STMicroelectronics is cutting back its digital business in an attempt to reduce annual costs by $100 million, with 450 jobs likely to be cut in EPS (embedded processing solutions) group of the digital operation. By comparison sensor business is boom is for the Cardiff based IQE group, that has received a new order of approximately $1.1m for the next year, the largest single purchase order for InSb (Indium arsenide) products manufactured at IQE's Infrared substrate manufacturing site.
The control of modern infrastructure such as intelligent power grids needs lots of computing capacity. Scientists of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg have developed an algorithm that might revolutionise these processes.
Scotland’s Rural College has launched a new Monogastric Science Research Centre, a focus for the College’s work on pigs and poultry, in particular bringing together vital research on nutrition. Monogastric refers to animal species with a single chamber stomach (compared to ruminants such as cows and sheep, whose stomachs have four chambers).
Robert McGilvray's "TIME/TIDE moment from place" was on display at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts in April. It showed a close affinity to the coastal landscape of the River Tay and the North Sea, along with the contrasting dark, brooding skies that envelope the lochs and hills of the Western Highlands.
After getting approval for the project in March 2012, the Institute, located in Villeurbanne near Lyon, was created in January 2014 by twelve shareholders from the electricity sector in France, including companies and academic partners 'in the spirit of scientific collaboration'.
In September the Virtual Reality Factory was launched in Coventry by Siemens to showcase UK's manufacturing potential and to urge the UK Government to provide tax reliefs for SME’s, encouraging investment in new productivity enhancing technologies - as well as industry funding for a ‘living laboratory.’ Already robots, sensor tools, Additive Manufacture & power cable developments are forging ahead in Europe, in the morph towards creating the fourth, probably to be quickly followed by the fifth Industrial revolution.
Additive manufacture starts to emerge jumping from food, toys and dental/medical implants, with 3D printed guitars on the road for the first time as part of the Klaxons tour which kicked off on Saturday.
EMC, Cisco and VCE are evolving with VCE to become an EMC business. Cisco and VMware continue as strategic partners and investors, with Cisco having an approximately 10% equity interest in VCE. Its charter focuses on simplifying the deployment of hybrid clouds, including a full range of converged infrastructure offerings, applying its innovations and expertise to a broad range of hybrid cloud solutions.
High-performance energy storage technologies for the automotive industry or mobile phone batteries and notebooks providing long battery times – these visions of the future are being brought one step nearer to the present by scientists from Graz University of Technology.
Lightsource Renewable Energy is predicting a ‘solar boom’ in Scotland and has opened a new office in Livingston to take advantage of it, as the majority of it's £1.1billion of UK investment in the solar industry up to now been deployed on large-scale ground mount projects. This year it also acquire Renewable Resources that has installed more than770 rooftops installations.
The ultimate STEM PLANTOID project is led by Barbara Mazzolai, and aims at taking inspiration from the smart, effective, and efficient strategies of plant roots to develop a new generation of robots and ICT technologies in sensing, actuation, and distributed adaptive intelligence for tasks of soil exploration and monitoring
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission raises the issue as central in her last address as European Digital Commissioner. It is telling that three men are needed to replace her. "We have" she says made big strategic investments in essential research from 5G to electronics and robotics and more. But you can’t shape this world only from the top. Leaders at other levels and with different job descriptions have a responsibility to engage with this new digital world."
Internet security company Zscaler has released its 2014 Fall Zscaler Internet security and compliance platform. This includes new capabilities for APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) protection, guest Wi-Fi security, global administration, policy management and reporting with instant assessment of security risks.
Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission may result from a new microwave circuit designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The circuit research team currently holds an attention-grabbing record and results will be presented at a conference in San Diego.
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