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Dialog gets a boost from Apple deal

News that Dialog Semiconductor has struck a $600 million deal with Apple to license its power management technologies and to transfer some assets and 300 R&D staff, appears to have gone down well.

While the move by Apple brings more of its supply chain under its own control, the deal also involved a pre-payment for a range of Dialog components up to 2021.Good news for a company that at the end of last year saw its share price tumble on the back of rumours that ...

Sophisticated cyber criminality

After a week in which the UK government directly accused Russian military intelligence of being behind a spate of what is described as “reckless and indiscriminate cyber-attacks”, comes news of a far more subtle cybercrime.

Applying the brakes

A new survey from the EEF manufacturers’ body has found that British manufacturers are pulling back sharply on their investment plans due to fears over the possibility of a hard Brexit and of a global trade war.

Who will win the autonomous race?

AI has shaken the automotive industry to its core, inspiring a revolution. Every car manufacture wants to be number one and be the first to deliver an autonomous vehicle (AV). However, in 2018 designing a car isn’t just about getting people from A to B. It’s about safety, the experience, infotainment, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), the environment and reducing emissions, and so much more. But who will win the race and be the first to cross the chequered flag?

Education, education, education

With the world on the cusp of the “fourth industrial revolution”, and such rapid change that driverless cars have gone from science fiction to government policy in under a decade, the engineering sector needs new approaches to more – and more diverse - graduates to meet the growing demand for engineering expertise.

The AI race is on

News that the Chinese tech giant, Alibaba, is pushing into leading-edge technologies is being viewed by many as the latest twist in the accelerating technological arms race between China and the US.

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