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Communications beats Computers to dominate chip sales

Communications is the driving force for IC sales in three out of the four major global geographic regions and will overtake computer systems to become the largest system application for ICs for the first time in 2014, says IC Insights…

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Equipment b-to-b improving

SEMI’s Book to Bill is trending positive with a 1.06 b-to-b for March after 1.04 in February, 1.01 in January and 1.02 in December…

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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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