What a year 2013 was for the supply and design chains!
In this piece, EBN showcases its most-read 15 pieces of content as we review 2013. Apple surely grabbed the attention of readers this year, whether it was in anticipation of upcoming announcements, competition, or its impact on the supply chain, counterfeiting, logistics, 4D printing, and capacity also made supply and design chain folks take notice
Take a look back at 2013 — what the year brought and what your peers were reading and commenting on — with this collection of the 15 most-clicked-on pieces of EBN content.
- Apple’s Next Big Thing Will Be Huge
The next Apple product must be as stunning and market redefining as the iPhone to retain the company's magic.
- Forget Apple, Corning Has the Real News
If it hasn't made your technology news radar, it should have: Samsung is buying a share in Corning… and Apple should be concerned.
- New Ships Can Carry 22,000 Containers
Increasing carrying capacity with giant oceangoing freighters can reduce shipping cost per 20-foot container by as much as 40 percent.
- Apple’s Latest Supply Chain Headache: Foxconn
Reports are swirling that the consumer electronics giant has returned at least 5 million iPhones to its Chinese manufacturing partner.
- Fight Chinese Counterfeiting? Forget It
All the lobbying in the world won't stop Chinese counterfeiting, according to one semiconductor CEO.
- The Stigma of Chinese Brands
Americans, many of whom cannot name a Chinese brand, say they wouldn't knowingly buy Chinese products.
- Foundry Model Challenges Intel
Always known as a chip manufacturer, Intel is making moves into offering excess capacity to others. That may prove a challenging transition.
- Apple iPad: iThink iWon’t Upgrade
There aren't a lot of compelling reasons to upgrade from today's iPad — or other devices for that matter.
- Betting on Analytics as Supply Chain’s Next Big Thing
A necessary foundation for moving efficiently at real-time speed, supply-chain analytics is still very much at the beginning stages of development at many companies.
- Africa: The New China
IBM has been in Africa for more than 60 years, but last year it decided to get serious about the region.
- Can Samsung Overtake Apple in 2013?
Apple needs to look at Samsung and learn. How weird is that?
- GlobalFoundries Rumored to Get a Bite of Apple Chip Business
The stars seem to be aligning for the second largest foundry in the world to get the attention of Apple manufacturing.
- Jerry Fishman’s Lasting Legacy at Analog Devices
Analog Devices CEO Jerry Fishman died suddenly at the age of 67, but his legacy for ADI and the industry will linger
- 4D Printing & The Future of Manufacturing
4D printing will bring manufacturing to the next level. Let's talk about how the electronics sector might benefit.
- Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends for 201
From mobile device integration to 3D printing to smart machines and more, Gartner lays out its top 10 strategic technology trends for 2014, where savvy members of the electronics supply chain will see opportunities.
All of us here at EBN want to wish you a very happy New Year. Let us know in comments about what compelling topics are on your radar for 2014!