David Manners, components editor
What caught my eye this week were signs that the semiconductor recovery may be underway.
Steve Bush, technology editor
An international team of academics made a scientific discovery when they decided to uncover why a new solid oxide fuel cell electrolyte worked so well. It transpires that, in certain complicated crystal lattices, atomic clusters play ‘pass the parcel’ with oxygen ions like “a long line of people relaying buckets of water from one person to the next”.
Alun Williams, web editor
More and more comms from space. Viasat, the satcom company, and Skylo Technologies, a non-terrestrial network (NTN) service provider, have announced the launch of a global direct-to-device (D2D) network, due “early 2024”.
“Britain has become only the third country ever to reach a $1 trillion tech sector, alongside the US and China, and I plan for us to become a true science and technology superpower by the end of the decade,” said the UK’s Science and Technology Secretary, Michelle Donelan, in response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
GITAI, the leading Japanse space company, has transitioned its headquarters and parent company from Japan to the USA (Torrance, California). Sho Nakanose, GITAI founder and CEO, along with Chief Technology Officer Toyotaka Kozuki, have both become lawful permanent residents of the United States.
Unio, the Munich-based NewSpace company, has successfully tested its bridge product, enabling connected vehicles to seamlessly switch between 5G and satellite connectivity.
Teragence, the London-based provider of mobile network mapping has announced its Signal Checker product now includes NB-IoT and LTE-M coverage data, enabling IoT service providers and operators to assess signal strength and coverage at a specific location.