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Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

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EU Fund To Kick-Start Growth

The EU will set up a €21 billion fund to kick-start public-private investment projects, reports Bloomberg…

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Micron Strikes Return To Italy

The ugly spat in which Micron Technology planned to sack 419 ex-STMicroelectronics Italian research staff who were transferred to  Micron with the Numonyx sale, has resurfaced with strike action planned at three Micron sites…

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The Importance Of Circuit Designers

Rich Beyer, CEO at Elantec, Intersil and Freescale and now on the boards of Micron and Dialog, knows the importance of circuit designers…

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1099

I may be way off the pace but I’ve only just come across this phrase the ’1099 economy’ which refers to the growing amount of low-ish paid people who work as independent contractors in jobs which have traditionally been full-time employment jobs with legally protected benefits like…

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Is It Stupid To Accept Upgrades Of Mobile OSes?

The latest ‘upgrade’ to screw up mobile devices is Android 5.0 which goes by the endearing monicker of ‘Lollipop’ but makes tablets run slower, crash, and delete Adobe Air-created apps…

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Fable: The Soul-Catcher

Eighteen years ago a highly respected research lab revealed that it was working on  a chip which it called the ‘Soul-Catcher…

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RIP Glassholes

Product death is not a pretty sight but I hope the reports of the death of Google Glass are not exaggerated…

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Imec To Make Plastic NFC ICs

Imec To Make Plastic NFC ICs

Chips in bank notes have come a bit nearer as a result of  research by Imec subsidiary Holst Centre with the Dutch research institute TNO, and games manufacturer Cartamundi. They are co-developing ultra-thin flexible NFC tags.using  metal-oxide (IGZO) thin-film transistor (TFT) technology on plastic film…

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The Class Act

What do you think about a $10 billion company when you see a co-founder behind the reception desk on an exhibition stand meeting and greeting the punters…

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Intel's Fudge

Intel is up to its old trick – if you you can’t make it, fudge it.

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Damned Drones

Drones need legislation, the House of Lords Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment Committee was told by Chief Inspector Nick Aldworth of the Metropolitan Police yesterday…

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Moore Foundation Backs Data-Driven Discovery

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has set up, a $60 million programme for Data-Driven Discovery research which seeks to find ways to make sense of the vast amounts of data which are being routinely collected…

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Phone installations up by 50%

The number of telephone calls made last year went up by 143m to a new total of 4,189m, the greatest increase in traffic being in the long distance services. During the year the number of phones in service went up by over 50% to 7,856,000.

So, 54…

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Do Bribes Work?

Noises are that Intel will stop paying customers  to use its mobile chips next year.

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Save Us From The Foggy Foggy Goo

A hilarious announcement from Tokyo says Toshiba and Cisco will collaborate on the ‘Internet of Everything’ using Cisco’s ‘Fog Computing Network…

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