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

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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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3G May Go Before 2G

3G may get ditched before 2G but both will last another five years, says Ovum.

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Applied M&A Failure Pressures NXP-Freescale

Those responsible for making the regulatory case for the NXP-Freescale merger will take warning from the failure of the Tokyo Electron – Applied Materials deal which has been called off following US DoJ objections on anti-trust grounds…

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British Army To Use Drones

Some of the ways in which the modern army is making use of electronics were described by the War Minister, Mr John Profumo, in the Commons last week.

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

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Sorry SOX

Last week was a bad one for the SOX – down 2% on the week last week with some semi stocks down much more…

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ST On The Rack

ST is imploding. On Friday Crolles was closed due to strike action and on Thursday this week there will be a strike across all ST sites, says the staff union CAD-ST…

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Bossy Boots

Woodside in Silicon Valley is where many techies aspire to live.

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Freescale Plods On

Freescale had Q1 sales of $1.17 billion, compared to $1.10 billion in Q4 2014 and $1.13 billion in the first quarter of 2014…

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US VC Funding Still Way Below Q4 2000

US VC investment was $15.72 billion in Q1 – the highest quarterly figure since the $19.7 billion of Q4 2000, reports Dow Jones VentureSource…

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Fable: The Destroyer

There was once a company with sales of £11 billion, profits of £1 billion and cash of £5 billion.

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