Descartes Acquires Datamyne

WATERLOO, Ontario, — Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce via the Global Logistics Network (GLN), announced that it has acquired Datamyne, a leading provider of cloud-based trade data content solutions for customers to analyze import and export trade activity. Datamyne, primarily operating in the U.S. and South…

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DARPA Funds Small Businesses with Big Ideas

LAKE WALES, Fla. — DARPA, the United States' Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, funds big ideas that sometimes become gigantic successes, after taking on equally gigantic risks (many projects fail). Often groups from universities or researchers get the funds. Now the little guy with a big idea can access DARPA's funding through its Commercial Performer…

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Race for AI Chips Begins

PARIS — Deep learning has continued to drive the computing industry’s agenda in 2016. But come 2017, experts say the Artificial Intelligence community will intensify its demand for higher performance and more power efficient “inference” engines for deep neural networks. The current deep learning system leverages advances in large computation power to define network, big…

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Top 10 Hottest EBN Blogs in 2016

For over 45 years, EBN has been informing the electronics industry about all things procurement and supply chain related. This year was no different. Readers were most interested in hearing about the happenings at the largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the coolest technology implementations and vertical markets, and the latest technology trends.  This year, Samsung’s…

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Computing Got Colorful in 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — In 2016, computing entered a brisk and colorful autumn. There’s a chill in the air as Moore’s law grows more complex and expensive and the semiconductor industry matures and consolidates. But it’s also a vibrant season with new kinds of processors for artificial intelligence, new types of memories, a whole new…

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Workplace Safety Makes Productivity Soar

Electronics OEMs often write off safety programs as a necessary evil, something that addresses regulatory demands or basic business practices. New research from ATS, though, finds that most manufacturers who implement safety programs experience increased productivity and even cost savings. “The state of safety is shifting,” David Miller, senior director of environmental health and safety…

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