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Printed sensing technology for metal tooling applications
10.02.2016 - 22:39

Innovate UK has formed a UK based collaboration to develop sensing technologies for the real time monitoring of machined metal parts. The ‘Intelligent Tooling’ project is developing embedded sensors and electronic components within high value machining applications in manufacturing sectors including aerospace, rail, automotive, marin...



Cultural transformation
10.02.2016 - 22:28

Lindsley Ruth, appointed chief executive of Electrocomponents in April 2015, says he is in the early stages of a ‘cultural transformation’ at RS Components. “We’re working to build the electronics business,” he said, “but need to implement such things as batch traceability.” Two ‘hidden gems&rsq...



SBC design wins award
10.02.2016 - 22:26

A team from Abaco Systems’ Towcester facility has won the overall prize in Mentor Graphics’ Technology Leadership Awards. The awards scheme recognises innovative solutions to system design challenges. The Abaco team designed a 3U VPX single board computer on a short timescale, whilst dealing with significant challenges, including ...



Simulation upgrade
10.02.2016 - 22:24

The 2016.03 release of HSPICE, FineSim and CustomSim simulators from Synopsys will include a native environment for simulation management and analysis; a move which the EDA company claims will improve analogue verification productivity. The move will provide designers with access to the advanced features available in Synopsys SPICE and FastSP...



Momentum is building around AR as the number of business user cases increases
10.02.2016 - 22:20

A report from Beecham Research suggests that, while most of the hype around augmented reality (AR) has tended to focus on consumer technology, growth in demand over the next five years will come from business applications. According to the report – Augmented Reality and Wearable Technology – manufacturing, logistics, healthcare an...



Imagination Technologies' chief executive steps down amid restructuring
08.02.2016 - 23:23

Imagination Technologies has announced that Sir Hossein Yassaie has stepped down after 18 years as the company’s chief executive with immediate effect. Andrew Heath, a non-executive director who has held executive roles at Rolls-Royce and Alent, has been appointed interim chief executive while Imagination searches for a new chief execut...



£5.25m project to deliver week-long mobile phone power on one charge
08.02.2016 - 23:20

Intelligent Energy has signed a Joint Development Agreement with an unnamed emerging smartphone OEM to develop embedded fuel cell technology for the manufacturer’s devices. Once embedded, a fuel cell has the potential to keep a smartphone powered for more than a week on one charge. Intelligent Energy’s Consumer Electronics divisio...



Iron stepping stones to better wearable tech without semiconductors
08.02.2016 - 23:17

Research led by Yoke Khin Yap, a professor of physics at Michigan Technological University, states that the road to more versatile wearable technology is dotted with iron. Specifically, quantum dots of iron arranged on boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs). Prof Yap says the iron-studded BNNTs are pushing the boundaries of electronics hardware. &qu...



Digital acquisition system captures 12.5Gsample/s
08.02.2016 - 23:14

The introduction by Teledyne LeCroy of the HDA125 high speed digital analyser is said to expand the capabilities of its oscilloscopes. By adding the HDA125 digital acquisition system, which captures 18 channels of data at 12.5Gsample/s, users can create what the company claims is ‘the most flexible, highest performance mixed signal solutio...



‘All plastic’ digital logic device sets speed record
02.02.2016 - 23:38

UK semiconductor company, SmartKem has claimed to have set a world record in digital circuit performance with its tru-FLEX solution processed organic semiconductor. SmartKem has designed a tru-FLEX based all-organic five-stage OTFT ring oscillator using solution coating that operates with an oscillation frequency above 500kHz and stage delay ...



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