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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.
Holographic Images for Healthcare
Ariella Brown  
1/27/2015   Post a comment
Like a scene from a science fiction film, this new holographic technology allows doctors and surgeons to view and interact with virtual representations of organs in real-time.
Are Your Vendors Villainous or Adding Value?
Drew Smith  
1/27/2015   Post a comment
Trusted partners may be The idea of labeling suppliers in logistics, operations, marketing an adversely impacting a firm through actions that expose the commodity of information through clumsy, inefficient, or obsolete safeguards.
Heralding the Advent of Logistics 2.0
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/16/2015   Post a comment
To succeed in today's fast-paced market, logistics and supply chain organizations need to use the newest technologies in smart new ways.
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
EBN Dialogue  
1/15/2015   (118) comments
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. EBN will welcome Steve Peterson, research lead for IBM's Institute for Business Value to discuss the survey results and leadership practices in the purchasing C-suite.
Survey Says: Purchasing Contributes to Competitive Advantage
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2015   (2) comments
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.
Women Leaders: Tech Companies' Biggest Secret Weapon
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/12/2015   (2) comments
Women CEOs provide signifigant value to the company--but today technology OEMs are less likely to have women at the helm.
December Manufacturing ISM Report On Business
Latest Research  
1/7/2015   Post a comment
New orders, employment and production growing while inventories contract. Supplier deliveries slowing.
I Am Freaking Awesome (Seriously)
Max Maxfield  
1/5/2015   (17) comments
Is it just Max, or are you also sometimes washed over by a wave of wonder when you come to contemplate how truly amazing he is?
Manufacturers Use Ingenuity to Overcome Dearth of Qualified Workers
Sheila O'Sullivan  
1/5/2015   Post a comment
Getting millenials involved in the manufacturing industry will be a key task for OEMs wanting to overcome a real worker shortage that will only get worse.
Top Robot Stories of 2014
Rich Quinnel  
12/23/2014   (22) comments
Robots have fascinated us for centuries, but now we are realizing those visions. Here are some of the top robot stories that amazed and delighted us this past year.
Avnet Electronics Marketing: Market & Technology Trends December 2014
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12/19/2014   Post a comment
The Market and Technology Trends Report details technology trends. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas executive Alex Iuorio shares highlights from the December report, including developments in memory, microcontrollers and radio frequency.
Get Gifted in Sales & Ops Planning
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/19/2014   Post a comment
Sales and operations planning is critical to supply chain success. The most gifted supply chain organizations make S&OP a priority using these tips for success.
4D-Printed Medical Devices Move Closer to the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
12/18/2014   (4) comments
4D printing is hitting real-world applications in the medical industry. In addition to being a great boon to medicine, these advances will likely put pressure on supply chain practices.
IoT Metro Network Race Is On
Rick Merritt  
12/17/2014   (3) comments
The startup Sigfox aims to raise more than $70 million by early next year to fund a US national IoT network using its 900MHz software, and it has a partner for a satellite version.
Fostering a Spirit of Supply Chain Innovation
Logical Link  
12/17/2014   (2) comments
We talk about innovation, but we need to ask ourselves what it really means for the supply chain.
G.fast Now on Fast Track
John Walko  
12/16/2014   (1) comment
Chip vendors are gung-ho about G.fast, the standard that promises data delivered in 1 Gbit/s over existing cooper.
Smith & Associates Annual Survey Analyzes 2014’s Top Electronics Supply Chain Concerns & 2015 Forecasts
EBN Newswire  
12/12/2014   Post a comment
Smith examines component demand and growth, evolving perceptions about independent distributors, and the impact of industry challenges
A Simple Measurement Mystery
Bill Schweber  
12/10/2014   (4) comments
Sometimes even data and modest, small observations don’t add up, and we have no way to knowing for sure where the problem lies, or whether there even is one.
Gartner Survey Reveals That High Acquisition and Start-Up Costs Are Delaying Investment in 3D Printers
Latest Research  
12/9/2014   Post a comment
3D printers can reduce the cost of finished products by more yhan 4 percent.
IDC Reveals Worldwide Internet of Things Predictions for 2015
Latest Research  
12/8/2014   Post a comment
Within the next five years, more than 90% of all IoT data will be hosted on service provider platforms as cloud computing reduces the complexity of supporting IoT "Data Blending."
IC Foundry Sales Will Keep Hitting Records Through 2018
Latest Research  
12/8/2014   Post a comment
New 2015 Foundry Almanac shows 37% of IC sales now come from foundry capacity
Permanent IT Staffing Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld Updated
Latest Research  
12/8/2014   Post a comment
Permanent IT staffing services have a moderate buyer power score of 3.7 out of 5; strong demand, the evolution of IT capabilities and a transition toward newer technology have dampened buyer power, but buyers still benefit from low price volatility that allows them to budget and plan for purchases.
November Manufacturing ISM Report On Business
Latest Research  
12/8/2014   Post a comment
PMI at 58.7%; New Orders, Employment and Production Growing; Inventories Growing; Supplier Deliveries Slowing
Intel X86 Eyes Google Glass
Jessica Lipsky  
12/2/2014   (1) comment
The next generation of Google Glass may have new guts, as an Intel x86 processor is expected to replace the Texas Instruments Omap chip.
Poor Planning & Lack of Staffing Threaten Manufacturing Growth
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/1/2014   (13) comments
Manufacturing is a growth industry, but a huge talent gap might slow things down, a new survey said.
Management Neglects Supply Chain Talent
Tam Harbert  
12/1/2014   (8) comments
Companies need to up their game when it comes to nurturing and encouraging supply chain talent. A new study offers helpful tips.
Electronics Top Holiday Shopping List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/27/2014   (10) 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.
Mobile Payment Technology Reaching Critical Mass?
Rich Pell  
11/27/2014   (12) comments
Long predicted but always seeming to be "just around the corner," mobile payments may finally have arrived.
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.
Make Money With the Internet of Things
Sherly Mendoza  
11/19/2014   (5) comments
For the IoT to take off, there must be profit in it somewhere. Here are some tips.
Thomson Reuters Report Highlights Rising Costs of Non-Compliance
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Increased regulatory scrutiny and complexity, enforced business changes, and individuals held personally accountable to continue
Gartner's Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning Lists NeoGrid as Sample Vendor
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Global supply chain management solutions provider is a sample vendor in Supply Chain Information Hub and Integration Brokerage categories
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.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
EBN Dialogue  
11/12/2014   (93) comments
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.
Infographic: How to Outsource Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/7/2014   (7) comments
In many supply chains, 3PLs have taken center stage. This infographic offers an eight-step process for getting from in-house logistics to a solid partnership with a well-chosen outside provider.
This Shirt Could Save Your Life
Ariella Brown  
11/4/2014   (29) comments
For heart attacks, a rapid response to any danger signs can make the difference between a full recovery and permanent damage.
Halloween DIY: 6 Projects You Can Build Now
Caleb Kraft  
10/31/2014   (3) comments
Raspberry Pi and other boards make Halloween DIY accessible to the electronics tinkerer. Here are six projects you can build now.
Internet of Things Poised to Drive New Business Opportunities, New CompTIA Research Brief Asserts
Latest Research  
10/24/2014   Post a comment
The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to generate new business opportunities for current information technology (IT) companies and new start-ups alike, according to a new research brief published today by CompTIA, the IT industry association.
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.
Wearable Sensor Market to Expand Sevenfold in Five Years
Latest Research  
10/23/2014   Post a comment
The worldwide market for sensors in wearables will expand to 466 million units in 2019, up from 67 million in 2013.
IPC Study on North American PCB Industry Forecasts Moderate Growth Through 2017
Latest Research  
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.
Insight Into Features, Concerns, Marketing Strategy and Supply Chain Deployment of Apple Watch
Latest Research  
10/20/2014   (1) comment
Market Research Reports, Inc. has announced the addition of “Insight into Features, Concerns, Marketing Strategy and Supply Chain Deployment of Apple Watch.”
Slideshow: Top 10 Graduate Supply Chain Programs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/16/2014   (13) comments
For those who want to advance a supply chain career, the academic world offers a wealth of opportunities in continuing education, from a certificate in supply chain management to a Master's degree or Doctorate. Gartner's research identifies the leading programs.
Risky Business: 3 Strategies to Keep Your High-Tech Supply Chain Safe From Disruption
Change in the Chain  
10/9/2014   (6) comments
Smart OEMs are finding ways to streamline their supply chain operations to meet market demands, reduce costs, and become more customer-centric.
INTTRA Survey Reveals Global Shipping Professionals' Top Technology Priorities & Challenges
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   (1) comment
Survey on the State of Technology in Ocean Shipping Reveals Top Priority Is Improving Supply Chain Visibility Capabilities for Higher Quality Data.
Occupancy Sensor Market Projected to Reach $4.67 Billion by 2020
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   (1) comment
The Occupancy Sensor Market is estimated to reach $4.67 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 18.36% from 2014 to 2020.
IDC Manufacturing Insights Evaluates Worldwide Global Trade Management Vendors in New IDC MarketScape
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   (1) comment
GTM key area of interest as companies recognize the traditional, manual, approach to trade management is not effective in a global market.
Global Industrial Robotics Market Expected to Reach $44.48 Billion in 2020
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   (1) comment
Transparency Market Research finds that the global industrial robotics market was valued at %28.93 billion in 2013 and is estimated to reach $44.48 billion in 2020.
$196B Wireless M2M Market & IoT Industry 2020 Forecasts and Analysis
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   Post a comment
The wireless M2M market to account for $196 Billion in revenue by the end of 2020, following a CAGR of 21% during the six year period between 2014 and 2020.
Wearable Electronics and Technology Market Worth $11.61 Billion by 2020
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   Post a comment
The overall wearables market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 24.56% from 2014 to 2020.
Infographic: Past, Present, & Future of IoT
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/3/2014   (11) comments
The Internet of Things is set to grow at an astonishing pace. Is the supply chain ready to support the increased demand?
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.
Averting a Repeat Supply Chain Disruption at West Coast Ports
Logical Link  
9/29/2014   (4) comments
Although not likely, a threat of shutdown in West Coast ports should get supply chain pros thinking about how to manage if such a thing were to happen.
North American PCB Industry Summer Slowdown Continued in August
Latest Research  
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
Latest Research  
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
Latest Research  
9/24/2014   Post a comment
Launch of the iWatch expected to galvanize the fledgling new sector.
Top Supply Chain Management Business Consulting Services Vendors Are Proficient in Supply Chain Outsourcing and Consulting Services
Latest Research  
9/24/2014   Post a comment
International Data Corporation (IDC) today released a new MarketScape report profiling and ranking the leading vendors in the supply chain management business consulting services market.
Live Chat 9/25: Leveraging Smart Tech to Manage Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/23/2014   (6) comments
Dave Bowen, CEO of the e-sourcing firm MarketMaker4, will be our guest as we explore ways to minimize and manage geopolitical and corporate risk in supply chain and sourcing through the use of technology.
Elastomeric Camouflage Switches Texture & Color
Julien Happich  
9/22/2014   (15) comments
Inspired by nature's most skillful camouflage artists, MIT researchers harness elastomers' ability to change surface texture when voltage is applied to a make a flexible material that simultaneously changes its color and texture on demand.
Organic Electronics Market Worth $75.82 Billion by 2020
Latest Research  
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%.
Global GaN Semiconductor Devices Market 2014-2018
Latest Research  
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.
Zycus & Michigan State U. Launch Procurement Technology Adoption Study
EBN Newswire  
9/17/2014   Post a comment
Participants of this study could receive exciting incentives along with a confirmed executive copy of the full research report
Outsourcing of Testing to Electronic Manufacturing Service Providers Gains Momentum Among OEMs
Latest Research  
9/17/2014   Post a comment
EMS enables cost-effective and complex testing for printed circuit boards and cuts down time-to-market, notes Frost & Sullivan.
Top Procurement Groups Deliver 7x Return on Investment According to Global Procurement Study
Latest Research  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
Only 10 percent of Chief Financial Officers have been engaged successfully and recognize the value and contribution of their procurement team.
A.T. Kearney Offshoring Study Tracks Multinationals’ Innovative Strategies for Location Decisions, Identifies Course Corrections
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9/16/2014   Post a comment
New study examines the trajectory of offshoring cost arbitrage to low-cost developing countries, the rise of new locations, and the fact that there’s ample room for growth.
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.
iPhone Tech Evolves & Thrives: Infographic
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/12/2014   (8) comments
A look at the trajectory of the iPhone shows consistent growth and a track record for innovation. Now, let's talk about how the electronics supply chain will shift along with changes in consumer electronics.
Turn the Supply Chain Into an Information Highway
Mathieu Guerville  
9/11/2014   (3) comments
Information is power, but only if it's readily available and usable. To create sustainable products and to improve business results, it's critical to share information across the breadth of the supply chain.
92% of Hi-Tech Supply Chain SPs Think They Proacively Improve Customer's Supply Chains
Latest Research  
9/10/2014   (1) comment
eft has just released its annual North American Hi-tech and Electronics Supply Chain – Solution Provider Perspective report.
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.
Next Level of Location Awareness
Sally Ward-Foxton  
9/9/2014   (9) comments
Apple's iBeacon is set to drive a new level of proximity-based services in smartphones and other mobile devices.
Ten of the Best Supply Chains in Asia Pacific
Latest Research  
9/5/2014   Post a comment
Gartner has published its annual list of leading supply chains in Asia Pacific with ten regional companies making the list.
Infographic: Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Through 2014
Rodney Brown  
8/29/2014   (14) comments
While there are many takeaways from this KPMG infographic, the main one could be: Stay flexible as the rate of innovation in supply chain and manufacturing continues to grow.
Google Set to Kick-Start the Driverless Car Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
8/1/2014   (27) comments
Not satisfied with just doing the tech research, Google is backing industry groups and promotional efforts to get driverless cars adopted sooner rather than later.
Multidimensional Effective 3D-IC Cost Management
David Park  
7/30/2014   (4) comments
Here are the best ways to evaluate yields and quantities across global virtual supply chains.
Skin-Like Stretchable Electronics Start With Molecules
Laurie Sullivan  
7/29/2014   (37) comments
Thin, stretchable electronic components may be only a decade away, according to researchers.
Space & the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/25/2014   (40) comments
On the verge of deep space exploration, supply chain management is emerging as the critical issue for the success of the missions.
The Benefits of Supply Chain Sustainability
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/1/2014   (2) comments
Supply chain sustainability leads to clear benefits to the organization, not only from an environmental perspective, but also in terms of reduced costs and increased customer benefits. However, to reap these benefits, organizations need to make a concerted effort to disseminate the vision throughout the organization.




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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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