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Datacentre fibre management system claims reliability

10:19 pm PST, January 17, 2019

HUBER+SUHNER is launching its LISA Double Access fibre management system. Due to the fragility of fibre cabling, deploying a comprehensive yet simplistic structured fibre management system is crucial to the successful operation of a datacenter. Based on the existing LISA system, the H&S’ LISA Double Access configuration is a high-density and modular cross-connect fibre management ...

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Cave Crypto

10:10 pm PST, January 17, 2019

People involved with the  collapsing Bitcoin currency are turning to scams to keep funds flowing into the crypto-currency. One trick  is using a fake BBC News webpage to persuade gullible punters to buy Bitcoins. It is being spread by email. Another trap were ads  claiming that Dragons Den stars Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden were backing ...

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Connectivity modules for Qualcomm modems

10:02 pm PST, January 17, 2019

To meet demand for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) IoT connectivity, Gemalto has announced a platform of  Cinterion IoT Modules based on the Qualcomm 9205 LTE IoT modem. The modules are designed to support LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity with optional 2G fallback from a single, ultra-small IoT module. Ready for the latest 3GPP specifications (Rel 14), ...

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Semi M&A falls

5:35 pm PST, January 17, 2019

The frantic pace of semiconductor M&A in 2015 and 2016 slowed significantly in 2017 and then eased back further in 2018, reports IC Insights. However  the total value of M&A deals reached in the last year was still nearly more than twice the annual average during the first half of this decade. Acquisition agreements reached ...

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DC/DC converters offer choice of bipolar outputs

6:03 am PST, January 17, 2019

Dual-output isolated DC-DC converters in the R1DX series by Recom offer a choice of ±5V, ±9V, ±12V or ±15V bipolar outputs. The converters are now available from  Dengrove Electronic Components. The open-frame, surface-mount power modules measure 15.2mm x 10.7mm and are 8.0mm high and capable of driving capacitive loads of up to 1000µF. Their size and capacitance ...

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TSMC expects 14% Q1 revenue drop

5:35 am PST, January 17, 2019

TSMC expects a 14% drop in Q1 revenue to $7.3/7.4 billion citing big inventories in smartphone ICs caused by dropping smartphone sales H2 smartphone launches could retrieve the situation but, for now “the inventory in the supply chain is quite a lot”, says TSMC chairman Mark Liu said at a post-earnings conference. The 14% drop expected ...

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Xilinx to power Baidu brain

4:16 am PST, January 17, 2019

Baidu’s Edgeboard (pictured), an edge acceleration computing device which is part of the Baidu Brain AI Hardware Platform initiative, is to use the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale MPSoC. “The flexible EdgeBoard we built based on Xilinx is designed to enable developers and engineers to quickly leverage Baidu-proven technology or deploy self-defined models, enabling faster deployment,” said ...

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element14’s Great Giveaway

1:03 am PST, January 17, 2019

element14   has donated 250 micro:bit devices to support coding in the classroom, providing teachers around the world with the tools they need to facilitate a range of inspiring education projects. ‘The Great micro:bit Education Giveaway’ was launched in August 2018 and invited STEM educators to submit a proposal for a project they would like ...

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