Looking at IoTs Impact on Purchasing

The Internet of Things (IoT) has trickled down from consumer attention to gain the attention of manufacturers who want to use machine-to-machine technologies to automate monotonous tasks and gain visibility into their supply chains and become more efficient. (See the infographic below.) Procurement, however, is trailing behind the crowd in terms of adoption. “Procurement is…

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Robot Love: It’s all about the Sensors

Tomorrow’s home care robots are more likely to adopt a human-like appearance rather than Paro’s Pinnipedian form factor. Even the first-generation products include rudimentary attempts to offer emotional comfort. The head of the Kompaï robot from Robosoft features a “face,” for example, while the Giraff robot from Sweden’s Giraff Technologies AB displays a screen image…

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PC, Mobile Slump Hits Chips

SAN FRANCISCO – Semiconductor sales are in a two-year slump due to weak demand for PCs and smartphones, according to a new forecast. The Internet of Things and China are generating excitement, but are not expected even in the medium term to provide a significant boost. Chips sales will be rise a mere 2.2% this…

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Celestica Honors Sisense

New York, N.Y. — Sisense today announced it has been recognized as an honoree in the 2014 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOO™) Supplier Award program from Celestica, a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. Celestica’s awards program recognizes suppliers that support Celestica’s TCOO™ strategy and demonstrate excellence in quality, delivery, technology, service,…

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IC Insights Raises Growth Forecast for IoT

Thanks to much stronger growth in wearable systems after the launch of Apple’s smartwatches in April, IC Insights has increased its forecast for total Internet of Things (IoT) sales in 2015. The market researcher expects revenues for network communications, sensing, and control functions in subsystems and devices attached to IoT to grow 29 percent in…

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Global Chip Sales Point to Shift in Supply Chain Balance

In the midst of the stock market tumbling in China and general, global economic malaise, there is still much to be said for sustainable growth trends across the semiconductor and electronics industry, from foundries to end-devices. However, along with this positive macro-trend for the industry is a disruptive shift that heralds a change in the…

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Xilinx Joins the Industrial Internet Consortium

San Jose, Calif. — Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) announced today that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) to collaborate and drive common architectures and frameworks within the Industrial IoT (IIoT).  Xilinx’s All Programmable, standards-based solutions combine software programmability, real-time processing, hardware optimization, and any-to-any connectivity with security and safety required by IIoT systems.  The…

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Energy Harvesting Device Market Set for Growth

Dallas, Tex. — RnRMarketResearch.com adds Global Energy Harvesting Devices Market 2015-2019 research report that covers products, applications and technology market segments while discussing wireless sensor nodes, wrist watches and solar-plated mobile phones as some of the energy harvesting devices. Complete report on energy harvesting devices market spread across 107 pages, talking about 6 major companies…

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