Summer School for Buyers: HDI & Auto Design

Today’s automotive industry is changing at an incredibly fast pace, moving from combustion engine-based designs with human drivers to driverless, electronics-based systems. This automotive transformation presents some clear electronic design challenges in the inevitable shift toward the design and production of semi- and fully autonomous vehicles.  At the electronic component level, miniaturization will be achieved…

Foil Thieves With a Smarter Way to Transport High-Value Electronics

As the pace of on-demand shipping continues to grow, electronics manufacturers must focus more and more on demand forecasting and fulfillment, just-in-time shipping, and loss prevention. Real-time insight into every shipment during its transit time is becoming critical to prevent damaged or lost products and improve on-time delivery.  Image courtesy: Pixabay According to the Transported…

Successful Stores Solve Customer Problems

Every local electronics store or favorite online e-commerce gadget stop are there simply to sell products. Or are they? Increasingly, customers want more. They want to buy from retailers who solve their problems and do it quickly. This was a key takeaway from JDA Software Group’s second annual Voice of Store Manager Survey. “It’s clear that…

Flexible Electronics Give OEMs Room to Move

Researchers and manufacturers of flexible and printed materials have envisioned a future where flexible electronics have multiple applications. The first expected commercial applications coming into the market include smartphones, tablets, TV screens, wearables, and bio-sensors. However, the electronics supply chain can also expect to see organic transistors and organic semiconductors in the mix in a…