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In-car semiconductors on the gas

In-car semiconductors on the gas

The automotive semiconductor market has bounced back very strongly in 2014 with 10% growth year over year to reach $29bn, according to market analysis IHS.

The fastest growing segment for automotive semiconductors is hybrid electric vehicles, and IHS estimates that semiconductor revenue in this application could  achieve a compound annual…

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Keysight PCIe data acquisition card has OCT capability

Keysight PCIe data acquisition card has OCT capability

Keysight Technologies has announced that the U5303A high-speed data acquisition 12-bit PCIe card, in collaboration with firmware firm YellowSys is  available with an option dedicated to the optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology.

The data acquisition card uses signal resampling to give stable ADC signal sampling with clock stability…

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Test expo to take-off at national space centre

Test expo to take-off at national space centre

The UK’s exhibition dedicated to test and measure, ElectroTestExpo will take place in March at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

This free-to-attend event, which includes an exhibition and seminar programme, will take place on 25th March at the National Space Centre, Leicester.

Exhibitors currently include:

Tektronix…

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UK Device Developers' Conference 2015 gets new sponsor

UK Device Developers' Conference 2015 gets new sponsor

Intelligent Display Solutions (IDS) is to be a lead sponsor of this year’s UK Device Developers’ Conference for engineers and computer scientists working in the development of intelligent systems and devices.

The conference is to take place in Reading, Cambridge, Manchester and Uphall (Scotland) during May and June 2015…

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PragmatIC raises £5.4m

PragmatIC, which prints logic circuits on polyester, has raised £5.4 million from Cambridge Innovation Capital, ARM and existing shareholders…

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Stanford researchers stack carbon nanotubes

Stanford researchers stack carbon nanotubes

Researchers at Stanford University have made stacked carbon nanotube ICs with an average density of 100 carbon nanotubes per micrometer with a current density of up to 122 microamperes per micrometer…

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Surface-mount push-in power for LED lighting

Surface-mount push-in power for LED lighting

Wago is offering surface-mount push-in mains power connectors.

There are two series: 2060 and the larger 2061 for 9 and 12A respectively.

Applications are expected in LED lighting and, to allow them to be used board-to-board as well as cable-to-board, back-to-back male…

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German exports to China grow strongly

German exports to China grow strongly

Germany’s electronics manufacturing sector had a strong 2014 and continued to grow at the end of the year.

Further growth is expected in 2015 as exports, particularly to China, grow strongly.

The electronics sector is also predicted to benefit from “Industry 4.0”, part of the German government’s…

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Pico Technology aims PC scope at bench engineers

Pico Technology aims PC scope at bench engineers

PicoScope 3000D series PC oscilloscopes have up to 200MHz bandwidth, two or four analogue channels, plus 16 digital channels on the mixed-signal models, and an arbitrary waveform generator.

Maximum real-time sampling rate is 1Gsample/s, memories range from 64 to 512Msample, and PC connection is via USB 3…

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Microsoft unveils computer with ‘holographic’display

Microsoft unveils computer with ‘holographic’display

Microsoft has announced two brand new devices, the HoloLens and Surface Hub, at its highly anticipated Windows 10 event in Washington, writes Tom Wilson.

The arrival of these devices marks the first time that Microsoft has brought a new product to its hardware line since the Surface and Surface Pro…

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Amazon buys Annapurna

Amazon buys Annapurna

Amazon has bought Annapurna Labs of Israel in what is assumed to be a move to develop its own networking ICs…

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