Anticipation on Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has suffered some draw backs lately as not only Elon Musk but also other renown scientists including Stephen Hawking have made alerting statements on the danger of digital super intelligence. The discussion was fueled this weekend again after noted virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier was featured on publisher John Brockman’s site, Edge.org, discussing the potential threat of artificial intelligence in a post titled “The Myth of A.I.”. Lanier’s thoughts activated a number of science and technology experts to comment and start a discussion. Among those comments were the words of Musk, who wrote a particularly alarming note aboutRead More
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fascinating topic for companies as well as for consumers. The interconnectivity of everyday devices, like our coffee makers and alarm clocks or our cars and the heater in our homes, offer endless possibilities to simplify our lives and to make them more efficient. The IoT has already arrived partially as we are able to switch on the lights via smartphones and to measure our health constantly with wearable devices. New devices are connected and added to the IoT everyday; but we are justRead More
In the semiconductor industry we face new challenges on a daily basis, weather working in an automotive related position trying to improve driver safety or maybe in the RF& wireless segment searching for Internet of Things solutions. For us at EBV this constant change results in the need for ongoing innovation to support our customers perfectly. We are driven by the new ideas and endless possibilities that modern technology offers to us these days. Our constant search for improvement is reflected in the huge amount of knowledge and support inRead More
Ever wondered why we have the EBV Vertical Segments and how the EBVchips program works? Well, if so read the short interview with Thomas Staudinger, our Vice President of EBV Vertical Segments to get some insights. EBV: Hi Thomas, can you explain the benefit of EBV’s unique Vertical Segment Structure with 9 different segments? Our customers can benefit from the clear distinction between markets and technologies. The market segments help us to create a differentiating solution based on all relevant technologies to be the leader in the sub-segments. TheRead More
Yesterday, on October 23, Avnet CEO Rick Hamada has been interviewed by Jim Cramer on CNBC’s Mad Money television show. Watch here: Avnet has recently reported a great first FY15 quarterly result. Rick Hamada, CEO of Avnet, pointed out that the growth has been driven especially by the strong component business in Asian and European markets. You can access the full report here: http://ir.avnet.com/results.cfm Read More
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the “rockstar” of business trends these days. It is the number one in Gartner’s Hype Cycle, expected to grow to 26 billion devices by 2020. The IoT is further expected to generate an incremental supplier revenue contribution of around $309 billion and an economic value-add (which represents the aggregate benefits that businesses derive through the sale and usage of IoT technology) of $1.9 trillion across sectors in 6 years from now. The outlook is bright, however there are not only endless possibilities but alsoRead More
Big data has been a “thing” for some years now and still many mid-sized and smaller businesses are figuring out if it is worth getting into it or not. The answer will most definitely be yes. To explain this rather radical statement let us define big data real quick.
In theory Gartner, Inc.’s definition “Big data is high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making.”Read More