Technology news you can’t miss this month

Ericsson in strategic partnership with Cisco: Ericsson has entered into a strategic partnership with Cisco aiming to create the networks of the future. The partnership will combine expertises from both companies: routing, data center, networking, cloud, mobility, management and control, and global services capabilities. Ericsson will together with Cisco offer end-to-end leadership across network architectures for 5G, cloud and IP, and the Internet of Things.


Melexis signs global agreement with Mouser: Melexis, a microelectronics engineering company, has reinforced its distribution channels with a partnership with Mouser Electronics. The global distribution agreement now established between the two companies will mean that Melexis’ semiconductor products, for automotive, consumer, industrial, home/building automation and medical applications, will be added to the Mouser linecard.


Flextronics expands with new facility in Poland: Flextronics International Poland has opened a new logistic and manufacturing center in the Industrial Park in Tczew, Poland. The facility has been focused towards the final stages of production, storage, management of goods as well as to distribution of products manufactured in the company’s two existing production halls in the region.


Whirlpool invests in Poland: Whirlpool Poland and Indesit Company Polska will together invest over EUR 235 million over the coming four years in product innovation and process improvement within the region. The plan envisages the modernization of the industrial areas by introducing new product platforms, specialty plants, and strengthening the company’s research and development activities, according to The company is also intends to strengthen its R&D operations in Lower Silesia, the report concludes.


Bosch sets up new company for the smart home: Bosch is strengthening its business in solutions for the smart home. The company is starting 2016 with the launch of the newly founded subsidiary Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH. The smart-home solutions are aimed at a giant market; according to market experts, by 2020 alone some 230 million homes worldwide – almost 15 % of all households – will feature smart-home technologies.