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When spinning your supply web, be careful not to snare your vendors
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9/29/2003   Post a comment
Some call it a chain, some a network, while others say it is assuming the double-helix complexity of a DNA strand. However it's portrayed, the matrix that links electronics manufacturers with their customers, suppliers, and service providers is reaching new heights of sophistication.
No easy answers for Motorola's semiconductor business
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9/26/2003   Post a comment
Will new leadership at Motorola Inc. change the fortunes of the company's troubled Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS)?
The volatility beta pinpoints opportunities for MEMS
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9/25/2003   Post a comment
Micromachines have killer apps, like ink jets and accelerometers, and sleepers, like biomedical sensors. Like the Nasdaq volatility index, there are quantitative clues for investors, says this MEMS authority.
From EMS to CDM: the contract manufacturing industry evolves again
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9/22/2003   Post a comment
Working in the electronics field in any capacity means keeping abreast of the influx of new industry acronyms. The increasingly complex electronics manufacturing arena is no exception.
Bailing Frantically
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9/19/2003   Post a comment
Anyone using a debugging tool is living on the edge of product development. They're in that difficult phase of the project where things just don't work. Typically the schedule is in a state of collapse, the boss's temper flares, and everyone is tired from working too much overtime. When he was an ICE vendor Jack Ganssle worked with thousands of these developers, looking metaphorically or physically over their shoulders as they struggled to complete their projects. He found that few"astoni
Upcoming San Jose conference offers important chance to bone up on latest SCM strategies
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9/15/2003   Post a comment
Whether you're savoring the bittersweet experience of shepherding your son or daughter to their first day of classes or still recovering from the shock of writing that first college tuition check, one thing's for sure--back-to-school season has arrived.
Object-Oriented C: Creating Foundation Classes Part 1
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9/10/2003   3 comments
Transforming a structured language into an object-oriented language may cause some pain at first. However, the benefits of rapid behavioral changes far exceed any early discomfort.
For the engineer's toolbox: Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis
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9/10/2003   Post a comment
Most, if not all of the manufacturers of analog ICs will provide, at no charge, a library of Spice models of many of their linear ICs except the Spice model is not the real world. Our applications guru in Tucson wonders where he might challenge the authority of this universal modeler. Join Bill Klein for the latest installment of his series, "A call I took last week."
Rebound in manufacturing sector will put the promise of Asia to the test
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9/1/2003   Post a comment
Last month, EBN posed the question of how much of the electronics industry's procurement spend is destined to migrate overseas in recognition of the greater role Asia is playing in the global manufacturing environment.


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