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      Ericsson, Qualcomm & Thales to take 5G into space (11/07/2022)

      Collaborative activity follows approval for satellite-driven 5G non-terrestrial networks (5G NTNs) from 3GPP global telecoms standards' body. 5G NTNs could help provide complete global 5G coverage – including areas currently not served by terrestrial networks. Initial work in France to test & validate 5G NTNs to gain leverage from satellite & ICT ecosystem.

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      New 300mm chip manufacturing facility in France to support goals of EU Chips Act & advance FD-SOI ecosystem (11/07/2022)

      New jointly-operated STMicroelectronics & GlobalFoundries high-volume manufacturing facility to support European & global demand as world transitions to digitalization & decarbonization. Facility will support broad range of tech, including GF’s FDX & ST’s comprehensive roadmap down to 18nm for automotive, industrial, IoT & comms infrastructure. Projected multi-billion Euro collaborative investment includes significant financial support from the French State.

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      Vacancies in engineering continue to grow – and so do applications, according to trade body (06/07/2022)

      The number of engineering job vacancies have risen consistently over the past 15 months, with the first half of 2022 also revealing an encouraging uptick in application numbers for the sector, according to recent research from recruitment trade body, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

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      Engineering Open House Day is back! (06/07/2022)

      The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) is teaming up with well-known organisations across the country again for this year’s Engineering Open House Day, taking place Friday 29 July, to offer behind-the-scenes access to the inspiring world of engineering & technology.

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      Digi-Key celebrates 10 years of support for FIRST Robotics STEM competition (05/07/2022)

      Component distributor, Digi-Key Electronics is proud to announce it has received special recognition for 10 years of generous support of the FIRST® Robotics STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) Competition.

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      Tomorrow’s Engineers Week set to take place 7 to 11 November 2022 (05/07/2022)

      The tenth Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek22) will take place from Monday 7 to Friday 11 November 2022. The Week will encourage young people to experience the world of engineering and provide exciting interactive opportunities to explore what modern engineering careers have to offer.

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      Editor’s comment: Progress – but not enough... (03/07/2022)

      With women still hugely under-represented in engineering, INWED (International Women in Engineering Day) continues to play a vital role in raising the profile of women in engineering – helping encourage more young women & girls to take up engineering careers. Despite progress in the last decade, engineering remains an overwhelmingly male-dominated field…

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      ecsn Chairman’s viewpoint: Same problems, different causes... (01/07/2022)

      In his last report for EPDT’s Distribution supplement, in January 2022, ecsn Chairman, Adam Fletcher predicted that 2022 would throw up ever more challenges for the global electronic components supply network, and for the many technology OEMs that depend on it. Of course, he couldn’t foresee the dramatic swing in geopolitical tensions ahead – and the additional disruption it would create!

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      Q&A with Digi-Key: European market update (01/07/2022)

      2022 is already well on its way to being another strong year for the electronics distribution sector, despite tight supply from component manufacturers & continued supply chain disruptions. In this Q&A, EPDT talks to Ian Wallace, Digi-Key VP of Americas & EMEA Business Development, who provides an update on how the firm is faring in 2022, what he's looking forward to & new developments that electronic component distributor, Digi-Key is working on to better serve customers…