Tablet Wars Ignite Supply Problems

Depending on your point of view, the move by {complink 379|Apple Inc.} to assure its supply of touchpad glass earlier this year was either supply-line genius or anti-competitive bad faith. But until a few weeks ago, no one had thought to consider the move's effects on supply chains outside the tablet/netbook market. This month, indications…

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Can Smart Phones & Smart Driving Coexist?

Smartphone apps are becoming a key selling point to car buyers in North America as well as in Europe, according to a report that {complink 9171|Frost & Sullivan} released this week. For electronic component suppliers, there will be more demand for in-car consoles that can display smartphone apps. Last year, 25 percent and 23 percent…

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What Nuclear Loses, Green Gains

Tiny Switzerland (population 7 million) is speaking with a loud voice, and its anti-nuclear demonstrators are being heard across the world. The country has decided to place a permanent ban on the building of new nuclear facilities as the fallout (metaphorical) from the March earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster in Japan continues to spread worldwide. If your company…

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NXP & Intrinsic-ID Demo New Security Solution

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands — NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) and Intrinsic-ID, a leading provider of security IP solutions, today announced the availability of a demonstration platform for the deployment of hardware intrinsic security (HIS) solutions based on Physical Unclonable Functions on NXP’s SmartMXTM security chip platform. The demonstration leverages Intrinsic-ID’s QuiddikeyTM solution to increase the security level of…

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Making Cities Smarter

We have smartphones, smart cards, smart cars, and pretty smart houses, judging by the increasing number of data-sharing devices linked up between the kitchen and the living room. It makes sense that our cities should be equally smart as well. For some time now, cities globally have been investing in all sorts of infrastructure to…

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