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Asia advances

Ten years ago, North America, Europe and Japan represented two-thirds of global electronic equipment production, says DECISION in a new report…

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EMEA woe

Has the Arab Spring done anything for the electronics industry? According to a report from the Henry Jackson Society, absolutely  not. If the acronym EMEA is in your job title, be warned…

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Micron researchers vote for settlement proposal

The 419 Micron researchers who were to be laid off in Italy, Micron management, the Italian unions, STMicroelectronics, and the local and national governments in Italy should all be congratulated on coming to a satisfactory agreement over the proposed lay-offs…

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TV Techies

The US TV show Silicon Valley is causing a lot of interest in California, notes David Manners. Techies are only too keen to publicly praise it and damn it, he says…

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Flower and EnSilica To Develop Scrypt Mining ASICs

Flower Technology, the Canadian start-up focused on the supply of ASIC mining solutions for scrypt-based cryptocurrencies, has partnered with EnSilica, a leading UK design house and provider of the eSi-RISC family of soft processor cores and associated encryption, communications and peripherals IP, for the development of the…

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Cowan predicts $342 billion semi market

Mike Cowan reckons the semiconductor market will hit $342 billion this year, a rise of 11.9% on 2013, and that it will grow another 4.7% to $358 billion in 2015…

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Highways

Spotty mobile coverage? Travelling around the US, in Silicon Valley and then in Georgia, makes David Manners realise what an awesomely awful mobile phone system America has…

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