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Dialog gets a boost from Apple deal

News that Dialog Semiconductor has struck a $600 million deal with Apple to license its power management technologies and to transfer some assets and 300 R&D staff, appears to have gone down well.

While the move by Apple brings more of its supply chain under its own control, the deal also involved a pre-payment for a range of Dialog components up to 2021.Good news for a company that at the end of last year saw its share price tumble on the back of rumours that ...

Sophisticated cyber criminality

After a week in which the UK government directly accused Russian military intelligence of being behind a spate of what is described as “reckless and indiscriminate cyber-attacks”, comes news of a far more subtle cybercrime.

Applying the brakes

A new survey from the EEF manufacturers’ body has found that British manufacturers are pulling back sharply on their investment plans due to fears over the possibility of a hard Brexit and of a global trade war.

The AI race is on

News that the Chinese tech giant, Alibaba, is pushing into leading-edge technologies is being viewed by many as the latest twist in the accelerating technological arms race between China and the US.

Gender bias in funding

The distribution of research funding is heavily biased against women, according to data obtained from a freedom of information request by a national newspaper.

Just get on with the job

It seems that if you have anything to say tweet it. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, did just that when he announced he was looking to take Tesla private.

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