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Qualcomm announce winners of the European QInF programme

Qualcomm Technologies has announced the winners of the Europe Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) programme. QInF is an annual programme that focuses on recognising, rewarding, and mentoring the most innovative engineering PhD students across Europe and the US. 
24th May 2017

Bitcoin could help prevent identity theft

Bitcoin could help prevent identity theft
A reaction to the 2008 financial crisis, Bitcoin is a digital-currency scheme designed to wrest control of the monetary system from central banks. With Bitcoin, anyone can mint money, provided he or she can complete a complex computation quickly enough. Through a set of clever protocols, that computational hurdle prevents the system from being coopted by malicious hackers.
24th May 2017

u-blox terminates contract to buy SIMCom's cellular product line

u-blox and SIM Technology Group have announced that they will not proceed with the sale, respectively acquisition, of SIMCom cellular module product line. Despite best efforts on the part of SIM Technology Group and u-blox, the Parties could not close the deal as originally intended and were unable to find alternatives that worked for both whilst sustaining the intended benefits. Both Parties have therefore decided to amicably terminate the Asset Purchase Agreement and Technology Assignment Contract with all ancillary agreements.
24th May 2017


Avnet Silica signs Silego to exclusive EMEA deal

Avnet Silica signs Silego to exclusive EMEA deal
Avnet Silica has won an exclusive agreement to distribute the product portfolio of Silego Technology in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). The agreement is immediately effective. Silego pioneered the development of Configurable Mixed-signal ICs (CMICs), using non-volatile memory to configure and integrate analogue, digital logic and power functions enabling design engineers to reduce power, cost, size and time to market.
23rd May 2017

DDC acquires North Hills Signal Processing

DDC acquires North Hills Signal Processing
With the acquisition of North Hills Signal Processing, completed on 5th May 2017, Data Device Corporation (DDC) has announced the expansion of its transformer product offering. North Hills Signal Processing is a supplier of MIL-STD-1553 data bus couplers, network testers, and related hardware including cables, connectors, and terminators.
23rd May 2017

Empowering African students to embrace the IoT

Empowering African students to embrace the IoT
A Smart Cities Education Programme has been kicked-off by Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services. The programme features a range of initiatives designed to educate and empower the next generation of students and entrepreneurs in Africa. It has been launched initially in Rwanda but will be replicated in other countries in the continent, and aims to accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city solutions, providing the foundations for a more sustainable future.
23rd May 2017

Designers double the power density in space-constrained motor drives

Designers double the power density in space-constrained motor drives
  Texas Instruments has introduced two new device families that help reduce size and weight in motor drive applications. When used together, DRV832x brushless DC (BLDC) gate drivers and CSD88584/99 NexFET Power Blocks require as little as 511mm2, half the board space of competing solutions.
23rd May 2017

TDK completes acquisition of InvenSense

TDK completes acquisition of InvenSense
  TDK and InvenSense have announced that TDK has completed the all-cash acquisition of InvenSense. The acquisition price was $13.00 per InvenSense share, and the total acquisition price was approximately $1.3bn. TDK currently focuses on three market segments: automotive, industrial equipment & energy, and information & communications technology (ICT).
23rd May 2017

Arrow signing strengthens IoT hand

Arrow signing strengthens IoT hand
Arrow Electronics and Libelium have signed a global distribution agreement. The deal extends Arrow’s portfolio for the Internet of Things (IoT) with the addition of Libelium’s wireless and sensor technology and enables the companies to provide off-the-shelf IoT solutions that require minimal design effort before deployment.
22nd May 2017

New design revolutionises motorised force tester manufacture

New design revolutionises motorised force tester manufacture
When Mecmesin asked Offshore Electronics to help it address supply and quality issues with printed circuit boards used for the control panels on its motorised force tester in September 2015 it got a lot more than was expected. It credits its partnership with Offshore with helping it to revolutionise the way in which it manufactures one of its best-selling products.
22nd May 2017


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