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    IET searches for Apprentice and Technician Awards winners

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is looking for entries to find the most gifted apprentices and technicians. The Apprentice and Technician Awards consist of: IET Apprentice of the Year, IET Technician of the Year and IET Armed Forces Technician of the Year.

    Now in their third year, the…

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    Sharp's Options Closing

    Sharp’s options for survival are closing with Japan’s government lifeboat, the Innovation Network Corp of Japan (INCJ) which led rescues of Renesas and Japan Display Inc, reportedly unwilling to bail the company out…

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    Google's Roboto font spells open source project

    Google has put a lot of emphasis in recent times on the design of Android, particularly around Material Design. Part of the picture is the Roboto family of fonts, and Google has just announced these will now form an open source project.

    Note that Roboto is also the default font…

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    Distributors get touchy-feely about communities

    Increasingly design is being done in “communities” not “markets”.

    The vast majority of engineers buy the components they need from distributors, no longer the manufacturers.

    Distributors have become very adept at marketing products to “communities”.

    Premier Farnell was the first to recognise this a decade ago when it created its…

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    Top 10 (less 5) PC Vendors

    Thanks to IDC for this one – the top five PC suppliers in Q1:

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    Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscope competition

    How about a chance to get your hands on a Rohde & Schwarz HMO1002 oscilloscope, worth at least £600? We actually have three scopes of the scopes to give away, in association with Rohde & Schwarz.

    To further encourage you to enter, there will be 25 Rohde & Schwarz branded…

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