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Swiss will test drone parcel delivery

 Drone parcel delivery will be trialled in Switzerland this summer by a consortium of Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo and Californian drone maker Matternet. “The primary aim of this pilot project is a proof-of-concept to clarify the legal framework, consider local conditions, and explore the technical and business capabilities…

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ST suffering strike action

Last Friday Crolles was closed due to strike action and on Thursday this week there will be a strike across all ST sites, says the staff union CAD-ST…

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Freescale trims debt

Freescale had Q1 sales of $1.17 billion, compared to $1.10 billion in Q4 2014 and $1.13 billion in the first quarter of 2014…

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Empire v Federation: the inspiration

Mouser has partnered with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to kick off their new Space Exploration Series and Space Challenge. This series includes a debate on the age-old question that has been waged for decades: “Which reigns supreme: Star Wars or Star Trek…

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Comment: Don't ignore manufacturing, it matters

An open letter to the next Prime Minister from Adam Fletcher, chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN) Dear next P.M. As part of an organisation that supports and relies on successful technology companies in the UK, I hope that you will make reviving manufacturing, addressing skills shortages…

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Ohmite buys 60 year old UK resistor manufacturer Arcol

Arcol the Truro-based power resistor supplier has been acquired by Ohmite Manufacturing. It is the US-based firm’s first manufacturing presence in Europe. Ohmite’s president Greg Pace said: “Arcol is particularly strong in aluminium housed wirewound resistors which is consistent with our customer base and our selling…

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