Britain’s First Hydrogen-powered Train Set to be Tested on Mainline Railways
BCRRE, Birmingham University's Centre for Railway Research and Education, in partnership with Porterbrook, announced last week that the UK's very first hydrogen train will soon be tested on the railway following a successful proof of concept.
TSMC and Purdue University Partner on Secured Microelectronics Ecosystem
On Friday 14th June, Purdue University and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) announced their plans to establish a Center for Secured Microelectronics Ecosystem to ensure a secure supply of chips from foundry to system.
London Tech Week Inspires IoT and AI Development Discussions from International Industry Leaders
Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May launched the sixth annual London Tech Week earlier this month. Operated by Informa Tech, London Tech Week brings together some of the biggest tech names from around the world.
Intel Says that EUV is Ready but Problematic for Engineers
In a recent interview, Brett Turkot, director of EUV at Intel, went on record to say that their EUV lithography is ready for introduction, however, engineers will still face several challenges in using the system to make these leading chips at a high volume.
WWDC 2019 Roundup: Exciting New Tools for Developers and Engineers
On June 3rd, Tim Cook and company took to the stage during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The Apple WWDC typically showcases upcoming software updates, though Apple does occasionally unveil new hardware. This year was no different.
Arm is the Latest European Company to Suspend Dealings with Huawei Following U.S. Trade Ban
According to an internal memo that has been seen by the UK's BBC, Arm has reportedly become the latest company to halt relations with Huawei amid the U.S. government's move to impose trade sanctions last week.
British Company Mettis Aerospace Set to Become the World’s First Wi-Fi 6-enabled ‘Smart Factory’
Using Wi-Fi 6, an aerospace plant in the UK is set to become the world's first 'smart factory' when trials begin in Q3/4 2019. Following the deployment of this major technological leap forward in the IoT, the manufacturing industry could benefit heavily.
Notre Dame was a Tragic Example of the Importance of Foresight in Electrical Engineering
Last week's tragic fire at Notre Dame was a painful wake-up call. Electrical engineering doesn't just end when a system has been designed for its intended deployment; engineers should look ahead at the issues that may occur in time.
ARM-Based Macs and Marzipan: Future Linchpins of Apple’s Ecosystem
Following the success of the iPhone 4, Apple’s A-series processors have become staples of its hardware lineup. Every year since, these ARM-based chips have made gigantic leaps in terms of processing power and efficiency. Though improvements have diminished with later versions, fundamental changes to the A series’ architecture have brought more considerations to the table.
Boeing 737 MAX: The Electrical Flight System Identified as a Potential Culprit
Within five months of one another, two Boeing 737 MAX jets crashed, none of the passengers survived. Preliminary black box data has identified an electrical flight system as the possible culprit, but what exactly happened?