The process of restarting a semiconductor facility
NXP is a member of the Austin, Texas community, and currently employs approximately 4,000 people and operating two wafer fabrication (fab) semiconductor facilities located at opposite ends of Austin: Oak Hill and ATMC. On February 15th, many of our operations team members braved heavy snow and dangerous driving conditions to make their way to the facilities, which run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to keep the supply of products flowing. By Steve...
Sales order automation: the customer experience advantage
Genpak, a food-service packaging manufacturer based in Charlotte, North Carolina, chose Conexiom to automate its manual, tedious, and time-consuming sales order process. Genpak had the foresight to partner with Conexiom before COVID-19 and particularly reaped the benefits of sales order automation when the pandemic hit.
The strange bedfellows of AI and ethics
Over the last decade, we have heard a lot of doom-saying about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) would result in the loss of huge numbers of jobs. However, the picture (across both public and private sectors) is now starting to look not only more nuanced but also more positive. By Caroline Payne, Head of Customer Advisory, Public Sector at SAS UK & Ireland
APIs are powering acceleration in digital transformation
While organisations have publicly talked of the benefits of digital transformation for some time, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many to pull the trigger on those plans. The crisis accelerated the adoption of digital technologies as organisations across almost every industry underwent huge changes to their operating models. Written by Eric Newcomer, CTO, WSO2
How blockchain can hold the palm oil industry to account
Palm oil has risen in infamy as an enemy of sustainable agriculture over the past few years. It has long been a key raw material in many consumer goods products, but its production has come to be very negatively associated with climate change and human rights, making it a highly controversial commodity. This article explores how blockchain can hold the palm oil industry to account and ensure sustainable practices. By Juan Miguel Pére...
How to bring clarity to your critical communications strategy in 2021
If 2020 taught us anything it’s that an organisation needs to be able to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to pretty much anything in order to survive and prosper. The first step is understanding that organisational resilience is a strategic capability that goes way beyond just crisis management. By David Wiseman, VP Secure Communications at BlackBerry
To get a handle on ethical AI, we must first secure the Edge
With the advancement of technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has started to become a tangible part of our everyday lives, assisting us with transportation, healthcare, protecting the environment and even helping us at home. In the coming decades, AI applications will go much further. Guest blog written by Lars Reger, NXP Semiconductors
Times they are a changing
Just after the turn of the 20th century, Charles Holland Duell, Commissioner of the United States Patent Office, opined: “All previous advances in the various lines of invention will appear totally insignificant when compared with those which the present century will witness. I almost wish that I might live my life over again to see the wonders which are at the threshold.”
The evolution of USB Type C in power-only applications
Since their inception over two decades ago, USB connectors and their associated standards have gone through an array of advancements to both their data transfer rates and power capabilities as well as multiple iterations of the physical connector itself. Introduced in 2014, USB Type C is the latest physical standard, well-recognised for its simplified, bi-directional package, higher data rates, and greater power delivery. By Jeff Smoot, CUI Devi...
Urban Air Mobility: transport of the future
An important part of a maxon Sales Engineers role is to predict the future. We need to think ahead to what applications the world will need in five or ten years. Here Andrew Gibson, Aerospace Sales Engineer, has looked at urban air mobility, and the transport of the future.