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Lattice buys Silicon Image

Lattice Semiconductor has bought HD connectivity specialist Silicon Image for $600 million which is 23.7% over yesterday’s Silicon Image share price…

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EU VC-backed IPOs triple in 2014

€7.9 billion of VC money was invested in Europe last year, up from €6.3 billion in 2013 but down from the record-breaking €10.6 billion of 2001, says Dow Jones VentureSource…

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Comment:IoT business is services not things

Among all the internet of things (IoT) designs that we’ve been working on, some clear patterns are starting to emerge. Customers start by looking at point-point M2M (machine-to-machine)connections and move to full IoT implementations. The driver for adopting M2M is the opportunity to eliminate the…

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In-car semiconductors on the gas

The automotive semiconductor market has bounced back very strongly in 2014 with 10% growth year over year to reach $29bn, according to market analysis IHS. The fastest growing segment for automotive semiconductors is hybrid electric vehicles, and IHS estimates that semiconductor revenue in this application could  achieve a compound annual…

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PragmatIC raises £5.4m

PragmatIC, which prints logic circuits on polyester, has raised £5.4 million from Cambridge Innovation Capital, ARM and existing shareholders…

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Microsoft unveils computer with ‘holographic’display

Microsoft has announced two brand new devices, the HoloLens and Surface Hub, at its highly anticipated Windows 10 event in Washington, writes Tom Wilson. The arrival of these devices marks the first time that Microsoft has brought a new product to its hardware line since the Surface and Surface Pro…

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Amazon buys Annapurna

Amazon has bought Annapurna Labs of Israel in what is assumed to be a move to develop its own networking ICs…

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