Posts posted in August 2015
Apple Joins Pentagon Alliance to Develop Wearable Tech
Rich Pell 8/31/2015 Post a comment
The Pentagon has announced a Silicon Valley-based manufacturing institute and partnership with a consortium of over 160 companies, universities, and non-profit organizations to develop high-tech military wearables and ultimately "an end-to-end stretchable electronics 'ecosystem' in the U.S."
Capturing Sweet Success in S&OP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 8/28/2015 Post a comment
Electronics OEMs talk a good game when it comes to sales and operations planning but implementing can be challenging. However, improvements are are both possible and profitable.
Wearable: ‘Hardware Ponzi Scheme’
Junko Yoshida 8/27/2015 (4) comments
If “fitness bands are like hardware Ponzi schemes” where device suppliers must sell more and more new hardware while amusing bored users, can this be sustainable?
FarmTech: Drones Above, Robots Below
Junko Yoshida 8/24/2015 Post a comment
Twenty-four hour farming, autonomous tractors humping over the furrows and driverless combines harvesting at night are no longer the stuff of agro-science fiction. Agriculture today is moving toward all these innovations.
Max Maxfield 8/19/2015 (2) comments
In these uncertain times, designers have to consider security at every point in the system, because each system is only as secure as its weakest link.
Inside GlobalFoundries' Fab 8
Jessica Lipsky 8/18/2015 (1) comment
We tour GlobalFoundries' Fab 8, one of the largest chip fabs in the United States, in Malta, N.Y. and a hub for innovations developed at R&D centers in Albany.
Should Altera Worry About Intel's M&A Record?
Junko Yoshida 8/17/2015 Post a comment
Altera’s fate after its pending acquisition by Intel is anybody’s guess. But the big worry is if Intel squashes Altera -- pushing newly acquired talent, products and technologies into oblivion as though they had never existed.
The IoT Effect on Supply Chain Visibility
Logical Link 8/17/2015 Post a comment
How are electronics companies cashing in on IoT to improve visibility and logistics operations? Here’s a look at some of the considerations and best practices being adopted by different parts of the electronics supply chain.
Broadcom Tackles 5 Questions on Ethernet in Cars
Junko Yoshida 8/14/2015 Post a comment
A Broadcom executive answers nagging questions on automotive Ethernet. They include its specific applications inside a car and if it has enough bandwidth to meet ADAS requirements. There’s also concern about Broadcom’s IP, and which car OEMs are already using Ethernet.
Wearables a Strange Fit, Says CEA
Rick Merritt 8/13/2015 Post a comment
Wearables represent a fast growing but highly diverse and fragmented market where winners and losers are hard to call, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
Putting Hardware Hacking on the OEM Radar
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 8/12/2015 Post a comment
As electronic content crops up in products of all kinds, hardware hacking will become more common than ever before. OEMs need to start looking at new ways to identify counterfeit components.
Is 'WalkCar' More Than a Skateboard for Geezers?
Junko Yoshida 8/10/2015 Post a comment
Just as mobile phones freed everyone from sitting by a landline phone at home, WalkCar, an electric portable transporter small enough to fit in a shoulder bag, a frees the user from bus schedules, parking spaces and bicycle locks.
Carmakers Raise Stakes in Map Battle vs. Google
Junko Yoshida 8/7/2015 Post a comment
BMW, Audi, and Mercedes -- to purchase Nokia’s HERE map business has exposed a growing digital rift between Google and traditional car OEMs. Carmakers are showing signs that they’re taking seriously the Google-car threat to their business.
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