Glasgow-based GSS (Gold Standard Simulations) has a multimillion dollar contract to license its complete TCAD/EDA tool suite to GlobalFoundries. The news follows on from the world's largest foundry TSMC also licensing the statistical analysis tools.
In some computer and industrial circles, the name Paderborn immediately conjures up Heinz Nixdorf who in 1964 producied the small computer System 820, that sold successfully to SME businesses. In 1968, Nixdorf bought Wanderer-Werke, incorporated it into Nixdorf Computer AG, head office, Paderborn. Now the city becomes home to a new electronics manufacturing composite entity Periscope GmbH that combines both Selcom and Flextronics.
In the referendum debate Scotland's finance may not seem of such significance to out weight hearts, souls and history, but for a canny country, bawbees matter and the CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy) believes the public deserve transparent and understandable data on Scotland's finances and the choices that an undefended Scotland would face.
Although nuclear power has been described by some as "a busted flush," Scottish Enterprise is to invest in a project aimed at helping Scottish firms to skill-up and move into the nuclear power industry.
Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona Tech (UPC), the Instituto de Química Mèdica (IQM-CSIC) and University of Glasgow have proved that the CD27 drug is a true alternative against malaria. They have analysed the crystalline structure of the DNA with the drug by performing X-ray diffraction experiments at ALBA synchrotron.
£30million funding is announced by Secretary of State for Industry the Rt. Hon Vince Cable MP for two new research packages to develop advanced materials and investigate NDE (non-destructive evaluation). The major Scottish player is Strathclyde University.
As US research into Ormia ochracea a parasitic fly discovers its survival depends on a unique and sophisticated sound processing mechanism, which can be adapted for a generation of hypersensitive hearing aids, UK research shows that bio-acoustic recorders can provide vital additional information to help protect such rare and endangered birds as the European nightjar, the Capercaillie and the wood lark.
Bluesky, creator of the first ever National Tree Map, is working with researchers at the University of Leicester to investigate airborne mapping systems used to identify diseases in trees. UK tree health has been increasingly in the news over recent years, Phytophthora ramorum affecting larch trees, Chalara dieback of ash and the Dothistroma needle blight on pine trees being just some examples.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. shows off the world’s smallest 2-watt wireless power receiver and battery charger, as delivering leading technology in a compact package ideal for small form factors, including wearable applications.
Haydale of South Wales, with a patent pending proprietary scalable plasma process to functionalise graphene and other nanomaterials using a dry, low-energy process, avoiding the need to use potentially harsh 'wet' chemicals or acids has announced a major consulting agreement with InVentures Group to accelerate the commercial application of its patent for plasma functionalisation technology in graphene, carbon nanotubes and other high performance nanomaterial systems.xv
The UK Government’s £230 million loan to Ineos, for the Grangemouth Refinery to build a gigantic ethane storage tank to support its planned import of cheap shale gas from America, is being seen as good news for the Grangemouth workforce.
The famous little robot from developers Agilic; featured in broadsheets from "The Times" to "The Huffington Post" (but not on Google search) can draw, follow lines, output a live wireless video feed and be controlled from a web interface, from a smart phone, tablet or any other PC with a browser.
As KPMG and Imperial team on a combined Data Institute, the UK government is to provide £42 million, over 5 years, to fund the Alan Turing Institute and has asked the EPSRC (Engineering and physical Sciences Research Council) to act as key partner to realise this and position the UK as a world leader in the analysis and application of Big Data. Accordingly the EPSRC now invites UK universities to submit expressions of interest in joining the consortium to establish the Institute.
The Friendly WiFi scheme just officially launched has Purple WiFi as part of the scheme. It come on the heels of news from Motherboard Vice that the UK's internet filters block almost 1 in 5 websites. Accordingly Blocked.org are offering a service to both check on this and unblock such sites.
KPMG and Imperial College London are to launch of a major new partnership to create the 'KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics'. KPMG will invest over £20m, with the aim of putting the UK at the forefront of data science.
Medical electronics, increasingly under computer control has need of some extremely skillful software both to ensure the safety of the machine use and sometimes overlooked security that prevents any external hacking.
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