The Role of QA

The quality assurance team is there to test the system and generate a list of bugs. Developers then fix those, and, after passing QA's tests, the product ships. Not. First, in manufacturing, QA is not quality control. QA is about defining the processes used, raw material fitness, and the like. Instead, quality control ensures that…

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Fairchild Announces Organizational Changes

Fairchild (Nasdaq:FCS), a leading global supplier of power semiconductors, announced management changes that streamline the company’s reporting structure. Fairchild has attracted the top talent in the industry to build an outstanding operations leadership team. Today the company announced that this team will report directly to Mark Thompson, Fairchild’s chairman and CEO. Mr. Thompson will also…

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element14 Wins Digital Impact Award

Chicago, Ill. – element14, the world’s largest online community for electronic design engineers and hobbyists, was named a silver winner in Best Community Development at the 2014 Digital Impact Awards in London. The annual event recognizes the world’s best corporate digital strategy and marketing campaigns, and element14 earned top honors for supporting its global electronics distribution business via…

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Trends to Watch in the $738B Information Industry

Burlingame, Calif. — The quest to create and monetize human data, combined with the proliferation of machine intelligence and devices that sense, track and measure, is presenting unprecedented opportunities and threats to the $738 billion information industry, according to Outsell, Inc. The research and advisory firm released its 2015 Information Industry Outlook Report, “Sensored World, Sensible Choices,” to…

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