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Don’t be late calling the SAS to cure sleep apnoea

Don’t be late calling the SAS to cure sleep apnoea
Steve Rogerson looks at some of the news that may have missed the front page. In this column in the April issue, I had a dig at Taiwanese company Innodisk for sending me a press release three weeks after embedded world about what it was planning at the show. Well that time gap has been thrashed by Chinese company Dusun Electron, which sent me a press release on 5th June this year about what it would be launching at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January, wait for it... 2017!
17th July 2019

UK’s electric vehicle infrastructure receives £37m investment

UK’s electric vehicle infrastructure receives £37m investment
On the face of it owning and running an electric vehicle (EV) sounds like a perfect win-win scenario. You invest in a new, smooth, quiet electric car, which you take home and plug-in to charge every night. All the while you are doing your bit to cut global emissions and help the environment.
9th July 2019

Industry optimistic despite sales slow down

Industry optimistic despite sales slow down
Many years ago, on hearing of another optimistic forecast that predicted a first half downturn would be followed by a second half upturn, Jean-Phillipe Dauvin, a respected forecaster of the semiconductor industry, drily observed, “In my next life I will only live in the second half of the year”. Well we’re at it again with seasoned observers reckoning the industry will not enter a third successive quarter in retreat, writes Mick Elliott.  Michael Long, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Electronics thinks the downturn will be restricted to two quarters.
11th June 2019


Who and what was worth seeing at PCIM 2019?

Who and what was worth seeing at PCIM 2019?
Power is always an interesting topic as it is a necessity in life, but after visiting my first ever PCIM show this week it has opened my eyes as to how big the automotive power sector is, and how much it is expected to grow. Of course the big players in the automotive industry continue to innovate, but PCIM this year saw more companies starting to become involved in automotive power, whereas before they stuck to the more energy and industrial sides of power.
21st May 2019

What are the emerging technology trends in foldable displays?

What are the emerging technology trends in foldable displays?
The continuous evolution of smartphones and computers have fostered the development of display technologies, with foldable displays emerging as the latest component of this landscape. Although curved displays had already gained traction among users through innovative TV screens, desktop monitors, and phones, experts predict that the next stage in this trend will follow soon. By Shikha Sinha
21st May 2019

Toilet humour, and May 4th be with you!

Toilet humour, and May 4th be with you!
I receive a lot of press releases about market reports. Tons of them come out every month looking at every sector possible. But even I was a little surprised to see one from an organisation called Industry Research discussing the smart toilet seat market.
15th May 2019

PCIM Europe – where power is at the core of innovation

PCIM Europe – where power is at the core of innovation
This year’s PCIM Europe was attended by a record number of visitors, over 12,000. Over half (54%) were from outside Germany. They came to see over 500 exhibitors and while the subject matter was diverse and wide-ranging, there were some themes that emerged. GaN and SiC jostled for attention at this year’s PCIM Europe, writes Caroline Hayes, alongside current sensor developments designed to accelerate adoption rates for electric vehicles.
10th May 2019

Wearable Technology Show explores the future for AR and VR

Wearable Technology Show explores the future for AR and VR
The Wearable Technology show never fails to disappoint and this year was no different, with a new location and lots of new innovating technologies the potential products that left visitors feeling excited for the future. As well as a number of exhibitors, conferences and seminars this year’s show also consisted of an innovation zone that showcased startups from the UK, Canada, Korea, France, Belgium and the US, and a dedicated KTN (knowledge Transfer Network) area.
4th April 2019

Visit us at Elektronik to win a Red Pitaya Starter Kit

Visit us at Elektronik to win a Red Pitaya Starter Kit
Come and visit Electronic Specifer on stand D:12, at the Elektronik trade fair, for a chance to win a Red Pitaya STEMLad Starter Kit. The exhibition is being held in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the eighth year. This year Elektronik has been organised alongside the Advanced Engineering Fair, to emphasise this year’s focus on innovative and exciting solutions for the electronics issues of the future.
27th March 2019

The artificial intelligence revolution

The artificial intelligence revolution
  Artificial intelligence is changing the world as we know it. Part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, together with nanotechnology, robotics, the IoT, and many other tech trends, AI is the buzzword of the 2010s. 
18th March 2019

Leasing technology? Here’s what you should bear in mind

Leasing technology? Here’s what you should bear in mind
Leasing technology or tech equipment makes sense for all businesses. This is because leasing enables firms to maintain steady cash flow. Further, the leased technology or equipment comes with a full warranty, reducing the burden of support and maintenance. By: Jack Warner, Project Manager.
13th March 2019

International Women’s Day initiative for future Bucharest businesswomen

International Women’s Day initiative for future Bucharest businesswomen
According to a new study commissioned by METRO in Romania, 64% of women want to open their own business, but only 6% have confidence that they put this idea into practice. The problems which feed this distrust are financial: A quarter (25%) of female business owners say that raising funds as well as the lack of financial support are the most difficult challenges in starting and running a business.
8th March 2019

Is there such a thing as too much technology?

Is there such a thing as too much technology?
There was a buzz at this year’s BETT show, but if you missed it then here is a round up from the informative talks to the very impressive demonstrations. Over the past few years, decades even, education has changed. It has changed the way we learn and therefore the way we need to be taught, and one major impact to both these is technology.
18th February 2019

Drones aid scientists in monitoring health of whales

Drones aid scientists in monitoring health of whales
For years, the only way scientist had to monitor the health of wild whales, was to get as close as possible on a boat, hold out a pole, and hope that they managed to snag a sample as the whale shot spray out of it’s blowhole. However, thanks to advancements in technology, this cumbersome and invasive method is being replaced, as scientists have successfully deployed drones to gather samples. 
6th February 2019

Laundry folding robots among Brits’ most desired smart tech

Laundry folding robots among Brits’ most desired smart tech
In a world where people are busier than ever before, convenience and speed have become very desirable commodities. Luckily, the emergence of various technology has enabled individuals to spend less time on mundane everyday tasks within the workplace as well as their own home. Some of the biggest technological developments have come from WiFi enabled devices (e.g. smart speakers, smart thermostat etc.) that can function and be controlled in conjunction with one another to create a ‘connected’ working or living environment.
1st February 2019

Innovative educational tech makes UAE desirable for worldwide students

Innovative educational tech makes UAE desirable for worldwide students
At this year’s BETT show the UAE Ministry of Education came with one clear mission to showcase its vision of bringing the essence of lifelong learning to students through technological platforms and programs, and announce the launch of the new ‘Study in the UAE’ campaign, which highlights the UAE as one of the best destinations for international student from all over the world to pursue degrees in acclaimed UAE based universities. 
29th January 2019

Impact of AI on pharmaceutical product formulation

Impact of AI on pharmaceutical product formulation
There are several factors that contribute to the growing confluence of Artificial Intelligence in the pharmaceutical industry. The increased rate of expansion in the types of new chemicals being manufactured alongside the increased complexity of chemicals fosters digitalisation of health record.  Author: Ethan L Scott
23rd January 2019

Power sector faces heavy skill shortages

Power sector faces heavy skill shortages
The third annual Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), the energy recruitment and employment trends report, has revealed that power companies face a difficult task balancing the need to address current talent shortages with adapting to the changing skills needs resulting from digitalisation.
22nd January 2019

What you need to know about technology in 2019

What you need to know about technology in 2019
It’s a new year, and with it comes new opportunities. Accordingly, it’s important to recognise that what worked last year may not work this year. In today’s business world, changes happen at the speed of thought. Subsequently, you need to figure out where you can update and improve your operation regularly. You can get a jump on the competition by finding every possible opportunity for improvement for your enterprise.
17th January 2019

What is the most desired smart tech amongst Brits?

What is the most desired smart tech amongst Brits?
In a world where people are busier than ever before, convenience and speed have become very desirable commodities. Luckily, the emergence of various technology has enabled individuals to spend less time on mundane everyday tasks within the workplace as well as their own home. 
16th January 2019


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