Click here to close now.

Welcome!

Open Web Authors: Liz McMillan, Lori MacVittie, Gilad Parann-Nissany, Carmen Gonzalez, Mark R. Hinkle

News Feed Item

Pericom Semiconductor Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM)

  • Q2 revenues were $30.4 million, reflective of the global softness in the PC industry
  • Q2 non-GAAP gross margin increased 125 bps year-over-year, consistent with our focus on higher margin sectors
  • Continued strong balance sheet with quarter-end cash and investments at $5.29 per share

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide supplier of high performance connectivity and timing solutions, today announced results for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended December 29, 2012.

Net revenues for the second quarter were $30.4 million, a decrease of 17% from the $36.7 million reported in the first quarter, and a decrease of 0.2% from the $30.5 million reported in the comparable period last year.

GAAP gross margin was 36.8% in the second quarter, a decrease from 37.9% last quarter and an increase from 36.0% in the comparable period last year. On a non-GAAP basis, gross margin was 38.5% in the second quarter, which reflects exclusion of share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets and amortization of fair value adjustments on acquired fixed assets. The comparable non-GAAP gross margins were 39.3% last quarter and 37.3% in the comparable period last year. The improvement in gross margin from the prior year primarily reflects favorable product mix from our focus on higher margin opportunities in networking and telecom, server, storage, and embedded end-market segments. The sequential decline in gross margin primarily reflects increased underutilization expenses in the current quarter.

GAAP net loss for the second quarter was $5.3 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared with net income of $1.2 million, or $0.05 per diluted share in the first quarter, and net loss of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted share in the comparable period last year. GAAP net income for all periods included share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, and amortization of fair value adjustments, and the current quarter also included a $5.0 million tax provision resulting from intercompany transactions completed in the implementation of an operating structure to more efficiently align our transaction flows with our geographic business operations. Excluding these items, non-GAAP net income for the second quarter was $0.9 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared with non-GAAP net income of $2.5 million or $0.10 per diluted share in the first quarter, and non-GAAP net income of $1.0 million, or $0.04 per diluted share in the comparable period last year.

The balance sheet remained very strong with cash and cash equivalents and investments in marketable securities of $124 million or $5.29 per diluted share at the end of the second quarter. Inventories decreased $1.4 million on a sequential basis to $16.1 million, which represents 78 days of supply based on non-GAAP cost of revenues. Trade accounts receivable decreased by $4.7 million sequentially to $19.8 million, which represents DSO of 59 days. At quarter-end, working capital was $119 million and the current ratio was 6.4.

"While our second quarter results reflected continued economic softness in global markets, we were able to maintain improved gross margins driven by market segments and product mix that aligned with our strategic focus," said Alex Hui, President and CEO of Pericom. "The industry continues to face challenging times, yet we remain focused on our long-term growth strategy of expanding our customer base in server, networking, embedded and other high-margin applications for our high speed serial connectivity and timing products."

New Products

In the second quarter of fiscal 2013, Pericom introduced a total of 23 new products in our Connectivity, Timing, and Signal Integrity product areas.

We introduced 13 new products across our Connectivity product families targeting networking, server, storage, embedded, notebook/tablet, and consumer market segments. These included an HDMI switch, a new family of Microprocessor Supervisors ("MPS"), and a new family of Universal Level Shifters ("ULS"). All of these products were sampled to key customers during the quarter.

We expanded our Timing solutions for next generation platforms with 6 new products, including embedded clocks, a new family of ultra low jitter buffers, and a PCIe clock generator. These products target mainly networking, storage, server and embedded segments.

For Signal Integrity, we introduced 4 new ReDriver products targeting USB3 applications in notebook, server, storage, and networking applications, and a very low power PCIe GEN2 ReDriver for servers and computing.

Share Repurchase Update

On April 26, 2012 the Board authorized a repurchase program for up to $25 million of shares of our common stock. Pursuant to this authorization, the Company repurchased 150,201 shares in the three months ended December 29, 2012 for an aggregate cost of $1.1 million and an average per share purchase price of $7.47. The remaining balance of potential share repurchases under the authorization is approximately $23.9 million. Shares may be repurchased from time to time in the open market or through private transactions, at the discretion of Pericom management. As of January 25, 2013, Pericom had approximately 23.5 million shares of common stock outstanding.

Fiscal Q3 2013 Outlook

The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward looking, and actual results may differ materially.

Below are the estimates for fiscal Q3 2013.

  • Revenues in the second fiscal quarter are expected to be in the range of $27.5 million to $30.5 million.

  • GAAP gross margins are expected to be between 34.1% and 36.6%, and adjusting for share-based compensation, amortization of intangibles and fair value adjustments that are expected to total approximately 1.9%, non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be in the 36.0% to 38.5% range.

  • GAAP operating expenses are expected to be between $12.5 million and $12.9 million, and adjusting for share-based compensation, amortization of intangibles and fair value adjustments that are expected to total approximately $1.2 million, non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be in the range of $11.3 million to $11.7 million.

  • Other income is expected to be between $0.6 million and $0.8 million on a GAAP basis and on a non-GAAP basis.

  • The effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 30-34% on a GAAP basis, and 30-32% on a non-GAAP basis.

Conference Call

The press release will be followed by a conference call beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time on January 29, 2013. To listen to the call, dial (877) 377-7103 and reference "Pericom". A slide presentation will accompany the conference call. To view the slides, please visit the investor relations section of www.pericom.com.

The Pericom financial results conference call will be available via a live webcast on the investor relations section of the web site at http://www.pericom.com. Access the web site 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived webcast replay will be available on the web site for approximately 90 days.

A taped replay of the conference call will be made available for the period from this evening through midnight on Monday, February 4th. To listen to the replay, dial toll-free (855) 859-2056 and reference conference ID 91148924.

About Pericom

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) enables serial connectivity with the industry's most complete solutions for the computing, communications, consumer and embedded market segments. Pericom's analog, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits, along with its frequency control products are essential in the timing, switching, bridging and conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's ever-increasing speed and bandwidth demanding applications. Company headquarters is in San Jose, California, with design centers and technical sales and support offices globally. Pericom and the Pericom logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pericom Semiconductor Corp in the U.S. and/or other countries. Our website is http://www.pericom.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this announcement of operating results contains non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the income statement effects of share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, fair value adjustments of acquired inventory, a tax provision on intercompany transactions and the effects of excluding share-based compensation upon the number of diluted shares used in calculating non-GAAP earnings per share.

We have excluded share-based compensation expense in calculating these non-GAAP financial measures. These expenses are non-cash in nature and rely on valuations of the future market price of our common stock that is difficult to predict and is affected by market factors that are largely not within the control of management. We have excluded amortization of intangible assets, amortization of the fair value adjustments related to acquired inventory, tax on an intercompany transaction and the corresponding tax effects of these adjustments because we do not consider them to be related to our core operating performance. We also use non-GAAP data in calculating certain metrics such as non-GAAP cost of revenues in computing inventory days of supply.

We use the non-GAAP financial measures that exclude these items to make strategic decisions, forecast future results and evaluate the Company's current operating performance. We believe that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures that exclude these items is useful to investors because we do not consider these charges either part of the day-to-day business or reflective of the core operational activities of the Company that are within the control of management or that are used to evaluate the Company's operating performance.

The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company has provided reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined under The Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this release include the statements under the captions "Fiscal Q3 2013 Outlook", which regard the anticipated revenues, gross margin, operating expenses, other income, and effective tax rate in the third fiscal quarter of 2013, and statements from our CEO regarding challenging times for the industry and other future expectations. The Company's actual results could differ materially from what is set forth in such forward-looking statements due to a variety of risk factors, including softness in demand for our products, price erosion for certain of our products, unexpected difficulties in developing new products, customer decisions to reduce inventory, economic or financial difficulties experienced by our customers, or technological and market changes. All forward-looking statements included in this document are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and Pericom assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. Parties receiving this release are encouraged to review our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2012, our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 29, 2012, and in particular, the risk factors section contained in those reports.



                     Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
              Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
                   (In thousands, except per share data)
                                (unaudited)

                                Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended
                          -----------------------------  ------------------
                          December   September December  December  December
                          29, 2012   29, 2012  31, 2011  29, 2012  31, 2011
                          --------  ---------- --------  --------  --------

Net revenues              $ 30,433  $   36,749 $ 30,481  $ 67,182  $ 65,813

Cost of revenues            19,239      22,838   19,504    42,077    42,299
                          --------  ---------- --------  --------  --------

   Gross profit             11,194      13,911   10,977    25,105    23,514

Operating expenses:

   Research and
    development              5,097       5,323    5,277    10,420    10,593

   Selling, general and
    administrative           7,532       7,639    7,060    15,171    14,399
                          --------  ---------- --------  --------  --------

      Total operating
       expenses             12,629      12,962   12,337    25,591    24,992
                          --------  ---------- --------  --------  --------

Income (loss) from
 operations                 (1,435)        949   (1,360)     (486)   (1,478)

Interest and other
 income, net                   795         635      638     1,430     1,708
                          --------  ---------- --------  --------  --------

Income (loss) before
 income taxes                 (640)      1,584     (722)      944       230

Income tax expense
 (benefit)                   4,756         500     (335)    5,256       199
                          --------  ---------- --------  --------  --------

Net income (loss) from
 consolidated companies     (5,396)      1,084     (387)   (4,312)       31

Equity in net income of
 unconsolidated affiliate       57         108       52       165        79
                          --------  ---------- --------  --------  --------

Net income (loss)         $ (5,339) $    1,192 $   (335) $ (4,147) $    110
                          ========  ========== ========  ========  ========

Basic income (loss) per
 share                    $  (0.23) $     0.05 $  (0.01) $  (0.18) $   0.00
                          ========  ========== ========  ========  ========

Diluted income (loss) per
 share                    $  (0.23) $     0.05 $  (0.01) $  (0.18) $   0.00
                          ========  ========== ========  ========  ========

Shares used in computing
 basic income (loss) per
 share                      23,515      23,543   24,244    23,529    24,368
                          ========  ========== ========  ========  ========

Shares used in computing
 diluted income (loss)
 per share                  23,515      23,740   24,244    23,529    24,469
                          ========  ========== ========  ========  ========



                      Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
               Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
                               (In thousands)
                                 (unaudited)

                                Three Months Ended         Six Months Ended
                          ------------------------------ -------------------
                           December  September  December  December  December
                           29, 2012  29, 2012   31, 2011  29, 2012  31, 2011
                          --------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------

Share-based compensation
   Cost of revenues       $      43 $       52 $      47 $      95 $     101
   Research and
    development                 333        322       357       655       728
   Selling, general and
    administrative              484        467       528       951     1,077
                          --------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------
      Share-based
       compensation
       expense            $     860 $      841 $     932 $   1,701 $   1,906

Amortization of
 intangible assets
   Cost of revenues       $     481 $      477 $     331 $     958 $     785
   Research and
    development                  49         56       167       105       327
   Selling, general and
    administrative              242        243       241       485       480
                          --------- ---------- --------- --------- ---------
      Amortization of
       intangible assets  $     772 $      776 $     739 $   1,548 $   1,592



                     Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
      Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income
                               (In thousands)
                                (unaudited)

                                Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended
                          -----------------------------  ------------------
                          December  September  December  December  December
                          29, 2012   29, 2012  31, 2011  29, 2012   31,2011
                          --------  ---------  --------  --------  --------
GAAP net income (loss)    $ (5,339) $   1,192  $   (335) $ (4,147) $    110
Reconciling items:
   Share-based
    compensation expense       860        841       932     1,701     1,906
   Amortization of
    intangible assets          772        776       739     1,548     1,592
   Fair value adjustment
    to depreciation
    expense on acquired
    fixed assets                50         50        50       100       100
   Tax on intercompany
    transaction              4,987          -         -     4,987         -
   Tax effect of
    adjustments               (408)      (402)     (428)     (810)     (906)
                          --------  ---------  --------  --------  --------
      Total reconciling
       items                 6,261      1,265     1,293     7,526     2,692
                          --------  ---------  --------  --------  --------
Non-GAAP net income       $    922  $   2,457  $    958  $  3,379  $  2,802
                          ========  =========  ========  ========  ========

         Reconciliation of GAAP Diluted EPS to Non-GAAP Diluted EPS
                                (unaudited)

Diluted net income (loss)
 per share:
   GAAP diluted income
    (loss) per share      $  (0.23) $    0.05  $  (0.01) $  (0.18) $   0.00
   Adjustments:
   Share-based
    compensation expense      0.04       0.04      0.04      0.08      0.08
   Amortization of
    intangible assets         0.03       0.03      0.03      0.06      0.07
   Fair value adjustment
    to depreciation
    expense on acquired
    fixed assets                 -          -         -         -         -
   Tax on intercompany
    transaction               0.21          -         -      0.21         -
   Tax effect of
    adjustments              (0.02)     (0.02)    (0.02)    (0.04)    (0.04)
   Difference in share
    count                     0.01          -         -      0.01
                          --------  ---------  --------  --------  --------
      Total adjustments       0.27       0.05      0.05      0.32      0.11
                          --------  ---------  --------  --------  --------
   Non-GAAP diluted
    income per share      $   0.04  $    0.10  $   0.04  $   0.14  $   0.11
                          ========  =========  ========  ========  ========

Shares used in diluted
 net income (loss) per
 share calculation:
   GAAP                     23,515     23,740    24,244    23,529    24,469
      Change in diluted
       shares from GAAP
       net loss to non-
       GAAP net income         141          -       111       169         -
      Exclude the benefit
       of share-based
       compensation
       expense (1)             507        308       334       408       379
                          --------  ---------  --------  --------  --------
   Non-GAAP                 24,163     24,048    24,689    24,106    24,848
                          ========  =========  ========  ========  ========

(1) For purposes of calculating non-GAAP diluted net income per share, the
GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding is adjusted to exclude the
benefits of unamortized stock compensation costs that are treated as
proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury
stock method.



                     Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
        Reconciliation of GAAP Gross Margin to Non-GAAP Gross Margin
                               (In thousands)
                                (unaudited)

                                Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended
                          -----------------------------  ------------------
                          December  September  December  December  December
                          29, 2012   29, 2012  31, 2011  29, 2012  31, 2011
                          --------  ---------  --------  --------  --------
GAAP gross margin         $ 11,194  $  13,911  $ 10,977  $ 25,105  $ 23,514
 - % of revenues              36.8%      37.9%     36.0%     37.4%     35.7%
    Reconciling items:
    Share-based
     compensation               43         52        47        95       101
    Amortization of
     intangible assets         481        477       331       958       785
    Fair value adjustment
     to depreciation
     expense on acquired
     fixed assets               10         10        10        20        20
                          --------  ---------  --------  --------  --------
       Total reconciling
        items                  534        539       388     1,073       906
                          --------  ---------  --------  --------  --------
Non-GAAP gross margin     $ 11,728  $  14,450  $ 11,365  $ 26,178  $ 24,420
                          ========  =========  ========  ========  ========
 - % of revenues              38.5%      39.3%     37.3%     39.0%     37.1%

        Reconciliation of GAAP R&D Expenses to Non-GAAP R&D Expenses
                                (unaudited)

GAAP research and
 development expenses     $  5,097  $   5,323  $  5,277  $ 10,420  $ 10,593
 - % of revenues              16.7%      14.5%     17.3%     15.5%     16.1%
    Reconciling items:
    Share-based
     compensation             (333)      (322)     (357)     (655)     (728)
    Amortization of
     intangible assets         (49)       (56)     (167)     (105)     (327)
    Fair value adjustment
     to depreciation
     expense on acquired
     fixed assets              (10)       (10)      (10)      (20)      (20)
                          --------  ---------  --------  --------  --------
       Total reconciling
        items                 (392)      (388)     (534)     (780)   (1,075)
                          --------  ---------  --------  --------  --------
Non-GAAP research and
 development expenses     $  4,705  $   4,935  $  4,743  $  9,640  $  9,518
                          ========  =========  ========  ========  ========
 - % of revenues              15.5%      13.4%     15.6%     14.3%     14.5%

       Reconciliation of GAAP SG&A Expenses to Non-GAAP SG&A Expenses
                                (unaudited)

GAAP selling, general and
 administrative expenses  $  7,532  $   7,639  $  7,060  $ 15,171  $ 14,399
 - % of revenues              24.7%      20.8%     23.2%     22.6%     21.9%
    Reconciling items:
    Share-based
     compensation             (484)      (467)     (528)     (951)   (1,077)
    Amortization of
     intangible assets        (242)      (243)     (241)     (485)     (480)
    Fair value adjustment
     to depreciation
     expense on acquired
     fixed assets              (30)       (30)      (30)      (60)      (60)
                          --------  ---------  --------  --------  --------
       Total reconciling
        items                 (756)      (740)     (799)   (1,496)   (1,617)
                          --------  ---------  --------  --------  --------
Non-GAAP selling, general
 and administrative
 expenses                 $  6,776  $   6,899  $  6,261  $ 13,675  $ 12,782
                          ========  =========  ========  ========  ========
 - % of revenues              22.3%      18.8%     20.5%     20.4%     19.4%



                      Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
                    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                               (In thousands)
                                 (unaudited)


                                                       As of       As of
                                                   December 29,   June 30,
                                                       2012         2012
                                                   ------------ ------------
                      Assets

Current assets:

     Cash and cash equivalents                     $     29,716 $     24,283
     Short-term investments                              69,362       79,924
     Accounts receivable - trade                         19,828       24,010
     Inventories                                         16,134       16,604
     Prepaid expenses and other current assets            4,784        6,099
     Deferred income taxes                                1,611        1,549
                                                   ------------ ------------
          Total current assets                          141,435      152,469

Property, plant and equipment-net                        61,838       56,102
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates                  2,375        2,474
Deferred income taxes non-current                         2,358        2,447
Long-term investments in marketable securities           25,224       23,628
Goodwill                                                 16,829       16,797
Intangible assets-net                                    11,317       12,831
Other assets                                              8,817        9,058
                                                   ------------ ------------
          Total assets                             $    270,193 $    275,806
                                                   ============ ============


       Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Current liabilities:

     Short-term debt                               $      1,338 $      1,364
     Accounts payable                                     8,654       14,860
     Accrued liabilities                                 12,075        8,608
                                                   ------------ ------------
          Total current liabilities                      22,067       24,832

Industrial development subsidy                            7,578        8,577
     Deferred income tax liabilities                      5,986        6,191
     Other long-term liabilities                          3,450        2,571
                                                   ------------ ------------
          Total liabilities                              39,081       42,171

Shareholders' equity:
     Common stock and paid in capital                   123,664      123,362
     Retained earnings and other comprehensive
      income                                            107,448      110,273
                                                   ------------ ------------
          Total shareholders' equity                    231,112      233,635
                                                   ------------ ------------

          Total liabilities and shareholders'
           equity                                  $    270,193 $    275,806
                                                   ============ ============

Contact:
Aaron Tachibana
Pericom Semiconductor
Tel: 408 435-0800
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Since 2008 and for the first time in history, more than half of humans live in urban areas, urging cities to become “smart.” Today, cities can leverage the wide availability of smartphones combined with new technologies such as Beacons or NFC to connect their urban furniture and environment to create citizen-first services that improve transportation, way-finding and information delivery. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Laetitia Gazel-Anthoine, CEO of Connecthings, will focus on successful use cases.
The explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data. In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and the insured. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Sick, a Senior Manager and Big Data Architect within Ernst and Young's Financial Servi...
The recent trends like cloud computing, social, mobile and Internet of Things are forcing enterprises to modernize in order to compete in the competitive globalized markets. However, enterprises are approaching newer technologies with a more silo-ed way, gaining only sub optimal benefits. The Modern Enterprise model is presented as a newer way to think of enterprise IT, which takes a more holistic approach to embracing modern technologies.
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a service.
One of the biggest impacts of the Internet of Things is and will continue to be on data; specifically data volume, management and usage. Companies are scrambling to adapt to this new and unpredictable data reality with legacy infrastructure that cannot handle the speed and volume of data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and president of Infobright, will discuss how companies need to rethink their data infrastructure to participate in the IoT, including: Data storage: Understanding the kinds of data: structured, unstructured, big/small? Analytics: What kinds and how responsiv...
The Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) market will grow to $6.4B by 2018. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Seth Bostock, CEO of IndependenceIT, will begin by walking the audience through the evolution of Workspace as-a-Service, where it is now vs. where it going. To look beyond the desktop we must understand exactly what WaaS is, who the users are, and where it is going in the future. IT departments, ISVs and service providers must look to workflow and automation capabilities to adapt to growing demand and the rapidly changing workspace model.
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, shared some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, a...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to evolve the way the world does business; however, understanding how to apply it to your company can be a mystery. Most people struggle with understanding the potential business uses or tend to get caught up in the technology, resulting in solutions that fail to meet even minimum business goals. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO / President / Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., showed what is needed to leverage the IoT to transform your business. He discussed opportunities and challenges ahead for the IoT from a market and technical point of vie...
Sensor-enabled things are becoming more commonplace, precursors to a larger and more complex framework that most consider the ultimate promise of the IoT: things connecting, interacting, sharing, storing, and over time perhaps learning and predicting based on habits, behaviors, location, preferences, purchases and more. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tom Wesselman, Director of Communications Ecosystem Architecture at Plantronics, will examine the still nascent IoT as it is coalescing, including what it is today, what it might ultimately be, the role of wearable tech, and technology gaps stil...
Grow your business with enterprise wearable apps using SAP Platforms and Google Glass. SAP and Google just launched the SAP and Google Glass Challenge, an opportunity for you to innovate and develop the best Enterprise Wearable App using SAP Platforms and Google Glass and gain valuable market exposure. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian McPhail, Senior Director of Business Development, ISVs & Digital Commerce at SAP, outlined the timeline of the SAP Google Glass Challenge and the opportunity for developers, start-ups, and companies of all sizes to engage with SAP today.
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo – to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – is now accepting Hackathon proposals. Hackathon sponsorship benefits include general brand exposure and increasing engagement with the developer ecosystem. At Cloud Expo 2014 Silicon Valley, IBM held the Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held the DevOps Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo floor. The Bluemix Developer Playground, for developers of all levels, highlighted the ease of use of...
We’re no longer looking to the future for the IoT wave. It’s no longer a distant dream but a reality that has arrived. It’s now time to make sure the industry is in alignment to meet the IoT growing pains – cooperate and collaborate as well as innovate. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, will examine the key ingredients to IoT success and identify solutions to challenges the industry is facing. The deep industry expertise behind this presentation will provide attendees with a leading edge view of rapidly emerging IoT oppor...
For years, we’ve relied too heavily on individual network functions or simplistic cloud controllers. However, they are no longer enough for today’s modern cloud data center. Businesses need a comprehensive platform architecture in order to deliver a complete networking suite for IoT environment based on OpenStack. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dhiraj Sehgal from PLUMgrid will discuss what a holistic networking solution should really entail, and how to build a complete platform that is scalable, secure, agile and automated.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the industry’s first all flash version of HyperConverged Appliances that include both compute and storag...
The industrial software market has treated data with the mentality of “collect everything now, worry about how to use it later.” We now find ourselves buried in data, with the pervasive connectivity of the (Industrial) Internet of Things only piling on more numbers. There’s too much data and not enough information. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Bob Gates, Global Marketing Director, GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, to discuss how realizing the power of IoT, software developers are now focused on understanding how industrial data can create intelligence for industrial operations. Imagine ...
Hadoop as a Service (as offered by handful of niche vendors now) is a cloud computing solution that makes medium and large-scale data processing accessible, easy, fast and inexpensive. In his session at Big Data Expo, Kumar Ramamurthy, Vice President and Chief Technologist, EIM & Big Data, at Virtusa, will discuss how this is achieved by eliminating the operational challenges of running Hadoop, so one can focus on business growth. The fragmented Hadoop distribution world and various PaaS solutions that provide a Hadoop flavor either make choices for customers very flexible in the name of opti...
In the consumer IoT, everything is new, and the IT world of bits and bytes holds sway. But industrial and commercial realms encompass operational technology (OT) that has been around for 25 or 50 years. This grittier, pre-IP, more hands-on world has much to gain from Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications and principles. But adding sensors and wireless connectivity won’t work in environments that demand unwavering reliability and performance. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ron Sege, CEO of Echelon, will discuss how as enterprise IT embraces other IoT-related technology trends, enterprises with i...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal an...
Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have s...