What caught your eye this week (week 10)?

The Electronics Weekly team share their picks of the week, in terms of announcements, developments, product releases, quotes or anything else in the wider world that caught their eye in the last seven days…

Sarole SP7 electric superbike

Sarole SP7 electric superbike

David Manners, components editor

JP Morgan telling Intel to ditch mobile. The bank said Intel would increase its earnings by 50 cents per share if it closed its mobile operation which lost $929 million on sales of $126 million last year.


Amsterdam on the Smart-City index

Steve Bush, technology editor

FTDI’s EVE video processor chip is a smart little building block. Designed to display animated graphics, all screen positions are calculated on the fly, so it doesn’t need video ram, and it has all sorts of built-in screen items – displaying a clock, for example, takes only four simple commands.

Now the firm has combined it with an Arduino clone and a display, and put it in a case suitable for development or building into products – neat idea. Here is EW’s original EVE article.

Sue Proud, production editor

Because I like the ‘green’ stuff, the work of scientists at the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Peru caught my eye – working on an air-purifying billboard that reportedly does the work of 1,200 trees.

And, because I was a ‘wild thing’ once, the Sarole’s SP7 electric superbike, gearing up for this year’s TT Zero electric motorcycle race at the Isle of Man.

Alun Williams, web editor

…The GSMA, working with the University of Sheffield, to establish a Smart City Index, “which contains a common set of 31 indicators for measuring economics, infrastructure and social benefits of ‘mobile connected’ smart cities”.

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