Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Intel Invests In Four "Digital Home" Firms

Intel Invests In Four "Digital Home" Firms: "Intel's Digital Home Fund, worth a total of $200 million, invested an undisclosed amount of capital into Digital 5 Inc.; a provider of consumer electronics networking technology; Staccato Communications Inc., an ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless solutions developer; Trymedia Systems Inc., a secure distribution technology and services provider; and Wisair Ltd., a UWB wireless chipset and solutions company."
Intel Capital's top investment priorities for this year are related to communications infrastructure, the digital home, modular computing solutions for IT departments, and wireless mobility, the company said.

SAD: There are many interesting things happening in the media and entertainment space, especially for the digital home.

Trouble on Silicon Valley's doorstep | Newsmakers | CNET

Trouble on Silicon Valley's doorstep | Newsmakers | CNET "The new enterprise has to do five things: respond and deliver to support demand; grow or shrink, based upon changes in demand; operate any time, anywhere, under any conditions; minimize asset and labor content per unit of production; and provide real-time transparency of operations, both internal and external. Those will be necessary to understand, as you build a software company. You can't go to the market now and say, 'I've got a software package that will take a year to install.' You need something that will install very quickly and update very easily. "

SAD: Ray Lane comments on the new world of software and technology - and what it's main market (enterprise) need to be doing ... interesting read.