Mid year update on UK electronic components market
The first half of 2020 has been ‘eventful’ for the UK electronic components market to say the very least. As a result, the outcome turned out to differ greatly from the forecast released by members of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) in December last year with the aim of providing the electronic components markets, its customers and investors with a balanced and evidence based analysis.
Occupational deafness: The silent epidemic
Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is the number one occupational disease in Europe, yet the world is largely silent on the issue. A new online 'Evidence Hub' has been launched that pulls together data on the issue to support the case for a new approach to hearing protection in the workplace.
N20 Pro Android 10 smartphone with 16MP quad rear camera
Technology company, DOOGEE Hengtong Technology has announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the DOOGEE N20 Pro. The N20 Pro is a great value hero product from DOOGEE featuring a 16MP AI quad rear camera, a 6.3” Waterdrop screen and a Helio P60 Octa-Core processor.
AIWAYS U5 all-electric SUV arrives in Corsica
AIWAYS, the Shanghai-based personal mobility provider, has arrived in Europe following delivery of the first batch of U5 all-electric SUVs in Corsica. The cars join the rental fleet at Hertz Corsica, operated by local company Filippi Auto, and are now available for residents and tourists to rent.
IR HiRel components for NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover
On Thursday, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent the Rover Perseverance on a journey to Mars, with the landing on the Red Planet targeted for February 2021. IR HiRel, an Infineon company, supplied thousands of mission-critical radiation-hardened (rad hard) components for the rover.
46,000 homes could be powered by reduced TFL services
Can the underground really go carbon neutral by 2050? A new study by British Business Energy has revealed how many wind turbines and solar panels would be needed to power the annual energy consumption of the tube in a bid to the environment after lockdown.
Embedding digitalisation into offshore wind
The offshore wind industry has become one of the UK’s success stories. In the past decade, the industry went from a capacity of 0.3 Gigawatts (GW) of power to 9.7 GW, and also generated almost ten percent of the UK’s total energy in 2019. However, this success brings similarly high expectations for the future, with a Government target of a 400 per cent increase in capacity by 2030. To achieve this, the sector must accelerate its ...
Duo collaborate on surveillance camera reference design
Renesas Electronics has introduced an Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) surveillance camera reference design to address today’s high accuracy object detection and recognition needs for video security and surveillance systems.
How companies can use blockchain to prevent auditing malpractice
Not too long ago, there was very little to link Wirecard, the disgraced payments platform in Aschheim, Germany, with Boohoo, the fast-fashion online retailer in Leicester, England, but both have recently been embroiled in high profile scandals. By Nish Kotecha, Chairman and Co-Founder of Finboot and Bryan Foss, NED, Visiting Professor at Bristol Business School and member of the FRC Audit & Assurance Council
Bringing graphene and new materials to market
Remember the computer triode? Unless you’re an early-tech enthusiast, it’s unlikely. Used as switches in the first electronic computers, these vacuum tubes consumed a great deal of power. They were unreliable and upon the invention of silicon chips, were quickly replaced. A new material has the potential to shift entire industries. Here, Kari Hjelt, Head of Innovation of Graphene Flagship explains how graphene is set to do t...