General Electronics Industry News

RS supports Lonson innovation centre

Aiming to cut waste while giving innovators a leg-up, RS Components providing end-of-life products to London-based Fab Lab. Fab Lab is “the city’s first purpose-built digital fabrication and rapid prototyping workspace for individuals and companies to develop innovative products”, said RS, “part of a…

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Industry 4.0 comes to the UK in 2015

UK manufacturers will get an introduction to Industry 4.0, the so-called smart factory concept, at the National Space Centre in Leicester next month. “If UK companies are to compete successfully in the global marketplace, it is essential that they take full advantage of Industry 4.0 has to…

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NI president given IEEE award

NI  president, CEO and co-founder Dr. James Truchard has been named an IEEE Fellow for leadership and achievement in technology. Each year the IEEE board of directors presents the Fellow grade to individuals who they say have contributed to the IEEE fields of interest. These areas of interest range…

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£222m for science

The budget statement includes £222 million to science including an Alan Turing Institute working on big data and algorithm research (£42 million over five years); a cell therapy manufacturing centre and a graphene innovation centre as part of the UK’s Catapult network (£74 million over five years); and 20…

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Crossing the ECAD/MCAD bridge

Electromechanical product designers face permanent competitive pressure to reduce development costs, improve design cycle times and eliminate errors that can lead to costly rework. Nowhere is this challenge more perceivable than in the integration of PCB layout with mechanical design as PCBs become smaller and more densely populated, and as…

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Still good reasons to design in 8-bit MCUs

Could the 8-bit microcontroller be experiencing a renaissance? With the rise of the ARM processor architecture and the widespread adoption of 32-bit microcontrollers it would be all too easy to assume that as 32-bit chips fall in price and power then the argument for using 8-bit…

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Digital skills shortage action needed

TechUK is inviting the electronics industry to get its voice heard on the digital skills shortage problem by contributing to a survey to support evidence to the Government’s Migration Advisory Committee. The Government’s Migration Advisory Committee is currently inviting evidence specifically relating to ‘Digital Technology’ roles. TechUK is…

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