mannerisms

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

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Fable: The Fateful Blow

Half a century ago, the UK government was spending a third of what the US government was spending on semiconductor R&D…

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The 8Tb Memory Chip

Crossbar, the RRAM specialist, says it has solved a major obstacle to RRAM’s commercialisation – what Crossbar calls ‘sneak path current’ (aka leakage…

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Bio Systems Show The Route To Self-Organising Instrumentation

The control mechanisms inherent in biological systems can act as a guide in the development of self-organising instrumentation systems, Professor Arthur Porter, Dean of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, said in London last week.

So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of September…

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Idiots

The surprising thing about BT’s negotiations to buy a mobile carrier are the prices being bandied about…

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So Who's Ahead On 14nm?

“If Intel’s 14nm process is so superior, how come Intel execs didn’t convince Apple to dump frenemy Samsung?” asks Jean-Louis Gassee in his Monday Note this morning…

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Bend It Like Crocus

Crocus, the magnetically enhanced IC specialist, has prototyped a bendable display using flexible sensors and is looking for applications and customers for it…

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Putting Jobs Where People Are.

The investments made by STMicroelectronics in Catania, which have become news-worthy in the last six months with Micron Technology trying to displace researchers located there, were prompted 60 years ago by social conditions in Italy…

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A Magna Carta For The Web

The Internet is a massive breeding ground for porn, a facilitator of terrorism, an enabler of state surveillance. It is the strongest force ever seen for mass communication, the provider of access to the greatest repository of knowledge  ever assembled and the most powerful medium for sharing ideas ever invented…

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Wanted: Ideas

You’d think putting a silicon incubator in Silicon Valley is like taking coals to Newcastle, but TSMC and Synopsys think it’s worth doing…

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ST IC Detects Ebola Early

ST Microelectronics has responded in a timely fashion to the Ebola outbreak by priducing a lab-on-a-chip product that detects the virus at a very early stage…

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Cavemen

Uber, the taxi app backed by Google and Goldman Sachs, seems to be a libertarian anarchist phenomenon…

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Filter Can Block A Single Virus

A remarkable new filter which is claimed to be effective down to about 0.0001 micron has been developed by the Kent Floor Machine Co Ltd of Liverpool.

So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of September 21st 1960…

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Learn To Code

Every now and then I wonder whether I’d be a billionaire by now if I knew how to code. I certainly know a few people who’ve got pretty rich by knowing how to do it. I expect we all do…

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