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Archive for June, 2011

COMs Insider: Digital signage off the shelf

Welcome to the latest post in the series COMs Insider by Bob Pickles, Congatec UK territory manager.It’s very interesting to see the uptake of digital signage technology these days. The technology in use and the plethora of real world applications is truly amazing.The cost of Plasma, LCD…

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Only Connect: Made in Britain for China (UK Manufacturing #5)

Welcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.I have been very pleased to see the new series on the BBC “Made in Britain”. I can’t think where…

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Guest Blog: A connected world needs connected design

This guest blog post, on the role of the Internet in electronics design, is written by Martin Harris, Head of Global Field Operations, Altium.In today’s world of pervasive connectivity, the Internet and all it hosts is involved in almost everything we do. Yet along with this everyday familiarity…

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Only Connect: The greening of electronics manufacturing (Going Green #7)

Welcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.It has been said, by no less of a philosopher than Kermit the Frog, that it ain’t easy being green…

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Electronics Weekly keeps its Eyes on Android

We are pleased to announce another new blog, in the growing portfolio of blogs on Electronics Weekly – Eyes on Android.As its title suggests, it is all about keeping up with developments related to Android, the relatively new mobile platform developed by Google. According to latest figures from Gartner it…

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Only Connect: On better manufacturing co-operation

(Before we start this blog, thank you to all those who contacted my directly answering the quiz I set last week. Well the good news is that many of you did indeed do your homework and got all the answers right. It would be unfair to everyone if I were…

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Elektra Awards power up

We are pleased to announce a whole number of new sponsorships for the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2011.There are 21 categories this year and the Distributor of the Year is now sponsored by IC Resources, the Educational Support Award is now sponsored by IC Group, the Embedded Systems…

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BBC to broadcast strawberries and cream in 3D

Another one for the Digital Life category, just to mark another 3D landmark – the first free-to-air 3D broadcast will be available during the BBC coverage of Wimbledon 2011. Available only, of course, to those with access to a 3D TV set and HD channels.”We’re bringing audiences…

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Only Connect – A small quiz on fiber optics

Welcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.To complete my series of guides to fiber optics I am now going to give you a small quiz!  There is…

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COMs Insider: Building Bridges for SMEs

Welcome to the latest post in the series COMs Insider by Bob Pickles, Congatec UK territory manager.Are you an SME designing industrial applications, for instance for the automation, medical, or digital signage sector? Are you attracted by the potential of embedded computer technology but base your designs on standard…

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