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Premier Farnell plans £60m investment in new warehouse

Premier Farnell plans £60m investment in new warehouse
Premier Farnell is investing £60m in a new 360,000 sq. foot warehouse close to its central Leeds base. The move follows the distributor adding £60m of additional inventory in the past 12 months which instigated a Europe-wide search for a new warehouse facility to support demand.
16th February 2018

ZF Switches & Sensors receive award for support to distribution

ZF Switches & Sensors receive award for support to distribution
  ZF Switches & Sensors has been awarded SPDEI award for quality of support and collaboration with its distribution network. SPDEI honoured 26 suppliers out of 110 nominees and ZF was one of three winners in ten electromechanical categories. The award is of particular value as it is voted on by the distributors themselves.
16th February 2018

STMicroelectronics signs agreement on LDMOS technology

STMicroelectronics signs agreement on LDMOS technology
Global semiconductor manufacturer serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, STMicroelectronics has announced that it has signed an agreement on LDMOS RF power technology from Innogration Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Suzhou, China, specialising in the design and manufacturing of RF power semiconductor devices, modules, and sub-system assemblies.
15th February 2018


Laboratory-based x-ray microscopy solution for materials science

An exclusive strategic partnership agreement has been signed between ZEISS Microscopy business group and Denmark-based Xnovo Technology ApS, a company that develops innovative software-based 3D X-ray imaging and analysis solutions. The two companies have already been working together over the past two years. This strategic partnership is targeting to further advance and expand the laboratory-based diffraction contrast tomography technique, commercialized as LabDCT, on ZEISS Xradia 520 Versa.
15th February 2018

LeakKiller Challenge winners home and hosed

LeakKiller Challenge winners home and hosed
RS Components (RS) has announced the winners of its unique open source IoT design competition — the LeakKiller Challenge — in association with Legal & General (L&G). With £2.5m paid out by buildings and contents insurers every day for damage caused by water leaks, RS and Legal & General launched the LeakKiller Challenge in September 2017.
14th February 2018

Arrow, Basler agree EMEA pact

Arrow, Basler agree EMEA pact
Arrow Electronics and Basler, a German supplier of industrial digital cameras, have signed an agreement under which Arrow will distribute the complete Basler range of products throughout the EMEA region. In addition, Arrow added Basler to its digital global linecard. 
14th February 2018

AWG controls physics experiments on single atoms

AWG controls physics experiments on single atoms
Stuttgart University has chosen a Spectrum Arbitrary Waveform Generator for its experiments in which single atoms in a diamond are replaced by nitrogen atoms. This method is a base for applications like a magnetic field detector at the atomic level or a qubit in a quantum computer.
14th February 2018

DMASS: Semi sales post all-time record in 2017

DMASS: Semi sales post all-time record in 2017
The European semiconductor industry ended 2017 on an upbeat note. According to DMASS semiconductor sales as reported its members in Q4/2017 ended with an increase over Q4/2016 of 11.6% at 2.01bn Euro, the highest-ever winter quarter recorded by DMASS. The full year 2017 ended 14.6% higher at 8.5bn Euro, also an all-time record.
13th February 2018

How to make smarter investments in automation

How to make smarter investments in automation
Highlighted in the Government’s Made Smarter Review, Industrial Digitalisation Technologies (IDTs) are transforming the manufacturing industry - that’s Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D printing, intelligent software, virtual reality and robotics. Nigel Smith, Managing Director at TM Robotics, explains why manufacturers in Britain shouldn’t blindly invest in IDTs and instead, should use Made Smarter to make smarter automation investments.
13th February 2018

You're hired! Are you ready for an apprentice?

You're hired! Are you ready for an apprentice?
Small businesses shouldn't be put off from employing an apprentice because of certain negative comments about the Government's apprenticeship levy. In this article, Laura Neish, HR manager of power tool company Starrett, explains how to get the most out of hiring an apprentice. In October 2017, The Financial Times reported that the number of people starting apprenticeships in the UK had dropped 61% year-on-year since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. 
13th February 2018


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