Companies spend millions trying to forecast an unpredictable future. But no one knows which technologies will be ready, which will be inadequate, too expensive, over-hyped or even a threat to a company’s survival. No one knows when market demand will rise or fall or what the next huge market trends will be or when they will occur. So how can companies develop business models and processes that will work? They can’t so they should (1) move incrementally and (2) improve their ability to react to unpredictable changing technologies and markets through constant preparation. Real strategic leverage lies
The arrival of 5G (fifth-generation) wireless networks is going to be a huge catalyst for Micron Technology‘s (NASDAQ:MU) mobile business, as the memory capacities of smartphones running on the next-generation network are expected to increase substantially.
The memory specialist sees a sharp increase in mobile dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and NAND flash storage across different smartphone tiers thanks to the huge data volumes generated by 5G networks and evolving technology. Entry-level smartphones are already rocking 48-megapixel cameras nowadays — which demand more storage — while DRAM usage has shot up thanks to resource-intensive applications like games.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s leading maker of semiconductors has denied it has any links to the military following reports Washington is considering stepping up its feud with Beijing over technology and security by imposing export controls that could disrupt manufacturing for a national industrial champion.
U.S. regulators are considering adding Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. to a list of foreign buyers that need government permission to acquire technology or components, according to The Wall Street Journal and other outlets. They said officials are looking at whether SMIC plays a role in Chinese military development.
“We have no relationship with the Chinese
The head of the World Trade Organization has said he will step down a year earlier than planned, at a crucial moment for the global economy.
Roberto Azevedo’s surprise departure comes as the WTO faces the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and criticism from US President Donald Trump.
Global trade has slumped and the world is braced for the worst downturn since the Great Depression.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump has accused the body of treating America unfairly.
Mr Azevedo said his early departure as the WTO’s director-general was a “personal decision” that was in the best interests of the organisation.