Electronic Business News

Tablet shipments tumble

Q2 tablet shipments st 49.3 million units will be 10% down on Q2 2014, says DigiTimes Research.

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Imec flourishes

Imec grew revenues 9% last year to €363 million which includes a €48.8 million grant from the Flemish government and a €4.1 million grant from the Dutch government to support the Holst Centre, a research center setup by Imec and TNO…

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Raspberry Pi runs Windows virtual apps and remote desktops

For the first time since the launch of Raspberry Pi in 2012, designers can have access to a Windows application or desktop remotely by using its RDP client that runs on Raspberry Pi’s native Linux OS. US-based firm Parallels is offering client software that allows users to access…

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NI sees sales growth despite weak dollar

NI has reported first quarter sales revenues of $289m, which is a 2% increase on this time last year. However, weak US dollar exchange rates impacted reported dollar sales figures in Europe  which were down 4% in Q1. NI expects to see improved US dollar revenue growth for the rest…

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Loss for ST

STMicroelectronics had Q1 revenue of $1.7 billion down 6.6% on Q1 2014 for a loss of $22 million about the same as the $24 million loss of Q1 2014. Gross margin was 33.2…

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Cambridge runs coding summer school for girls

Girls aged 16 to 19 years will have the opportunity to attend a summer school for computing coding in Cambridge. Cambridge University Computer Laboratory and Cambridge Coding Academy are running their first coding summer school specifically for girls, which will run from the 10-14 August. The aim will be…

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Comment: Let’s continue and extend support for electronics

An open letter to the next prime minister from Peter Brooks, CEO of the Electronics Systems Community Dear next PM Electronic systems underpin virtually every aspect of the modern economy. The UK sector comprises over 45,000 businesses, employs over one million people and adds nearly £100bn to GDP. The…

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Distribution sales up, but dark clouds ahead

Component sales in the UK  through distribution seem to be on the rise, but Europe slowdown still threatens . According to latest data from the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN),  show that billings among its distributor members increased by 10% in March compared to the previous month and by 2% when…

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