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u-blox acquires Thingstream
25 March 2020
u-blox has acquired IoT communication-as-a-service provider, Thingstream. Thingstream provides a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for global IoT connectivity using the industry standard MQTT protocol. ...

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Conical Technologies becomes official Ranatec distributor
25 March 2020, Conical Technologies
Ranatec has entered a reseller agreement with Conical Technologies. The supplier of electronics components will market and sell Ranatec’s portfolio of niche RF and microwave test and measurement equipment ...

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SA must turn tech talk into action to drive economic growth
25 March 2020
Despite the various economic and structural challenges that South Africa currently faces, there are many market opportunities and reasons to remain optimistic. An acceleration in cloud services adoption ...

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Beware coronavirus scams
25 March 2020
SABRIC, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre, would like to warn bank clients that cybercriminals are exploiting the spread of coronavirus for their own gain using ’coronamania‘ panic to ...

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Locally produced smart meters for managing water crisis
25 March 2020
Water scarcity has become one of South Africa’s national crises. The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, released the ‘Water and Sanitation Master Plan’ to tackle this issue in order to ...

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Infineon seals Cypress Semiconductor acquisition
25 March 2020, Infineon Technologies
Infineon Technologies has closed its acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. “The acquisition of Cypress is a landmark step in Infineon’s strategic development,” said Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss. ...

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ON Semi receives IoT sensor company award
25 March 2020
ON Semiconductor has once again been recognised by China's IoT Industry Application Alliance for its innovation and excellence in sensor technologies enabling the IoT. The IoT Star Awards – celebrating ...

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3D printing helps the fight against COVID-19
25 March 2020, RS Components (SA)
Over recent years we have seen 3D printing becoming more accessible than ever and now this technology which seemed reserved for high-tech conglomerates and spy movies is proving its worth in the fight ...

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From the editor's desk: Interesting people, politicians, and viruses
26 February 2020, Technews Publishing
In this edition, in the first of a new regular highlight in Dataweek, we go behind the scenes with Peet Smit, the founder and owner of Centurion Micro Electronics, a well-known specialist embedded and ...

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Electronics news digest
26 February 2020
Overseas    Business • Maxim Integrated Products reported net revenue of $551 million for its second quarter of fiscal 2020 ended 28 December 2019, a 3% increase from the $533 million revenue recorded ...

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Personality profile: Peet Smit
26 February 2020, Centurion Micro Electronics
I believe in integrity, honesty and hard work and finding a balance in life.

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CSIR partners with 3Sixty GSG to accelerate technology commercialisation
26 February 2020
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will work with 3Sixty Global Solutions Group (3Sixty GSG), a subsidiary of NUMSA Investment Company (NIC), and Tautomer to fast-track the commercialisation ...

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Electrocomp launches new website
26 February 2020, Electrocomp
Electrocomp is inviting visitors to explore its new website, which has been designed to offer a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality while allowing customers to see their ...

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Coronavirus affecting the electronics industry
26 February 2020
Embedded World is a popular electronics tradeshow which is scheduled to take place in Nuremberg. However, some companies have unfortunately pulled out of the show due to the coronavirus circulating the ...

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Yekani liquidation suspended pending hearing
26 February 2020
The outcome from latest court appearance is that the process to liquidate Yekani Manufacturing has been suspended pending hearing on the business rescue application. The next court date will be confirmed ...

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CSI’s impact on 4IR
26 February 2020
With enormous potential to better human lives, the dawn of the connected technological age has placed telecommunications companies at the foreground of advancement of society. The onus is on companies ...

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Robotics and coding essential for SA youth
26 February 2020, RS Components (SA)
To many, robotic and computer coding are reserved for techies, geeks and sci-fi movies. Nowadays these terms are fast becoming the norm in society and households alike. There is no denying the fact that ...

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SAAB Avionics approves Elmatica auditor for PCB subcontractors
1 February 2020, Elmatica
Expanding on its international relationship with SAAB Avionics, printed circuit board supplier Elmatica’s Jan Pedersen successfully completed the Part 21, Subpart G training, regarding auditing of printed ...

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Electronics news digest
29 January 2020
South Africa • More than 2400 people braved pouring rain in Gauteng to attend the 5th Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) at the CSIR International Convention Centre in December. The annual Department ...

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Appointment: ExecuKit
29 January 2020, ExecuKit
ExecuKit has appointed Marshant Benadie in a technical support role.    His duties will include developing business with clients within the electronics distribution and manufacturing industry; managing ...

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