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An Authorised Distributor's perspective on industry consolidation

In the July 2017 issue of Electronics Specifier - Product magazine ecsn chairman Adam Fletcher adopted an engineer’s perspective to examine the recent unprecedented level of consolidation activity within the semiconductor industry. In the second part of his overview Fletcher discusses the impact of consolidation on the supply network from the perspective of his Authorised Distributor members.
15th January 2018

Celebrating 70 years of the transistor

Celebrating 70 years of the transistor
In 1947 three engineers working for Bell Labs in New Jersey, US, achieved something that had a transformative impact on the technology industry, and the entire world. John Bardeen, Walter Houser Brattain, and William Bradford Shockley invented the first transistor and so ushered in the silicon age. By David Harold, VP Communications, Imagination Technologies
15th January 2018

Modernising your industrial control system?

Modernising your industrial control system?
Digital Transformation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Next Generation Industrial Control. Industry 4.0. Enough buzzwords for you? If you are modernising your industrial control system, here are six critical requirement you need to address. Guest blog written by Jeff Gowan.
12th January 2018


Intel architecture support for VxWorks 653 multi-core edition

Intel architecture support for VxWorks 653 multi-core edition
An important milestone was passed by the VxWorks 653 Multi-Core Edition the addition of a new architecture to the list of fully supported platforms. Guest blog by Stephen Olsen.
10th January 2018

Highlighting Titanium Control in the industrial automation market

Highlighting Titanium Control in the industrial automation market
ARC Advisory Group has released a fascinating paper titled: “Virtualisation and Industrial Control” just in time to assist industrial automation companies who are reviewing and refining their strategies at the start of 2018. And if you are in the industrial control business, this paper should be high on your New Year reading list. Guest blog written by Charlie Ashton.
9th January 2018

Successful long range radio NFV proof-of-concept attracts Contela

Successful long range radio NFV proof-of-concept attracts Contela
A good mix of long range reach and low power consumption means Long Range Radio (LoRa) IoT networks are fuelling the rise of smart, connected cities around the world. Guest blog written by Charlie Ashton.
2nd January 2018

China Telecom and Wind River collaborate

China Telecom and Wind River collaborate
As Wind River builds on previous Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) initiatives with China Telecom, Wind River is excited to have recently completed a virtual Broadband Remote Access Server (vBRAS) proof-of-concept (POC) with China Telecom, the largest integrated communications service provider in the world. Guest blog by Charlie Ashton.
20th December 2017

Arm’s Security Manifesto helps but developers need to act now

Arm’s Security Manifesto helps but developers need to act now
The Security Manifesto and accompanying Digital Social Contract are an industry‑wide call to action from Arm’s CEO at the recent Arm TechCon, but developers have to act now, using available tools and pushing back to get security right. Arm’s CEO Simon Segars implanted security at the forefront of everyone’s mind at the recent Arm TechCon event in Santa Clara, California.
18th December 2017

Engineering change notification - the lower cost solution

Over the next few months the engineering departments of many systems companies are likely to see an increase in requests from their procurement teams to approve alternatives to some of the electronic components they designed into their existing products. From his perspective as Chairman of professional community the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn), Adam Fletcher examines why this is happening and suggests that engineering change notifications could prove less costly than some alternative supply solutions.
15th December 2017

Advancing accuracy over 20 years

Advancing accuracy over 20 years
The Galileo global navigation satellite system is raining down its signals across the globe, two decades since it was first conceived. One of the few European‑based manufacturers of GNSS receiver chips, u-blox, also twenty years old this year, has been closely keeping pace with Galileo’s development through their joint history.
15th December 2017


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