Insiders Pose Supply Chain’s Biggest Threat

The recent reports on the malicious infiltration into U.S. companies by the addition of a small chip on a motherboard exposed in alarming fashion how hackers are bypassing software security and are turning to hardware to gain access to and manipulate code, including at the operating system level. While these claims have been vehemently denied,…

R2 Certification in Brazil Sustains Re-Teck as Industry Leader in Global RSCM Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  — Re-Teck, a subsidiary of the Li-Tong Group (LTG) and the global provider of reverse supply chain management (RSCM) solutions, announced today that Re-Teck Brazil was awarded the latest Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) Certification, R2:2013. The R2 Standard is the electronic recycling industry’s leading certification and the premier global standard leading…

Obexion Tackles Lithium Battery Shipping Challenges

For electronics OEMs, shipping lithium batteries and products that integrate lithium batteries has become a nightmare of shifting regulations and potential disasters. Now, two industry giants are collaborating to deliver an affordable, high-tech packaging solution to meet these demanding challenges conveniently. Obexion will change the way you transport and store batteries. Image source: Obexion. Dangerous…

Smart Factory Strategy Becomes Table Stakes for OEMs

If you’re involved in the manufacturing industry, you should have heard of Industry 4.0, or at least of Smart Factory or Industrial IoT. If you haven’t, then it’s time to learn more about what many refer to as the fourth industrial revolution following the first three revolutions of mechanization, mass production, and computerized automation. Industry…

Resilinc Awarded Patent for Supply Chain Risk Analytics & Vulnerability Maps

Resilinc Corporation announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted their patent for analyzing supply chain vulnerability metrics such as risk score and impact and presenting it via interactive maps and dashboards, using supplier intelligence collected via an efficient and networked solution and platform. The patent and trademark office recognized Resilinc’s unique…

Solid State Batteries Aim to Top Li-ion

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Batteries could be transformed from our slowest growing technology to our fastest growing advanced technology if Ilika Technologies Ltd. (University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton U.K.) can realize its dream of self-powered systems-on-chip (SoCs). By eliminating the liquid cores of every other battery technology under the sun — especially the flammable…

Amazon Turns Up the Vocals

SAN JOSE – Amazon released a version of its Alexa speech-recognition service to let developers enable apps for voice. The Lex service comes at a time when chip vendors, including Conexant, NXP and QuickLogic, are hopeful multiple OEMs will start shipping Alexa-like devices this year with their chips. The news marks the latest foray in a battle…