TE Connectivity named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for seventh year

As a sign of its longstanding commitment to ethical business practices, TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectors and sensors, has been named as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere. TE has been recognised for seven years in a row and is one of only two 2021 honourees …

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Spectrum helps researchers to improve the Atomic Force Microscope

The Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) is an important tool in materials science and used for mechanical scanning of surfaces. The forces acting between the atoms of the surface and the tip of a nanoscopic needle are measured and calculated giving resolutions in the order of fractions of a nanometer. Now, …

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ECIA welcomes the Electrocomponents Group as a global member

Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) has announced that Electrocomponents has joined the association as a global member, along with its subsidiaries Allied Electronics & Automation (Allied) and RS Components (RS). Electrocomponents will be represented on the ECIA by Chris Beeson, Senior Vice President of Electronics at RS. Peter Malpas, EMEA …

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Cost reduction in aerospace through additive manufacturing

Spacecraft are developed on Earth, tested, fully assembled and transported in one piece by a launch vehicle to their respective places of operation. Each component must be designed to withstand the high loads of the launch phase. In most cases, in addition to complex test procedures, this leads to an …

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Rapid deployment of vision-enabled Edge AI applications now a reality with new FRAMOS and Connect Tech partnership

FRAMOS and Connect Tech have announced their inaugural product resulting from their partnership, the Connect Tech Boson for FRAMOS carrier board. Designed specifically for NVIDIA Jetson Nano and Jetson Xavier NX edge AI applications, Boson for FRAMOS is an all-in-one board-level solution that integrates the FRAMOS Sensor Module Ecosystem directly …

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Laser Components announces new distribution agreement with iC-Haus

Laser Components has announced a new distribution contract with iC-Haus for the supply of their entire product range within the UK and the Republic of Ireland. There are many synergies between the companies, with both iC-Haus and Laser Components being family-owned German based optoelectronic device manufacturers with many complementary products. …

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The next technological frontier in pharmaceutical manufacturing

As the pharmaceutical sector is ramping up production of vaccines against COVID-19, it faces enormous manufacturing and logistics challenges. Quality assurance is a key part of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process, ensuring that products conform to requirements and are not defective. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff UK, an automation …

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Analog Devices’ battery management system ICs and Automotive Audio Bus power Volvo’s all electric XC40 SUV

Analog Devices (ADI) and Volvo Cars have announced that Volvo Cars’ first pure electric SUV—the Volvo XC40 Recharge—will feature ADI’s integrated circuits (ICs) that support the battery management system (BMS) and Automotive Audio Bus (A2B).  By saving vehicle weight and maximising range, these advanced technologies deliver an attractive total cost …

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J.A. Woollam has teamed up with Linkam to bring precise temperature control to its ellipsometry instruments

Thin films can be used to modify the optical characteristics of a surface, its electrical conductivity, its hardness or lubricity, its corrosion resistance, and its chemical inertness. It is important to understand how these properties are affected by temperature. Some materials even go through a phase transition at specific temperatures …

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BSRIA appoints Tom Garrigan as new Technical Director

BSRIA chairman Tom Smith has announced the appointment of Tom Garrigan BSc (Hons) as the new BSRIA Technical Director. Tom Garrigan joined BSRIA in 2007 as a test engineer and has gained broad experience in the sector, becoming Business Manager for the BSRIA Test House in 2015. He maintains a …

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