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

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The WolfPigeon, the SharkFalcon and the CrocoDeagle

With Google’s balloons and Facebook’s drones the world has got used to wacky ideas for bringing the Internet to the as-yet-unconnected parts of the world (like California according to Steve Wozniak…

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The 6ZB Storage Crunch

Who’s worried about storage? We’ve come to think of storage as virtually free and almost unlimited, but Seagate vp Mark Whitby tells TechRadar that the world will be creating more data than it can store by 2020 unless it develops better storage technology…

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The LED With A 40 Year Lifetime

An LED which lasts for 40 years will be marketed next year under the name Ariel – the name of Prospero’s spirit in The Tempest…

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Cyber Wars

North Korea’s nine hour Internet outage on Monday could have been caused by many things of which the three most likely are…

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Waveguide Trunking Is The Future

CONFIDENCE IN WAVEGUIDE TRUNKING

250,000 channels over one line is PO hope

was, 54 years ago, the front page headline of Electronics Weekly’s edition of Sept 28 1960…

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Wozzie

Woz has become an Ozzie. Apple employee No.1 has taken Australian citizenship partly for the curious reason that he can’t get a broadband connection in California…

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Another Good Year To Come For Chips.

A positive for the semiconductor industry this year is that it is the industry with the least correlation with the oil price,  says Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bank in its 2015 Semiconductor Playbook…

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Cheap Placcy Chip

Imec has produced a cheap plastic RFID transponder IC which could run for 20 years on an AAA battery…

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The Technologist Whose Market Grew Too Fast

Hal Philipp, founder and CEO of  charge transfer capacitive sensing specialist Quantum Research, sold his business to Atmel for $88 million.

 

“I’m more of a technologist”, said Philipp in 2008, the year he sold QR to Atmel,, “I like the technology side. The business side has become almost…

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Fable: The Fateful Blow

Half a century ago, the UK government was spending a third of what the US government was spending on semiconductor R&D…

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The 8Tb Memory Chip

Crossbar, the RRAM specialist, says it has solved a major obstacle to RRAM’s commercialisation – what Crossbar calls ‘sneak path current’ (aka leakage…

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Bio Systems Show The Route To Self-Organising Instrumentation

The control mechanisms inherent in biological systems can act as a guide in the development of self-organising instrumentation systems, Professor Arthur Porter, Dean of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, said in London last week.

So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of September…

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Idiots

The surprising thing about BT’s negotiations to buy a mobile carrier are the prices being bandied about…

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So Who's Ahead On 14nm?

“If Intel’s 14nm process is so superior, how come Intel execs didn’t convince Apple to dump frenemy Samsung?” asks Jean-Louis Gassee in his Monday Note this morning…

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