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XJTAG offers free boundary scan workshop at the MTC

XJTAG is running a free boundary scan training workshop at the UK"s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, 12 June 2013. The free workshop aims to provide engineers with an introduction to boundary scan and to show how this innovative debug, test and programming process can be used throughout the product life cycle.

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Anglia to host industry leaders at M2M Seminar

Specialist M2M distributor Anglia M2M has brought together a galaxy of industry technology leaders to present at a free M2M (Machine to Machine) communications seminar, covering the latest developments and encompassing all the major technologies. Held at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre at the Madejski Stadium in Reading on Tuesday June 18th, the seminar will cover all aspects of M2M connectivity for embedded platforms.

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A possible Korean conflict would impact severely on the global electronic business

Should the tensions between North and South Korea break out into full-scale conflict then the implications for high-tech companies could be catastrophic, according to consultants IHS. South Korea is responsible for half of all global production for dynamic random access memory (DRAM), two-thirds of NAND flash manufacturing and 70 percent of the world’s tablet display supply. Any loss of production would bring chaos, with the worldwide electronics supply chain grinding to a halt and stopping major market product segments in their tracks, including smartphones, media tablets and PCs.

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NMI to establish power electronics technology roadmap for the UK

NMI, the trade association for electronic systems, microelectronics and semiconductors, is to establish a multi-annual innovation roadmap for the UK"s power electronics industry. The initiative is being undertaken in partnership with government and seeks to increase the UK industry"s share of the £135 billion global power electronics market. The roadmap is expected to identify key and disruptive technologies that can be exploited by UK industry and be used to communicate to government the most effective, strategic funding opportunities.

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Intelliconnect announces new cable assembly capability

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, have announced the further development of their Cable Assembly business to be initially located at their Chelmsford HQ. Arden Lawson, former Production Manager at Rhophase, will be managing the expanded facility which will be staffed by an experienced cable assembly manufacturing team ensuring quick turnaround, high quality cable assemblies for existing and new customers.

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Gimme Five – Manfred Schmitz

Manfred Schmitz, CTO of MEN Mikro Elektronik, talks to Steve Rogerson in our series of interviews for CIEonline. Born in 1959 in Nuremberg, Schmitz graduated in communications engineering in 1981 at the Georg-Simon-Ohm-Hochschule, Nuremberg. He established MEN Mikro Elektronik with two co-founders in 1982 and since that time has been CTO, a role in which he has used to define the technological orientation of the company during the past 30 years.

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Driven by Google Glass, 10m Smart Glasses could be shipped from 2012 to 2016

Initiated by the arrival of Google Glass and magnified by the company’s efforts to promote application development for the product, the global market for smart glasses could reach almost 10 million units from 2012 through 2016. According to IMS Research, now part of IHS, shipments of smart glasses could top 6.6 million units in 2016, up from just 50,000 in 2012, for a total of 9.4 million units for the five-year period. Growth this year is expected to climb 150 percent to 124,000 shipments, mostly driven by sales to developers.

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Wolfson signs multi-year IP license agreement with Samsung

Wolfson Microelectronics, a leading designer and developer of mixed-signal semiconductor audio solutions for the consumer electronics market, has agreed a multi-year IP License and a Component Supply Agreement with Samsung Electronics which helps to establish Wolfson as a primary Samsung audio partner. As a result of the agreement, Wolfson expects to be a major audio component supplier for Samsung’s GALAXY range of smartphones and tablets, including the GALAXY S4, in 2013.

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MEMS sensor market for wearable electronics and fitness monitoring to soar

From smart wristwatches that record heart rates, to intelligent armbands that track physical activities, wearable electronics and fitness monitoring devices are attracting increased attention from consumers, causing shipments of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors used in these products to more than quadruple in just five years.

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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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