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Microlease sells Keysight kit in European sales push

Microlease is bidding to expand its test equipment rental business across Europe following an expansion of its activities selling test systems from Keysight Technologies, formerly Agilent Technologies. The Harrow-based instrument rental company has become an authorised distributor for the full range of Keysight’s products in the UK. Microlease…

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Royal Academy of Engineering backs university projects with entrepreneurial training

The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub will provide funding, mentoring and support to four businesses spun out of UK universities. The four are: Dr Matthew Murray, University of Leeds, Ultramatis anti-counterfeiting implantation Dr George Frodsham, University College London, MediSieve magnetic haemofiltration for malaria Dr Peiman Hosseini, University…

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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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