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

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CGT Union Blasts ST

The French CGT union has weighed into ST management accusing it of using R&D grants to pay dividends and pursuing a break-up strategy rather than a growth strategy…

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ST's Agony

ST’s agony continues. 450 jobs are to be cut in the digital business. “La spirale infernale continue” says CAD-ST – the salaried workers collective organisation at ST…

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Questions Over ST's Digital Business

Ominously for the digital business at ST, the CEO made two statements at its Q3 results announcement, first thst ST would implement $100 million in annualised savings at its loss-making digital business, and second that it is “reviewing the implications to our process technology following the recent announcements by…

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One Tough Node

Broadwell is a big deal for Intel, principally because it is the first commercial chip to be made on its 14nm process…

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Blue Screen Of Death Hits iPhone 6

Oh Dear. Apple does seem to be accident prone. Now iPhone 6  users are reporting blue screens of death, random re-boots, multi-hundreds of apps appearing on their phones and assorted crashes…

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A Costly War

So we’re out of Afghanistan and it’s cost us £37 billion.

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Windows Server For ARM

Microsoft has developed software for ARM-based servers, reports Bloomberg. If true, it could have a big effect on the adoption of ARM-based SoCs in servers…

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Chang Adding To $500m TSMC Stake.

Morris Chang is continuing to buy shares in TSMC, the 80 year-old Chairman of the company told employees at their annual sports day, reports Focus Taiwan…

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China's Dilemma

Last year, China imported ICs worth $232 billion reports the New York Times, which seems an incredible number when the world market was only worth, says Gartner, $315 billion…

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DRAM Shortage Till 2016

The current DRAM undersupply will continue through 2015, moving back into an oversupply in 2016 as new wafer capacity is added, says Gartner…

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Good Old Q3

In his book ‘Chip Management’ the distinguished former CEO of Toshiba Semiconductor, Tsuyoshi Kawanishi quotes the remarks of a famous Japanese general Takeda Shingen…

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