Gixxer hits a Sixer

  E Ever since Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, started its oper­ations in India in 2006, its only bestseller has been a 125cc gearless scooter, ‘Access’ which has domi­nated its segment since launch. Its line-up of motorcycles, including models such as the Hayabusa, GSX-R, Intruder and a …

Indian contribution to extend¬ing Moore’s Law

At every stage, engineers have had to fine-tune various elements of the manufacturing process and the chips -themselves. For example, in the late 1970s, when memory chip- makers faced the problem of limited availability of surface, they found an innovative answer to the problem. “The dilemma was,” says Pallab Chat­terjee should we build skyscrapers or …

Moore s Law,through the years

VOL 38, NO 8, 1965 “The complexity [of integrated circuits] for minimum costs has increased at a rate of roughly a factor of two per year/’ – Gordon E Moore, Electronics, T This year marks the 50 years of the reign of ‘Moore’s Law’ in electronics. Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, made a pre­diction …

Power of Coca-Cola

  Late last year (2014), Coke started the Coca-Cola Founders, which it describes as a new model for creat­ing start-ups. “First, we partner with experienced entrepreneurs around the world. Then we immerse them in the power of Coca-Cola – our rela­tionships, resources, and reach – before they create a start-up. Together we focus on big …

Across the Atlantic

  While Nestle and Unilever are the main European corporate angels (the start-up could be in any country, how­ever), there is a great deal of similar activity across the Atlantic. The cola rivals have been very active. Says Jeff Dahncke, a New York-based spokes­person for PepsiCo: “PepsiCo has always been at the forefront of explor­ing …