The U.S. Nanotechnology Challenge

The federal government's plan to transition nanotechnology applications from the research and development (R&D) phase to full-scale manufacturing has hit a critical juncture. After spending more than $20 billion in nanotechnology research during the past 13 years, the federal government now finds itself struggling to develop a national strategy that will apply nanotechnology to the…

TE Connectivity’s Supply Chain Chief Shares Leadership Tips

To succeed, electronics manufacturers need to stay ahead of quickly accelerating technology trends. To find out how this acceleration in high-tech manufacturing is affecting TE Connectivity's supply chain planning, we interviewed Jim McDonald, vice president, supply chain for TE Connectivity. McDonald shared his observations on his company's supply chain challenges and offered advice on what…

Smart Watches: A Healthy Opportunity for OEMs

As the smart watch market evolves, and wearable technology becomes ubiquitous, it's inevitable that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will find a way to incorporate health-monitoring features into the latest products. Naturally, the design of any new smart watch must take into consideration those smartphone features that have become part of our everyday lives. These include…