Manufacturers Can Use Data to Increase Efficiency

In spite of all the headway that manufacturers have made regarding efficiency, the industry still has some untapped resources. A majority of manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, electronics and machinery industries are aware of the potential technology has in increasing asset efficiency, a global study found, but only 15 percent have implemented dedicated strategies toward that end.…

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Component Distributors Unfazed by Amazon.com

The electronics companies most likely to be affected by Amazon.com/business  — catalog distributors — are not particularly worried about the e-commerce giant’s foray into the b2b components market.  Catalog distributors – and electronics distributors in general –have a number of attributes that provide them a competitive advantage in the high-tech industry. “There are distinct complexities…

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Cypress Semiconductor Makes Bid for ISSI

San Jose, Calif. — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that it had sent the following letter to the Board of Directors of Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. May 13, 2015 Jimmy S.M. Lee Executive Chairman Scott D. Howarth President and Chief Executive Officer Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. 1623 Buckeye Drive Milpitas, California 95035 Messrs. Lee and…

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Getting Beyond the Buzz: Analytics and S&OP

Used properly, analytics, predictive analytics, data science, and machine learning can get beyond being just buzzwords, and be leveraged as critical tools in sales and operations planning (S&OP) in the supply chain. S&OP is a continuous business process that enables firms of all types, from electronics OEMs hospitals, and from auto makers to chemical firms,…

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Pasternack Names QA Manager

Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announces the appointment of Mr. Bruce Yolken as the company’s Quality Assurance Manager. Mr. Yolken joins Pasternack with more than 30 years of Quality Assurance experience in the aerospace and defense sector. Prior to joining Pasternack, Mr. Yolken held multiple…

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A Healthy Dose of Data

As a clinician, when called upon to make a timely and accurate diagnosis and to sort through the decision-making process around treatment, my most potent weapon is readily-available data. Evidence-based medicine requires vast amounts of data, both about individual patients and about the most effective treatments, based on experience with large populations. In the case…

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