Electronics industry views about Democracy & Standards

Trimming Lords

They say that, at 800, the House of Lords has too many peers. Well now there’s a simple way to trim it. The precedent has been established that a Lord who has sex with a prostitute has to resign. Hands up all you Lords who’ve had sex with…

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Italy PM Rats On Micron Promise

The Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, appears to have ratted on his promise to reinstate sacked Micron by Christmas…

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Micron Strikes Return To Italy

The ugly spat in which Micron Technology planned to sack 419 ex-STMicroelectronics Italian research staff who were transferred to  Micron with the Numonyx sale, has resurfaced with strike action planned at three Micron sites…

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Paying Bloggers

The US Judge in the Oracle-Google case has alighted on a potential can of worms by ordering the parties to divulge the names of news-sites and bloggers to whom they’d paid money…

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Norwegian Probe Could Scupper Facebook Face Recognition App.

The Norwegians could scupper Facebook’s attempt to create the greatest-ever handset app – the ability to hold up a smartphone camera to a face in the street or a room or a crowd and have the device recognize that face and give the biographical details associated with it…

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ST Replies To Unhappy Shareholders

STMicroelectronics has responded to the formation of a group of shareholders who are unhappy about receiving their voting papers for the AGM late and about certain corporate emoluments…

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Unhappy ST Shareholders Set Up Defence Group

Stung by their mistreatment by the corporate management of STMicroelectronics, the company’s small shareholders have set up a defence group called the STMsmallshareholders group…

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Happy Hols

Just in time for the Continental holiday season, the Europeans have done us a couple of favours – the EC is reducing the iniquitous roaming charges from July 1st, and the good old French have elected a socialist president so weakening the hitherto strong Euro…

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Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?

In all my born days I’ve never seen a scandal which involved, simultaneously, Parliament, Government, Judiciary, Police and Press…

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