Smart surface innovations support design differentiation
TactoTek and fischer automotive have announced that they have collaborated on a smart surface technology demonstrator to show examples of design innovation that fulfil market demands for integrating styling, electronic functions and manufacturability of smart surfaces at commercial scale.
STMicroelectronics joins Zigbee Alliance board of directors
The Zigbee Alliance, an organisation of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that STMicroelectronics has joined its Board of Directors.
Whitepaper promoting 6G communication system
NTT DOCOMO has released a whitepaper on the topic of 6G, the sixth-generation mobile communications system that the company aims to launch on a commercial basis by 2030. It incorporates DOCOMO's views in the field of 5G evolution and 6G communications technology, areas that the company has been researching since 2018.
New European office focuses on IP designed for AI and computer vision
Imagination Technologies has opened a new design centre in Timisoara, Romania. The centre will focus on IP designed for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computer vision. The team will initially focus on software and test activities, expanding in the future to areas such as system architecture and design.
STMicroelectronics joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors
The Zigbee Alliance, an organisation of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the IoT, has announced that STMicroelectronics has joined its Board of Directors. Along with other Zigbee Alliance promoter member companies, ST is set to play a vital role in the adoption and evolution of Zigbee, aiming to simplify development for manufacturers and increase device compatibility for consumers.
Next-gen consumer electronics to create stable revenue streams
In terms of revenue, the global market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of ~18% during the forecast period, owing to numerous factors, regarding which study offers thorough insights and forecasts in its report on the global surface haptic technology market. The surface haptic technology creates haptic effects on touchscreens and other physical surfaces. The architecture for the surface haptic technology includes actuators, motors, drive...
Updating legacy machinery to add smart capabilities
After her mother took away her devices, a teen girl went viral after allegedly tweeting from her fridge. The reason this was so entertaining is because it’s unexpected - you don’t typically associate fridges with communication, just as you don’t with legacy equipment. Jonathan Wilkins, Director of EU Automation, discusses the issues and solutions surrounding retrofitting legacy equipment with smart technology.
Are robot shuttles the next major form of transportation?
IDTechEx has issued an in-depth report called, ‘Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040’. Robot shuttles are an important new, reconfigurable form of transportation for goods and people that may even function as mobile offices, workshops, restaurants and more. It finds that the heart of the subject is upright, boxy, eight to 20 person vehicles that are symmetrical like a small train so they never do a U turn.
Fortum to acquire battery recycling specialist Crisolteq
Fortum is acquiring the entire shareholding in the Finnish growth company Crisolteq, a specialist in recycling of valuable metals in lithium-ion batteries. The investment strengthens Fortum’s position in the recycling of high value materials in Europe. The recycling of battery metals also supports Fortum’s existing battery business.
Call for sustainable action on Circular Electronics Day
Electronic products come with social and environmental challenges, many of them linked to today’s linear economy. January 24th is Circular Electronics Day, an initiative aiming to encourage organisations and consumers to take a more responsible approach to the electronic goods they use.