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Yokogawa establishes Yokogawa Norge

Yokogawa has announced its new subsidiary in Norway to engage in the sale of control products and provision of related services. The subsidiary, Yokogawa Norge, was established on 14 February 2019. Renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, and foods are targeted under Yokogawa’s Transformation 2020 mid-term business plan, and each of these industries …

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New measurement method for radioactive methane could have applications in the energy industry

The method developed by Juho Karhu in his PhD thesis work at the University of Helsinki, is a first step towards creating a precise measuring device. The article by doctoral researcher Juho Karhu was published in February, 2019, in Optics Letters. The article described a new method for measuring radioactive …

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Magnetoresistive sensors for near future innovative development

Excluding the information recording and reading technology, in the next 15-20 years, hypersensitive sensors operating under the magnetoresistive principle will be applied in an extensive number of innovative areas. Among them are biomedicine, flexible electronics, position sensors, and human-computer interaction, various types of monitoring, navigation and autonomous transport. An article …

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Printed electronics manufacturers to benefit from In-line material characterisation and analysis

HORIBA has successfully implemented in-line, non-destructive, non-intrusive and non-contact material analysis and characterisation techniques into roll-to-roll printed electronics manufacturing to provide quality assurance and improve yield. Specifically, HORIBA provided the European SMARTRONICS project [FP7-NMP.2012.1.4.1] – an objective of which is the development of smart nanomaterials for organic electronics – with in-line spectral …

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True-meaning wearable displays: Self-powered, washable and wearable

When we think about clothes, they are usually formed with textiles and have to be both wearable and washable for daily use; however, smart clothing has had a problem with its power sources and moisture permeability, which causes the devices to malfunction. This problem has now been overcome by a …

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Energy monitor can find electrical failures before they happen

A new system devised by researchers at MIT can monitor the behavior of all electric devices within a building, ship, or factory, determining which ones are in use at any given time and whether any are showing signs of an imminent failure. When tested on a Coast Guard cutter, the …

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AMTC and Lloyds Bank support SME apprenticeships

The Coventry-based Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre has partnered with Lloyds Bank to offer financial support to recruit and train badly-needed manufacturing apprentices. Lloyds Bank already supports apprenticeship training at the AMTC with £10 million funding over 10 years. Now Lloyds is partnering with the AMTC – based on the Manufacturing …

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RS Components partners with TE Connectivity to launch TE Learning Centre on DesignSpark

RS Components (RS)has partnered with TE Connectivity to launch the TE Learning Centre on DesignSpark, the global platform and community for design engineers. The courses will enable designers and engineers to obtain a fast overview of many advanced products, technologies and solutions. Available at www.rs-online.com/designspark/te-learning-centre, the TE Learning Centre provides easy …

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Renesas announces the winners of its fifth European MCU Car Rally

Renesas Electronics has announced the winners of its MCU Car Rally contest for university students, which was held on February 28 at embedded world 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. Thirty teams from universities all over Europe, comprising approximately 150 students and their tutors, participated in the challenge with each team developing a functioning …

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Mouser-sponsored Formula E team returns to mainland China

The Mouser-sponsored Formula E team is heading to Sanya, a resort city on the southern end of China’s Hainan Island, on March 23. The race marks Formula E racing’s return to mainland China for the first time since the Beijing street races in seasons 1 and 2. Mouser Electronics is sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON Formula …

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