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Retention, not just recruitment – six ways to protect your company from the skills crisis

The manufacturing industry is in the grip of a well-documented skills crisis, with the government estimating that 186,000 new engineers will be needed each year until 2024. In a recent survey by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, three-quarters of manufacturers say they are concerned about accessing the skills their businesses need. This challenge …

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Analog Devices and Momenta collaborate to advance high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles

Analog Devices (ADI) and Momenta, an autonomous driving technology company based in Beijing and Suzhou, China, today announced a strategic collaboration to advance the development of high-definition (HD) maps in autonomous vehicles. HD maps are a critical element of autonomous driving and must deliver accurate, real-time information to help safely …

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Healthcare sensors: Piezoelectrics the new gymnasts, finds IDTechEx report

Healthcare electronics is rapidly deploying for wellness, electroceuticals, intrusive medical procedures and more, powered by new technologies. Much of it is trending to diagnostics and treatment on the move and removing the need for the patient to perform procedures on time. Instruments become wearables including electronic skin patches and implants.  …

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FLIR and World Wildlife Fund announce effort to combat rhino poaching in Kenya

FLIR Systems has announced the Kifaru Rising Project, a multi-year effort in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to deploy FLIR thermal imaging technology to help improve wildlife ranger safety and contribute to their mission to stop illegal wildlife poaching of rhinos across 10 parks and game reserves in Kenya. …

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Sensor solutions for detecting and defeating drones

From 19 December to 21 December, a series of reported sightings of drones around Gatwick caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled and an estimated 140,000 passengers to be stranded. In a similar incident on 8 January at Heathrow, sightings of a drone temporarily halted flights. Here, Oleg Vornik, chief …

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STMicroelectronics and Arilou collaborate to detect automotive hacking

Arilou Information Security Technologies and STMicroelectronics are working together on the integration of Arilou’s Intrusion Detection and Prevention system (IDPS) Software solution into ST’s SPC58 Chorus series of 32-bit automotive microcontrollers (MCUs).  The project to produce a fully integrated solution that addresses the emerging request for protection against intrusion via …

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Curtiss-Wright selected by Tactical Air Support to provide data recorder for tactical fighters

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that it was awarded a contract by Tactical Air Support to provide a cockpit accessible rugged data recorder and a pre-integrated mission computer to upgrade its fleet of F-5AT (Advanced Technology) Tiger II Military supersonic tactical fighters. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will provide Tactical Air with …

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Distec partners with Advantech to expand digital signage and industrial computing range

Distec is set to dramatically expand its range of digital media players and industrial display systems thanks to a new partnership with global manufacturer Advantech.  As an authorised Embedded Computer Channel Partner serving the UK and Ireland, Distec can now supply a wide range of Advantech solutions. These include a variety …

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Steute: from steute Schaltgeräte to steute Technologies

steute Schaltgeräte now has a new company name: steute Technologies. This marks the company’s advancement from a manufacturer of switchgear to a provider of sensor networks and intelligent MMI solutions for complex applications in the industrial and medical fields. In practice, this step was taken some time ago. Managing director …

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DTS awarded SBIR grants to advance US Air Force and NASA flight crew safety

DTS (Diversified Technical Systems) has been awarded two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contracts to develop miniature data acquisition systems for flight crew safety testing by both the US Air Force Research Lab and NASA. DTS was selected for each project based on their expertise in test and measurement solutions …

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