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British manufactures to increase productivity by 15.5%

British manufacturers are forecast to increase their productivity by 15.5% over the next five years helping to increase the value of exports by 35%, according to a study commissioned by the International Festival for Business 2016 and undertaken by economists at Oxford Economics.
30th June 2015

Nanogenerator creates energy from roling car tires

Nanogenerator creates energy from roling car tires
The nanogenerator takes advantage of excess energy that is lost due to friction. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin -Madison proved their methods work by using a toy car and some LEDs. 
30th June 2015

Broadcom to sign MoU agreements

A series of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements with several Chinese companies, including H3C, Inspur and StarTimes, has been announced by Broadcom. The signing of these agreements at Broadcom's annual Asia Media Summit reflect the company's ongoing commitment to expand strategic relationships in the region and drive further innovation in home entertainment and the digital home.
30th June 2015


Historic WWII aircraft awaiting restoration

Historic WWII aircraft awaiting restoration
The historic airplane that led the D-Day invasion embarked from England on June 5, 1944. It was recently discovered in a boneyard and the Commemorative Air Force foundtionis looking to restore the craft.  The Douglas C-47, “That’s all, Brother”  was fitted with a primitive form of airborne radar to guide the formation to an accurate drop.
30th June 2015

DECC project to help engineers improve design efficiency

Web-based tools developed as part of a Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) competition will enable M&E consultants to improve the efficiency and lower the cost of onsite energy schemes. The tools developed by Guru Systems analyse performance data and apply powerful machine learning algorithms to identify the root causes of inefficiency and propose costed measures to improve heat networks.
30th June 2015

Synopsys acquires software security company

Synopsys has completed its acquisition of Codenomicon, a global software security company based in Finland with a focus on software embedded in chips and devices. Codenomicon is known for independently discovering and reporting the Heartbleed bug.
30th June 2015

AT4 acquisition strengthens DEKRA IoT test services

AT4 acquisition strengthens DEKRA IoT test services
DEKRA is to acquire the Malaga-based test company AT4 wireless. The deal enables DEKRA to complete its range of testing services for wireless communication and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and it will strengthen its expertise for the future in Industry 4.0 and Automotive 4.0. 
29th June 2015

Metrawatt buoyed by Seaward acquisition

Metrawatt buoyed by Seaward acquisition
UK electrical safety testing specialist, the Seaward Group has been acquired by Metrawatt International. Seward becomes part of Metrowatt’s GMC Instrumentation Division, a group of separate specialist T&M manufacturing businesses based in Germany, Switzerland and the USA and with a global international sales network.
29th June 2015

Silicon micro-explosions for better superconductors

Silicon micro-explosions for better superconductors
Laser-induced micro-explosions in the common computer chip material, silicon, could lead to simple processes for developing superconductors and high-efficiency solar cells and light sensors. A team of scientists from Australian National University has been studying their micro-explosions for a year.
29th June 2015

Evaluation kit demos energy harvesting switch technology

Evaluation kit demos energy harvesting switch technology
An updated Evaluation Kit 2.0 has been developed by Cherry Industrial Solutions to demonstrate it’s Energy Harvesting Switch Technology. The kit, containing an energy harvesting generator, rocker switch and a snap-action switch, receiver with antenna, USB cable and receiver manual, provides users with a functional demonstration of the Cherry technology and the ability to test key parameters, including signal strength and range, in their own application.
29th June 2015


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