William Murray 4/24/2014 (3) comments
The lithium-ion battery is a fact of modern life. Cellphones, laptops, cameras, tablets, and many other items take advantage of this convenience. Even so, we still read news ...
Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané 4/24/2014 (1) comment
Increasingly, supply chain managers are looking to automate their supply chain management (SCM) efforts in order to do more with less.
Richard Waugh
Richard Waugh 4/24/2014 (1) comment
Recently, I participated in an EBN Live Chat, and the wide-ranging discussion underlined for me the need for education and awareness on the benefits of technology adoption in procurement ...
Steve Taranovich
Steve Taranovich 4/23/2014 (8) comments
I recently came across a really unique book written by Thomas Scarborough. It is an anthology of small designs of six electronic components or less. Sometimes simplicity is all that is ...
Hailey Lynne McKeefry
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 4/23/2014 (8) comments
For a long time, the industry has been deep in conversation about the reporting requirements for the Securities and Exchange Commission's Dodd-Frank rules. Unfortunately, it's been just ...
Michael Allen
Michael Allen 4/23/2014 (7) comments
When you evaluate an electronic manufacturing services provider, look beyond the appearances of electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection efforts. Complete an audit.
Michael Allen
Beyond Smocks & Straps: Auditing ESD Protection  
Michael Allen   4/24/2014 6:36:41 PM
Total worldwide semiconductor revenue reached $315 billion in 2013, up 5 percent from 2012, according to Gartner, Inc.
Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending declined 11.5 percent in 2013, according to final results by Gartner.
Year-on-year sales growth was flat in February, but the book-to-bill ratio strengthened.
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.
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.
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.
New orders, employment and production growing, inventories growing, and supplier deliveries slowing.
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 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).
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. Parts Search

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