The European Commission is preparing a major case against Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE over what it sees as illegal state subsidies, reports the Financial Times (subscription required). According to the report, the Commission told representatives from EU member states that it has amassed sufficient solid evidence to bring a formal case against China as early as next month, a move that could result in Chinese companies being subjected to "punitive tariffs." (See EC Circles Huawei, ZTE and Will EC Probe Huawei, ZTE?.)
Video technology specialist Technicolor has announced that its set-top box manufacturing subsidiary in Angers, France, has filed for bankruptcy. According to Bloomberg, Technicolor said last month it was talking to five potential buyers for the factory, its last remaining production facility in France.
The Guardian has been looking at why Mike Lynch, who co-founded British data-analytics firm Autonomy Corp. , has decided to kiss goodbye to his baby, which was taken over by HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) last year. It seems it's the familiar culture-clash story, with Autonomy's leanness contrasting with the multi-layered management of HP. The news of Lynch's decision came as HP announced plans to lay off 27,000 of its less well rewarded workers. (See HP to Axe 27,000 Staff and HP Gets Autonomy.)
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.