Analysis optimistic for fast-industry rebound post-COVID-19
The coronavirus will place a massive burden on the global economy. All industrialized countries are likely to fall into recession in the first half of 2020. However, a recovery is expected in the second half of the year if the epidemic dies down by mid-year.
European electronic components market trends Q4 2019
The European electronic components Distributor Total Available Market (DTAM) continued to decline into the fourth quarter of 2019, Adam Fletcher, Chairman of the International Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA), has repoted.
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.
Printed electronics heading for another year of growth
The signs are still set for growth in the organic and printed electronics industry. This is the clear message to result from the latest business climate survey conducted by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA. Ninety percent of the survey participants expect the industry to continue its positive development in the coming year. The worldwide crisis caused by COVID-19 will however not leave companies ...
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.
£180m allocated to create research centre in Oxford
As part of the Budget 2020 announcements, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has pledged £180m over six years to the Natural History Museum to create a brand new research, science and digitisation centre at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus.
Gender diversity pays off
A startling statistic from the European Commission’s gender diversity survey: when it comes to European start-ups, 83% of start-up founders are male. At the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), we want to see more women entrepreneurs: more female ownership of start ups, and more businesses owned by women. It’s about equality and social inclusion, it is also about a good economic sense and using Europe’s bigge...
How many women choose a degree in science and technology?
From Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin, to the contemporary Cori Bargmann, women have contributed immensely in the world of science and technology. And while it used to be, and still is, a male dominated industry; the number of women choosing to study related degrees is growing year by year. In fact, in the UK, figures from HESA have shown a 3.1% increase in women enrolling in science subjects from 2017/2018 to 2018/19.
Platinum market to exceed demand in 2020
The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has published its Platinum Quarterly for the fourth quarter of 2019, which also includes full-year 2019 and its new 2020 forecast.
Can technology help with mental health issues at sea?
Isolation while at sea can mean seafarers fall prey to depression and poor mental health. While technology is often thought of as a solution for keeping people connected, it is also often the reason crew members become isolated in the first place. GlobalData Ship Technology looks at the issues.