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Increasing the safety of electronic toys

Increasing the safety of electronic toys
All toys distributed and marketed in the EU, electronic or not, must comply with the requirements of the EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. This defines the minimum safety requirements for all toys. In addition, the directive also defines a number of properties specific to electrical and electronic toys.
13th October 2017

Commercialisation partnership with a leading OLED manufacturer

Commercialisation partnership with a leading OLED manufacturer
  SmartKem has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with one of China’s leading OLED manufacturers. The partnership will enable the development and industrialisation of OTFT Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) leading to the development of OTFT based LCD and OLED display manufacture on plastic.
4th October 2017

LCD display modules join Digi-Key linecard

LCD display modules join Digi-Key linecard
A selection of Displaytech’s LCD display modules and integrated TFT driver boards is currently available for immediate shipment worldwide through Digi-Key Electronics following a distribution agreement between the two companies. In addition to their products, Displaytech offers reference designs, sample code, 3rd party graphic support as well as many other technical tools through their Online Design Center and Technical Support Forum.
28th September 2017


New approaches needed to improve data centre infrastructure

New approaches needed to improve data centre infrastructure
Speaking on the opening day of ECOC 2017 the President of Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO), Brad Booth, highlighted next-gen technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, 5G, and the Internet of Things (IoT) stand to benefit from equipment manufacturers’ adoption of on-board optics. Booth explained how the data centre infrastructure will need new approaches such as on-board optics to better cope with the large increases in traffic generated by these new innovative technologies.
25th September 2017

A smart bulb that can hear the environment

A smart bulb that can hear the environment
  Switched on by tapping a mobile phone key, and producing multicolour lights that flicker to the tune of rock, pop or jazz, this digital-sound-controlled electric bulb called Heelight is catching this premier commercial and trading city by storm.
25th September 2017

ISELED welcomes Valeo as a new member

ISELED welcomes Valeo as a new member
ISELED has announced that Valeo has joined it as its new member. Valeo will take place alongside the other partners of the ISELED alliance: Inova Semiconductors, Dominant Opto Technologies, Lucie Labs, NXP, TE Connectivity and Pforzheim University. Valeo will bring its wealth of expertise, experience and ability to innovate to the alliance, especially in interior and ambient lighting.
21st September 2017

ACAL BFi adds video processing supplier to linecard

ACAL BFi adds video processing supplier to linecard
Acal BFi has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement to provide advanced video processing products from Sightline Applications across Europe. Sightline’s advanced embedded systems deliver high performance video processing in compact, lightweight, low-power packages, which can now be integrated into more customer designs with the support and expertise of Acal BFi.
20th September 2017

Do you know about the 2018 halogen ban?

Do you know about the 2018 halogen ban?
Did you know that from September 2018 low efficiency halogen bulbs are expected to be banned? No, not many people do, as a recent study has shown that only 1 in 20 people are aware that the ban is coming. Leading electrical supplier ElectricalDirect.co.uk is urging electrical contractors to be aware of the facts so that they can inform their customers as the ban approaches, to ensure they are prepared and ready for the switchover.
18th August 2017

What is the importance of lens colour in eye protection?

What is the importance of lens colour in eye protection?
Safety eyewear is a pre-requisite for numerous working environments from building and construction, right through to food manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. However, how many people really consider the lens colour during specification? Here Sangeeta Aeri has teamed up with eyewear specialist Pyramex to talk through the basics of lens colours and the importance of getting it right. Author: Sangeeta Aeri, Technical Manager, Supertouch
21st July 2017

Silicon photonics consortium receives £4.8m R&D boost

Silicon photonics consortium receives £4.8m R&D boost
Integrated technology and systems innovator for next-gen networks, Rockley Photonics, will, over the next five years, match government funding from the EPSRC, and form a ‘Prosperity Partnership’ with the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC). The money, totalling around £4.8m, will be used to support research into how silicon photonics technology can be used to improve data centre communication networks and support a new integrated photonics platform for broader mass market applications.
19th July 2017


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