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University wants app for safe drone flying

Drone enthusiasts are being urged to help design an app for drone flyers which helps to keep them informed of locations where it is legal and safe-to-fly drones. The idea is being hosted on AppMovement.com, a website created by Newcastle University where designers can propose and develop…

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Europe's electronics industry still strong, says Nenad Pacek

Europe’s electronics industry is in recovery right now, says economist Nenad Pacek. Pacek, founder and president of Global Success Advisors and co-founder of the CEEMEA business group said:  “The electrical and electronics manufacturing industry is showing definite signs of recovery, especially in Europe, the US and Japan, and…

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Digi-Key to sell bare die chips from its websites

Digi-Key is to offer semiconductor devices as bare die. As part of its plan to to support prototype and production order quantities the online distributor will work with die processing firm Minco Technology Labs to offer semiconductor bare die products in minimum waffle pack quantities of 25 pieces online…

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Government controls threaten electronics exports

UK-based electronics manufacturers are losing business to competitors in Europe due to the UK’s export controls process, according to a report by techUK published by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). All but one company surveyed by techUK said that the enforcement regime in the UK…

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OSD sales resume growth

Sales of optoelectronics, sensors, actuators and discrete semiconductors collectively increased 9% to $63.8 billion in 2014, after rising just 1% in 2012 and 2013, according to IC Insights…

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IQE profits up 21%

Wafer supplier IQE had 2014 revenues of £112 million with H2 revenues of £60m up 15% from H1.

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AndersDX selects Camden for new HQ

Display and display processor firm AndersDX has opened a new HQ in Camden, London, with a larger engineering lab and digital signage showroom. “Anders had been at its location for over 50 years,” said sales and marketing director Paul Mullen. “The building served us extremely well, but we have outgrown…

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UK design firm targets 14nm chips in China

UK-based chip design firm Sondrel is expanding its global business with investments in China targeted at sub-28nm IC designs. Sondrel has opened a design centre in Xi’an, a location where Samsung has recently invested $7.5bn in a new 10nm foundry. Sondrel’s Julian Kingsbury said the…

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