News & Analysis
New sensor addresses rare, but potentially fatal, thermal runaway in EVs
For every 100,000 electric vehicles, there are about 25 fires each year, according to a study by Autoinsurance EZ.
element14 community announces winners of the summer of sensors design challenges
element14 challengers utilised sensory kits to create innovative products along four challenge themes
Imec hyperspectral camera pave way for in-vivo detection of low-grade gliomas
At this week’s BiOS, the biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition at SPIE Photonics West, imec – a global research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies – presents a promising path to the in-vivo detection of low-grade gliomas (a group of slow-growing brain tumours).
Intelliconnect's Ziad Melhem named as Chair of BCC
The British Cryogenic Council (BCC) has named Dr Ziad Melhem, Non-Executive Director of Intelliconnect's CryoCoax division as its new Chair.
Australian startup Recharge revives UK’s EV hopes with Britishvolt bid
Britishvolt may be brought back from the brink as an Australian-based start-up Recharge Industries has made a preliminary offer of £30mn for the collapsed battery manufacturer. The nonbinding bid was lodged in the UK on Tuesday (24th January), just one week after the cash-strapped company was announced to have gone into administration.
Europlacer freeform feeder wins Pick & Place Accessories NPI Award
Europlacer has taken the top slot in the placement equipment Accessory Technologies category for its Intelligent Freeform Feeder at the prestigious Circuits Assembly NPI Awards, presented at the IPC APEX Expo 2023 in San Diego.
North American EMS industry down 2.7% in December
IPC has announced the December 2022 findings from its North American Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Statistical Programme. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.36.
North American PCB industry sales down 1.7% in December
IPC has announced the December 2022 findings from its North American PCB statistical program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 0.87.
King Willem-Alexander opens new ELEO battery facility
His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands performed the opening ceremony for ELEO’s new battery facility. In front of more than 250 guests at the Automotive Campus in Helmond, the Netherlands, the King used an electric excavator to unveil the first battery module produced by the plant.
Upskilling future talent to ensure a smooth transition to sustainable mobility
The world is facing a global skills shortage of epic proportions. It’s the most severe of the past 16 years. According to a recent survey published by workforce solutions provider ManpowerGroup, 75% of employers questioned reported difficulty filling roles. Hilit Bar-lev, VP HR of StoreDot – developers of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles – further discusses.