How Far Can Robotics Go?

Robots have been a fascinating — and, at times, terrifying — part of pop culture for decades. But these depictions are often an exaggerated, humanoid version of the robots we see used across numerous industries every day. In reality, robotics involves programming machines to carry out a series of actions. Most of the time, these [...]

2020-09-16T13:36:06+00:00August 15th, 2020|Technology|

Staying Connected: The Modern World of Communication Technology

Today’s younger generation has always been able to contact other people instantly, at the touch of a button — as birthday cards, handwritten letters and even a simple telephone call have been overshadowed by ground-breaking technologies such as instant messaging and video calling. Online platforms have progressed to allow this kind of communication to take [...]

2020-09-16T13:49:46+00:00May 8th, 2020|Industry news, Technology|

Electronics: Enhancing Our Everyday Experiences

Remember the good old days of jukeboxes, typewriters and getting lost on long car journeys while trying to read a fold-out map? Fifty years ago, these items were a staple in day-to-day life. However, since then, technology has progressed immensely. Tiny portable music libraries, ultra-slim laptops, in-built satnavs and virtual gaming goggles are just some [...]

2020-09-16T13:50:25+00:00April 30th, 2020|Technology|

Electronics and the Internet of Medical Things

While the Internet of Things (IoT) has been around for over 20 years, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is still a relatively new concept. The IoT is the notion of connecting electronic devices via a network, whereas the IoMT refers specifically to any medical equipment connected to an IT system, usually via Wi-Fi. These [...]

2020-09-16T13:52:27+00:00April 30th, 2020|Industry news, Technology, Trends|

Saving Lives with Electronics in MedTech

The modern medical landscape would not be where it is today without the rapid progression and innovation of medical technology (or ‘MedTech’). We discussed the use of electronics in soft, flexible technology back in October. This piece outlined how electronics are being more widely incorporated into wearable and implantable MedTech. However, electronics are also used [...]

2020-09-16T13:53:50+00:00April 17th, 2020|Manufacturing Services, Technology, Trends|

The Six Nations: What Part Do Electronics Play?

The Six Nations Championship is one of the oldest surviving rugby traditions — and among the best-attended sporting events in the world. Long gone are the days of old, wooden scoreboards or watching the game on a fuzzy, low-quality TV. See those gigantic screens at the stadium? The ones at the pub? Even the ones [...]

2020-09-16T13:55:10+00:00March 5th, 2020|Industry news, Technology, Trends|

How Electronics Manufacturing Changed Christmas

There once was a time when Christmas was hardly celebrated. In fact, it wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that it became an annual tradition celebrated around the world. But have you ever wondered who invented Christmas lights? Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, created the very first strand of electric lights. [...]

2020-03-02T11:45:53+00:00December 19th, 2019|Manufacturing Services, Technology|

How will IoT advance in 2020?

No longer limited to just computers, tablets and smartphones, the Internet of Things (IoT) has steadily been gaining traction across various industries. Amongst other sectors, remotely controlled applications are helping to automate solutions and solve numerous problems for health, energy, automotive and retail. In 2009, there were less than a billion IoT devices. Ten years [...]

2020-03-02T11:47:14+00:00December 9th, 2019|Technology, Trends|

AR: What Does It Mean for Electronics?

Unlike virtual reality which immerses users in an imagined environment, augmented reality (AR) brings elements of digital into the real world — thus enhancing the things we see, hear and feel. Although not as exciting as virtual reality, AR is growing rapidly in popularity as much of the technology proves to be genuinelyuseful in our [...]

2020-01-27T09:00:06+00:00September 16th, 2019|Technology, Trends|

Break Point: Technology in Sport

It’s that time of year again when Henman Hill is filled with swathes of fans, Pimm’s, strawberries and cream: Wimbledon is upon us once more! Now streamed in more corners of the world than ever before thanks to advancements in technology, the annual tennis competition has opened up discussions about how technology has and is [...]

2019-07-19T13:50:19+00:00July 19th, 2019|Manufacturing Services, Technology, Trends|