Japan's Renesas Electronics Corp is reported to be in the final stages of negotiations to acquire the US chipmaker Intersil Corp for as much as Y300 billion or £2239914000. An agreement on this deal, would be the latest in a consolidating trend among global chipmakers.
Finland, with its long land border to Russia having maintained strict neutrality through the Cold War, is negotiating a defence collaboration agreement with the United States and aims to sign it this autumn, its defence minister said on Monday. Simultaneously VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland sees positive opportunities for the growth of the electronics industry in Finland, and is developing its research, development and manufacturing capabilities in the Micronova semiconductor fabrication facility in Espoo.
IoT emerges in Glasgow with STREAM Technologies which has developed software focused on the fast-growing Internet of Things, is to create 20 jobs in Glasgow, as it aims for an annual turnover increase from £5.5m to £20 million by 2018. The mobile network services specialist is being supported by a £200,000 Regional Selective Assistance grant from Scottish Enterprise job creation coincides with a move to bigger premises, at Skypark in Glasgow.
AstraQom UK, a subsidiary of the world’s largest local business VoIP provider and telecommunications cloud architecture operator, has opened of its new headquarters at Cranfield University Technology Park, Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom.
Gaberlunzie is impressed by how some 900 South Korea protesters seeing THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Air Defence) installed are against it and being angry at their government's deployment of it have taken have taken part in a protest, namely mass head shaving.
HCS (Haydale Composite Solutions ), wholly owned subsidiary of HGI (Haydale Graphene Industries PLC ), announces a commercial collaboration with Filamentprint (UK) Ltd ( specialist in compounding and manufacture of thermoplastic filaments for 3D printing) and Fullerex Ltd (HGI's sales agent for functionalised nano materials) to promote and sell graphene enhanced GE-PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) filaments for 3D printing applications.
MIT, in conjunction with Microsoft researchers has designed a temporary, multi-functional tattoo called “DuoSkin” that turns the wearer’s skin into the ultimate wearable device. Manufactured through three steps, according to MIT’s website: crafting the skin circuitry through a graphic design program, fabricating stencils of the circuitry followed by applying an electrically conductive gold lead material to the outline, which concludes with incorporating electronic components into the tattoo so it can be interactive.
The Copyright and Patent law changed on July 28th 2016 in the UK , after the European Union decided on the law change, which required all members to follow suit. This may change if Brexit goes through, but currently it means that it is illegal to reproduce or 3D print objects that have had their copyright protection extended.
In a joint release, HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) announced it is to acquire rival server maker SGI for about $275 million, inclusive of cash and debt, ending a seven-year reprieve that kept the SGI afloat, after Rackable Systems purchased the bankrupt Silicon Graphics Inc. for $25 million in 2009 and assumed the SGI brand. This move will strengthen HPE's position in $11 billion HPC segment, growing at an estimated 6-8% CAGR, and in the data analytics segment, growing at over twice that rate. HPE will expand its presence in key HPC verticals such as government, research, and life sciences
Gaberlunzie reckons It’s not like it's easy to miss, but just-in-case check out GradHub Scotland, set up as a ScotlandIS initiative that joins up graduates looking for jobs and companies looking for graduates, an interesting hot spot to keep your eye on. At the same time as robotics and big data will continue to coexist and cross-fertilise each other, robotics are moving down on the farm
In light of the recent cyber-attack on a leading Qatari bank, in which 1.4 GB of sensitive information was allegedly released to the public by hackers, cyber-security has resurfaced at the top of the Qatari national priority list. Rising level of threats and cyber security risk have prompted immediate and collaborative action from the public, private and academic sectors of the country
Gaberlunzie is horrified that the money scamming game actually follows in the footsteps of genuine BT Openreach activities. There have been a lot of cobbles up, and lines laid down in Edinburgh for one location! He would council readers to read For Argyll's ‘BT Broadband Security’ scam
Students at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences have developed "Ourobot". Their project was supervised by a professor at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and a CITEC researcher. It looks like a bicycle chain, but has just twelve segments about the size of a fist. In each segment there is a motor.
Solar scientists are putting Scotland on the world map and a September conference will see academia and industry meeting in Edinburgh, as a hub for research into solar power, with scientists from 10 universities probing the potential of this rapidily developing renewable energy source.
A newly developed wheel converts any bicycle into an electric vehicle. While founder, Michael Burtov said he and his team at technology startup GeoOrbital did not re-invent the wheel, but the newly developed wheel has the major components of an electric vehicles with a 500 watt motor, lithium battery and electronics that fit into the radial of a wheel made from high density foam to avoid flats.
A new white paper led by Professor Yang Gao on behalf of the UK-RAS (Robotics and Autonomous Systems) Network, presents a technical roadmap of space RAS (robotics and autonomous systems) for the coming decades, where these robots are hoped to be able to offer a range of biomimetic mobilities ( fly, climb, swim, walk, assemble, etc) as well as possessing human-like intelligence.
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