Arena Blog

3 Trends to Watch: Location, Location, Location

Arena regularly publishes insights and analysis on important trends impacting manufacturing. Is there an emerging business technology development you deem important or want us to cover? Comment on our blog.United States to Match China’s Manufacturing Attractiveness...

Aug. 20, 2014

Star Wars Saga: How Darth Vader’s Suit Met FDA Approval

Darth Vader’s fearsome black mobile life-support suit was manufactured to compensate for the serious injuries Anakin Skywalker suffered after his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi.But precious few knew the luninary’s statuesque, gloom and doom outfit—designed with groundbreaking medical device technology—almost didn’t happen.If...

Aug. 18, 2014

Fly the Safest Skies with a Smile

I recently flew from Seattle to London to attend Wikimania 2014. As we were taxiing for takeoff, I pulled out a book I had wanted to read for months: Haruki Murakami’s tome 1Q84. But then I put it down as soon as...

Aug. 13, 2014

Arena Partners with SiliconExpert

OEMs Can De-Risk Electronic Components with a Parts Rich Database From an outsider's perspective, an OEM’s success simply depends upon an innovative vision and a strong development team.What some product companies don’t...

Aug. 11, 2014