3-Step Sustainability Framework Points to Future

Consumer products and the companies that create those products make a huge impact on the environment. The upside of that reality is that these same organizations have a significant opportunity to create environmental change, and making those changes will ultimately create stronger and more sustainable businesses. “In a resource constrained world, we are increasingly facing…

Enable Supply Chain Security Through an Authentication Data Network

Electronics counterfeiting is gaining attention as evidenced by the recent IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security & Trust (HOST).  More than 250 industry and academic leaders attended the conference to address the growing threat that counterfeit devices are posing to the security of the electronics supply chain.  Inadvertent use of recycled, refurbished, or re-marked…

New Battleground Arises for Communication & Technology

When digital technologies began to drive the evolution of business, organizations first looked within their own metaphorical four walls to drive relevance and competitiveness in the market. They built their own assets and capabilities to create value for customers, as they had always done. Over time, they became more interactive, creating distributed operations and partner…

What Apple Gains by Sinking $1B into Didi

MADISON, Wis.—Apple’s $1 billion investment in China’s leading ride-hailing service company Didi Chuxing has surprised automotive industry observers. But it makes one thing clear: “It sort of tips Apple’s hand,” Egil Juliussen, director of research, Infotainment & ADAS at IHS Automotive, told EE Times. “Apple is developing driverless cars.” That cool billion is likely to…

Data is Key to Profitable Plastics Recycling

Metals have been reused and recycled for centuries – some, arguably for millennia. Plastics, however, are much newer materials, and the reuse and recycling of plastics is newer still. For electronics OEMs, who have traditionally focused on reclaiming precious metals and components, this new push may be daunting, but soon it will be part of…

Making a Smartphone World

It's a smartphone world, and becoming more so every day, especially in parts of the world that are finally able to access and afford this kind of technology.  While Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) win attention for their promising smartphone adoption and potential growth, simply because the sheer size of their populations…