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SEMTA calls on Government to create 'industrial revolution' to avert skills crisis
21.05.2015 - 19:28

SEMTA, the sector skills council, has handed Sajid Javid, the newly appointed Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, an 8000 word document called Skills Vision. The documents calls on the Government to help in the creation of an 'industrial revolution' in schools and colleges, quality apprenticeships and industry-focused...



Full duplex transceiver could cut spectrum congestion
21.05.2015 - 19:25

The University of Bristol says a team from its Communication Systems and Networks research group has developed a technique that can estimate and cancel out the interference from one's own transmission. This would allow a radio to transmit and receive on the same channel at the same time and therefore use only half the spectrum needed by curr...



Graphene and hBN combine to control light
21.05.2015 - 19:22

Researchers at MIT, working with colleagues from IBM's TJ Watson Research Center, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Minnesota, have coupled the properties of different two dimensional materials in a way which is said to provide an exceptional degree of control over light waves. The team says this could lead to new kinds ...



Industrial semi sales up by 18%, says analyst
21.05.2015 - 19:18

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues in 2014 grew to $40.4billion, 18% more than in the previous year, according to IHS. "Gradual acceleration in the global economy, led by the US and China, continued to lift industrial equipment demand," said Robbie Galoso, principal analyst, IHS Technology. "Broad based growth in industri...



Eddy currents could help to measure high temperatures
21.05.2015 - 19:12

Eddy currents could provide a new way to measure high temperatures in a range of challenging applications. According to The Technology Partnership, its inductive technique has already been used to measure temperature over ranges of several hundred degrees Celsius to an accuracy of 1°C. While the concept of inducing eddy currents is used i...



Imagination launches scalable security system for SoCs
20.05.2015 - 23:32

Imagination Technologies has launched OmniShield, designed to provide scalable and secure protection of next generation SoCs. The approach is described as a scalable security technology that ensures that applications which need to be secure are isolated from each other effectively and reliably as well as protected from non secure applications. M...



Same day dispatch for prototype PCB service
20.05.2015 - 23:28

Philip King, Managing Director of Newbury Electronics said: "We know from our clients that the quick turnaround of a high quality prototype is critical when projects are in the development stage. It is often the case that the project can't move forward to the next stage until the PCB has been produced and incorporated and, as we all kno...



60GHz technology features in Chinese smartphone
20.05.2015 - 22:25

SiBeam's UltraGig SiI6400 transmitter is enabling 60GHz millimetre wave wireless video technology in Letv's Le Max smartphone. Letv – China's leading internet service provider – launched its first smartphone earlier this year. According to SiBeam, its wireless technology will expand the consumer content experience for ...



Worldwide launch for community-driven PCB design tool
20.05.2015 - 22:21

An open beta program has been announced by Altium for its community-driven PCB design tool. CircuitMaker, which is a free software offering, will be available worldwide to all interested electronics designers, and aims to address the needs of the electronics maker and hobbyist community. "We're incredibly excited to see how the Circu...



Applied Materials develops tuneable hardmask technology
19.05.2015 - 23:19

In a move which it claims as a breakthrough, Applied Materials has unveiled a new approach to patterning copper interconnects that is believed to be applicable at the 10nm node and beyond.  In a move which it claims as a breakthrough, Applied Materials has unveiled a new approach to patterning copper interconnects that is believed to be ...



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