Diving into How the Electronics Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Circular Economy

This week I completed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's six-week Executive Education Introductory Course, titled “Enterprise, Innovation and the Circular Economy,” and taught by the University of Bradford School of Management. During the course, I've shared insights with EBN readers about how the circular economy is holistically designed to be restorative and regenerative. Now, in this…

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IoT Takes Business World By Storm

As much as IoT is the buzzword of consumer electronics, it will quickly become a critical part of the electronics supply chain as companies use sensors to maximize efficiency of various business tasks and integrate that information into a strategic advantage. In fact, by 2020, more than half of all new business processes and systems…

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IPC: North American PCB Sales Rebound

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the February 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales rebounded in February, outpacing orders and reducing the book-to-bill ratio to 1.02. Total North American PCB shipments in February 2016 came in 8.9 percent above the same month last year, bringing…

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U.S. Manufacturing: March Madness

Following six consecutive months of contraction, the U.S. manufacturing industry increased in March by a healthy 2.3 percentage points on the nation’s leading index. The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) PMI reached 51.8 percent from the February reading of 49.5. Any number above 50 indicates growth. The PMI is riding high on an increase in…

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Mouser Stocks Infineon XMC4700 Relax Kits

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking XMC4700 Relax, Relax Kit for 5V Shields, and Relax Lite evaluation kits from Infineon Technologies. These kits are designed to evaluate the capabilities of the XMC4700 microcontroller and Infineon’s free-of-charge, Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE), DAVE™. With the XMC4700 Relax, Relax Kit for 5V Shields, and Relax Lite kits, engineers can prototype designs…

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