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Disruptive technologies: the new normal?

For anyone who doubts the power and prevalence of disruptive technologies’—defined by a Harvard Business School professor as a new technology that unexpectedly displaces an established technologyjust look at the speed of adoption of new technologies today versus a few decades ago.

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Deeter gains CSA approval for explosion proof fluid level sensors

The Deeter Group, a developer and a manufacturer of electronic sensors and control systems, has achieved CSA Explosion Proof Accreditation for its LVCS-AFP and FS-AFP fluid level sensing products. The addition of the CSA approval to the existing ATEX and IECEx approvals means the products are suitable for use in hazardous environments in most regions worldwide and will be suitable for use in the American and Canadian oil and gas, petro-chemical and chemical industries.

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BMZ sets up automated production plant for lithium rechargeable battery packs

BMZ GmbH, a leading European rechargeable battery manufacturer, is to begin construction of Europe’s first highly automated rechargeable battery production plant at the company’s headquarters in Karlstein near Aschaffenburg. Once completed the plant will be able to almost fully automatically assemble, weld and test up to 200,000 rechargeable batteries.

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Gimme Five – Nigel Forrester

Nigel Forrester, European head of development for embedded computing at Emerson Network Power, talks to Steve Rogerson in our series of interviews for CIEonline. In his current role with the embedded computing business of Embedded Network Power, Forrester is responsible for market development of embedded computer products across market sectors.

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Nordic Semiconductor hosting seminars with Rutronik on nRF51 Series throughout Europe

Nordic Semiconductor is hosting a series of seminars in conjunction with Rutronik on the new nRF51 Series. These events, across Europe, will enable embedded application development engineers the opportunity to meet directly with experts associated with the nRF51 Series. The full-day seminars will be held in April and May in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland and Germany.

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ARM CEO announces surprise resignation; shares dip on news

Markets have reacted with disappointment to the news that Warren East, the Chief Executive Officer of ARM Holdings, has decided to retire from the company after twelve years as CEO. In early trading shares fells 2 per cent. The move, which came as a surprise, will take effect on 1 July 2013. Simon Segars, currently President of ARM, will become the company’s new CEO at a time when the company is looking to expand globally.

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Tektronix looks to enter power analyser market

Tektronix is entering the power analyser instrument market and is set to introduce a full new product line in the coming months. To facilitate this move, Tektronix has implemented a technology transfer agreement which includes power analyser intellectual property, patents and product designs from its partner Voltech, which will exit the power analyser segment of its business by September 2013.

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Sign of shifting technology markets as DRAM growth in PCs slows

The steady increase in PC capabilities that has fuelled the long-term growth of the PC market is undergoing a historical deceleration, as evidenced by the slowing increase in dynamic random access memory (DRAM) content in notebooks and desktops since 2007. New research from IHS iSuppli suggest that annual growth in the average DRAM usage per shipped PC has been slowing dramatically since peaking in 2007.

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Key lighting industry speakers to present at Fortronic UK LED and Lighting Design Forum

Fortronic has confirmed that Dr Roland Schultz, Applications Engineer for Optical Design from Osram Solid State Lighting will be presenting a paper at the upcoming LED & Lighting Design Forum on 26 March. Dr Schulz will present a paper on High Power LED Design Considerations and along with his colleague, Colin Beale, Technical Sales Manager at Osram, will also be running a 1 hour workshop on the Quality of Light.

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The rise of the connected car

Lars Reger, VP automotive strategy, new business and R&D at NXP Semiconductors talks to Neil Tyler about what he sees as a ‘revolution’ in automotive electronics and the rise of the connected car.

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