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In-car semiconductors on the gas

The automotive semiconductor market has bounced back very strongly in 2014 with 10% growth year over year to reach $29bn, according to market analysis IHS. The fastest growing segment for automotive semiconductors is hybrid electric vehicles, and IHS estimates that semiconductor revenue in this application could  achieve a compound annual…

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PragmatIC raises £5.4m

PragmatIC, which prints logic circuits on polyester, has raised £5.4 million from Cambridge Innovation Capital, ARM and existing shareholders…

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Microsoft unveils computer with ‘holographic’display

Microsoft has announced two brand new devices, the HoloLens and Surface Hub, at its highly anticipated Windows 10 event in Washington, writes Tom Wilson. The arrival of these devices marks the first time that Microsoft has brought a new product to its hardware line since the Surface and Surface Pro…

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Amazon buys Annapurna

Amazon has bought Annapurna Labs of Israel in what is assumed to be a move to develop its own networking ICs…

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Samsung tops semi buyers

Samsung, the second largest producer of semiconductors,  is the largest buyer of semiconductors.

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Do students want to study electronic engineering?

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has published acceptance numbers for different subjects studied at university. Electrical and electronic engineering recruitment remains stable over the last eight years at around 4,800 students signing up for courses, while computer science has become more popular with a steady increase from…

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How to win the IoT game

Currently the IoT playing field is a massive free-for-all mix-up, with hints of star players but no real team spirit. The goal of winning the IoT match looks to be years away due to a lack of agreed-upon rules and a secure playing field. Penalty flags…

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