IoT Security – what’s next?

John MoorFeatured, News

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The Internet of Things has been redlining the hype-o-meter for several years. Pick your favourite analyst for the global economic value figure and it is likely to be somewhere between $1.9 (Gartner) and $14.4(Cisco) trillion by 2020. It is therefore little wonder that virtually all businesses within the electronic-systems life cycle and beyond are eyeing ways in which to take … Read More

New Company consolidates Fujitsu and Panasonic System’s LSI Businesses


Fujitsu Limited, Panasonic Corporation, and the Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ) today announced that consolidation of the system LSI businesses of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited and Panasonic has been completed, and with a capital contribution by DBJ, Socionext Inc., a newly established system LSI business, will commence operations. This is based on the July 31, 2014 agreement made by Fujitsu, … Read More

NXP and Freescale Announce $40 Billion Merger


Enhances NXP’s strategy to lead in the “Secure Connections for a Smarter World” Establishes #1 Automotive Semiconductor Supplier Establishes #1 General-purpose MCU Supplier Clear path to $500 million in annual cost synergies Combination is accretive to non-GAAP EPS in first full year Eindhoven, The Netherlands and Austin, Texas, March 2, 2015 (CET) – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale … Read More

Micro | Nano | MEMs 2015 call for papers

John MoorFeatured, News, Uncategorised

Micro Nano Mems

Our colleagues running the Micro | Nano | MEMs 2015 showcase event for micro, precision, mems and nano manufacturing technologies would like to invite NMI members to submit applications for papers and join the event. They’re also announcing a new publication on the same subject (see further on). The exhibition is supported by a seminar programme exploring the latest processes and … Read More

The Launch of FlexEnable


For over a decade, Plastic Logic has been at the forefront of the development of the plastic electronics industry and the creation of truly flexible electronics technology and industrial capability. This capability has now reached the point where it’s possible and proven to be able to manufacture arrays with millions of perfect flexible transistors over areas of any size and … Read More

Graduate Apprenticeships: The Time is Now

John MoorFeatured, News, Uncategorised

Survey open Feb 2nd – Feb 9th In December, we posted an article announcing that apprenticeships were back on the national agenda. However, these new apprenticeships may differ from what you may know from the past. Until recently apprenticeships and university placements have followed different pathways to employment and there are merits to both routes. However,  what if we could improve … Read More

Building Resilience Against Counterfeits in the Electronics Supply Chain

John MoorFeatured, News

Counterfeiting in the electronics supply chain is a fact of life that affects all companies – probably whether they know it not. The nature of the threat is changing, with a wide range of old and new technologies being counterfeited and being supplied from a wide range of sources. Action to counter the threat is changing too with new best … Read More

Help Required – Impact of energy costs on investment decisions: project to gather case study evidence

John MoorFeatured, Manufacturing, News

January 2015 BIS has commissioned Ricardo-AEA, in partnership with University College London and Triple E Consulting, to carry out a project to gather case study evidence on the impact of energy costs on firms not currently recognised as ‘energy-intensive industries’ (EIIs) and eligible for existing government support. The aim of the study is to gather evidence on energy costs, particularly … Read More