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Lords question Government on civil and hobby drone use

Lords question Government on civil and hobby drone use

A House of Lords committee investigating civilian drone use in the EU will hear from Government Minister Robert Goodwill on Monday 1 December.

The committee is the House of Lords ‘EU sub-committee on the internal market, infrastructure and employment’, and is investigating the use of civilian remotely piloted aircraft…

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MIPS ports hypervisor to low-end 32-bit MPU

MIPS ports hypervisor to low-end 32-bit MPU

MIPS Technologies has sourced a hypervisor for its M5150 (5-stage pipe) 32bit microcontroller, which includes hardware virtualisation.

Combining hypervisor software with virtualisation hardware allows multiple operating systems and applications to be run on the same silicon with a significant (some claim total) cut in the risk of hacking. In…

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Brokerage firm sets up franchised division for e-mech

Brokerage firm sets up franchised division for e-mech

Astute Electronics has created an electromechanical division with franchised suppliers.

This differentiates the business from its traditional brokerage activities. The new division will also have a technical support team.

The division launches with six significant franchises: Amphenol, Airborn, Delphi, Fischer, Positronic and Quell.

“Names such as Amphenol, Airborn and Delphi…

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Elektra Awards 2014 – The Winners

Elektra Awards 2014 – The Winners

The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2014 were presented at a Gala Dinner in London last night.

Isle of Wight-based RFEL was named company of the year, recognising its achievement as a world-class developer of high-speed real-time high definition video processing technology…

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Infineon sparkles

Infineon sparkles

Infineon had a sparkling calendar Q3 (its fiscal Q4) with revenue of €1,175 million for a profit of €188 million and a margin of 16…

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RS looking for a new chief

RS looking for a new chief

Electrocomponents CEO Ian Mason has announced he will step down at the end of the financial year, next March.

The company, which owns distributor and Raspberry Pi supplier RS Components, now has to search for a new CEO.

The announcement has caught the distribution sector by surprise. Mason is regarded…

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The IoT Conundrum

The IoT Conundrum

The IoT conundrum was addressed by Intel v-p Philip Moynagh at the European Nanoelectronics Forum in Cannes this morning…

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EC will support foreign semi manufacturers if locals won't invest

EC will support foreign semi manufacturers if locals won't invest

If the European semiconductor companies don’t invest in semiconductor production facilities in Europe then the EC will support investment by foreign companies, Khalil Rouhana (pictured), director for components and systems in the EC’s DG CONNECT project, told the European Nanoelectronics Forum 2014 in Cannes this morning…

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Active spoon helps tremoring hands

Active spoon helps tremoring hands

For people with Parkinson’s disease, scientists and engineers in California have developed a spoon with active movement cancellation.

Called Liftware, the rechargeable utensil includes a battery-powered servo system. Clip-in ends to replace the spoon are planned.

The organisation behind it is Lift labs (click link for video…

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Round table: The emulation think tank

Round table: The emulation think tank

Specialists in semiconductor design and design tool technologies from Imagination Technologies and Broadcom have been brought together by Electronics Weekly in partnership with Mentor Graphics, to discuss the importance of emulation for the verification of complex IC designs

The use of hardware and software emulation is being driven by design…

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3D printer uses pressure control to cut costs

3D printer uses pressure control to cut costs

A pressure controlled 3D printer has raised $65,000 on the Kickstarter crowd-funding website.

The Elemental 3D printer is designed to be lower cost by replacing complex mechanical operation with a pressure control system.

The printer deploys a new resin-based suspension technology, which simplifies the control of resin…

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