European IT Bellwethers Slip

Given the ongoing uncertainty floating around Europe and the likelihood of another recession there, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing companies cite similar pressures. Apparently, it's happening sooner than later. This week, both {complink 5218|STMicroelectronics NV} and {complink 4929|Siemens AG}, significant bellwethers for Europe's electronics sector, delivered bad news about…

Europe’s Energy Picture

As I read up on Germany's plan to move towards a no-nuke energy policy last week, I stumbled onto a stack of other interesting factoids that are worth sharing here and putting into broader context. (See: Germany’s Nuclear Power Predicament.) While Germany has been vocal in wanting to shut down its 17 nuclear power plants…