Automotive Newsletter

January 2010

Newsletter January 2010

New vacancy: Automotive Technical Specialist

We are looking for an automotive expert to advise our customers on PicoScope diagnostics. We don’t expect you to know everything about PicoScope, as we will give you full training on our diagnostic kit and accessories. We just require you to understand automotive technology and be able to communicate your knowledge and enthusiasm to a global audience. The position is based at our office in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK.

See our Careers Website for full details of the position.

New Case Study: ECM Failure

In our latest case study, the car suddenly developed a misfire and never recovered. It was driven to the customer’s own local garage, where they carried out the usual checks, and it was starting to look as if the ECM had failed.

For the full story Read “ECM Failure” by Nick Hibberd.

Training Courses

If you own, or are thinking of buying, a Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, you mustn’t miss our Engine Management Diagnostics course. This two-day course introduces the basic working principles of engine management systems, component testing and system diagnostics using oscilloscopes. The course is split between class-based theory sessions and practical demonstrations in a workshop using the Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, together with plenty of hands-on experience with our kit. The course runs several times a year around the UK, and we currently have the following dates available:

Cambridge Regional College, Cambridge, UK
17-18 February 2010

City of Bristol College, Bristol, UK
10-11 March 2010

Brooklands College, London, UK
13-14 April 2010

Motherwell College, Motherwell, UK
12-13 May 2010

Birmingham City College, Birmingham, UK
15-16 June 2010

Accrington & Rossendale College, Accrington, UK
6-7 July 2010

Please contact your local distributor for information on training events outside the UK.

Forthcoming Exhibitions and Events

12-14 March 2010
ATE - Automotive Training Expo, Seattle, WA, USA

18-21 March 2010
Auto Maintenance and Repair, China National Convention Center (CNCC), Beijing, China

30-31 March 2010 
Mechanex, Westpoint Arena, Exeter, UK

18-19 May 2010
Mechanex, Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster, UK

14-19 September 2010
Automechanika, Messe Frankfurt, Germany

21-22 September 2010
Mechanex, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, UK

16-17 November 2010
Mechanex, Sandown Park, Surrey, UK

Employment Opportunities

Due to our continuing growth, we have vacancies for the following positions:

  • Automotive Technical Specialist
  • Development Engineer - Analogue Hardware
  • Development Engineer - Hardware

We look forward to hearing from you if you want to be part of a growing company at the leading edge of test equipment design.


Please visit Pico Exhibitions for the latest list of exhibitions and trade shows that Pico and its representatives will be attending.

We're hiring!

Thanks to our continuing success and growth Pico are always seeking talented people to join our company.

Please visit to see our current vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you!

Software releases

Our latest software releases are available as free downloads. To check which release you are using, start the software and select Help > About.

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Contact details

Pico Technology, James House, Colmworth Business Park, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 8YP, England
Tel.: 01480 396395 (+44 1480 396395)
Fax: 01480 396296 (+44 1480 396296)

Pico Technology North America Inc.
320 N Glenwood Blvd.
TX 75702
United States
Tel:+1 800 591 2796 (Toll Free)

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