Latest electronics industry Shenanigans

Tsinghua Boss Visits Micron

The mountain went to Mohammed last week when Zhao Weiguo, Chairman of Tsinghua Unigroup visited Micron’s Board of Directors, reports Srini Sundarararajan at Summit Research Partners. Sundarararajan speculates that Zhao was investigating alternatives to an outright takeover of Micron – for instance a transfer of Micron technology in return for…

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Tsinghua-Micron Still on

The Tsinghua bid for Micron has gone quiet but it hasn’t gone away. Asked about the deal by Forbes, Zhao Weiguo, boss of Tsinghua, tells his interviewer: “I can’t discuss that at the moment. All I can say is Tsinghua Unigroup is very interested in the memory chip…

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Bonkers

Software guys are bonkers, everyone knows that, the outrageous antics of John McAfeee have entertained us all, but could Eugene Kaspersky be so bonkers as to corrupt rival anti-virus software from Microsoft, AVG and Avast to make it flag innocent files as malicious ones to be deleted? A couple…

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Promoting IoT

Now we know who is generating all the enthusiasm for IoT. The director of civil liberties at the Stanford Centre for Internet and Society, Jennifer Granick, says that, in 20 years, people won’t be aware of decisions made by other people which affect their rights and privacy. Granick was…

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Not Cricket

Cricket sure as heck ain’t what it used to be. Intrigued by this Test Series, I sneaked off up to Edgbaston for the Third Test. There I saw bowlers bowling balls the batsmen didn’t need to hit at a time in the game when the bowlers needed wickets…

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Uber Hyper

In the crazy world of Californian economics a company is worth whatever the skill of its presenters suggests its worth. And the presenters always say: ‘Don’t look at our sales and profits now – look at what the market potential is and how long it will last’. Uber has now…

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Soul By Soul And Silently MS' Shining Bounds Increase

Thanks to Dr Bob for this yarn reported by ZDNet – a sneaky trick in Win10 to nobble your bandwidth for Microsoft purposes. The story runs: “If you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 then Microsoft could be using your PC – and your internet connection – to silently send Windows updates to others…

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Australia beats Germany in RoboCup Final.

The 2015 RoboCup has been won by a team from the University of New South Wales. It was the 19th RoboCup and took place in Hefei City in East China. The first RoboCup was held in 1997 in Japan. The robots for this part of the RoboCup are standard with…

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Three CEOs Quit Toshiba

Toshiba CEO Hisao Tanaka, vice chairman and former CEO Norio Sasaki and company adviser and former CEO Atsutoshi Nishida have all resigned as of today following seven years of false accounting initiated under Nishida. Nishida was CEO from 2005-9, and Sasaki was CEO from 2009 to 2013 when Tanska…

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End Of The Wintel Pincer

Why won’t Windows 10 help anyone? Because it’s free. If it’s a free upgrade people will download it and won’t buy a new PC to get it. Microsoft says that anyone running Win 8.1 will be able to run Win 10 on the same machine…

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China Seeks To Bag Up Micron

Hot on the heels of the acquisition of ISSI by a Chinese private equity company, another China-based fund has bid for Micron valuing it at $23 billion. The offer of $21 a share is 19% over its pre-bid closing price. China has been reported to have ambitions to…

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Good For China

Good old China. As the owner of a Samsung phone I am well pissed off with the number of pre-installed apps on the phone which seem difficult or impossible to get rid of. As well as taking up storage space they also, I suspect, suck both juice and data…

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Oxi

There’s something exhilarating about the ‘No’ vote. One thing about it is that we now get to see who was bluffing – do the EU institutions see keeping the Eurozone together as more important than imposing financial rectitude on Greece? We shall soon see. But the best thing about the…

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