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Comment: LEDs light up UK suppliers

LED street lights shine brightly on the industry right now. In the past the UK electronics sector was heavily dependent on defence and telecommunications for its large infrastructure business. These sectors, while still important to suppliers, are no longer the cash-cows they were in the 1980s and 1990s. In…

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Lords question Government on civil and hobby drone use

A House of Lords committee investigating civilian drone use in the EU will hear from Government Minister Robert Goodwill on Monday 1 December. The committee is the House of Lords ‘EU sub-committee on the internal market, infrastructure and employment’, and is investigating the use of civilian remotely piloted aircraft…

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Brokerage firm sets up franchised division for e-mech

Astute Electronics has created an electromechanical division with franchised suppliers. This differentiates the business from its traditional brokerage activities. The new division will also have a technical support team. The division launches with six significant franchises: Amphenol, Airborn, Delphi, Fischer, Positronic and Quell. “Names such as Amphenol, Airborn and Delphi…

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Infineon sparkles

Infineon had a sparkling calendar Q3 (its fiscal Q4) with revenue of €1,175 million for a profit of €188 million and a margin of 16…

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RS looking for a new chief

Electrocomponents CEO Ian Mason has announced he will step down at the end of the financial year, next March. The company, which owns distributor and Raspberry Pi supplier RS Components, now has to search for a new CEO. The announcement has caught the distribution sector by surprise. Mason is regarded…

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The IoT Conundrum

The IoT conundrum was addressed by Intel v-p Philip Moynagh at the European Nanoelectronics Forum in Cannes this morning…

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EC will support foreign semi manufacturers if locals won't invest

If the European semiconductor companies don’t invest in semiconductor production facilities in Europe then the EC will support investment by foreign companies, Khalil Rouhana (pictured), director for components and systems in the EC’s DG CONNECT project, told the European Nanoelectronics Forum 2014 in Cannes this morning…

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