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The UK prides itself on being innovative, but what is the result of that innovation?

The UK prides itself on being innovative, but what is the result of that innovation? This special issue of New Electronics looks at innovation in the UK and our ability to commercialise the fruits of that innovation. To be frank, while we don’t have a great record when it comes to delivering commercial success, things are changing. Whether they are changing quickly enough is another question.

Read the pages following this and you’ll see a picture of innovation ...

Yahoo bought by Verizon

I can just about remember the day the mid 1990s when one PC in our editorial office was plugged into the internet. The Pentium based device used a dial up connection to access Netscape Navigator; pages loaded (extremely slowly) using a raster process, with the image appearing over the course of time. But it seemed to change the way we worked.

Can MEMS be a sensor and a cryptographic device at the same time?

MEMS developers invest enormous effort as they struggle to eliminate process variations which result in imperfect devices, manufacturing yield loss and lower profit margins.Yet it’s ironic that the very flaws that plague MEMS sensors are in fact features for another application – cryptography.

Doubts over ARM acquisition

Could Softbank’s proposed acquisition be in trouble? News from Japan suggests the company’s shareholders aren’t happy with the proposed deal. Shares in the company have fallen by 10 per cent since it announced its plans to acquire the UK’s biggest technology company.

Can autonomous vehicles ever be smart enough?

It was, perhaps, inevitable that a car being controlled automatically would be involved in a fatal accident. It happened last week in the US, when Joshua Brown’s Tesla was under autopilot control and neither the driver nor the autopilot detected a truck in the car’s path.

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