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Inside the Russian dolls
By Jez Stark: Thursday 24th November, 2016

The semiconductor industry – Inside the Russian dolls

In December 2014, Zenverge, a fabless semiconductor company, was acquired by Freescale Semiconductor. Then in December 2015 Freescale Semiconductor was itself acquired by NXP Semiconductors. Last month Qualcomm announced the planned acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, at a price of $47 Billion, at which point Qualcomm will have swallowed all of these companies whole. But that’s […]

Headset review profile
By Sam Turner: Monday 21st November, 2016

The joys of crowd sourced feedback

This might be a golden age for small technology developers. Sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo allow individual small investors to fund a project or a product for an amount that’s very similar to what they would pay to buy the final product. But these platforms have also inadvertently created a number of crowd sourced […]

iotblog
By Paul Beastall: Monday 14th November, 2016

The Internet of Things – Hunting a precise definition

20 Billion? 100 Billion? Everyone thinks that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a Very Big Thing Indeed, but how many ‘things’ will there actually be, and when? My consulting team has been looking closely at IoT market forecasts. A report published by the UK Government captures a range of forecasts; covering predictions ranging […]

Mobile phone with health applications
By Robert Milner: Thursday 10th November, 2016

Direct to Cloud – It’s for the good of your health

The great thing about apps is that they are user-centred and can create great engagement. But their user-centric nature is also their downside. If an app is not continually relevant to the user it simply won’t be used. This is no small challenge – industry consensus is that beyond 30 days, fewer than 5% of […]

rust-mouse
By Jonathan Pallant: Thursday 27th October, 2016

PRESENTATION – Mozilla’s Rust, and why we love it

As an Embedded Systems Engineer, I’ve written quite a lot of C code over the years. It’s the lingua franca of embedded development – available for every platform, widely understood and with a very (!) lightweight run-time. It is, in essence, a pretty thin abstraction of machine code and while it was undoubtedly very impressive […]

Image courtesy Apple Inc
By Kalin Dimitrov: Friday 7th October, 2016

In praise of Apple’s “courage”

Won’t someone speak up for the little big guy?! The dust is now settling, but there can be no doubt that many people are unhappy about Apple removing the audio jack in the iPhone 7. So how about this: Despite all the grumbling, Apple has done something brilliant for the personal audio market. By going […]

How did Apple do it?
By Kalin Dimitrov: Friday 16th September, 2016

AirPods – How did Apple do it?

While there are products out there that claim to have truly wireless ear buds, reviews for them have not been so great. Now we have Apple’s AirPods. I’m hoping that Apple engineers have solved all the problems that others have experienced and that true wireless earbuds will soon reach mainstream consumer adoption. Until they do, […]

Cambridge Consultants has developed innovative Machine Vision technology for car parks.
By Robert Milner: Wednesday 7th September, 2016

What can digital health learn from Aldi’s use of digital services?

Chance is a funny thing. One of the things I do is create technology for retailers to improve the customer experience in their stores. One of my recent projects in this area was an innovative machine vision system that monitors how many parking spaces are free. So what are the chances that I would receive […]

Lab prototyping
By Richard Leyland: Monday 18th July, 2016

Event – Rapid Prototyping the Next Generation of Wireless Systems

In today’s competitive wireless research space, the ability to quickly prototype ideas on hardware using real signals is more important than ever. This week we’re excited to speak at a one-day event, hosted by National Instruments and held here in Cambridge, UK, entitled ‘Rapid Prototyping the Next Generation of Wireless Systems’. Delegates will hear from […]

Numbers and Words Related to the Internet
By Tim Rogers: Thursday 28th April, 2016

Cellular specifications change to embrace IOT devices

The rapid growth in “Internet of Things” (IoT) has attracted the attention of the cellular ecosystem. Cellular systems were developed to support voice and data in mobile handsets, which have very different requirements to IoT. In order to adapt to support IoT, the cellular standards body, 3GPP, launched a number of LTE study items. These […]