Posts posted in June 2014
Robotics: EU Launches $3.9B Initiative
Pablo Valerio 6/30/2014 (6) comments
The European Union believes the worldwide market for robotics will grow from US$30 billion (€22 billion) this year to $83 billion (€60 billion) by 2020. The Commission wants Europe to have a leading role developing new robotic products and technologies.
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.
9 Secrets of Good Online Video Interviews
Mark Shapiro 6/27/2014 (22) comments
In the past, meetings happened in meeting rooms, and sometimes on a phone call. Now, there's a new venue of choice: video. Video Skype, Google Hangouts, and others provide a great tool to create video interviews... when used strategically.
China’s Auto Industry in 2050
Andrew Macleod 6/26/2014 (12) comments
China has about 170 carmakers today, most of which produce fewer than 10,000 vehicles a year. That is unsustainable. Here's my prediction of what the Chinese auto industry might look like in 2050.
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.
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.
The Future Is Demand Segmentation
Todd Ferguson 6/18/2014 (1) comment
The value of good customer service has long been known, but in light of the recent global economic downturn, with fast-evolving technology and changing consumer habits, organizations need to become more focused on how to respond to their customers, not just now, but five, 10, and 15 years from now. The answer lies in demand segmentation.
Analog Engineers: Too Few or Too Many?
Karen Field 6/17/2014 (2) comments
Engineering students have been encouraged for years to focus on digital electronics. Now many analog mixed-signal design jobs are staying open longer or simply going unfilled, while some senior analog designers can't find work.
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.
Know Cost & Options Before You Design SoC
Junko Yoshida 6/10/2014 (1) comment
eSilicon launches new web-based tools letting IC designers explore design and delivery options before they start designing new SoCs. It's equivalent to what Kayak is to consumers when travel shopping.
Same-Day Delivery: Hope for the Non-Amazons
Frank Cavallaro 6/10/2014 (6) comments
On the surface, it may seem impossible for brick-and-mortar stores to compete with online giants like Amazon, but some analysts maintain there is hope for a brighter future if they can only capitalize on certain advantages.
Automotive Electronics: A Future Road to Be Well Traveled
Steve Taranovich 6/9/2014 (1) comment
Autonomous vehicles, integrated safety features, Flat Panel Display Link, engine start/stop systems, and so many more design ideas abound for the automobile of the near future to enhance our driving and entertainment experience beyond Henry Ford's wildest dreams.
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.
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.
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!