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New Buehler metallographic lab on the campus of the University of Warwick

Buehler ITW Test & Measurement has opened a new European Solutions Centre in a collaborative venture with Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) with over 600 staff and a strong relation with over 1,000 global companies, offering support to over 1800 SMEs through dedicated programmes. Part of WMG’s Materials Engineering Centre at …

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Servomex announces key product management appointment

Servomex has announced a major new addition to its product management team. Keith Warren has been appointed product manager for process oxygen Paramagnetic and Zirconia products. Based at Servomex’s UK Technical Centre in Crowborough, Sussex, Keith will oversee the strategic development and sales of key products in Servomex’s SERVOTOUGH gas …

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Renesas enables embedded automotive ADAS developments with Perception Quick Start Software

Renesas continues to accelerate the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) systems with a new Perception Quick Start Software based on its R-Car V3H system-on-chip (SoC). The solution delivers reference software for camera obstacle detection (COD), LiDAR obstacle detection (LOD), and road feature detection (RFD) – three key recognition …

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New partnership to utilise data from IoT sensors to help insurers more effectively price risk

SAS and Octo Telematics have entered into a global partnership agreement to enable property and casualty insurance carriers to gain deeper business insights through the power of IoT. The insurance industry is under intense pressure to improve their books of business and remain relevant in a burgeoning field of tech-driven competition. The billions …

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Mouser garners top 2018 Distribution Awards from Vishay

Mouser Electronics has been named the 2018 Catalogue Distributor of the Year by Vishay Intertechnology. In addition, Mouser received the specialised 2018 Semiconductor Catalogue Distributor of the Year award for the second consecutive year. The prominent awards were presented at the annual Electronics Distribution Show held recently in Las Vegas. “We …

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New CEO on JonDeTech: “We are in a better position than ever before”

In mid May, Per Lindeberg entered the position as CEO for Swedish IR sensor producer JonDeTech. One year after the listing at Nasdaq First North in Stockholm, he explains why it has taken such a long time for the sensor to reach the market and how the consumer electronics industry …

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IoT outperforms stock market amid global slowdown

Systemic problems in showcasing the value of the IoT has led to many of its most important companies struggling to persuade both prospective customers and the investment community that they have their heads screwed on properly, according to a report from Riot (Rethink Internet of Things). Combine this with wider …

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Kistler will be showing KiDAQ, a unique, modular data acquisition system at Sensors & Instrumentation Live

On Stand 11 in Hall 2 at Sensors & Instrumentation Live at the NEC, Birmingham on 25 and 26 September, Kistler Instruments will be showing KiDAQ, a new, modular data acquisition system. The modular design of KiDAQ makes virtually unlimited channels and distributed systems a reality whatever the application; industrial, …

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ABB wins national award for diverse training course portfolio

ABB has won “Contribution to Skills and Training” at the annual Motion Control Industry (MCI) awards, held in Birmingham in May. The prize recognises ABB’s commitment to helping industries to tackle their biggest challenges – from cutting energy consumption and CO2 emissions to reducing the millions of litres of clean drinking …

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Sound waves bypass visual limitations to recognise human activity

Video cameras continue to gain widespread use to monitor human activities for surveillance, health care, home use and more, but there are privacy and environmental limitations in how well they work. Acoustical waves, such as sounds and other forms of vibrations, are an alternative medium that may bypass those limitations. …

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