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Qualcomm drops ARM for premium CPU

Qualcomm is dropping ARM for its next top-of-the-range mobile processor. “With the 810 (Snapdragon 810) we made a conscious decision to use licensed cores to accommodate the accelerated shift to 64 bit,” says Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf, “our next premium processor will use our own 64 bit…

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ST out of IBM Common Platform Alliance

STMicroelectronics is pulling out of the IBM Alliance for semiconductor process technology and is now, apparently, without a source of core CMOS technology…

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Start-up develops vitamin measurement pen

A start-up has developed a non-invasive device which allows users to check 30 most important vitamins and minerals and has secured substantial financial backing on the Indiegogo crowd-funding website. The pen-like device is called Vitastiq and uses a smartphone as an interface. The device uses a…

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ST revenues fall 9%

STMicroelectronics reported 2014 sales of $7.4 billion for a net profit of $128 million and Q4 sales of $1.83 billion for a Q4 net profit of $43 million. It expects a 5% drop in revenues in Q1…

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Dyson recruits engineers for UK electronics campus

Dyson is expanding its electronics design capabilities to support current and future product developments. A new robotics development centre at the consumer manufacturer’s facility at Malmesbury in Wiltshire is planned to open this year. The level of electronics and software design necessary for products such as the Dyson 360…

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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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