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Rémy Martin launches connected Cognac bottles

Rémy Martin launches connected Cognac bottles
  Fine Champagne Cognac producer, Rémy Martin, introduced the connected bottle in order to detect a bottle that has previously been opened, as well as connect the company with purchasers.
7th July 2015

Chevy in-car tech will cool your hot smartphone

Chevy in-car tech will cool your hot smartphone
Normally your smartphone has a built-in mechanism that will shut down the phone if it becomes dangerously overheated, but this can be quite the nuisance for those travelling on the road who rely heavily on the livelihood of his or her cellphone. So Chevrolet engineers designed an in-car mechanism called the Active Cooling System to handle your overheating smartphone.
7th July 2015

Amphenol Connex merges with Amphenol RF

Amphenol Connex has merged with Amphenol RF, headquartered in Danbury, CT. The combined product portfolio will be marketed and sold under the name Amphenol RF. The Moorpark, CA facility will continue to operate as the company’s main North American distribution centre and Amphenol RF’s western regional sales office providing support to local customers.
7th July 2015


Rochester adds support for Freescale MC68040 MPUs

Rochester adds support for Freescale MC68040 MPUs
Rochester Electronics has been licensed by Freescale to provide a continuing manufacturing solution for the Freescale MC68040 32-bit MPU product family. Freescale announced the discontinuation of the 68040 devices and will be shipping the last products they will produce until November 2015. The agreement between Freescale and Rochester provides customers of the popular legacy MPUs with access to a secure and reliable source of parts for continued product supply.
6th July 2015

Build your own robot

Build your own robot
Seek N’ Sneak is an Arduino Mega 2560 powered self-controlled robot which is able to find objects, pick them up and relocate them. The two driving wheels of this robot are powered by independently controlled motors and equipped with 128-steps-per-revolution encoders allowing for precise control of the angular position of the wheel, as well as its velocity and acceleration.
6th July 2015

TI STEM grants total almost $6m

  Texas Instruments has announced that its 2015 corporate and foundation giving to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education totals almost $6m.
6th July 2015

Speaker can answer questions

Speaker can answer questions
Designed around voice recognition, Amazon Echo is hands-free and always on. With seven microphones and beam-forming technology, Echo can hear from across the room, even while music is playing. It is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound. Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news and check sports scores or the weather. All you have to do is ask. Echo begins working as soon as it detects the wake word. Alexa or Amazon can be picked as the wake word.
6th July 2015

IoT supplier ecosystem estimated to reach €420bn by 2020

In the evolution towards the Smart Manufacturing paradigm, end-user requirements are set to evolve and become more complex than ever before. Global suppliers find it increasingly difficult to meet the growing needs of the end-users that are further augmented with a very high degree of complexity. However, the current scenario will also provide the biggest opportunity to realign one’s existing business approach and forge alliances and partnerships with market participants. The result would be a newly built supplier ecosystem that can effectively address end-user needs for growth in near and long term perspectives.
6th July 2015

Research programme explores nanomedicine characterisation

CEA-Leti has announced the launch of the European Nano-Characterisation Laboratory (EU-NCL), funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Its main objective is to reach a level of international excellence in nanomedicine characterisation for medical indications of cancer, diabetes, inflammatory diseases or infections, and make this accessible to all organisations developing candidate nanomedicines prior to their submission to regulatory agencies.
6th July 2015

Newbury Electronics helps UK school to win European competition

Newbury Electronics was delighted to hear that Team Impulse, a group of students from St Paul’s School, London had won first place in the European CanSat 2015 competition. The company first became involved with this team of young engineers when they were asked to supply prototype PCBs back in the autumn of 2014. These were then incorporated into the satellite that secured them first place in the UK competition and took them onto the final international round, held in Lisbon, Portugal.
6th July 2015


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