Professional inauguration of Saurabh Sinha

  The professional inauguration of Prof. Saurabh Sinha as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg took place on 8 April 2014 at the university campus. Prof. Sinha’s inaugural presentation was entitled “SiGe technology for wireless communications”, in which he discussed the domination of the global semiconductor industry […]

Acceleration of the power of devices drives the future of automation and control

  by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT The future of automation and control systems is driven by the continuing acceleration in terms of the pace of the change in technology. Michael Caliel, president and CEO of Invensys Operations Management delivered the keynote address at the opening of X-Change 2014 User Conference held at the […]

Technology Innovation Agency CEO dismissed

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT The board of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) dismissed the CEO Simphiwe Duma on 31 March 2014.  This was announced by the minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom. Simphiwe Duma was suspended last year pending a forensic investigation followed by a disciplinary hearing based on the […]

Invensys is now Schneider Electric

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT Schneider Electric’s global acquisition of Invensys sees two of the leading players in the industrial automation market join forces to create a broader, more innovative technology company with a strong position in integrated industrial automation, software and energy management. The South African announcement was made by  Schneider […]

Mobile termination rates all at sea!

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT ICASA did not follow the rules… but the South Gauteng High Court has allowed lower asymmetrical mobile termination rates to be implemented for six months. Lower rates are in the public interest, says the judge! On Monday 31 March 2014 the South Gauteng High Court ruled that […]

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