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Personality profile: Jean Mearns
29 July 2020, WH Circuit
“No one works for me, they only work with me, for without each other our team will fail to exceed the expectations of our customers.”

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Letter to the editor
29 July 2020
I take exception to the article ‘To fake or not to fake’ published in the June edition of Dataweek that is clearly based on the principle ‘guilty until proven innocent’. I am by no means an expert ...

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Q&A with Brandon Kuhn and Steve Stafford
29 July 2020
Q: What is the rationale behind the reorganisation? What impact will it have on Avnet’s customers in South Africa?    A (Kuhn): Since 2009, our shared front-end model in South Africa has differed from the ...

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Avnet EMEA names two new leaders to SA operation
29 July 2020
Avnet has named Steve Stafford and Brandon Kuhn as new leaders in South Africa following the completion of a reorganisation in the region.

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UCT chooses Tektronix instruments for training lab
29 July 2020, Comtest
Comtest, local partner to Tektronix, recently assisted the University of Cape Town (UCT) physics department in refurbishing its electrical training laboratory. All of the existing analog oscilloscopes ...

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New electromagnetic solutions range from Accutronics
29 July 2020, Accutronics
Accutronics has been appointed as the reseller for the Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) range of products from API Technologies. APITech offers a complete line of coaxial EMI solutions, ...

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Fighting COVID-19 using TV white space spectrum
29 July 2020
The CSIR has partnered with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) to enable local Internet service providers to deploy Television White Space (TVWS) networks, using the CSIR-developed Secondary Geo-Location ...

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Clearing the Static: ESD wrist straps
29 July 2020, Actum Electronics
The human body is the primary source of electrostatic charge generation. In order to control and reduce static charge build-up and prevent electrostatic discharges (ESD), we use grounding systems to ensure ...

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From the editor's desk: This too shall pass
29 July 2020, Technews Publishing
Things were tough enough for the South African electronics manufacturing industry before, but this year has thrown up unprecedented challenges that nobody could have foreseen and which are outside of ...

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Electronics news digest
29 July 2020
South Africa • As part of the national data-driven approach to countering COVID-19, the CSIR has developed a platform that monitors human mobility to better understand movement patterns across specific ...

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Microtronix promises the personal touch
29 July 2020, Microtronix Manufacturing
In times like this, surrounded by mostly bad news, we hoped the front cover of Dataweek this month would make you smile and you will appreciate some light hearted humour in these dark days of our struggling ...

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Cypress ships one billionth USB-C device
30 June 2020, Altron Arrow
Cypress, an Infineon Technologies company, announced that in less than five years, the company has achieved a landmark milestone by shipping its one billionth USB-C device. As the leading provider of ...

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From the editor’s desk: Are electromagnetic waves culpable in making us sick?
30 June 2020, Technews Publishing
When I started writing my column for this issue, I was determined to come up with a topic and a way to avoid mentioning the ‘C’ word. I came close – you will only find ‘COVID-19’ mentioned once or twice ...

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To fake or not to fake
30 June 2020
Prof. Johan Meyer explores the complex and controversial topic of the potential link between the global rollout of 5G networks and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Clearing the Static: Curb the spread of COVID-19 with stringent floor hygiene
30 June 2020, Actum Electronics
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), COVID-19 is primarily transmitted from person to person through respiratory droplets that emerge from the nose and mouth when an infected person speaks, ...

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Personality profile: Warren Mande
30 June 2020, Altron Arrow
“It is said that “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. Look to join companies whose culture fits your personal belief system.”

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Not the end, but a journey
30 June 2020, ExecuKit
ExecuKit’s Renita Fleischer and Elizna Classen offer local companies a route to help them navigate their way through what has become the ‘new normal.’

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Elmatica CEO to vice chair IPC cybersecurity task group
30 June 2020, Elmatica
Didrik Bech, CEO of printed circuit broker Elmatica, has been appointed to serve as vice chair for IPC’s new cybersecurity task group. The 2-12c Task Group leadership is a representation of IPC as an ...

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From the editor’s desk: Making and sending things to space
29 May 2020, Technews Publishing
In this issue, one of the topics we are featuring is the aerospace and military/defence sector. The feature includes an analysis of what it takes to successfully design and manufacture products in this ...

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Electronics news digest
29 May 2020, Technews Publishing
South Africa • Acting minister of communications and digital technologies, Jackson Mthembu, joined the world in observing World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). Proclaimed by the ...

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