Smart Connectivity/Digital Security: VMware, Another Software Blockbuster M&A Deal?

According to various media reports, semiconductor giant Broadcom is in talks to acquire cloud software infrastructure company VMware. Having started with server virtualization, a software solution that morphs a single and physical server into several virtual ones, VMware gradually added storage and networking virtualization in order to offer a complete infrastructure software stack that allows…

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Hydrogen & Electrons: Inverters, A Major Unrecognized Component Of Decarbonization

Talking about cleantech, and more specifically about inverters which are tightly linked to solar panels, can appear quite “ambitious” given the ongoing investigation by the US Department of Commerce seeking to determine whether Chinese solar equipment producers circumvent existing tariffs and anti-dumping duties imposed on them by setting up export facilities in Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia…

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Hydrogen & Electrons: Wind of Change?

Wind energy players Vestas and Siemens Gamesa and supplier TPI Composites have reported underwhelming earnings and cut guidance in recent quarters due to a combination of weak revenue momentum (flattish installations globally in 2021), cost inflation (steel and resins, logistics) and supply chain issues. And Covid-linked lockdowns in China are unlikely to help in the short-term.…

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Metaverse/Fintech: Axie Crypto Hack Highlights The Importance of Metaverse Infrastructures

The crypto community has just been shattered by the biggest crypto heist to date: 173,600 ethereum and 25.5 million USDC (a U.S. dollar pegged stablecoin), or an equivalent of $622 million, have been stolen on the Ronin network. This network is a so-called sidechain used to settle crypto transactions on Axie Infinity’s video gaming platform.…

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