Report: Anti-Counterfeit Efforts Don’t Thwart Cyber-Threats

The defense industry’s concerns regarding microelectronics is expanding beyond counterfeit components and into the realm of cybersecurity, according to a report issued this month by the Defense Science Board Task Force. Thanks in part to the defense department’s reliance on commercial electronics components, the task force found defense equipment can be susceptible to cyber attacks…

Russia Scam Spotlights Technology Export Control

It reads like a spy novel. A dual U.S.-Russian citizen admitted to operating as an unauthorized agent of the Russian government and exporting leading-edge semiconductors for use by Russia’s military, Reuters reported. Alexander Fishenko, founder of Arc Electronics Inc., was among 11 people charged in 2012 in connection with what authorities said was an elaborate…

element14 Launches Two IoT Starter Kits

Global electronics distributor and online community element14 is launching two cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) starter kits that tap into technologies from EnOcean and IBM. Both Entrepreneur and Enterprise editions feature micro-computer boards from element14 and energy harvesting wireless sensors from EnOcean, and provide seamless integration to IBM’s Watson IoT Platform. The new kits are officially launching both at IBM Interconnect…

IBM Q3 Revenue Down 14%

IBM reported total revenues from continuing operations in Q3 2015 of $19.3 billion, down 14 percent (down 1 percent, adjusting for currency and the divested System x business) from Q3 2014. Armonk, N.Y. – : o  Diluted EPS from continuing operations: – Operating (non-GAAP): $3.34, down 9 percent; – GAAP: $3.02, down 13 percent; o  Net…

Electronics Makers Forge Alliances for IoT Opportunities

Electronics manufacturers are forming alliances, partnerships and joint ventures in the global supply chain to tap sales opportunities for connected devices and better position themselves to service the growing market for the Internet of Things (IoT). The number of these alliances forged by OEMs, contract manufacturers, component suppliers, design firms and distributors has surged in…

IBM, ARM Collaborate on IoT

Armonk, N.Y. –  IBM (NYSE:  IBM ) today announced an expansion of its  Internet of Things  (IoT) platform – called IBM IoT Foundation – through an integration with  ARM ( LSE: ARM, NASDAQ: ARMH.US), providing out of the box connectivity with ARM® mbedTM-enabled devices to analytics services. This fusion will allow huge quantities of data from devices such as industrial appliances, weather sensors and…

IBM, Pivotal Join AllSeen Alliance

San Francisco, Calif. – The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced 13 new members have joined the initiative including industry giants IBM and Pivotal. Analyst predictions estimate that four billion people will be connected to more than 30 billion devices, services and applications…