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How to shield against EMI

How to shield against EMI
The effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) are well documented, but what is less well known is the reason it is becoming an ever-increasing problem for manufacturers and users of electronic devices. By Riaz Ahmed, R&D Manager, Parker Hannifin, Chomerics Division Europe
28th July 2016

Tesla Gigafactory in context

Tesla Gigafactory in context
Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, was interviewed yesterday (27th July 2016) by BBC Television World News in a live programme transmitted worldwide. The subject was the opening of the Tesla battery Gigafactory billed as the world's largest factory building. There had been talk in the press of this giving Tesla global battery dominance and even leading to ten times global battery output and the BBC sought reveal the true situation.
28th July 2016

China’s final chance to achieve its IC industry ambitions

Over the past 20 years, China has become increasingly frustrated over the gap between its IC imports and indigenous IC production (Figure 1). It has often been quoted over the last couple of years that China’s imports of semiconductors exceeds that of oil. In its upcoming Mid-Year Update to The McClean Report 2016 (released at the end of this week), IC Insights examines the “Three-Phase” history of China’s attempt at strengthening its position in the IC industry that started in earnest in the late 1990s (Figure 2).
28th July 2016


Improving computer graphics with quantum mechanics

Improving computer graphics with quantum mechanics
Caltech applied scientists have developed a way to simulate large-scale motion numerically using the mathematics that govern the universe at the quantum level. The technique, presented at the International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH), held in Anaheim, California, from July 24-28, allows computers to more accurately simulate vorticity, the spinning motion of a flowing fluid.
28th July 2016

MoU signed to enhance AR/VR for mobile services

MoU signed to enhance AR/VR for mobile services
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Inuitive, a developer of advanced 3D computer vision and image processors, and South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom.
28th July 2016

Avnet agrees £691m deal to buy Premier Farnell

Avnet agrees £691m deal to buy Premier Farnell
Avnet has opened a battle royal for Premier Farnell by making a £691 bid for the UK-based distributor. It remains to be seen whether Datwyler which made an agreed offer for Premier Farnell in June will make a counter offer. The board of Premier Farnell has dropped its recommendation for the Datwyler offer and transferred its affections to the Avnet offer.
28th July 2016

Security training goes multi-lingual

To enhance security awareness training and simulated phishing tests, KnowBe4 has introduced its Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training in 26 language versions. The interactive, on-demand computer-based training covers high risk topics and how to identify red flags such as the current ransomware epidemic, the W-2 scam and CEO email fraud which are costing the economy billions of dollars.
28th July 2016

RS Components strengthens Pfannenberg ties

RS Components strengthens Pfannenberg ties
RS Components (RS) has signed a long-term distribution partnership agreement with Pfannenberg (UK) for the supply of the company’s range of enclosure thermal management solutions including devices such as filter fans, cooling units heaters, thermostats, sounders and beacons.
27th July 2016

Analog Devices to acquire Linear Technology for $14.8bn

Analog Devices to acquire Linear Technology for $14.8bn
Analog Devices and Linear Technology have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Analog Devices will acquire Linear Technology in a cash and stock transaction that values the combined enterprise at approximately $30bn. Upon completion of the acquisition, Analog Devices will be the premier global analogue technology company with approximately $5bn in anticipated annual revenues.
27th July 2016

Technology is proving integral to sporting success

Technology is proving integral to sporting success
Using the latest cutting edge technology in elite sports is something that has been well documented, and here at Electronic Specifier we have covered a variety of stories from an early warning system used in rugby to assist in detecting and avoiding concussions to football coaches using drones to give them an alternative view of training sessions.
27th July 2016


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