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Five companies to look out for at Embedded World 2014

Feb 18, 2014
Are you planning on visiting the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany next week? Here are my top five picks of companies to make a beeline for....

What do you get if you cross an oscilloscope with a power analyser?

Jan 21, 2014
Yokogowa's trying to get the best of both worlds by combining scope functionality with power analyser accuracy....

PCIM 2013: Solid state battery is fully implantable

May 20, 2013
Probably the number one most interesting thing I saw at the PCIM show in Nuremberg, Germany last week wasn’t an IGBT, or even a MOSFET. It was a...

Applied MCU technology for consumers...of beer!

Apr 19, 2013
Over at Energy Micro in Nydalen, Norway, they like a cold beer. So much so, that they're using one of their Gecko MCU development kits to tell them...

First GaN-on-Silicon LEDs commercially available

Apr 09, 2013
In a world-first, Plessey is sampling GaN-on-silicon LEDs built on 6” wafers from its MAGIC (Manufactured on GaN I/C) line in Plymouth, UK....

Top 5 interesting things I saw at Embedded World

Mar 08, 2013
Here’s a quick roundup of five of the most interesting things I saw or heard about at Embedded World last week in Nuremberg, Germany....

Distributor figures: UK components market will be ‘flat to improving’ in 2013

Jan 17, 2013
AFDEC's analysis suggests 2012 was worse than they anticipated, while 2013 will be 'flat to improving'. Meanwhile, the UK distribution sector is...

Tamper-proofing the smart grid

Oct 24, 2012
Introducing smart meters is making the electricity grid increasingly electronic, which saves time and money for utilities since they don’t have to...

New safety standard to be mandatory for all power supplies manufactured in China

Aug 16, 2012
Chinese Safety Standard GB 4943.1-2011, which according to industry sources is similar to UL 60950-2007, mandates strict rules for creepage and...

Renesas restructure moves focus firmly out of Japan

Jul 13, 2012
As part of a major restructuring process, Renesas will streamline its production facilities in Japan as well as moving product focus away from the...

You are now entering... the 28nm twilight zone!

May 30, 2012
At 130nm, analogue designers could memorise all the rules they needed to know, but at 28nm this is no longer possible. What will happen when...

What’s next for programmable logic?

May 04, 2012
Is the future of programmable logic convergence with other devices? And if it is, how will they be programmed?...

Unlicensed spectrum will drive innovation

Apr 09, 2012
Making unused spectrum in the TV bands unlicensed will foster innovation in a variety of different applications....

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Sally Ward-Foxton

Sally Ward-Foxton is Associate Editor of Electronic Design Europe. Her beat covers all areas of the European electronics industry, but she has a particular interest in wireless communications and...
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