mannerisms

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

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The IP Dilemma

China’s dilemma over IP as it industrialises was explained nearly a decade ago to Doug Dunn, CEO of Plessey Semiconductors, Philips Semiconductors and ASML…

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Problematic Processes

NAND process geometries have become as problematic as logic process geometries with the advantages of further scaling – especially as 3D NAND approaches – being questioned…

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IR Bought After 67 Years Of Independence

Infineon is to buy the world’s oldest independent semiconductor company, International Rectifier, for $3 billion. The deal is 50% above IR’s market cap yesterday…

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Poor Old Bankers

70% of tech M&A deals worth over $100 million this year have been done without the use of an investment bank, points out Dealogic…

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The Player

One of the world’s great players is Masayoshi Son, founder and CEO of SoftBank, who bought 80% of Sprint for $20 billion, bought Vodafone Japan for $15 billion and owns a stake in Alibaba worth $56 billion…

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Britain’s Space Programme On Schedule

Britain’s space research programme is going ahead on schedule. In two months’ time the integration of the British experiments with the American Scout rocket components will take place.

So, 53 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 26th 1961…

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Mythical Empires

There’s no idea like an old idea. 26 years ago Echelon set up to connect things in the home. It had demos showing the lights being switched on, curtains opened and drawn, gates and garage doors opened and shut – all remotely…

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