mannerisms

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

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ARM Flourishes

ARM saw Q1 revenues growth of 14% y-o-y reaching $348 million with processor royalty revenue growth of 31% y-o-y to reach $167.5 million and licensing revenue growth of 3% to reach $133.2 million…

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Ferranti Lab For Gem Mill

A 3,000 sq ft laboratory devoted to proving the design and serviceability of silicon semiconductor devices, has been established by Ferranti Ltd in their Gem Mill factory at Oldham, Lancashire.

So, 54 years ago starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of March 15th 1961…

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Incest

In the mad mad world of mobile phonery the latest twist is that Qualcomm, recently kicked out of Samsung’s flagship phone, will have its next apps processor fabbed  by Samsung…

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TSMC Eyes China

According to DigiTimes TSMC is evaluating the possibility of putting an advanced fab in China.

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Happy Birthday

On this day 50 years ago, April 19th 1965, Electronics magazine published Moore’s Law.

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TSMC And The 9 Dwarves

Foundry industry revenues grew 16.1% in 2014, says Gartner, to reach $46.9 billion. It is the third successive year of 16% + growth in the foundry business…

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Un-American

America has shown what people can accomplish when freed from the encumbrances of hereditary aristocracy and religion…

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The Importance Of ICs To The USA.

In a letter to poiticians advocating the passage of the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, the SIA states the importance of the semiconductor industry to America…

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Fable: Sloppy Software

Software efficiency halves every 18 months, is the opinion of a distinguished computer scientist.

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A New World

Welcome to a new world – the world of negative inflation. For the first time since records began UK inflation went negative in March…

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Intel Slashes Capex

Intel has cut its 2015 capex forecast from $10 billion plus or minus $500 million to $8.7 billion plus or minus $500 million…

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Qualcomm Snubs IEEE

Qualcomm will not comply with IEEE recommendations that FRAND royalty percentages should be based on the value of the technology contributed rather than on the value of the product into which the technology is incorporated…

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Radar Courses In Cowes

A visit to the Isle of Wight generally spells holiday time and, if the place is Cowes, yachting. But there’s at least one spot in Cowes where the accent is on work and study – the newly-established Decca Radar School.

So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics…

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Strong TSMC Push Towards 10nm

We are all becoming increasingly inured to claims about the timings of new processes, but TSMC is giving quite a lot of detail, some of it conflicting, about its move to 10nm…

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The Poisoned Chalice

When, 12 months ago, Paul Jacobs handed the Qualcomm CEO job to Steve Mollenkopf, was he handing him a poisoned chalice…

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