Changing business models and emerging technology/market segments that could impact your business
Meet Andes Technology Corp., Taiwan’s agile and ambitious answer to ARM Ltd. Andes is perhaps the best nurtured of an emerging crop of processor core companies sprouting like weeds in the cracks of science parks and university institutes in greater China. With a staff of 106, it’s putting down roots here and in China’s market but has aspirations to break into the U.S. and Europe.
A lively roundup of what we've heard on the street and what it means for you
Surveying the landscape of both critical and non-traditional industry segments
Once upon a time, visionaries from Microsoft’s Bill Gates to Sun Microsystems’ James Gosling thought the Internet might sweep away proprietary platforms, leaving a “write once, run anywhere” environment. Their dreams have not come to pass. Instead, mobile mania arrived.
Tracking the hottest industry startups and gauging their chances for success
Transphorm Inc. is that unusual form of VC-backed startup that has raised money to invest in semiconductor manufacturing, including construction of a wafer fab in California. Transphorm, which specializes in gallium nitride power ICs, boasts a blue chip list of investors. The startup has been cruising along in stealth mode since its formation in 2007.
Crunching the numbers and discerning trends on varied segments of the global electronics industry
The launch of revolutionary products such as the iPhone rocked the electronics world and again brought the value of product design to the forefront. As demand grows for sleeker, thinner and faster products, product design will be crucial for achieving competitive advantage. Hence, OEMs are focusing on the next disruptive technology and product design that will shake up existing product platforms and propel companies past their rivals.
Apple Inc.’s nextgeneration handset is likely to run a bit faster; sport a somewhat larger, higherresolution display and camera; and link to faster (HSDPA+) networks. But the incremental upgrade will not merit the name iPhone 5. We give the handset a C for effort and dub it the iPhone 4+.
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