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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...



Ultrahaptics announces £10.1m funding round
02.11.2015 - 23:21

Ultrahaptics has announced a Series A funding round of £10.1million led by Woodford Investment Management alongside existing shareholder IP Group.The start-up, specialising in mid-air haptics aims to revolutionise how we interact with computers, automobiles and consumer goods. Steve Cliffe, CEO of Ultrahaptics, said: “The company ...



Responsive flexible silicon phototransistor
02.11.2015 - 23:19

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created what they believe to be the fastest, most responsive flexible silicon phototransistor yet. The device – which boasts good sensitivity and response time – could improve the performance of products ranging from digital cameras and smoke detectors to surveillance systems and ...



Bitstream generator wins Electronic Product of the Year Award at BEEAs 2015
02.11.2015 - 23:15

Argon Streams, from Argon Design, has been named Electronic Product of the Year at this year’s British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs). As higher display resolutions become more popular, data needs to be compressed so that it can be transmitted at lower bit rates or stored in smaller memory areas. Looking to meet these requirem...



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