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A Rose By Any Other Name . . . ..

UMC is developing an 18nm process reports DigiTimes. It is reported that UMC is doing this because its 14nm process, slated for risk production this year and volume production next year, is taking longer than expected to develop. However UMC is up against a regulatory hurdle in respect of its…

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Fumus et Umbra

Insofar as it’s impossible to tell what a 10nm process is any more or to give credence to any of the projections about future migrations to new nodes, it is difficult to know what significance to attach to Samsung’s announcement that it will have 10nm “in full production…

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Fluffy Techies

After getting inveigled into attending an event called ‘The Next Billion’ in an old church in the Marylebone Road, it occurs to me that the modern techie is a fluffy creature…

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Bollox

This arrives from the GSA http://www.gsaglobal.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/1.-GSA-McK_Report-IoT_Text_Executive-Summary.pdf – it’s a study of the potential of IoT…

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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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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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IoT Day

Excitement is mounting across the world as IoT Day approaches. Tomorrow is the great day.

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Wearables Bollox

Wearables has always seemed to me to be a bollox market but analysts IDC have done their best to give it substance…

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The Bollox Club

There’s an amusing piece in the Washington Post today about what it calls: ‘The Super Rich Technologists Making Dire Predictions About Artificial Intelligence club…

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Cave Bollox

‘Cave Bollox’ should be engraved above the gateway to our brave, new, digital, inter-connected world…

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ARM, Apple and Intel

That old rumour that Intel will try to buy ARM and that Apple will up its stake in ARM to stop that happening is engaging the Yanks again…

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Funny Farm

‘Smart farming’ is the subject of a report from Beecham Research.

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