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EDS 2015: Inspiring UK design engineers
04.09.2015 - 10:01

Findlay Media has revealed the full conference and workshop programme for EDS 2015. EDS incorporates the Engineering, Electronics and Embedded Design Shows, which are being held on 21 and 22 October at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Two conference theatres will feature keynote sessions from leading engineering design exper...



Snapdragon to use machine learning to fight malware
04.09.2015 - 08:22

The forthcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor will feature a machine learning based approach said to support 'accurate and effective detection' of zero day malware threats. Called Snapdragon Smart Protect, the approach is also said to be the first application to use Qualcomm Zeroth technology, in which conventional anti malware solut...



EC Electronics acquires Subassembly Services
04.09.2015 - 08:19

Basingstoke-based EC Electronics have announced the acquisition of Subassembly Services (SAS). As part of the EC group, SAS will continue to trade independently with its established customer base from its factory in Tewkesbury. Group managing director, Phil Simmonds said: "SAS adds significant capacity to our UK manufacturing capabilitie...



£6.7m grant awarded to Plessey for LED production expansion
04.09.2015 - 08:16

The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has announced that it has granted £6.7million towards the expansion of Plessey's LED manufacturing facility in Plymouth. Solid state lighting forms a significant part of global efforts to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.According to a market research report, published by Marketsa...



Frontier tech booming, says report, as investors put in more than $2bn so far this year
28.08.2015 - 22:22

With some 2000 nano and micro satellites expected to be launched during the next five years, investor interest in space applications and technology is growing rapidly, according to researcher CB Insights.  A new report from the company – The Future of Frontier Tech – says more than $2billion was invested in space, drones and ...



Toshiba launches brushless motor pre-driver IC for automotive EPS
28.08.2015 - 22:19

Toshiba Corporation has announced the launch of the TB9081FG, a brushless motor pre-driver IC enhanced to achieve functional safety, for use in electric power steering systems (EPS). More and more safety-critical automotive systems, such as EPS, are required to meet the requirements of ASIL-D, the highest automotive safety integrity level pre...



Cheaper, better LED technology
28.08.2015 - 22:16

An engineering professor from Florida State University has claimed to have developed a highly efficient and low cost LED that could be the catalyst for more widespread adoption of the technology. The research is crucial to the development of LED technology, which is fast becoming an avenue to reduce electric consumption. LED lighting is alrea...



One third of Government procurement to be placed with SMEs by 2020
28.08.2015 - 22:12

Government departments and the Crown Commercial Service will have to lay out how they plan to increase the level of procurement business they place with UK based small and medium sized enterprises. While figures show that 26% of procurement in 2013/14 went to SMEs, Matt Hancock, pictured, Minister for the Cabinet Office has announced that, by...



Power MOSFETs approach perfect switching performance
26.08.2015 - 23:45

STMicroelectronics (ST) has extended its MDmesh M2 series of N-channel power MOSFETs by introducing devices that are claimed to offer the industry's highest power efficiencies in power supplies for servers, laptops, telecom, and consumer applications. With these devices, designers can create switching power conversion solutions that are ligh...



Microchip expands industrial Ethernet switch portfolio
26.08.2015 - 23:42

Microchip has announced the addition of the LAN9353, LAN9354 and LAN9355 Three-Port, 10/100 Industrial Ethernet Switches to its portfolio of Ethernet solutions, which includes Ethernet switches, controllers, bridges and PHYs. Featuring the IEEE 1588-2008 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) standard for clock accuracy in the sub-nanosecond range, th...



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