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£3m project to use nanotechnology to improve safety

A £3million grant has been awarded to the University of Southampton from Lloyd’s Register Foundation to bring together some of the world’s brightest early career researchers to find new ways of using nanotechnologies to improve safety at sea, on land and in the air.

TransferJet-equipped SDHC card launched by Toshiba

Toshiba Electronics has launched an SDHC card that combines Class 10 memory with TransferJetTM close proximity wireless transfer technology. The 16GByte SDHCTM card, THN-J301W0160E6, will enable users of digital cameras or camcorders to transfer photos and videos to mobile devices such as tablets, notebooks and smartphones equipped with TransferJet adapters.

Information displays on clothing give feedback

Researchers from Holst Centre, imec and CMST, imec's associated lab at Ghent University, have demonstrated what they claim to be the world's first stretchable and conformable thin-film transistor (TFT) driven LED display laminated into textiles. This paves the way to wearable displays in clothing providing users with feedback.

Skylake based processors the 'best yet', says Intel

Intel has launched what it calls its best processor yet. According to the company, the 6th Generation Intel Core processor family delivers enhanced performance at the lowest power levels yet while supporting designs ranging from compute sticks to mobile workstations.

EDS 2015: Inspiring UK design engineers

Findlay Media has revealed the full conference and workshop programme for EDS 2015. EDS incorporates the Engineering, Electronics and Embedded Design Shows, which are being held on 21 and 22 October at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Snapdragon to use machine learning to fight malware

The forthcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor will feature a machine learning based approach said to support 'accurate and effective detection' of zero day malware threats. Called Snapdragon Smart Protect, the approach is also said to be the first application to use Qualcomm Zeroth technology, in which conventional anti malware solutions are augmented using an advanced cognitive computing behavioural engine.

EC Electronics acquires Subassembly Services

Basingstoke-based EC Electronics have announced the acquisition of Subassembly Services (SAS). As part of the EC group, SAS will continue to trade independently with its established customer base from its factory in Tewkesbury.

Cheaper, better LED technology

An engineering professor from Florida State University has claimed to have developed a highly efficient and low cost LED that could be the catalyst for more widespread adoption of the technology.

Power MOSFETs approach 'perfect' switching performance

STMicroelectronics (ST) has extended its MDmesh M2 series of N-channel power MOSFETs by introducing devices that are claimed to offer the industry's highest power efficiencies in power supplies for servers, laptops, telecom, and consumer applications. With these devices, designers can create switching power conversion solutions that are lighter and more compact.

Distribution deal adds Bluetooth modules to portfolio

Following an agreement with German company Stollman, Acal BFi will distribute the latter's Bluetooth modules. According to Acal, the German company has specialised in the development of Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy modules for years and notes the modules can be quickly and cost-effectively integrated into a range of products.

Toshiba expands ARM Cortex-M-based MCU line-up

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced it will enhance its portfolio of ARM Cortex-based microcontrollers (MCUs). The TXZ series of MCUs are said to support low-power consumption and high-speed operation for IoT and M2M ecosystems.

3D printed robotic hand wins James Dyson Award

Joel Gibbard, winner of the Young Engineer of the Year Award at last year's British Engineering Excellence Awards, has become the UK winner of the James Dyson Award for his prototype 3D printed hand. Gibbard claims the hand can be made faster and at lower cost than current artificial limbs.

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