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Part of Mouser's EMEA team in Europe, Mark joined Mouser Electronics in July 2014 having previously held senior marketing roles at RS Components. Prior to RS, Mark spent 8 years at Texas Instruments in Applications Support and Technical Sales roles and holds a first class Honours Degree in Electronic Engineering from Coventry University.


Impact at the Edge Mark Patrick
Advances in machine learning and processor technology make it possible to move artificial intelligence out of large data centers and much closer to its point of application, such as the network edge. We will explore the new use cases for enabling AI by this approach.

Closer to the Network Edge Mark Patrick
Machine-learning algorithms require large numbers of parallel operations. The models usually run in data centers at the core of the network. This has a direct impact on latency, security, and cost. Here, we explore why AI is moving to the network edge and the technology that’s making it possible.

A Call for More Semiconductor Companies to Participate in Start-Ups Mark Patrick
Hardware Pioneers founder Fabiano Bellisario explains, “From the feedback we have had tonight it is clear that the Hardware Pioneers concept is continuing to gain ever greater momentum. There is a thriving, vibrant electronic engineering community out there and organising these events gives everyone a unique opportunity to learn about what other people are doing, discuss their own ideas and hopefully find new inspiration. The next stage for us,” he continues, “is to encourage more of the larger semiconductor companies to get involved and engage with the various starts-ups we are showcasing at these gatherings.”

Bend It Like – A Football? Mark Patrick
Organic OLEDs offer many advantages over traditional LEDs, but some difficulties in manufacturing have stalled their wholesale adoption by manufacturers. Can OLEDs overcome these roadblocks to becoming a mainstream display technology?

Perpetual Motion Machines: How the Industrial IoT Can Drive Greater Efficiency in Manufacturing Mark Patrick
We may not have endless energy reserves, but greater energy efficiency can be reached by using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Creating Safer Roads for Autonomous Vehicles Mark Patrick
Self-driving cars are a significant and exciting technological development, but the roads they drive on are ripe for transformation as well.

Hacking Driverless Cars Mark Patrick
Reducing the attack surface of autonomous driving hardware and software is an integral part of a safety development process and a particular challenge for developers.

Is Your Home Being Used as a Weapon? Mark Patrick
Late last year, the Internet was disrupted by a wave of attacks that knocked prominent sites offline, affecting hundreds of millions of people around the world. The victims included users of Amazon, PayPal, The New York Times, government websites, GitHub, Twitter, Netflix, Xbox Live, and more than 70 other major sites.

Making Hearables a Hit Mark Patrick
Hearables—computing devices that fit into your ears and primarily use an audio interface—received a boost with the launch of Apple’s AirPods wireless earbuds last year. However, AirPods are just a tentative first step for hearables, which are a potentially huge market that still seems up for grabs for whoever can developer a killer product.

Connecting the Human Body to the IoT Mark Patrick
Sometimes, it seems like the Internet of Things (IoT) concept is being shoehorned into markets which don’t need it—or at least, aren’t ready for it. But there are undeniable synergies between the IoT and healthcare applications, particularly medical devices that are wearable (or even implanted under the skin).

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