Woodstock Wire: Industry News

February 18, 2019

Marriott now lets you check if you're a victim of the Starwood hack

Tech -- TechCrunch - Hotel chain giant Marriott will now let you check if you're a victim of the Starwood hack.

The company confirmed to TechCrunch that...

February 18, 2019 12:59 AM

February 15, 2019

J.P. Morgan to launch a U.S. dollar-backed cryptocurrency

Enterprise -- Computerworld - J.P. Morgan Chase plans to launch what is considered to be the first cryptocurrency backed by a major bank, a move that could...

February 15, 2019 06:09 PM

February 14, 2019

IBM says to expect 5 big changes in the next 5 years

Think -- Big Think - IBM's 2019 5 in 5 predicts major changes on the horizon. Food chain technology, from farmers' financing to desktop pathogen sensors,...

February 14, 2019 08:46 PM

Trump enters US into global AI arms-race with detail-light federal investment plan

EE -- Enterprise IoT Insights - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to commit certain federal government resources to the research...

February 14, 2019 07:17 PM

Weekly Global Update for February 13, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - 4Q'18 Global Supply Chain Performance; Global Semiconductor Sales increased 13.7% y/y in 2018; Apple Suppliers in Japan chop...

February 14, 2019 05:51 PM

February 12, 2019

Trump's planned AI initiative includes education, but lacks key details

Tech -- TechCrunch - This weekend, the Trump administration shed more light on the "American A.I. Initiative," a plan the President is set to sign today,...

February 12, 2019 05:20 PM

Tariffs Advance U.S. Tech Goals in China, Experts Say

Distribution -- EPS News - Editor's Note: This is the first of two articles examining the impact of tariffs -- positive and negative--on the electronics industry.


February 12, 2019 04:46 PM

February 09, 2019

U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows in November

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The U.S. trade deficit fell 11.5 percent in November to the lowest level since June.Contributed Author: Paul Weisman,...

February 09, 2019 08:16 PM

February 07, 2019

Weekly Global Update for February 6, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - 4Q'18 Global Electronic Supply Chain Growth; January PMI Leading Indicators; Worldwide Smartphone shipments dropped 4.9% y/y...

February 07, 2019 05:16 PM

February 05, 2019

Indiegogo helps raise money, and dabbles in incubation #makerbusiness

EE -- Adafruit Industries - VentureBeat ran a story about the huge amount of capital flowing into Chinese businesses through Indiegogo.According to...

February 05, 2019 06:13 PM

European IoT market revenues to expand by 19.8% y-o-y in 2019: IDC

EE -- Enterprise IoT Insights - Germany, France and the U.K. will be the markets with the highest level of IoT adoption in 2019

Revenues for the...

February 05, 2019 06:12 PM

February 04, 2019

Supplyframe acquires Buymanager - expands in Europe

Media -- Evertiq - Supplyframe says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Buymanager, a sourcing and product cost management software for...

February 04, 2019 05:04 AM

Why Customer Experience Matters for B2B

Think -- MIT Sloan Management Review - Business-to-business customers are people too.

An obvious truism? Perhaps, but you wouldn't know it from the...

February 04, 2019 02:44 AM

February 03, 2019

Bill Gates Made These 15 Predictions Back in 1999 -- and It's Scary How Accurate He Was

entrepreneur.com -- In 1999, Bill Gates wrote a book titled Business @ the Speed of Thought.

In the book, Gates made 15 bold predictions that at the time might have sounded outrageous.

But as Markus Kirjonen, a business student, once noted on his blog, Gates' forecasts turned out to be eerily prescient.

Here are the 15 predictions Gates made just about 20 years ago -- and how close they've come to being true.

February 03, 2019 09:19 PM

February 02, 2019

Foxconn Affirms Wisconsin Factory Plan, Citing Trump Chat

Tech -- NY Times Technology - The company, which has shifted the project's emphasis from manufacturing, said it would include a plant that turns out...

February 02, 2019 06:36 PM

H1-B changes will simplify application process

Tech -- TechCrunch - The federal government yesterday published the final rule for changes to the H1-B visa program, which is one of the primary conduits...

February 02, 2019 06:25 PM

U.S. Factory Activity Rebounds in January

Distribution -- EPS News - The nation's manufacturing sector regained some lost ground in January as demand, production and consumption all increased from December,...

February 02, 2019 06:18 PM

January 31, 2019

New H-1B visa rules take effect April 1, changing how tech companies hire foreign-born talent

Tech -- GeekWire - Effective April 1, there will be new rules governing the H-1B visa, which U.S. tech companies use to hire...

January 31, 2019 06:03 PM

Weekly Global Update for January 30, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - 4Q'18 Electronic Supply Chain Growth Slows; EMS & ODM Growth also Peaking; January "Flash" Purchasing Managers Indices; Japan...

January 31, 2019 05:18 PM

Baronchelli Hands IDEA Reins To Steinberger

Distribution -- Disti Blog - Silvio Baronchelli is stepping down after 35 years as President of the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA),...

January 31, 2019 05:17 PM

Data Takes Center Stage at CES 2019

Distribution -- EPS News - CES 2019 was a white-knuckle roller-coaster of a ride, with some game-changing technology already here and more on...

January 31, 2019 05:14 PM

January 28, 2019

3 digital industries that China is dominating

Tech -- Mashable - China is one of the foremost nations embracing a fully connected society. In many major Chinese cities, sensor-filled machines that...

January 28, 2019 05:14 PM

January 25, 2019

Weekly Global Update for January 23, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Europe Update; AI, 5G to Boost Penetration of HDI PCBs in Notebooks; TSMC Weak Year Ahead; Global NAND Flash Memory Market to...

January 25, 2019 07:56 AM

January 24, 2019

World Economic Forum warns of AI's potential to worsen global inequality

Tech -- TechCrunch - Tech and political leaders sounded the alarm bell today about the potential for artificial intelligence to exacerbate huge inequalities...

January 24, 2019 05:41 AM

January 22, 2019

World's Most Admired Companies - Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment: Industry Rankings


1 - Arrow Electronics

2 - Tech Data

3 - ScanSource

4 - Avnet

January 22, 2019 07:16 PM

January 17, 2019

Fiserv is buying First Data in a $22B fintech megadeal

Tech -- TechCrunch - While we will continue to see a lot of consolidation among smaller startups in the area of financial technology, or fintech, there...

January 17, 2019 05:38 PM

Weekly Global Update for January 16, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - 4Q'18 World Electronic Equipment Sales - Slowing Growth; China/Taiwan Update; Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue grew 13.4% y/y...

January 17, 2019 05:18 PM

U.S. Wholesale Prices Fell 0.2 Percent In December

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The data indicates that inflation is mostly tame, despite steady economic growth and a very low unemployment rate.Contributed...

January 17, 2019 05:17 PM

January 16, 2019

Microsoft: 'Expect a bumpy ride'. These are 2019's top 10 tech challenges

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Microsoft forecasts how the world will respond to fake news, cyberattacks, AI, trade wars, and social-media regulation.

January 16, 2019 06:11 PM

German Economy Slowed in 2018, Adding to Global Concerns

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - Germany's economic growth slowed in 2018 to the weakest rate in five years, adding to worries about a global downturn...

January 16, 2019 05:26 PM

January 15, 2019

Semiconductor and Connector Sales Headed for Record Year

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported November sales of $41.4 billion, up +9.8% from prior year and down -1.1%...

January 15, 2019 05:33 PM

January 14, 2019

2018 review and 2019 outlook: Mixed impacts of trade war on East Asia IC firms

Media -- DIGITIMES - The huge annual trade deficit of up to US$375 billion is definitely a major reason for the US to raise tariffs on goods imported...

January 14, 2019 03:22 AM

January 13, 2019

Accenture CEO Steps Down for Health Reasons

Enterprise -- ChannelE2E - Accenture Chairman & CEO Pierre Nanterme steps down for health reasons. Accenture CFO David Rowland named interim CEO. KC McClure...

January 13, 2019 02:44 AM

January 10, 2019

Weekly Global Update for January 9, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Global Semiconductor Sales Up 9.8% Y/Y in November; December PMI Leading Indicators; Vietnam PCB Industry; China to Impose Stricter...

January 10, 2019 05:26 PM

January 09, 2019

Why a Drop in the ISM's Factory Index is a Big Deal

Distribution Dispatch -- The Institute for Supply Management made headlines last week as it announced its leading index for U.S. factory activity, the PMI, dropped in...

January 09, 2019 05:24 PM

January 06, 2019

Here's What You Can't Miss at CES 2019

Business Wire -- CES(r) 2019 is the largest and most influential tech event in the world - where the entire technology ecosystem gathers to conduct business,...

January 06, 2019 06:28 PM

Our top 10 economic forecasts for 2019

Think -- Big Think - The global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth. But as the year progressed, momentum faded and growth trends diverged....

January 06, 2019 06:24 PM

Indiegogo claims 2018 was its most successful year with 1,300 success stories

Tech -- Digital Trends - Just how many successful products launched on Indiegogo last year? For the first time, the crowdfunding platform shared the...

January 06, 2019 07:04 AM

US to lead global IoT spending in 2019, IDC predicts

EE -- Enterprise IoT Insights - IDC said global IoT spending will reach $745 billion this year

Internet of things spending in the United States...

January 06, 2019 06:17 AM

January 04, 2019

IDC: Internet of Things Spending Will Top $745B in 2019

Enterprise -- Channelnomics - IDC: Internet of Things Spending Will Top $745B in 2019A new report by IDC projects spending on Internet of Things (IoT) devices,...

January 04, 2019 06:56 PM

First buses, now Shenzhen has turned its taxis electric in green push

Tech -- TechCrunch - Roads in a Chinese city have gotten much quieter in recent years. Shenzhen, widely called the Silicon Valley of hardware, has been...

January 04, 2019 06:43 PM

CES 2019: what to expect from the biggest tech show of the year

Tech -- The Verge - CES 2019 is upon us, and The Verge is headed back to Las Vegas to bring you all of the news from the gadget-filled electronics show...

January 04, 2019 05:47 PM

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Delivers Opening Keynote at CES 2019 on What's Next in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Quantum Computing

PR Newswire -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty will deliver the opening keynote at CES 2019 on Tuesday, Jan. 8. CES is the largest...

January 04, 2019 05:44 PM

U.S. Factory Activity Plunges to a 4-Year Low; Electronics Industry Stalls

Distribution -- EPS News - U.S. factory activity in December plunged to a four-year low as new orders, production and employment declined sharply from November...

January 04, 2019 05:20 PM

January 03, 2019

What Do Tech's Most Powerful Women Have in Common?

Enterprise -- Information Week - When the IBM Watson Personality API analyzed these female tech leader's words, it identified nine traits as being most dominant.

January 03, 2019 06:38 PM

Weekly Global Update for January 2, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Semiconductor Market to enter New Growth Phase as early as September 2019; Chip Demand for 5G Base Station Equipment to emerge...

January 03, 2019 05:36 PM

U.S. Consumer Confidence Tumbles in December

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month as Americans began to worry that economic growth will moderate next...

January 03, 2019 05:32 PM

January 01, 2019

What to expect from CES 2019

Tech -- TechCrunch - The timing is... less than ideal. Just as the industry is recovering from a holiday-induced hangover, we're thrust into the country's...

January 01, 2019 04:33 AM

December 30, 2018

Events That Will Impact Business In 2019

U.S. News -- China's economy, trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and cybersecurity threats are the top risks for 2019.

December 30, 2018 03:03 AM

December 28, 2018

Tech luminaries we lost in 2018

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Remembering our industry's innovators

They were the founders of such household names as Atari...

December 28, 2018 01:19 AM