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Cutting through the hype
In much the same way as some parents want to be 'down with the kids', politicians are keen to demonstrate they have their finger on the technological ...
Should engineers be worthy of a Nobel Prize? Has the engineering industry impacted modern society in such a way that it deserves a higher recognition ...
IoT set to disappoint, if Hype Cycle is to be believed
Gartner's Hype Cycle is an interesting analysis of the state of technology introductions. Using the approach, the company places a particular ...
Testing tumbleweed: the search for software testers
Is there anybody out there?! *tumbleweed* This is how it feels looking for software testers. Client demand for this skill is significantly ...
Is the industry’s patience with EUV running out?
Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography continues to hit the headlines as developers struggle to get even prototype systems working.
IoT dominates Embedded World
Another year, another Embedded World and, like previous years, one theme dominated.
Women in engineering
Last week saw Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg as the newest member of the female billionaires club. More and more women are making it to the top of ...
Will Europe’s semiconductor companies start making more ...
Europe's semiconductor industry - or at least the 11 people representing it - has grasped the nettle offered by European Commission vice president ...
Phones do vary in performance, says researcher
You will know the feeling. You're stood somewhere staring in desperation at your phone, wondering why it's not working as well as you expect, despite ...
Infineon boss says Europe ‘taking step in the right ...
Infineon's chief executive Dr Reinhard Ploss may have lifted the lid just a little bit on the content of the report submitted to Neelie Kroes by the ...
IBM said to be considering sale of microelectronics business
When the news broke that Lenovo was buying IBM's x86 based server business, I wondered whether the writing was on the wall for its microelectronics ...
Sony’s slide continues
Not so long ago, if you asked the legendary 'man in the street' which consumer electronics company came to mind first, the answer would probably have ...
Google plays it smart as it retains $10bn worth of IP
Onlookers might see the difference of almost $10billion between what Google paid for Motorola Mobility and what it got for the organisation from ...
Cash for quantum
Was anyone surprised when the news emerged at the beginning of January – courtesy of whistleblower Edward Snowden – that the US' National Security ...
IBM maintains tradition as it demonstrates graphene chip
Graphene has been tagged as the potential saviour of the electronics industry for some time. However, while it exhibits many interesting properties, ...
Apple under pressure after share price plunge
Apple is facing dual pressure: to maintain sales and earnings growth and to come up with a new product category.
More engineering students, but electronics still struggles
The latest figures from university application handler UCAS make interesting reading. Not only is the number of people applying to go to university ...
Makimoto's Wave suggests a new brand of technology will be ...
Dr Tsugio Makimoto is one of the legends of the semiconductor industry; a man with more than 40 years of experience under his belt, including a ...
Is cooperation, rather than competition, the way forward?
It wasn't long ago that one of the major beneficiaries of developments in electronics technology was the legal profession. The thinking went along ...
Might the hardware pioneer get out of the hardware business?
Last week, Lenovo acquired another chunk of IBM's hardware business when it spent $2.3billion on the latter's x86 based server operations. Slowly, ...
FinFET yields caused Intel to mothball Fab42
Industry watcher Malcolm Penn gave an interesting interpretation at his IFS 2014 event of why Intel has mothballed Fab 42. The company, he believes, ...
Exposing EUV continuing uncertainties
TSMC is not planning to use extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography at the 10nm node, according to co ceo Dr Mark Liu's response to a question at its ...
Intel mothballs fab, predicts ‘flat’ year, looks to shrink ...
An interesting week for Intel, with the headline being its ceo's admission that it overestimated demand for pc processors.
Protect expensive semiconductors with pure silver
"The silicon chip inside her head gets switched to overload," goes the lyrics for the Boomtown Rats song 'I Don't Like Mondays'. One way of avoiding ...
Microcontrollers head towards the bleeding edge
When it comes to process technology, microcontrollers have generally been the industry's poorer relations. For many reasons, it made – and still ...