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Apple and Samsung drive adoption of next gen sensors
05.11.2014 - 20:09

The market for sensors in smartphones and tablets is set to nearly triple from 2012 through 2018, propelled by the race between Apple and Samsung to enhance their mobile products with cutting edge sensor technology. According to IHS, worldwide market revenue for sensors used in mobile handsets and media tablets will rise to $6.5billion in 201...

100GHz scope means bandwidth no longer a limiting factor in design
04.11.2014 - 21:37

Teledyne LeCroy has launched the LabMaster 10-100Zi, a 100GHz oscilloscope said to demonstrate its long running commitment to leadership in the high end oscilloscope market.  First demonstrated in public in July 2013, the technology has found its way to market in the LabMaster 10-100Zi, which can handle 240Gsample/s. According to the com...

Oxis claims 300Whr/kg energy density for Li-S cells
04.11.2014 - 21:31

Lithium sulphur battery specialist Oxis Energy has developed its largest cell yet, said to have an energy density of 300Whr/kg. The company addds that is also increased cell capacity to 25Ahr, which it describes as 'a world first'.  According to Oxis' CEO Huw Hampson-Jones: "Oxis is set to remain at the forefront of the ...

Digi-Key, Mentor collaborate to target low cost tools market
04.11.2014 - 21:26

Digi-Key and Mentor Graphics have collaborated to launch professional level EDA/CAD tools available on an annual subscription basis. The tools – Designer Schematic and Designer Layout – can be downloaded immediately from Digi-Key's website.  Randall Restle, pictured, Digi-Key's director of applications engineering, sa...

Tektronix targets low cost spectrum analysis market with USB 3.0 device
04.11.2014 - 21:18

Test and measurement specialist Tektronix has introduced what it calls a new class of affordable spectrum analysers based on a USB architecture. The RSA306 range, which is claimed to set a new price/performance threshold for spectrum analyzers, covers frequencies ranging from 9kHz to 6.2GHz and boasts a real time bandwidth of 40MHz.  Dea...

Ford debuts pedestrian detection technology
04.11.2014 - 21:06

A new 'pre-collision assist' system has been unveiled by Ford, which it says could reduce the severity of and, in some cases, even eliminate fatal collisions on our roads. The system takes advantage of data from radar and cameras to actively detect pedestrians and automatically apply the brakes.  A windshield-mounted camera an...

Campaign aims to inspire tomorrow’s engineers
03.11.2014 - 22:06

Today marks the start of Tomorrow's Engineers Week, an initiative which sees government and industry unite to engage with the engineers of the future. Through talks, events, discussions and competitions, the campaign aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers.  In particular, Tomorrow&...

O-S-D market 'back on track'
03.11.2014 - 22:02

The market for optoelectronics, sensors and discretes (O-S-D) is expected to grow by 9% this year, after a modest 1% growth in 2012 and 2013. This year, IC Insights says sales should reach a record $68.9billion. Optoelectronics is expected to continue to be the most consistent growth segment in the overall O-S-D marketplace during the next se...

Innovate UK looks to kick start projects in range of sectors
03.11.2014 - 21:54

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation in advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communications.  Proposals are expected to 'kick start' the delivery of new products and services which have substantial and scalable commercial ...

IET welcomes first female president
03.11.2014 - 21:47

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has appointed its first female president. An active campaigner for inspiring women into the engineering sector, Naomi Climer will take on the role from 1 October 2015.  She currently serves as the deputy president of the IET and president of Sony Media Cloud Services, a US company fo...

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