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Neil Tyler

Keep calm, but start placing orders

With solid growth continuing extended lead times seem to be creeping up and shortages are starting to appear.

At the end of last year members of the Electronics Component Supply Network (ecsn) forecast that the electronics component market in the UK and Ireland would grow strongly in the first quarter of 2018 and recent figures suggest that this has certainly been the case.According to Adam Fletcher, chairman of ecsn, the Sales by Month “three month moving ...

Closing the gender gap could take 258 years for physics and 60 years for mathematics

In the 'Year of Engineering', engineering skills are taking centre stage and the Skills Commission inquiry, which is co-chaired by Lucy Allan MP, Preet Gill MP and Professor Sandra McNally, is taking evidence as to why women are so badly under-represented within engineering courses, and whether upcoming skills system reforms will encourage more women to go into the profession.

Open source, open season

Last week Synopsys released its Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report for 2017, and it has raised some serious issues.

Test drones get approval

Apple, Intel, Microsoft and Uber are among a number of businesses who have been given the greenlight by the US government for ten pilot drone projects - including mapping, aircraft inspection and food delivery.

Problems mount for Qualcomm

News that Qualcomm has begun to lay-off full time and temporary workers, as part of a broader cost-cutting plan, comes at a tricky time for the US company.

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