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Helping inventors bring their ideas to market
07.11.2015 - 00:45

Product design and development company, IDC (Industrial Design Consultancy Ltd) has launched a service tailored to help inventors turn their bright ideas into a reality. The service works through all the aspects of developing and launching a new product and evaluates the opportunities and challenges of an inventor’s concept. Inventors a...



‘Over optimistic’ expectations could damage IoT development, consultant claims
06.11.2015 - 23:42

Don’t believe the hype and over optimistic predictions surrounding the IoT, says Beecham Research. Although some forecasts predict there could be 50billion connected devices by 2020, the consulting company believes these numbers to be ’unrealistic’ and ’potentially damaging’ to the industry. “There is no do...



NPL opens quantum technology facility
06.11.2015 - 23:39

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has opened a facility to help accelerate the development of new quantum technologies and help the UK secure a £1billion industry in this sector over the coming decades. The Quantum Metrology Institute is based at the NPL, the UK’s National Measurement Institute, in Teddington, and is part of the...



Solid State Supplies and Luminus announce UK distribution agreement for LED technology
04.11.2015 - 23:16

Solid State Supplies has announced a UK franchise distribution agreement with Luminus Devices, a global manufacturer of high-performance LEDs. Robert de Jonge, senior director of sales for the EMEA region at Luminus, said: “Our plan is to be a key supplier and business partner with Solid State Supplies to ensure that customers in the UK...



Contest to create wirelessly powered devices
04.11.2015 - 23:13

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) and Digi-Key Electronics have teamed up to launch the ‘Power without Boundaries' contest. The companies are asking electronics experts and tinkerers alike to proffer creative ways to incorporate wireless charging capabilities into products by using IDT’s 5W kits. Judges will be looking for de...



Virtual platforms accelerate FPGA hardware/software development
04.11.2015 - 23:10

Mentor Graphics has launched Vista virtual platforms for Altera’s Arria 10 SoC FPGA range. The platforms, said to be fully functional simulation models of processor subsystems and peripherals, are offered as downloadable prebuilt binaries. The Altera SoC Virtual Platform executable combines an instruction set simulator CPU model with model...



Making more 'Things' smart and connected
04.11.2015 - 23:07

Intel has released a set of IoT Platform reference architecture and hardware and software products as part of an effort to build out one of the most comprehensive offerings for the IoT marketplace. The platform includes two reference architectures and a portfolio of products from Intel and its ecosystem to address opportunities within the IoT. ...



Astute becomes first European company certified to military/aerospace anti-counterfeit standard
03.11.2015 - 22:26

Astute Electronics has gained certification to AS 6081, the SAE Aerospace Standard that addresses counterfeit mitigation which is designed to provide a high level of protection for companies in the aerospace and defence industries. Astute is the first British and first European company to gain certification and the fourth company in the world...



Sound offers new method of moving data in racetrack memory
03.11.2015 - 22:23

Research made by a team from the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds has shown that faster computing speeds can be attained by using certain types of sound waves. The researchers claim that these sound waves can move data quickly, using minimal power. Most of the world's 2.7ZBytes of data is held on hard disk drives, with the data read by...



Euro semiconductors sales rise backed by ‘strong demand’
02.11.2015 - 23:24

Sales of semiconductors in Europe in September 2015 were $2.871billion, an increase of 2.2% from the previous month, but 10.6% lower than in September 2014. According to the European semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA), third quarter sales in Europe were $8.612bn, an increase of 1.6% over Q2. On a worldwide basis, semiconductor sales in...



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