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IBM exits IC making, to step up chip research

IBM’s decision to exit the semiconductor making business may prove to be expensive for the US giant. IBM has sold its semiconductor manufacturing business to Globalfoundries, but will continue to invest in the business as part of a previously announced $3bn five-year investment committment. The deal includes chip…

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Are electric vehicles a slow burner?

Power technology companies may find that the take up of hybrid and all-electric vehicles will be a slow-burner. The global market for all hybrid and pure electric vehicles could exceed $533bn, but not until 2025, according to a report by market watcher IDTechEx. Most electric vehicles are higher…

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Building supply chains to rival China

In the electronics industry the arguments for and against offshore and onshore manufacturing seem to follow a never-ending yo-yo pattern. More recently, a third trend has developed in the form of re-shoring; as worries about quality issues, lengthened logistics and security have resulted in UK companies returning…

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190 million smart home products by 2018

The smart home market will grow by 56%, compounded annually, in the next three years, with 190 million products shipping by 2018, according to market research firm IHS Technology, and Bluetooth Smart will be the fastest growing smart home connectivity technology. “Bluetooth Smart has the unique advantage of being low…

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Component distribution can take hybrid approach

It’s a truism that no one is better placed to tell you what’s going on in the electronics industry than a distributor. Our business is to know what’s being sold, or needs to be sold, and where. As the gatekeepers of the buying and selling, it becomes…

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Infineon grabs 20% of power market

This month’s acquisition of International Rectifier (IR) by Infineon changes the landscape of the power semiconductor market, says The Information Network…

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Market is heading out of the Doldrums

The maritime cliché “heading out of the Doldrums” nicely summarises the performance of the UK electronic components market in the first half of 2014. Having weathered the stormy waters of the global recession we suffered a series of squalls followed by a period of calm, and we are now catching…

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