Electronics & Related Articles
On 8th June 2021 an outline of what the USA is going to do regarding battery production to take account of the move to green energy and carbon reduction in coming years was published. The sums of money required for the capital investment are huge and the paper outlines why the USA is going to do this.
Cobalt has hit the headlines in recent years in relation to its role in batteries and reports of controversial mining, but how much do you really know about it? It's been with us for thousands of years but as the world becomes more electrified our interest in this chemical element has grown. Cobalt plays a key part in Lithium-Ion batteries which can be found in pretty much anything electrical we use from hearing aids to electric cars.
SMMT reveals sales of electric vehicles storming ahead whilst manufacturing capacity lags behind. According to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) today, new car registrations in the UK rose for the first time this year, increasing by 11.3 per cent year-on-year in July.
KP Technology is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation, the UK's most prestigious business accolade, for its pioneering development of an air photoemission system (APS) for materials analysis. This invention uses ultraviolet light to measure intrinsic energy levels of electronic materials.
KP Technology was awarded "Rural Business of the Year" at the Amazon Growing Business Awards Ceremony last night in London recognising our 'truly global business'. Professor Baikie, Founder and CEO of KP Technology, speaking from the Materials Research Society Conference in Boston USA, said "We are very proud to win this national award against stiff competition.
Recent news of electric cars and energy storage has made life a lot more exciting for AGM Batteries Ltd. Since acquiring the business in 2014 the management has significantly grown the business and this is set to accelerate on the back of 2 major automotive projects with more exciting Government and commercial projects in the pipeline.
International engineering firm Enterprise Engineering Services (EES), which has a base in Caithness, is one of the first fabrication companies to achieve the Welding Fabricator Certification Scheme accreditation, BS EN ISO 3834. This demonstrates EES' capabilities for high integrity welding.
An award-winning Caithness company which develops cutting edge scientific equipment used across the globe has received a significant new order from the US Government space agency. KP Technology Ltd, based in Wick, has received an order from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for its Kelvin Probe system.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) Chief Executive Alex Paterson has been visiting a Thurso factory where two battery manufacturing firms are powering ahead under new ownership. HIE has supported the smooth change-over for new investors at AGM Batteries and ABSL Power Solutions, which were previously owned by US-based multinational Enersys Inc.
Highlands & Islands businesses noted in Queens Awards. Highland and Islands Labour MSP David Stewart has congratulated the Highlands and Islands businesses who have been given the Queens Award designed to recognise outstanding business practice.