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

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Eidec Resist Could Speed EUV By 10x

A highly sensitive resist which could speed up EUV production by 10x has been developed by Japan’s EUVL Infrastructure Development Centre (Eidec…

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Let's Hear It For The Hacks

A pat on the back for that much maligned life form the British journo. Without a relentless investigation by British hacks FIFA would never have been brought go book…

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Fable: The Engineers

168 years ago, a company was founded by two guys to build telegraphic equipment.

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The Heroes From Xero

It is an unfortunate truism that many start-ups fail because they don’t pay attention to the cash-flow.

Big organisations can reconcile their outflows and inflows daily, even hourly. Small companies couldn’t until a Kiwi software outfit called Xero came up with a package that connects your…

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450mm Focus Goes West

450mm is not actually dead, it’s just thst the focus has shifted from Europe to New York.

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Avago-Broadcom!

After Infineon-IR, NXP-Freescale, Intel-Altera, the wacky world of semis brings you Avago-Broadcom!!

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Sharp's Options Closing

Sharp’s options for survival are closing with Japan’s government lifeboat, the Innovation Network Corp of Japan (INCJ) which led rescues of Renesas and Japan Display Inc, reportedly unwilling to bail the company out…

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Prepare For Colour TV

COMPONENT MEN TOLD: PREPARE FOR COLOUR TV

 was the headline, 54 years ago, on a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 19th 1961…

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Nanowire Transistors Will Scale To 5nm, says Asenov.

Nanowire transistors are the most likely successor to finfets and will scale to 5nm, says Professor Asen Asenov, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Glasgow University and CEO of Gold Standard Simulations (GSS) which specialises in the predictive simulation of nano-CMOS devices including statistical variability and reliability…

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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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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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Industrial Semis Top $40bn

Industrial semiconductor revenues grew by 18% after 13% growth in 2013. in 2014, according to IHS. It was the highest annual growth since the 36% boom in 2010. The sector is now worth $40 billion a year…

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