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Category: Uncategorized

Every 12 to 24 months the number of transistors doubles, and with this the speed of microprocessors. This is what Intel co-founder Gordon Moore discovered in the 1960s. Dubbed quickly Moore’s Law, this also became fact. The exponential development of computer and memory chips is still valid today. Gordon Moore himself didn’t consider this a …

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Category: Uncategorized

Yu prepared, you learned that you are not getting a Silicon-Valley-Blueprint, but instead many new and fundamental questions, and despite that – or rather because of that – you had a good time in Silicon Valley with a lot of new impressions and inspirations. The time here motivated you with a renewed will of getting …

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Category: Digital, Silicon Valley

Once Germany got obsessed with the digital revolution, one can get easily the impression that an insurmountable force is pounding at European companies. Some industries are already hit more than others. The media industry has been in the middle of an ongoing disruption for years. Other industries are at the crossroads, but may not want …

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Category: Maker

For the 12th time the annual Maker Faire took place in San Mateo, in the heart of Silicon Valley. And like the other years it was extremely inspiring and exhausting at the same time, but in a positive sense. From light installations, music, big-ass battle robots, Steampunk fashion, food workshops, drone fights and fire installations …

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Category: Innovation

Incremental and disruptive innovation are two of the raw distinctions how we categorize innovation. Incremental innovation comes in steps. Examples are the improvement of a production process, or the step-by-step reduction of exhaust emissions in a Diesel engine. Disruptive innovation seems to come in big jumps. Horse carriages that were pushed aside by cars, film …

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Category: Innovation, Visit

Visitors of the innovation capital of the world have different reasons why they come. Most of them come to San Francisco to feel the city and dive into its atmosphere. Those are the tourists. But then there are those visitors, who come, because innovation is a hot topic. Not all of them have the same …

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Category: Robot

Robots dive into every aspect of life and replace humans. Literally. This week I visited the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and watched a demonstration of a diving robot, which was developed to operated below water surfaces. His task is to help with archeological and scientific research, but also maintain and service under water infrastructure such …

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