• Industrial giants borrow a page from the tech playbook Crunch Network

    Industrial giants borrow a page from the tech playbook

    If you’re an executive at an industrial company, you’ve likely been grappling with the industrial Internet of Things (IoT). The rapid development of technologies that connect every part of our lives has moved from our smart phone to the jet engine. IoT’s emergence is causing leading manufacturers to rethink their go-to-market strategies and take a page from the technology… Read More

  • Power-One Opens First U.S. Factory To Make Inverters, Turn Renewables To Grid Ready Electricity

    Power-One, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWER) — a large manufacturer of power inverters for the renewable energy industry and provider of software to manage power harvesting and distribution — opened its first North American manufacturing facility in Phoenix today, where they plan to employ 350 people full-time. According to a company press statement, the facility will primarily produce… Read More

  • Funai claims major leap in LCD display technology

    Outdated? Funai Electric Advanced Applied Technology Research Institute, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese electronics company Funai (Sylvania, Symphonic, Emerson) has developed a reflective display that, unlike existing reflective LCDs, doesn’t need a backlight. The company claims their display uses 0.16MW of electricity per square centimeter, which translates back to just 1% of… Read More

  • Funai to sell LCD TVs with built-in Blu-ray players in the US

    low-priced Sylvania 42-inch LCD/DVD combo (photos of the Blu-ray combo are not yet available) Starting next summer, Funai (Sylvania, Symphonic, Emerson) is planning to sell LCD TVs with integrated Blu-ray Disc players in the US. The Japanese company has a lot of good experience with this approach. Sales from cathode-ray tube TVs with built-in VCRs reached 40% of total TV sales for Funai a… Read More