Tips on using big data for procurement

2 key ways big data can improve procurement

When it comes to delivering on efficiency, today's procurement professionals face more challenges than ever before. Between shifting regional and global demand, deglobalization trends, diverse input markets and manifold layers of...
Best engineering jobs for recent grads

5 best engineering disciplines for new grads

Today's college students likely grew up amid the 2008 financial crisis, which caused widespread unemployment and financial woes for the average family. Thanks to the growth of the manufacturing sector since...
Semiconductor industry group asks US for more funding

Industry group: US chip makers need government help in semiconductor race with China

A major trade group representing the likes of Intel and Micron announced last Wednesday that U.S. chip makers need more government help than ever before in order to keep pace with...
Digital procurement trends for 2019

Procurement in 2019: Lean and IT-enabled

In an April post, The Hackett Group posted a report on procurement discipline in 2019. The organization noted the field has "critical development priorities" to address this year. Furthermore, the report’s...
Intel moves into Industry 4.0 technology

Intel Pursues ‘Data-Centric Transformation’

Intel is making moves toward a "Data-Centric Transformation," changing its approach to technology and forward-looking innovation. In a press release, the Santa Clara, California-based company discussed its latest exhibition (April 1-5) at...
Component industry faces a shrinking workforce

Components industry struggles to find skilled talent

Both the United States and the European Union are facing significant shortages of skilled workers in the semiconductor and electronic components industry. The situation is so severe that the president of a...
Artificial intelligence impact on manufacturing

Artificial intelligence’s impact on the manufacturing market

In an era characterized by the introduction of an ever-changing cohort of disruptive digital technologies, the artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing market has carved out a unique space in the global...
Types of computer chips

Guide to the major types of computer chips

Semiconductors can be a daunting concept to grasp for those new to the industry. What exactly is a semiconductor, and how do semiconductors relate to computer chips? Semiconductors are materials that are...
A Nokia phone sends data to China

Nokia phone sends unencrypted data to China

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk in the technology community regarding the use of Huawei electronics in the United States. Tech experts have argued that because Huawei is a Chinese company,...
Huawei CFO found with Apple products during arrest

Huawei CFO found with Apple products during arrest

Last December, Canadian police arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, Canada for allegedly violating trade sanctions against Iran. American authorities want Meng extradited to the U.S. to face a slew of...

Huawei has $26.8 billion first-quarter despite US boycott

Despite being declared an enemy of the United States government last year, Huawei’s revenues have hit unprecedented highs. On April 22, the company reported...
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