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      Put to the test: T&M sector investment stands strong (03/07/2018)

      The global T&M industry has been gathering momentum, driven by a strong underlying market and increasing mergers and acquisitions (M&A), volumes and valuations. As this piece maintains, global M&A involving T&M companies have hit a record high – with the UK reinforcing its position as the second largest market.

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      Commercialising products for the military market (02/07/2018)

      Manufacturers of COTS equipment that want to address the military market may assume this is complex and costly; however, the testing process can be minimised by using gap analysis between defence standards and commercial standards, such as those for CE marking.

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      The future of European broadband (14/06/2018)

      Gone are the days where linear TV dominated our video entertainment: thanks to modern broadband, video content creation is now shifting to a many-to-many model, and professional TV and movie content is increasingly consumed on demand...

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      Bringing STEM to life – at Rapid speed (08/06/2018)

      The depth of passion for STEM that exists in the UK was in full evidence at this year’s VEX Robotics National Championships. Snowfall over several days had virtually cut off parts of the country. But it did not stop many teams from braving treacherous road conditions and making arduous journeys to the event in Telford...

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      Editorial: Nine percent is not enough… (07/06/2018)

      You already know that engineering in the UK is suffering from a persistent and substantial skills gap: EngineeringUK reports that the annual shortfall of engineering graduates to meet demand is more than 20,000 – and 50,000 for engineering roles at large! And only 9% of the UK industry workforce is female, and just 6% of registered engineers and technicians – CEng, IEng, EngTech – are women…

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      STEM Matters: International Women in Engineering Day – #RaisingTheBar (05/06/2018)

      Not only does engineering in the UK face a well documented and persistent skills gap, with numbers of STEM graduates still not meeting demand, but its gender gap – bearing in mind that the UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at only 9% – is further exacerbating the problem.

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      5G poses new generation of test challenges (05/06/2018)

      5G will bring a step change in the speed at which we access data via mobile devices. This is great news for consumers, but only scratches the surface of the societal and business benefits that will be felt...

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      Cross-platform networking & information exchange in embedded systems (05/06/2018)

      Middleware communications are not new, yet system complexity issues persist. Including a cover piece on ROV wireless communication, this piece outlines the benefits of using DDS technology to enable efficient P2P communication in many embedded applications.

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      Keeping smart cities protected – and always connected (04/06/2018)

      For smart cities to achieve their true potential, the relevant digital infrastructure of wireless networks and embedded hardware, software and sensors will need to be installed in hard-to-access areas – that need to be protected from the elements.