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Protectionism won't help
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the sight of nearly 200 government agents raiding the offices of foundry United Microelectronics Corp. this month, looking for evidence of China investments, couldn't have said it better: Taiwan's restrictions on semiconductor investment in China have got to go. They're shortsighted, antithetical to the Darwinism of free markets and an ineffective tool for maintaining Taiwan's technical leadership in Asia.
WAPI's promise
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Remember the hoopla over China's proprietary wireless-LAN standard, aka WAPI? One can be forgiven for thinking WAPI was dead.
Malgré les obstacles, la Russie se révèle être une cible pour les investissements technologiques
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Les sociétés américaines cherchent à développer leurs investissements technologiques sur un marché russe difficile et désordonné, et visent le développement de logiciels et les technologies de l’information. Cependant, des barrages tels que la gestion de la propriété intellectuelle et le manque de transparence subsistent.
It's time to standardize UWB
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
UWB backers need to drop the boxing gloves, head back to the IEEE, and iron out a spec.
Les recettes du marché des commutateurs LAN progressent de 24% en 2004
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Le marché mondial des commutateurs LAN a atteint 3,8 milliards de dollars de recettes en 2004, soit une hausse de 24 % par rapport à l’année précédente, même si cette croissance a ralenti de 2 % au quatrième trimestre 2004 par rapport au troisième trimestre, indiquent les chiffres d’Infonetics Research.
Les paiements par téléphone portable devraient s’accélérer cette année
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
Les opportunités d’utiliser votre téléphone portable et d’autres objets de taille réduite pour effectuer des paiements devraient augmenter cette année et continuer de progresser dans les années à venir, selon une étude d’ABI Research.
SG Cowen baisse ses prévisions de croissance du marché des puces à 3,5% en 2005
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
Malgré une note quelque peu positive sur le marché des semi-conducteurs en 2005, la société bancaire d’investissement SG Cowen Securities Corp. a de nouveau revu à la baisse ses prévisions de croissance relatives au marché des semi-conducteurs d’un demi pour cent, les ramenant à 3,5%.
At DVCon, a push for getting it right to begin with
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2/21/2005   Post a comment
To break the functional verification bottleneck, you must improve the quality of design, speakers told last week's Design and Verification Conference (DVCon) here. They called for a new design methodology that will result in fewer bugs in the first place.
It's official: Nano era has begun
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2/21/2005   Post a comment
Call it a coming-out party for nanoelectronics. While the nano prefix is bandied about by every business and consumer publication now that serious money is being thrown at "nano" endeavors great and small — from health care to light, durable tennis rackets — the semiconductor industry has been steadily progressing toward the 10- 9 world with every innovation since the dawn of the transistor some 50 years ago. Without fanfare.
Is broadband sector doing its last tango?
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2/21/2005   Post a comment
When Qwest Communications made its "secret" $6.23 billion bid for MCI in early February, the Denver Post dredged up a 1950s file photo of a 4-foot-2-inch boy in an ill-fitting suit gallantly asking a 5-foot-9-inch girl to dance. The implication was, with attractive beaux like Verizon waiting in the wings, why look at Qwest?
If markets lie offshore, jobs must follow
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2/21/2005   Post a comment
Walter Nodelman states that "the market, not Bangalore, is key to the crime of offshoring" (Crosstalk, Feb. 7, page 30).
WiMAX is hot, but will it survive?
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
WiMAX has to start answering hard questions or it will suffer the same fate as LMDS and MMDS.
Where rubber meets the road
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2/14/2005   Post a comment
Ask any driving enthusiast-and I would be one myself if I didn't live in Boston-what the single most important improvement to his or her car might be, and I'll bet you the answer is new tires. I discovered this long ago, in the prekids years, when I replaced the stock tires on my sports car with a suitably high-performance set. Night and day.
'Economic freedom' at what cost?
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2/14/2005   Post a comment
Brian Fuller's editorial, "Red, blue, altered states" (Dec. 13, 2004; page 46) seems to agree with the Pacific Research Institute's nutty "economic freedom" rankings and links the so-called economic freedom of states to their voting for Bush.
Consider the greater good
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2/14/2005   Post a comment
King Solomon was inspired when he resolved an argument over who was the true mother of an infant by threatening to divide the child in two.
Blame the board
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2/14/2005   Post a comment
One thing that's gnawed at me for years is one word under the Hewlett-Packard logo on Page Mill Road in Palo Alto: "invent."
Ground-floor opportunity
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2/11/2005   Post a comment
The first International Workshop on Reversible Computing kicks off in May 2005. An exciting group of top-notch presenters will be there and some ground-floor opportunities are still available to sponsor the workshop for some forward looking corporations.
MIMO reality check
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2/10/2005   Post a comment
We can argue about the trus meaning of MIMO, but in the end, end users really don't care.
Following the beat of a different drum
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2/7/2005   Post a comment
My new friend the engineer and former drummer has eight chil-

dren, lives in the shadow of Yosemite and is living life the way he always wanted to live it. But that is getting ahead of the story. When he was 17, his mother died of cancer. A short time before her death, his father had earned VP stripes at one of the most successful companies in Silicon Valley. He had worked long hours, made frequent business trips and his work had been his life. But now, looking back, his dad shared his fee
Taken to task for soft pedaling the bounceless rebound
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2/7/2005   Post a comment
I am responding to David Lammers' "Rebound without the bounce" (Dec. 13, 2004; page 35) from the perspective of an unemployed American high-tech worker. I became a victim of terrorism when my employer's Manhattan agency in the World Trade Center complex burned on Sept. 11. I am also a victim of the offshoring of high-tech work to India. I have been seeking work for 163 weeks.
Baisse des ventes de puces en décembre, prévisions identiques pour le 1er trimestre
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2/1/2005   Post a comment
La SIA (Semiconductor Industry Association) a annoncé que la moyenne des ventes mondiales de semi-conducteurs s’élevait à 18,37 milliards de dollars en décembre, soit une baisse de 3,5% par rapport aux 19,02 milliards de dollars du mois précédent.


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