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

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Are Entrepreneurs Nuts?

Research by the clinical professor of psychology at UC-San Francisco’s medical school Michael Freeman and psychology professor T California-Berkeley Sheri Johnson suggests that a substantial proportion of entrepreneurs have mental health problems, reports the Washington Post…

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Bollox

This arrives from the GSA http://www.gsaglobal.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/1.-GSA-McK_Report-IoT_Text_Executive-Summary.pdf – it’s a study of the potential of IoT…

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Top Ten For Mobile Patents

Thanks to Chetan Sharma Consulting for this – the top ten companies for mobile patents granted last year…

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The Song Of The IoT

With apologies to James Weldon Johnson for mangling his immortal ditty ‘Dem Bones’ here is The Song of the IoT…

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Carly

Carly went for it this weekend. See http://www.carlyfiorina.org

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SIA Reports 6% Q1 IC Growth

Q1 semi sales were up 6% on Q12014, reports the SIA, to reach $83.1 billion.<!–more–>

March sales were also up 6% y-o-y at $27.7 billion

“Despite macroeconomic challenges, first quarter global semiconductor sales are higher than they were last year, which was a…

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Onwards and Upwards at Infineon

Infineon’s calendar Q1 revenue was up by €355 million from €1,128 million to €1,483 million due to consolidation of International Rectifier, increased demand for Chip Card & Security products and positive currency development. IR sales contributed 200 million euros…

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No To Music While You Drink

Modern bar-tenders do not seem to have the lungs of their older counterparts, and the call of “Time gentlemen please”, is not reaching far enough.

So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of March 29th 1961…

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Goodbye Crolles

It looks as if the dream of keeping a European-controlled source of advanced microelectronics manufacturing has died…

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Tough For Tablets

Q2 tablet shipments st 49.3 million units will be 10% down on Q2 2014, says DigiTimes Research.

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Floreat Imec

Imec may not be the world’s best microelectronic R&D centre but it’s in the top one, to misquote the late, great Brian Clough…

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ST Q1 Revenue Down 6.6%

STMicroelectronics had Q1 revenue of $1.7 billion down 6.6% on Q1 2014 for a loss of $22 million about the same as the $24 million loss of Q1 2014. Gross margin was 33.2…

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China's Young

In America, the avaricious young, aka the ‘brightest and the best’, are said to be spurning Wall Street in favour of richer pickings in Silicon Valley…

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Anti-Googlers

It takes a brave person or business to go up against Google – no one can be quite sure of how, or when, or in what form retaliation may occur…

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