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Open Source Hardware Benefits Procurement Practices
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/14/2019   Post a comment
The advent of processor options based the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) may delight electronics engineers and designers, but open-source hardware presents a number of opportunities for enhanced supply chain and procurement efforts as well.
Experts Advise on Avoiding Counterfeit Components
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/11/2019   (1) comment
In a recent webinar, SiliconExpert Market Insights: Counterfeit Risk & Mitigation Thought Leader Panel Discussion, industry thought leaders discussed and debated the path forward to combatting the increasingly large problem of counterfeit components.
China IC Production Forecast to Show a Strong 15% 2018-2023 CAGR
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2/8/2019   Post a comment
However, China’s indigenous IC production is still likely to fall far short of government targets.
Diverse Electronics Now an Authorized Distributor of Mean Well Power Supplies
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2/8/2019   Post a comment
Diverse Electronics has become an authorized distributor of Mean Well, a global leader in standard power supplies.
Nokia Sets Sights on Redemption
Junko Yoshida  
2/7/2019   Post a comment
In this Special Project, we tear down Nokia, examining its past and future. We explore what 5G and yet-to-be-defined 6G network infrastructure would look like. And more to the point, what does it mean to the industry and Nokia? Can Nokia redeem itself?
Future Electronics Now Carries Advanced PAN9026 Dual-Band Wireless Module from Panasonic
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2/1/2019   Post a comment
Panasonic’s PAN9026 series of dual-band wireless modules are highly compact and cost-effective.
Master Electronics & Samtec AnnounceGlobal Distribution Agreement
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2/1/2019   Post a comment
Master Electronics and Samtec announce a new strategic partnership.
No Silver Bullet for Electronics Counterfeiting - Yet
Barbara Jorgensen  
1/25/2019   (2) comments
The best minds in high-tech have been unable to overcome one of the industry’s most insidious challenges: counterfeit electronics.
Bluetooth and RF Antenna System-in-Package Modules from Insight SiP Now Available at Rutronik24
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1/24/2019   Post a comment
As one of the smallest fully integrated devices on the market, the new ISP1507-AL system-in-package modules offer complete solutions for implementing Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and ANT+ RF connections.
Sager Electronics Announces Immediate Availability of RRC2130 FlatPAQ Lithium-Ion Smart Battery Pack from RRC
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1/18/2019   Post a comment
Sager Electronics is now stocking RRC’s FlatPAQ lithium-ion smart battery pack.
Counterfeit Part Prevention Starts with Industry Standards
Megan R. Nichols  
1/17/2019   (1) comment
The problem of counterfeit electronics parts is nothing new, but industry standards are evolving to meet the demand for security and safety.
Master Electronics Adds Advanced Thermal Solutions to Line Card
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1/11/2019   (2) comments
Master Electronics adds Advanced Thermal Solutions to the line card.
Flash Memory Remains Primary Target for Capex Spending
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1/11/2019   Post a comment
2019 to be third year of greater than $25.0B in spending for flash, topping both DRAM, foundry.
Peerless Electronics & Altech Make Powerful Team
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1/8/2019   Post a comment
Manufacturer and supplier of industrial components and devices products to be distributed by Peerless Electronics
Batteries Move from Product to Service
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/7/2019   Post a comment
Global Technology Systems (GTS) is looking to shift that model from buying batteries to “as-a-service” support of the products, in hopes of giving OEMs a new way of interacting over time customers.
No Holiday Joy for Component Buyers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/28/2018   (1) comment
In the coming year, component shortages will continue to abound as new markets increase demands and stretch lead times.
Espionage, Trade Secrets & Antitrust Violations: A Real-Life DRAM Drama Unfolds
Eric Kennedy  
11/19/2018   (1) comment
The international commercial battle lines are being drawn with Micron and Jinhua acting as reluctant proxies for their respective nations in the escalating DRAM drama.
The Benefits of Environment-Controlled Logistics for Product Integrity
Paul Washicko  
10/4/2018   (1) comment
All transportation modes present environmental risks to shipments and the electronics industry is particular prone to this type of damage. Here's how technology can help.
DRAM Market Braces For Slower Growth
Latest Research  
10/3/2018   (1) comment
History suggests that DRAM ASP and market growth will soon trend downward; suppliers cautious and stand ready to adjust capex expansion plans.
Bosch's BMA400 Triaxial Accelerometers, Now Available from Mouser Electronics, Slash Current Consumption by 10x
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10/3/2018   Post a comment
Mouser s now stocking the ultra-low power BMA400 triaxial accelerometers from Bosch.
TDK-Lambda's DSP Series of AC-DC, DIN Rail Power Supplies Now Shipping from Sager Electronics
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10/3/2018   Post a comment
TDK-Lambda’s DSP Series of AC-DC, DIN Rail Power Supplies Now Shipping from Sager Electronics
Rutronik and Osram Expand Distribution Agreement to North American Market
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10/3/2018   (2) comments
Rutronik, Inc. and Osram Opto Semiconductors have expanded their distribution agreement to include the North American market, resulting in a fully global franchise agreement, effective October 1, 2018.
Good Things Come in Small Packages: A Capacitor Technology Update
Daniel West  
9/19/2018   Post a comment
Electronic components such as capacitors, resistors, diodes, and RF filters are getting smaller and better thanks to a number of scientific and technical advances.
Understand Supply Chain History or Be Doomed to Repeated Shortages
Barbara Jorgensen  
9/19/2018   (1) comment
The electronics supply chain has learned a lot since 2001, but somehow it ended up with another supply imbalance.
Vishay Intertechnology Diversifies as End-Markets Expand
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/10/2018   (1) comment
Known for specialized components, Vishay is enjoying the opportunity to sell to a broader audience in the face of demand that is outstripping supply.
Future Electronics Now Has Advanced Bluetooth 5.0 Modules from Microchip
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9/4/2018   Post a comment
Microchip’s Bluetooth 5 certified RN487x Bluetooth Low Energy module solution is specifically designed to take the complexity out of adding BLE to your application.
Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 14.9 Percent Year-to-Year in August
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9/2/2018   Post a comment
Global industry posts highest-ever monthly sales; year-to-year growth seen across all major semiconductor product categories and regional markets
Mitigate Direct Materials Risk in an Uncertain Market
Vishal Patel  
8/21/2018   Post a comment
The breadth of direct materials risks is broad. Here's a look at what OEMs need to be thinking about.
Summer School for Buyers: Mobile OLED Displays
YJ Kim  
8/16/2018   (2) comments
OLED displays are becoming increasingly commonplace, representing a market with huge upside potential.
ebm-papst's ACi4400 Series of Compact Fans Now Shipping from Sager Electronics
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8/13/2018   Post a comment
Sager is now stocking ebm-papst's ACi4400 Series GreenTech EC Compact Fans.
Electronic Shortages Bad & Getting Worse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/10/2018   (2) comments
Everything from capacitors to hard disk drives is in short supply. There’s no end in sight.
Summer School for Buyers: Technical Evolution of OLED DDIC
YJ Kim  
8/9/2018   (1) comment
OLED displays are becoming commonplace, particularly in smart phones. In order to understand where the technology is going, it's helpful to understand its history.
RFMW Ltd. Announces Distribution Agreement with SiTime
EBN Newswire  
8/6/2018   (1) comment
RFMW Ltd. announces a distribution agreement with SiTime, the market leader in MEMS timing.
Develop a Proactive Plan for Tight Supply Situations
Mike Neunfinger  
8/2/2018   (1) comment
The global supply chain finds itself under perpetually shifting needs. When product supply is tight, decision makers must be prepared to quickly make assessments and re-route resources.
Summer School for Buyers: OLED DDIC
YJ Kim  
8/2/2018   (1) comment
This week, in week two of our four-week summer school for buyers, we’ll have a primer on the drivers used with OLED displays.
Summer School for Buyers: OLED Displays
YJ Kim  
7/26/2018   Post a comment
It's summer and time to learn something new. Here's a quick recap of how Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology works and how the technology has and will evolve to help buyers get up to speed without getting an engineering degree.
International Power Supply-on-Chip (PwrSoC) Workshop in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Oct. 17-19, 2018: Registration Now Open
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7/25/2018   Post a comment
Uniquely spotlights technology and manufacturing advancement of miniaturization and integration of power conversion and power management solutions.
RFMW Ltd. Announces Distribution Agreement with Knowles Precision Devices
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7/18/2018   Post a comment
FMW Ltd. announced a distribution agreement with Knowles Precision Devices effective, 1st July 2018. Under the agreement, RFMW is franchised for worldwide marketing and sales of Knowles Precision Devices brands.
Semi Content in Electronic Systems Forecast to Reach 31.4% in 2018
Latest Research  
7/18/2018   (1) comment
Semi content to surpass 30% this year, smashing the previous record high set just last year.
Now at Mouser: STMicroelectronics' STM32H7 MCUs with Arm PSA Protection for Connected Devices
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7/17/2018   Post a comment
Now at Mouser: STMicroelectronics’ STM32H7 MCUs with Arm PSA Protection for Connected Devices.
TE Connectivity's Flex Grip Wire Connectors Now Shipping from Sager Electronics
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7/6/2018   Post a comment
Sager Electronics is now stocking TE Connectivity’s Flex Grip Wire Connectors.
Richardson Electronics and MS Power GmbH Sign Global Distribution Agreement
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6/28/2018   Post a comment
Richardson Electronics,announced today a new distribution agreement with MS Power GmbH, a leading manufacturer of bipolar semiconductor products.
Mouser Grows Line Card, Adds 25 New Suppliers in First Half of 2018
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6/28/2018   Post a comment
Mouser has added more than 25 new suppliers YTD to its already vast line card of over 700 suppliers.
Future Electronics Continues to Meet Customer Demand Despite Severe Worldwide Capacitor Shortage
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6/19/2018   Post a comment
Future Electronics has developed programs to support customers amid the unprecedented global shortage of capacitors.
Sager Electronics Expands with Sensata Technologies
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6/5/2018   Post a comment
Sager announces the addition of Sensata Technologies Pressure & Temperature products to their line card.
Automotive IC Market on Pace for Third Consecutive Record Growth Year
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6/5/2018   Post a comment
18.5% forecast increase in 2018 driven by systems monitoring and control, safety, ADAS, convenience, and growth of autonomous driving. Continued rise of memory ASP adds to growth.
Component Shortages May Stifle EMS, OEM Growth
Barbara Jorgensen  
5/29/2018   (2) comments
OEMs and electronic manufacturing services providers (EMS) are concerned their growth for 2018 could be hindered by their ability to get parts.
IQD Signs New Global Distributor Digi-Key Electronics
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5/23/2018   Post a comment
IQD Frequency Products are pleased to announce that they have signed a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Electronics
Semi Capex Forecast to Exceed $100B for the First Time in 2018
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5/23/2018   Post a comment
IC Insights raises its full-year spending growth forecast for this year from 8% to 14%.
10 Ways X-Ray Can Help Identify Counterfeit Parts
Bill Cardoso  
5/22/2018   (1) comment
Visual inspection is no longer enough as counterfeit electronic components get more sophisticated. X-ray provides an affordable and effective way to dig a little deeper into the authenticity of parts.
Thirteen Top-15 1Q18 Semi Suppliers Register Double-Digit Gains
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5/15/2018   Post a comment
Samsung extends its number one ranking and sales lead over Intel to 23%.
AVX Celebrates the Continuing Success of the ChemCam on NASA's Curiosity Rover, Which is Enabled in Part by 630 AVX Capacitors
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5/14/2018   Post a comment
AVX’s space-level, SRC9000 TBM Series ultralow-ESR, multianode tantalum capacitors have been powering the ChemCam laser module for nearly 2,100 sols & well more than half a million firings, contributing to many remarkable observations of the red planet
Automotive Semiconductors Open Stellar Opportunities
Susan Fourtané  
5/2/2018   (1) comment
New mobility trends are diversifying demand for automotive semiconductors opening new opportunities for semiconductor companies.
ERA Welcomes PUI as its Latest Distributor Member
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5/1/2018   Post a comment
The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) announced that PUI, an authorized distributor of electronic components, has joined ERA as a distributor member.
A State of the Hard Drive Address
Jim O'Reilly  
4/23/2018   (3) comments
Solid state drives are pushing hard disk drives into potentially being just a technology in our memories.
Break the Battery Hoarder Habit This Spring
EBN Newswire  
4/22/2018   (1) comment
Call2Recycle campaign educates and promotes responsible battery recycling
Component Shortages Define First Half of 2018...& Beyond
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/20/2018   (4) comments
Component shortages, which plagued the industry last year, are likely continue and even get worse.
Auto Makers Find a Million Reasons to Measure Defective Parts Per Billion in 2018
Michael Schuldenfrei  
4/17/2018   (1) comment
Whether in consumer electronics, autonomous cars, or IOT systems, every detail of the manufacturing process is becoming “mission-critical.” One small defect at any point in a supply chain can have colossal ramifications.
Embedded SIMs to Replace Standard SIM Cards & Secure IoT
Pablo Valerio  
3/22/2018   (1) comment
Currently, embedded SIMs (which enable OTA provisioning) are only used in Apple's iPads and high-end wearables. Soon they will appear in basic industrial and consumer IoT devices, replacing standard SIMs and M2M modules. Carriers, however, are still reluctant to use the technology in large IoT projects.
AAEON UP Squared Grove IoT Dev Kit, Now at Mouser, Brings Together Intel Processing and Arduino Simplicity
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3/14/2018   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the UP Squared Grove IoT Development Kit from AAEON.
R2 Certification in Brazil Sustains Re-Teck as Industry Leader in Global RSCM Solutions
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3/14/2018   Post a comment
R2:2013 certification reaffirms commitment to environmental and social responsibility
Crydom's World-Leading Solid State Relays Available from Sager Electronics
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2/27/2018   (1) comment
Sager Electronics announces immediate availability of the most popular solid state switching products from Crydom.
AVX is Presenting & Exhibiting at APEC 2018
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2/21/2018   Post a comment
In addition to presenting a case study on small stack capacitors in SMPS, AVX will promote its vast portfolio of high-reliability, harsh-environment, medium- & high-power component solutions, including: advanced ceramic, tantalum, & power film capacitors & supercapacitors
HP Announces 3D Printer for Full-Color Prototypes
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/6/2018   (2) comments
HP aims to put affordable 3D printing into the hands of small and mid-sized manufacturers who want to design and prototype.
Nearly 14 Million Pounds (6.3 million Kilograms) of Used Batteries Recycled in 2017
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1/24/2018   (1) comment
Consumer Engagement and Growing Environmental Awareness Drive Call2Recycle’s 22-Year Mission of Battery Recycling
Changing World Redefines After-Sales Service for OEMs
Anders Grudén  
1/11/2018   Post a comment
Manufacturers need to adapt to major social, demographic and economic trends, while still increasing customer satisfaction and improving financial performance. The best path forward is to redefine service.
Think Creatively About Passive Component Sourcing
Mary E. Shacklett  
1/4/2018   (1) comment
A looming shortage is attributable to how electronics companies are managing their inventories. Here's some steps you can take to avoid problems.
SMC Diode Solutions Inks Global Distribution Agreement with Avnet USI
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1/3/2018   Post a comment
SMC Diode Solutions voltage regulators, and die and wafer devices, today announced a global distribution agreement with Avnet USI.
Intel Takes On AI
Ariella Brown  
12/14/2017   Post a comment
Intel’s chief data scientist Bob RogersRlka about the company’s direction and the new possibilities opened up by machine learning, deep learning, and transfer learning.
4Q DRAM Sales Put Exclamation Point On An Amazing Year of Growth
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12/13/2017   Post a comment
Forecast for record quarterly DRAM sales of $21.1 billion, with 74% annual growth expected.
Hybrid Modules Create Next Chip Packaging Revolution
Jim O'Reilly  
12/4/2017   (1) comment
The industry is looking to new schemes to increase performance and use less power and hybrid modules may be just what the doctor ordered.
Capacitor Pricing Fixing Conspiracy: The Next Chapter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/6/2017   (2) comments
Another indictment, this time of Nippon Chemicon, adds to the list of capacitor makers implicated in a long-term price-fixing conspiracy.
IoT Boom Leads to Widespread Passive & Semi Component Shortages
Nicole DiGiose  
10/30/2017   Post a comment
From cars to coffee makers, the boom of Internet connected smart products is putting more electronic components into consumer products. As a result, shortages of electronic components, from resistors and capacitors to memory plaguing the industry and lead times for these devices are stretching out across the global supply chain.
Adafruit’s Tiny GEMMA M0 for Wearables Projects Now Shipping from Mouser Electronics
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10/6/2017   Post a comment
Mouser is now stocking the Adafruit GEMMA M0 development board. The latest generation of Adafruit’s GEMMA series of development boards,
Apple's Massive iPhone Launches Teach Demand Forecasting Lessons
Nick Foy  
10/5/2017   (5) comments
Apple, despite its affinity for releasing limited amounts of its highly demanded new devices to further stoke demand, offers an interesting example of the complexities associated with forecasting.
New BeagleBoard PocketBeagle, Shipping Now from Mouser, Offers BeagleBone Black Power in Tiny Footprint
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10/2/2017   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is now shipping the highly anticipated BeagleBoard PocketBeagle.
Sager Electronics Acquires Distribution & Supply Business of Power Sources Unlimited
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10/2/2017   Post a comment
ager Electronics announced that it has acquired the distribution and supply business of Power Sources Unlimited.
G2M Research Releases 2017 NVM Express Market Sizing Report
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10/2/2017   Post a comment
Predicts 2021 NVMe Market Size of $60 Billion with More Rapid Adoption of NVMe Technologies across a Variety of Segments than Previously Forecasted
Sun European Partners Acquires Switch Veteran C&K Holdings
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/25/2017   Post a comment
C&K announced that has been acquired by global private equity firm Sun European Partners.
Making the Affordability Case for Huge SSDs
Jim O'Reilly  
9/19/2017   (4) comments
All of a sudden, huge solid state drives are available, for a price. Even before prices go down, they may make sense in certain applications.
Future Electronics & Lumentum Sign America’s Distribution Agreement
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9/12/2017   Post a comment
Future Electronics today announced that it has signed an America’s distribution agreement with Lumentum.
Future Electronics Announces Availability of Microsemi’s AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service
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9/12/2017   Post a comment
Future Electronics has announced immediate availability of the Microsemi AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS).
Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Explore How Augmented Reality Can Help Build Smarter Cities in New Video Series
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9/12/2017   Post a comment
– Mouser Electronics along with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today released a new video in the Shaping Smarter Cities series, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Togethe program.
KLA-Tencor Introduces Five Patterning Control Systems for Sub-7nm IC Manufacturing
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9/12/2017   Post a comment
Process Control at the Source Accelerates Integration of Multi-Patterning Technologies and EUV Lithography
Resistors in Short Supply: Blame Cars
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/7/2017   (1) comment
Lead times on resistors are stretching out, which make make things hard for electronics OEMs.
The HP Garage: An Armchair Travelers Guide to Where the Innovation Began
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2017   (7) comments
Take a private tour in pictures of where technology giant began, in a tiny garage in Palo Alto, CA.
Foxconn Gen 10+ LCD Display Manufacturing Highlights Yield Management Challenges with Large-Screen TVs
Shulik Leshem  
8/28/2017   Post a comment
What Foxconn’s newly announced Wisconsin LCD display fab reveals about consumers’ TV purchasing trends and suppliers’ manufacturing imperatives.
ECIA Executive Conference Program Theme: "Not the Same Old Shift"
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8/24/2017   Post a comment
The ECIA Executive Conference planning committee is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its flagship event at the Lowes Chicago-O'hare Hotel on October 22-24, 2017.
Microchip Extends Custom Programming Service to Include AVR and SAM Microcontrollers
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8/22/2017   Post a comment
Manufacturer-Direct Programming is Now Available for More Than 30 AVR and SAM MCU Families Through microchipDIRECT
IoT Chips: A Look at a Valuable Trend for Semiconductors
Sachin Garg  
8/7/2017   Post a comment
Increased research and development (R&D) in the field of IoT in terms of new and improved technologies and the increasing need for improved lifestyle are the two crucial factors driving the IoT chip market.
Flexible Electronics Give OEMs Room to Move
Susan Fourtané  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
New materials and innovative new technologies bring a future of flexibility to the electronics supply chain.
Cheaper & Smaller Li-Ion Batteries Build Thinner, More Powerful Devices
Pablo Valerio  
8/2/2017   Post a comment
New batteries increasingly offer the same capacity in a smaller footprint, and prices are dropping. OEMs are now looking to leverage the improvements to build smaller, lighter mobile devices.
Apple Rival Morphs into Screen Supplier
Ariella Brown  
8/1/2017   (2) comments
Apple is evolving it's screen technology and has partnered with traditional smartphone rival Samsung.
Wearables, Infotainment, Fitness Drive Microprocessor Sales
Swapnil Mali  
8/1/2017   Post a comment
Once dominated by PCs, the microprocessor is looking to new products, such zs Smart wearables, infotainments systems, and medical fitness devices, to drive growth,
Miniaturization Changes the Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
7/27/2017   (1) comment
New technology to support the microfabrication of next-generation semiconductors for IoT and AI essential for electronics and semiconductors supply chain.
450mm Consortium Doomed by Lack of Collaboration to Grow Economic Demand
Apek Mulay  
7/24/2017   Post a comment
The global semiconductor will need to embrace collaboration in order to move past a potential crisis in the global economy.

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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!
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.