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Texas A&M team wins TI Innovation Challenge

Texas A&M team wins TI Innovation Challenge
The winners of the Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge North America Design Contest have been announced by Mouser Electronics. Top honours went to a team from Texas A&M University. Mouser is the exclusive sponsor of the contest, which encourages engineering students to invent real-world solutions by submitting design projects that use TI technology.
29th July 2016

Students to benefit from Keysight university program

Students to benefit from Keysight university program
Keysight Technologies is establishing a long-term university engagement program in Europe to foster the development of industry-ready engineers. The program’s first year university participants include Paris Sud University, University of Leeds, University of Manchester and Aschaffenburg University.
29th July 2016

Yokogawa invests in fog computing start-up

Yokogawa invests in fog computing start-up
Yokogawa Electric has made a strategic investment in FogHorn Systems, a Silicon Valley start-up that is a leading developer of fog computing technology. Yokogawa aims to foster development of fog computing technology through its investment in this company and expand the range of solutions that it provides.
29th July 2016


Molex announces inaugural Transcend Alliance partners

Molex has announced that six partners have joined the new Transcend Alliance, a consortium of companies working together to expand and promote the use of network connected lighting in commercial buildings by developing and implementing new systems and protocols. New integrated lighting network solutions, such as the Transcend connected lighting system from Molex, are rapidly becoming an integral part of commercial building design. Companies like Molex that create enabling technology will help drive the industry through the transition from traditional lighting to network connected lighting.
29th July 2016

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


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