DNA Marking: What is the other Option?

The semiconductor industry and its supply chain partners would benefit from a collaborative effort with the government to develop a more comprehensive and effective anti-counterfeiting technology. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has already put in, at minimum, five full years of research to bettering the semiconductor supply chain and is willing to work side-by-side with the government…

Apriso Releases New QC Product

 Dassault Systèmes today announced general availability of the Apriso FlexNet Manufacturing Process Intelligence (MPI) 3.0 and Quality Intelligence Pack. This next generation operational intelligence product from Apriso, now a part of Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA brand, lets manufacturers better manage and execute quality programs, in real-time, to address today’s key production and quality management challenges.   “Nearly…

Jabil Buys SGI Plant to Secure Contract

Jabil Circuit Inc. has agreed to purchase Silicon Graphics International Corp.’s main manufacturing facility in the United States in addition to certain other assets as the two companies seal their previously announced outsourced production deal. Under the terms of the engagement, contract manufacturer Jabil will become the primary provider of outsourced manufacturing and supply chain…

Forget Re-shoring, China is still it

It’s easy to find evidence to convince anyone China will in future play a diminished role in the electronics manufacturing market. Don’t believe the hype. True, aside from regular supply chain challenges arising from its location and distance from main Western markets and other economic, geo-political and logistics issues, the country’s edge in production has…

E2open Gets ISO 27001

E2open, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, today announced that the company is the first dedicated, cloud-based supply chain Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor to achieve the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 27001:2005 Security Certification (ISO 27001). ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized standard for certifying…

America II Evolves ‘Blended’ Distribution

The distribution categories of yesteryear – catalog, specialty, broadline, independent, franchised – are no longer working for many in the channel. Longtime catalog distributor Digi-Key Corp., for example, no longer publishes a paper catalog. America II Electronics Inc., an independent distributor, has been adding franchises. America II has entered into a global distribution agreement with…

DLA Considers Expanding DNA-Marking Program

In a typical electronics product, a system is only as strong as its weakest link. Therefore, it is the best interest of system builders to ensure none of the parts or subassemblies it uses are suspect. The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), which currently uses Applied DNA Sciences’ DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology for microcircuits, is considering expanding…