP Group projected that 2016 activity tracker ownership will have peaked at 32 million in 2016 while smartwatch ownership will hit 9%.
Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Expected to Reach $354 Billion in 2015, a 4% Increase from 2014
Latest Research  
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 $2.6 billion by 2024
Latest Research  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
We are now in the early stages of 3D-printed electronics in which components will be created in a single-build process.
“Green Guilt” on the Rise
Latest Research  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
New national survey finds more U.S. residents plan to recycle batteries and electronics, but barriers remain.
Industry Data Report & Two Interviews on Developments in EMS Industry Released
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
Charlie Barnhart & Associates, LLC (CBA) announces the release of its Second Quarter 2015 Outsourcing Navigator Council (ONC) report for April 27, 2015.
Medical Maker Aims Implant at Congenital Scoliosis
Suzanne Deffree  
4/20/2015   Post a comment
Here's an example of engineering to improve lives and one inspiring young maker.
Smart and Mobile Supply Chain Solutions Market Expected to Reach US$ 16,540.5 Mn by 2020 Globally
Latest Research  
4/20/2015   Post a comment
Use of smart and mobile supply chain solutions facilitates its users with instrumented, intelligent, and interconnected information about the supply chain.
The Next-Generation of Responsible Supply Chains
Logical Link  
4/20/2015   Post a comment
Now that the ideas around social responsibility have matured, companies are looking for broader business and supply chain strategies that generate more competitive advantages and opportunities.
Moore's Law: Dead or Alive
R. Colin Johnson  
4/18/2015   Post a comment
Moore's law is still alive and kicking after 50 years, but here are the technologies that are busting and boosting it in the 21st century.
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.
Apple's History of Supply Chain Excellence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/17/2015   (2) comments
My any measure, Apple's supply chain sets the bar for the electronics supply chain industry. This infographic traces the organizations illustrious history.
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?
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.
Traditional Supply Chains to Undergo Radical Transformation by 2025, Finds MHI Industry Report
Latest Research  
4/13/2015   Post a comment
As many supply chain organizations have spent years cutting costs and eliminating waste, incremental improvements are leading to diminishing returns. This is driving the need for supply chain executives to seek more innovative solutions.
The Dawn of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
4/13/2015   Post a comment
A variety of digital technologies are enhancing electronics manufacturing. Now, the supply chain needs processes to support these enhancements.
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
Solving the 5 Biggest IoT Adoption Issues
Cliff Ortmeyer  
4/8/2015   (1) comment
Understanding the barriers to IoT adoption in 2015.
Mass Capitalism Paves the Way for the IoT Revolution
Apek Mulay  
4/8/2015   Post a comment
The upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) revolution hopes to extend the end node far beyond the human-centric world to encompass specialized devices with human-accessible interfaces. A new type of capitalism will be critical to market success.
North American PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Strengthens
EBN Newswire  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
IPC releases PCB industry results for February 2015.
Top 50 Contract Manufacturers Ranked
Peter Clarke  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
A website called Manufacturing Market Insider has released a list of the largest 50 electronics manufacturing services companies ranked by sales.
Getting Out of the Supply Chain Traffic Jam
Logical Link  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
In the electronics supply chain, products and deliveries constantly get snarled in traffic jams or move along inefficient routes. Innovation is clearly needed to address these snags, which are hamper supply chain and logistics performance.
E-Ink Evolves as a New Supply Chain Handshake
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2015   Post a comment
E-signatures have become a mainstream technology, and are a tool that can potentially provide great time and cost savings in the electronics supply chain.
5 Supply Chain Hurdles Before Wearables Will Work
Bruce Gain  
4/2/2015   Post a comment
Designers and their supply chain partners will need to take on some common consumer concerns before the average person love a wearable device as much as they cherish their smartphone.
Survey of Financial Executives Reveals Confidence in Economy for 2015 among Midsized Industrial U.S. Manufacturers
EBN Newswire  
4/1/2015   Post a comment
The results of the Group CFO Survey show continued optimism in the economy and positive growth expectations in several industries as Prime Advantage Members focus on strengthening their organizations for the future.
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.
Ukraine Sinks & Taiwan Soars in FM Global's 2015 Country Rankings of Supply Chain Risk
EBN Newswire  
3/31/2015   Post a comment
Ukraine falls 31 places as Taiwan jumps 52 places in the rankings; U.S. maintains strong position in 2015 FM Global Resilience Index
Scientists Pursue Super-Fast Material
R. Colin Johnson  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Researchers may have realized an 80-year-old-dream of forming a pure electron crystalline lattice with 200-times the electron mobility of graphene and 1700-times the electron mobility of silicon.
Battle for Competitive Difference Fought in the Cloud
Frank Cavallaro  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
As the market keeps growing, an increasing number of global players are wielding cloud-based portfolios to gain a competitive edge.
9 Digital Trends Shaping Mobile Design & Innovation
Logical Link  
3/16/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, mobile devices are touching every corner of the ordinary human life. The same trends driving this phenomenon will also touch every corner of the electronics supply chain and many business-to-business interactions.
A Quick & Easy Lean Supply Chain Primer
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/13/2015   Post a comment
To really make a difference, lean supply chain has to rise above being a buzzword.
Apple Watch: Time Will Tell
Rick Merritt  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
Apple showcased significant software and hardware engineering behind its new Watch and Macbook, but the products don’t establish new categories.
Going the Extra Mile for Last Mile Delivery
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/10/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, consumers want influence over how and when they get the electronics products they buy. Smart OEMs are tackling this question of how to optimize delivery in the last mile early and often.
Drones in Distribution Centers: Has the Time Arrived?
Puga Sankara  
3/10/2015   Post a comment
Is your distribution center ready to take advantage of drones? The days that drones will be used to move boxes from one end to another may not be far off.
Are You Ready for June's Leap Second?
Bill Schweber  
3/9/2015   Post a comment
The divergence between atomic- and astronomical-based timekeeping shows up again this year with the addition of a leap second; though it sounds like a modest correction, it can have serious consequences.
Silicon Valley Innovation Steering Towards Detroit
Logical Link  
3/9/2015   (1) comment
Contract manufacturing giant Flextronics is setting up shop in Detroit. It's little wonder, as electronics becomes a key differentiator in automotive offerings.
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.
Self-Driving Cars? Puhleeeze…
Michael Dunn  
3/4/2015   (1) comment
I love the idea of self-driving cars, but how can we trust the automakers to engineer them well enough?
Risk Awareness
EBN Poll  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
Why the Sharing Company Can Count on Success
Frank Cavallaro  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
Peer-to-peer enterprise sharing holds the key to long-term business success for electronics OEMs.
Electronics Industry Responds to Macroeconomic Realities with Innovation
Peter Gasperini  
2/26/2015   Post a comment
When the going gets tough, technology engineers simply get to work making new things and improving on old ones, to the benefit of the economy.
US EMV Adoption to Drive Market
Pablo Valerio  
2/23/2015   Post a comment
The only major market yet to adopt EMV-standard cards, US is poised to make the switch.
High-Tech Wholesale Hot Supply Chain Trend
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/20/2015   (2) comments
E-commerce and wholesale are coming together to ensure that business-to-business buyers get what they need.
Your Supplier’s Inside Threat, Your Security Risk
Bruce Gain  
2/19/2015   Post a comment
Your suppliers poor security may translate into big risk for your organization.
Valentine's By the Numbers: Celebrate with Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2015   Post a comment
Forget about candy and flowers. Smart phones, health trackers, and tablets really say "I love you!"
An AI Apocalypse? Really?
Rich Quinnel  
2/4/2015   Post a comment
For some AI spells doom and gloom. It's all hype masking a real consideration.
Brief Takes: Tech Stories You Should Know About
R. Colin Johnson  
1/28/2015   Post a comment
Here are 5 quick reads to catch you up with the latest technology advancements in the news this week.




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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.
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