What risks are lurking within your IoT?

By: Tim Zanni, Global Technology Sector Leader, Chair of Global TMT Line of Business, KPMG International Much is being said about how the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to unleash a ‘big bang’ of smart device connectivity — a wired galaxy of billions of internet products creating an endless array of data. IoT offers tremendous automation, intelligence, scale and efficiency benefits across the enterprise, and leverages cloud, data analytics, robotics and even machine-learning technologies. At the same time, the security issues arising in the IoT environment cannot be overestimated and we believe that nowhere will this be more critical Read More

What risks are lurking within your IoT?2019-04-10T08:31:15-05:00

New Trends Toward Ubiquitous Connectivity

By: Gopa Periyaden, COO, Mobiveil From Ubiquitous Computing to Ubiquitous Storage, we now are firmly marching toward Ubiquitous Connectivity. This marathon chase started somewhere in the late 1980s when we had revolutionary products like V-phone and email inside Digital Equipment Corporation VAX machines. Those days of client-server architectures, one client PC machine node from a Sacramento, Calif., office could “call” another PC machine node in Bangalore, India, and have a real-time conversation –– using a keyboard without voice, of course. The PC node to back-to-back connected VAX machines over a leased satellite link was through 1200/2400 baud dial-up modems. “That proof Read More

New Trends Toward Ubiquitous Connectivity2019-04-10T07:58:22-05:00

Ubiquitous Connectivity

By: Axel Kloth, Chairman, President, and CEO, SSR Labs The world is becoming increasingly interconnected. Today, we see a vast variety of clients connecting through the Internet backbone to servers in data centers, triggered by human interaction or request, usually during the workday. On top of that, video (Netflix, Youtube, possibly others) after the workday ended appears to be a large consumer of bandwidth. In either case, the traffic is largely initiated by humans. The Internet of Things (and here particularly the Industrial Internet of Things) is about to change that. The sheer number of clients is going to grow Read More

Ubiquitous Connectivity2019-04-10T08:30:14-05:00

Hardware Catches Up

By: Matthew Putman, CEO, Nanotronics An AI-enabled factory will be more productive and dramatic than the computer-enabled factory was, and will again allow hardware to stay one step ahead. Six years ago as we were just starting our current company, Nanotronics, I and my co-founder (who happens to be my Dad and my business partner for 17 years) were on a plane seated next to a programmer from Nvidia, the premiere makers of Graphical Processing Units. GPUs are highly specialized computer chips that were originally designed to accelerate the processing of video information in a computer. The conversation we had Read More

Hardware Catches Up2019-04-10T07:50:44-05:00

New Product Introduction: Reduce The Risk of Failure, Get to Market Faster

By: Ryan Gamble, President and Founder, Intraratio Corporation New Product Introduction (NPI) is the highest risk portion of your product life cycle.  Investment cannot be recouped until the product is able to be manufactured in volume, yielding at the right level of performance, reliability and cost. Exacerbating this risk is the growing complexity and integration of electronics systems in today’s products. Automotive production is seeing increased reliability issues due to the growing electronics features in today’s vehicles. Medical device technology is using more highly integrated semiconductor technologies, and field failures can be extremely costly, if not catastrophic. NPI manufacturing risks fall Read More

New Product Introduction: Reduce The Risk of Failure, Get to Market Faster2019-04-10T07:57:48-05:00

Quality-Adjusted Price Measurement: A New Approach with Evidence from Semiconductors

By: David M Byrne, Brian K Kovak, and Ryan Michaels from Carnegie Mellon University Abstract—Many markets exhibit price dispersion across suppliers of obser-vationally identical goods. Statistical agencies typically assume this disper-sion reflects unobserved quality, so standard price indexes do not incorporate price declines when buyers substitute toward lower-price suppliers. We show that long-run price differences across suppliers can be used to infer unobserved quality differences and propose an index that accommodates quality-adjusted price dispersion. Using transaction-level data on contract semiconductor manufacturing, we document substantial quality-adjusted price dispersion and confirm that a standard index is biased above our proposed index. To read Read More

Quality-Adjusted Price Measurement: A New Approach with Evidence from Semiconductors2019-04-10T08:10:41-05:00