Electronic Business News

Samsung pays up for stricken fab workers

After a decade of struggle, Samsung workers whose health has been affected by working in fabs are to be compensated. Samsung has set up an $85.8 million fund for employees who contracted diseases while working at its semiconductor and display plants. The fund will also be available to the…

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New tech jobs are all about the money

Technology job-seekers are recognising their value and placing more importance on salary than ever before, according to research from recruiter Randstad Technologies. A market survey found that the proportion of technology workers saying that pay is the biggest factor in choosing a job has risen in the last three…

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ARM buys Sansa hardware-based security technology

ARM has bought the five year-old Israeli security firm Sansa which has a hardware solution for mobile connectivity. The price is thought to be somewhere around $90 million. Sansa, which was called Discretix until last October, has had $37 million of venture capital money and is backed by both…

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Mouser ships Intel Compute Stick

Mouser is shipping the Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux which enables any screen with an HDMI interface to become a fully functional personal computer. The stick has pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS. It has a 64-bit 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-Core processor with 2…

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M2M connections increasing, but don't call it IoT

The market for M2M cellular modules and wireless terminals is predicted to grow dramatically over the next three years. By the end of 2019 the market for cellular M2M modules is expected to reach $2.2bn, according to a new report by Beecham Research. The numbers of modules and wireless…

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IQE joins Obama initiative

IQE has been announced as a key partner in a new consortium to establish the United States’ first Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI). Created as part of President Obama’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), the IP-IMI was launched this week in Rochester, NY by…

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Infineon on-track to 34% y-o-y growth

Infineon had calendar Q2 revenue of € 1,586 million – up 7% on calendar Q1 – for a profit of €245 million at a margin of 15.4%. Infineon expects a 1% revenue increase in calendar Q3 and a 34% increase for the full year. “Revenue, earnings and margin rose significantly in…

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Toshiba licenses ARM Cortex-A53

Toshiba has licensed the ARM Cortex-A53 processor, the most power-efficient ARMv8-A processor capable of seamlessly supporting 32-bit and 64-bit code. Toshiba will deploy the processor to develop ASSPs such as ApP LiteT application processors that offer well balanced power-efficiency and performance with 64-bit…

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