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State-of-the-art training facility at Havant location in the UK

State-of-the-art training facility at Havant location in the UK
Eaton has recently completed a major investment into its UK training centre in Havant UK. Eaton has been offering hydraulics education for over 60 years globally –built on the heritage of Vickers, well known in the Hydraulics business. However, fluid power is evolving as it embraces the challenges and the opportunities that the increasing complexities of electronic controls and industry 4.0 brings.
18th July 2018

Software tools augment RS Components' IoT support

Software tools augment RS Components' IoT support
RS Components (RS) has signed a partnership agreement with Zerynth, a start-up company that develops ‘middleware’ software for Internet of Things (IoT) projects and applications. The key essence of the agreement is that the Zerynth IoT development environment will be available via a unique portal on the DesignSpark engineering community, enabling easy access for customers to download the tools.
17th July 2018

Single-celled architects inspire advanced nanotechnology

Single-celled architects inspire advanced nanotechnology
Diatoms are tiny, unicellular creatures, inhabiting oceans, lakes, rivers and soils. Through their respiration, they produce close to a quarter of the oxygen on Earth, nearly as much as the world’s tropical forests. In addition to their ecological success across the planet, they have a number of remarkable properties. Diatoms live in glasslike homes of their own design, visible under magnification in an astonishing and aesthetically beautiful range of forms.
17th July 2018


The three questions you should always ask with identity governance

The three questions you should always ask with identity governance
  With the recent GDPR laws coming into place, and security overall just being a big issue that all companies need to address, Electronic Specifier went to meet with SailPoint, a leader in identity governance whose job is to efficiently manage digital identities, securely and confidently.
16th July 2018

VxWorks: past and future

VxWorks: past and future
Cast your minds back to the year 2002. Brazil is winning the FIFA World Cup and the first cell phone to have a built-in camera is released in the US – yes, this story is THAT old. In the world of secure and reliable systems, Wind River releases VxWorks 5.5. Fast forward 16 years, VxWorks 5.5 reaches its End-of-Life (EOL) status and the world is never going to be the same again. Guest blog written by Andreea Volosincu.
16th July 2018

Trade war impacts electronic components markets

Trade war impacts electronic components markets
President Trump has escalated the looming trade dispute with China. On 10th June he announced further import tariffs of ten percent on over 6,000 products, leading some pundits to suggest that an all-out trade war is all but inevitable. In this article Adam Fletcher, Chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Networks (ecsn) provides an insight into the current imposition of ‘tit-for-tat’ tariffs and examines the impact they may have on electronic components markets.
13th July 2018

Quality benchmark study for electronics assembly

Quality benchmark study for electronics assembly
It has been announced that IPC's Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2018 is now available. The global study provides benchmarking data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing their quality measurements to those of the industry worldwide.
13th July 2018

Bivocom hands Components Bureau exclusive UK deal

Bivocom hands Components Bureau exclusive UK deal
Components Bureau has been appointed as the sole UK distributor for Bivocom, a provider of industrial wireless transmission terminals for IoT and M2M applications. Bivocom manufactures high quality NB-IOT, 4G/3G/2G industrial wireless modems, DTU, Gateway, Router and Android IPC, which are widely used within smart grid, smart city, oil and gas, irrigation, intelligent transportation, kiosk and vending, mining, agricultural monitoring and industrial automation applications.
13th July 2018

Farnell element14 signs European pact with IDEC

Farnell element14 signs European pact with IDEC
Farnell element14 has added IDEC, a supplier of industrial automation and control products to its European portfolio. The launch brings more than 900 IDEC products to Farnell element14 customers in Europe, including new 16mm and 22mm industrial switches, emergency stop safety products, safety enabling switches, stack lights, panel instrumentation, relays, power supplies and laser scanners.
13th July 2018

How would Ronaldo and Messi cope in Swamp Soccer World Championships?

How would Ronaldo and Messi cope in Swamp Soccer World Championships?
This weekend in Russia either France or Croatia takes home the gold in the 2018 World Cup. This means that the football superstars Ronaldo and Messi would now have time to travel to Hyrynsalmi, Finland for the Nokian Tyres Swamp Soccer World Championships. But how would the great athletes do in the swamp? Swamp soccer requires good physical condition and relentlessness, but the field is very unlike the sleek grass of the football stadiums.
12th July 2018


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24th July 2018
United Kingdom WeWork Waterhouse Square, London
European Microwave Week 2018
23rd September 2018
Spain Ifema Feria De Madrid
IoT Solutions World Congress 2018
16th October 2018
Spain Barcelona
Engineering Design Show 2018
17th October 2018
United Kingdom Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Maintec 2018
6th November 2018
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham