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2020 electronics industry predictions

What can we expect from the electronics product design industry in terms of growth and trends during 2020? Dunstan Power, Director, ByteSnap Design and his team of engineers cast their predictions for next year.

Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Although true intelligence seems a little way off yet, and whilst in Silicon Valley the term AI has become a bit of a joke because of the hype around it, Machine Learning is finding real-world niches. We believe ...

UK businesses at risk

New research has found that a quarter of UK businesses do not have any form of disaster recovery plan in place to protect them.

IIoT fails hit 50 percent

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) business is expected to see annual IIoT node shipments top 224 million units in 2023, up over 100 million on 2018.

Challenges ahead

The embedded systems consultancy ByteSnap Design has conducted research into what electronic design businesses expect to happen in the future and what their biggest concerns were.

Labour’s broadband policy

Labour’s plan to offer free full fibre broadband to every home and business was certainly an eye-catching announcement in what has been a dull election campaign, but the costs associated with the scheme have been described as ‘fantasy economics’ by the plan’s critics

Are data fears misplaced?

The news that Google has acquired Fitbit in a deal that valued the wearables company at $2.1bn, while welcomed by some industry watchers, has raised a number of concerns when it comes to how users’ intimate health details – whether that is the number of steps they take each day to breathing patterns – might be exploited by the tech giant.

Whirlpool fails its customers

Last week, Whirlpool came under sharp criticism from MPs on the BEIS Select Committee for using ‘disgraceful’ tactics to, in effect, ‘silence’ customers who had been victims of fires caused by faulty tumble dryers produced by the company.

Could the days of Facebook’s digital currency be numbered?

Unveiled in June 2019, Libra was due to roll out as an international digital currency in 2020 and though it was being developed by Facebook, the currency was going to be controlled by the Libra Association, a non-profit organisation made up of a collective of international companies.

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