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Government controls threaten electronics exports

UK-based electronics manufacturers are losing business to competitors in Europe due to the UK’s export controls process, according to a report by techUK published by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). All but one company surveyed by techUK said that the enforcement regime in the UK…

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OSD sales resume growth

Sales of optoelectronics, sensors, actuators and discrete semiconductors collectively increased 9% to $63.8 billion in 2014, after rising just 1% in 2012 and 2013, according to IC Insights…

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IQE profits up 21%

Wafer supplier IQE had 2014 revenues of £112 million with H2 revenues of £60m up 15% from H1.

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AndersDX selects Camden for new HQ

Display and display processor firm AndersDX has opened a new HQ in Camden, London, with a larger engineering lab and digital signage showroom. “Anders had been at its location for over 50 years,” said sales and marketing director Paul Mullen. “The building served us extremely well, but we have outgrown…

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UK design firm targets 14nm chips in China

UK-based chip design firm Sondrel is expanding its global business with investments in China targeted at sub-28nm IC designs. Sondrel has opened a design centre in Xi’an, a location where Samsung has recently invested $7.5bn in a new 10nm foundry. Sondrel’s Julian Kingsbury said the…

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ST fab workers go out on strike

STMicroelectronics’ Crolles site is on strike. Apparently workers at Crolles downed tools on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning and Thursday evening…

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Philips to quit lighting

After 124 years in the lighting business, Philips is to spin off the product line on which the company was founded…

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Google fixes search results says FTC

Google artificially skewed search results to favour its own commercial interests and harmed its customers by unilaterally reducing their revenue share percentages, according to the US FTC as reported in the Wall Street Journal…

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