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Mark Gradwell

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      Editorial: Event season is upon us… (05/12/2018)

      Where has the year gone? At the time I was writing our December issue's editorial, I was making my final preparations to fly to Munich for electronica, the world’s leading trade fair for electronic components, systems, applications and solutions – the biggest and most important trade show in our industry.

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      STEM Matters: Inspiring the next generation of STEM heroes… (04/12/2018)

      If you’re a regular reader of my #STEMmatters column, you’ll know it often focuses on programmes and initiatives designed to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists. Horizon 2020, an EU framework programme funding research, technological development and innovation, has defined a set of seven societal challenges that address major concerns shared by citizens in Europe and elsewhere...

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      EPDT's December 2018 issue is now available! (03/12/2018)

      This month’s issue contains features on sensor technologies and industrial applications, plus EPDT’s regular Electronics Distribution supplement. Our cover story (p8) explores the roots and development of face recognition technology, as well as some of its key applications and technology to help implement it.

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      STEM Matters: Primary Engineer: STEM by stealth… (05/11/2018)

      Regular readers of my #STEMmatters column will be familiar with the fact that there are a whole range of institutions, organisations and initiatives doing good work here in the UK to raise awareness of and promote STEM education and careers – often with their own take, angle or approach. One organisation that has been on my radar for a while, but that I hadn’t yet had an opportunity to connect with directly, was Primary Engineer.

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      Editorial: Brief answers to big questions… (02/11/2018)

      Stephen Hawking’s final book has recently been posthumously published, following the book launch that took place at London’s Science Museum, with a panel of Stephen Hawking's family and peers. Here, EPDT Editor Mark Gradwell discusses the legacy and messages that the Professor has brought to the world...

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      EPDT's November 2018 issue is now available! (01/11/2018)

      This month’s issue contains features on Electromechanical technologies and Medical applications. Our cover story (p6) explores how medtech wearables are transitioning to ‘invisibles’.

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      STEM Matters: Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2018: The Big Assembly… (08/10/2018)

      Returning for the sixth year, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week will take place from the 5th to the 9th November 2018 – and aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers, to inspire future engineers...

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      Introducing EPDT's October '18 issue! (01/10/2018)

      This month’s issue contains features on RF & microwave technologies and Automotive applications – and our cover story (p23) explains why affordable, scalable and reliable high-precision GNSS positioning will be essential for autonomous driving.

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      Editorial: This is engineering… (28/09/2018)

      Welcome to your October 2018 issue of EPDT! In case you hadn’t noticed, 2018 is the Year of Engineering: a high-profile, year-long Government-led campaign, supported by a large array of commercial and institutional industry partners…

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      Q&A with Qoitech founder: optimising energy consumption for IoT devices (05/09/2018)

      After working on field testing with many partners, Qoitech CEO Vanja Samuelsson (VS) and her team identified a common need for a compact, flexible, everyday measurement tool. Reluctantly, Samuelsson founded Qoitech, a Sony Group start-up, to develop and bring to market their Otii solution: a comprehensive toolkit for energy optimisation of IoT devices. EPDT Editor Mark Gradwell (MG) interviewed VS to learn more about Otii…

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      EPDT’s September 2018 issue is now available (04/09/2018)

      This month’s issue, online and in print, contains features on Test & Measurement technologies and Energy applications, as well as the latest edition of our regular Electronics Outsourcing supplement.

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      Editorial: Made in Britain… (04/09/2018)

      At 11pm UK time on Friday, 29th March 2019, the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union. This follows Theresa May invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, 9 months after the EU referendum in May 2016, giving 2 years’ notice of the UK’s intention to leave.

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      Editorial: May you live in interesting times… (03/09/2018)

      As electronic design engineers and/or manufacturers, many of you will be familiar with the world of EMS and CEMs. You may already regularly outsource your manufacturing to a trusted partner. You might occasionally turn to an EMS provider for help, advice and expertise in the design and prototyping phase...

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      STEM Matters: Summer of STEM… (03/09/2018)

      If you’re a parent, then the summer holidays likely bring additional worries around juggling child care and keeping your young people productively active and engaged over the extended summer break. I was particularly impressed this summer of 2018 (the Year of Engineering!) at the range of STEM-themed options for doing so…

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      EPDT's August 2018 issue is now available (31/07/2018)

      This month’s issue, online and in print, contains features on Component technologies and Industrial applications; our cover feature highlights ongoing PCB component availability issues for electronics OEMs – and outlines some tips on what they can do to mitigate them.

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      STEM Matters: Football’s coming home?… (19/07/2018)

      As I write this month’s STEM column, World Cup fever is once again gripping the nation – indeed, the world! Held every four years, football’s most elite tournament is the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world, contested by the senior men’s national teams from the 208 Member Associations of FIFA...

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      Editorial: Mission impossible… (19/07/2018)

      At the time of writing, I’m lucky to have just returned from a family holiday in southern Thailand. While we were there, my wife, our kids and I were gripped by the remarkable story of 12 young boys and their football coach, trapped in a cave in northern Thailand, after rapid flooding caused by heavy monsoon rainfall.

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      NIWeek 2018: Future faster… (10/07/2018)

      NIWeek, NI's annual global user conference, brings together thousands of industry professionals to learn about the NI software-centric platform for accelerating productivity in T&M systems. 'Future faster', 2018’s theme, focused on accelerating time-to-market through open-platform systems, powerful software and improved networking capabilities.

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      Editorial: Diversity makes us stronger… (10/07/2018)

      At the time of writing, it’s the beginning of June – which you might know is Pride Month. This annual celebration of the LGBT+ community, often denoted by the rainbow flag, is celebrated all around the world throughout June...

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      STEM Matters: Diversity makes us stronger… (10/07/2018)

      UK engineering has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at only 9% of the workforce, but its gender gap is not the only diversity issue the profession faces...