Douglas Alexander has been working in the electronics R&D and manufacturing sectors for over 30 years. He developed and managed several departments at Digital Microwave Corp. (DMC), including Purchasing, Contract Management, Component Engineering, Documentation Control, Contract Manufacturing, and Prototype Assembly Operations. He also worked at Microsoft Corp.'s WebTV division as the founding manager of its Component Engineering department. He recently served at Transparent Video Systems as the Director of Engineering Operations and Logistics.

The Age of the Machines

How can the President of the United States promise more jobs in terms of percentages or numbers without qualifying those numbers by stipulating that robots, and not humans, may fill many of those positions? As we continue to advance technologically, an increasing number of robots are performing tasks that people once performed. With every new…

Save Money on Rentals With RFID

Radio frequency identification device technology can save money for companies concerned with the integrity of their supply chains. RFID tracking is a very common application that helps identify potential counterfeit parts through rules-based management. Essentially: Did the package enter, pass through, and exit the supply chain reader checkpoints at the right places, at the right…

22-Fold Rise Predicted for M2M Devices by 2016

Machine-to-machine communication — when sensors, cameras, and wireless technologies are used to monitor, analyze, and forward critical information to Internet-connected devices — is the key to thousands of market opportunities. There is an enormous opportunity for marketing to and through devices like smartphones and tablets. Add real-time sensing and data monitoring, and that mobile device…