OTC 2014 Round-Up: Highlights of the week and d5's promise – The Next Big Thing

otcgroupThe Offshore Technology Conference 2014 (OTC 2014) has closed and what a week this was, with record attendance of 108,300 people and 2,568 companies here in Houston, TX at the 45th annual meeting. The amount of shared ideas, research, innovative technology, services and solution ideas are only just sinking in as the attendees head for the airports and the exhibitors pack up booths. But as OTC 2014 closed yesterday, we were treated to exciting new ideas for 2015: "d5 – The Next Big Thing." The importance of d5 for the semiconductor and technology industry is the opportunity for dedicated, focused events and discussions to promote collaborations and designs that will support O&G solutions from equipment to software and all points in between.

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OTC 2014: Big event parallels big growth areas and supply chain agility

shutterstock 104173058Today is the last day of the 45th anniversary Offshore Technology Conference 2014 (OTC 2014) and it has been a record-breaking show all around. The enormity of OTC is quite astounding and is only matched by the amount of enthusiasm and technological innovation designed to improve the Oil & Gas (O&G) industry.

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OTC 2014: O&G business is brisk with tech advances improving operation

otc booth 2The annual Offshore Technology Conference 2014 (OTC 2014) opened Monday with over 90,000 participants from over 120 countries in attendance. Needless to say, OTC is the leading Oil & Gas (O&G) industry event offering opportunities to learn about and exchange ideas pertaining to the latest developments and trends in technology, equipment, and services. From the exhibit hall at Smith's Booth 8644 and throughout the conference sessions, there is a steady and upbeat buzz about the positive business momentum for 2014 and beyond.

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Forward Momentum Driving Competition: Big Data sets 2H14 pace for server market

shutterstock 96554674While PC sales have not been falling as quickly, the question of other consumer device slowdowns has been part of the weekly industry conversations. On the other side of the devices though, is the growth that is steadily building on the server and data center side. Increasingly, more retailers are finding themselves with customer demand for online support and services, and those who already provide such services are seeing growth in online users. With the continued expansion and improvements in wireless data transfer, 5G and 4G launches globally, and the growth of the Internet of Things, the turf wars among the largest companies in the industry are heating up.

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OTC 2014 – Harsh Environment Industrial Electronics Improves Downhole Tools

shutterstock 99254624The annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2014 is quickly approaching, and Houston, TX is readying for this major event for the Oil & Gas (O&G) industry. Currently, the industrial electronics sector is growing hand-in-hand with wider industrial manufacturing growth, as we discussed earlier this month. The component market, in turn, is seeing an increase in designs intended to meet the demands for harsh environments and ruggedized solutions for the industrial sector, as recently discussed in EPS.

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