Electronic Business News

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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Infineon's OPTIGA gets BSI certification

Infineon’s OPTIGA TPM (Trusted Platform Module) with SPI has achieved Common Criteria Certification EAL4+ by the Federal Office for Information Security (known as BSI) at the RSA conference in San Francisco…

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Profile: AptCore

AptCore was founded in 2010 in Bristol to design special-purpose programmable DSP cores. Its first product, a radar processor called ACR10x, has already broken into the highly conservative automotive market – products containing it are on the road today. To this it is now adding image processing cores. “We do…

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UK firm works with Nokia and Oxford on secure data transactions

Devon-based Alpha Contract Engineering is partnering Nokia Technologies and Oxford University in a research programme to make sensitive data communications, such as cash transactions, more secure. The 12 month project will investigate the feasibility of quantum key distribution (QKD) from handheld devices to make the use of cash machines…

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Data Centre connectivity market is booming, says Ovum

Revenues for data centre interconnect (DCI) grew 16% to $2.5bn says Ovum, with half coming from CSPs (communications service providers) though with the fastest growth, at 64%, coming from ICPs (internet content providers…

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