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‘The Future of Mobile Devices’

Molex has released some interesting results from a global survey that asked manufacturing stakeholders to identify the top trends and technologies shaping the future of mobile devices to 2026.

Right to repair

The Green Alliance thinktank has suggested that by reusing and repairing household goods, as well as recycling throwaway consumer items, could help to create hundreds of thousands of green jobs across the UK.

A new innovation strategy

The Government’s new Innovation Strategy looks to identify those areas where the UK has globally competitive R&D and industrial strengths that it’s hoped will transform the economy going forward

Coventry ‘gigafactory’ proposed

Following the announcement by Nissan earlier this month of its plans to open a ‘gigafactory’ as part of a new electric vehicle hub at its manufacturing facility in Sunderland, ‘mission critical’ plans have now been submitted for an electric car battery plant at Coventry Airport that could create up to 6,000 new jobs.

A mountain to climb

The European Union's Industry Commissioner Thierry Breton has said that the bloc is aiming to increase its production of chips to 20% of global supply, from the current 10%, over the next ten years.

Cut the 'overblown' rhetoric

The announcement of Nissan’s new £1bn electric vehicle (EV) hub in Sunderland, that will see an electric battery plant, a battery recycling facility and production of a new all-electric car model, was a welcome bit of news for the wider economy and the UK's automotive industry.

Consumers embrace hyperconnectivity

A majority of consumers, according to a new report from Cadence Design Systems, believe hyperconnectivity driven by hyperscale computing will positively impact them within five years.

Sunderland 'gigafactory'?

Nissan is expected to announce plans to build a ‘gigafactory’ in Sunderland which would be capable of building 200,000 batteries for electric vehicles every year in the UK.

A new network contender

Earlier this month the British telecoms group Vodafone unveiled its strategic O-RAN vendors, a list that included the likes of Dell, NEC, Samsung Electronics, Wind River, Capgemini Engineering and Keysight Technologies.

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