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The “Hateful Five” of PCB manufacturing


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Design done, PCB laid-out and components are sourced, but the biggest challenge is yet to come getting it manufactured. David Marrakchi describes the pitfalls to avoid You just completed your last design review, got that needed approval signature, and the finish line has never been closer, or so you think. Even after your components are sourced and your board is ...

UK robotics to get summer showcase

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UK tech industry will highlight the importance of robotics this summer with a nationwide programme of events for the first ever UK Robotics Week (25 June – 1 July 2016). Events will include open labs, schools and academic competitions and hackathons, and the build-up to UK Robotics Week will begin at the Imperial Festival 2016 on Saturday May 7th and ...

Linux developers offered free compliance and copyright training

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The Linux Foundation, the organisation working on open source software initiatives, is offering developers an open source compliance course which is available for free. It is designed to provide software developers with knowledge about legal and licensing issues for building and using open source software. According to the Linux Foundation, complying with open source licences doesn’t have to be difficult, ...

UK will lead in zero emission cars, says supplier Rexel

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The UK government has confirmed its commitment to zero emission cars by saying  that all passenger vehicles sales must be for zero emission vehicles by 2050. This was the ambitious target agreed at the International Climate Conference in Paris before Christmas. The UK has also signed up to the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Alliance, for promoting the wider international uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles. Members include ...

Government seeks advice on UK’s digital strategy

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Government is looking for advice on the UK’s digital strategy and it has called on public and industry to share their ideas on how the UK’s digital revolution can take shape. The government claims the Tech City UK initiative, launched five years ago, has has changed thde digital economy “beyond recognition”. This has proliferated with more than 70 per cent ...

Europe extends reach of REACH regs

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In connection with the REACH Regulation (EC 1907/2006), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) passed a judgement on 10 September concerning articles that, according to the REACH Regulation, contain so-called ‘substances of very high concern’ (SVHCs). To date, a threshold value of 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) as laid down in Article 7, Paragraph 2 and Article 33 of the ...

National Coding Week aims at adult learners

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National Coding Week is intended open up coding to adults, potentially leading to careers in programming. Taking place over September 21-27, there will be free-to-attend training sessions across the UK, where people will be taught the basics of coding alongside other beginners with little or no previous knowledge. There is a clickable event map on the National Coding Week website. “The ...