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Vector Software launches VectorCAST Global Services

Vector Software, a provider of innovative software solutions for testing safety and mission critical embedded applications, has announced the launch of VectorCAST Global Services. The new organisation will be responsible for helping customers implement industry focused, best-practice-based methodologies to improve software quality.

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Tektronix acquires Picosecond Pulse Labs

Tektronix, the test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation company, has announced the acquisition of Picosecond Pulse Labs. The move is intended to strengthen the Tektronix portfolio in the growing market for test equipment to support 100G/400G optical data communications research and development.

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Superconducting spintronics pave way for next-generation computing

A breakthrough for the field of Spintronics, a new type of technology which it is widely believed could be the basis of a future revolution in computing, has been announced by scientists in Cambridge. The research* provides the first evidence that superconductors could be used as an energy-efficient source for so-called “spin-based” devices, which are already starting to appear in microelectronic circuits.

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Convergent technologies driving growth

L2Tek are a UK based manufacturers representative and distributor specialising in electronics hardware, software and semiconductor IP for the broadcast, professional video, IPTV, surveillance and industrial imaging markets. Mark Scott-South, Managing Director of L2Tek, looks back on 2013 and talks to CIE about the opportunities from the growth in 4K TV broadcast technology.

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Gimme Five – Steve Willis

Steve Willis, northern European sales director for XP Power, talks to Steve Rogerson in our series of interviews for CIEonline. Willis has worked at XP Power for nearly 20 years and has had various roles within the company. He joined the business in 1994 as an area sales manager for a new component power division of XP and became an industry manager for the communications market in 1999.

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Regional electronics companies unite to attract local school students to industry

Cambridge is to host a launch event for a nationwide scheme designed to attract young talent to the economically-vital electronics industry. The UK electronic systems industry is estimated to be worth £78 billion ($130bn) and employs 850,000 people in well-paid, skilled jobs and is predicted to grow by 55% by 2020. Cambridge is a major UK electronics hub with world leading firms including ARM, CSR, and Plastic Logic based in the area.

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CES 2014 – Innovation in abundance but when is the market for these products going to catch fire?

From 3D food printers to bendable TVs thousands of visitors descended this week on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to get the chance to catch a glimpse of some of the products that they may, or may not, be using in the months and years ahead.

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2014 – A year of consolidation

Luso Electronics is a UK based supplier of microwave assemblies, engineering components for machinery and power electronic components serving customers across Europe. In the first of a series of short interviews CIE asked David Zelka, the company’s Managing Director, to look back on 2013 and to assess the opportunities for the company in the year ahead.

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Solid State acquires 2001 Electronic Components

Solid State has acquired 2001 Electronic Components Limited (2K1) in a deal that closed on 31 December 2013. Valued at approximately £2.4 million, subject to the completion of a net asset value adjustment, this is the largest ever acquisition by the company and it is intended to strengthen its product offering and deliver substantial growth opportunities for the company.

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AMETEK acquires TESEQ Group

AMETEK, Inc. has acquired the Teseq Group, a manufacturer of test and measurement instrumentation for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, for CHF 83 million ($92 million). Headquartered in Luterbach, Switzerland, the privately held company has annual sales of approximately CHF 48 million ($53 million) and manufactures a broad line of conducted and radiated EMC compliance testing systems and RF amplifiers for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, medical equipment, telecommunications and transportation.

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