Nexperia delivers widest range of AEC-Q101 discretes in miniature, leadless rugged DFN packages

Nexperia today announced the industry’s widest portfolio of automotive-qualified discretes in space-saving, thermally-efficient, AOI-compatible DFN (Discrete Flat No leads) packages. The AEC-Q101 range of devices available cuts across all Nexperia’s product groups and includes switching, Schottky, Zener and protection diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), N- and P-channel MOSFETs, resistor-equipped transistors …

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Manufacturers must rethink global operations in face of COVID-19, study finds

Manufacturers must redesign and reform their Global Supply Chains or Global Production Networks (GPN) if they want to survive and prosper in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study reveals. The virus’ impact demonstrates that global manufacturing concerns must switch from large production sites in a single location, …

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Contrinex’s RFID tracks mobile conveyor position

During surface-mining operations, large mobile reclamation machines are used to recover bulk materials. On each machine, a bucket-wheel excavator collects material and deposits it onto a conveyor. As an area is cleared of material, the machine moves along parallel steel travel rails to the next area, allowing continuous operation without …

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UK at risk of losing out on the rewards of AI and data-driven technology, finds CDEI

The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI), the UK’s independent advisory body on the responsible use of AI, has said that the UK needs to ramp up efforts to address barriers to innovation if it is to benefit from recent breakthroughs in AI. The analysis, which reflects the findings …

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New autonomous vehicles to navigate their way around Middle East’s largest seaport using Xsens georeferencing tech

A ground-breaking deployment of autonomous vehicle technology by DP World, the operator of the Jebel Ali container port in Dubai, is to demonstrate the performance and reliability of technology provided by Xsens, the manufacturer of motion-tracking sensors, supporting DGWorld, a manufacturer of artificial intelligence (AI)-based autonomous and robotic vehicle systems. …

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Breaking down internal barriers in companies crucial amid increasing digitisation, Accenture study finds

Many companies do not realise the full value of investing in digital projects due to a lack of collaboration among their critical business functions, according to a new study by Accenture. The study found that 75 per cent of executives said their departments compete rather than collaborate on digitisation, which …

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MTC offers MBA for manufacturing industry leaders

Manufacturing Technology Centre Training has collaborated with Aston Business School to provide an MBA degree tailored for the development of leaders in manufacturing organisations of all sizes and sectors. The Management of Manufacturing MBA degree apprenticeship is delivered over two years, helping learners accommodate full-time work and personal responsibilities while …

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University of Limerick and Analog Devices announce scholarship programmes

The University of Limerick (UL) and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) have announced two scholarship programs in honour of Peter Real, ADI’s late chief technology officer (CTO) and UL alumnus. The scholarships will be awarded to students in the United States who are pursuing a PhD and undergraduate degrees at the …

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Mini factories in containers help reduce face mask shortages

Protective masks have been in short supply in these times of coronavirus. An innovative containerised production facility that enables businesses and healthcare organisations to produce their own masks to order could solve the problem. Developed in just six weeks by Mikron with engineering support from Festo, the mini factory uses …

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ProGlove named a Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

ProGlove was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers.” The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have …

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