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Updated connectors website gives users more options

Updated connectors website gives users more options
An updated, responsive version of its website has been unveiled by In2Connect UK, a specialist in waterproof connectivity. The newly redesigned website enables a comprehensive understanding of the Company's cable and connector products plus added-value services.
19th October 2017

Carrier boards join Mouser global portfolio

Carrier boards join Mouser global portfolio
A global distribution agreement will see Mouser Electronics taking Auvidea’s embedded systems products into the market. Through the distribution agreement, Mouser stocks Auvidea’s J1xx family of carrier boards for the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 and TX2 compute modules. The J100 board matches the Jetson TX1 module’s 50 × 87mm footprint and connects to form a very compact processing unit to meet the compact size requirements of target applications such as drones and industrial embedded applications.
19th October 2017

Turn off your phone and tune into life

Turn off your phone and tune into life
  We’ve all been there. Your favourite artists announces tour dates, you get tickets, get excited, and then as the show starts you find yourself watching the majority of it through various smartphone screens. Try as you might, it’s almost impossible to ignore the sea of glowing rectangles.
19th October 2017


IC market forecast to grow 22% by end 2017

IC market forecast to grow 22% by end 2017
The 30-page October update to IC Insights' McClean Report will include a detailed analysis of the company’s revised forecasts for the IC, O-S-D, and total semiconductor markets through 2021. IC Insights has raised its IC market growth rate forecast for 2017 to 22%, up six percentage points from the 16% increase shown in its Mid-Year Update. The IC unit volume shipment growth rate forecast has also been increased from 11% depicted in the Mid-Year Update to 14% currently.
19th October 2017

Flexenclosure builds eCentre data centre for TigoUne in Colombia

Flexenclosure builds eCentre data centre for TigoUne in Colombia
Flexenclosure has completed the construction of a data centre in Bogotá for Colombian telecommunications company TigoUne. This is the third eCentre order from a Millicom group company and it consolidates Flexenclosure’s position in the Latin American market. Flexenclosure entered Latin America in 2016 when it constructed a data centre for Millicom’s Tigo Business Paraguay.
18th October 2017

IC manufacturers maximise 300 and 200mm wafer capacity

IC manufacturers maximise 300 and 200mm wafer capacity
IC manufacturers are increasing efforts to maximise fabrication plants using 300 and 200mm diameter silicon substrates because the prospects of large 450mm wafers are going nowhere. The number of 300mm wafer production-class fabs in operation worldwide is expected to increase each year between now and 2021 to reach 123 compared to 98 in 2016, according to the forecast in IC Insights’ Global Wafer Capacity 2017-2021 report.
18th October 2017

Technical innovations based on nature

Technical innovations based on nature
The „Leonardo da Vinci Center for Bionics” was established over a decade ago at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Since then, the cross-faculty research platform has been promoting the technical development and design of operating principles that nature itself concocted in the evolutionary process: The creative potential in the „Test Laboratory of Nature” is translated into technical solutions.
18th October 2017

Good vibrations for the future of computing

Good vibrations for the future of computing
  Vibrating mechanical switches that can be cascaded to perform complex computational operations could take computing significantly further than today's technologies. KAUST researchers have demonstrated an alternative technology based on mechanical vibrations.
17th October 2017

Foremost, Icotek agree distribution deal

Foremost, Icotek agree distribution deal
Foremost Electronics has been appointed as a distributor for Icotek. Germany-based Icotek has been developing innovative cable entry and EMC cable shielding systems for over 15 years, hold a number of patents and are designed-in to global OEMs and leading companies in a wide number of industries.
16th October 2017

How can the workforce stay ahead of technological change?

How can the workforce stay ahead of technological change?
According to a recent OECD report, low and middle income earners have seen their wages stagnate and that the income share of middle-skilled jobs has fallen. Rising inequality has led to concerns that top earners are getting a disproportionate share of the gains from global 'openness and interconnection'. This summer, the OECD Employment Outlook 2017 revealed that job polarisation has been 'driven by pervasive and skill-biased technological changes'.
16th October 2017


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