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European companies can fast track into China

The Made in Europe (MIE) Exhibition and Trading Center in Zhengzhou, China today. The plan is to give European companies greater access to China, the world’s largest manufacturing market. Traditionally, European companies face a number of barriers when attempting to expand trade within China. These include logistical challenges, due…

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28nm foundry sales jump 72%

The ≤28nm pure-play foundry market is expected to increase to $12.3 billion in 2014, a jump of $5.1 billion or 72% as compared to 2013, and account for 29% of total pure-play foundry marketshare this year, says IC Insights…

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STEM skills gap will exist for 10 years, say academics

Academics at UK universities have painted a gloomy view of the skills gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Academics questioned in a skills survey, carried by MathWorks, believed it will take more than 10 years to bridge the UK’s skills gap STEM subjects. And confidence among…

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SEMI book-to-bill turns negative

The SEMI book-to-bill turned negative in September after a decline since June. The June b-to-b was 1.1, it slipped to 1.07 in July, 1.04 in August and to 0.94 in September…

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Are electric vehicles a slow burner?

Power technology companies may find that the take up of hybrid and all-electric vehicles will be a slow-burner. The global market for all hybrid and pure electric vehicles could exceed $533bn, but not until 2025, according to a report by market watcher IDTechEx. Most electric vehicles are higher…

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