Arena Blog

Topic: Supply Chain

Bringing a hardware renaissance to Silicon Valley

As the name implies, Silicon Valley is home to a vast number of software startups. From giants like Facebook and Google in the South Bay to Twitter, Zynga and Salesforce in San Francisco, it feels like there’s a new app, social network or cloud tool emerging every day. And...

Aug. 16, 2012

How the cloud will revolutionize build package exchange

The exchange of product data between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their supply chain partners is one of the most important processes in manufacturing. The initial handoff of design data to suppliers for prototyping is often the first time a product design takes on real life, not to mention...

July 24, 2012

Choosing the Right EDA Tool for Your Design

Whether in medical device, consumer goods or any industry in between, companies that design electronic products need to be confident in the electronic design automation (EDA) tool used in their designs. Without the right EDA software, even the best electronic design won’t make it far from the sketchpad. To...

June 29, 2012

When should you take operations abroad?

When a business begins to sell across the globe, it’s sometimes assumed that the next step is to move some—or most—of the manufacturing operations to one or more foreign countries as well. After all, it’s always advantageous to be closer to your customer base—right? Not necessarily. The decision to...

June 12, 2012