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Obituary: Steven James Meyer
January 1957 - January 2022
24 November 2021, News

It is with deep sadness and shock that we announce the sudden death of SA Instrumentation & Control Editor, Steven Meyer. Steven joined Technews in October 2007 in the position of Deputy Editor. His ...
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From the editor's desk: Weather forecast – partly sunny, moderately windy, opportunities on horizon
24 November 2021, Editor's Choice, News

Be it wind or solar, new business is on the horizon for the South African manufacturing sector to support REI4P, and new opportunities are in the offing for companies including those in the electronics industry.
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LPWAN markets and applications
27 October 2021, Avnet Silica, EBV Electrolink, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

In South Africa, the large installed base of IoT devices using legacy telecommunication protocols is a hindrance to the advancement of LPWAN and the continued kerfuffle over radio frequency spectrum is hampering this market.
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From the editor's desk: China’s growing hunger for chips
27 October 2021, News

No, this column is not about the chips you eat, I’m talking about the chips we in the electronics industry know and love best – those of the semiconductor variety. In light of China’s escalating aggression ...
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From the Editor's desk: Hacking sure ain’t what it used to be
29 September 2021, News

There was a time when the idea of security exploits involving the Internet of Things (IoT) amounted to little more than amusement over someone having managed to hack into their home network through a ...
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A technical overview of three top LPWAN architectures
29 September 2021, Editor's Choice, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Hopefully one day soon, enough broad network rollouts will come online that it will become a simple case of choosing the one that fits your application, and your pocket, just right.
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The LPWAN state of play in SA
25 August 2021, RF Design, Altron Arrow, Otto Wireless Solutions, Editor's Choice, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

To help give our readers the low-down on what to be aware of and what to expect for the future, we consulted a few leading minds on the subject to get some of their insights and opinions.
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From the Editor's desk: Turning off the 2G taps
25 August 2021, News

Update: Following the publication of this article, specifically the part about Cell C, the company reached out to set the record straight on its strategy around the decommissioning of its RAN (radio area ...
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From the Editor's desk: Sustainability in an unsustainable world
28 July 2021, Editor's Choice, News

It is probably the case that almost every generation of humans has believed it faces ‘unprecedented’ challenges of one kind or another. Partly this can be put down to us having relatively short ‘cultural’ ...
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Electronics News Digest
28 July 2021, News

South Africa A multi-million rand programme to fund research and innovation initiatives in Africa was launched under the Horizon Europe programme during a virtual event held be the Department of Science ...
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Component shortages persist, but hope is in sight
28 July 2021, Microtronix Manufacturing, Editor's Choice

The worldwide semiconductor shortage will persist through 2021, but is expected to recover to normal levels by the second quarter of 2022.
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Electronics light the road ahead for the agriculture sector
23 June 2021, Editor's Choice, Opto-Electronics

Many horticultural installations are now moving away from traditional sources to LEDs, not only due to their high efficacy but because one can dynamically change the spectrum of the same luminaire without swapping the lamp source.
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