Supply Chain Security: 5 Important Steps

One of the largest known breaches, resulting in 110 million records lost and hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, started with a small, third-party supplier. We're talking about Target, where attackers compromised Fazio Mechanical Services, a provider of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, to gain access to the retail giant's network. The breach…

Startup Looks for Sunny Skies for Solar Charging

Users won't tolerate the idea of their mobile devices running out of battery power, leaving them isolated from the world. Since no cure has been found for cellphone withdrawal and electronics manufactures haven't created everlasting batteries, some designers are creating solar-powered solutions to complement the increasing use of mobile devices outdoors. Solartab Ltd., a startup…

Gesture Interface at CES Taps Ultrasound

Gesture recognition technology on display at 2014 International CES may be the cure for those frustrated by sensitive touchscreen sensors. For the first time in the United States, Norwegian company Elliptic Labs will exhibit its Elliptic SDK, which uses ultrasound for touchless gesturing on Android and Windows operating systems. “A lot of consumers are looking…

Qualcomm Unveils Auto Game Plan at CES

It's official. Qualcomm's next trip — beyond smartphones and tablets — will be in a car. The San Diego-based cellular chip giant has come to the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week to unveil the company's automotive strategy. In an interview with EE Times, Kanwalinder Singh, senior vice president of business development for Qualcomm…

Sager Implements 2D Bar Coding

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. — Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, announced today the adoption of the Electronic Components Industry Association’s (ECIA) two-dimensional (2-D) bar coding guideline. 2-D bar coding embeds a wealth of product-related information within a square image and only requires one scan to retrieve the data as compared to…

Bluegiga Brings Quick-Start Wireless Solutions to Digi-Key Shelves

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with Bluegiga Technologies, a market innovator in the wireless space. The company manufactures highly integrated wireless modules employing the latest wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Low…