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Qualcomm set to play a ‘big beast’ role in server chips

Although known mainly for building chips that power smartphones, Qualcomm has been quietly expanding its area of interest for some time; it makes MEMS based displays and has a wireless charging subsidiary, for example.

If you are to believe the various market predictions, there will be more than 20billion devices connected to the Internet of Things within the next few years. The devices will, in the main, be collecting data and sending it to 'the cloud', ...

Lowe logs on to monitor the dog

If you didn't believe the Internet of Things was ubiquitous, here's a soundbite from the CEO Roundtable at electronica last week. Freescale CEO Gregg Lowe said: "Today, even my dog is connected to the web."

Plastic, but not fantastic

Almost five years ago, the Government of the day rolled out a strategy document – Plastic Electronics: A UK Strategy for Success – which outlined its ambition for the UK 'to build on its position as one of the leaders in this sector'.

Tomorrow’s engineers; today’s problem

A survey conducted by design software giant Autodesk amongst UK secondary school students has found that 57% of respondents believe a lack of technology in the classroom is holding them back from pursuing a STEM (science, technology and maths) based career.

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Tomorrow’s engineers

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Is XMOS about to break out?

It's seven years since XMOS came out of stealth mode and, despite a couple of fairly ...