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The top five problems with HMIs

The top five problems with HMIs
A study from 2007 showed that 75% of office workers admit to resorting to physical violence against their computer; the other 25% probably only employed verbal abuse. Here, Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Manager, European Automation, addresses this disturbing statistic while discussing the top five problems commonly faced when using HMIs.
26th February 2015

Customised remote training added to education portfolio

ARM has expanded its technical training portfolio to include live courses that can be remotely-delivered in any location. The courses will provide a flexible and fast-response training service for companies and individuals, allowing them to take full advantage of ARM technology features. Ultimately, this will enable products to be delivered to market faster and more cost-effectively.
25th February 2015

Verotec wins flight simulator contract

Verotec has won a multi-year contract from a major North American manufacturer of flight simulators to supply more than 50,000 modified subrack front panels. 50 different designs of IEEE1101.10 compliant panels, modified variants of Verotec’s standard extruded aluminium panels, are needed in heights of 3U and 6U and in widths from 2 to 16HP.
25th February 2015


Nanotechnology 'could revolutionise UK kidney disease care'

Nanotechnology 'could revolutionise UK kidney disease care'
A medical device which combines nanotechnology with a pregnancy test could help diagnose and treat the 1m people in the UK who don’t know they have kidney disease, a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) has revealed. Developed by engineers in London, the £10 device can be used at home and could revolutionise kidney disease care in the UK, says the IME.
25th February 2015

Infineon ships over 1bn TVS diodes in WLL packages in 2014

Infineon ships over 1bn TVS diodes in WLL packages in 2014
Infineon Technologies has announced that more than 1bn ultra-small TVS diodes in the company’s bare silicon WLL package were delivered to customers in 2014. TVS diodes in WLL packages are used in applications where miniaturisation is a priority, including touch screen and keypad interfaces and the increasingly popular high-speed data ports used in mobile electronics.
24th February 2015

NXP acquires Quintic’s BLE & wearable businesses

NXP Semiconductors has completed its acquisition of Quintic’s BLE and wearable businesses, enhancing its ultra-low power RF-connectivity solutions key to the IoT.
24th February 2015

The march of the industrial robots

The march of the industrial robots
According to the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA), annual sales of industrial robots have met expectations for 2014. The total sales are around 25% lower than the peak in 2012 and 15% lower than 2013, which has been expected following the dramatic surge in sales at that time from the booming automotive sector gearing up with the latest automation technology.
23rd February 2015

David Cameron visits FlexEnable

David Cameron visits FlexEnable
  British Prime Minister, David Cameron yesterday visited FlexEnable's engineering centre and flexible rapid prototyping line in Cambridge. During his visit, Cameron was shown a number of the company’s recent technology breakthroughs by Indro Mukerjee, Chairman, FlexEnable.
20th February 2015

UAV market to shift from military to commercial, says report

The popular term 'drones' gives a military connotation to the long-awaited, futuristic innovation that is Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). According to IDTechEx, most of today's market value lies in military applications, both for electric and - the big money - non-electric versions. Nonetheless, small UAVs are increasing in sales fastest, primarily due to non-military applications.
19th February 2015

Marl adds America II to global roster

Marl adds America II to global roster
UK-based Marl International has signed a global franchise distribution agreement with America II Electronics. Under terms of the agreement, America II will have global distribution rights to Marl International’s portfolio of LED components and accessories including discrete LEDs, PCB mounted LEDs, bulb replacement LEDs, and sealed LED panel indicators. Some of these surround the Laurel and Hardy statue in Ulverston, site of Marl's headquarters.
19th February 2015


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