Technology

SciSys sees further recovery after positive end to first half

July 24, 2014
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SciSys sees further recovery after positive end to first half

Chippenham-based specialist software and IT group SciSys today pointed to further growth as it continues to recover from tough conditions last year in its core markets. In a trading update for the six months to June 30 – and prior to it entering its close period – directors said the first half of 2014...

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Plessey looks to shine in tech lighting market with new European distribution deal

July 17, 2014
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Plessey looks to shine in tech lighting market with new European distribution deal

Hi-tech innovator Plessey has signed a distribution agreement to grow sales of its world-beating lighting technology in Central and Eastern Europe, Italy and Denmark. The semiconductor firm, which was the cornerstone of Swindon’s electronics and microchip industry and still has an office in the town, is developing lighting products using gallium-nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology. These...

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Hi-tech boost for Swindon’s UTC as Dialog Semiconductor pledges £80,000

July 17, 2014
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Hi-tech boost for Swindon’s UTC as Dialog Semiconductor pledges £80,000

Integrated circuit pioneer Dialog Semiconductor has donated £80,000 to UTC Swindon as the college gears up to welcome its first students in September. Dialog, which has an engineering support office on Swindon’s Delta office park, is splitting its donation equally between investment in specialist equipment for the UTC and funding to support its first...

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Top tech lawyer chosen to fire up would-be female engineers at Dragons’ Den-style event

July 10, 2014
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Top tech lawyer chosen to fire up would-be female engineers at Dragons’ Den-style event

Swindon law firm Withy King’s intellectual property and technology expert Jessica Bent has been selected to join the judging panel of a new Dragons’ Den-style competition aimed at aspiring female engineers in the South West. Jessica, pictured, a partner with the firm, will help judge the entries to the Women with Bright Ideas competition,...

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From new roads to skills and science: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

July 7, 2014
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From new roads to skills and science: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

The Government has announced funding of £12.8m for Swindon and Wiltshire under its Local Growth Deal. This money is for projects which start in 2015/16 and 2016/17. It also announced £116.3m of possible future funding. Key projects to benefit from the first round of funding include: Swindon’s Eastern Villages infrastructure. A package of road...

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£12.8m boost for Swindon and Wiltshire economy to create jobs and build roads and homes

July 7, 2014
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£12.8m boost for Swindon and Wiltshire economy to create jobs and build roads and homes

Swindon and Wiltshire are to receive Government funding worth £12.8m to create jobs, generate economic growth and accelerate much-needed housebuilding over the next two years. A further £116.3m could be invested in the area beyond 2017 under the Local Growth Deal including £23m for a new road tunnel under the M4 linking the Wichelstowe...

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Intel opens innovation centre to put Swindon at leading edge of revolutionary Internet of Things

July 3, 2014
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Intel opens innovation centre to put Swindon at leading edge of revolutionary Internet of Things

Swindon is to become a UK-leading hub for pioneering development work on the Internet of Things – often called the next industrial revolution – after microchip giant Intel opened an innovation centre at its base in the town. The innovation centre is the US group’s fourth in Europe – and first in the UK...

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Moving to the cloud proves just the job to prepare Swindon recruitment firm for national expansion

July 3, 2014
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Moving to the cloud proves just the job to prepare Swindon recruitment firm for national expansion

Swindon-based Field Recruitment is set to expand nationally thanks an upgrade of its IT system to improve services to job-seekers and extend its customer base. The firm, which this year celebrates 40 years in business, has completed migrating its IT to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud, which means all its staff can work anywhere, at...

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Intel chips in with leading-edge tech donation to Swindon’s UTC

June 26, 2014
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Intel chips in with leading-edge tech donation to Swindon’s UTC

UTC Swindon, the university technical college opening this September, has received microcontroller boards worth £4,500 from Intel, the US tech giant with a major base in the town. The 90 Galileo boards will be used by students to learn about advanced computing technology and microchip design – a key sector for the future of...

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UK’s first Export Fair will showcase overseas trading opportunities for Swindon businesses

June 26, 2014
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UK’s first Export Fair will showcase overseas trading opportunities for Swindon businesses

Firms from Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to visit the UK’s first Export Fair, which is being staged in the South West tomorrow, as a first step to doing business abroad. Organised by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and Business West, the Export Fair supports the recent International Festival of Business, which put...

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