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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.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 4
Apek Mulay  
7/31/2014   (2) comments
Industry trends invariably affect the semiconductor industry -- but a macroeconomic lens puts things in a new perspective.
Skin-Like Stretchable Electronics Start With Molecules
Laurie Sullivan  
7/29/2014   (16) comments
Thin, stretchable electronic components may be only a decade away, according to researchers.
Consistency Concerns Loom Larger as Chips Get Smaller
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/15/2014   (4) comments
The demand for increasingly smaller devices drives the innovation in designing smaller processors. But at that small a scale, consistent performance can be tough to achieve.
Build a Trade Secret Bulwark, Block by Block
Craig Moss  
6/30/2014   (1) comment
A new framework for protecting trade secrets offers companies a practical, step-by-step guide, from asset inventory to risk analysis and protection measures.
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.
GreenPeak Posts New 'Small Data Versus Big Data' White Paper
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6/24/2014   Post a comment
GreenPeak Technologies has created a white paper that details how tiny bits of information collected from billions of devices will create a repository of information that will transform lives and generate new business sectors.
Live Chat 6/23: Smart Homes & Semiconductors
EBN Dialogue  
6/23/2014   (183) 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 impact the electronics industry.
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.
Infographic: Looking at the End of Life of Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2014   (4) comments
E-waste recycling is still underutilized. Let's look at the potential for doing better in the future.
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.
10 Robots You Don't Want to Mess With
Ann R. Thryft  
6/18/2014   (9) comments
The current crop of military robots includes small, tank-like unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs); more specialized types like large autonomous vehicles; and both large and small winged robots, one carrying its own fuel cell.
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.
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.
HackSpotter: Hot Rodding Your Bluetooth Headset
Lee H. Goldberg  
6/11/2014   (1) comment
When one of the earbuds on your LG HBS-700 series Bluetooth headset dies, don't toss it. Fix it. And while you've got it popped open, why not add theater-quality sound and extra battery life?
Avnet Electronics Marketing Opens Registration for X-Fest 2014 Technical Seminars
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6/11/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing announced registration is now open for X-fest 2014 technical workshops in North America and Europe
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.
E2open Acquires SERUS Corporation
EBN Newswire  
6/6/2014   Post a comment
E2open, with cloud solutions for collaborative planning across global trading networks, acquires SERUS, leader in supply chain management
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?
Smart Watches: A Healthy Opportunity for OEMs
At the Source  
6/4/2014   (2) comments
The smart watches of the near future promise to push the boundaries beyond simple time and data delivery as they move toward being true health trackers.
Transparency at the Cross Dock
Michael B. Lee  
6/4/2014   (2) comments
The cross dock has long been a critical tool for companies in the last mile of the supply chain. But today's increasingly fast-paced, high-complexity environment brings a new set of challenges.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Distributes Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ Haptic Motors
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas is now offering Samsung Electro-Mechanics' line of Linear Resonance Actuators.
Akros Silicons GreenEdge Products Strengthen Digi-Key's Power Management IC Portfolio
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation announced a global distribution agreement with Akros Silicon.
Avnet Technology Solutions Expands Distribution Agreement With VCE Into Latin America & Caribbean to Help Accelerate the Adoption of Vblock Systems
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Technology Solutions said it has been selected as a solutions distributor in Latin America and Caribbean for VCE.
SunLED Distribution Agreement Enhances Digi-Key's Commitment to Innovative Illumination
EBN Newswire  
6/3/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation announced a global distribution agreement with SunLED.
Model N Announces Vertical Sales Management Solution for Semiconductors & Component Manufacturers
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
Model N Inc. announced a new sales solution built on the Salesforce1 Platform for the semiconductor and component manufacturing industry.
MACOM Announces IP Licensing Program for GaN-on-Silicon Technology
EBN Newswire  
6/3/2014   Post a comment
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. announced an IP licensing program for Gallium Nitride on Silicon technology.
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.
Live Chat 5/29: Big Data & Security in the Supply Chain
EBN Dialogue  
5/29/2014   (89) comments
Join us for an EBN live chat on Thursday, May 29, at 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT) with Manmeet Singh, co-founder and CEO of Dataguise, a provider of big data security intelligence and protection solutions. We will discuss best-practices around data privacy protection in the big data world.
Software-Defined Storage Improves IC Time to Market
Mary E. Shacklett  
5/29/2014   Post a comment
Software-defined storage has hit the consciousness of the general public with the advent of IBM's Watson. Now, however, the same technology is being leverage to ensure IC production.
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.
Death, Injury & Supply Chain Security
Bruce Gain  
5/28/2014   (3) comments
With the evolution of the Internet of Things, the electronics industry needs to take a good hard look at managing security concerns.
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.
Harnessing the Creativity of the Crowd for Productive Innovation
Pierfrancesco Manenti  
5/27/2014   (5) comments
GE's first micro-factory may point to a new age of the cottage industry, but it won't end manufacturing as we know it.
Army to Big City: 3D Printing Reshapes the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/26/2014   (7) comments
More than just a geeky novelty, 3D printing has potential to streamline the supply chain. The US Army has already found some solid applications.
The Hackaday Prize
Steve Taranovich  
5/23/2014   (12) comments
The Hackaday Prize boasts the richest and most compelling prize pool ever available to hardware hackers, including a trip into space.
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.
Onshoring the Robots
Jim O'Reilly  
5/23/2014   (20) comments
With even giants like Foxconn aiming to go robot, why not put them closer to the consumer?
Startup Looks for Sunny Skies for Solar Charging
Susan Fourtané  
5/22/2014   (28) comments
For charging tablets or smartphones, now the sun is the limit as a new startup finds an innovative way to meet user demand for better charging technologies.
Product How-to: Smart Home Technology by GreenPeak Technologies
Steve Taranovich  
5/20/2014   (3) comments
The smart home is here today and is driven by the multiple system operators (MSOs) or the cable/phone companies.
Drone or Not, Speed Counts
Frank Cavallaro  
5/20/2014   (43) comments
Amazon has raised the bar for speedy deliveries, making the decision to outsource fulfillment to the right provider all the more crucial.
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.
The Oncoming Tide of E-Waste
Carole Mars  
5/8/2014   (17) comments
As we design more electronic devices and as these products hit the consumer stream, e-waste handling is going to become a critical issue.
April 2014 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business
EBN Newswire  
5/5/2014   Post a comment
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the 11th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business.
IPC PERM Council White Paper Examines Lead-Free Research Priorities
EBN Newswire  
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."
Building a Defense to Confound Counterfeiters
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5/2/2014  
Avnet Supply Chain Velocity March 2014 Issue
Choosing Transistors
James Bryant  
4/30/2014   (7) comments
There are tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands, of different types of discrete transistor, and there are almost always a few places in a system where a discrete transistor is necessary. Which do we choose, and why?
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.
Exploring the Procurement Tech Adoption Curve
Richard Waugh  
4/24/2014   Post a comment
Leading procurement organizations are capturing their edge through smart technology adoption.
Circuit Designs Using 6 Components or Less
Steve Taranovich  
4/23/2014   (4) comments
Many design architectures are needlessly complex and use more components (and more cost and board space) than is needed. Efficient design is good design practice.
Wearable Electronics to Drive Additional $70 Million in Battery Revenue During Next Four Years
Latest Research  
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).
3D Printing: Asking the Environmental Question
Logical Link  
4/21/2014   (9) comments
3D printing may be a boon for electronics designers, but this new technology gets a mixed environmental report card.
Closing the Gap Between Data & Usable Info
David Park  
4/21/2014   (11) comments
Semiconductor manufacturing creates huge amounts of data. Leveraged intelligently, all of this information can lead to much better business.
Semis & Supply Chain: Chip CEO Points to Disconnects
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2014   (8) comments
Supply chain practices may be linked to slowing growth in the semiconductor industry. Steve Sanghi, CEO of Microchip, weighs in.
Speeding Innovation in the Smart Tech World
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/2/2014   (9) comments
Flextronic CTO Erik Volkerink offers his vision of the future of smart electronics design.
Supply Chain Should Bank on Business Networks
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/1/2014   (2) comments
Increasingly, procurement is evolving as a strategic function within most manufacturing organizations. Business networks are evolving to connect the supply chain and give procurement the edge it needs.
The Changing Sound of the Drive
Pallab Chatterjee  
3/31/2014   (1) comment
Sound insulation in the cabin has been increasing, and so has the isolation from the sounds of driving. A trend to address the issue of what the car engine is doing is to play engine sound through the audio system of the car to the cabin.
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.
Digital Signage Lets Supply Chain Eye the Horizon
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/28/2014   (2) comments
Digital signage helps manufacturers inspire workers and increase productivity.
Live Chat 3/27: Finding the Procurement and Technology Sweet Spot
EBN Dialogue  
3/27/2014   (130) comments
Increasingly, choosing the right software and technology tools is critical to empowering procurement to realize strategic advantages. We've invited Richard Waugh, vice president, corporate development at Zycus, to talk about the company's recently released Pulse of Procurement study and to share his thoughts on technology's place in the supply chain. We'll be meeting at 2:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. PDT) on Thursday, March 27.
Top Performing Purchasing Orgs Make Tech Investments
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2014   (5) comments
Increasingly, procurement software and solutions will be a critical part of achieving excellent results, a new study finds.
Big Data: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Frank Cavallaro  
3/25/2014   (7) comments
When it comes to big data, bigger isn't always better. For a small to midsized company, starting small often makes more sense.
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.
Extended Supply Chain Requires Outward Vision
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/19/2014   (4) comments
When it comes to working in an extended supply chain, the average spreadsheet or EDI system simply isn't enough. It's time to look at how to collaborate with partners more efficiently.
Lidar Making Inroads Across Vehicle Product Lines
Pallab Chatterjee  
3/16/2014   (1) comment
Lidar technology is gaining traction in driver's safety and driver's assistance technology. Whether the high performance and reliability will be worth the price remains to be seen.
Planning the Internet of Things' Supply Chain
Logical Link  
3/14/2014   (40) comments
M2M and mobile devices are driving the Internet of Things trends, and by all accounts, it's going to be big.
Riding the AGV Trend
Frank Cavallaro  
3/11/2014   (16) comments
A new generation of AGVs is here. These new machines are going to make a big difference in distribution.
Supply Chain Management Leading in Revenue Through 2018
Susan Fourtané  
3/4/2014   (9) comments
The manufacturing sector will lead in big-data revenues, according to recent research.
Is Triboelectricity the Next Harvesting Source?
Bill Schweber  
3/2/2014   (9) comments
Static electricity has traditionally been a villain in electronics stories. Now, however, it's being harnessed for good.
Stretchable & Conformal Electronics for Peace of Mind
Nicole Faubert  
3/1/2014   (13) comments
Some of the latest stretchable electronics are bringing the Internet of Things to health and safety products and enabling a whole new world of medical and health monitoring, and not just for professional or Olympic athletes.
Modernizing the Supply Chain & Its Implications for Technology
Susan Fourtané  
2/27/2014   (9) comments
Supply chains will embrace modernization in 2014.
Building App Layer Security Into the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/24/2014   (15) comments
True supply chain security means more than installing a firewall. Too often, organizations forget to secure their supply chain apps, and that can cause big security gaps.
Smarter Life Challenge Inspires Home Control Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/20/2014   (14) comments
Newark element14 has announced the winners of its Smarter Life Challenge, and it raises a question: Couldn't our homes be smarter?
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.
EMS Partners Use Thermal Profiles to Improve Quality, Costs
Michael Allen  
2/11/2014   (17) comments
By adapting the solder process to each unique board design, rather than using a handful of "one-size-fits-most" thermal profiles, EMS partners can deliver higher yields and lower costs to OEM buyers.
Slideshow: DesignCon Hits 100G Targets
Rick Merritt  
2/5/2014   (2) comments
A tour of the show floor at DesignCon revealed boards, testers, and other enabling technologies for high-speed systems hitting 100G rates.
Getting Into Google's Headspace
Logical Link  
2/4/2014   (12) comments
Google has gotten plenty of attention as a technology company. However, there's every chance that in the not-too-distant future, this less-than-typical OEM will migrate to top-tier OEM status.
H-bridge: Black Box or Are Details Important?
Kevin C. Craig  
2/3/2014   (2) comments
Engineers need a thoroughly understanding of the H-bridge for model-based design and optimum system performance.
Moving to Open-Source PCB Design
Cliff Ortmeyer  
2/1/2014   (4) comments
Open-source PCB design is becoming a go-to for engineers who want to improve their efficiency and time to market by adopting designs.
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.
Superlens May Be Your Next Mobile Charging Technology
Carolyn Mathas  
1/26/2014   (18) comments
There's some new technology on the horizon for the important task of charging cellphones.
Profiles in Design: Eileen Bartholomew
Janine Love  
1/25/2014   Post a comment
Eileen Bartholomew, senior vice president at XPRIZE, has worked across the life sciences and healthcare industry, helping to launch medical products and services.
LEDing It Hang Out: The Downside of Higher Efficiency
Bill Schweber  
1/25/2014   (15) comments
The death knell is tolling for incandescent light bulbs. Perhaps it's time to fight to keep the technology alive.
Operational Resiliency: Moving From What to How
Logical Link  
1/24/2014   (12) comments
It's time to take the idea of supply chain resiliency from imagination to reality.
The Car of the Future
Brian Fuller  
1/18/2014   (6) comments
Automotive design is having a huge impact on the electronics industry.
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.
Robotics Revolutionizes Waste Recycling
Susan Fourtané  
1/6/2014   (18) comments
ZenRobotics creates a promising technology for waste sorting.
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.
Sports Should Adopt Real Technology
Ransom Stephens  
12/31/2013   (5) comments
Technology and sports -- should they be allowed to mix?
Readers’ Choice 2013: Apple Lessons, Chinese Counterfeiting, 4D Printing
Suzanne Deffree  
12/31/2013   (25) comments
EBN showcases its most-read 15 pieces of content as we review 2013.
The Automotive Electronics Revolution Is Here
Brian Fuller  
12/27/2013   (5) comments
Open standards are helping quicken the pace of automotive innovation and at the same time are giving OEMs and car manufacturers an opportunity to move their R&D dollars into new and exciting areas.
Pedestrian Dead Reckoning Enables Indoor Navigation Without WiFi
R. Colin Johnson  
12/24/2013   (5) comments
Sensor Platforms Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR) addition to its FreeMotion Library gives original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the means to enable indoor navigation, more detailed activity monitoring, sports/health applications, and a whole range of new location-based services.
Amazing Race Toward Autonomous Car Design
Junko Yoshida  
12/23/2013   (7) comments
Chip companies are finding 2014 a critical year to drive their technology into semi-autonomous car platforms, which are currently in development by a number of different carmakers.
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.
The 3D Printer Supplier Shakeout
Bruce Gain  
12/17/2013   (10) comments
Things are moving fast in the 3D printing markers. More changes are on the horizon.




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