Apple’s In, But DMV Is Telling Us More

It’s official. According to the California DMV’s website, updated Friday (April 14), Apple is the latest among 30 companies who already have permits to test autonomous vehicles on the state’s highways and byways. Since the DMV requires any manufacturer to apply for a permit before testing a vehicle in autonomous mode on California’s roads, this is the strongest confirmation…

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How to Optimize Your Supply Chain with IoT

Optimally configuring your supply chain for fleet operations requires having the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions that impact efficiency. It also demands also staying up-to-date on events on the ground so that your organization can adapt to changes as they occur.  Up until now, fleet managers have often been working through hindsight to pinpoint…

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Star Trek Tricorder Arrives

LAKE WALES, Fla. — The $2.6 million purse for the four-year long Tricorder X-Prize contest sponsored by Qualcomm Foundation went to the Pennsylvanian-based Final Frontier team, led by brothers Basil Harris, an emergency medicine physician, and George Harris, a network engineer. A $1 million second place purse went to the Taiwan-based Dynamic Biomarkers Team, led…

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Avnet Appoints Phillip Gallagher, Global President of Core Distribution Business

PHOENIX –  Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, today announced the appointment of Phillip Gallagher to the role of president, of Avnet’s Core Distribution Business reporting to CEO William Amelio. In his new role, Gallagher will oversee the company’s core distribution business as well as its supplier relationships, global procurement, and supply chain solutions business.…

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Amazon.com is Not Out to Get You (But That Doesn’t Mean it Won’t)

My colleague Bolaji Ojo eloquently outlined the impact Amazon.com is having on the world of electronics. I agree with Bolaji’s analysis 100 percent. But much of the coverage of Amazon in the electronics trade press – including EPSNews – implies that Amazon.com is intentionally targeting the electronics distribution industry. That’s simply not true. Amazon is targeting any market…

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Avnet Appoints President of Core Distribution Business

Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, today announced the appointment of Phillip Gallagher to the role of president, of Avnet’s Core Distribution Business reporting to CEO William Amelio. In his new role, Gallagher will oversee the company’s core distribution business as well as its supplier relationships, global procurement, and supply chain solutions business. “We are…

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