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Tech sector outperformed UK economy in Q4

The technology sector in the UK grew faster than the rest of the economy in the last quarter of 2014 and so avoided the slowdown seen across the wider UK economy, according to the latest KPMG/Markit Tech Monitor UK survey. The report found that tech sector jobs growth accelerated…

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In-car semiconductors on the gas

The automotive semiconductor market has bounced back very strongly in 2014 with 10% growth year over year to reach $29bn, according to market analysis IHS. The fastest growing segment for automotive semiconductors is hybrid electric vehicles, and IHS estimates that semiconductor revenue in this application could  achieve a compound annual…

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Top 10 technologies to transform the world

Cloud computing/big data and 3D printing and (of course), the internet of things (IoT) are the three technologies most likely to transform the world during the next five years, according to technology market analyst IHS Technology. These are the technologies which could change the world the Gutenberg printing press…

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Technologies to watch in 2015

8-bit microcontrollers on steroids Microchip, the 8-bit microcontroller supremo, believes even quite sophisticated motor control can implemented with an 8-bit microcontroller. The firm is questioning the assumption that high end motor control requires the performance of a 32-bit ARM microcontroller or indeed its own 32bit MIPS…

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10 chip firms to make it big in 2015

We take a look at ten chip firms well placed to make it big in 2015, from the NFC design-based platform AppNearMe to Melexis MEMS sensors…

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2014 was a good year for thermoelectric energy harvesting

Up to 2014, there was only limited interest in thermoelectric energy harvesting in general and its use in automotive applications in particular. For instance, BMW had worked on it for 20 years without bringing anything to market. The theoretical maximum attainable efficiency was known to be one half of that…

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Outlook 2015: German market holds steady

Germany’s electronics market is holding up despite the weakness in the Euro Zone. The outlook is also positive with Germany still seen as an electronics manufacturing powerhouse, battling against the trend in off-shoring. According to Georg Steinberger, the chairman of the component distribution industry body, the FBDi: “The…

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