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.
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.
£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.
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.
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.
Network operator, telephony services provider and unified communications specialist, Gamma, has been selected by the Scottish Government as a contracted supplier under Scottish Procurement’s Fixed Telephony Services agreement.
In a report that looks at Android apps from the Google Play Store, Zscaler’s author notes “While Android was once the open and transparent rebel to Apple’s rigid and restrictive iPhone, it has of late taken on more the image of a questionable rogue. While the App store has been accused of being a bit of a police state, the Play store has been accused of being too loose and lazy with its oversight. And when the cat is away….the mice... will play
Aberdeen-based Dynamic Edge has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of a new managing director. Formerly the company’s operations director, Stuart Winterburn has taken on the key strategic role in order to drive growth at the innovative IT business both in the north-east and further afield.
Scottish software company Digimania is launching a new toolkit Render Digimania which it believes can save the animation industry millions of pounds and is is currently recruiting for two technical artists/riggers (Maya) and one 3D modeller/artist.
The number of genomes to be sequenced is 100,000. The total number of study participants is about 70,000 as for cancer patients Genomics England intends to obtain the sequence of both inherited DNA as well as that of their cancers.The British government is to hire the US gene-sequencing company Illumina to sequence 100,000 human genomes in what is the largest national project to decode the DNA of a populace. Genomics England has confirmed it has chosen Illumina as its .preferred parter for the £100million project
Marking the start of the 8th annual Assises du Très Haut Débit symposium, IDATE releases its ranking of countries that lead in ultra-fast fixed and mobile broadband subscriber numbers, both in Europe and worldwide. Analysis and data is culled directly from IDATE’s updated FTTx and LTE global market watch, which examines hundreds of countries and operators.
It has been an eight year journey to secure .scot - dictated by ICANN's application and selection process. Now for the first time, it will now be possible for the Scottish community to identify itself on-line. This will open up new possibilities for business, as well as for arts, music and language. Previously, anyone wanting a domain name in Gaelic had to use the Anglicised version of their name. Now .scot can handle all six Scottish languages and dialects.
The Crown Estate as manager of the UK seabed agrees seabed rights in respect of six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones, which for the first time enable locally-based organisations to manage and sub-let parts of the seabed to a range of wave and tidal stream developers. And for five new wave and tidal current sites, each with the potential to deliver a project of between 10MW and 30MW.
A supernumerary robotic limb (hand, arm or leg) may be one way humans can work better with partial robotic support and MIT researchers are augmenting "supernumerary robotic arms" to assist with tasks that humans find difficult.
Polly Purvis, executive director of ScotlandIS said: “The technology sector, worth £4bn to the Scottish economy, is a key driver for growth and a jewel in Scotland’s economic crown. It’s an exciting and vibrant industry employing a very wide range of talented people and we are delighted to recognise the achievements of the industry’s leading lights.”
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