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French technology improves microdisplays

Next week at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, French research centre Leti will demonstrate a new curving technology for optical components that widens field of view and compensates for optical aberrations. Called Pixcurve, it is a proof of concept for optical components such as microdisplays, visible imagers and cooled infrared sensors used in mobile ...

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UK and France agree joint AI initiative

Closer ties between Britain and France are on the political agenda as both countries look to develop strong positions in new digital technologies such as artificial intelligence. UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans for a digital conference to promote closer co-operation with France in the digital economy. The digital ...

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Vicor introduces a 20A buck regulator

Vicor has introduced its highest current output ZVS buck voltage regulator for 24V/28V applications, providing a regulated 5V output at up to 20A. Packaged within a 10 x 14 x 2.5mm LGA SiP package, the PI3325-00-LGIZ is designed to be pin-compatibility to a 48V input version ZVS buck, the PI3525-00-LGIZ, allowing designs to be ported ...

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Comment: Technology is no longer a fast-track to riches

Since data transfer speed is no longer a guaranteed path to profit, share traders plan private ‘super networks’. A high speed fibre-optic and wireless link connecting Chicago with Tokyo on the far side of the Pacific Ocean is due to go live this year. Called Go West, this is no ordinary communications link. It will ...

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Osram Opto lights up next generation LED car headlights

Smart headlighting technology being developed by Osram Opto Semiconductors is its first LED product based on the results of the µAFS research project. Headlight development now uses LED chips with micro-structured pixels, which can shine, or be turned off individually. The high resolution systems now use 84 pixels to more than 1000 pixels. The development ...

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Cambridge Design Partnership trials smart packaging for Avon

Cambridge Design Partnership is working on a smart packaging development with beauty brand Avon. It is part of a trail for a new anti-ageing product and uses a user insight service developed by CDP to support a new product launch. To optimise use of the anti-ageing product users needed to remember to rotate the double-ended ...

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London dominates tech start-up investment in Europe

UK tech investment is on a high and London-based firms attracted the lion’s share of funding, according to a market survey by London & Partners. British tech firms attracted more venture capital funding than any other European country in 2017. According to data compiled for London & Partners by PitchBook, venture capital investment into the ...

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Juniper, Cisco, Huawei and Nokia lead Ethernet router market

The leading router and carrier Ethernet switch (CES) manufacturers continue to be Juniper Cisco, Huawei and Nokia, according the latest service provider survey from IHS Markit. For providing next-generation routing technologies, Cisco topped the ranking for 100GE, followed by Juniper and Nokia. “Juniper, Cisco, Huawei and Nokia form the top tier of service provider router ...

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York EMC Services rebrands as Eurofins York

Following purchase by the Eurofins Group last July York EMC Services has changed its name to Eurofins York. The name change also reflects the increased range of regulatory compliance products and services Eurofins York will offer. The change will see the introduction of a new company logo alongside the established York EMC Services logo. All ...

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Harting recognises Northern Connectors for design-in work

Connector maker Harting has awarded Northern Connectors with its Specialist Distributor of the Year Award of 2017. The St Helens-based specialist distributor of connectors and cabling products has been distributing Harting’s products for more than 20 years. Scott Jones, general manager at Northern Connectors believes the key is the firm’s design-in capabilities. “This is the ...

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