Which aspect of new technology are you really expecting to see come 2013? And also who and who would make impact in markets more - Amazon, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft? I foresee Microsoft and Samsung becoming stronger from 2013, for Apple, just has to get ready to battle it out with new challengers. Markets no longer Samsung, RIM, Nokia and Apple.
I am hoping to see concrete financial recovery in the US and Europe in 2013, which will also have significant effects on the rest of the world. The global economy needs to pick up so that more people are able to find jobs and keep a smiling face.
The turth is full recovery will need a few more years according to the experts but I am one of those people who believe hoping does not hurt!
Clairvoyant, I think counterfeiting is definite to remain a problem in the electronics industry and for all other manufacturers. I also believe the industry will continue efforts to find innovative ways to eliminate the problem. Will it die out completely? I doubt it. The real danger to the industry is that the cost of fighting counterfeiters will rise to a level that many may just more carefully choose which to fight.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.