Tech news tagged ‘analogue’

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The Ostrich Cycle

Motorola was the King of Phones when Nokia came along with a phone made to the digital GSM standard. Motorola stuck with analogue…

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Ed Finds The Saboteur

‘I’m running an organisation full of whingers, morons and ingrates,’ Ed confides to his diary, ‘every night I play back these conversations from the hidden  mikes I have had installed around the offices and all I hear is complaints and insults…

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ST’s New Titanic

ST’s Digital Convergence Group (DCG) is the next ST business to follow the Titanic example set by ST-Ericsson, says the French union UNSA…

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Hocus-Focus

Time was when a semiconductor CEO who said he couldn’t see how to grow his company was seen as a wuss…

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LTC aims for $2 ASP

Linear Technology is aiming for a $2 ASP, says CEO Lothar Maier. The ASP for the entire analogue industry is 47 cents according to LTC co-founder and CTO Bob Dobkin…

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Fable: The Persistent Chemist

There was once a watch company that decided to make a watch with an LCD screen. It brought it out in 1973 at a price of $500…

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ST-E Asks US Bank To Sort It Out

When you need a bank to sort out your problems you are in deepest doo-doo. Unwilling, or unable to solve its own problems, ST-Ericsson  has appointed the US bank J.P.Morgan to tell it what to do. ST-E and STMicroelectronics seem to be saying that their…

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Fable: Resisting

A top 20 semiconductor company which was founded in 1958 and then changed its name in 1961 to reflect the unit of measurement of electrical resistance, has had the same President ever since it was founded…

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Analogue Mills Grind Slowly

The mills of God seem speedy compared to the analogue industry’s performance in grinding out growth. Here are two tables, both from Databeans, comparing the ten leading analogue companies in 2011 and 2004…

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