The Problem With Nokia

I was only half right. In a March 2009 article, I warned that {complink 3847|Nokia Corp.} was “vulnerable to a maturing mobile market” and that “rapid technological change is increasing the sophistication of consumers worldwide,” meaning Nokia needed to respond quickly to competition from high-end smartphone makers and low-end suppliers in China. As it turned…

Dialog to Buy SiTel

KIRCHHEIM, Germany — Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB:DLG), a leading provider of highly integrated power management semiconductor solutions for portable devices including Smartphones and Tablet PCs, is pleased to announce that it has completed a transaction to acquire SiTel Semiconductor B.V. ('SiTel'), a leader in short-range wireless, digital cordless and VoIP technology. Acquisition Highlights: • Adds…

Next-Gen E-Readers for Emerging Markets

Based on the lively EBN conversation about tablets and e-readers, maybe it’s time to develop a list of next-generation features and take a closer look at emerging market potential. (See: Tablets vs. Textbooks: E-Text Use on the Rise and The Pros & Cons: Tablets vs. Textbooks.) After all, supply chain managers will soon be collaborating…

Nintendo 3DS Please

I’m normally not a big fan of 3D with the gimmicky movie effects, clunky glasses, and the inevitable headache and eyestrain that comes with it. But Nintendo seems to have circumvented many of these issues with its upcoming Nintendo 3DS handheld device. At the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show the 3DS was a big hit with…

Take Your Hands off My Internet

OK, we all know the Internet was actually developed by the US government in collaboration with the military and academia, but few can contest the fact it has become a widely used business tool that many companies consider integral to their operations. Yet governments throughout the world have arrogated to themselves the power to regulate…