Most read articles – Edge computing, University of Nottingham, Sea Turtles

What topics are covered this week? There’s a contract to deliver variable-speed motor controllers, Chinese companies are on the US Department of Commerce’s “unverifiable” list, EnOcean buys the assets of Renesas Electronics’ advanced computing solutions business, l University of Nottingham sets up a business unit for the industrialization of electric motors and drive systems and an embargo on so-called ‘sea turtles’…

5. Iconsys wins contract to supply “approximately 30” motor controllers to MW-scale marine project
Iconsys, based in Telford, has a contract to supply variable speed motor controllers and other equipment to an unidentified company for an unidentified marine application. Described as “about 30 variable speed drives” by ABB, whose drive cabinets are being supplied, they are to be joined by transmissions, programmable logic controllers, subsea junction boxes, motors and gearboxes under sailors, ABB said. It includes the installation of six water-cooled ACS880 controllers totaling 1.2MW on a common DC link “as a drive system using an active front-end to ensure low harmonic distortion on a ship’s power supply”. .

4. Yangtze threatened with ban
Yangtze Memory is one of 31 Chinese companies on the US Department of Commerce’s “unverifiable” list, meaning it has 60 days to authorize a US investigation to determine whether it violated US trade regulations before proceeding. be added to the list of entities that prohibits US companies from supplying the company with their products. The Yangtze is believed to have sold NAND to Huawei which, under US embargo, cannot be sourced from chips made using US manufacturing equipment or EDAs. This decision follows the recent departure of the Yangtze CEO for “personal reasons”. Whether or not this had anything to do with the US inability to verify the Yangtze client list is unknown.


Raoul-Wijgergangs-CEO-EnOcean3. EnOcean Acquires Renesas’ Edge Computing Solutions Business
EnOcean, which provides energy harvesting sensors and cloud-based software for building management, has purchased the assets of Renesas Electronics’ advanced computing solutions business, including personnel, hardware products and software products. The integration of the state-of-the-art IT solution, according to EnOcean, will additionally provide access to data from the building’s existing infrastructure, such as heating, cooling and lighting systems.

2. University of Nottingham launches electric motor consultancy
The University of Nottingham has created a business unit for the industrialization of electric motors and drive systems, claiming it is the first UK institution to create an independent business unit for the industrialization of electric motors and drive systems. ‘coaching. Nottingham Drive Specialist Services (NDSS) will provide “bespoke development, manufacture and testing of electric motors and drives to support the industrialization of power electronic converters, electric machines and drives, from design to manufacture and to the tests,” according to the university.

1. The United States restricts sea turtles in the chip industry
The United States has extended its embargo on the supply of technology to China by limiting private involvement in the chip industry, reports the Nikkei. As of yesterday, US citizens and permanent residents of the United States can no longer support Chinese development and production of high-end ICs for certain applications. Many Chinese semiconductor entrepreneurs are Chinese Americans with US citizenship, while hundreds of Chinese chip industry executives and engineers have studied or worked in US industry. chips and hold US citizenship and have returned to work in the Chinese chip industry.

Amanda J. Marsh