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Fairchild (ON Semiconductor)

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My old friend Alan Freedman (creator of the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia) just sent me a joke email listing The Laws of Ultimate Reality”. Shown below, it's amazing how many of these are true; can you think of any others?

This wealth effect” is driving strong consumer purchases of electronic goods; thus the rate hikes could spell trouble for electronics manufacturers. In addition, the recent declines in stock prices have cooled investor passion for new share offerings, according to economists. This is beginning to affect the ability of electronics start-ups and even some established industry players to raise money through IPOs or equity sales, they said.

LUXTECH

Bel Power Solutions

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This wealth effect” is driving strong consumer purchases of electronic goods; thus the rate hikes could spell trouble for electronics manufacturers. In addition, the recent declines in stock prices have cooled investor passion for new share offerings, according to economists. This is beginning to affect the ability of electronics start-ups and even some established industry players to raise money through IPOs or equity sales, they said.

A recent Wall Street Journal article [Ed. Note: Scroll down in the window that opens, but this link may have a short shelf life! ] talked about how many in the auto industry see the even higher cost of diesel fuel compared to gasoline stifling the push by European automakers to market clean-diesel powered cars in the U.S. One GM wag (whose company has no announced plans for diesel cars, by the way) is quoted as saying the economic justification for buying a diesel is just not there for many people—to which I politely say, Baloney!”

Inphi

Qualtek Electronics Corp.

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A recent Wall Street Journal article [Ed. Note: Scroll down in the window that opens, but this link may have a short shelf life! ] talked about how many in the auto industry see the even higher cost of diesel fuel compared to gasoline stifling the push by European automakers to market clean-diesel powered cars in the U.S. One GM wag (whose company has no announced plans for diesel cars, by the way) is quoted as saying the economic justification for buying a diesel is just not there for many people—to which I politely say, Baloney!”

While stability control is not needed in most driving situations, having been on a watered-down test track with and without ESC engaged, I can only applaud the mandated requirement starting in 2009 for this feature to help drivers recover from marginal situations—and wouldn't buy another car without it. Even tire-pressure-monitoring (also another regulated requirement) could be useful between my own periodic measurements.

EBM-Papst
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