Electronic Business News

Pericom bought by Diodes

Discretes specialist Diodes of Texas is to buy Milton Keynes analogue and mixed signal company Pericom Semiconductor. The price is said to be ‘about $400 million’ including the company’s cash. The combined companies will have revenues of $1 billion plus. The price is about 40% more than the company…

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GloFo links with QEOS and Catena

GloFo has announced partnerships with Catena and QEOS. The QEOS partnership is to develop a mmW CMOS platform to support the higher data rates required in future mobile broadband access networks, while enabling customers to integrate mixers, Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs), Power Amplifiers (PAs), and Inter-Frequency (IF) amplifiers, all…

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Crystek launches low noise LVPECL oscillator

Crystek has launched an Ultra-Low Phase Noise LVPECL Oscillator providing a -163 dBc/Hz noise floor at 40 MHz. The CVPD-952 provides low phase noise for an LVPECL oscillator, which translates to a typical phase jitter of 75 fSec (12 kHz to 20 MHz). The Device offers a…

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Hirai talks Sony

Kaz Hirai, CEO of Sony, has just given the following interview to CNBC: CNBC: A number of new products launched today, what are you most excited about? “We are really excited about a range of products that we highlighted today. We are talking about the new Xperia Z5 smart phones…

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Spectrum adds pre-amp to digitiser

For applications where low-level electronic signals need to be acquired and analysed, Spectrum has added a range of pre-amplifiers that can be used to boost signal levels. When combined with a Spectrum digitiser these low noise pre-amplifiers can greatly increase the measurement systems overall dynamic range and…

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Raspberry Pi programming language more popular than French

The Raspberry Pi programming language, called Python, has overtaken French as the most popular language taught in primary schools, according to a survey of school pupils and parents. Most significant was the importance even parents of the very young school  children placed on learning programming. Six out of 10 parents…

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Survey highlights serious cuts in government-funded science R&D

Civil service employees in science research say decline in government-funded science affects whole economy, according to a survey by the Prospect union. The survey found that 81% of civil servants, three-quarters of those in other public bodies, and 45% of those in the private sector stated that “cuts…

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Robust growth for server revenues

Q2 server shipments grew 8% year-on-year, while revenue increased 7.2% from Q1 2014, says Gartner. “X86 server shipments increased 8.3% in the second quarter of 2015 and revenue grew 9%,” says Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice-president at Gartner. “RISC/Itanium Unix server shipments declined 18.7…

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