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Keysight buys UK calibration company

Keysight buys UK calibration company
Keysight Technologies has acuired Electroservices Enterprises, a U.K. company specialising in test equipment service and solutions. Based in Telford, Electroservices provides a broad range of electrical, mechanical and physical calibration, repair and asset management services to a large number of defense, telecom and industrial customers.
2nd September 2015

Industry veterans strengthen Electro Rent Europe's UK push

Industry veterans strengthen Electro Rent Europe's UK push
Electro Rent Europe has named two industry verterans to key positions within its new UK office. Mike Sullivan (pictured) becomes Business Manager, UK, and Stephen Skinner has been appointed Account Manager.  The appointments follow the recent opening of Electro Rent Europe’s UK office, which will provide customers with localised stock and support.
2nd September 2015

Wearables & bioelectronics need better energy storage

According to Lux Research, wearable, implantable and other medical devices are creating energy demands and design requirements beyond conventional batteries. Existing battery solutions barely satisfy the demands for increased functionality and power in existing medical devices and may have slowed the shift toward personalised health care in many areas of medicine.
2nd September 2015


China slowdown leading manufacturers to review business plans

Manufacturers are increasing their vigilance in key markets in light of growing risks and uncertainty in the global economy, according to a new survey of almost 300 companies published today by EEF. As a consequence of the stock market turbulence in China, the shadow of crisis talks in the euro zone and the potential for further trade restrictions with Russia, economic forecasters aren’t the only ones reviewing their outlook for the months ahead.
28th August 2015

Prosthetic hand allows boy to change grip with gestures

Prosthetic hand allows boy to change grip with gestures
  A nine-year-old boy, born with his right arm missing from the elbow, has become the first child in the UK to be fitted with a bionic hand. The i-limb quantum, developed by Touch Bionics, allows Josh Cathcart to do the things that many of us take for granted, such as eat with a knife and fork.
28th August 2015

Cogiscan discusses scalable TTC solutions at SMTAI

Cogiscan has announced that it will discuss its scalable platform in Booth #1038 at SMTA International, from 29th to 30th September, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Illinois, USA.
28th August 2015

Tablet screen sizes expanding as iPad Pro approaches

Large screen sizes are gaining favour as the tablet transforms into a productivity device, with shipments growing 185% year-on-year in 2015. According to a recent Strategy Analytics’ Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies (TTS) report, Apple’s iPad Pro will join a market that is primed for growth, thanks to the success of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and larger 2-in-1 detachable tablets from traditional PC vendors like Lenovo, Acer and Asus.
28th August 2015

Ethernet switches feature IEEE 1588-2008 PTP

Ethernet switches feature IEEE 1588-2008 PTP
Microchip has added the LAN9353/4/5 Three-Port, 10/100 Industrial Ethernet Switches to its reliable portfolio of Ethernet solutions, including Ethernet switches, controllers, bridges and PHYs. Featuring the IEEE 1588-2008 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) standard for clock accuracy in the sub-ns range, these highly integrated Ethernet switches offload both synchronisation and communications processing from the host CPU.
28th August 2015

Company releases its drone to light up sky with LEDs

Company releases its drone to light up sky with LEDs
  This commercial drone company wanted to celebrate the launch of its company, so it released this video to the world.
27th August 2015

Sales of technical consumer goods increase in Western Europe

In the second quarter of 2015, the Western European technical consumer goods market generated sales of around €46.2bn. This corresponded to 2.3% growth, compared to Q2 2014. The key driver was the telecomms market, which reported double-digit growth. With regard to individual countries, sales development was largely positive, with the exception of the bigger markets: France, Germany, and the UK, which faced minimal falls in sales volumes. 
27th August 2015


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