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Revenue for activity monitors set to jump by nearly 50 percent

Global market revenue for sports, fitness and activity monitors could rise by 46 percent from 2013 through 2019, expanding by nearly $1 billion as health-conscious consumers rush to buy devices ranging from heart-rate monitors to running computers, according to IHS Technology. Worldwide OEM revenue from sales of sports, fitness and activity monitors is set to rise to $2.8 billion in 2019, up from $1.9 billion in 2013.

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Google glasses go on sale in the US

Costing $1500 Google is making its Glass headset available to consumers in the US. The eyewear-mounted device will be available for as long as stocks are available, according to the Internet giant. The device is still at the beta development stage. Google, which made the device available to the US public for one day back in April, said that in opening up sales of the device it was looking for a more ‘open beta development’.

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congatec adds single-board computers and ODM services to its offering

congatec AG, a manufacturer of embedded computer modules, has announced that the company is diversifying to ensure continued annual growth of more than 20% in the long term. The addition of single-board computers and ODM services signals a change in strategy that will help serve existing customers better and address new customer groups.

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Fairchild targets fast growing 3D motion tracking market with latest company acquisition

Fairchild has formally announced the acquisition of Xsens, a leading global supplier of 3D motion tracking products for the industrial, health, fitness and entertainment markets. The announcement was made at the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Executive Forum in Munich.

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Anglia and STM launch IoT day

Anglia Components has announced that it is running a free STMicroelectronics Internet of Things Technology Day, including demonstrations and presentations on their latest technologies. Each attendee can request a free evaluation board based on the various connectivity technologies shown on the day.

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Freescale opens electronic systems teaching laboratory at the University of Warwick

Freescale Semiconductor has announced that it is opening the first Electronic Systems Teaching Lab targeted at industrial applications in collaboration with the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick, UK. The Teaching Lab will benefit from Freescale’s latest technologies to support students beginning their careers in industrial engineering. The Electronic Systems technology lab features 70 workstations with Freescale’s Kinetis K70F120M Tower Kits along with RGB screens and data acquisition modules to respond to today’s teaching requirements for embedded technologies.

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A Guide to Becoming an Electrician

Budding electricians will have no doubt completed a relevant course or apprenticeship in the field, learning techniques on how to install and repair stationary machinery, complete wiring jobs, repair circuit boards and other such electrical tasks. However, becoming an electrician requires more than the relevant knowledge. Specific equipment is needed to fulfil certain tasks required, as well as general tools used by all manual workers such as hammers and screwdrivers.

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New plug-in TEMPEST filters offer IT system security

To prevent the covert interrogation of conducted lines, MPE Ltd has long specialised in the design and manufacture of TEMPEST specification filters, in both standard and custom formats, that offer high insertion loss performance across a very wide frequency spectrum. Now the company has launched a new range of convenient, plug-in TEMPEST filters in 1-, 2- and 4-socket and inline versions.

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Gimme Five – Tim Burgess

Tim Burgess, European marketing manager at Renesas Electronics, talks to Steve Rogerson in our series of interviews for CIEonline. Burgess joined Hitachi in 2000 in the days before the 2003 merger with Mitsubishi that formed Renesas, initially working in Maidenhead in the UK before moving to Munich in June last year in his current role as European marketing manager for the company’s industrial and communications business unit.

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Dyson to present at next month’s RF & Wireless Design Forum

Next month Motiv8 will be hosting the next in its series of forums at the William’s F1 Conference Centre near Oxford. Focusing on RF & Wireless technologies the event, running on the 24th June, will comprise of a keynote address from Dyson, six technical presentations and a programme of technical workshops.

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