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SEMI b-to-b at 1.04

The SEMI book-to-bill was 1:04 in August, down from the 1.07 of July, the 1.10 of June and the 1.06 of March, but up from the 1.0 of May and the 1.03 of April…

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Drones to take IoT to remote regions of the world

Portugal firm Quarkson has built an unmanned aerial vehicle capable of flying around the world and acting as a communications satellite. Called SkyOrbiter LA25, the drone is being proposed as a cost-effective way of providing internet communications to remote areas of the world where building terrestrial communications networks would…

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UK radar tracking technology scans Korean DMZ

Cambridge Pixel supplied software for radar scan visualisation to Blighter Surveillance Systems for use as part of a persistent surveillance capability along the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), a buffer zone running 250km across the Korean peninsula and separating North and South Korea. The software provides target track identification, such as…

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Welsh wafer maker reports loss but sees wireless recovery

IQE, the Wales-based semiconductor wafer supplier, has seen a recovery in the wireless chipset market during Q2, but with inventory in the pipeline and manufacturers de-stocking, IQE saw a 17% fall in revenues to £52m in the last six months. The company slipped into the red with a…

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Vishay's powdered-iron wireless charging coil.

Vishay Intertechnology haven announced a powdered-iron-based, WPC-compliant (Wireless Power Consortium) wireless charging receiving coil designed for 10 W applications. The Vishay Dale IWAS-4832FE-50 provides efficiency greater than 70 % for wireless charging up to 10W for portable electronics, including tablets, notebook computers, and handheld medical equipment…

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TSMC adds new flavour to 28nm

TSMC is in volume production of a new flavour of its 28nm process which it calls High Performance Compact (28HPC) and is for SoCs…

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Scottish vote - has anyone considered the internet angle?

We all know that Scotland will have the opportunity to vote for independence this week. We have heard all the political and financial arguments for and against an independent Scotland, but has anyone considered a more practical issue – what internet domain name would an independent Scotland have? Stuart Fuller, director…

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