mannerisms

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

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The Romance Of Robots

Robots have always been one of those elusive dreams. 40 years ago newspapers were publishing articles about how the microprocessor would deliver robot domestic servants…

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Sparkling ARM

ARM had a sparkling Q3 with profits of £101.2 million on revenues of £195.5 million. It’s the first time ARM’s made more than £100 million in a quarter…

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Lousy LAX

I was a bit surprised to learn how awful LAX is these days.

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Blue Streak, Blue Steel, Skybolt Proceeding As Planned

The Blue Streak project has progressed to the stage when recently two static firings of the complete rocket were successfully carried out at Spadeadam, said Mr Peter Thorneycroft, Aviation Minister.

So, 53 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of May 17th 1961…

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Being Obnoxious

You don’t have to be obnoxious to be a mega-successful techie, but it helps.

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Volume 16nm Production Next Year.

The 14/16nm volume production ramp is a next year event, says ASML CEO Peter Wennink. It had been generally thought that the new node would not be ramped in volume until 2016…

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One For The Birds

I would love to know how they calculate this figure. The Information Network says that the semi content of wearables will be worth $9 billion in 2019…

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When Watson Ignored The Wall Street Crash

On a October 24th 1929 – ‘Black Thursday – the New York Stock Exchange crashed and five days later it crashed again  with 16 million shares sold – a record which held till 1968…

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Fable: The Golden OS

35 years ago there was a company which employed a bunch of high-school students, which shipped 8086 boards with an OS which it wrote itself in four months…

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It's The Data Centre Stupid

A week in Silicon Valley teaches you one thing – they may talk IoT but they invest in the data centre…

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Cramming

Watch your phone bills. The Yanks have developed ‘Cramming’ – adding fictitious items to phone bills. What they do over there often comes over here…

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IoT Luddites

A KPMG survey of over 1,600 UK consumers finds that attitudes to IoT are mostly unfavourable.

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Paddy Prank

Today may see the death of the Double Irish – the tax wheeze which allows Google, Apple and Facebook to avoid paying taxes…

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New Telephone Cable Between New York And Bermuda

In a week’s time the newest cable repair ship afloat, CS Retriever owned by Cable and Wireless Ltd, is due to leave Southampton on her first assignment off the American coast.

So, 53 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of May 17th 1961…

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