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The Post-Silicon Era

Masamitsu “Matt” Aoki has updated his detailed charts of “Build-Up Types of Printed Wiring Boards and Their Applications in Japan” (Version 14.1) and “Thin Types of Printed Wiring Boards and Their Applications in Japan” (Version 24.1). They are both now … Continue reading

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The Unsung IBM

As CEO Tim Cook shakes up the Apple management team and struggles to keep Apple at the top of the hyper-competitive electronics heap, I am reminded of the last time Apple saw such a fundamental challenge to its mojo. It … Continue reading

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What Should HP Do?

The news out of Palo Alto isn’t good. Now, that won’t exactly come as a shock to most observers, as HP has been flat for some time. But CEO Meg Whitman yesterday acknowledged that the pain will intensify before the … Continue reading

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H-P Bets on the Cloud

Hewlett-Packard designed and built its first computer in 1966. Has it designed and built its last? Various Wall Street sources are reporting today that the world’s second largest electronics company will spin off its PC unit in order to concentrate … Continue reading

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Handing Over the Reins

Great article in this week’s Newsweek by Yale dean Dr. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld recapping the struggle a technology innovator has in ensuring his or her vision lives on after he/she leaves the scene. Key quote: How do you maintain the DNA … Continue reading

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Focus? Who Needs It?

From Jim Collins to Michael Porter, the latest generation of management gurus argued companies must focus on core competencies and shed all other activities. Just what makes a “core competency,” however, is always in flux. And as electronics companies see … Continue reading

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Blue Sun

IBM’s potential merger with Sun is hardly a done deal, and reporters at The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere now think the deal may be off. (For the record, neither OEM has yet commented on the deal.) Which, for EMS … Continue reading

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