New Electronics Outlook - The Future of Electronics

Electronics design engineers always have to consider a range of factors when specifying or planning their next project. With each new project, there are new regulations, new materials and new technologies. All of this means the job doesn't get any easier.

Outlook – New Electronics’ technology agenda setting publication – provides a series of high value viewpoint articles addressing specific technology areas. Each article outlines the developments which engineers can expect to see in the coming months, as well as the challenges faced by those developing technology.

Outlook is a standalone supplement distributed to the entire circulation of New Electronics.

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Outlook 2012: Brighter outlook for solar cells

Research into solar cells has succeeded in improving the efficiency of the process of converting photons into electrical energy. Laboratory cells have demonstrated efficiencies beyond 20% and scientists are confident they can push this figure much ...

Outlook 2012: Securing embedded devices

Rapid growth in the intelligence and interconnected nature of embedded devices is accompanied by an increase in security threats. Attacks are perpetrated not only by the usual suspects, but also by a new breed of hackers supported by organised ...

Outlook 2011: Efficiency is over riding

If you could identify one theme which has emerged from the power sector during the past couple of years and which is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, it is likely to be the efficient use of power.

Outlook 2011: Making a difference

Virtualisation technology has been widely adopted in the enterprise market to make the best use of ever more powerful microprocessors with multiple cores. Virtualisation now spreading to the embedded market.

Outlook 2011: FPGAs find new meaning

Let's go back 27 years to 1983, the year in which the first programmable logic device (PLD) company was founded. Shortly thereafter, on an average, at least one new PLD company was born every six months.

Outlook 2011: Multicore: coming to an MCU near you

In recent years, the embedded processor market has seen a strong focus on multicore product announcements. The majority of these have been based on the symmetric multiprocessing concept, which offers higher processing performance and bandwidth. ...

Outlook 2011: Gale force winds of change

Electronic component distribution is going through a period of unprecedented change. The internet has proven to be a truly disruptive technology. The internet is a game changer, but the change is being driven by something far more fundamental; the ...

Outlook 2011: Challenges or opportunities?

Change is constant in the electronics industry; something that has been discussed many times. Change is being driven from many directions. It could be the change imposed by new design methodologies or new manufacturing techniques; change imposed by ...

Outlook 2010: Innovate for the upturn

In today's tough economic climate, it's never been more difficult to justify investment in capital equipment. In fact, in many organisations, approval for investment is now going to Senior VP, CFO and, in some cases, CEO and board level.

Outlook 2010: Photonics have a bright future

The partnership of technology and light inspired the creation of optoelectronics supplier Pacer more than 20 years ago – and its continued growth is being driven by the emergence of new applications and markets aligned to this partnership.

Outlook 2010: The key to energy reduction

There has been a steep decline in global demand for microcontrollers over the few months. By the end of this year, the market is expected to be some 25% smaller than its 2007-2008 levels of around $13.7billion.

Outlook 2010: Adversity brings Darwinian opportunity

The economic downturn has presented tremendous challenges to the embedded software industry, which has seen companies fold or get acquired, jobs lost and projects cancelled. For the best companies, this adversity spells Darwinian opportunity. Green ...

Outlook 2010: Upping your performance

While there are many changes taking place in the electronic components distribution industry that will affect us in 2010 and beyond, one of the most commanding is how the internet and advances in electronic communication continue to alter the ways ...

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