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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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The kitchen table, the pub and money

The kitchen table, the pub and money are the ingredients for getting the European nanoelectronics industry to thrive, Ben Verwaayen, former CEO of BT and Alcatel Lucent, told the European Nanoelectronics Forum 2014 in Cannes this morning…

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Micron workers strike in Italy

Micron workers went on strike again yesterday with three quarters of the company’s workers at its Catania site going out on strike…

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Wearables market expects big fitness boom

Market research indicates that fitness wearables in-use will almost treble by 2018, compared to an estimated 19 million in-use devices this year. A new report by Juniper Research predicts that fitness is to remain the dominant wearables segment until that time, driven by intuitive use cases and lower…

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Newbury Electronics spins off Innovation division

PCB maker Newbury Electronics has started an electronic design and development division, to be called Newbury Innovation. Newbury Electronics has four levels of business: Making PCBs (>15,000 different designs per year) Make/populate PCBs Design/make/populate PCBs Design electronics, design/make/populate PCBs Last year, the firm…

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Micron re-kindles Italian industrial action

The ugly spat in which Micron Technology planned to sack 419 ex-STMicroelectronics Italian research staff who were transferred to Micron with the Numonyx sale, has resurfaced with strikes planned at three Micron sites…

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