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

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Fable: The Man Who Did The World Some Good

There was once a Marquis who won the Nobel Prize.  Helped by his butler he built, at the age of 20, a device which could ring a bell by pushing a button on the other side of  a room without connecting wires…

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Tough Times For The EMEA Guys

Has the Arab Spring done anything for the electronics industry? According to a report from the Henry Jackson Society, absolutely not. If the acronym EMEA is in your job title, be warned…

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Asia Increases Share, says DECISION

Ten years ago, North America, Europe and Japan represented two-thirds of global electronic equipment production, says DECISION in a new report…

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Congratulations

The 419 Micron researchers who were to be laid off in Italy, Micron management, the Italian unions, STMicroelectronics, and the local and national governments in Italy should all be congratulated on coming to a satisfactory agreement over the proposed lay-offs…

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$342bn?

Mike Cowan reckons the semiconductor market will hit $342 billion this year, a rise of 11.9% on 2013, and that it will grow another 4.7% to $358 billion in 2015…

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Super-Cool At NEC

JAPANESE SUPER COOL CAPACITOR is the 54 year-old headline on a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of September 28th 1960…

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Roads and Toads

Pottering along Georgia’s back roads down to the Golden Isles reminds you of what an awesomely magnificent road system America has…

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GEO Launches Fish-Eye Camera ICs

GEO, the company whose ICs enable fish-eye cameras, is going into mass production in Q3 of two 40nm chips – eWarp W3 for auto cameras and head-up displays and projection and Raptor 2 which combines eWarp with a codec for cloud, IOT and helmet/wearable applications…

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Unspeakable

Execs are the modern Trappists. Almost anything they say can move their company’s share price so they don’t say anything. Not in public anyway…

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Nikon Tool To Start 450mm Pattening In June

With 450mm development stalled at ASML, Nikon is taking up the running with a 450mm immersion scheduled to be delivered to the Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in April 2015…

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The Guy Who Didn't Interview Well

The greatest circuit designer of all time had a tricky first interview for a job at Fairchild, recounts Bo Lojek in his magnificent History of Semiconductor Engineering…

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Arabian Dreams

Has the Arab Spring done anything for the electronics industry? According to a report from the Henry Jackson Society, absolutely not. If the acronym EMEA is in your job title, be warned…

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Lattice Dodges Gorillas

Lattice Semiconductor is motoring again pursuing a strategy which avoids confrontation with the two FPGA gorillas…

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Good Year Ahead For Sensors And Actuators

Acceleration/yaw and magnetic sensors are forecast to reach record sales after slumping in 2013, while pressure sensors barrel ahead, says a report on the market by IC Insights…

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