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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
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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
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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   (2) 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   (7) 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   (1) comment
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   (4) 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   (7) 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
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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   (28) 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   (18) 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.
Multi-Channel Distribution: Can You Handle It?
Frank Cavallaro  
7/1/2014   (5) comments
Distributors and manufacturers are grappling with the increasingly complex nature of the rapidly changing environment of multi-channel distribution.
WSTS Forecasts Semiconductor Market To Keep Steady Growth Until 2015
Latest Research  
6/27/2014   (1) comment
Worldwide Semiconductor Market is forecasted to be US$325 billion in 2014, up 6.5% from 2013.
IoT: Creativity Unleashed
Jim O'Reilly  
6/27/2014   (14) comments
Innovation in high-tech has been stagnant for years, but IoT will open new horizons. The result should be a boom for components.
Penske Logistics Presents CSCMP State of Logistics Report
Latest Research  
6/26/2014   (1) comment
Presented by Penske: U.S. Supply chain and logistics industry continues slow rebound led by rail and trucking.
Electronics Growth Positive Around the World
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6/26/2014   Post a comment
Electronics production growth has turned positive in 2014 for all key geographic regions. The graph below shows three-month-average change versus a year ago for electronics production in local currency through April 2014.
European e-Invoicing Service Providers Processed More than 800 Million e-Invoices, EESPA Says
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6/26/2014   Post a comment
840 million electronic invoices were processed and delivered to invoice receivers in 2013 by members of the European E-Invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA), based on a set of survey results completed in June 2014.
Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Key Assets
Craig Moss  
6/23/2014   (19) comments
Companies need to take measures to prevent the theft of critical trade secrets along global supply chains -- a threat that is growing with the fragmentation of supply chains, digitization of information, and increasingly competitive marketplace.
UL Expands Information & Insights (I&I) Division
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2014   Post a comment
I&I expands access to data intelligence platform to optimize sustainable product output from within complex global supply chains
Live Chat 6/23: Smart Homes, Semis & the Proliferation of Small Data
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2014   (2) comments
As much as we talk about big data, "little data" (all those bits and bytes generated by smart appliances and technologies) are also going to change the industry. We've invited Cees Links, founder and CEO of fabless semiconductor company GreenPeak Technologies and a pioneer of the wireless data industry, to talk about how the evolution of smart home data communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to affect the electronics industry.
Finding Malaysian Flight MH370: Deep-Sea Electronics Search Challenges
Steve Taranovich  
6/16/2014   (37) comments
The deep-sea electronics search challenges associated with Malaysian Flight MH370.
Connecting the Dots in Design for Environment
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/13/2014   (14) comments
In order to achieve true sustainability, OEMs need to be thinking about the environment from the day a product idea is captured on paper all the way until it makes its way to the landfill or recycling center.
Infographic: State of ROHS 2 Compliance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/13/2014   (12) comments
RoHS 2 deadlines are on the horizon. We're close to compliance but gaps remain.
IoT & the Innovation Gap
Christian DeFeo  
6/11/2014   (9) comments
Too often, innovation gets mired in the corporate mindset. To move ahead, organizations need to find ways to allow innovation without complete assurance of ROI.
Physics, Not Economics, Will End Moore's Law
Apek Mulay  
6/11/2014   (20) comments
Too often, the semiconductor industry talks about technology evolution, but economic evolution may be the key to success.
Graphene Set to Change the Future of Electronics
Susan Fourtané  
6/11/2014   (11) comments
Graphene's discovered superconducting properties could make up for a great superhero's secret super-material.
Sustaining a Green, Global Business
Suzanne Deffree  
6/6/2014   (7) comments
John Beimfohr, Avnet's senior director of integration operations, shares his expertise on what it takes to be an environmentally conscious organization and the green, financial, and social benefits of doing so.
Infographic: Tracing the Impact of EE
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/6/2014   (11) comments
We have electrical engineers to thank for a lot of innovation. What should they design next?
Day-to-Day Facilities Management Saves Big Money in Fab
Mary E. Shacklett  
6/5/2014   (4) comments
As shifts in demand and pricing changes the math on electronic components, organizations need to look closely at fabrication planning.
Slow Growth Continues for the North American PCB Industry
Latest Research  
6/3/2014   (2) comments
IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announced today the April findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.
The Internet of Things Moves Beyond the Buzz
Latest Research  
6/3/2014   (1) comment
According to new research from International Data Corporation (IDC), a transformation is underway that will see the worldwide market for IoT solutions grow from $1.9 trillion in 2013 to $7.1 trillion in 2020.
Top 25 Global Electronics Distributors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/2/2014   (3) comments
In an industry that has historically struggled with maintaining forward momentum amid change, the Top 25 Global Electronics Distributors List has achieved notable stability.
IP Headaches? Learn From Supply Chain Sustainability
Craig Moss  
5/28/2014   (3) comments
Companies can better protect their intellectual property by learning from two decades of work on other global supply chain issues.
Live Chat 5/29: Big Data & Security in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/27/2014   (1) comment
Join us for an EBN live chat on Thursday, May 29 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) in the EBN chat area with Dataguise's Manmeet Singh. We'll be discussing best-practices around data privacy protection in the big-data world.
Infographic: The Fact & (Science) Fiction of 3D Printing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2014   (12) comments
Although not yet mainstream, it's clear that 3D printing is set to shift the electronics manufacturing landscape, from how products are designed to how the supply chain evolves.
PwC & APICS Study Uncovers Keys to Improve Supply Chain Sustainability
EBN Newswire  
5/22/2014   Post a comment
When companies adopt perspectives on sustainability and strategies in ethics, the environment, etc., new sources of value emerge
Electronics Decision Makers Leverage Online Sources
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2014   (9) comments
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study, an annual ranking based on perceptions by supply chain, corporate, and design executives, looks at how electronics organizations get online information.
Distributor Preference Survey Tracks Customer Perception
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/20/2014   (5) comments
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.
Infographic: Defining the Internet of Things
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/16/2014   (7) comments
Internet of Things is here to stay, so it's time to start trying to find some common definitions.
Leading US Logistics Companies in 2013
Latest Research  
5/14/2014   (1) comment
The leading logistics companies in the United States in 2013, based on North American net revenue (in million U.S. dollars)
Gartner Says Worldwide Supply Chain Management and Procurement Software Market Grew 7.3 Percent in 2013
Latest Research  
5/14/2014   (1) comment
The market performed well as supply chain investments kept their priority status and moved forward, even as IT budget decision makers remained cautious.
The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025
Latest Research  
5/14/2014   (4) comments
Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology.
The Talent Pinch
Logical Link  
5/9/2014   (5) comments
We've got a missing link in the supply chain -- the availability of skilled and trained workers. If we don't close the gap, the cost will be sobering.
Paper Batteries: Are They for Real?
Steve Taranovich  
5/8/2014   (7) comments
When I first heard about paper batteries, I was skeptical. I have worked with companies that had batteries on mylar and similar materials, but paper?
Leading Solar Module Suppliers Extend Dominance in 2013
Latest Research  
5/7/2014   (1) comment
The year 2013 marked the turnaround of global PV markets and the recovery of leading players in the photovoltaic industry.
IPC PERM Council White Paper Examines Lead-Free Research Priorities
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5/5/2014   Post a comment
IPC's Pb-Free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Council has released a white paper, "PERM Council Pb-free Research Priorities."
Arduino/Intel Galileo Project Monitors Your Inbox
Jim Lindblom  
4/29/2014   (7) comments
What the Galileo tries to do is meld the ease of Arduino’s hardware manipulation with the power of a Linux operating system.
All-in-One Mobile Security Set to Make Ripples in the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
4/28/2014   (1) comment
Security is a critical component for any of today's IT systems, but it can lead to sourcing headaches. An all-in-one solution may be just what the doctor ordered.
Essential Requirements for Today's Global SCM: On-Demand Software
Susan Fourtané  
4/24/2014   (2) comments
On-demand systems offer benefits in terms of capabilities and functionalities.
MEMS Microphones Broadcast Strong Growth; Apple and Samsung are the Top Buyers
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4/23/2014   Post a comment
Global revenue for MEMS microphones is forecast to reach $1.04 billion this year, up a robust 24 percent from $836.9 million in 2013.
North American PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Nearing Parity
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4/23/2014   Post a comment
Year-on-year sales growth was flat in February, but the book-to-bill ratio strengthened.
Worldwide Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Spending Declined 11.5 Percent
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4/23/2014   Post a comment
Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending declined 11.5 percent in 2013, according to final results by Gartner.
Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 5 Percent in 2013
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4/23/2014   Post a comment
Total worldwide semiconductor revenue reached $315 billion in 2013, up 5 percent from 2012, according to Gartner, Inc.
Public Companies Fail in Dodd-Frank Compliance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/23/2014   (7) comments
By the end of May, publicly traded companies will be required to report the use of certain minerals in their products. Compliance, though, is proving anything but easy.
Sensor Hubs Make Big Gains While Enabling the Future of Sensing
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4/23/2014   Post a comment
Worldwide shipments of sensor hubs in 2014 will reach a projected 658.4 million units, up 154 percent from 259.6 million units last year.
PMI at 53.7% Says March Manufacturing ISM Report On Business
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4/22/2014   Post a comment
New orders, employment and production growing, inventories growing, and supplier deliveries slowing.
Smith & Associates Survey Reveals Shifting Concerns in the Global Electronics Supply Chain
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4/22/2014   Post a comment
Canvassing respondents from all major sectors of the electronics industry, this survey gathered insights into key issues and concerns affecting the semiconductor and electronics supply chain.
Wearable Electronics to Drive Additional $70 Million in Battery Revenue During Next Four Years
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4/22/2014   Post a comment
The global market for batteries used in wearable electronics will grow more than tenfold in just four short years, propelled by portable new products especially suitable for active sports and fitness lifestyles, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS).
Global Big Data Market with Focus on Supply Chain Management
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4/22/2014   Post a comment
Big data can be best defined as the capture, curation, storage, search and analysis of large and complex data sets which are generally difficult to be processed or handled by traditional data processing systems. These systems are currently being implemented on a limited scale in many supply chain companies for varied purposes.
The Mighty Machine & an Overzealous Forecast?
Carolyn Mathas  
4/22/2014   (2) comments
IHS Technology predicts that the industrial machinery market will grow substantially over the next five years, and double its growth rate this year alone.
'Social TV' Talks Back to Smart TV
Jonah McLeod  
4/17/2014   (1) comment
Smart TV is a product in search of a market, rather than the other way around. Left with no direction, the market is beginning to define the television and its usage model.
High-Tech Execs Offer Lessons Learned in Emerging Market Expansion
Change in the Chain  
4/10/2014   (1) comment
OEMs are eying emerging markets as a valuable and profitable new venue to sell their wares.
Internet-Proliferation of Connected Physical Devices by 2020 Significantly Alter Supply Chain Operation
Latest Research  
4/2/2014   (1) comment
Gartner, Inc. forecasts that a 30-fold increase in Internet-connected physical devices by 2020 will significantly alter supply chain leader information access and cyber-risk exposure.
A Bad Case of High-Tech PTSD
Lynn Torrel  
4/1/2014   (2) comments
It's time for supply chain professionals to trade fear for caution in the pursuit of innovation.
EU: Mobile Phone Manufacturers Will Use Only One Charging Connector
Pablo Valerio  
3/28/2014   (19) 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.
Volvo Road Magnets Tell Autonomous Cars Where to Go
Kevin Fogarty  
3/26/2014   (11) comments
Self-driving cars are starting to become a reality, but what about the roads themselves? Volvo is looking to implant magnets into roadways to help autonomous automobiles maneuver through the streets.
Live Chat 3/21: Creating an Extended Supply Chain
EBN Dialogue  
3/21/2014   (107) comments
When it comes to working in an extended supply chain, the average spreadsheet or EDI system simply isn't enough. It's time look at how to collaborate with partners more efficiently. We've invited Greg Johnsen, founder and chief marketing officer at GT Nexus to share insights gleaned from the company's recently released research.
Working the Kinks Out of Decentralized Product Development
Lynn Torrel  
3/3/2014   (7) comments
When meeting domestic demand in emerging economies, OEMs must maintain integrity between the engineering and new product introduction disciplines among their regional operations.
Solar Spacecraft Ion Propulsion Power Supply
Steve Taranovich  
2/22/2014   (10) comments
Ion engine propulsion provides a new horizon for space systems.
The Basic-Research Challenge
Brian Fuller  
2/14/2014   (7) comments
A quick conversation with a leading engineering educator about a couple of hot topics: the state of basic research and aircraft innovation.
Fighting Back Against Embedded System Attacks
Bruce Gain  
2/13/2014   (9) comments
Increasingly, hackers and malware makers are targeting the firmware of electronic devices. Organizations across the supply chain need to band together to mitigate those risks.
I'll Take Watson for 2014, Alex
Michael Dunn  
2/1/2014   (1) comment
If IBM has its way, Watson will be ready for prime time sooner rather that later. It's good news for a number of business sectors, especially healthcare.
IR Technology Enhances Driver Safety
Pallab Chatterjee  
1/30/2014   (12) comments
Driver safety and awareness features are becoming standard, marking a change in OEM options for new vehicles.
Want to Innovate? Try Spending Some Money
Brian Fuller  
1/19/2014   (79) comments
If innovation is going to be more than just a buzzword, you have to put your money where your mouth is.
Avnet Offers Insights on Global Supply Chain Trends for 2014
EBN Newswire  
1/17/2014   Post a comment
Avnet gives insights on 2014's global supply chain trends including risk management, counterfeiting, and big data
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.
The Driverless Car Revolution Begins Now
Bruce Gain  
1/2/2014   (26) comments
The march toward self-driving cars has begun, and the electronics industry has to get its supply chain ready.
Flexible Electronics Stretch the Limits of Imagination
Janine Love  
12/18/2013   (10) comments
Collaborations between chemists, physicists, and electrical engineers are are yielding inspiring new bendable materials.
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!
Solar Cells Use IR Radiation
Paul Buckley  
11/28/2013   (14) comments
The Power of Tiny Bubbles
R. Colin Johnson  
11/28/2013   (5) comments
IBM wins the Gordon Bell Prize.
Tight Inventory Management Pays Off
Suzanne Deffree  
11/25/2013   Post a comment
OEMs are expected to close 2013 with strong revenue growth, thanks in part to tight management of inventory levels.
Big Data May Mimic, Replace Brain
Rick Merritt  
11/23/2013   (8) comments
Big data analytics may both mimic the human brain and replace it.
11/21 Live Chat: Manufacturing Insights With IDC & UPS
EBN Dialogue  
11/21/2013   (177) comments
We'll be chatting with Ken Rankin, director of high-tech segment marketing at UPS, and Simon Ellis, practice director for IDC Manufacturing Insights, about the results of the newly released fourth annual UPS Change in the (Supply) Chain Survey.
Europe’s Code of Conduct Version 5 Released
Richard Fassler  
11/19/2013   Post a comment
The EC has just released a new set of efficiency targets for external power supplies that raises the bar for many consumer and office electronics.
Live Chat 11/21: UPS Study Looks at Next-Gen Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/19/2013   Post a comment
We'll chat with Ken Rankin, director of high-tech segment marketing at UPS, and Simon Ellis, practice director for IDC Manufacturing Insights, about the results of the newly released fourth annual UPS Change in the (Supply) Chain survey.
Expanding What It Means to Be a Supply Chain Leader
Suzanne Deffree  
11/13/2013   (14) comments
What do companies like Amazon.com, Costco, and Kraft have in common with Avnet? According to Gartner, these companies are among the world's supply chain leaders.
Supply Chain Software Spending No Panacea
At the Source  
11/6/2013   (5) comments
Could sophisticated software have helped supply chain managers reverse the declining fortunes of companies like BlackBerry and Nokia?
In SCM, Attitude Is (Almost) Everything
Lynn Torrel  
11/4/2013   (3) comments
It's time to stop making excuses and start polishing your supply chains.
The Key to Employee Retention
Frank Cavallaro  
11/1/2013   (29) comments
While the time and expense of retaining an employee may seem daunting, the cost of losing an employee is much greater. Here's how to retain your employees.
An Energy-Harvesting Scheme That Is Nearly Useless?
Bill Schweber  
10/29/2013   (10) comments
The attraction of getting something for nothing, whether real or imagined, is very strong. But is it worth the design work?
Google Car Director Tamps Down Safety Expectations
Junko Yoshida  
10/28/2013   (3) comments
The promise of self-driving cars may deliver safety… but probably not anytime soon.
Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends for 2014
Suzanne Deffree  
10/28/2013   (20) comments
From mobile device integration to 3D printing to smart machines and more, Gartner lays out its top 10 strategic technology trends for 2014, where savvy members of the electronics supply chain will see opportunities.




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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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The supply chain hasn't quite reached the complexity of global phenomena like weather. So we've asked Jim O'Reilly to predict trends while answering your questions.
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