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

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The Song Of The IoT

With apologies to James Weldon Johnson for mangling his immortal ditty ‘Dem Bones’ here is The Song of the IoT…

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Carly

Carly went for it this weekend. See http://www.carlyfiorina.org

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SIA Reports 6% Q1 IC Growth

Q1 semi sales were up 6% on Q12014, reports the SIA, to reach $83.1 billion.<!–more–>

March sales were also up 6% y-o-y at $27.7 billion

“Despite macroeconomic challenges, first quarter global semiconductor sales are higher than they were last year, which was a…

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Onwards and Upwards at Infineon

Infineon’s calendar Q1 revenue was up by €355 million from €1,128 million to €1,483 million due to consolidation of International Rectifier, increased demand for Chip Card & Security products and positive currency development. IR sales contributed 200 million euros…

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No To Music While You Drink

Modern bar-tenders do not seem to have the lungs of their older counterparts, and the call of “Time gentlemen please”, is not reaching far enough.

So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of March 29th 1961…

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Goodbye Crolles

It looks as if the dream of keeping a European-controlled source of advanced microelectronics manufacturing has died…

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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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