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Infineon’s Wawer: The Future Is All about Energy

Peter Wawer is a second-generation engineer. In the 1960s, his father worked on circuitry based on tubes and spent years pondering what lay ahead in the fields of electronics. What Wawer and his team do today at Munich-based Infineon Technologies AG, where he heads the company’s industrial power control business, would have been alchemy decades…

Energy Crisis? Yes and No

The world has an energy crisis. Demand is growing faster than supply, and overloaded electricity transmission grids are causing rolling blackouts in rich and poorer nations alike. The overloaded systems will require huge investments just to meet current demand amid swelling population numbers and surging power requirements. Meanwhile, geopolitical upheavals have crimped supply in several…

Europe: Setting the Electronics Agenda

Europe is not the world’s biggest consumer electronics market. Neither is it the top manufacturing center for high-tech devices and the varied components that go into them, nor is it the largest market for the automotive systems, mobile handsets, PCs, and other items driving the advancements and heady growth seen in China and the United…

In Europe, AI Meets Its Boss

Artificial Intelligence begins with data collection, but AI is truly effective only when the data it uses is accurate. Europe understands this. Businesses and governments across the continent have long recognized the utility of data that is obtained without violating the sanctity of individual privacy. Indeed, data collection and privacy protection aren’t mutually exclusive. Enterprises…

Keep Dreaming Big

Try and imagine the full breadth of what technology promises. It’s a mindboggling task, right? Much as humankind has yet to unleash the full potential of the human brain, we are today only in the early phases of technology’s transformation of our day-to-day lives. Tremendous progress has been made in the past 100 years, with…

Plan for a World No Longer Apart

Taiwan HAS LONG KNOWN that in a world of increasingly intricate economic entanglements, no single enterprise, region, or nation can be successful all by itself. The island may be poor in natural resources, but its business community has never been short on ideas. And over the years that I’ve covered Taiwanese companies, I’ve seen entire…

A Slowdown is Not Imminent

Earlier this month, Europe held two of the biggest electronics exhibitions so far this year. The annual MWC (formerly Mobile World Congress) hosted telecom OEMs, service providers, and semiconductor companies in Barcelona, Spain, while in Nuremberg, Germany, electronics engineers traded information about the future of their profession at embedded world. The two events had one…

Why You Must Care

The electronics industry has always made for strange bedfellows. Friends and partners routinely drag each other to court, leaving lawyers and judges to sort out arcane legal matters, while simultaneously signing design and supply contracts that paradoxically signal amicable relationships. Apple Inc. only last year ended (has it really?) its patent war with Samsung Electronics.…

Nokia Bets it All on 5G

Watch Nokia Corp. The communications and networking equipment manufacturer is for the umpteenth time on a bold but perilous redemption journey. Years from now, industry analysts, academics, and competitors will look back at this time and see a company that either burnished its reputation as a master of reinvention or failed to find its way…

Global Reach

Stroll the 17 halls of electronica 2018 with me — or if you are not at the show but are reading this at home, in the office, or on the road, take a break and go to electronica.de — and revel in the dynamism and innovations that are powering our world. I’ve traveled to Munich…