The Open Door
Regulated Vending in the EU
by Marco Baron, market and product manager, Fas International S.p.A.
Strange Bedfellows: Innovation and Risk Aversion
by Brian Christian, principal, DASO Consulting LLC
The age of innovation is clearly upon us. The cry for more innovation in all sectors of business around the world has grown to a deafening roar. The financial markets are clearly rewarding stockholders in companies that possess a healthy and demonstrable new product pipeline. The question is no longer what to do, but how to do it. While there are many obstacles to building a sustainable innovation capability, one almost insurmountable obstacle is an organizationâ€™s aversion to risk.
A Colorful Solution
With a profile of only 0.4 mm, a new series of SMD LEDs is said to feature both small size and color versatility, while also offering low power consumption.
Next-Generation Display Technology
Advanced laser technology is said to help consumer electronic manufacturers create brighter displays with crisper images and lower power consumption.
New digital signal controllers (DSCs) are designed to reduce cost, provide greater design flexibility and offer advanced features to appliance motor control applications.