mannerisms

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

Latest electronics industry Shenanigans

Final Roll Of The Legal Dice For Intel

Intel is having one last throw of the dice in its anti-trust row with the EU – it is appealing to the final court of appeal – the European Court of Justice – on a point of law…

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Every Cloud . . . . .

Essential though it is to the IC industry, and expensive as it tools are, the EDA companies commonly like to portray themselves as unsung, under-valued and under-rewarded…

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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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China Chill Gets Chillier

China cranks up the high-tech trade tiff  with America by banning government purchases of anti-virus software from Symantec…

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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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