Electronic Business News

Hirai talks Sony

Kaz Hirai, CEO of Sony, has just given the following interview to CNBC: CNBC: A number of new products launched today, what are you most excited about? “We are really excited about a range of products that we highlighted today. We are talking about the new Xperia Z5 smart phones…

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Spectrum adds pre-amp to digitiser

For applications where low-level electronic signals need to be acquired and analysed, Spectrum has added a range of pre-amplifiers that can be used to boost signal levels. When combined with a Spectrum digitiser these low noise pre-amplifiers can greatly increase the measurement systems overall dynamic range and…

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Raspberry Pi programming language more popular than French

The Raspberry Pi programming language, called Python, has overtaken French as the most popular language taught in primary schools, according to a survey of school pupils and parents. Most significant was the importance even parents of the very young school  children placed on learning programming. Six out of 10 parents…

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Survey highlights serious cuts in government-funded science R&D

Civil service employees in science research say decline in government-funded science affects whole economy, according to a survey by the Prospect union. The survey found that 81% of civil servants, three-quarters of those in other public bodies, and 45% of those in the private sector stated that “cuts…

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Robust growth for server revenues

Q2 server shipments grew 8% year-on-year, while revenue increased 7.2% from Q1 2014, says Gartner. “X86 server shipments increased 8.3% in the second quarter of 2015 and revenue grew 9%,” says Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice-president at Gartner. “RISC/Itanium Unix server shipments declined 18.7…

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UK quantum computing start up gets first round funding

Grupo Arcano has invested in Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQCL). Although undisclosed, the amount has been reported to be $50m by Tech City News. Established in early 2013 CQCL was founded to create tools and algorithms for the commercialisation of quantum computers. It has an operating system called ‘ t|ket&gt…

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Microwave pioneer gets Frank Whittle Medal

British microwave engineer Professor Peter Clarricoats is to receive the Sir Frank Whittle Medal, one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s highest accolades. Clarricoats, CBE FREng FRS, gets the Whittle Medal for influential achievements spanning more than half a century. According to the Academy, these achievements include: Research with…

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TSMC exiting solar

TSMC is exiting solar by the end of the month. Steve Tsu, chairman of TSM Solar, says the company couldn’t turn a profit with its solar manufacturing and that even the most aggressive cost-reduction plan wouldn’t make the solar subsidiary viable. “TSMC continues to believe that solar…

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