iPhone or Android: The Transition

2014-09-11T09:00:09+00:00September 11th, 2014|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

With the release of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple is causing some Android users to seriously consider their brand loyalty. In a Wall Street Journal interview, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, said he believes the release of the latest versions of the iPhone will result in the “mother of all upgrades.” While some [...]

Global Semiconductor Sales Set New Record

2014-08-14T09:00:21+00:00August 14th, 2014|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

According to an announcement made this month by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), worldwide chip sales for June 2014 established the highest monthly sales record for the industry. More specifically, sales reached $82.7 billion during the second quarter. This represents a 10.8% increase from the second quarter of 2013. In the first half of 2014, [...]

Cybersecurity in the Boardroom

2014-07-10T21:47:27+00:00July 10th, 2014|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

With 1,517 publicly-traded U.S. organizations to date submitting securities filings with the terms “data breach,” “hacking,” “cybersecurity” and “hacker” as potential business risks according to a Wall Street Journal analysis, cyber threats are getting more attention. If you compare this to 2012, you will find a 42% increase in the number of organizations listing these [...]

Sarcasm Software for the Secret Service?

2014-06-12T09:00:46+00:00June 12th, 2014|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

This is not a joke or just an excuse to use alliteration. According to Nextgov.com, the Secret Service posted an RFP online as of June 2nd for software that can be used to detect sarcasm in social media. The agency is looking for software that can process large quantities of social media data and provide [...]

Huawei Has Made Headway in the U.S.

2014-05-08T09:00:31+00:00May 8th, 2014|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

China’s Huawei has faced difficulties in the U.S. network equipment market, but it has established a presence. In 2012, a report by the U.S. government identified Huawei as a potential security threat that could serve as an indirect pathway for Chinese espionage. Although the Chinese company has faced a roadblock with Tier 1 U.S. carriers [...]

Global Semiconductor Revenue Increased by 5% in 2013

2014-04-10T09:00:34+00:00April 10th, 2014|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

Gartner, Inc. recently released results from its market share analysis for semiconductors that showed some positive signs in the midst of some challenges. Total global semiconductor revenue hit $315 billion in 2013 which is up 5% from 2012. The aggregated revenue of the top 25 semiconductor companies increased by 6.9% in 2013 which was substantially [...]

Mobile Devices Lead Global Connectivity

2014-03-13T09:00:07+00:00March 13th, 2014|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

With sales of mobile devices leading the way, global consumer technology spending reached a new high of $1.07 trillion in 2013 and is expected to remain around that mark in 2014. According to the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Global Consumer Technology Trends study, smartphones are one of the top technology products owned or used. Furthermore, [...]

The Most Effective Defense Against Cyber Threats

2014-02-13T09:00:57+00:00February 13th, 2014|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

According to the 2014 Cyberthreat Defense Report by CyberEdge Group, network access control (NAC) was the highest rated of all security technologies to defend against current cyber threats. Seventy-seven percent of IT practitioners are using or plan to use NAC for securing mobile technology. CyberEdge Group’s report is based on a survey of 750 security [...]

Technology Conferences for 2014…

2014-01-16T09:00:24+00:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

For all of you leaders and professionals in the software, semiconductor, information security, consumer electronics and wireless industries, don’t forget to consider these technology conferences for networking and knowledge-building opportunities. Click on a link for more details. Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference on May 19-21, 2014 SIIA's Maximize on May 20-22, 2014 Internet World on June [...]