|
Comments
View Comments: newest first | oldest first | threaded
Himanshugupta
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
there are exceptions
Himanshugupta   6/22/2012 10:32:41 AM
NO RATINGS

Integrating hardware and software is not always the complete circle. As you yourself has listed the hardware companies which have invested significantly in the software companies without much success. Copying Apple's success has been elusive. On the other hand there are companies (Samsung, Intel) which have been doing well without software branches. It is true that bringing both hardware/software knowledge inhouse can be beneficial but this has to pass the litmus test of today's time. 

elctrnx_lyf
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
acquisition for growth
elctrnx_lyf   6/22/2012 7:46:26 AM
NO RATINGS

Even though many chip companies start with a single part provider they tend to grow as supplier of multiple parts and software support requirement grow big. SOme time it will be more easier to purchase an already established firm than starting a complete new team.





Twitter Feed
EBN Online Twitter Feed
EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.