mannerisms

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

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Happy Birthday

On this day 50 years ago, April 19th 1965, Electronics magazine published Moore’s Law.

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TSMC And The 9 Dwarves

Foundry industry revenues grew 16.1% in 2014, says Gartner, to reach $46.9 billion. It is the third successive year of 16% + growth in the foundry business…

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Un-American

America has shown what people can accomplish when freed from the encumbrances of hereditary aristocracy and religion…

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The Importance Of ICs To The USA.

In a letter to poiticians advocating the passage of the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, the SIA states the importance of the semiconductor industry to America…

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Fable: Sloppy Software

Software efficiency halves every 18 months, is the opinion of a distinguished computer scientist.

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A New World

Welcome to a new world – the world of negative inflation. For the first time since records began UK inflation went negative in March…

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Intel Slashes Capex

Intel has cut its 2015 capex forecast from $10 billion plus or minus $500 million to $8.7 billion plus or minus $500 million…

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Qualcomm Snubs IEEE

Qualcomm will not comply with IEEE recommendations that FRAND royalty percentages should be based on the value of the technology contributed rather than on the value of the product into which the technology is incorporated…

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Radar Courses In Cowes

A visit to the Isle of Wight generally spells holiday time and, if the place is Cowes, yachting. But there’s at least one spot in Cowes where the accent is on work and study – the newly-established Decca Radar School.

So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics…

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Strong TSMC Push Towards 10nm

We are all becoming increasingly inured to claims about the timings of new processes, but TSMC is giving quite a lot of detail, some of it conflicting, about its move to 10nm…

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The Poisoned Chalice

When, 12 months ago, Paul Jacobs handed the Qualcomm CEO job to Steve Mollenkopf, was he handing him a poisoned chalice…

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The Spirit Of Mission W.

In 1981, Tsuyoshi Kawanishi became CEO of Toshiba’s Semiconductor Group and then began a period of successful expansion…

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New Process Flavours From TSMC

Three years back, TSMC was saying it would only have one flavour for its 20nm node and it was assumed by many that this would be the form for new TSMC nodes from then on…

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XP-effect Wears Off

The adrenaline effect of Microsoft’s withdrawal of support for XP are beginning to wear off.

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Fable: The Socialist Entrepreneur

There was once a socialist who founded a valve company. If a worker performed badly he was sent on two weeks paid holiday and expected to perform well on his return…

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