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The $700bn connected life market

We are living a connected life in a connected world says Frost & Sullivan. Our smartphone is our gateway to the world and very soon we will be able to connect our glasses, watch, thermostat, lights, door locks and car. The connected life market has been valued by Frost & Sullivan at over $700bn by 2020, but are companies prepared to drive and manage this change to stay ahead of the rapidly evolving world in which we live? 
5th May 2015

Online orders move to free delivery

Online orders move to free delivery
RS Components (RS) says it will now deliver orders under £20 free of charge. The £4.95 delivery charge has been removed for all orders placed online starting today (May 5). Nearly 70% of orders are now placed online at uk.rs-online.com.
5th May 2015

Distribution pact covers 'breakthrough' technology

Distribution pact covers 'breakthrough' technology
Future Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with semiconductor start-up Ambiq Micro. Founded in 2010, Ambiq Micro has developed breakthrough technology based on a patented Subthreshold Power Optimised Technology (SPOT) platform that reduces the amount of power consumed by semiconductors.
5th May 2015


Micro power supplies offer density of 1.40W/cm3

Micro power supplies offer density of 1.40W/cm3
Artesyn Embedded Technologies has announced the first 2nd gen model of its popular MicroMP (µMP) configurable power supply series, the µMP16. With a higher maximum power output of 1800W, the µMP16 offers a power density of 1.40W/cm3 and efficiency of up to 91%, making it even more cost effective for equipment that has multiple power input requirements.
5th May 2015

European semiconductor sales reached $2.954bn in March

The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) has reported that semiconductor sales in Europe in March 2015 amounted to $2.954bn, an increase of 2.7% from the February sales. The report, indicating continued strength of the European semiconductor market, is based on the latest sales data released by WSTS. 
5th May 2015

Sales of semiconductors reached $27.8bn in February 2015

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.8bn for the month of February 2015, an increase of 6.7% from February 2014 when sales were $26.0bn. Global sales from February 2015 were 2.7% lower than the January 2015 total of $28.5bn, reflecting seasonal trends. 
5th May 2015

Kinect controller is a game changer for Parkinson's

Kinect controller is a game changer for Parkinson's
Scientists have developed a system for Parkinson’s sufferers to counter two of the most common and distressing symptoms of the degenerative disease. Scientists at Brunel University London have discovered that many patients are afflicted by Freezing Of Gait (FOG) where suddenly, in mid-stride, the muscles freeze and they are left unable to move forward or they simply fall over.
1st May 2015

University supports global push for next-gen tech experts

At the heart of a global push to create a new generation of tech savvy manual workers, taking Britain into the fourth industrial revolution, is Birmingham City University. The institution is the only UK member of a global alliance of eight higher education establishments taking engineering and business teaching into a new era.
1st May 2015

Smartphone shipments estimated to reach 350.9m in Q1 2015

Leading mobile analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments reached 350.9m in Q1 2015, a y-o-y growth of over 20%. 
1st May 2015

'The Essential Guide to Power Supplies'

'The Essential Guide to Power Supplies'
Written as 156-page technical guide, The Essential Guide to Power Supplies from XP Power, explains all major aspects of AC/DC power supplies, DC/DC converters and their integration into today’s electronic equipment it outlines recent changes in legislation for safety and energy efficiency.
1st May 2015


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