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Ocado’s robot swarm

Andover factory contains 400 robots controlled by “world’s densest” mobile communications network based on 4G technology.

UK maker community turns to Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is becoming more popular with UK makers as nearly half of Brits (48 per cent) say they plan to use it for an electronics project, with 87 per cent of makers having already used the mini-PC to make a smart home device.

European semi sales in 2017 reached ‘record levels’

Sales of semiconductors reached record levels in the last quarter of 2017, according to European distributor organisation DMASS. Revenues of €2.01billion – 11.6% more than in Q4 2016 – were said to be the largest for Q4 since DMASS was set up, while sales for the whole of 2017 were €8.5bn, 14.6% more than in 2016.

Semiconductor sales see UK distributor figures flat

The latest figures from the Electronic Components Supply Network’s authorised distributor group show monthly billings in December 2017 remained flat compared to the same month in 2016 due to a decline in semiconductor sales. Component sales were also 7% less than November 2017.

Stadium takes ‘significant step’ with Mouser deal

Described as ‘another significant step’ in its strategy to grow new markets, Stadium Group has signed a global distribution deal with Mouser. The deal covers the distribution of Stadium’s standard technology products, including power supplies, HMI modules such as single illuminated capacitive switches, and wireless IoT devices.

IDEA confirms strong European demand for semis

The latest figures from the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA) show demand for semiconductors from European companies continues to grow strongly, with the UK and Ireland making a significant contribution.

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