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Identifying breakthrough innovations that will transform the supply chain

17th October 2018

Products are incorporating increasingly complex technology, putting greater pressure on the supply chain. As a result, gaps are forming and the risk to reputations and revenues is growing through issues such as...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Data science & analytics
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
Opinion

Introducing SomeSQL

25th September 2018

NoSQL databases (such as MongoDB) give developers much more freedom in how to store their data. But this freedom means that there is much more risk that the data gets into a state which can’t be read by the interfacing...

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Data science & analytics
Opinion

The power shift of Bluetooth

13th September 2018

14 years have passed since the first Bluetooth chip hit the market. Since then, we’ve been treated to a steady stream of innovation, which has revolutionised how we interact with technology. It’s well understood that...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Embedded software
  • Innovation management
  • Radio systems
  • Signal processing
Opinion

Nintendo Switch: real-world wireless visualisation

11th June 2018

It’s well understood that the number of connected devices will grow exponentially over the coming years. The most disruptive innovation will see connectivity introduced to traditional non-wireless products, or elements of products...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Industrial design
  • Radio systems
Opinion

Thinking big - the Ocado way

25th May 2018

We often ask ourselves what innovation truly means. It’s an important question for any ambitions business to consider as history has shown that a revolution in technology brings far greater benefits than an evolution to a legacy technique.

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Industrial design
  • Radio systems
  • Robotics
  • Tracking & location
Opinion

The future is bright for AI in automotive

22nd May 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in automotive is well established in self-driving cars.  But how far can AI stretch beyond advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and play a much wider role in enhancing...

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Machine learning & AI
Opinion

Get off the edge - you're taking up too much space

18th May 2018

The view from the ‘thing end’ of the IoT makes a lot of edge computing seem huge, but the true edge of the IoT is where the electronics end. For this reason, we need to look towards technologies that...

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Machine learning & AI
Opinion

Helping developers to embrace IoT: how difficult can we make it?

11th December 2017

The IoT is big and real. Countless people are looking into developing all kinds of products that have wireless capabilities and which integrate sensors of some kind. The IoT spans many markets...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Heard about the growing DIY chip trend?

1st November 2017

We are lucky enough to have deep engagements with clients across a wide range of industries and get insights into the economics of their businesses. Through those engagements we get insights into...

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Embedded software
Infographic

Who ate who? The semiconductor consolidation funnel

25th October 2017

In the great semiconductor industry consolidation, who ate who? Our infographic shows completed acquisitions since 2015, then going back even further for acquired companies, to see which companies they...

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Teaching an old camera new tricks

23rd March 2017

Few things are as useless as CCTV cameras. Most are low-res, unwatched and unloved. What if I told you that we could turn a bog standard CCTV camera, simply a dumb feed from a camera that's...

  • Machine learning & AI