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3M and Cambrios launch new flexible silver nanowire film for touch screens

3M has launched a new touch sensor film, the 3M Patterned Silver Nanowire Film. The company is planning to ramp up its total global touch sensor film manufacturing capacity to more than 600,000 square meters per month in 2014, and this will include the Patterned Silver Nanowire Touch Sensor Film, 3M’s Patterned Metal Mesh Touch Sensor Film and its Advanced ITO Touch Sensor Film.

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New Dimensions

Since it was first established, USB has followed a very well defined host-peripheral structure. Through this structure the host PC can control any peripheral that it has been connected to, while also (during the period in which this connection is maintained) supplying it with the power necessary to operate. In more recent times, however the sophistication of peripherals has increased considerably.

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polytouch hubs provide M&S with true multi-channel retailing

Pyramid Computer and Wincor Nixdorf, a retail and banking solutions provider, have announced that Marks & Spencer is rolling out polytouch self-service kiosks across a number of its high street stores. The next generation browse and order kiosk, which includes Chip & PIN payment technology, aims to make the in-store shopping experience more convenient.

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ARM acquires leader in lighting technology, Geomerics

ARM has acquired Geomerics, a company that specialises in lighting technology for the gaming and entertainment industries. The acquisition reinforces ARM’s position in the visual computing and graphics industries and the agreement enables Geomerics to build on their existing partnerships as well as accelerate their development in mobile.

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Wolfson selects Symphony Teleca as software professional services partner

Wolfson Microelectronics, a specialist in the design and development of mixed-signal semiconductor devices and audio solutions for consumer electronic products, has selected Symphony Teleca Corporation (STC), a global innovation and development services company, as a software professional services partner.

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Gimme Five – Peter Rogerson

Peter Rogerson (no relation), worldwide marketing director of Power Integrations, talks to Steve Rogerson in our series of interviews for CIEonline. Rogerson is worldwide director for marcoms and automated channel sales at Power Integrations, which specialises in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion.

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UK SMEs driving nanotechnology development

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network, one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has released details highlighting recent commercial activity in the UK nanotechnology sector which will be seen as helping to drive UK growth, converting UK research and development strengths into viable commercial successes.

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Guarded optimism about UK’s electronic components market in 2014

The UK and Ireland electronic component market is set to return to growth in 2014, according to a new forecast released by the Manufacturers’ Authorised Distributor (afdec) group within the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn). Taking a ‘cautiously optimistic’ view it expects that the market will see growth in the range of 3.5% to 8.2% with a mid-point of 5.8% in 2014.

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CEO Outlook 2014

Big Data, IoT and Autonomous Vehicles are set to spur new markets next year according to John Daane, President, CEO & Chairman of the Board at Altera. According to Daane 2014 promises to be “fascinating to anyone interested in electronics and its impact on global society.”

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New research centre promises bright future for web technology

A new research centre has been opened at the University of Edinburgh to develop and promote faster and more reliable internet connection. A new generation of light-based communication technology, also known as Li-Fi - which is transmitted using light waves instead of existing radio technology - will be developed at the research facility and is seen as the successor to the latest 4G wireless internet systems which came on stream in the UK in 2012.

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