Consumer

The consumer electronics market is not only one of the fastest moving of all markets, it’s one of the broadest. With mobile phones, tablets and similar devices updated on a rapid time scale, consumers are always on the lookout for the latest products. Those involved in the the sector, as well as those looking to enter the consumer electronics market, need to keep up to date.

New Electronics covers developments in the consumer electronics sector, bringing technology updates and opinion from the market.

Ever smarter homes

Not so long ago, “smart home” meant an assortment of individual connected gadgets, from smart LED lights to HVAC controls to security cameras, that users could control from their smartphones.

Securing the Things

With the IoT industry calling for common standards and infrastructure it’s fair to say that the industry is very much in its infancy; certainly not mature anyway.

Predicting the future

"For me science fiction is a way of thinking, a way of logic that bypasses a lot of nonsense. It allows people to look directly at important subjects," so said Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek.

It's all change

Amongst a bombardment of advertising from your favourite Californian conglomerate, every September a debate will break out about the cost of mobile devices.

The GPU of everything

At the end of 2019 Imagination Technologies made one of its biggest announcements in years with the launch of a new GPU architecture. The A-Series is, according to the company, its most important GPU announcement in over 15 years and it claimed that the series has the world’s fastest GPU IP.

The smart office

Today’s modern office employs a growing number of smart technology solutions, whether that’s multi-line VoIP phones systems or better data management, and technology is also being used to improve how office space and people are managed.

Enhancing the driving experience

Earlier this month Harman used the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to launch the ExP Integrated Solution Suite, which looks to deliver a range of new connected driving solutions.

Technology renewal

Today, there is a growing consensus that the economic model of production and the management of resources, goods and services, which puts short-term consumption ahead of a more sustainable approach, is fast coming to an end and is seen, by many, as no longer fit for purpose.

Front and Centre

The audio industry has changed dramatically in recent years and audio design engineers are using sound more creatively.

Transforming technology innovation

Xilinx has established itself as the dominant player in the FPGA market over the past few years and it’s a market which, according to analysts, could be on course to be worth in excess of $120billion by 2026.

Celebrating engineering excellence in the UK

Celebrating all that is best, most innovative and deserving of praise this year’s British Engineering Excellence Awards, now in its tenth year, lived up to its reputation of applying rigour and a laser-like focus on identifying excellence when it comes to selecting category winners and then deciding on which of those should go on to be declared the winner of the Grand Prix, in essence, the ‘Best of the Best’.

The race is on

Whether it’s reports on multiple glitches in smart home technology, smart light bulbs being hacked to obtain Wi-Fi credentials or hackers taking control of apps and obtaining location and personal details, is the Internet of Things simply growing too quickly? Is that explosive growth leaving users vulnerable to hackers?

A far deeper confrontation

What are the implications for the electronics industry from the on-going trade dispute between the US and China, and is it simply part of a much deeper strategic confrontation?

Changing the game

Sports stadiums are fast emerging as one of the most important and useful proving grounds for the latest in advanced wireless technologies.

Virtual content

The BBC continues to invest heavily in virtual and augmented reality. Bethan Grylls looks at how it plans to utilise AR/VR to deliver content.

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