Interviews & Comments

Future proofing energy solutions

Portable consumer electronic devices have transformed our daily lives and while some may argue whether the proliferation of such devices has actually improved our lives it is difficult to refute the impact they have had on the way we all communicate and interact with each. It may be a cliché, but none of these portable devices would exist if it were not for the batteries that power them.

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‘We’ll keep doing what we do well’

Mark Larson, President of Digi-Key Corporation, talks to CIE about the competitive nature of the distribution market in Europe and how Digi-Key, as a ‘hybrid-distributor’, has positioned itself to successfully meet the needs of its European customers.

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A possible Korean conflict would impact severely on the global electronic business

Should the tensions between North and South Korea break out into full-scale conflict then the implications for high-tech companies could be catastrophic, according to consultants IHS. South Korea is responsible for half of all global production for dynamic random access memory (DRAM), two-thirds of NAND flash manufacturing and 70 percent of the world’s tablet display supply. Any loss of production would bring chaos, with the worldwide electronics supply chain grinding to a halt and stopping major market product segments in their tracks, including smartphones, media tablets and PCs.

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Disruptive technologies: the new normal?

For anyone who doubts the power and prevalence of disruptive technologies’—defined by a Harvard Business School professor as a new technology that unexpectedly displaces an established technologyjust look at the speed of adoption of new technologies today versus a few decades ago.

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The rise of the connected car

Lars Reger, VP automotive strategy, new business and R&D at NXP Semiconductors talks to Neil Tyler about what he sees as a ‘revolution’ in automotive electronics and the rise of the connected car.

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Wireless infrastructure trends for 2013

Morgan Kurk, CommScope’s Senior Vice President - Wireless, gives CIE an insight into the technologies and strategies that will be used to survive and thrive during the mobile data boom that is set to continue into 2013 and beyond.

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Getting to the roots of eco-friendly design

Gemma Evans, a senior consultant of Innovation Management at Cambridge Consultants explains to CIE why sustainable product design should not be seen as an after-thought but a fundamental consideration when it comes to product innovation.

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