Sanmina Assesses Benefits of MES, IoT & the Cloud

Manufacturing was one of the first industries to grasp the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). The ability to wirelessly connect and manage multiple factories and machines provides almost infinite opportunities for cost-savings and efficiency. Global EMS provider Sanmina Corp., which has linked more the 25,000 pieces of manufacturing equipment, is beginning to quantify…

Tech M&A Sets Record in 2016

Global technology merger and acquisition (M&A) deals reached an all-time record of $466.6 billion in 2016, driven in large part by the semiconductor industry, according to EY’s Global technology M&A report: October-December 2016 and year in review report. Digital transformation, led by cloud, mobile, social, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, contributed to…

Cisco to Cut 5,500 Jobs

San Jose, Calif. — Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Q4 Revenue: $12.6 billion Growth of 2% year over year — Q4 guidance was 0% to 3% growth year over year (normalized to exclude the SP Video CPE Business for Q4 FY 2015) Q4 Earnings per Share: $0.56 GAAP; $0.63 non-GAAP FY 2016 Revenue (normalized to exclude the…

Supply Chain Strategies for ‘Industry 4.0’

Visibility. Agility. Efficiency. Networking. All of these attributes apply to today’s electronics supply chain. Since the memorable component-inventory glut of 2001, the electronics industry has applied both tools and processes to improve inventory management, share meaningful data, reduce costs and keep partners connected. Few experts would claim, however, that there’s no room for improvement. The…

TI LaunchPad Dev Kit Addresses Security for IoT Designs

Dallas, Tex. – Addressing the need for security in the Internet of Things (IoT), Texas Instruments (TI) launched the TM4C Crypto Connected LaunchPad development kit to speed design of IoT gateways and nodes, factory control and automation systems, grid infrastructure, alternative energy and industrial applications. Based on TI’s TM4C129ENCPDT microcontrollers (MCUs), the TM4C Crypto Connected LaunchPad development kit…