Top 13 stories on EPDT in June 2019...

Author : Mark Gradwell | Editor | EPDT

03 July 2019

Lucky 13

As July 2019 begins, we've reviewed the most popular stories – as determined by our readers – across EPDT’s website & newsletter during the last month...

So, we’ve totted up the most clicked and read stories from the EPDT website and newsletter during June 2019 – and now, we feature the top 13 for EPDT readers to review and revisit in this post.

The list features an inspiring array of technology and topics – including plenty on 5G, the new Raspberry Pi 4 and graphene going into space, as well as International Women in Engineering Day, climate change and Pride in STEM...

Review the list and you’re certain to find something of interest and/or use – and we aim to ensure that 2019 continues to deliver the same diverse and engaging mix of valuable, relevant content for you!

Here’s the list (with links to each story):

1. There can be only one? 5G vs Wi-Fi 6
With each new cellular standard, we see fresh claims about the “end of Wi-Fi”. When 3G was announced, it promised to make Wi-Fi (802.11b) redundant, which clearly turned out to be wrong. With 4G (LTE), this story repeated itself, claiming it would mean the end of Wi-Fi (802.11ac).

2. State of the nation for electronic components...
At the end of each year, members of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) collaborate to produce its annual forecast for the coming 12 months.

3. Tech Nation reports that UK digital tech sector has created one ‘unicorn’ a month over last year
A year on from their first report on UK tech unicorns for the Government’s Digital Economy Council, Tech Nation & Dealroom have revealed that the UK has created 13 new unicorns – privately-owned tech companies valued at over $1bn – in the 12 months, with the UK ranking 3rd behind only the US & China in creating fast-growing global tech companies.

4. Pi for everyone: Raspberry Pi 4 SBC launch – "most powerful model ever made"
Raspberry Pi’s new more-powerful model is 3x faster, with greater memory capacity and improved interface & connectivity, extending capabilities for all users.

5. EPDT's H1 2019 Electronics Distribution supplement now available online
Included in this month’s EPDT June issue, the first of this year's twice-yearly Electronics Distribution supplements is now available in print or digital editions.

6. STEM Matters: International Women in Engineering Day | #TransformTheFuture...
Sunday 23rd June will mark 2019’s INWED, the 6th annual version of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls & women in this vital & exciting industry.

7. Editor's comment: Electronics & climate change...
At a recent engineering press conference I attended, I was surprised to overhear a conversation between some of my editorial colleagues in which an editor was telling another that he was (in his own words) a “climate change denier”.

8. techUK launches 3rd annual 'State of the Connected Home' report on consumer adoption of smart tech
The report shows consumers are beginning to find value in the overall smart & connected home ecosystem, suggesting the industry is at a tipping point – but that cost remains a barrier to uptake of connected home products.

9. Female engineers win 2019 EWB #Engineering4People Design Challenge
Undergrads from Leeds Beckett University have won the Engineering for People Design Challenge grand prize, with their idea for a women’s community hub, built of locally sourced natural & affordable materials. The annual competition is organised by Engineers Without Borders, a charity dedicated to inspiring the engineering community to serve society & the planet more responsibly.

10. Rocket launch! Graphene goes into space...
Graphene Flagship has participated in a rocket launch from Sweden's Esrange Space Center, in collaboration with the European Space Agency. The MASER 14 rocket carried experiments to test the printing of graphene devices in space, as well as the use of graphene-based composites for radiation protection – another compulsory requirement for manned space exploration.

11. The 5G evolution continues...
There’s a global race to be the first country to deploy 5G. Sarah Yost, Senior Product Marketing Manager at test & measurement expert, National Instruments explores some of the technologies behind the evolution & roll-out of 5G...

12. Three to launch UK’s fastest 5G network in August
Following successful trials with customers in London, Three UK has announced it will launch its 5G offering in August with a 5G home broadband service in London, before launching 5G mobile & home broadband in 25 towns & cities across the UK by the end of 2019.

13. IET celebrates Pride in STEM at its London Home, Savoy Place
The IET (Institution of Engineering & Technology) is celebrating equality, diversity & inclusion in STEM by flying the rainbow flag at its London home, Savoy Place throughout June for Pride Month, and again on 5th July for #LGBTSTEMDay.


You can also review the:

•    Top 14 stories in May 2019...
•    Top 15 stories in April 2019...
•    Top 13 stories in March 2019...
•    Top 10 stories in February 2019...
•    Top 10 stories in January 2019...

•    Top 12 stories on EPDT in 2018...


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