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BEEAs 2015 entry deadline extended
28.07.2015 - 10:45

Due to an overwhelming demand to extend the submission date for the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) entries, Friday 7th August has been chosen as the new deadline for entries. The Awards recognise companies and individuals who have excelled in design engineering within the last year. Receiving one of these prestigious awards pro...



Silicon based device is sensitive to photon spin, say scientists
28.07.2015 - 10:43

A research team from the University of Pennsylvania has demonstrated a silicon based photonic device that is sensitive to the spin of the photons in a laser shined on one of its electrodes. According to the team, light that is polarised clockwise causes current to flow in one direction, while anticlockwise polarised light makes it flow in the ot...



Summer school set to whet students' appetites for electronics
28.07.2015 - 10:38

More than 70 school students from the UK, Ireland, Romania and Greece will be taking part in the University of Southampton's Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) annual summer school, which starts on Monday 27 July. Dr Geoff Merrett, senior admissions tutor for ECS, said: "We hope that, by taking part in the summer school, we have ...



VR set to revolutionise UK transportation network
23.07.2015 - 21:39

Previously deployed for military purposes, a new commercial version of the Omnideck from the Swedish company Omnifinity has been installed at the Transport Systems Catapult's (TSC) Innovation Centre in Milton Keynes. Part of the centre's 'Visualisation laboratory' it is the UK's first commercially available omnidirectional...



Blu Wireless joins the 5G Innovation Centre
23.07.2015 - 21:37

Blu Wireless Technology has joined the University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) as part of its SME Technology partner programme. Due to open in September 2015, the 5GIC is said to be the UK's only research centre dedicated to the next generation of mobile communications. The centre aims to bring together leading academic exp...



ROHM acquires Powervation for $70m
23.07.2015 - 21:34

ROHM has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Powervation for approximately $70million. The combination of Powervation's Intelligent Digital Power platform with ROHM's analogue power technology and global market access will enable the company to address a range of market opportunities in digital high density systems and ICs...



Qualcomm to cut jobs, realign structure as Q3 revenues dip significantly
23.07.2015 - 21:31

More than 4500 Qualcomm employees are set to lose their jobs in the wake of a strategic realignment plan designed to improve the company's financial position. In its third quarter results, Qualcomm saw its revenues decline to $5.8billion, 14% lower than Q3 2014 and $1.1bn less than revenues in Q2 2015. The strategic realignment plan ca...



Researchers produce 'building blocks' for ultrathin electronics
23.07.2015 - 21:28

Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have combined a novel synthesis process with commercial electron-beam lithography techniques to produce arrays of semiconductor junctions in arbitrary patterns within a 1nm-thick semiconductor crystal. This compares to the 10nm-thick crystals currently used in ...



ARM puts in strong Q2 performance as customer base broadens
23.07.2015 - 21:25

ARM's second quarter results show the company grew revenue by 15% in Dollars over the same period in 2014, and by 22% when stated in Sterling. The figures also showed that processor royalty revenues grew by 31% year on year and that 54 licences were signed in Q2, which the company says is a record. Pete Hutton, president of ARM's prod...



Imagination joins the 5G Innovation Centre
23.07.2015 - 21:22

Imagination Technologies has joined the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey to collaborate with leading companies in exploring, developing and defining underlying technologies that will power the next-generation 5G mobile communications network. Imagination says it will invest significant resources into 5GIC over the next ...



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