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      Opinion: Opportunities for the electronics industry in the wake of COVID-19 (16/03/2020)

      Joe Booth, Business Development & Marketing Director at electronic manufacturing equipment distributor, Altus shares his thoughts on the coronavirus crisis impact on the electronics industry – and the potential opportunity for UK & European electronics manufacturers.

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      element14 Community launches new eBook of Raspberry Pi tips for Pi Day (14/03/2020)

      In celebration of Pi Day (the annual celebration of the mathematical constant p, observed on March 14, for the first 3 digits of p), the element14 Community has published a new eBook: “Essential Raspberry Pi Tips”. In recent years, Raspberry Pi has transitioned from a tool for students & hobbyists to a viable option for many types of engineering project.

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      Anglia announces new measures to support electronics customers through Coronavirus (11/03/2020)

      Electronics distributor, Anglia Components has put in place extensive measures to minimise the supply chain impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on its customers – and to protect its staff.

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      Illuminating the origins of Pacer (10/03/2020)

      From its humble beginnings back in the late 1980s with one man & a vision, Pacer International has become a leading name within the optoelectronics market, with OEMs across the world seeking out its specialist knowledge & expertise. Reflecting on the company’s journey, founder, Chris Tassell takes us on a trip down memory lane with John Macmichael, Managing Director, revealing what we can expect from his 36-strong team in the years to come.

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      Editor's comment: A few thoughts on designing for energy efficiency... (03/03/2020)

      Everywhere you look, the climate crisis is becoming a key issue – in the media, for governments & politicians, for companies & their leaders, and for consumers & citizens. In some quarters, it may still be questioned & debated, but surely most sensible folk listen to the science & recognise the overwhelming imperative? And of course, it will chiefly be engineers, along with scientists, that need to come up with, design & implement the solutions...

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      Technology evolution will fuel energy management (03/03/2020)

      In the industrial environment, working to reduce energy usage has always been an important role for engineering & operational personnel. As Richard Jeffers, Technical Director for RS in Northern Europe tells us, measuring energy consumption may not be a new requirement, but the advent of IIoT technologies has enabled energy consumption to be tracked in real time & immediately correlated to the related operational data.

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      Smart technologies drive thinking on future energy systems (03/03/2020)

      When it comes to renewable energy & its rapid pace of development, the need to integrate solutions from multiple vendors & technical specialists, along with a complex range of stakeholders, changes the traditional supply chain paradigm into a circular ecosystem that is technically & commercially sound.

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      Remote condition monitoring must not be overlooked in energy efficiency strategies (03/03/2020)

      While the advantages of remote condition monitoring are widely recognised as part of a predictive maintenance strategy, its use as a direct energy management tool has not yet been widely adopted in industry.

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      Next generation intelligent solutions help improve energy efficiency (03/03/2020)

      Availability of convergent products featuring embedded technology is now giving engineers a high degree of control when designing systems to provide building users with valuable information around energy usage.