mannerisms

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

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Awa' A'noo

So Thursday’s the day. If the Scots go will the Welsh and Northern Irish go? And then the North of England and the Cornish…

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Memory Marches On

Moore’s Law may falter but SanDisk’s half terabyte SD card shows that ingenuity pushes progress on.

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The Standard Programmable Part

“It was 1972 when I graduated and artificial and intelligence and robotics had always been a fascination”, says Professor David May FRS, Professor of  Computer Science at Bristol University and co-inventor of the Transputer, “robotics is a parallel world. Robots do multiple tasks simultaneously. So my world was a…

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Tech Industry Creates Useful Product

In a week when the world’s most valuable company unveils a phone which was much the same as its last phone plus a problematic electronic watch, it’s reassuring to see that the industry can produce useful products…

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Smart Meter Bollox

Smart meters are bollox, according to MPs. They will only knock 2% off consumers’ bills saving, on average, £26 per household per year…

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The Will-O'-The-Wisp

450mm is the IC industry’s will-o’-the-wisp. But if it can’t be bagged up there’s no route to die cost reduction…

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VCs Lag; M&A soars

While semiconductor start-ups are languishing, there’s plenty of money around for semiconductor M&A…

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Two Good Years For Semis

The semiconductor market will grow almost 11% this year said Future Horizons’ CEO Malcolm Penn at IFS2014 in London today…

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The 26 Year-Old Smartwatch

The smart watch thing seems all the rage now but 26 years ago Plessey Semiconductors made a chip for AT&E to put into a communicating wristwatch…

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Son's Robot

Robots have been a Japanese thing for a very long time.  Fuji, Japan’s best-known  robot maker, was founded 70 years ago. Japanese researchers first broached the idea of The Robo World Cup back in 1996…

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Banker Bollox

If you want a laugh – of the hollow variety – tune into the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg later today…

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High Margins And Low Prices

Commodity businesses are unattractive is the received wisdom of the semiconductor industry, but Michel Mayer, who is said to have made $50 million by selling out Freescale to Blackstone private equity, had a contrarian view on commodity  markets…

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