|
Research
100 items
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) Launches MiR Finance - a "Robot as a Service" (RaaS) Leasing Program
EBN Newswire  
6/14/2019   Post a comment
New option lowers financial barriers for investing in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), enables immediate ROI and offers mobile robots at as little as $5.49 per hour.
Global Uncertainty Puts Resiliency in Focus
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/14/2019   Post a comment
The 2019 FM Global Resilience Index ranks 130 countries based on risk profile, a useful exercise for risk assessment needed for solid supply chain planning.
Robotics Drives Supply Chain Profits
Frank Cavallaro  
6/11/2019   (1) comment
Here’s why integrating automation into warehouses and logistical operations will determine the future profitability of supply chain companies.
Discovering the New World of Cross-Border E-Commerce
Kenneth Mayer  
6/10/2019   (1) comment
Cross-border sales may seem like an impossible task, but when you understand the tricks of making it work, the road is much easier.
Tariffs Continue to Stunt U.S. Manufacturing Growth
Barbara Jorgensen  
6/6/2019   (1) comment
The idea of tariffs on Mexico has U.S. manufacturers increasingly nervous--and it's showing as manufacturing growth slows month after month after month.
ECIA's Chief Analyst Dale Ford Pens Industry-Specific Report on Impact of Tariffs
EBN Newswire  
6/5/2019   Post a comment
ECIA has posted a report titled, 'Analysis of the US / China Escalating Trade War and Its Impact on the Electronics Components Supply Chain' by Dale Ford, ECIA's Chief Analyst.
Communications IC Market to Again Surpass Computer IC Market
Latest Research  
6/5/2019   Post a comment
Auto IC segment to show fastest future growth but still hold less than a 10% share in 2023.
Gartner Says Global Smartphone Sales Declined 2.7% in First Quarter of 2019
Latest Research  
5/28/2019   Post a comment
Huawei Secured No. 2 Spot Aided by Strong Performance in China
MFGWatch 2019 Delivers Insight into North American Manufacturing Ecosystem
Latest Research  
5/28/2019   Post a comment
Report Highlights Key Issues and Trends in 2018; Forecasts Outlook and Challenges for Manufacturers in 2019.
Intel Recaptures Number One Quarterly Semi Supplier Ranking from Samsung
Latest Research  
5/22/2019   Post a comment
After surpassing Samsung in 4Q18, Intel further extends its lead in 1Q19.
Reshoring Initiative 2018 Data Report: A Record 1,389 Companies Announce the Return of 145,000 Jobs
Latest Research  
5/22/2019   Post a comment
On-Demand Delivery of Racecar Parts for Renault F1 Team Driven by Expansion at Certified Jabil 3D Printing Facilities Worldwide
Wearable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market Size to hit $180bn by 2025
Latest Research  
5/13/2019   Post a comment
Wearable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market size is set to exceed USD 180 billion with over 1 billion units sold by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
New JDA & KPMG Survey Calls Artificial Intelligence Most Impactful Supply Chain Tech
Latest Research  
5/13/2019   Post a comment
Second annual survey reveals that real-time visibility is driving digital supply chain investments enabled by AI, ML and cognitive analytics.
Texas Instruments Widens Its Lead As World's Top Analog IC Supplier
Latest Research  
5/13/2019   Post a comment
TI’s 2018 analog sales rise to $10.8 billion; Infineon moves into third position, ST posts strongest annual increase as top-10 suppliers collectively account for 60% of total analog market.
ISM Semiannual Forecast Promises Revenue & Production Capacity Lifts
Gina Roos  
5/13/2019   Post a comment
Business growth looks good in 2019, according to ISM’s Spring 2019 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Rising revenues are hopeful despite tariff woes.
Component Shortages Continue to Abound
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/10/2019   Post a comment
Components of many types remain in short supply. However, there are a few bright notes in the dark cloud.
Cyber Insurance Comes to High-Tech Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/9/2019   (1) comment
Manufacturing industry experiences second-highest number of cyber attacks, but companies are not adequately prepared to prevent and protect against damages. Cyber insurance may be a good investment.
April Manufacturing Shows Soft Demand & Trade Slowdowns
Barbara Jorgensen  
5/7/2019   Post a comment
The manufacturing industry continues to grow but both trade indices fell into contraction territory for the first time in two years. Manufacturing executives point to the U.S./Mexico border, tariffs, and Brexit as potential long-term concerns.
Happy World IP Day!
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/26/2019   Post a comment
April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day. Let's celebrate.
"Earth Day" Mentality Here to Stay
Richard Howells  
4/22/2019   Post a comment
As climate change issues continue to dominate political and social conversations, it is important that “sustainability” becomes more than just a corporate buzzword, especially for the global electronics supply chain.
Getting Smart about Artificial Intelligence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/19/2019   (1) comment
Artificial intelligence (AI) promises huge benefits for manufacturing but almost every business is looking at ways to leverage the technology.
Diesel & The Future of Trucking
EBN Newswire  
4/17/2019   Post a comment
Continued innovations, increasing efficiency and lower emissions ensure a place for advanced diesel technology in the future.
Shrinking Inventories Create Supply Chain Pitfalls
Glenn Hitchcock  
4/16/2019   (1) comment
The current concerns about tariffs and the prospect of a weaker macro environment suggests the trend continues to be to drive inventories lower and, in our opinion, too low in some areas. Shortages may become the norm as the year progresses.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Manufacturing Market to See 40%+ Growth to Hit $16 billion by 2025
Latest Research  
4/12/2019   Post a comment
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Manufacturing Market to reach US$16 billion by 2025.
Sony Easily Maintains Its Number 1 Ranking in the Diverse O-S-D Market
Latest Research  
4/12/2019   Post a comment
Top-10 companies held 39% of the worldwide O-S-D market in 2018, the same level as in 2017.
EPD Coatings Market worth over $20bn by 2025
Latest Research  
4/12/2019   Post a comment
Electronic Protection Device Coatings Market size will surpass USD 20 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
Artificial Intelligence & X-Ray Vision are Superpowers
Bill Cardoso  
4/8/2019   Post a comment
We believe that AI, when combined with other technologies, can be more than a game changer and can result in superpowers.
Current State of Blockchain & Supply Chain: Promising but Challenging
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/5/2019   Post a comment
If the industry gets it right, blockchain has the potential to be a real asset for the supply chain. However, we're not there yet.
U.S. Factory Activity Gains Ground in March
Barbara Jorgensen  
4/4/2019   Post a comment
The nation’s leading manufacturing index, the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI, reports that manufacturing activity continues to rebound in March.
Global Motion Control & Motors Market Sees Record Growth in 2018
Latest Research  
4/1/2019   Post a comment
Stats show $3.827 billion in shipments in 2018, up 8 percent over 2017.
Tariffs: More Than a Political Strategy
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/1/2019   Post a comment
Although considered an astute political strategy, tariffs cause business headaches for electronics OEMs, as well as component makers, contract manufacturers, and distributors.
Tweaking Freight Delivery Patterns May Have Significant Environmental Benefits
Latest Research  
3/28/2019   Post a comment
Rensselaer faculty collecting data to inform strategies for “energy-efficient logistics”.
ECIA Reports CY18 Global Passive Sales Up 25.2% Compared to CY17
Latest Research  
3/25/2019   Post a comment
ECIA reports CY18 global passive sales (capacitors, inductors and resistors) up 25.2% in dollars and up 16.7% in units.
Cambashi Launches the Industrial IoT Charter Program
EBN Newswire  
3/25/2019   Post a comment
Members Benefit from Comprehensive Market Research to Guide Sales and Marketing Planning
xR in China Continues Strong Growth: HMD Revenues approach $1 Billion by 2023
Latest Research  
3/25/2019   Post a comment
Intense competition among vendors will be rewarded as consumer and enterprise use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality continue steady growth
New Insights into Raspberry Pi Market Emerge from Newark User Survey
Latest Research  
3/18/2019   Post a comment
Price and ease of use are the key reasons why makers and professional engineers choose Raspberry Pi.
Number of 300mm IC Wafer Fabs Expected to Reach 121 in 2019
Latest Research  
3/18/2019   Post a comment
Nine new 300mm wafer fabs scheduled to open in 2019, five of them in China.
Medical Electronics Market Size to Exceed $169 Bn by 2025
Latest Research  
3/18/2019   Post a comment
The Medical Electronics Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $73.3 billion to over $169 billion by 2025; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc.
EBN@C-Level: Component Shortages & Counterfeits Create Electronics Conundrum
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/13/2019   Post a comment
Product shortages are opening doors for electronic component counterfeiters, which creates huge supply chain risks. We sat down with an industry veteran to find out how OEMs can address the challenges.
Manufacturing Rate of Growth Drops Slightly in February
Barbara Jorgensen  
3/11/2019   (2) comments
After advancing in January, the nation’s leading factory index cooled down in February.
Jon Peddie Research's Market Watch Reports GPU Shipments Down in Q4'18 from Last Quarter
Latest Research  
3/6/2019   Post a comment
The PC GPU market decreased year-to-year by (3.3)%, sequentially GPU shipments decreased (2.6)%
97 IC Wafer Fabs Closed or Repurposed During Past 10 Years
Latest Research  
3/6/2019   Post a comment
90% of closures were ≤200mm wafer fabs; greatest number of closures in Japan.
Advances in Logic IC Process Technology Move Forward
Latest Research  
3/4/2019   Post a comment
Despite increasing development costs, IC manufacturers continue to make great strides.
Finding Certainty in an Uncertain 2019
Paul Romano  
3/1/2019   (1) comment
Supply chain disruptions resulting from mergers and acquisitions (M&As); the continuous push for electric vehicles; and the impending resurgence of cryptocurrency are on the horizon in the coming year.
Taiwan Maintains Largest Share of Global IC Wafer Fab Capacity
Latest Research  
2/21/2019   Post a comment
China shows biggest increase, nearly matching North America with 12.5% share in 2018.
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.
Maximized Product Uptime is the Future & the Future is Now
Gary Brooks  
2/12/2019   (2) comments
Subscription-based services are now a part of manufacturing that are extending the supply chain. Electronics OEMs need to adapt or they will die.
New Research from Newark element14 Shows Growing Role of Hardware in Design Process for Internet of Things Solutions
EBN Newswire  
2/8/2019   Post a comment
Common Standards and Policies also identified as key to accelerating the benefits of IoT
China IC Production Forecast to Show a Strong 15% 2018-2023 CAGR
Latest Research  
2/8/2019   Post a comment
However, China’s indigenous IC production is still likely to fall far short of government targets.
Promising Year Ahead: CPO Role Evolves; Digitalization Generates New Jobs
Marcell Vollmer  
2/7/2019   (1) comment
2019 has the potential to be a great and even world-changing year, despite upheaval in certain sectors.
Overcoming the State of the Logistics Supply Chain Crunch
Mark Pluta  
2/6/2019   Post a comment
Lots of complexity and a huge driver shortage is making logistics in the electronics supply chain tricky. Technology, applied thoughtfully, can make all the difference.
Semiconductor Unit Shipments Exceeded 1 Trillion Devices in 2018
Latest Research  
1/24/2019   Post a comment
Semiconductor units forecast to increase 7% in 2019 with IC units rising 8%, O-S-D units growing 7%.
Boom: Top 10 CES Takeaways in the Age of Data
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
1/24/2019   (2) comments
CES offers a glimpse into the future of technology. If you didn't get to the show, this slideshow will give you a glimpse at some of the hottest trends for future.
Flash Memory Remains Primary Target for Capex Spending
Latest Research  
1/11/2019   Post a comment
2019 to be third year of greater than $25.0B in spending for flash, topping both DRAM, foundry.
U.S. Factory Index Falls to Historic Lows; Electronics Industry Hits the Brakes
Barbara Jorgensen  
1/9/2019   (2) comments
The Institute for Supply Management's PM, dropped to historic lows this month. Depending on the source material, this was the worst decline since 2008 or since 2014
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.
Makers Morph to Product Developers & Look for Help
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/21/2018   Post a comment
Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor technology experienced remarkable double-digit growth in 2018, yet security for IoT continues to be the greatest challenge for electronic product developers to overcome, according to new research from Avnet.
5 Drivers Accelerating Digital Transformation & Innovation
Courtney Ryan  
12/18/2018   (3) comments
Transformative digital technologies are poised to forever change how products are designed, made and delivered to customers around the world. There’s strong probability that the following five drivers will play critical roles.
Supply Chain Execs Anticipate Growth, Trade Hurdles in 2019
Barbara Jorgensen  
12/17/2018   (1) comment
U.S. supply executives are generally optimistic about the business environment next year. A majority of manufacturers also expect capital expenditures, capacity, and employment to grow next year.
Trust, Tablets, & Technology Top Consumer Demand List for Retailers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/13/2018   (1) comment
Consumer expectations are requiring retailers to boost their supply chain efficiency with technology.
GrandCanals Data Scientists Find FedEx 2017 Holiday Ship-By Dates Were Too Aggressive for Express Service & Too Conservative for Ground Service
Latest Research  
12/7/2018   Post a comment
Company launches AI-powered website at https://ai.grandcanals.com to help companies monitor similar ship-by predictions for 2018
10 Big Supply Chain Shifts for 2019
Barbara Jorgensen  
12/6/2018   (2) comments
As the supply chain moves from being a cost savings to being a strategic differentiator, organizations will shift the way it does supply chain work. Here's a look at IDCs top 10 trends for the supply chain in the coming year.
Factory Activity Rebounds After October Lull
Barbara Jorgensen  
12/5/2018   Post a comment
The news remains good: for more than two years, U.S. manufacturing has been in expansion mode.
Get to the Top-Tier of IoT Security
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/3/2018   Post a comment
More connected devices translate into a massive threat service that hackers can leverage to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and other threats.
Supply Chain Extends as AI & ML Enable Predictive Maintenance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/9/2018   (1) comment
OEMs aren't quite ready to abandon their traditional break fix model for equipment, but end users are pushing hard for servitization so the shift is on the horizon.
U.S. Product Demand & Manufacturing Expansion Hit Downward Spiral
Barbara Jorgensen  
11/7/2018   Post a comment
Trade tensions, transportation shortages, and decreased demand dogged U.S. manufacturers as domestic factory dipped for the sixth straight month . in a row, according to the PMI Index.
Social Messaging Platforms: Why Your Supply Chain Company Needs to Pay Attention
Frank Cavallaro  
11/6/2018   Post a comment
The increasing popularity of social messaging platforms means your business needs to consider how to incorporate them into marketing strategy.
Supply Chain Blockchain Builds Transparency & Trust
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/2/2018   (2) comments
Blockchain benefits to supply chain are clear: transparency, security, traceability and more. Here's a look at the current state of the technology.
How Reverse Logistics Helps Organizations Gear Up Servitization
Charles Rathmann  
10/31/2018   (4) comments
As more and more North American manufacturers realize revenue from servitization and end-of-life management, streamlining the aftermarket service value chain is quickly becoming a focus area to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Product-oriented organizations can no longer afford to neglect reverse logistics in this process—their next software investment will need to ensure profitable returns, an enhanced customer experience and regulatory compliance.
Software Supply Chain Risk Management: Enabling Resilience in National Critical Infrastructure
Joe Jarzombek  
10/29/2018   (1) comment
Organizations expanding the use of network-connectable devices need comprehensive software security initiatives to address weaknesses resulting from technological vulnerabilities and a lack of “cyber hygiene” (lack of caution) among those who develop and use software applications and software-reliant IoT devices.
Supply Chain Innovation Continues, But Slowly
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/19/2018   (1) comment
Organizations are optimistic about the promise of supply chain technology but implementation and adoption are slow.
25 Best Undergrad Supply Chain University Programs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/18/2018   Post a comment
Gartner compiled a list of the best and brightest programs for undergraduate supply chain studies.
Shortages & Price Hikes Leave Supply Chain in Disarray
Barbara Jorgensen  
10/8/2018   Post a comment
Despite expansion in the electronics industry, the headwinds of tariffs, component shortages and price hikes, are leaving the supply chain in disarray.
New Survey Shows 61% of Americans Prefer Products Made in America
Latest Research  
10/5/2018   (3) comments
Thomas released results from the “Manufacturing Perception Report.”
Spurred by Digital Transformation and Smart Technologies, Blockchain Revenues to Hit US$10.6 Billion by 2023
Latest Research  
10/3/2018   (1) comment
ABI Research forecasts over US$10.6 billion in software and services revenue for all combined markets globally by 2023.
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.
How OEMs Can Regain Control of Their Cash Conversion Cycle
Dennis Menefee  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
In a market defined by ever-extending payment terms, OEMs need to concentrate on where their cash conversion cycle can be crunched the most to save working capital.
6 Ways Automation Solutions Streamline Electronics Supply Chains
Steve Smith  
10/1/2018   Post a comment
Automation solutions essentially streamline supply chain operations, making them more efficient, faster, and less costly.
Catch the Boon of the WMS Domino Effect
Eric Allais  
9/27/2018   Post a comment
A WMS can have a positive ripple effect over an entire organization, from human resources to the C-suite. It’s time to make the domino effect work for your organization.
The Perils of Poor Accounting Information
Raef Lawson  
9/25/2018   (1) comment
Tremendous changes have taken place in the business environment during the past fifty years. Meanwhile, the managerial costing practices followed by many organizations today are little different than they were fifty years ago.
Major Technology Trends Affect Retail Supply Chains in 2018
Spencer Askew  
9/24/2018   (1) comment
A recent study reveals many of the challenges and opportunities present in the retail sector. As the industry gets more complex and demanding, retail organizations are making significant innovations to combat these changes and enable new chances for growth.
Climate & Supply Chain: Risk Versus Reward
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/21/2018   Post a comment
Climate change should top the list of concerns for global electronics OEMs.
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.
What Does Automation Mean for Supply Chain Marketing & Sales?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/18/2018   (6) comments
Automation can benefit sales and marketing for supply chain and logistics industries, driving efficiencies and increasing leads.
Keeping it All Running with IIoT: Visibility, Control, & Agility for Manufacturing
Srivats Ramaswami  
9/13/2018   (3) comments
The convergence of IIoT with advanced analytics, big data capabilities, and emerging technologies has opened a world of innovation, automation, and optimization opportunities for manufacturers worldwide.
Electronics Leads U.S. Manufacturing's Hot Streak
Barbara Jorgensen  
9/6/2018   Post a comment
The PMI is on the rise indicating a surge among U.S. manufacturers in the United States.
Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 14.9 Percent Year-to-Year in August
Latest Research  
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
TSMC WannaCry Infection Forces Shutdowns, Financial Losses
Christopher Morales  
8/27/2018   Post a comment
The recent TSMC virus disaster highlights the keen challenges of the modern manufacturing supply chain.
Risky Business
EBN Poll  
8/16/2018   (3) comments
Is risk on your radar?
Summer School for Buyers: Mobile OLED Displays
YJ Kim  
8/16/2018   (3) comments
OLED displays are becoming increasingly commonplace, representing a market with huge upside potential.
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.
Flatbed Truck Demand Spikes in the Market
Ed Moran  
8/9/2018   Post a comment
Truck shortages are likely to translate into delays if not properly managed. For manufacturers that could mean production halts and eroding customer satisfaction.
Blogging Adds Value to a Supply Chain Company
Frank Cavallaro  
8/7/2018   (1) comment
A company blog hosted on a website offers supply chain companies a long-lasting social media resource to attract customers on the B2B buying journey.
4 Best Practices to Drive Double-Digit OEM Growth
Vivek Joshi  
8/1/2018   (1) comment
Here are the four best practices to overall help service sales, marketing, and manufacturing leaders drive double digit growth in 2018.
Foil Thieves With a Smarter Way to Transport High-Value Electronics
Paul Washicko  
7/30/2018   Post a comment
Real-time insight into every shipment during its transit time is becoming critical to prevent damaged or lost products and improve on-time delivery.
25 Most Resilient High-Tech Supply Chains
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/19/2018   Post a comment
Particularly in the high-tech space, with its inherent volatility and global reach, resiliency is a key component of success. Here are the companies that are leading the charge in resiliency efforts.
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.
Automotive Advances Offer Big Win for Electronic Component Makers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/13/2018   Post a comment
As cars incorporate more sophisticated features, electronic component makers are the happy winners as demand for components rises.
Supply Chain Facing Supply, Tariff & Transportation Challenges
Barbara Jorgensen  
7/5/2018   Post a comment
U.S. manufacturing is growing robustly, but the picture isn't all rosy. Often, these companies are not able to get enough electronic components, some raw materials, and now, transportation to meet demand.




Twitter Feed
EBN Online Twitter Feed
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.