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      Electronics design rescue: why projects fail – and the road to recovery (03/01/2020)

      Even with the best requirements & specifications, electronics design projects can drift. Missed deadlines lead to slower time-to-market, frustration in both technical & management teams, and potential financial and reputational damage if a product isn’t delivered on time. The dreaded words, “stop ship” can cost a company dearly, with knock-on effects leading to financial loss or even penalties from customers.

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      7 Industry 4.0 trends for 2020 (03/01/2020)

      Industry 4.0 is making manufacturing more productive & profitable than ever before. Jos Martin, Senior Engineering Manager at provider of mathematical computing software, MathWorks tells us about 7 major trends he expects to see in 2020 to help professionals foresee the technologies that will define the next decade – and where factory of the future is headed.

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      Taking the first steps to connectivity (03/01/2020)

      In this article, Paul Streatfield, Strategic Product Manager at industrial automation experts, Bosch Rexroth explores how & why sensors provide the ideal starting point on the journey to digitalisation – and shares advice on how to realise the business benefits of the internet of things (IoT).

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      Looking ahead to Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2020 (03/01/2020)

      Here, we look ahead to Southern Manufacturing & Electronics, which returns to Farnborough from February 11th to 13th 2020, with Phil Valentine, Managing Director of show organisers, European Trade & Exhibition Services (ETES).

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      EngineeringUK is calling for new Board Members (19/12/2019)

      EngineeringUK is looking for new Board Members to help it achieve its ambition to inspire tomorrow’s engineers and grow the size & diversity of the talent pool for engineering.

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      Open letter to the Prime Minister from the National Engineering Policy Centre (19/12/2019)

      Following the General Election result, the National Engineering Policy Centre, representing 39 of the UK’s leading professional engineering bodies, has published an open letter to the Prime Minister setting out its key priorities for the new government. The letter, signed by the 39 engineering bodies, makes recommendations in 5 key areas, including calling for the implementation of the Perkins Review recommendations to secure the engineering skills needed for the future.

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      What does the General Election result mean for UK manufacturing & business?... (13/12/2019)

      As the UK wakes up to an election victory for Boris Johnson's Conservatives, business & trade organisations tell the Prime Minister what UK manufacturing & business needs from his new majority government – urging him to rebuild UK economic confidence & break the cycle of uncertainty.

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      Digital factory revenues to jump to US$375 billion by 2030, says ABI Research (11/12/2019)

      Technology investments in the industrial & manufacturing sector are set to skyrocket, jumping from US$59 billion in 2019 to US$375 billion in 2030 – representing substantial opportunities for both the manufacturing sector & technology vendors. Including hardware revenues, the figure climbs to over US$1 trillion, according to data from global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

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      ecsn/afdec forecast for UK & Ireland electronic components market points to low growth in 2020 (05/12/2019)

      ecsn's forecast released today predicts that the UK & Ireland electronic components market will grow in the range -3% to +2% during the first half of 2020, with a mid-point of -1% decline year-over-year.