Latest electronics industry Shenanigans

ST Seeks Return To Revenue Growth

STMicroelectronics reported 2014 sales of $7.4 billion for a net profit of $128 million and Q4 sales of $1.83 billion for a Q4 net profit of $43 million. It expects a 5% drop in revenues in Q1…

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Dirty Tricks At IBM

Employee-stuffing during M&A is the latest dirty trick being used to get rid of employees in failing companies, according to SemiWiki. https://www.semiwiki.com/forum/content/4211-ibm-humiliate-20%-workforce.html…

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$415m Offered To Settle No Poaching Case

The amount to settle the no-poaching class action lawsuit brought against Intel, Google, Apple and Adobe has been raised to $415 million from $324 million…

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The Quest For Qorvo

So the industry has a new company – Qorvo – the result of the merger announced last February between RF Micro Devices and TriQuint…

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Idiots

The surprising thing about BT’s negotiations to buy a mobile carrier are the prices being bandied about…

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Piggy Peers

Last week a government committee, chaired by former home secretary Jack Straw, was looking st how to reduce catering costs in the Palace of Westminster…

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Do Bribes Work?

Noises are that Intel will stop paying customers  to use its mobile chips next year.

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Supplying Apple

Everybody wants to supply to Apple, right? Well it turns out that while it may be a big deal it’s also a PITA…

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CGT Union Blasts ST

The French CGT union has weighed into ST management accusing it of using R&D grants to pay dividends and pursuing a break-up strategy rather than a growth strategy…

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