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Tech profile: Anders+Kern UK Ltd

Anders-Kern-BiagioFounded in 1989, Anders+Kern UK Ltd is a leading distributor & integrator of audio visual solutions, with particular specialisms in digital signage, video walls, room booking, projection screens, writing surfaces and AV install services.

Ubisense on course to be Cambridge’s next £1bn company

Automotive assembly lineIt’s 10 years since Ubisense spun out of Cambridge University’s Computer Laboratory – such fertile territory for technology greats.

Cambridge Consultants the kings of spin-outs

Aveillant founders Craig Webster (left) and Dr Gordon OswaldCambridge Consultants arguably founded the Cambridge technology cluster in 1960 when Tim Eiloart, while studying at Trinity College, amassed £400 to start an enterprise to “put the brains of Cambridge University at the disposal of the problems of British industry.”

An App a day to keep the doctor away!

Professor Alan Barrell (left) and Dawson KingA young Cambridge company is set to fire another telling shot in the healthcare revolution that is gathering force in the UK.

RealVNC used by Google and Intel in US bonanza

RealVNC CEO, Dr Andy HarterThe RealVNC story is one of international success. The original developer of VNC remote access technology was recognised for its continued contribution to Innovation and International Trade when it received two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the only double winner this year.

Owlstone Nanotech targeted US from Day One

Owlstone co-founder, Billy BoyleOwlstone Nanotech was born to be a transatlantic business. With the original concept devised on the back of a beermat, it always looked a heady brew.

All App-ening for Magicsolver

Magicsolver’s Oliver Lamming (left) with coach Tony Wilson (centre) and Emmanuel Carraud of Magicsolver (right)Cambridge App developer, MagicSolver is on the path to rapid growth, thanks in part to the input of an independent coach via the Coaching for High Growth programme.

ARM flexes its global muscle

ARM-Warren-EastIt’s true what they say about Acorns! ARM Holdings is living proof – the mighty oak of a business that grew out of Acorn Computers just over 20 years ago. Business Weekly had been going for six months when the buzz went round the tech community that Acorn in Cambridge was cradling an extremely gifted brain child.

Cambridge Consultants the golden child of the tech cluster

Bypass-surgeryArguably the most significant contributor to the Cambridge Phenomenon and additionally the kudos Cambridge has gained globally has been the technology design hothouse, Cambridge Consultants, which launched in 1960.

Shades of Microsoft as Qualcomm creates hothouse

Qualcomm-john-ScottQualcomm reveals its new strategy for Cambridge exclusively to Tony Quested. 

Qualcomm, a world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies, is developing its Cambridge facility as a Research & Development flagship in a subtle but globally significant finesse of strategy.

Cambridge essential to Autonomy’s future

MikeLynchTo the many other talents of Autonomy Corporation CEO, Dr Mike Lynch, should be added his supreme capabilities as a myth buster. A string of failed Cambridge software companies from the '60s and '70s blamed their demise on the fact they stayed in Cambridge instead of heading for California.

Broadband pioneer forages fresh frontiers

Cambridge-BroadbandOur daily lives are awash with new technologies, each one faster, cheaper and better than the last. This is no truer than in the world of telecommunications where such technologies mean that the industry is almost unrecognisable to that of 50, 20 or even just 10 years ago.

Living longer with ill health

Neuro-TreherneOne of the largest global markets where medical need remains largely unmet is healthcare for an ever-ageing population. While oncology grabs a lion’s share of healines and cash, conditions and diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s have been the poor cousins for far too long.

Solarflare blossoms from seeds sown in Cambridge

SolarflareA Business Weekly exclusive with Cambridge UK and California-based Solarflare – the leading provider of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) server adapters and chips. It always looked a marriage made in heaven when Solarflare and Level 5 Networks – both early stage but cutting edge Ethernet pioneers – decided to join forces in April 2006.