Tech news tagged ‘analogue’

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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Ed Gets Caught Out

‘Growth’ writes Ed, ‘I’m in the poo if I don’t show some growth to The Brats,’ referring to the 20-something year-old super-sharpies who monitor his company for their private equity owner…

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Could 2012 Be 2009 All Over Again?

TI is shipping less ICs than its customers are using with disties preferring to run down their inventories than keep their stocks up…

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How Long Should An Analogue Lead-Time Be?

With its acquisition of National, TI has now got 17% of an analogue market valued at $42 billion, Heinz-Peter Beckemeyer, EMEA director for analogue marketing, told a meeting in London yesterday…

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Is The Supply Chain Getting Windy?

Have earthquakes and credit crunches changed the industry’s thinking on inventory levels? Did the chip shortages last year, which affected the automotive, telecoms and consumer industries, put the wind up the supply chain? Is the industry looking to maintain permanently higher levels of inventory…

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