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Raspberry Pi is changing embedded system design

Whichever way you look at it, the Raspberry Pi has been an unqualified success. From its humble beginnings - it was originally conceived as a potential way to get computer science students programming - the device has won global acclaim.

So far, more than 10million of the credit card sized devices have been sold and there appears to be no slow down in sight – it’s the UK’s best selling computing product. But it’s Pi’s success outside of its original target of the ...

Is the UK doing enough to support start ups?

The UK Government’s lack of support for its start ups is ‘a source of embarrassment’, according to Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Technology Association, speaking in advance of last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Driving technology forwards

The world has been talking about V2X communications for some time. In fact, New Electronics first reported on the topic in 2008, when a European project outlined a collision warning system that would determine the trajectory of neighbouring cars and their speed in order to provide a warning.

‘Modest’ growth expected in demand for electronics

The latest figures from the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN) suggest sales by its distribution members in 2016 are likely to be 3% more than in 2015. And the group sees this trend continuing into 2017, predicting an increase in sales of 2.5%. Opportunities, it says, will come from the IoT and what it sees as a ‘growing diversity of applications’.

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