CES Asia: ‘Zero Distance’ to Supply Chains
Junko Yoshida 5/27/2015 Post a comment
Conspicuously missing from CES Asia are big name consumer electronics brands -- even local companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The show, however, signals the region’s close proximity among product design, manufacturing and supply chains.
Smart Factories Meet AI
R. Colin Johnson 5/26/2015 Post a comment
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) has 47 years of experience in smart decision support, smart crowd control, the smart factory and more.
Is the Data Steward the New Data Police?
Frank Cavallaro 5/26/2015 Post a comment
Some business users are under the impression data stewards play dual roles, championing the organization’s data governance program while also using their position to crack down on anyone stepping out of line.
Design Visualization Is Advancing in the Plant
Rob Spiegel 5/25/2015 Post a comment
Advanced visualization can depict an entire plant in motion, while also detailing an individual workstation. Individual products can be rendered different for each discipline involved — marketing, engineering, or suppliers.
DARPA Robots Aim for Finish Line
R. Colin Johnson 5/14/2015 Post a comment
Next month 25 finalists will compete in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC) with a $3.5 million purse--$2 million for first place, $1 million for second place and $500,000 for third place.
Apple Watch: Build It & They Will Come… Or Will They?
Puga Sankara 5/13/2015 (4) comments
Apple Watch, one of the most anticipated and supposedly game-changing wearable in the tech industry has arrived. Unfortunately, it has not met Apple’s sales expectations, the reason behind the OEM's reluctance to release initial sales figures. Will it be a winner or a loser?
Microchip to Acquire Micrel
Susan Rambo 5/12/2015 Post a comment
Microcontroller and analog semiconductor company Microchip Technology Incorporated has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the analog semiconductor company Micrel for $14.00 per share--an acquisition price of $839 million.
New 3D Printing File Format Released
Ann R. Thryft 5/11/2015 Post a comment
Microsoft, HP, Dassault, and other industry heavyweights in 3D printing have launched a new 3DP file format, 3MF. The consortium says the spec will more fully describe a 3D model and will be interoperable with multiple applications, platforms, services, and printers.
The 10 Greatest Inventors of the Mid-20th Century
Rob Spiegel 5/1/2015 Post a comment
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
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!