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

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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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Happy World IP Day

Today is World IP Day. Which sounds like a good idea. The IP system is broken. The IP system has been abused to the extent where it is used more to prevent innovation than to promote it…

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Robot Bar-Keep For Boozer-Cruisers

The surprising thing is that it hasn’t been done before. A silicon Mixologist takes to the seas this week as the world’s first robotic bar-tending system debuts aboard the Royal Caribbean line’s cruise ship Anthem of the Seas…

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The Sign Of Things To Come

This has to be one of the most extraordinary job ads ever posted. Maybe it’s a sign that job ads are going to be more creative, more fun and more human…

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SEMI B-to-B 1:10

The SEMI book-to-bill hit 1:10 in March up from February’s 1:03 and January’s 1:04.

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Kill All Passwords

Passwords are a pain in the arse but they could become a pain in the gut if PayPal’s succeeds in its plan to make a swallowable device powered by stomach acid which logs you into sites…

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ARM Flourishes

ARM saw Q1 revenue 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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