EPS’ December Hot Products

This month’s top product picks are all related to efficiency. These products, ranging from MOSFETs to transceivers, deliver energy, power or system efficiency, and in some cases, significant power savings across several industries. In addition, many of these devices are housed in small packages to save board space. Let’s start with Vishay’s Si8851EDB TrenchFET p-channel Gen…

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Innovate in Limiting Supplier Risk

Many organizations manage supplier risk by identifying alternate suppliers for when a severe problem arises. However, there are other supplier risk concerns that can affect corporate brands and that companies should also manage for risk. The list of considerations is long: the ability of suppliers to protect your confidential information, the second tier of suppliers…

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11 Commandments of a Decision-Making Culture

Decision making is tough, it is risky, and it is essential. Even so, the best organizations encourage their employees to make the touch calls without fear of repercussions. (Source: Kev Griffin, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License) An anxiety-based culture can cost an organization big time. Fear of failing and even stumbling…

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LPDDR4 Remains a Work in Progress

Just as its predecessors did, the LPDDR4 specification is aiming to double its data rates while slashing power consumption in half, but the first publication of the spec by JEDEC won’t be until 2014. And even though LPDDR3 is still working to gain traction, most mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) are still equipped…

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