Supply Chain Security Technologies Combat Optimism Bias

Believe it or not, our supply chains have become highly technical. Technological advancements in supply chains have led to significant gains in efficiencies as well as improved accuracy and tracking capabilities. We have fully eclipsed where we were even 10 years ago. However, there are still a number of substantial hiccups and glitches that continue…

DARPA, security, chip, design

DARPA Effort Embeds Security Into Chip Designs

The latest in a series of Pentagon semiconductor initiatives seeks to embed security features into chip designs that would allow silicon architects to probe economics-versus-security tradeoffs while baking in security throughout device lifecycles. The chip design effort represents continuing U.S. efforts to secure its electronics supply chain as semiconductors emerge as a choke point in…

Will a Third Huawei Extension Matter to U.S. Tech?

The U.S. Department of Commerce has again extended the temporary general license (TGL) allowing U.S. tech companies – such as Intel, Micron, Qualcomm and Xilinx — to sell components to Chinese networking giant Huawei Technologies. This is the third such extension since the U.S. government, citing security concerns, added Huawei to its “Entity List” in…

Would a Huawei Boycott Unravel the Supply Chain?

This article is part of AspenCore Media’s Special Project on Huawei, dissecting the global impact if China’s telecom equipment giant is sanctioned by the United States and its allies. Huawei Technologies Co. — the controversial Chinese vendor of networking gear and smartphones — faces the real possibility that its telecom equipment will be banned from U.S.…

Avnet, IoT, product developers

Survey of Product Developers Reveals Increasing Importance of IoT

Electronics distributors have carved out a niche for themselves in the explosive Internet of Things (IoT) market. Most IoT products use technologies familiar to designers — wireless components, sensors and interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) devices. Distributors are increasingly offering soup-to-nuts IoT solutions for customers, including security technologies and services. IoT and sensor technology experienced…

Sanmina Assesses Benefits of MES, IoT & the Cloud

Manufacturing was one of the first industries to grasp the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). The ability to wirelessly connect and manage multiple factories and machines provides almost infinite opportunities for cost-savings and efficiency. Global EMS provider Sanmina Corp., which has linked more the 25,000 pieces of manufacturing equipment, is beginning to quantify…