31 Dec '14, 1pm

@ibselec Year in Review: EBN's Top 10 Electronics Supply Chain Stories In 2014, EBN reader #ibselec

The electronics industry was rife with change in 2014, and the supply chain has become increasingly strategic for electronics OEMs. On EBN, a quick look at what topics garnered the most attention in 2014 says a lot about where we are as an industry, and it points to where we might be going. First, clearly all eyes are on the biggest players in the market. For example, the legal battle between the semiconductor maker Xilinx and the contract manufacturing giant Flextronics drove attention to the problem of counterfeit components. Meanwhile, the LSI/Avago merger pointed to further consolidation in the component marketplace. As always, news of Apple's supply chain gathered momentum as naysayers and fans alike focused on what the computer products monolith did with its supply chain. Further, technology evolution, from the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data to 3D printing, ha...

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