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27th May 2020
How children can still get into STEM during lockdown

In almost all of walks of life, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, STEM has an influence on what we do, whether that be taking medicine, using a smartphone, travelling from A to B, or making sense of numbers and graphs — something we’re all having to appreciate more right now. By Caitlin Purvis

1st May 2020
Shark brings us new anti-hair wrap and flexology tech

Although Shark may have joined the cordless community late, it doesn’t stop them excelling in this area, and if we watch this space, could soon be top of the cordless industry. I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the new Shark Anti-Hair Wrap Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner where I was able to not only try the product for myself but learn all about the product, and delve deeper into the technology behind it.

30th April 2020
Podcast: Episode #7 - Engineering innovation anytime, anywhere

MSC Software Corporation (MSC), a global leader in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation software and services and part of Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division, has announced that it will provide its customers with free offline licensing and remote access options to help engineering innovation and enable engineers to remain productive while working from home as COVID-19 closes customers offices globally.

22nd April 2020
The last cyber protection standing

In a world where we are arguably more connected than ever, there are so many different cyber security solutions and potential threats. NanoLock Security is one solution that offers powerful, device-level protection from insider, outsider and supply chain attacks. NanoLock’s always-on protection stops attacks even when the network or device is hacked or the attacker has physical access to the device. Whilst using virtually zero computing or ...

News & Analysis
22nd April 2020
Happy World Earth Day!

Today marks 50 years since World Earth Day started back in 1970 and while many people are conscious of trying to reduce their use of plastic, it is also worth mentioning that people often neglect to think about the electronics that they consume.

News & Analysis
22nd April 2020
Covid-19 pandemic how coping in a crisis means carry on, learn and be safe

  Companies are showing their agility in the Covid-19 corona virus outbreak. Caroline Hayes finds out how some are balancing safety and productivity while using opportunities presented in this worldwide crisis.

20th April 2020
Podcast: Episode #6 - The voice of the UK’s interconnect market

The latest podcast from Electronic Specifier Insights looks at the rebranding of the Interconnect Technology Suppliers Association (ITSA), the voice of the UK interconnect market. .

10th April 2020
Everything you need to know about the electronics industry events

This time last month, the current situation seemed almost unthinkable for many. But over the past few weeks, the world has been turned upside down with the outbreak of coronavirus and there’s not one industry that hasn’t been affected.

2nd April 2020
Podcast: Episode #5 - Tech fights back against COVID-19

The latest podcast from Electronic Specifier Insights looks at how the electronics industry is using the latest technology to fight back against COVID-19. Click the link below to listen.

Tech Videos
2nd April 2020
ESD immunity performance for galvanic isolation products

In this video, we will run thousands of voltage across some really cool and small semiconductor devices. In any high voltage and electrical noise system, the electro-static discharge (or ESD) immunity, an important aspect of electromagnetic compatibility, or EMC, is a key consideration in choosing a galvanic isolation device.

24th March 2020
Distributors assess impact of COVID-19 as China bounces back

Into the fourth quarter of last year and in the early going of 2020 the electronics industry was confident about a return to growth, and the sunny uplands of increased revenues.

News & Analysis
23rd March 2020
COVID-19: Suppliers report supply and delivery issues

Component suppliers have been delivering regular updates to customers on the impact of COVID-19. Some are reporting plant closures and delivery problems, though it is clear all are striving to keep customers supplied as best as possible.

23rd March 2020
Podcast: Episode #4 - The impact of COVID-19 on the electronics sector

Recent events around COVID-19 have left us all uncertain of what the future holds, and critically, what the world will look like when it's all over.

20th March 2020
AI software market to grow five times by 2025

One in five workers in a non-routine job will rely on artificial intelligence (AI) for at least part of their role, according to forecasts. The growing volume and complexity of business data have forced many firms across a variety of industries to adopt AI software to boost growth.

20th March 2020
AR to transform infrastructure management

The development of augmented reality (AR) as a tool to manage and visualise hidden infrastructure management assets has taken a major step forward following the announcement of a partnership between two technology companies. MGISS, a UK geospatial specialist, has partnered with Canada-based vGIS to transform traditional GIS, BIM and CAD data into AR visualisations.

19th March 2020
Oxford’s app for remote learning for home schoolers

Distance learning is nothing new, in that the children of farmers and those in rural and regional areas have undergone distance learning, originally over ham radio, for decades. Meanwhile, home schoolers have been able to take advantage of the technology for many years, too.

News & Analysis
18th March 2020
The coronavirus and its impact on the electronics industry

Electronic Specifier's Lanna Cooper speaks to the industry to gauge feeling and outlook following the coronavirus pandemic, and its impact on electronics manufacturing, supply chain, legalities and economic fallout.

2nd March 2020
Podcast: Episode #3 - embedded world round-up

It was a tough week for Nuremberg Messe, the organisers of embedded world 2020. There’s not a trade exhibition on the planet that can afford to lose 200 exhibitors and over half of its visitors and come up smelling roses.

Aerospace & Defence
24th February 2020
Tech solutions in the wake of 2019 shootings

There were four shootings at US military bases in 2019. Since 1993, there have been more than 20 shooting incidents at armed forces installations. One especially deadly, left five dead at two separate facilities in Hawaii and Florida. Here, author Kayla Matthews explores how tech can offer a solution to the 2019 shootings, in order to try and prevent more in the future.

24th February 2020
AI in healthcare electronics and devices in 2020

Over the past few years, new applications of AI have rapidly spread through the medical field, changing the way scientists perform research, doctors run hospitals and patients receive treatment. Some scientists have already used AI tools to develop new vaccines and diagnose patients. Now, AI is poised to revolutionise another sector of the healthcare industry — medical devices.  By Kayla Matthews

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