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Students get taste of technology to celebrate INWED17

Students get taste of technology to celebrate INWED17
‘Engineering isn’t just for blokes’ was the message from RS Components and the University of Northampton when they came together to host an event at the Avenue campus site, to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day #INWED17. The event was attended by over a hundred year 7-9 female students and showcased the RS Live truck, the company’s mobile innovation experience.
25th June 2017

Helping athletes to get back in the game

Helping athletes to get back in the game
A recent study by Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC), in collaboration with the medical team at Futbol Club Barcelona, has developed a new method of measuring sports related muscle injury. The research could help provide accurate return-to-play time for athletes by exploring localised bioimpedance measurement (L-BIA) to help quantify the damage to soft tissue structure in injured muscles.  
23rd June 2017

Gyro sensors get worldwide distribution platform

Gyro sensors get worldwide distribution platform
MEMS Gyro sensors and GYPRO evaluation boards from Tronics are available worldwide from Digi-Key Electronics, as the result of a new distribution agreement between the two companies. Tronics’ products are ideal for applications that require precise measurement such as precision instrumentation, platform stabilisation, guidance and navigation control, auto-pilot, inertial measurement unit (IMU), attitude and heading reference system (AHRS), flight control and back-up instrumentation, unmanned and autonomous vehicles, pipe inspection, three-dimensional mapping, and robotics, among others.
22nd June 2017


Ericsson to divest power modules business to Flex

Ericsson has signed an agreement with multinational technology and Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider Flex, to divest Ericsson Power Modules (EPM). The divestment is in line with Ericsson's focused business strategy, presented on March 28, to strengthen its core business and portfolio areas (networks, digital services and IoT).
22nd June 2017

Mobile phone IC sales will top personal computing in 2017

Mobile phone IC sales will top personal computing in 2017
Sales growth in both mobile phones and personal computing systems is being driven by higher memory prices, however, research by IC Insights claims that mobile handsets will become the largest application for ICs this year.
22nd June 2017

Surge in applicants eases Britain's cyber security crisis

Surge in applicants eases Britain's cyber security crisis
  A surge in interest from candidates has helped shrink Britain’s cyber security skills gap, but the shortage of expertise means UK Plc remains at risk of cyber attack, according to new data released by the global job site Indeed.
22nd June 2017

3D models of alligators help gather bite data

3D models of alligators help gather bite data
The skulls of alligators protect their brains, eyes and sense organs while producing some of the most powerful bite forces in the animal kingdom. The ability to bite hard is critical for crocodilians to eat their food such as turtles, wildebeest and other large prey; therefore, their anatomy is closely studied by veterinarians and paleontologists who are interested in animal movements and anatomy.
20th June 2017

Infineon awarded "Supplier of the Year" by DENSO

The Japanese automotive system supplier DENSO has honored Infineon with a “Supplier of the Year Award”. DENSO acknowledged the Infineon North America team for their outstanding local support. The award is given to the supplier who demonstrates commitment to exceptional quality and logistics performance. The assessment criteria also include collaboration in advancing automotive technologies and the supplier’s willingness to consistently exceed expectations.
20th June 2017

To get more women in tech, we need more men

To get more women in tech, we need more men
As part of London’s Tech Week, Electronic Specifier attended the TechXLR8 show at London’s ExCeL. A huge number of panel discussions and presentations took place during the three day event, and on Thursday 15th June there were no less than 14 discussions on how to improve diversity in tech. Daniele Fiandaca (pictured), Co-founder of Token Man, gave a talk entitled ‘Hacking gender diversity’. Token Man is a project that aims to involve men in the movement for gender equality. 
20th June 2017

Testing AI to identify service pathways

Tieto and the City of Espoo have initiated a unique artificial intelligence experiment. The experiment involves combining a huge amount of social and health data concerning every Espoo resident, and customer data relating to early childhood education from 2002 to 2016. The aim of analysing this mass of data is to identify new proactive means of targeting services to citizens, for example to prevent social exclusion.
20th June 2017


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LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017
26th June 2017
Germany Messe Munchen
EPE 2017 ECCE Europe
11th September 2017
Poland Warsaw
DSEI 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom ExCeL, London
RWM 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Productronica India 2017
14th September 2017
India Pragati Maidan, New Delhi