Posts posted in November 2016
Lattice Deal May Hit A Snag
Junko Yoshida 11/30/2016 Post a comment
A buyer with ties to the Chinese central government and a U.S. company with dual-purpose technology is an alarming combination that could invite suspicion among regulators concerned about national security. This might become the case with Lattice deal.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call
Rick Merritt 11/29/2016 Post a comment
Disaster Tech Lab needs a few technically minded volunteers to help set up solar power and Wi-Fi networks in global disaster sites and refugee camps.
M&A Takes New Twists
Rick Merritt 11/28/2016 Post a comment
The M&A frenzy in semiconductors seems to have entered a bold new phase that arguable leads to less competition.
Get More Out of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link 11/22/2016 Post a comment
While conversations about digital supply chains are pervasive, many executives and supply chain teams are not sure how to scale their initiatives beyond piecemeal tools. The decisions made now have the potential to impact the future of business.
The Internet of Insecure Things
Jane Goh 11/22/2016 Post a comment
Hackers have shown they can now harness the collective firepower of Internet connected devices. This reality puts pressure on OEMs to up their security game when it comes to protecting the devices they design and sell.
ST's Bozotti on 'Back-to-Silicon' Differentiation
Peter Clarke 11/21/2016 Post a comment
Carlo Bozotti, CEO of STMicroelectronics NV, has presided over a difficult period in the chip company's history as he first put together the ST-Ericsson mobile processors joint venture and then had to engineer ST's exit from what had became an ill-fated project. But now the write-offs, reorganizations and product phase outs are just about behind the company and it is starting to resume growth. EE Times Europe interviewed Bozotti at a bustling Electronica in Munich.
Qualcomm's Supply Chain Dilemma
Logical Link 11/17/2016 Post a comment
Qualcomm’s proposed acquisition of NXP puts together companies not only with different product and market segment expertise, but with significantly different design and supply chain strategies.
3D Printed Buses Here
R. Colin Johnson 11/16/2016 Post a comment
Local Motors has been a solution looking for a problem since its inception, but may have finally hit the nail on the head with its Olli substitute for traditional transit systems at just 20% of their cost, but with more convenience, faster times and free-ride driverless capabilities.
Designing Displays to Take the Drop
Keith Mitnik 11/16/2016 (1) comment
While making a display completely unbreakable is impossible, optimizing drop-test performance with a system level approach will help products pass drop testing and make the end product far more durable.
Siemens to Buy Mentor Graphics in $4.5B Deal
Junko Yoshida 11/14/2016 (1) comment
Siemens agreed to buy Mentor Graphics in a $4.5 billion deal. Europe’s largest industrial conglomerate has been beefing up its industrial software capabilities, sees Mentor’s tools as critical for developing “smart” and “connected” products -- including autonomous vehicles.
The Ebbing Appeal of Black Friday
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 11/11/2016 Post a comment
With more choices, many consumers are losing interest in celebrating Black Friday the good old fashioned way. Electronics retailers need to up their game to capture customers.
SOLAS Update: Full Enforcement Begins
Eric Geerts 11/10/2016 Post a comment
Enforcement of a SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement amendment has begun. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has implemented the rule, which requires that containers and their contents are weighed prior tobeing loaded on a vessel.
Container Shipping, Procurement Go Blockchain
B. Cameron Gain 11/9/2016 Post a comment
Blochchain technology promises to remove much of the bureaucratic waste and costs associated with the communication of supply chain- and ledger-related information for those doing business with the container shipping industry.
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