The Week In Review: IoT


Deals SAP will invest more than $2.2 billion in the Internet of Things by 2020, including acquisitions, and it has formed a new line of business called SAP IoT. The software giant this week reported its purchase of an Italian startup, PLAT.ONE, which will be integrated into SAP IoT. “It is a big and growing market and we think we can be a significant part of it,” said Tanja Rucker, SAP’s... » read more

Predictions For 2016: Markets


Seventeen companies sent in their predictions for this year with some of them sending predictions from several people. This is in addition to the CEO predictions that were recently published. That is a fine crop of views for the coming year, especially since they know that they will be held accountable for their views and this year, just like the last, they will have to answer for them. We beli... » read more

Key Developments In 2013 And Crystal Ball Predictions For 2014


There were a number of key developments in 2013 that stood out for me that I think would of interest to the Semiconductor Engineering audience:  We are now in the world of 8-core processors. Both the new Xbox One and the Sony PS4 sport 8-core AMD CPUs. And MediaTek has announced the MT6592, the first 8-core cell-phone chip that uses ARM A-7 processors running simultaneously at 2GHz. I know... » read more