Another busy month for us and the world of electronics. Here are some of the news items that caught our attention: 1. Better battery imaging paves way for renewable energy future In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries containing a new type of material, iron fluoride. 2. Electromagnetic theory breakthrough leads to ‘antennas on a chip’ The unravelling of one of the mysteries of electromagnetism could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip, say researchers. One of the biggest bottlenecks to miniaturisation in modern electronics is the fact that [...]
March 2015 was an exciting month in terms of happenings in the electronics sector, so we thought we'd do a quick round-up for you: 1. Europe’s electronics industry still strong Europe’s electronics industry is in recovery right now, says economist Nenad Pacek, founder and president of Global Success Advisors and co-founder of the CEEMEA business group said: “The electrical and electronics manufacturing industry is showing definite signs of recovery, especially in Europe, the US and Japan, and despite recent currency downturns in certain areas, emerging markets are still an important focus area for the industry.” “Companies should ask themselves if their businesses in emerging markets are sustainable. Competition is extreme and will get worse in the coming years – companies that make investments in these markets now will experience the benefits [...]
One of our clients, the National Oceanography Centre, has hit the headlines by deploying the UK’s largest-ever marine robot fleet. The NOC is leading a pioneering group of research and corporate partners to test new technologies in marine electronics development, and better understand how the sea works. The project, launched off the Plymouth coast, will run for three weeks before scientific data is collated and analysed at the end of October. It's the biggest survey of its kind in Europe - check it out on the BBC News website.