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      On-wafer device characterization test solution from Rohde & Schwarz (19/07/2022)

      Electronics & wireless T&M expert, Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) now offers a test solution for full RF performance characterization of the DUT on-wafer combining the R&S ZNA vector network analyzer with engineering probe systems from FormFactor. As a result, semiconductor manufacturers can perform reliable & repeatable on-wafer device characterization in the development phase, during product qualification & in production.

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      From Farnborough: Aerospace & drone innovation to propel UK to greener skies backed by £273M (18/07/2022)

      Solar-powered aircraft & NHS treatment-carrying drones among latest innovations backed by £273 million of government & industry funding. Package to help UK aerospace sector seize jobs & growth opportunities from green flight revolution & other emerging sectors, like drone technology, Business Secretary will tell Farnborough International Airshow in opening keynote.

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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 state-of-the-art vehicle & battery test facilities open in Northampton, UK (07/07/2022)

      New MAHLE Powertrain Northampton facilities represent £15m investment over the last 5 years to support the automotive industry’s rapid decarbonisation. Purpose-built facilities enable engineering services for the development of next-generation vehicle powertrains, including batteries & hydrogen fuel cells. Welcoming the investment & employment opportunities, MP for Northampton South, Andrew Lewer opened the facility.

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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…