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Report highlights the impact of automation, robotics and big data on the UK’s manufacturing sector

Hennik Research’s Annual Manufacturing Report, has revealed that British manufacturers are overwhelmingly optimistic about the future of their industry. According to the report Industry 4.0, is transforming the manufacturing landscape through technologies like automation, sensors and 3D printing that when combined are leading to higher efficiency, reduced costs and faster speed to market.

Good news as the UK desperately needs to raise productivity which seriously ...

Wearable patch shows the way forward for medical monitoring

The 1960s sci-fi TV series Star Trek was remarkable for its technological prescience. Apart from the communicator - enabling Captain Kirk to ask Mr Scott to 'beam me up' - the medical tricorder has entered the public's consciousness to the point where a $10million competition is in progress to develop a device which offers similar functionality.

‘Lies, damned lies and statistics’ abound

According to Mark Twain: “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.” I wonder what he would have made of the current referendum debate as to whether the UK should stay in Europe or take its chances in the wider world.

What’s in a name?

With the launch of the CrossLink programmable video interface, Lattice Semiconductor says it has created a new product category – the programmable ASSP, or pASSP.

Give us the tools

An interesting piece of research from Hennik Research suggests that UK manufacturers are optimistic about the future and that Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is helping to transform manufacturing in the UK through the use of automation, 3D printing and sensors.

Business as usual?

DeepMind’s data sharing agreement with the NHS has raised a number of questions. But should we be concerned?

A distribution partner fit for the wearable and health medical market

There are some truly exciting opportunities on the horizon. Over recent years, we’ve seen steady growth within the robotics, IoT and 3D printing markets, which are all gaining increasingly more attention. However, none of these sectors are still quite as attractive as the wearable medical health device market, forecast to hit $41.3 billion by 2020.

Apple slowdown

Apple’s shares have taken a tumble as for the first time since 2003 the company announced a marked fall in sales, with revenues tumbling by 13 percent to $50.6bn The company said that it expected sales to fall further in the next quarter to around $41bn.

Job cuts herald new focus for Intel

Intel has built its business on domination of the PC market. Over the years, the company has used a range of practices – some of which resulted in close attention from regulators – to push its competitors to the margins.

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