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Actel bought by Microsemi

Started by HT-Lab October 4, 2010
For those that haven't seen it:

http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/article/28251/Actel-bought-by-analogue-specialist-in-430million-deal.aspx?u=71999

Hans
www.ht-lab.com


On Oct 4, 10:11=A0am, "HT-Lab" <han...@ht-lab.com> wrote:
> For those that haven't seen it: > > http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/article/28251/Actel-bought-by-analogu... > > Hanswww.ht-lab.com
This will be interesting to see how it works out. I would not have picked MicroSemi as a company to buy Actel, but there may be some synergy there. Rick
It might bring some interesting product blends of FPGA  + Analogue
eventually. There is a big gap in the market they could occupy.

John Adair
Enterpoint Ltd.

On 4 Oct, 15:11, "HT-Lab" <han...@ht-lab.com> wrote:
> For those that haven't seen it: > > http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/article/28251/Actel-bought-by-analogu... > > Hanswww.ht-lab.com
On 10/04/2010 09:11 AM, HT-Lab wrote:
> For those that haven't seen it: > > http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/article/28251/Actel-bought-by-analogue-specialist-in-430million-deal.aspx?u=71999 > > Hans > www.ht-lab.com > >
This news is apparently from April? Jon
.It's a UK website so that is today.

On 4 Oct, 20:02, Jon Elson <jmel...@wustl.edu> wrote:
> On 10/04/2010 09:11 AM, HT-Lab wrote:> For those that haven't seen it: > > >http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/article/28251/Actel-bought-by-analogu... > > > Hans > >www.ht-lab.com > > This news is apparently from April? > > Jon
On Oct 4, 12:02=A0pm, Jon Elson <jmel...@wustl.edu> wrote:
> On 10/04/2010 09:11 AM, HT-Lab wrote:> For those that haven't seen it: > > >http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/article/28251/Actel-bought-by-analogu... > > This news is apparently from April? > > Jon
No, this confusion is due to the strange US juxtaposition of day and month. In the US the sequence is month, day, year. Weird, but that's the way it is. So 10-4-2010 means the fourth of october, not the tenth of april, as it would in Europe. Peter Alfke
On Oct 4, 3:33=A0pm, Peter Alfke <al...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On Oct 4, 12:02=A0pm, Jon Elson <jmel...@wustl.edu> wrote: > > > On 10/04/2010 09:11 AM, HT-Lab wrote:> For those that haven't seen it: > > > >http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/article/28251/Actel-bought-by-analogu.=
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> > > This news is apparently from April? > > > Jon > > No, this confusion is due to the strange US juxtaposition of day and > month. > In the US the sequence is month, day, year. Weird, but that's the way > it is. > So 10-4-2010 =A0means the fourth of october, not the tenth of april, as > it would in Europe. > Peter Alfke
At least the US knows how to use a decimal POINT! Who came up with the decimal comma??? Rick PS I use the computer format for dates 20101004 or preferred 101004, at least in my code.
On Oct 4, 7:27=A0pm, rickman <gnu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Rick > > PS =A0I use the computer format for dates 20101004 or preferred 101004, > at least in my code.
Rick, your sequence is also the official method used in Sweden. It puts the MSD at the left edge, and the LSD on the right edge, the way we write numbers normally. But perhaps it is too radical for the rest of the world. Peter
On Oct 4, 10:36=A0pm, Peter Alfke <al...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On Oct 4, 7:27=A0pm, rickman <gnu...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > Rick > > > PS =A0I use the computer format for dates 20101004 or preferred 101004, > > at least in my code. > > Rick, your sequence is also the official method used in Sweden. > It puts the MSD at the left edge, and the LSD on the right edge, the > way we write numbers normally. > But perhaps it is too radical for the rest of the world. > Peter
It allows file names to be sorted by date and many other similar sorts. Rick
On Oct 4, 7:27=A0pm, rickman <gnu...@gmail.com> wrote:

> > Peter Alfke > > At least the US knows how to use a decimal POINT! =A0Who came up with > the decimal comma??? > > Rick >
In defense of the decimal comma: Graphically, the comma is a much more visible delimiter than the point. The difference between 25 and 2.5 can be so tiny (in certain typefaces) that I have used a magnifying glass to find out. There are many habits one has to change when one moves over the big pond: months/days, points/commas, billions/ milliards, banking methods, driving rules, etc Makes life interesting... Peter