Marconi Back on the Airwaves

Marconi, a name synonymous with radio and wireless communications, has been silent for too long. Now it is set to be reborn, on a brand of digital radios, courtesy of a small but fast-growing UK company, the Bullitt Group. For those who followed the tragic demise of the UK’s electronics industry in the late 1990s,…

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CEOs: Many Businesses Lack Resilience

The electronics industry — in fact, most industries — acknowledge that the supply chain must be resilient. In order to accomplish this, however,  businesses themselves have to have resilience embedded in their infrastructure and practices. But only 29 percent of CEOs polled by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) believe they…

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Chip M&A Underscores Significant Global Shift

There’s much to be said about the spate of consolidations this year, to be sure, as EPS’ Bolaji Ojo recently discussed; there are real industry changes afoot. Certainly, much of the transactional strategies have to do with the views into new market positions, and the opportunities to scale and refine oligopolies — among other competitive…

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IoT Meets 40,000 Streetlights

The City of San Jose is about to find out. Initial proposals are due November 30 for upgrading with LEDs streetlights in this northern California city of 1.1 million residents. It sounds like a dream project for the Internet of Things, especially given its location in the heart of Silicon Valley. Indeed on August 26,…

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