Getting to Fluid Distribution Networks

As more analytics gets introduced into supply chain management, the need to shift distribution bases to keep pace with the rapid shifts in business and customer bases also comes into play. From the analytics standpoint, the process is easy. Companies can now see shifts in their customer base, changes required in their business models, and…

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Park Assist for Economy Cars

In hopes of bringing advanced automotive features such as park-assist and blind-spot detection to economy cars, Freescale Semiconductor has teamed up with Broadcom to develop a compact MCU integrated with BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet PHY. BroadR-Reach is an Ethernet physical layer standard designed for use in automotive connectivity applications. It’s promoted by Open Alliance SIG, which…

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Skeds Slip for Embedded Designs

If your team is understaffed and your project is running late, you’re not alone. Embedded design teams are getting a little smaller and slipping schedules more often, according to a new study. Respondents said 41% of all embedded design projects finished ahead of or on schedule and 59% were late or canceled. That’s slightly worse…

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Feb. Chip Sales Up 11.4% From 2013

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $25.87 billion for the month of February 2014, an increase of 11.4 percent from February 2013 when sales were $23.23 billion. This marks the industry’s largest year-to-year increase in more than three years. Global…

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5BARz Partners With Flextronics

5BARz International, Inc. (OTCQB: BARZ), (www.5BARz.com) (“5BARz” or “the Company”) a technology leader in the cellular network extender industry, today announced that it has selected Flextronics (FLEX) as its supply chain solutions and manufacturing partner for the 5BARz Network Extender, an innovative device, which provides improved cellular signals to deliver high quality signals for voice,…

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