Arena Blog

Topic: PLM

Connecting Distributed Teams in an Era of Accelerating Innovation

Ray Kurzweil—best-selling author, entrepreneur, futurist, inventor, and currently Director of Engineering at Google—famously made the point that technology is advancing more quickly than ever before. For example, the number of transistors on a semiconductor has been doubling about every two years for the past four decades in accordance with Moore’s Law. And, as Kurzweil points out in in his 2005 book The Singularity is Near*, DNA sequencing ...

June 26, 2018

How a Cloud-Based Product Realization Platform Accelerates IoT Product Development

While pain points, regulatory hurdles, and adoption rates can vary widely across industries, one challenge that impacts every Internet of Things (IoT) company is the critical need to move fast. To ensure first mover advantage in a highly competitive industry, more and more IoT consumer electronics companies rely on a cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to innovate while accelerating time to market. This is particularly true when products have complex embedded electronics with a high rate of change.

Nov. 22, 2017

Do You Have Product Tools You Need to Capitalize on IoT in 2018?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a trillion-dollar product design trend defined by the interconnection of “computing devices” embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. It’s an exciting time for product companies and with the right design tools in place they can streamline processes, change directions, and meet demands for new opportunities in the booming Internet of Things market.

Nov. 15, 2017

5 Reasons Why More Manufacturers Are Up in the Cloud

Why is cloud becoming so increasingly popular with manufacturers? The answer is simple. Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve the efficiency of new product introductions (NPI). Getting to market faster, easier, smarter, and more affordably are keys to success, especially in a competitive market where opportunities appear, and disappear, at the drop of a hat.

Oct. 25, 2017

The Surprising Secret Why Top Medical Device Companies Succeed

Choosing the right component part at the right time is one of the most important aspects of medical device product design. Unfortunately, many medical device or high tech companies don’t utilize a standardized method for selecting electronic parts. A component database, when integrated with a product development platform, is the only realistic way medical device companies can comply with ever-changing compliance mandates and frequent adds to both the REACH and RoHS hit lists.

Oct. 18, 2017