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Demand and supply shock

With the impact of the coronavirus growing, concerns are mounting that component shortages will start to have a serious impact in a matter of weeks.

The only way is up

Not that long ago FAANG stocks appeared to be in retreat. Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google were lagging behind their peers and there were worries of another bubble bursting.

Is the UK government serious about its Digital Tax?

Earlier this week at Davos the chancellor, Sajid Javid, continued to insist that the UK’s proposed digital tax on the leading tech companies would be implemented, despite growing pressure from the US and the decision by the French government to postpone their own digital tax until December.

Does Whitehall need more scientists?

Apparently the government’s chief scientific advisers, Sir Patrick Vallance, thinks that the UK’s civil service is suffering due to a lack of scientific ability and, as a result, is placing the UK at an increasing disadvantage with nations like China.

Samsung and Huawei embrace DIY

According to new research from IHS Market | Technology both Samsung and Huawei are ramping up consumption of their own application processor solutions in their products.

Big business struggling to innovate

Research carried out by Studio Graphene among 750 senior decision-makers within UK organisations has discovered that risk-averse cultures, excessive red tape and time constraints are helping to restrict innovation within larger businesses.

Explosions and broken noses as phone injuries surge

As someone who has to navigate London and hordes of people glued to their smartphones on a daily basis it comes as no surprise, and not without a certain degree of smugness, to report that the hazards of using a smartphone include broken noses, cuts and even brain injuries as a result of using a phone.

2020 electronics industry predictions

What can we expect from the electronics product design industry in terms of growth and trends during 2020? Dunstan Power, Director, ByteSnap Design and his team of engineers cast their predictions for next year.

UK businesses at risk

New research has found that a quarter of UK businesses do not have any form of disaster recovery plan in place to protect them.

IIoT fails hit 50 percent

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) business is expected to see annual IIoT node shipments top 224 million units in 2023, up over 100 million on 2018.

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