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Sierra Wireless' Emmanuel Walckanaer talks connectivity

With a 20-year record of innovation in the wireless space Sierra Wireless has a long history in the M2M space and from launching the world’s first cellular embedded module back in 1997 it has now shipped in excess of 100 million devices connecting the Internet of Things and its devices operate on more than 80 networks worldwide.

As Emmanuel Walckanaer, SVP Cloud & Connectivity Services at Sierra Wireless explains, “The company is, and always has been, focused on ...

Preparing future defence technologies

Formed in 2001, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) ensures that innovative science and technology can contribute to the defence and security of the UK. It supplies specialist services to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and other government departments and, through its Centre for Defence Enterprise, funds innovative research that could have a potential defence application.

Interesting times: Interview with Enrico Salvatori, president of Qualcomm Europe

It has certainly been an interesting year for chip giant Qualcomm. Revenues are down and, under pressure from New York hedge fund Jana Partners, the company, which generates revenues in excess of $100billion per year, has had to unveil a strategic realignment plan that focuses the business on lower tier smartphones, small cells, data centres and the Internet of Things. It has also had to shed 4500 jobs.

Supporting IoT start-ups

Recent statistics suggest that the UK is still reluctant to invest in R&D but when it comes to investing in start-ups it remains a European hotspot, attracting almost a third of the $3billion in funding the European market receives each quarter.

Planning for the future

The worldwide automotive industry continues to enjoy a period of relatively strong growth and profitability. Annual sales are finally hitting prerecession levels in many regions but, according to industry executives, the global automotive market remains an uneven one and growing economic uncertainty means that the next few years will likely see significant changes for both OEMs and their suppliers.

The future is bright - an interview with James Bell

Having started his electronics career in his native South Africa, James Bell spent 15 years with Premier Farnell in senior management positions, managing the business in the Netherlands, Southern Europe and the UK, before joining Rapid Electronics in 2010 as its head of sales. At the time, he described his appointment as an ‘exciting opportunity’.

PXI offers a more flexible approach to test management

More than 18 years ago, the PXI Systems Alliance was established in order to ensure the PXI standard for modular instrumentation remained at the forefront of the technology and that new developments met the requirements of customers in terms of performance, interoperability and cost effectiveness.

The changing world of high reliability interconnection

This time last year Smiths Group was celebrating 100 years as a listed company on the London Stock Exchange. It had begun life in Victorian London as a family jeweller and clock maker but over the intervening years has grown to become a major industrial operation employing over 23,000 people around the world.

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