It is very difficult to read when internate espionage is atributed to only China. That is not fair by any standard. All countries do that and US may be defacto leader in internate espionage (but they mainly employ it for geo-political gain and control). There should be more trust and develop comity of nations.
@Brian: While the Chinese may not find anything against copying a design from abroad and manufacturing it on their own, what about the scenario that's other way round. What if companies abroad start copying designs that were originally produced in China? Would that have any effect in improving IP laws within the country?
@hash.era: Most of the people would agree that IP theft is not okay. But the problem is how to convince the Chinese about it. Their mindset and culture does not impose any restrictions on this and neither are the laws strong enough to discourage it.
I dont think IP Theft is OK at any point plus it should not be encouraged too. IP thefts might be seen as a smaller set of entity which might not cause that much of a trouble but it can lead to other issues indirectly and will not be able to figure out from where it occured. The root cause will not be clear in such a scenario.
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.