The latest International Data Corporation (IDC) study on tablets in enterprises, shows a large and increasing share of devices deployed across U.K, French, and German companies are the only devices that employees are equipped with to perform their business activities. Tablets however need to tackle multiple OS qualms.
Graphene Week 2015 in Manchester found delegates and others treated to the premiere of a musical suite by Sara Lowes, composer-in-residence at the National Graphene Institute. The Suite was commissioned by Brighter Sound, a Manchester-based producer of creative music projects and cultural events.
For IBM the decades where its semiconductor and microelectronic business was the critical core to its ability to dominate the computer market, have given way to its focus on software systems. Sale of its microelectronics business is not unexpected as GlobalFoundries gains both differentiated technologies to enhance product offerings in key growth markets, from mobility and IoT (Internet of Things (IoT) to that of Big Data high-performance computing.
A new online, interactive map has been launched which tracks the development and history of the UK antiques trade during the 20th century. Although much of this deals in art, sculpture, furniture and materials, a sector might eventually focus on technology antiques development, as with 1938 Duke Telephone to the iPhone and the HP 159 touch screen of 1983 as developed to the Z Book, or the slate turned iPad.
ScotlandIS, digital technologies trade body awarded the winners of its fifth annual Digital Technology Awards at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (not Glasgow Arches) where the elite of Scotland’s companies attended an event celebrating their continuing successi in the sector.
Pulsant’s South Gyle Centre Centre Centre site in Edinburgh – claiming to take the title of the largest commercial data centre in Scotland is expanding with the addition of two secure data halls to the Tier 3 facility, featuring autonomous mechanical services to ensure complete redundancy, increased efficiency and a boost to capacity with over 150 new racks being installed.
During a meeting in New York with representatives from Jabil, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon secured confirmation that the company’s investment of GBP 12.5 million (EUR 17.15 million) into the Scottish plant would result in an additional 212 jobs and safeguard 147 manufacturing roles.
Last of the big time mergers in semiconductors and one of the most synchronous, Intel’s merger acquisition of Qualcomm for $16.7billion makes sense for many reasons. Intel has a strong computing presence from data centres down to the notebooks, but has missed out on the smart phone, where Qualcomm owns smartphone space but lacks presence in cloud computing. Meantime ARM plays the optimised Cortex-M processor card.
Expert Logger, Delphin Technology AG new generation of data loggers combines latest communication with advanced measurement technologies. The device is launched in three versions, capable of processing 16, 32 or 46 analog input channels. Up to 8 digital inputs/outputs and one SDI12 interface are also available depending on the version. Main application include product testing, environmental measurement technology, laboratory data acquisition, R&D with trials and testing.
As Avago Technologies $37billion acquisition of Broadcom creates a new semiconductor powerhouse, according to IHS, Intel is believed to be close to takeover of FPGA chip maker Altera, for more than $15billion or about $54/share.
Device Developers’ Conference annual event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2015 event will takes place in May and June, in Cambridge, Reading, Manchester and Uphall outside Edinburgh.This year Solid Stat Supplies offers its expertise for embedded systems development in control and communications both wireless and wired.
Governments across the world are creating innovation teams and labs to help them find new ways of tackling the challenges of the 21st century. Despite differences in focus, discipline and method, labs have at their core a shared belief in the capacity to prototype the future.
Volvo’s love story demonstrates the advantages of silent, electric buses and its short film “Route 55”
shows both a key moment in life – and how easily it can be lost. It promotes the ElectriCity Project, a collaboration in which industry, research and society develop and test new solutions for public transport.
A lithium-ion battery storing double the energy of existing batteries is closer to commercialisation, having signed up with home appliance manufacturer Dyson, that is both investing $15million in the 2007 startup Sakti3 and undertaking to incorporate the batteries into new products
As Canterbury-based Change Organisation officially launches new colocation facilities at a number of the UK’s leading data centres, it provides clients with the power, connectivity and secure processes to ensure reliable performance and continuous data availability. It also needs to be watchful of the new HGST technology pilgrimage with a broad portfolio of certified devices for VMware Virtual SANv - its software-defined storage product. Hardware certification list includes 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, PCIe Flash accelerators, and performance and capacity HDD (hard disk drives) from the Ultrastar family, including the industry’s only helium-filled HDD product line, that adds extra capacity to computers .
Scottish business IT decision makers highlight a potential threat to the country’s economy, the majority surveyed (52%) feel the country’s broadband is worse than in other parts of UK despite 61% of them citing improved Internet connectivity as key in supporting economic growth. Commissioned by CityFibre, the poll found 92% of respondents view quality and speed of internet connectivity as being important to the success of their company.
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