Latest electronics industry Shenanigans

Let's Hear It For The Hacks

A pat on the back for that much maligned life form the British journo. Without a relentless investigation by British hacks FIFA would never have been brought go book…

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Avago-Broadcom!

After Infineon-IR, NXP-Freescale, Intel-Altera, the wacky world of semis brings you Avago-Broadcom!!

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Sharp's Options Closing

Sharp’s options for survival are closing with Japan’s government lifeboat, the Innovation Network Corp of Japan (INCJ) which led rescues of Renesas and Japan Display Inc, reportedly unwilling to bail the company out…

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Blow For Rinky-Dink Tax Havens

At long last governments are accepting that they are to blame for the tax avoidance practices of the big tech companies…

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The Technology Election

It’s amusing to see the Labour Party wrestle with itself over what went wrong in the election.

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Tosh Trouble

Toshiba has under-reported costs for three years leading it to suspend results forecasts, cancel the dividend, and suffer a 22 % drop in its share price…

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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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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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ST On The Rack

ST is imploding. On Friday Crolles was closed due to strike action and on Thursday this week there will be a strike across all ST sites, says the staff union CAD-ST…

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Avago Joe

It turns out that the NXP pursuit of Freescale was not a one horse race, Avago was also talking to Freescale’s private equity backers in a bid to buy the company…

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Freescale-NXP - The Overlap

One Who Knows tells me that there is considerable overlap between the product lines of Freescale and NXP which will be a major determinant of the number of people who will be sacked after the merger…

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China Turns The Screw

China is turning the screw on US tech companies. Cisco, Apple, McAfee and Citrix have all had their names removed from the list of approved suppliers to China government departments…

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