MWC cancelled

MWC has been cancelled after talks between the organisers and the Spanish authorities over coronavirus concerns reached an Impasse. If the Spanish authorities had declared a health emergency then MWC would have been covered by insurance for cancelling the show. However the mayor of Barcelona said earlier today that the city was “perfectly prepared” and that ...

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EW BrightSparks programme boosted by Traco Power

We’re pleased to announce Traco Power has joined the EW BrightSparks programme as an associate supporter. The privately-held Swiss power company offers dc-dc converters, ac-dc switching PSUs and customer-specific options. It aims at applications in industrial automation, IIot, medical, railway and transport, and building automation. Traco joins the UKESF, the IET and Harting as the ...

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5G STS from Rohde & Schwarz bundles test tools for gNodeB

Rohde & Schwarz has introduced its 5G site testing solution, (5G STS) a package of test equipment that combines functional, RF and signaling tests for 5G installation and troubleshooting. Site acceptance and troubleshooting requires the testing of capabilities such as beamforming and 5G/LTE dual connectivity, to verify the installation and performance. The 5G STS comprises ...

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Sponsored Content: Don’t Forget Connectors When Designing IoT Applications

Hardware as well as software connections matter for IoT, writes Cliff Ortmeyer, Global Head of Technical Marketing, Farnell. Experts on the Internet of Things (IoT) believe that the planet-changing technology can only reach its full potential if it is based on wireless communications systems. Although a huge number of IoT nodes will certainly be battery-powered and ...

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Full steam ahead for TSMC despite coronavirus

TSMC has has no plans to revise its Q1 sales guidance as a result of the coronavirus, reports Digitimes. This is despite a 12% expected Q1 fall in smartphone production and TSMC currently deriving 53% of its revenue from chips fro smartphones. Digitimes reports that none of  TSMC’s major clients, including Huawei’s chip subsidiary HiSilicon, ...

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Robot dog employed by oil company

Spot, the robot dog developed by Boston Dynamics, has got his own employee number at Norwegian oil producer Aker BP ASA. Spot will patrol Aker BP’s oil and gas production vessel at the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea,  testing its ability to run inspections, detect hydrocarbon leaks, gather data and generate reports which should ...

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US FTC targets MAAAF

The US FTC has issued  special orders to Microsoft, Alphabet (including Google), Amazon, Apple and Facebook to provide information and documents on the terms, scope, structure, and purpose of M&A between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2019. ‘ The orders will help the FTC deepen its understanding of large technology firms’ acquisition activity, including how ...

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