electroramblings

The official ElectronicsWeekly.com website blog, highlighting new features, content, and initiatives on the site.

Archive for May, 2010

Hello Toulouse

Just a quick note to say this Web Editor is off on holiday for a week. Electro-ramblings will be rambling away, off to the south-west of France. Toulouse, to be precise. Home of the Galileo positioning system, Europe’s largest satellite manufacturer, one of the oldest universities in…

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Q5 Interview – Glenn Palmer, Murata Electronics UK

The latest Q5 industry interview is now online – with the Managing Director of Murata Electronics UK.Glenn Palmer talks to Electronics Weekly about the advantages possessed by the UK electronics industry, market opportunities for RFID, and the demands customers are making for the development of passive components…The five questions…

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Google bids to make your TV smarter

I suppose it had to happen, Google bringing search to the television. AKA Google TV, it seems to be Mountain View’s bid to establish a home entertainment hub. This short video below is Google’s view on how the Internet and high-quality displays (in your living room) should…

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How to make an LED light bulb behave like the real thing

Don’t miss a new LED article that has been added to the site. It is already proving very popular, ranking among the most-viewed. See – LEDs can be light bulbs.Technology Editor, Steve Bush, asks What do you have to do to make an LED-based light bulb behave…

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Q5 Interview – Chris Shipway, Avnet Memec UK

The latest Q45 interview is now online, with the country director of Avnet Memec UK.Chris Shipway talks to Electronics Weekly about active markets in the UK and Europe, the biggest challenges facing the industry, and how the Internet is changing the business…The five questions this week are:1…

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Picture Gallery – The Samsung SNE-60 e-book reader

A new photo gallery has been added to our site. Take a look at Samsung’s first entry into the electronic-book reader market, which brings handwriting functionality and Wi-Fi to the party.The SNE-60 measures 119.5 x 171 x 16.3mm (WxHxD). It weighs 315g. The…

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Q5 Interview – Martin Harris, Altium

The latest Q5 interview is now online, with the v-p of sales and support in Europe for chip design tool firm Altium.Martin Harris, v-p, sales and support in Europe for chip design tool firm Altium talks to Electronics Weekly about how the use of unified data model…

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Digital Life: Staring into a crackling open fire

In this fast-paced, ever-changing world, with all the high pressure and information overload, it’s sometimes good to get back to the old, slow, peaceful ways… Like staring into an open fire, contemplating, and occasionally poking a log…What has this got to do with our Digital Life…

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Q5 Interview – Ron McConnachie, Rapid Electronics

The latest Q5 interview is now online and is with the chief operating officer of Rapid Electronics.Ron McConnachie talks about inventory replenishment in the supply chain, the most active end markets in the UK, the future of the UK manufacturing community, and the biggest challenge of 2010.The five…

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Will he or won’t he (buy an iPad)?

Electronics Weekly’s esteemed Component Editor, David Manners, has many virtues, but I’m sorry to say it seems constancy is not one of them. Not when it comes to an Apple iPad…On the Mannerisms blog, he was against it, and then for it, and now he is agin…

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