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Baidu Battles Google in Robo-Car Derby
Junko Yoshida  
4/27/2017   Post a comment
Baidu's plan to "open up" its autonomous driving platform to others surprised many auto industry watchers. One analyst described it "a bit of a moon shot." But he thinks China is the right place to try this out.
Faster, More Flexible, Cheaper: The New Electronics Manufacturing Mantra
Frank Cavallaro  
4/25/2017   Post a comment
Flexibility is key to business success, especially in manufacturing. These three pillars of operational flexibility can put an organization on the road to success.
Single-Pixel Camera Mimics Human Eye
R. Colin Johnson  
4/24/2017   Post a comment
A single-pixel camera is ultra-inexpensive requiring only a single scanning photocell the works smart by targeting details with higher-resolution and backgrounds with less.
Robotics in Logistics: An Indian Version
Logical Link  
4/20/2017   (1) comment
Logistics may be an obvious area where robotics will find a use for place. An Indian company is building its reputation in that space.
Apple-Imagination GPU Dispute Offers 5 IP Best Practices
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/18/2017   (1) comment
The recent dustup between Apple and Imagination points to a handful of reminders about the preservation of intellectual property preservation for electronics manufacturers and suppliers.
Augmented Reality Gets Beyond Games to Help Logistics
Ariella Brown  
4/12/2017   Post a comment
Once used primarily for gaming, augmented reality may make logistics operations more efficient in the near future.
The Next-Gen of Digital Displays: Holographic Optical Elements
Seth Coe-Sullivan  
4/11/2017   Post a comment
Although holographic optical elements technology has existed for decades, scientists and engineers are turning once futuristic concepts into tangible opportunities for manufacturers and government agencies.
HP Supply Chain Leads the Call for Recycling Transparency
Ariella Brown  
4/5/2017   Post a comment
Corporate citizens in the electronics industry can lead the charge to make sure recycling of post-consumer products is done right. HP is speaking up on the topic.
Semiconductor Outlook Lifted on Surging Memory Prices
Dylan McGrath  
3/31/2017   Post a comment
A prominent semiconductor industry watcher has more than doubled its forecast for industry growth in 2017 on surging average selling prices (ASPs) for DRAM and NAND flash memory.
5 Routes to Success in Supply Chain Recruitment
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/31/2017   (1) comment
In light of the big gap between the level demand and supply in potential hires, supply chain organizations need to add a variety of approaches to recruitment in order to ensure success.
How Growing Customer E-Commerce Demand Drives New Retail Reality
Peter Edlund  
3/27/2017   (1) comment
Today’s greatest challenge isn’t embracing disruption, but being able to navigate the hype of Retail 4.0 when making strategic investments in new technologies.
Roadmap Says CMOS Ends Around 2024
Rick Merritt  
3/24/2017   Post a comment
IRDS points to chip stacks, new architectures.
More Connected Cars + Increased Cyber Threats = Closer Supply Chain Relationships 
Logical Link  
3/23/2017   Post a comment
Car makers and component suppliers are delivering more connected cars to market, but cyber threat prevention needs supply chain collaboration.
Wearables Market Pivoting Fashionably
Dylan McGrath  
3/22/2017   Post a comment
"The wearables market is doing something that is very important. It's shifting," an IDC analyst told EE Times.
China Fab Boom Fuels Equipment Spending Revival
Dylan McGrath  
3/20/2017   Post a comment
Sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment grew 13 percent last year and are projected to grow further.
Intel/Mobileye Duopoly: Dream or Nightmare?
Junko Yoshida  
3/17/2017   Post a comment
Intel's Mobileye acquisition has stirred mixed emotions and contrasting reviews among those who cover the industry. Semiconductor Advisors LLC, for one, said "Intel is taking a leap of faith to go very far outside its core business."
Tracking Needed Talent in Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/17/2017   Post a comment
The talent shortage in the supply chain is real, but smart companies are helping their people learn the critical skills.
China's Gamble on Industrial IoT
Yorbe Zhang  
3/16/2017   Post a comment
The Chinese government projects the country's Industrial Internet of Things to grow to 450 billion RMB by 2020--occupying roughly one quarter of China's whole IoT market. Here's a report from EE Times China's Editor-in-Chief Yorbe Zhang.
Put Out the Fire: Address Employee Burnout in Logistics
Malysa O'Connor  
3/16/2017   Post a comment
Logistics providers are especially vulnerable to employee turnover, but many overlook one of its most reliable predictors – employee burnout.
Blockchain Offerings for Supply Chain Become Reality
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/9/2017   (1) comment
IBM/Maersk and Dianrong/FnConn both announced blockchain-focused offerings this week. The first is aimed at global shipping while the other is focused on serving small suppliers in China.
Fostering Growth Amidst a Field of Consolidation
Chanan Greenberg  
3/9/2017   Post a comment
Company consolidation is ushering in an era of market uncertainty that's having a significant impact on the high-tech industry. However, there are clear steps organizations can take to be more competitive.
Dimensioning Solutions in the Spotlight as Warehouses Strive to Modernize, According to VDC Research
Latest Research  
3/8/2017   (1) comment
Leading Drivers Include Space Optimization, Dimensional-Based Pricing, and Quality Checking
Chip Sales Jump 14% in January
Dylan McGrath  
3/7/2017   (1) comment
anuary chip sales showed the largest year-to-year increase in more than six years as the semiconductor industry continued a run that started in the second half of last year.
Experts Map the Integrated Supply Chain Journey
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/6/2017   Post a comment
Supply chain leaders from NCR, Western Digital and Inspirage share the secret to moving to a more mature supply chain model.
Smartphone Shipments Projected to Rebound
Dylan McGrath  
3/3/2017   Post a comment
Shipments of smartphones are projected to rebound in 2017 after a lackluster 2016.
Women Startups Take Their Turn in Tech
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/3/2017   (8) comments
Women startups, especially technology startups are starting to make inroads but not quickly enough.
Dun & Bradstreet Partners with THOMASNET.com to Enhance B2B Buyers’ Assessment of Supplier Risk
EBN Newswire  
3/2/2017   Post a comment
Supplier Evaluation & Risk Reports Now Available in Single Supplier and Comparison Versions on THOMASNET.com
Points for Picking the Right IoT Hardware Platforms
Susan Fourtané  
3/2/2017   Post a comment
An explosion of IoT hardware platforms sometimes make it hard for embedded programmers and designers to choose the best platform for their needs. Here is a quick guide on how to choose the right IoT hardware platform.
3 Ways the Supply Chain Industry Will Make Headlines in 2017
Tommy Barnes  
3/2/2017   (1) comment
2017 is poised to experience many supply chain milestones. By asking the right question, supply chain managers can get ahead of the curve.
Alexa, Rivals Speak to OEMs
Rick Merritt  
2/24/2017   (1) comment
Amazon sees partners, rivals grow in 2017.
Barr Group’s 2017 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey Reveals Vulnerabilities in the IoT
Latest Research  
2/24/2017   (1) comment
Barr Group has released preliminary results from its 2017 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey.
How to Become King of the Amazon (e-Commerce Jungle)
Mike Comstock  
2/22/2017   Post a comment
Amazon has set the bar for e-commerce. However, there's no reason that electronics OEMs and e-tailers can't learn some important lessons from how Amazon runs its side of the jungle.
Optimize Fleet Management Using IoT to Predict Weather
Christy Szoke  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
Every year winter weather causes millions of dollars in damages, as well as severely impacts regional and national economies. Fleet managers need help staying ahead of the curve.
Ten Key Takeaways from CES 2017
Joanne Moretti  
2/15/2017   Post a comment
A few days at CES gives some important perspectives on where technology and innovation are heading. This slideshow offers a glimpse at the highlights.
Security Experts Cite IoT Risks
Rick Merritt  
2/14/2017   (1) comment
Fingerprints found on critical infrastructure.
Patent Litigation Expected to Soar in 2017
Pablo Valerio  
2/14/2017   Post a comment
Patent litigation has been growing constantly over the past ten years--A trend that is likely to impact the electronics supply chain.
Gartner Says 8.4 Billion Connected "Things" Will Be in Use in 2017, Up 31% from 2016
Latest Research  
2/13/2017   (1) comment
Consumer Applications to Represent 63% of Total IoT Applications in 2017
EBN@C-Level: Travelers Exec Points to Cargo Crime Trends for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
EBN sat down with Scott Cornell, transportation lead and crime and theft specialist at Travelers Insurance to find out about the latest trends and best practices for protecting expensive electronics cargo during the transportation process.
Batteries Get Safer Enclosures
Jim McGregor  
2/9/2017   Post a comment
Safer battery enclosures may be one solution to the issues plaguing lithium-ion batteries.
Visual Processing Market Poised to Take Off
Latest Research  
2/8/2017   (1) comment
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) launched its quarterly report on the Visual Processing Unit (VPU) market.
IoT’s Critical Mass for Temp Control Builds
B. Cameron Gain  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
The emergence of Internet of Things (IoT)) has made sensors much smarter. That's great news for the electronics supply chain.
AI Attracts Embedded Chip Veteran
Rick Merritt  
2/6/2017   (1) comment
A veteran semiconductor executive launched a company to serve machine-learning startups that target embedded systems.
AI Tapped to Improve Design
Rick Merritt  
2/3/2017   (2) comments
Electronics center explores machine learning.
3PLs & Shippers Enhance Supply Chain Partnerships
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/3/2017   Post a comment
3PLs and shippers are working consistently to enhance relationships and partnerships to improve business outcome a new study finds.
Samsung, Apple Remain Top Chip Buyers
Dylan McGrath  
2/2/2017   Post a comment
The two companies, which are the runaway leaders in smartphone sales, consumed a combined $61.7 billion worth of chips last year, up slightly from 2015.
Electronics Through the Ages: A History of Vintage Technology in Pictures
Susan Fourtané  
2/2/2017   (20) comments
One private museum run by a single person housed an incredible over 10,000 artifacts. Unfortunately, after the passing of its owner, Enrico Tedeschi, the exhibition was shut down. Here we remember it in pictures.
2016 Breaks Records for North American Robot Orders & Shipments
Latest Research  
1/31/2017   (1) comment
Orders surged 61 percent in assembly applications while food & consumer goods orders increased 32 percent
North American PCB Sales Enjoyed Solid Growth in December
Latest Research  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for December 2016
MRAM Gains More Steam
Dylan McGrath  
1/30/2017   (1) comment
Spin Transfer Technologies' delivery of functional MRAM samples is one more indication of emerging memory technology's momentum.
Consumers Recycle Record-Setting 14 Million Pounds of Used Batteries in 2016
Latest Research  
1/27/2017   (1) comment
Call2Recycle Reports Double Digit Growth in Battery Collections; Credits Growing Consumer Network
Sky’s the Limit for Tech Innovations in Warehousing
Ariella Brown  
1/22/2017   Post a comment
You can see that warehousing tech is a really hot area right now. The next year or two promise to bring even bigger changes.
Chargebacks & Retail Compliance: Prove You Did It Right
Puga Sankara  
1/20/2017   Post a comment
An efficient image-enabled supply chain lets users to take pictures that will serve as reference able document that can be produced to refute any chargeback situations.
5G Report Gauges Trillion-Dollar Impacts
Rick Merritt  
1/19/2017   Post a comment
5G could enable as much as $12.3 trillion in goods and services in 2035 when its full effects are realized.
Electronics Supply Chain Under the Trump Administration
Laurie Sullivan  
1/19/2017   Post a comment
The impact of the Trump administration and its plans to make American great again depends on what happens with taxes, tariffs, manufacturing costs, and other factors.
What it Means to Transition to Digital Manufacturing in the Digital Economy
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/19/2017  
Imagine a world where every industry from automotive to healthcare transforms its customer experience while adding value through novel business services. It starts with digital thinking.
Trump Threatens to Dismantle Trade Agreements
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/19/2017   Post a comment
In the wake of a new presidential administration, electronics OEMs, distributors, and component makers are questioning how President Elect Trump will move forward with threats to withdraw America from its trade
Internet of Things Innovations Enhance Supply Chain Management in 2017
PV Subramanian  
1/18/2017   (1) comment
Preparing for the IoT revolution and the profound impact it will have on the supply chain does not need to be as daunting as it seems.
Thermal Issues Major Cause of Delays
Latest Research  
1/17/2017   Post a comment
99.5% of products held back by late stage complications.
IPSO Alliance Publishes Security, Privacy & Identity Working Group Charter
EBN Newswire  
1/17/2017   Post a comment
Focuses on Cross-Standard Methods, IoT Needs Not Served by Fragmented Standards Efforts
Nano Dimension Targets IoT Market
EBN Newswire  
1/17/2017   Post a comment
Technological Breakthrough: 3D Printing of Rigid PCB Series Combined with Flexible Conductive Connectors in a Single Print
On-Shoring Under Trump: The Good, The Bad & the Ugly
Jim O'Reilly  
1/17/2017   Post a comment
The future remains to be seen. Everyone is wondering what might happen in the electronics supply chain if Trump slaps tariffs on China, and what might still happen if he doesn't.
The Future of the Supply Chain Lies in Ecosystems
Alex Peron  
1/17/2017   (1) comment
If all goes well, the right supply chain ecosystem minimizes the gap between demand and supply at every point in the system.
Armstrong & Associates Releases New Logistics Report
Latest Research  
1/16/2017   Post a comment
Armstrong & Associates has released a report called "Keep it Running: The Quintessential Spare Parts Logistics Report."
Smartwatch Market Boosted by Basic Hybrid & Analogue Watches, Taking Nearly 40% of the $21bn Market by 2021
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1/16/2017   Post a comment
Smartwatch Market Boosted by Basic Hybrid & Analogue Watches, Taking Nearly 40% of the $21 billion Market by 2021
Gartner Says Almost 3 Million Personal and Commercial Drones Will Be Shipped in 2017
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1/13/2017   Post a comment
Gartner Says Almost 3 Million Personal and Commercial Drones Will Be Shipped in 2017
10 Supply Chain Infographics that Speak Louder than Words
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2017   (1) comment
We decided to look back at some of the most popular topics and graphics from the past year. This is a list of the most popular infographics on EBN in the past year.
How Digital Supply Chain Management Can Help Your Company Succeed in the Smart Product Era
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/10/2017  
Leading companies are focusing on delivering all aspects of the smart product experience — not just selling a physical item, but providing a compelling mix of hardware, software, connectivity and services.
Micro Server IC Market Worth 1.35 Billion USD by 2022
Latest Research  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
The global micro server IC market is expected to reach USD 1.35 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 44.0% between 2016 and 2022.
How the Internet of Things Enables the Circular Economy
Pablo Valerio  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
IoT, using intelligent assets, can help develop products faster. The idea is reusing materials, and making money charging per use of things such as appliances, instead of selling them. That way manufacturers can make more durable products, and reuse their components at the end of their life cycle.
Electronic Device Markets Seen as Stagnant in 2017
Dylan McGrath  
1/5/2017   (2) comments
Combined shipments of PCs, mobile handsets and tablets are predicted to be flat in 2017, according to Gartner.
The Significance of Automation for the Future of Work
Aaron Continelli  
1/4/2017   (8) comments
The development of artificial intelligence (AI) is more significant than any advancement yet: not only can machines do tasks for us, they can make better decisions than we can. What does this mean for the workforce of the future?
Race for AI Chips Begins
Junko Yoshida  
12/26/2016   Post a comment
Deep learning has continued to drive the computing industry’s agenda in 2016. But come 2017, experts say the Artificial Intelligence community will intensify its demand for higher performance and more power efficient “inference” engines for deep neural networks.
Top 10 Hottest EBN Blogs in 2016
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/26/2016   (1) comment
EBN community members were most interested in hearing about the happenings at the largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the coolest technology implementations and vertical markets, and the latest technology trends.
Computing Got Colorful in 2016
Rick Merritt  
12/23/2016   Post a comment
With the rise of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, new memory types, and 5G, computing came into a kind of brilliant autumn in 2016.
Workplace Safety Makes Productivity Soar
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/23/2016   (1) comment
Most manufacturers who implement safety programs experience increased productivity and even cost savings.
Chinese Panel Makers Top Over One Million Units in Quarterly Shipments for AMOLED Smartphone Displays, IHS Markit Says
Latest Research  
12/22/2016   Post a comment
Significant improvement in Chinese panel manufacturing technology offers domestic smartphone brands an alternative AMOLED supplier
The Driverless Supply Chain: Looking 5 Years into Logistics Future
Charles Edwards  
12/22/2016   Post a comment
Though it is inevitable, we cannot be certain when and at what rate logistics will be automated.
Continuing Education a Must for Supply Chain Professionals
Richard G. Weissman  
12/21/2016   Post a comment
There is just no excuse for not keeping up. Continuing education is available in many forms and from many sources.
25 Best Graduate Supply Chain Programs in North America
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/21/2016   Post a comment
Leading universities are offering something for every situation from those who want to be full-time students to those who want to study long distance or on evenings and weekends.
5 Strategies for Thriving in the Post-Lean Six Sigma Era
Charlie Chung  
12/20/2016   Post a comment
UPS suggests five ways to thrive in smart manufacturing.
AI Ethics Effort Starts at IEEE
Rick Merritt  
12/16/2016   Post a comment
The IEEE is seeking feedback on a broad initiative to develop ethical standards and best practices for designing systems with artificial intelligence.
IHS Markit Forecasts Quickening Demand for New TDDI Technology
Latest Research  
12/14/2016   Post a comment
TDDI demand has been increasingly rapidly since Q2, 2016, and is expected to increase from 50 million units in 2016 to 100 million units in 2017, an overall year-on-year increase of 200%, IHS Markit forecasts.
Customer Demand for Faster Service Reshapes Last-Mile Delivery
Logical Link  
12/12/2016   Post a comment
Today's business-to-consumer dynamics are in a sweet spot of change--and may have a big impact on business-to-consumer trends of the near future.
High Visibility Counteracts Supply Chain Drama
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/9/2016   (1) comment
A new infographic details how supply chain visibility can prevent unforeseen issues to become big calamities.
Trump Needs to Embrace Industrial Revolution
Pablo Valerio  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
Industrial jobs policy is important for many millions of Trump supporters, especially those who lost jobs when factories downsized or closed. But can Trump's U.S. really compete with Asia and Europe?
20 Best Tech-Based Toys Promise Big Holiday Hits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/5/2016   Post a comment
This slideshow offers a quick look at how electronics are powering and enabling the coolest new toys for the holiday season, from drones and robots to STEM teaching toys.
Championing Staff Development in the Age of Lean
Richard G. Weissman  
11/30/2016   Post a comment
Employee training and development have become victims of shifting business conditions.
Get More Out of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
While conversations about digital supply chains are pervasive, many executives and supply chain teams are not sure how to scale their initiatives beyond piecemeal tools. The decisions made now have the potential to impact the future of business.
University Research Affirms Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays
Gary Hilson  
11/21/2016   Post a comment
There’s lots of low hanging fruit for supply chains looking to improve delivery and reduce variability, according to corporate-sponsored research conducted by the University of North Texas.
Shift Happens: RFQ Management Gets Beyond Spreadsheets
Alex Peron  
11/21/2016   (1) comment
For years, companies have interacted with their suppliers using spreadsheets and email creating siloed communication channels. Today's complex supply chains demand something more.
10 Ways to Woo Supply Chain Talent
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
Let people know that supply chain and logistics offer some great opportunities for a fulfilling career. It's time to close the talent gap.
SOLAS Update: Full Enforcement Begins
Eric Geerts  
11/10/2016   Post a comment
Enforcement of a SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement amendment has begun. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has implemented the rule, which requires that containers and their contents are weighed prior tobeing loaded on a vessel.
Chip Forecast Rises Through 2017
Rick Merritt  
11/7/2016   Post a comment
International Business Strategies updated its semiconductor forecast to growth through 2017, in part due to rising memory prices and sales.
Thank Goodness for Makers
Max Maxfield  
11/3/2016   Post a comment
Did you ever fear that hobby electronics was fading away, and were you surprised by the emergence of the Maker Movement?
Brian Cornell, Mindy Grossman, Uri Minkoff & Devin Wenig Among Headliners At Shoptalk 2017
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
150+ Speakers - 50% CEOs - Now Confirmed for Second Shoptalk Event f or Critical Industry Dialogue on Digital Transformation of Retail & Ecommerce
Dangerous Revelation: Survey Shows Hazmat Transport Pros Lack Confidence That Supply Chain Meets Compliance Rules
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11/2/2016   Post a comment
Many New, Complex Regs, Lack of C-Suite Focus Present Challenges
U.S. Convenes Chip Study Group
Rick Merritt  
11/1/2016   Post a comment
The Obama administration convened top semiconductor executives to make recommendations on what the sector needs to deal with threats from China and a slowing Moore’s law.
Procurement Faces at Digital Tipping Point
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/28/2016   (2) comments
Technology trends are creating a new tipping point for procurement, in addition to offering new ways for the function to prove its worth.




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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.