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Insights for September 2017

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IQE Plc (IQE:L) up has been one of the top performers in the FTSE AIM 100 Index, growing by more than 300% this year. IQE manufactures electronic components (called wafers) necessary for the incorporation of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs), used for 3D sensors. These sensors are found, for example, in smartphones, and there is rampant speculation that Apple will include them in the new smartphone, for its facial recognition sensors that will be used to unlock the screen. (Read more)

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Posted by MaxMarioni on 3 September 2017, 5:53 PM

Meet the new UK Tech Giant

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A deal merging the software applications component of Hewlett Packard Enterprises Co. (HPE:US) and Micro Focus International PLC (MCRO:LN) worth GBP 8.8 billion has created the UK's largest tech firm, overtaking Sage Group PLC. The new combined entity, which will be listed in London, will have a market capitalisation of GBP 12.7 billion and have a workforce 180,000 strong, mostly former employees of HPE. The new group will include HPE's former application delivery management, big data analytics and enterprise security units. HPE will remain the majority shareholders of the new venture (50.1% ownership) and received USD 2.5 billion in cash as part of the deal. (Read more)

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