News & Analysis
New financial director at steering system manufacturer
Steering system manufacturer, Pailton Engineering has appointed Karen Birch as Financial Director. The appointment aligns with a five-year growth plan, reaffirming Pailton Engineering’s unique position in the vehicle design market, as it looks ahead to post-COVID economic recovery.
Avnet names Gallagher CEO
Phil Gallagher is now officially Chief Executive Officer of Avnet, effective immediately.
LoadSlammer joins the Power Stamp Alliance
The Power Stamp Alliance (PSA) has announced that LoadSlammer, has joined the Alliance to bring the option for a consistent, standardised testing methodology to users of power stamps. This is the first time that a multi-vendor alliance around DC/DC power conversion has agreed a testing methodology and tools.
Clarion appoints Rear Admiral Jon Pentreath
Clarion Events Defence and Security has announced the appointment of Rear Adm Jon Pentreath CB OBE FRAeS as Military Advisor. In this role, Pentreath will primarily provide dedicated support for Clarion’s principal event, DSEI, as well as the specialist Undersea Defence Technology conference and exhibition.
Energy efficient improvements a priority for homeowners
Almost nine in ten (89%) of Brits regard energy efficiency and energy savings as the most important factor when carrying out home improvements, according to new research by Schneider Electric.
Farnell releases enhanced BBC micro:bit
A new BBC micro:bit, designed to open up a new world of opportunities for the next generation of students is in stock at distributor Farnell.
Mouser awarded Harwin's global accolade
Mouser Electronics has been presented with the Global Sales Achievement Award from interconnect component specialist Harwin.
Agtech market value to soar to over $22bn
A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total value of the Agtech market (Agricultural Technology) will reach $22.5 billion by 2025; rising from $9 billion in 2020. This represents an average annual growth rate of 150% over the next five years.
Gaming becomes a top employer during pandemic
Despite being arguably one of the UK’s youngest tech sectors, gaming has risen in prominence in the past five years - employing a combined 47,000 professionals directly and indirectly across related industries (such as merchandising or eSports).
Destination LoRaWAN Webcast Series launched
The LoRa Alliance has introduced Destination LoRaWAN, a webcast series that will kick off on December 16th, 2020, and run throughout 2021. Through Destination LoRaWAN, industry leaders from inside and outside of the LoRa Alliance ecosystem will demonstrate the power LoRaWAN has to affect change in the world today.