Posts tagged as CERN

Technology just keeps racing ahead

  Delivering  the keynote address at the National Instruments Technical symposia recently presented in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Stephen Plumb, NI  area sales manager EMA region one, highlighted the speed at which technology is racing ahead. Saying that the fourth industrial revolution is upon us, he referred to the application of NI’s continually evolving graphical […]

Tech transfer from Wits’ work at CERN

  Researchers from the Wits Experimental High Energy Particle Physics (EHEP) group showcased the benefits of the collaboration between science and industry when they displayed a South-African made prototype of a high-tech electronics board at the International Conference on Research Infrastructure (ICRI) that was held in Cape Town recently. The new 16-layer electronics board, designed […]

In conversation with Daniel Dock, Trax Interconnect: How technology ramp-up can save the PCB industry

  Trax Interconnect, which started off in a garage in Cape Town over 40 years ago, has developed into one of South Africa’s foremost printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers. Last year the company went through a management buy-out – with Daniel Dock, marketing manager for the past seven years, becoming the CEO.  With the current focus on […]

DST denies imminent SKA facility in the Cape

  The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism has published a “Request for Information/Expression of Interest: Cape Big Data Facility”.  The Department of Science and Technology (DST) considers this call and the accompanying detailed specifications suggesting that the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project will be hosted in the facility to be both misleading […]

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider – a medical accelerator with automation application

by Hans van de Groenendaal It may be difficult to believe that products like LabView, PXI and NI FlexRio hardware could become an important and integral part of a CERN-developed particle accelerator for the treatment of cancer. Scientists are challenging control engineers, to the ultimate benefit of the control industry.  (bold but not italics pse.. […]