The Future of Cars Is Here

In the coming year, autonomous vehicles will be driving plenty of conversations. Want proof? The Consumer Telematics Show, scheduled for early January in Las Vegas, asked industry players what they thought the biggest disruptions and innovations for auto tech will be in 2017. Autonomous vehicles came in with a top 18% of responses. Google-Lexus Driverless…

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Politics Aside, in 2017 the Business of Electronics Goes on

Politics will not determine your company’s success or failure in 2017, notwithstanding all the extraordinary events of the last year. As important as the ballot box is, it has significant limitations in the business world. Information about your company, its industry segment, the competitive landscape, market opportunities and challenges and how you harness these will…

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Nokia Hits Apple With Patent Suits

LONDON—Nokia Oy (Espoo, Finland), a former mobile phone market leader, has filed complaints in 11 countries in Asia, Europe and North America, claiming that Apple products infringe some 40 patents. Nokia said that mobile phone and computer company Apple did license some patents from the Nokia Technologies portfolio in 2011 but since then has declined…

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IoT Ready to Light Up in 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Much work has been done in 2016 laying foundations for the Internet of Things. Next year, IoT needs many stories about deployments. Among several foundational elements, security finally got the attention it deserves in 2016. Our most-read IoT story to date was a 2012 security tutorial by an engineer from the…

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Qualcomm to Appeal KFTC Fine of $865M

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) today announced that it has reached a decision in its investigation of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:  QCOM), finding that certain of the Company’s business practices are in violation of Korean competition law.  The KFTC announced that it intends to issue a corrective order relating to the specific practices at issue and impose an administrative fine of…

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Heilind Asia Stocks TE MTA Connectors

Heilind Asia, the leading global distributor of interconnect and electromechanical components, announced an expanded inventory with MTA connectors from TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors. TE’s MTA connectors are utilized to distribute low current signals throughout electronic equipment. Mass termination of wires provides the lowest applied cost because it drastically reduces…

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