Electronics Viewpoints & Comments

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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Comment: Embedded opportunity, security challenge

Manufacturers of embedded computing systems are finding themselves in an increasingly competitive market. This competition is rooted in the reduction of global competitive barriers combined with increasing access to technology. The pressure is on manufacturers to create more compelling and reliable products, deliver them to market faster, and at the…

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Comment: US lawsuit is tipping point for connected vehicle security

A landmark lawsuit in the US could potentially have big implications for connected-vehicle technologies. The lawsuit against car manufacturers Toyota, GM and Ford alleges that cyber security defects on a vehicle’s CAN-bus would allow hackers to take control of basic vehicle functions such as braking, steering and…

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This is why chip firms like the IoT

Avner Goren, head of IoT business strategy at Texas Instruments tells Electronics Weekly why the internet of things is so important to semiconductors suppliers How will the Internet of Things impact the manufacturing industry? Avner Goren: The IoT is an enabling technology and delivering new use cases every day. When…

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Comment: Autonomous vehicles are everywhere

Autonomous vehicles are successful here and now but you are unlikely to meet one because the successes are in the upper atmosphere, open cast mines, nuclear power stations, underwater and in other relatively inaccessible places. As the new IDTechEx report “Autonomous Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2015-2035″ explains, the primary…

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Comment: IoT is no regulations minefield

The internet of things (IoT) now goes beyond machine-to-machine communications (M2M), as it has evolved to deliver connectivity between a broader range of devices, and systems. Consequently, manufacturers are adding wireless modules into products, beyond the more traditional market of laptops and mobile phones, including them in everything…

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Comment: Making sense of IoT

If 2014 was the year of IoT, then we move into 2015 and address the evolution of IoT and the products the market requires. IoT can be applied almost anywhere, however we’re seeing the most momentum from industrial applications such as smart building, smart factory, smart mobility and smart…

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Functional safety in cars: How safe is safe enough?

Cars are changing. While a few years back, the main challenges in designing a car were in its mechanics, the new challenge is the design and integration of electronic systems. I still remember my first car: The most sophisticated bit of electronics was the after-market CD player I installed…

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