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Playstation 4 powered by eight core custom chip from AMD
Six years after the launch of the Playstation 3, Sony has started the drawn out process of introducing its successor, the PS4. Already, gaming ...
Andy Green’s Bloodhound project diary – January 2013
Happy New Year – I hope your New Year has started off as well as ours.
Battery fire causes change of plan for aircraft ...
When a lithium ion battery in a Boeing Dreamliner caught fire a couple of weeks ago, the incident was considered significant enough to warrant the ...
Will the SiC foundry in Glenrothes have a wider impact?
Readers of a certain vintage may remember the efforts made to enliven the Scottish economy in the 1980s by attracting inward investment. Electronics ...
How times have changed for Japanese semiconductor companies
Fujitsu's semiconductor business has been the subject of much speculation over the last five years, rumours which didn't come to pass.
Silicon carbide foundry to rekindle Glenrothes’ flame?
The electronics industry is typified by the appearance of 'wonder materials'. There's a good reason; the silicon substrates used to create almost all ...
Are battery charging problems keeping the Dreamliner on the ...
The recent incidents with Boeing's new Dreamliner have resulted in the aircraft being grounded around the world.
Andy Green's Bloodhound project diary - December 2012
Just back from Los Angeles, where I went to launch a film in Hollywood. OK, so the film was only 3 minutes long, but still, I can claim a Hollywood ...
Richard Noble's Bloodhound project diary - December 2012
I was thinking about President Obama this morning and the awesome responsibility he holds. It seems that we are both flogging though the Christmas ...
Is the UK falling behind in the race to commercialise ...
Graphene was unveiled only a few years ago as a wonder material that would apparently provide a solution to most of the world's growing technology ...
Top tech trends for 2013
Bee Thakore, European technical marketing manager for element14, gives an overview of the technology developments she is most looking forward to in ...
There’s an app for that ...
The Consumer Electronics Show, held in January each year in Las Vegas, is 'the' place to discover the latest and greatest products which their ...
What's in a name?
Interesting to see Samsung's launch last week of the Exynos 5 Octa applications processor.
Helium shortage looming
Hard drives filled with helium, rather than air, could see closer stacking of disk platters, better heat management and less energy consumed. A ...
ST’s strategic plan continues to confuse
The financial world – and Bloomberg.com in particular – is looking closely at STMicroelectronics' strategy, announced on 10 December. Yet again, ST ...
Looking for a Higgs boson in a haystack
CERN has completed the first proton run at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a three year process during which scientists got a glimpse of the Higgs ...
Does ST actually have a plan?
STMicroelectronics' shiny new strategy has turned out to be something of a non event.
Andy Green’s Bloodhound project diary – November update
Following last month's hugely successful rocket firing, we've been thrilled by the very high levels of international interest. In the first 48 ...
Efforts must be made to solve the skills shortage problem
We – as an industry – have been talking about skills for quite some time – some would say for too long.
ST gives up on ST-Ericsson
STMicroelectronics' long awaited strategic plan has been published and, to nobody's surprise, the company is getting out of ST-Ericsson, its loss ...
Skills shortage needs action now
We - as an industry - have been talking about skills for quite some time. The electronics sector for one needs new people - many more than are ...
ST will outline its future on 10 December
STMicroelectronics will announce its latest strategic plan on 10 December. The company has been the subject of much speculation over the last few ...
Attendance at electronica shows the electronics industry is ...
Electronica – held every other year in Munich – is the world's largest electronics exhibition. As such, it's a bellwether for the industry. When ...
The smart grid will need high levels of security -- when it ...
The CEO roundtable at this year's electronica exhibition tackled the question of the smart grid. The panellists, in general, talked at a very high ...
Electronica attendance beats the estimates
During the run up to last week's electronica exhibition in Munich, there were some worries about attendance; visitors have been on the decline over ...