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    Physics

    Physics is the ideal background for a businessman, reckons David Potter, founder of Psion.

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    Fumus et Umbra

    Insofar as it’s impossible to tell what a 10nm process is any more or to give credence to any of the projections about future migrations to new nodes, it is difficult to know what significance to attach to Samsung’s announcement that it will have 10nm “in full production…

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    The Stonking Six

    Six top 20 companies had 20%+ growth in Q1 compared to Q1 2014, reports IC Insights. Mediatek entered the top 10 while ST dropped out. Sharp and UMC moved into the top 20 while Nvidia and AMD moved out…

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    SEMI b-to-b stays positive

    The SEMI book-to-bill was 1.04 in April compared to 1.10 in March and 1.03 in February.

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    Patent Fees

    UK Patent attorneys are warning that setting high fees for the new European Unitary Patent risks destabilising the patent system across the continent…

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    Fable: The Engineer Who Thrived In Austerity

    69 years ago, at a time when today’s austerity would seem like a life of unimaginable luxury, an engineer invented a finger ring which would hold a cigarette so that it could be smoked right down to the bitter end…

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