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14nm/16nm volume ramp next year, says ASML

The 14nm/16nm volume production ramp is a next-year event, says ASML CEO Peter Wennink. It had been generally thought that the new node would not be ramped in volume until 2016…

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Qualcomm to buy CSR for £1.6bn

Qualcomm has announced that it has agreed a £1.6bn ($2.5bn) takeover of CSR, the Cambridge-based Bluetooth and wireless chip firm. CSR has long been a likely target of US chip firms. Most recently Microchip Technology had been the most likely buyer. But Qualcomm has moved quickly to…

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Homes at centre of smart metering revolution, says Maxim

The world is becoming a smarter place. We have come to expect more out of devices, communications, and networks. Think smart meter and smart grid. Although “smart” means different things to different people, broadly speaking it simply implies more capability and more features. It suggests the ability to make intelligent…

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Elektra Awards: 2014 finalists named

The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2014 has published the shortlisted finalists in each of its 16 award categories. An outstanding number of companies entered the awards this year, presenting their product launches, business initiatives and commercial achievements. Those entries which most impressed a panel of independent judges are listed…

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