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Moore's Law: Dead or Alive
R. Colin Johnson  
4/18/2015   Post a comment
Moore's law is still alive and kicking after 50 years, but here are the technologies that are busting and boosting it in the 21st century.
Moore from the Archives
Susan Rambo  
4/17/2015   Post a comment
Moore's law at age 50 continues to be viable but for how long? Here's a look into EE Time's archives, including a link to what Gordon Moore thought of his own law's chances for longevity.
Is the Death of the PC Industry Exaggerated?
Jim O'Reilly  
4/16/2015   Post a comment
The death knell has been sounding for the PC industry for some time now. A look at tech trends reveals whether the current industry is breathing its last.
How Tesla Disrupts the Auto Infotainment Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
4/15/2015   Post a comment
Instead of relying on traditional tier-1 suppliers to design and make the Model S’ infotainment system, Tesla did much of the design work itself while outsourcing the production to contract manufacturing firms.
Upcoming FIRST Championship Lets STEM-Gifted Youngsters Showcase Automation Inventiveness
EBN Newswire  
4/14/2015   Post a comment
Upcoming FIRST Championship an opportunity for STEM-gifted young people to showcase their inventiveness, learn about potential career paths in automation.
Women in Manufacturing: Building a Path the Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/14/2015   (2) comments
A new study looks at the gender gap in the manufacturing sector--and suggests some ways of glosing that gap.
Golden Star Acquires Rights for North American Drones
EBN Newswire  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
Golden Star Enterprises Ltd. reports that the Company has acquired 100% of the licensing rights for manufacturing and distribution of North American Drones Enterprise Inc.'s (NAD) branded line of drone products.
Loftware Releases Spectrum 2.5.3 Enterprise Labeling Solution
EBN Newswire  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
New labeling design solution offers enhanced design experience, increased print performance and robust configurability features.
Optimization Reigns in Today's Conveyors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/10/2015   (1) comment
Conveyor systems have evolved in ways designed to enhance electronics manufacturing. This infographic traces that evolution.
Chemical Labeling Simplified
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) criteria or Globally Harmonized System (GHS) come into effect on June 1, so it's time to learn about the basics of the labelling rules.
Smart Homes Smell the Coffee
Rick Merritt  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Withings announced a smart home monitor with an air-quality sensor from AMS, the first of many such Internet of Things systems to come.
Putting the Supply Chain First
Donna Fritz  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Why it’s important for mid-market companies to improve their supply chain technology ahead of ERP upgrades.
The Vertical Advantage: CRM & the Electronics Industry
Chanan Greenberg  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor and component makers can capture growth through smart use of CRM.
Robots Assemble in Silicon Valley
Rick Merritt  
4/7/2015   Post a comment
The regional First Robotics competition in Silicon Valley drew hundreds of young people pumped up for the program that drives a love for engineering.
Mobile Applications Bring Flexibility for Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
4/7/2015   Post a comment
Mobile applications can create more flexibility for supply chain manufacturing businesses.
Uncovering Savings in Transportation Operations
EBN Newswire  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
Paragon Software Systems’ Routing & Scheduling Solutions offer more savings than just reducing fuel usage.
Savi Now Mobile App Unleashes the Power of Smartphone Sensors & Feeds the Intelligent Supply Chain
EBN Newswire  
4/1/2015   Post a comment
Savi Now mobile app adds billions of potential “sensors” to help improve supply chain visibility and predictability.
The U.S. Nanotechnology Challenge
At the Source  
4/1/2015   (5) comments
Nanotechnology is going manstream and electronics manufacturers need to consider how these advances will affect new products, innovation, and the supply chain.
Mothers of Innovation: 12 Women Engineers and Scientists to Know
Suzanne Deffree  
3/30/2015   (6) comments
Here are 12 women engineers and scientists who many likely will not know but should for their significant contributions to engineering, science, technology and mathematics.
Get the Most Out of Your Transportation Management System
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2015   Post a comment
Ajesh Kapoor of GT Nexus spoke to EBN about what to ask of a TMS solution in today’s highly globalized era and how to get the most out of it.
Customizing Electronics While Maintaining Profitability
John Boucher  
3/24/2015   Post a comment
Electronics customization is on the rise, but must be done properly in a way that doesn’t destroy profitability.
PCB Buyers: You Don’t Have to Put Up with Little Plastic Bags
Michael Allen  
3/23/2015   (3) comments
Buying PCB assemblies in custom-formed ESD trays protects your boards, reduces waste, and saves you time and money.
Industrial IoT Drives Microsemi-Vitesse Merger
Junko Yoshida  
3/20/2015   Post a comment
Microsemi Corp. will acquire Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. for $389 million to focus on “communications semiconductors.” On horizon is the MIPS vs. ARM conflict as the two companies use two diverging processor cores of their product lines.
5 Reasons Apple is Set to Create a Car Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
3/17/2015   (1) comment
Rumor has it that Apple may well try to take a slice of the automotive market with an offering in the not-to-distant future. Here's a look at that the electronics OEM has going for it in this new market.
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.
Smart Glasses Go To Work
Rick Merritt  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
Epson, Google, Sony and others are seeking traction for their smart glasses among business users, according to exhibitors at an event on wearable devices.
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.
Drones in Distribution: Counting Inventory
Puga Sankara  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
Is your distribution center ready to take advantage of drones? The days that drones will be used to count inventory may not be very 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.
VR is New Reality at GDC
Rick Merritt  
3/5/2015   (1) comment
Oculus, Sony, Google and an open source project showed virtual reality offerings at the Game Developer Conference where analyst Jon Peddie sized up the traditional games hardware market.
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?
Zycus Recognized as a Leader Again in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites
EBN Newswire  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
Zycus announced today that it has, once again, been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites.
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.
IoT Terrain Still Shifting
Rick Merritt  
2/27/2015   Post a comment
The Internet of Things continues to fragment with competing networks and frameworks from 6LoWPAN to Zigbee, Apple Homekit and Google’s Thread.
Semiconductor Innovation Yields Promise
Peter Gasperini  
2/27/2015   Post a comment
Some of the promising memory applications of past decades are being rethought and revamped to meet the evolving needs of the electronics indsutry.
Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?
Jim McGregor  
2/26/2015   Post a comment
Driving a smartphone gives rise other issues — safety, security, reliability, and ownership costs.
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.
Entering the Era of 3D Printed Electronics
Susan Fourtané  
2/24/2015   Post a comment
A new development in 3D printing and conductive inks make 3D printed electronics a reality that will revolutionize electronics manufacturing starting this year.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Laura Dearborn Sterns, Cisco
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/23/2015   Post a comment
Millenial worker Laura Dearborn Stearns is making a name for herself in the electronics supply chain for her big data expertise. We asked her to give us her take on the industry.
10 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Trends Fueled by IoT
Logical Link  
2/23/2015   (4) comments
The IoT revolution is stretching to touch all sorts of new areas, and the net of that is that electronics manufacturing will never be the same.
Microsoft, Google Beat Humans at Image Recognition
R. Colin Johnson  
2/19/2015   Post a comment
The world's first algorithm to classify images more accurately than humans is claimed by Microsoft.
H-1B Overhaul Increases U.S. Dependence on Skilled Foreign Workers
At the Source  
2/16/2015   (4) comments
High tech OEMs are looking for skilled workers from all over the world. New H-1B visa guidelines offer an opportunity to bring in a wealth of new talent.
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!"
New Lithium Battery Regs May Stymie Electronics Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/12/2015   (2) comments
New Department of Transportation rules around shipping lithium batteries is changing the ways electronics OEMs ship products.
The Information Age & the Shift in Consumerism
Ron Guido  
2/11/2015   Post a comment
Life in general, and business in particular, are all about moving information and doing it quickly. Electronics retailers, distributors, and OEMs need to understand that information shift is happening--and learn to work with it.
Elemica Discusses Global Supply Chain Visibility at TAG
EBN Newswire  
2/10/2015   Post a comment
Elemica VP Cindi Hane says visibility is key driver for effective supply chain improvement strategy.
What the Apple Watch Means for the Industry
Sagar Jethani  
2/9/2015   Post a comment
The introduction of the Apple Watch engendered a lot of industry talk. Now that some time has passed, it's time to look at whether this new product introduction signaled the entry of wearables into the mainstream and a boon for electronics designers.
4 Places to Start Cloud-Based Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2015   Post a comment
Although in its infancy, cloud-based supply chain systems offer clear benefits if implemented correctly
BMW's Software Security Patch A Sign Of Things To Come
Kelly Jackson Higgins  
2/5/2015   Post a comment
BMW takes a proactive approach, using HTTPS for encrypted mobile communications.
Cloud-Based Supply Chain Faces Scrutiny
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/5/2015   (3) comments
We spoke to Vasu Rajagopolan, head of supply chain and transportation for Xchanging to get his take on some of the issues around cloud computing and the supply chain.
Security Concerns Mount as Wearables Enter Healthcare
Bruce Gain  
2/5/2015   Post a comment
Wearables are going to be a huge and growing market, but supply chain pros need to start considering the security implications and looking at ways of securing personal health information.
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.
3D Printing Reshapes Automotive Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
2/4/2015   Post a comment
3D printing is helping auto manufacturers increase proximity and flexiblity and decrease waste. Can similar improvements for other sectors in the electronics indsutry be far behind?
A Guide to the Core Components of Supply Chain Management
Ken Fordyce  
2/3/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain planning can be broken down into a hanful of activities. This handy guide offers a quick glance into the basics.
10 Must Haves for Effective Tech Standards
Suzanne Deffree  
1/30/2015   Post a comment
Synopsys' Karen Bartleson discusses the sometimes unwelcome standards process and how engineers are can benefit from participation in it.
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.
SnapEDA Joins Octopart’s Common Parts Library to Fuel Electronic Design
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
Partnership Helps Designers Bring Connected Devices to Market Faster With Free CAD Libraries
3 Demand Forecast Practices to Make Customers Happy
Bud Schultz  
1/22/2015   Post a comment
Demand forecasting is a matter of implementing the right technology, gathering the right informaiton, and applying it in ways that help customers.
The Spillover from Wearables to Med Tech
Logical Link  
1/22/2015   Post a comment
Medical technology promises to be big business and OEMs and designers need to take notice and plan accordingly.
Mobile Payments To Be Hot Topic at Mobile World Congress 2015
Pablo Valerio  
1/21/2015   Post a comment
NFC mobile payments will be hot at Mobile World Congress in March. Since Apple Pay launched, every US bank wants in and the market in Europe is ready.
Smartphones for the Blind
Ariella Brown  
1/16/2015   Post a comment
For the visually impaired, the empowerment offered by suitably equipped smartphones provides more than convenience -- it represents independence!
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.
Simple, Clever Tools Ease Teardown and Test
Bill Schweber  
1/15/2015   Post a comment
Expensive electronic test equipment is a bit nice and needed, but there's a joy to seeing clever fixtures and tools that also make test, assembly, and disassembly easier and cleaner.
M&A Prediction: IoT Will Continue to Drive Activity in 2015
TechMergers  
1/14/2015   Post a comment
In 2014, a handful of notable acquistions of Internet of Things technology companies. In the coming year, that trend will only continue.
Drone Deliveries: The Way Future Products Will Be Shipped?
Logical Link  
1/14/2015   (1) comment
Just in time delivery has become the reality in the supply chain. Now, we're wondering if drones might be a part of the next phase of JIT best practices.
Eco-Friendly Electronics of the Future Will Be Designed to Disappear
Amy Norcross  
1/13/2015   Post a comment
Researchers are working toward the creation of electronic components that are degradable, opening up possibilities in the fight against electronic waste and even the shadowy world of espionage.
A Crouching Tiger & Slackening Dragon Teach a Roaring Lion Macroeconomics
Apek Mulay  
1/13/2015   Post a comment
As India tries to capture loyalty from semiconductor makers and other high-tech manufacturers, it should look to the past and lessons learned by China and Ireland when they trod a similar path.
5 Biggest Industrial Concerns for the 2015 Supply Chain
Mathieu Guerville  
1/12/2015   Post a comment
In manufacturing facilties worldwide, these will be the hottest topics of conversation around making things better.
IoT: Collaborate or Else, Says Samsung CEO
Junko Yoshida  
1/9/2015   (6) comments
Samsung Electronics CEO BK Yoon, in his keynote at CES, made a passionate pitch to “unlock the infinite possibilities of the Internet of Things,” while suggesting that the industry fall in line behind Samsung’s leadership.
2014 Marks Global Shift to Cloud-Based Procure-to-Pay Solutions
EBN Newswire  
1/8/2015   Post a comment
Tradeshift closes 2014 with year-over-year network transaction growth of 600%
Consumerization May Put Wearables in the Warehouse
Puga Sankara  
1/8/2015   (5) comments
Rugged wearables haven’t kept up with consumer devices in technology advancements. Here is a rugged alternative that brings the best of both worlds together.
Esker Acquires CalvaEDI & Strengthens Its Position in Electronic Data Exchange (EDI)
EBN Newswire  
1/7/2015   Post a comment
Esker, a worldwide leader in document process automation solutions and pioneer in cloud computing, announces the acquisition of CalvaEDI
Global Semiconductor Sales in November Outpace 2013 Totals
Latest Research  
1/7/2015   Post a comment
November sales increase 9.1 percent compared to last year, decline slightly compared to last month.
Technology Roadblocks on the Supply Chain Highway
Mathieu Guerville  
1/7/2015   (3) comments
Technology can streamline supply chain activites, but organizations need to clear away the roadblocks.
In Memory of John Haslet Hall, Intersil Co-Founder
Steve Taranovich  
1/6/2015   Post a comment
Quite unnoticed by the electronics industry and without much tribute, John H. Hall passed away on October 30, 2014.
Organic Electronics: A Market Growing Wild
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/2/2015   (13) comments
Organic electronics promise to take certain applications by storm very soon. Here's a look, in pictures, at the potential of this emerging market.
IoT in Protocol War, Says Startup
Rick Merritt  
12/31/2014   (2) comments
The Internet of Things is enmeshed in a war of protocols in which Zigbee's future appears dim, says the CTO of Enlighted, a building controls startup.
Internet of Things: Engineering for Everyone
Dan Radic  
12/30/2014   (11) comments
The emergence of open-source development platforms, developed and maintained by dedicated volunteers, has effectively raised the level of abstraction to a point where non-experts can now use these platforms.
WiFi to Switch on IoT Appliances
Rick Merritt  
12/29/2014   (7) comments
Electrolux says it is one of several white good makers about to roll out smart appliances using WiFi, Linux, and AllJoyn to connect with the cloud and each other.
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.
The Story of Connectivity Told by a Christmas Tree
Frank Cavallaro  
12/23/2014   (2) comments
A wireless Christmas tree encapsulates the increased presence of the Internet of Things in our everyday lives.
Understanding Data Security in the IoT
Christian DeFeo  
12/22/2014   (1) comment
As the IoT enters the mainstream, data security has to move to the top of the list for engineers, designers, and supply chain pros.
Tradeshift Waives Development Fees for Companies That Build Apps Supporting the Principles of a Circular Economy
EBN Newswire  
12/19/2014   Post a comment
Tradeshift has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Circular Economy Awards in the Digital Disruption category.
Avnet Electronics Marketing: Market & Technology Trends December 2014
Latest Research  
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.
10 STEM Holiday Gifts for Kids
Suzanne Deffree  
12/19/2014   (10) comments
Give the gift of geek this holiday season to the children in your life with these science, technology, engineering, and math goodies for kids.
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.
Make in India Taking Vision to Reality for Indian Semiconductor Manufacturing
Apek Mulay  
12/17/2014   (11) comments
India's Make in India push has resulted in two new semicondcutor fabs in the country. It's a good start, but the country will have to move carefully to ensure economic success.
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.
Apple & GT Advanced: Working With a Hot OEM, Suppliers Sometimes Get Burned
Tam Harbert  
12/15/2014   (3) comments
When Apple tapped GT Advanced Technologies to provide synthetic sapphire for its displays, it seemed like a dream come true. The relationship ended in a flameout -- a contentious and highly publicized divorce.
Stop! Recycle Those Old Batteries!
Max Maxfield  
12/12/2014   (10) comments
Around 3 billion batteries are discarded in the United States each year, releasing all sorts of unpleasant substances -- including mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel -- into the environment.
DARPA Offers Free Watson-Like Artificial Intelligence
R. Colin Johnson  
12/11/2014   Post a comment
DeepDive is a free version of IBM's Watson, developed in the same Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program, but it is being made available free and open-source.
8 Places Wireless Charging Is Hitting Mainstream
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/11/2014   (13) comments
Soon wireless charging will be one of those "how did we ever live without it" technologies. Today, applications are cropping up everywhere.
Do P-Cards Really Benefit Procurement Executives?
Priyanka Potdukhe  
12/10/2014   (3) comments
Procurement cards have some real benefits and some real downsides.
iPhone EarPod Packaging Misses the Design for Environment Boat
Pamela Gordon  
12/10/2014   (6) comments
Apple makes great products, as the popularity of all sorts of iDevices proves. The packaging, though, of the recently-released EarPods misses some basic Design for Environment principals.
Smart Panel Ponders AI's Future
Jessica Lipsky  
12/9/2014   (4) comments
Artificial intelligence is well on its way to entering the market by 2025, but it may look different than the public has imagined. AI could give systems the ability to talk to each other quickly and simply or to reason and make inferences.




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