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Scottish vote - has anyone considered the internet angle?

We all know that Scotland will have the opportunity to vote for independence this week. We have heard all the political and financial arguments for and against an independent Scotland, but has anyone considered a more practical issue – what internet domain name would an independent Scotland have? Stuart Fuller, director…

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Smart meters a waste of money, say MPs

Smart meters will only save 2% on consumers’ bills – an average £26 per household per year – according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) – a committee of MPs – which disagrees with the opinion of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that smart meters will lower bills and make switching…

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Government gives industry a voice in regulation

The electronics industry could have a say in the way regulations are enforced affecting companies across the sector. The move is part of a government plan to put business in charge of improving the enforcement of regulation. Industry agency TechUK will take on this role for the electronics sector. It…

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Microsemi buys Centellax

Microsemi has bought Centellax, a supplier of high-speed analogue and RF semiconductor products for the optical communications and Ethernet datacom markets…

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Comment: Skills crisis? what skills crisis?

Each year a healthy flow of talented engineers enters the jobs market and yet electronics recruiters are once again reminding us how difficult it is to find the design engineers they require. But is this a skills crisis? Or are recruiters simply demanding more from the engineers they recruit. Add…

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Foundry sales trend up

TSMC’s August sales were $2.3 billion up from July’s $2.1 billion and up 25.8% on August 2013.

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