Monthly Archive: ‘October, 2011’
Gone are the days when chip makers just made chips. Today’s increasingly sophisticated consumer electronics products, like flat panel internet-connected 3D TVs and location-aware digital cameras, are now integrally linked to the exponentially growing digital entertainment ecosystem.
It is now three months and 29 days (73 working days) before I turn the pedals for the first time on the around the world cycle challenge and race. That’s not long away but the closer it gets the more I seem to need to do.
Last month saw the dynamo generated power supply sorted and fitted. I’m pleased to say that it works. Phil Smith at my sponsor CSR will now reduce the unit down in size before it will be permanently attached to the cycle frame. This will be used to power the Samsung Galaxy smart phone and Panasonic Lumix digital camera given to me by CSR as well as the GPS mapping and HD video camera.
The UK Bribery Act 2010 came into law on 1st July 2011. It widened the definition of bribery and extended the scope of bribery legislation.
It affects all CSR operations around the world, for its employees at every level and for other businesses that supply CSR with goods and services.
CSR’s response to the new Act has been considered and comprehensive , including new and revised policies, face to face workshops delivered in ten countries and mandatory elearning tailored to meet CSR’s specific needs.
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Many of you have stopped over at the CSR Dallas office or through the DFW airport at some time on flights through the U.S., but have any of you wondered what is going on behind the scenes when severe weather strikes and your plane is grounded? Most often it is simply for lightning or downburst winds, but since Dallas is in what is known as “Tornado Alley”, we frequently see conditions ripe for tornadoes and very large hail, some the size of softballs. Many of you may have heard of the huge tornado outbreaks in the United States this April and May, causing 546 fatalities. Without the warning systems in place, the number would have likely been much higher.
CSR participated in this year’s ION (Institute of Navigation) Annual Meeting of the Satellite Division which was held in Portland, Oregon from 20th – 23rd September 2011. We had a booth on the show floor, participated on two panels and had a group of engineers attending technical papers. This was the 15th year we have participated in this conference and it is the main technical gathering for professionals in the GNSS business.
Attending the conference from CSR were Blake Bullock, Mangesh Chansarkar, Mahesh Chowdhary, Steve Feeko, Tao Jin, Kannan Muthuraman, Mickey Nasiri, Phani Sagiraju, and Greg Turetzky. Continue reading “CSR at ION” »