ABB Taps IBM Watson to Connect Islands of Automation

There’s been plenty of talk about how the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) will revolutionize manufacturing and supply chains, and now it’s getting a boost from IBM’s Watson. ABB recently announced it was collaborating to bring together its ABB Ability with IBM Watson IoT cognitive capabilities to customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure. In…

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Samsung Spinoff Likely to Grab Foundry Share

TAIPEI — Samsung Electronics’ plan to spin off foundry operations from the system LSI division is expected to increase Samsung’s share of global contract chipmaking at the expense of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and smaller rivals. Samsung's chip operations, consisting of memory and system LSI, will be split into three, making the foundry business…

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Mouser Signs Global Deal With D3

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced a global distribution agreement with D3 Semiconductor, a world-class provider of super junction power MOSFETs. As part of the agreement, Mouser now stocks D3 Semi’s line of 650V superjunction power MOSFETs, which are designed for a variety of demanding…

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VCC Expands European Distributor Network

VCC, the global leader in indication and specialty illumination solutions, has expanded its distribution network to better support European customers. The addition of Farnell element14 to the European distribution network increases VCC’s sales and engineering support services. Farnell element14 supports VCC’s complete product offering throughout Europe, including panel mount indicators, light pipes, LED displays, LEDs…

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‘Supercomputer-as-a-Service’ Model is Born

LAKE WALES, Fla. ‐ Supercomputing-as-a-service has added a new meaning to SaaS now that Cray Inc. (Seattle, Wash.) has cut a deal with the Markley Group (Boston) to provide Cray supercomputers on a pay-as-you-go basis among Markely's cloud computing offerings. Starting with the Urika-GX model, Markely plans eventually to offer the whole Cray supercomputer line…

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Making Connections: Logistics Accelerators

The logistics industry is taking a page from the tech sector when it comes to innovating operational and process improvement. Logistics providers, customers, and startups are teaming up and forming cross-industry accelerator programs to pilot new technology and up the competitive shipping game.   Shipping giant Maersk, working with telecommunications equipment provider Ericsson, is collaborating…

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