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Elektra Awards 2014 427Elektra Awards 2014 

Thank you to everyone, and particularly al the sponsors, who made the 2014 event such a success. See www.elektraawards.co.uk

Celebrating product innovation and business success in the industry for more than a decade, the Elektra Awards is recognised as the best promotional platform to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across the electronics industry.

Time to be part of the Elektra 2015 success story!

See also:

Gallery: Elektra Awards 2014 Winners >>

Gallery: Elektra Awards 2014 Event Highlights and Entertainment >>

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News: Elektra Awards 2014 – Winners listed in full >>


March – November 2015

Mar
23
Mon
University of Surrey – Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications – Guildford @ University of Surrey
Mar 23 – Jun 25 all-day

university of surreyThe University of Surrey in Guildford is running a series of short Professional Development courses. The university writes:

Courses can be given as part of a regular programme, organised in conjunction with a professional body, or devised specifically for the needs of a particular organisation.

Some of these courses can form part of an MSc in Electronic Engineering. Courses can be taken on a one-off basis or as part of the MSc via short courses.

For Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications:

In this short course, we will discuss the principles of emerging technologies that have been studied in recent years and are about to be deployed in commercial products and services. A team of prestigious academic and industrial lecturer will present the foundations and the trend for widespread deployment of advanced concepts such as MIMO/OFDM systems, Cooperative Communications, Cognitive Radio, Advanced Air Interface techniques such as small cells (including femtocells, picocells and metrocells), and etc.

The course is intended for new recruits of telecommunication and related industries with an engineering or any related science degree who will work in R&D, sales and, and technical support. The course will be also suitable for those who might be interested in doing a part-time master program. So, there will be sufficient overlap between this course and our standard Mobile Communications A/B course. However, the presentation will be customized for industrial audiences with strong emphasize on the concepts and industrial applications.

Discounts are given for IET and IEEE members.

The full list of courses is:

Digital Signal Processing 22-26 September 2014
IP Networking Protocols and Technologies 10-14 November 2014 4 places left
Antennas and Propagation 17-21 November 2014
Modern Radar Theory and Practice 24-28 November 2014
Microwave Circuit and System Design 23-27 February 2015
Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications 23-27 March 2015
Satellite Communications 20-24 April 2015
Smart Cities 11-15 May 2015
Statistical Signal Processing 20-22 May 2015
RF Circuit and Systems Design 6-10 July 2015
Spacecraft Systems Design 13-17 July 2015

For more information see: www.surrey.ac.ukhttp://www.surrey.ac.uk/ee/pd

May
31
Sun
SID Display Week 2015 – San Jose @ San Jose Convention Center
May 31 – Jun 5 all-day

Display Week 2015The Society for Information Display’s Display Week 2015 will be held at the San Jose Convention Center from May 31-June 5, 2015.

What is Display Week? The organisers write:

Display Week is the once a year, can’t-miss event for the electronic information display industry, a $100 billion/year industry. The exhibition is the premier showcase for global information display companies and researchers to unveil cutting-edge developments in display technology. More display innovations are introduced year after year at Display Week than at any other display event in the world.

Display Week is where the world got its first look at technologies that have shaped the display industry into what it is today; that is, liquid crystal display (LCD) technology, plasma display panel (PDP) technology, organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology, and high definition TV, just to name a few. Display Week is also where emerging industry trends such as 3D, touch and interactivity, flexible and e-paper displays, solid state lighting, digital signage and plastic electronics are brought to the forefront of the display industry. First looks like these are why over 6,500 attendees will flock to San Jose for Display Week 2015.

Display Week 2015 covers display technologies such as:

  • OLED displays
  • Advanced LCDs
  • HD and 4K TV technologies
  • Digital signage
  • e-Paper
  • Flexible displays
  • Solid-state lighting
  • Touch and other interactive interfaces
  • Display electronics
  • Advanced optical films
  • Oxide TFTs
  • Materials and processes for display manufacturing
  • Plasma displays
  • Projection displays
  • Display metrology
  • LTPS TFTs
  • Wearables-flexible

For more information, visit www.displayweek.org

 

 

Jun
2
Tue
The Device Developers Conference – Warrington @ The Park Royal Hotel,
Jun 2 all-day

device developers workshopThis year’s UK Device Developers’ Conference will include a half-day technical workshop titled “Developing and Debugging Linux for High Performance Embedded Systems”. Presented by an industry expert Richard Copeman of Lauterbach, the workshop will explore how to approach a Linux project from the perspective of the development environment and debug tools.

http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk/embedded-systems-training.html#debug

“Linux has become an important Operating System of choice for many embedded system platforms,” said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. “Access to source code, driver availability and a wide community of fellow developers has established Linux as an attractive option for a wide range of projects. This workshop is geared towards developers that are using Linux for projects where reliability and performance are important factors.”

The UK Device Developers’ Conference is a one-day conference for engineers and computer scientists involved in the development of intelligent systems and devices. It is an event that explores the very latest tools and technologies available and includes a vendor exhibition, half-day technical workshops and a series of informative technical presentations.  http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

“The workshop attendees will be guided through advanced JTAG debugging techniques on a quad core Cortex-A9 Linux target,” said Richard Copeman, Lauterbach UK. “They will also use task aware debugging and debugging of shared code and kernel drivers. The workshop will include an explanation of how to build a kernel which can be debugged via JTAG and will show how post mortem debugging can be undertaken to help diagnose the causes of a crash.”

German based Lauterbach is a world leader in debugging tools. Recognised for both engineering excellence and exceptional technical support, Lauterbach tools have become a favourite with many hi-tech engineers. Lauterbach tools support all the major families of embedded processor cores, covering products from 75 silicon companies.

The Device Developers’ Conference is to take place in Reading, Cambridge, Warrington and Uphall (Scotland) during May and June 2015.

 The Conference, including the technical presentations, is free to engineers and technical project managers. A small charge is made for places on the half-day technical workshops.

About The Device Developers’ Conference

The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2015 event will take place in May and June, in Reading, Cambridge, Warrington, and Uphall (Scotland).

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference, including a series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector.  Half-day workshops in various specialisms are available at a small charge.

For more information visit:

http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

 

 

Jun
4
Thu
The Device Developers Conference – Uphall (Scotland) @ Houstoun House
Jun 4 all-day

device developers workshopThis year’s UK Device Developers’ Conference will include a half-day technical workshop titled “Developing and Debugging Linux for High Performance Embedded Systems”. Presented by an industry expert Richard Copeman of Lauterbach, the workshop will explore how to approach a Linux project from the perspective of the development environment and debug tools.

http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk/embedded-systems-training.html#debug

“Linux has become an important Operating System of choice for many embedded system platforms,” said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. “Access to source code, driver availability and a wide community of fellow developers has established Linux as an attractive option for a wide range of projects. This workshop is geared towards developers that are using Linux for projects where reliability and performance are important factors.”

The UK Device Developers’ Conference is a one-day conference for engineers and computer scientists involved in the development of intelligent systems and devices. It is an event that explores the very latest tools and technologies available and includes a vendor exhibition, half-day technical workshops and a series of informative technical presentations.  http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

UPDATE: The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) will explain how it is promoting and facilitating increased Research and Development activities for the subsea sector at The Scottish Device Developers’ Conference

The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) will be explaining how it is promoting and facilitating increased Research and Development activities for the subsea sector at The Scottish Device Developers’ Conference, to be held at Uphall on the 4th June.

NSRI is a the recognised focal point for the UK Subsea Industry supply chain, promoting and facilitating increased Research and Development activities for the industries such as Oil and Gas, Defence, Wave and Tidal Energy, Subsea Mining and Ocean Science.

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“The workshop attendees will be guided through advanced JTAG debugging techniques on a quad core Cortex-A9 Linux target,” said Richard Copeman, Lauterbach UK. “They will also use task aware debugging and debugging of shared code and kernel drivers. The workshop will include an explanation of how to build a kernel which can be debugged via JTAG and will show how post mortem debugging can be undertaken to help diagnose the causes of a crash.”

German based Lauterbach is a world leader in debugging tools. Recognised for both engineering excellence and exceptional technical support, Lauterbach tools have become a favourite with many hi-tech engineers. Lauterbach tools support all the major families of embedded processor cores, covering products from 75 silicon companies.

The Device Developers’ Conference is to take place in Reading, Cambridge, Warrington and Uphall (Scotland) during May and June 2015.

 The Conference, including the technical presentations, is free to engineers and technical project managers. A small charge is made for places on the half-day technical workshops.

About The Device Developers’ Conference

The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2015 event will take place in May and June, in Reading, Cambridge, Warrington, and Uphall (Scotland).

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference, including a series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector.  Half-day workshops in various specialisms are available at a small charge.

For more information visit:

http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

 

 

Jun
8
Mon
German-British Civil Security Industry Conference – London @ Blick Rothenberg LLP
Jun 8 all-day
German-British Civil Security Industry Conference - London @ Blick Rothenberg LLP | London | United Kingdom

The Civil Security Industry Conference brings together British and German security experts with representatives from industry associations, companies, and political institutions for a day of presentation, discussion, and networking.

The programme includes:

• Eight European enterprises from the cyber security sector and the field of  security systems including alarms and radar solutions will present their products and latest innovations.

• Experts from both German and British leading security industry associations will present on current industry trends and opportunities.

• Speaking about political matters and economic developments are representatives from the German Embassy London, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, the German-British Chamber of Commerce, and Germany Trade and Invest London.

Business Development Meetings with the German Company Representatives:

The conference also serves as a kick-off event for a business development trip that the consultancy enviacon international organises on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy that develops business partnerships for German security technology companies in the UK.

Please click on the Company Names below to see the individual trip profiles. The representatives are in the UK and available for meetings from the 8th to the 11th of June.

Cyber Security Companies: 

  • Trustonic: Secure solutions for mobile and embedded devices.
  • HOB: Secure data communication software, remote access, server-based computing, and virtualisation.
  • NEXIS: Secure identity and access management software.
  • Virtual Solution: Secure enterprise mobility management, mobile security.

Security Systems Companies: 

 

 

Silicon Chip Industry Awareness Training Seminar – London @ Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum
Jun 8 all-day

Future HorizonsThe Silicon Chip Industry Awareness Training Seminar is being held by the analysts Future Horizons on Monday 8 June. The venue is the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum in London.

The organisers write:

What: Explained in clear language how the IC industry works
- from the science that enables silicon chips to be designed and made
- to their market and economic fundamentals
Who: Anyone working in or with the semiconductor industry
- whether a non-technologist, struggling with the jargon
- or a specialist, looking to understand the overall industry picture
Why: Gain increased confidence, enhanced job satisfaction and improved operational efficiency

Registration & Workshop Fee 

* Register on-line at: http://www.futurehorizons.com/page/12/silicon-chip-training
* Price is £595 plus 20 percent UK VAT per delegate
* Fee includes copies of presentation materials, coffee breaks and 3-course buffet lunch
* 30% discount offered for bookings of three delegates or more from the same company

 

Jun
16
Tue
Motiv8 – RF & Wireless Design Forum – Oxford @ William F1 Centre, Oxford
Jun 16 all-day

motiv8 Oxford June 2015

The Motiv8 Forum for LED & Lighting and RF & Wireless Design is a free one day technical forum for engineers – covering the latest technology and innovation on RF & Wireless / LED & Lighting Design

It is free to attend and is taking place on the 16th of June in Oxford and 18th of June in Manchester.

It consists of (AM) Technical Presentations and (PM) Technical Workshops and is supported by all day networking and desktop exhibition area.

For full event information see www.motiv8forums.com

Register for LED & Lighting / RF & Wireless 16 June – Oxford »

 

Jun
18
Thu
Motiv8 – RF & Wireless Design Forum – Manchester @ Lancashire County Cricket Club / The Point
Jun 18 all-day

motiv8 Manchester 2015

The Motiv8 Forum for LED & Lighting and RF & Wireless Design is a free one day technical forum for engineers – covering the latest technology and innovation on RF & Wireless / LED & Lighting Design

It is free to attend and is taking place on the 16th of June in Oxford and 18th of June in Manchester.

It consists of (AM) Technical Presentations and (PM) Technical Workshops and is supported by all day networking and desktop exhibition area.

For full event information see www.motiv8forums.com

Register for LED & Lighting / RF & Wireless 18 June – Manchester »

 

Jun
30
Tue
Altium Demo Day – Edinburgh @ Hotel Novotel Edinburgh Park
Jun 30 all-day
Altium Demo Day - Edinburgh @ Hotel Novotel Edinburgh Park | Edinburgh | United Kingdom

When: June 30, 2015

Where: Edinburgh

Cost: FREE

Contact: +44 (0)1920 876250

Experience the latest PCB design software from Altium. Altium Designer is the PCB design tool of choice for a large number of the UK’s leading electronics companies. Designers say the software’s approach and feature set helps them concentrate more on design and deliver their products accurately, on time and on budget.

Attending this event will give you a real opportunity to see Altium Designer 15 in technical detail and how you can use it to streamline your design processes.

For more information see: http://www.eda.co.uk/altium-designer-2015

 

 

Jul
6
Mon
University of Surrey – RF Circuit and Systems Design – Guildford @ University of Surrey
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day

university of surreyThe University of Surrey in Guildford is running a series of short Professional Development courses. The university writes:

Courses can be given as part of a regular programme, organised in conjunction with a professional body, or devised specifically for the needs of a particular organisation.

Some of these courses can form part of an MSc in Electronic Engineering. Courses can be taken on a one-off basis or as part of the MSc via short courses.

For RF Circuit and Systems Design:

The course has been specifically designed to cover the major elements relevant to engineers working or starting out in the RF field and should provide them with the expertise required to excel in this, their chosen field. By joining some of the foremost experts in the field of RF engineering delegates will quickly be given the tools to get to grips with the major aspects of RF Circuit & System Design.

This course is intended for delegates wishing to consolidate and upgrade their RF knowledge to improve their effectiveness in the Mobile Radio Industry.  Delegates will obtain an understanding of the technologies behind receiver design including small signal RF amplifiers, synthesisers and PA design. The format of the course is such that even those with only a rudimentary understanding of the topic will quickly be brought up to speed. The course material progresses to an advanced level equivalent to that required to an MSc module. This course can also form part of the Modular MSc in Electronic Engineering. Please contact the CE office for further details.

Discounts are given for IET and IEEE members.

The full list of courses is:

Digital Signal Processing 22-26 September 2014
IP Networking Protocols and Technologies 10-14 November 2014 4 places left
Antennas and Propagation 17-21 November 2014
Modern Radar Theory and Practice 24-28 November 2014
Microwave Circuit and System Design 23-27 February 2015
Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications 23-27 March 2015
Satellite Communications 20-24 April 2015
Smart Cities 11-15 May 2015
Statistical Signal Processing 20-22 May 2015
RF Circuit and Systems Design 6-10 July 2015
Spacecraft Systems Design 13-17 July 2015

For more information see: www.surrey.ac.ukhttp://www.surrey.ac.uk/ee/pd

Jul
29
Wed
Altium Demo Day – Leeds @ Leeds
Jul 29 all-day
Altium Demo Day – Leeds @ Leeds

When: July 29, 2015

Where: Leeds

Cost: FREE

Contact: +44 (0)1920 876250

Experience the latest PCB design software from Altium. Altium Designer is the PCB design tool of choice for a large number of the UK’s leading electronics companies. Designers say the software’s approach and feature set helps them concentrate more on design and deliver their products accurately, on time and on budget.

Attending this event will give you a real opportunity to see Altium Designer 15 in technical detail and how you can use it to streamline your design processes.

For more information see: http://www.eda.co.uk/altium-designer-2015

 

 

Aug
25
Tue
Altium Demo Day – Cambridge @ Cambridge
Aug 25 all-day
Altium Demo Day – Cambridge @ Cambridge

When: August 25, 2015

Where: Cambridge

Cost: FREE

Contact: +44 (0)1920 876250

Experience the latest PCB design software from Altium. Altium Designer is the PCB design tool of choice for a large number of the UK’s leading electronics companies. Designers say the software’s approach and feature set helps them concentrate more on design and deliver their products accurately, on time and on budget.

Attending this event will give you a real opportunity to see Altium Designer 15 in technical detail and how you can use it to streamline your design processes.

For more information see: http://www.eda.co.uk/altium-designer-2015

 

 

Sep
14
Mon
Bluetooth SIG – Bluetooth Innovation Series: IoT – London
Sep 14 all-day

Bluetooth Develper Studio BannerTraining for developers interested in getting into the internet of things will be held in London on September 14 as part of a global training programme being run by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).

The one-day session will cover Bluetooth Smart fundamentals, testing tools, best practices on adding connectivity to everyday objects, and training from Nordic Semiconductor and Frontline.

Attendees will also get to work with the SIG’s new software development toolkit – Bluetooth Developer Studio.

“Our goal from day one was to understand Bluetooth technology from a developer’s point of view, and then create tools and other resources to make it dead simple for any developer to implement it in their product or app,” said Steve Hegenderfer, director of developer programs at the Bluetooth SIG.

Sponsoring companies are Nordic Semiconductor, Frontline, CSR and Broadcom.

Training dates will take place May 20 in San Jose; May 27 in Seoul, South Korea; June 10 in Berlin, Germany; August 17 in Shanghai, China; September 14 in London, UK; and October 1 in Boston, MA.

Developers can register here

 

 

Oct
6
Tue
The Technology Expo – London
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

technology expoThe launch of The Technology Expo is taking place on the 6-7 October in Central London.

Full details can be found at http://www.the-tech-expo.com

The organisers write:

The Technology Expo has been launched as a platform to showcase and educate on emerging and growing technologies with a focus on Augmented Reality & Contextual Technology / Location Based services.

ARTech Expo will feature as a high level dedicated conference, targeted networking opportunities, exhibition and awards plus with the added advantage of connecting with a larger, yet still targeted audience and increased opportunities to showcasing and explore partnerships.

Contextual Tech will become the focus for the 2nd conference track hosted at the event, the UK’s first event focusing on the growth and platform for contextual technology & location based services.

A third free to attend stage within our expo will feature showcases & workshops on AR, Context Tech, Wearables, 3D Robotics & Drones.

Key points

  • Held at central London venue on 6th & 7th October
  • One day dedicated conference on Augmented Reality & connected technologies
  • One day dedicated conference on Contextual Technology & connected technologies
  • Predicted 150+ conference delegates per track
  • Close net environment for targeted networking within exhibition area
  • Relaxed and informal atmosphere
  • Exposure to wider audience through two day exhibition
  • Unique opportunities to explore partnerships & collaborations
  • Inspiring interactive workshops & showcases within expo area
  • 1000 + visitors to exhibition & workshops
  • The Technology Awards 2015

 

Nov
24
Tue
Elektra Awards 2015 – London @ Lancaster London Hotel
7:00 pm – November 25, 2015 @ 1:00 am

elektra-winners-carousel-300x189The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2015 are launched this week.

Celebrating product innovation and business success in the industry for more than a decade, the Elektra Awards is recognised as the best promotional platform to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across the electronics industry.

We invite companies to enter this year’s awards and be part of the Elektra 2015 success story.

The awards will be presented at the industry’s biggest gala evening dinner on Tuesday 24 November at the Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY.