General Electronics Industry News

Dyson and Sir Hossein Yassaie lauded by electronics industry

Sir Hossein Yassaie, CEO of Imagination Technologies, has received the prestigious Contribution to Industry award at the 2014 annual NMI Electronic Systems Awards. Dyson was named company of the year. Derek Boyd, NMI CEO, presenting the award to Sir Hossein Yassaie in London last night said: “When selecting people for…

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Nvidia: fastest super-computing accelerator.

Nvidia has unveiled what it calims is “the world’s highest performance accelerator” for supecomputers. Part of the Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform, K80 dual-GPU accelerator is designed for machine learning, data analytics, and scientific computing – collectively known as HPC – high performance computing. “It combines the world’s fastest GPU…

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Freescale shrinks tyre pressure sensor

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its smallest tyre pressure monitoring device. Weighing 0.3 grams, the FXTH87 IC integrates a dual-axis accelerometer, pressure and temperature sensor with 8-bit MCU/S08 microcontroller and wireless transceiver. Monitoring tyre inflation is a safety feature in today’s cars as it can prevent…

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UK skills programme tackles skills deficit

The universities of Leeds and Sheffield are the latest universities to join the UK’s electronics engineering skills initiative run by the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF). The UKESF programme is an industry initiative to address the overall decline in the number of British students applying and registering for Electrical…

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Algorithms simplify delivery drones

MIT researchers have developed algorithms that could reduce the amount of computing required on autonomous delivery drones, and increase reliability. “To ensure safe, timely, and accurate delivery, drones would need to deal with a degree of uncertainty in responding to factors such as high winds, sensor measurement errors, or drops…

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5G centre at Surrey part of millimetre wave Euro-project

The UK’s national research centre for 5G mobile commucniations being built at the University of Surrey is to be part of a European project to develop millimetre-wave radio technologies for next generation cellular mobile networks. The European Commission-funded MiWaveS project will investigate the use of millimetre wave…

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Charcroft builds UK production of VPG foil resistors

Charcroft Electronics is to increase production of foil precision resistors in the UK following a technology agreement with Vishay Precision Group (VPG). Charcroft is one of several companies in Europe manufacturing foil resistors using VPG’s Bulk Metail Foil process. Charcroft is a passives specialist and it has been making…

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