mannerisms

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

Shenanigans

How Shitty Is Apple To Its Customers?

Apple slows down its phones by issuing an ‘upgrade’ shortly before it launches a new model, alleges a study by Harvard University PhD student Laura Trucco…

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Eagles And Chicks

In a world of couch potatoes, it’s too much of a fag to go to a live sporting event so wouldn’t it be nice to be able to chant, swear at the ref, cheer and do Mexican Waves from the comfort of your sofa…

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MediaTek Senses Opportunity

Although TSMC is said to be so short of capacity that customers are offering to pay 5% extra to secure contracted wafers, its Hsinchu City neighbour MediaTek has managed to get its normal 100k 28nm wafers per quarter allocation upped to 110K for Q3, reports DigiTimes…

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Poor Old Nokia

Poor old Nokia. After being decimated by shocking leadership and sold off to the Yanks now comes the kicker – 25% of the Finnish workforce in the old handset business are to be sacked…

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Tough Troll

A tough new troll has emerged in the shape of Inventergy which buys patents and then goes after companies which, it alleges, have infringed them…

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Good Old Facebook

Facebook is turning out to be the White Knight of the Silicon Valley anti-poaching case.

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Fakery, Trickery and Skulduggery

Last week a couple of fake legal documents were filed in the Silicon Valley anti-poaching case which had, apparently,  been  settled earlier with a surprisingly cheap pay-off,  but which the judge said she was reviewing…

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Merger Mania

With the Philadelphia SOX up 21% this year, everyone’s thinking: ‘What can I do with my shiny new share price…

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EZchip To Buy Tilera

EZchip and Tilera have signed a ‘definitive agreement’ for EZchip to acquire Tilera.

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Secrets For Sale

There’s always been one law for the rich and another for the poor.

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Snowden Strikes Again

Edward Snowden strikes again. The German government, already pissed off about Snowden’s revelation that Angela Merkel’s phone was tapped by the Yanks, has cancelled a telecoms contract with Verizon which was due to run till 2015…

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