transportation, emissions, electronics supply chain

3 Steps to Reduce Emissions in a Complex Electronics Supply Chain

Electronics manufacturers are asking for more sustainability data from suppliers as the meaning of Corporate Social Responsibility extends further up and down the supply chain. These conversations are opportunities to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a potentially significant source: freight transportation. From materials-sourcing to manufacturing, distribution, take-back, and recycling, transportation-related GHG emissions data can…

OEM Re-Verticalization is Squeezing Semiconductor and Distribution TAM

Verticalization – or the more modern version of it – is in vogue again and its embrace by the biggest and most powerful OEMs is roiling the electronics industry as the opportunities and sizes of markets served by semiconductor makers, component distributors and software developers shrink further, forcing a re-evaluation of their roles, offerings and…

Cisco Awards NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), a worldwide leader in advanced connectivity solutions, today announced that it had received the 2017 Excellence in Quality award from Cisco®. This prestigious award recognizes NXP for Excellence in Quality for displaying the highest quality standards, practices, and methodologies in their products and processes, and differentiating through their quality management systems…

Report: Anti-Counterfeit Efforts Don’t Thwart Cyber-Threats

The defense industry’s concerns regarding microelectronics is expanding beyond counterfeit components and into the realm of cybersecurity, according to a report issued this month by the Defense Science Board Task Force. Thanks in part to the defense department’s reliance on commercial electronics components, the task force found defense equipment can be susceptible to cyber attacks…

Cisco to Cut 5,500 Jobs

San Jose, Calif. — Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Q4 Revenue: $12.6 billion Growth of 2% year over year — Q4 guidance was 0% to 3% growth year over year (normalized to exclude the SP Video CPE Business for Q4 FY 2015) Q4 Earnings per Share: $0.56 GAAP; $0.63 non-GAAP FY 2016 Revenue (normalized to exclude the…

Russia Scam Spotlights Technology Export Control

It reads like a spy novel. A dual U.S.-Russian citizen admitted to operating as an unauthorized agent of the Russian government and exporting leading-edge semiconductors for use by Russia’s military, Reuters reported. Alexander Fishenko, founder of Arc Electronics Inc., was among 11 people charged in 2012 in connection with what authorities said was an elaborate…

Can Big Data Solve the Counterfeiting Problem?

The electronics supply chain has been trying almost from its inception to prevent or weed out counterfeit components. Solutions to date include marking components with a unique identifier and procuring parts only through authorized channels. But several companies in recent months have suggested that following the data generated by a component’s manufacturing, test, QC and…

Molex, Cisco Take MSA Lead on QSFP-DD Interfaces

At the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference in Anaheim, CA, Molex, LLC, and Cisco announced their participation in a multi-supplier agreement (MSA) to create high-speed, double-density quad small form factor pluggable (QSFP-DD), a new high-speed interface. Thirteen industry leaders have joined the MSA to collaborate in developing this new high-speed interface. “The need for high-speed solutions is…

Cree, Cisco Enable Smart Lighting

Durham, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces SmartCast® Power over Ethernet (PoE), an intuitively simple, scalable and open platform that enables the Internet of Things (IoT) for buildings through better light. SmartCast PoE is the first LED lighting platform that makes the Cisco® Digital Ceiling framework ready for mass deployment and adoption. Cree’s SmartCast PoE embeds intelligence to…

Cisco: Digital Transformation to Drive Profit Upside

San Jose, Calif. – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) — Eighty-six percent of manufacturers view the transition from product-centric to service-oriented revenue models as a core part of their growth strategies. However, only 29 percent believe that services will grow faster than the product aspect of their business. A new Cisco study of 625 senior manufacturing decision makers across 13…