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CSIR drives agenda to extract IP value for industrial development
23 June 2021
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) urged innovators and industry to maximise and explore the value of intellectual property (IP) to fast-track ideas to the market for the benefit ...

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CSIR programme stimulates graphene adoption
26 May 2021
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has established a graphene programme to help South Africa to develop its own capabilities, technologies and products based on graphene. The ...

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Extended ST offering from RS
23 June 2021, RS Components (SA)
The scope of the supply chain agreement between RS Components and STMicroelectronics has been significantly extended. This new phase in the relationship between the two companies will result in a substantial ...

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Avnet uses CalcuQuote API to improve customer experience
23 June 2021, Avnet Abacus, Avnet Silica
Avnet EMEA and CalcuQuote have engaged in connecting Avnet via API to Calcuquote’s procurement services platform for customers. CalcuQuote optimises electronic components quoting and sourcing by taking ...

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Worldwide IC market forecast to top $500 billion
23 June 2021
IC Insights will soon release its mid-year update to The McClean Report that includes its most current forecast for the global IC market from 2021 through 2025. In a very rare event, 32 of the 33 major ...

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Mouser recognises 2021 Best-in-Class Award winners
23 June 2021
Mouser Electronics congratulated the 2021 winners of its annual Mouser Best-in-Class Awards. The annual awards selection, now in its 26th year, recognises the outstanding individuals from Mouser’s manufacturer ...

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Structural battery breakthrough towards ’massless’ energy storage
26 May 2021
Chalmers University of Technology researchers have produced a structural battery that performs 10 times better than all previous versions. It contains carbon fibre that serves simultaneously as an electrode, ...

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BAMR celebrates 75th anniversary
26 May 2021, BAMR
BAMR is celebrating its 75th year of serving the local industry, having been founded on 22 May 1946 by Fred Duk, a former Major in the South African Air Force, upon his return from the Second World ...

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A tribute to Mark Schroeder
26 May 2021, S.J. Andrews Electronics
Written by Mark’s family, with pride as we remember our husband, our dad, our granddad – a man who was and will always be so loved.

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Company profile: RS Components SA
26 May 2021, RS Components (SA)
The history of RS Components is a long and storied one, having been founded in London in 1937 by J.H. Waring and P.M. Sebestyen under the name Radiospares. In those early days, the company was run out ...

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Electronics news digest
26 May 2021
Overseas       Business ams reported robust first quarter of 2021 group results with revenues of $1,55 billion and an adjusted operating (EBIT – earnings before interest and taxes) margin of 11%. This was ...

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Events
26 May 2021, Events
Tech Snacks 7-18 June 2021 Virtual A new learning concept from Arrow Electronics allowing visitors to choose from up to five Tech Snacks from across all the event’s headline topics. Each snack is a 15-minute ...

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From the editor’s desk: The continued relevance of Moore’s Law in the IoT age
26 May 2021, Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice
The end of Moore’s Law (which famously posits that the number of transistors in a dense IC doubles about every two years, assuming an optimal price/performance ratio) has repeatedly been predicted, yet ...

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Machine learning scholarships on offer at Wits University
23 June 2021
DeepMind, an Alphabet company (Alphabet is the holding company of Google) and a world leader in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) research and its applications in the real world, has donated scholarship ...

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Bosch opens advanced silicon wafer fab
26 May 2021
Bosch has opened one of the world’s most modern silicon wafer fabrication plants (fabs) in Dresden, Germany. Production will start as early as July – six months earlier than planned. From that time on, ...

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CSIR and Deloitte share technical expertise for 4IR
26 May 2021
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), represented by its chief executive officer (CEO), Dr Thulani Dlamini and Deloitte, represented by its Africa CEO, Lwazi Bam, signed a memorandum ...

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Personality profile: Tau Ndhleleni
23 June 2021, Editor's Choice
Being competitive in the industry is something that every company will need to focus on. This can be done in a variety of ways, with one trend pointing toward the supply chain as more businesses aim to avoid constant price reduction.

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Actum Group resilient despite pandemic challenges
23 June 2021, Actum Group
The Actum Group is a specialised importer and distributor of industrial and electronic products in South and southern Africa. Its world touches everything from agriculture and telecoms, to pharmaceutical ...

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Registration open for Microchip online courses
23 June 2021, Altron Arrow
Microchip Technology has opened registration for online courses that educate engineers about diverse embedded design topics ranging from C programming to cryptography and help them to use its products ...

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The dangers of gut-feel engineering
23 June 2021, Spectrum Concepts, Editor's Choice
The human brain is very good at understanding the world around us. An everyday example can be found when driving a car. An experienced driver will be able to judge how large their car is and how close ...

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