Design 2.0: A New Moore’s Law

Hackathons, accelerators, incubators, and crowdfunding sources are some of its key elements. Its motivation is to enable anyone with a good idea to make more innovation happen faster. It has a sort of parallel universe in the Maker movement that's geared more for fun than for profit. Similar sets of tech-savvy geeks inhabit both worlds,…

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Esri & E2open Partner to Deliver Market-Leading Supply Chain Solutions

REDLANDS, Calif. — E2open, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, announced that it has joined the Esri Partner Network. Esri and E2open are providing demand-supply network integration through business-to-business (B2B) integration capabilities in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Together, the two companies offer a seamless and scalable…

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Evolving Distribution Models Defy Classification

The electronics distribution industry has evolved to the point that the old monikers used to differentiate companies no longer apply. Distributors that used to print phonebook-sized tomes of component specs now do the bulk of their business online. “Catalog” no longer describes distributors that specialize in low-volume high-mix component orders. Now, “independent,” which was used…

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Sanmina Bags Nokia Quality Award

Sanmina Corporation (SANM) said Nokia Networks, the world’s specialist in mobile broadband, recently recognized it for outstanding quality with a 2014 Quality Award for Supplier Excellence. With more than 6000 suppliers worldwide, managing quality is crucial to Nokia Networks’ success and growth. The Nokia Networks Quality Awards program was established to encourage and reward superior…

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LEDs Brighten the Holidays, Launch Fashion Trend, Refute Climate Skeptics

Semi-coherent emissions for December 3, 2014: LEDitor-in-Chief Lee Goldberg's non-random sampling of the most noteworthy, interesting, or just plain strange happenings within the SSL universe. It's official! LED lighting declared a no-brainer for most businesses A study recently conducted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses confirms what we've known for quite a while –…

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