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Wireless USB startup WiQuest folds
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WiQuest Communications Inc. officially closed its doors today, the first of perhaps several casualties to fall among ultrawideband chip designers.
Wireless USB startup WiQuest folds
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10/31/2008   1 comment
WiQuest Communications Inc. officially closed its doors today, the first of perhaps several casualties to fall among ultrawideband chip designers.
Video: Help test industry site for clean energy engineering
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TechInsights' introduces CleanTerra, web-based global community for clean energy technology. Here's a short video interview on the project.
Consumer electronics giants announce nationwide recycling initiative
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Sharp, Panasonic and Toshiba have announced that they are creating a nationwide electronics recycling program, through their MRM venture, to provide free consumer recycling of televisions and other consumer electronics devices.
Technology Week in Review: Robots for the disabled, silicon optics
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Robotic assistance for the disabled could help reduce the long wait for service dogs. This and more in this week's technology review.
Hollywood: Court rules against China DVD player maker
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The Motion Picture Association of America said a California court issued a permanent injunction that prohibits China-based DVD player manufacturer Gowell Electronics from violating any term of the Content Scramble System license agreement.
GCN: Texas Instruments demonstrates energy-harvesting sensor systems
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This article from Government Computing News walks you through TI's demo of energy harvesting at ESC Boston.
AMD expands sustainability initiatives
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AMD has released its eighth annual Global Climate Protection Plan (GCPP), which outlines the company's strategy and goals to maximize energy efficiency, help lower costs and minimize its environmental impact
SignalVu vector signal analysis software for oscilloscopes analyzes RF signals up to 20 GHz bandwidth
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SignalVu™ vector signal analysis software from Tektronix runs on the company's DPO7000 and DPO/DSA70000 digital oscilloscope series, enabling engineers to easily characterize and validate wideband and microwave spectral events.
NAND revenue to fall further, iSuppli says
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Worldwide NAND flash memory revenue, which routinely expanded by triple-digit percentages in the late 1990s and early 2000s, will fall by 14 percent in 2008 and decline another 15 percent in 2009, according to a revised forecast by market research firm iSuppli.
Wave of consolidation set to hit 4G chip sector
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The mobile broadband chip sector is likely to see a swathe of consolidation as the business matures, according to a study by Light Reading's Components Insider research unit.
Forte croissance au 1er semestre pour Egide
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Egide SA, expert de la fabrication de boîtiers hermétiques pour composants électroniques sensibles, a publié un chiffre d'affaires de 15,4 millions d'euros au titre du premier semestre 2008, clos le 30 juin, en hausse de 20% sur un an.
Gore : Copper cable assemblies are well suited for Inifiniband
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Gore has designed the QSFP copper cable assemblies specifically for the high-performance computing (HPC), enterprise network and network storage markets.
IEEE to vote on new low-power design standard
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IEEE P1801 has been completed, and the standard has gone to sponsor ballot. The standard is also known as Unified Power Format (UPF) 2.0.
ASE posts Q3, sees gloomy Q4
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Nearly all IC-packaging and test companies took a hit in the third quarter, with a poor forecast seen in the fourth period.
Apple hires IBM chip guru, Big Blue sues
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IBM Corp. has filed a suit against Apple Computer Inc. in an effort to prevent a key chip designer from joining Apple, according to reports.
E-book reaches orbit
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Chinese taikonauts orbiting the Earth last month took with them a five-inch electronic paper display made by Hanwang Technology Co.
ST, TI in France and CSR lead week's story ranking
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Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday October 26, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, October 31. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Bull confirme ses objectifs 2008
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Le groupe français Bull a enregistré un chiffre d'affaires de 240,7 millions d'euros au titre du troisième trimestre 2008, en léger repli de 1,1% par rapport à la même période de 2007. Cette tendance s'explique par le repositionnement du groupe sur ses activités stratégiques.
Thomson to sell decoder plant in Angers
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Thomson SA has expressed its intention to sell its manufacturing site in Angers, France, by the end of 2008. The reason is that the French electronics maker can no longer ensure the continuity of the site.
Herbststimmung erfasst Chip-Industrie
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Die vorliegenden Quartalszahlen vieler Chiphersteller lassen vermuten, dass das vierte Quartal für die Branche alles andere als ein Zuckerschlecken wird. Die Aussichten danach sehen nicht besser aus.
Commentary: No quick fix for Motorola's mobile woes
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Motorola's dreadful third quarter results and scheduled retreat from the European and parts of Asian territories is only part of the bad news from the ailing company. And the postponement of plans to divest the mobile handsets division is just facing up to the realities of the bad state of this group, and the economic situation.
Italy to host consortium's first NFC interoperability trial
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StoLPaN, the pan-European consortium driving the adoption of Near Field Communications (NFC), will conduct its first public trial of the technology in the Dolomite skiing resorts of North East Italy.
Phihong : PoE switch extends Ethernet reach
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The POE60S-4AF Power-over-Ethernet switch extends PoE and Ethernet up to 200 m and can power four IP cameras from a single Cat5 cable.
QNX demos digital Instrument Cluster
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Operating systems manufacturer QNX has demonstrated a digital virtual cockpit for automotive use, based on its Neutrino real-time operating system and the QNX Aviage HMI suite.
Microwave power dividers provide low-cost solution for diverse applications
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A new range of microwave power dividers, branded LYNX, offer a competitively priced solution for a wide variety of commercial and military applications, including mobile-phone infrastructure, satellite communications equipment and microwave test systems.
Broadband quadrature modulator claims to be first to integrate AGC
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Analog Devices claims an industry's first by integrating automatic gain control (AGC) circuitry into its ADL5386 high-performance broadband I/Q quadrature modulator, all within a compact 6-mm - 6-mm LFCSP (lead-frame chip-scale package).
Four port RF switch matrix operates between 100 and 550 MHZ
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Renaissance Electronics Corporation has announced the 18A1NAI RF switch, which is a four I/O RF matrix with four coupled ports that operate between 100 and 550 MHz.
KLA-Tencor profit, revenue shrink
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Chip gear vendor KLA-Tencor reported a GAAP net income of $19 million, or 11 cents per diluted share, on revenue of $533 million for its first fiscal quarter, ended Sept. 30.
Distributed broadband amplifier covers 30 kHz to 40 GHz
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Mimix Broadband has introduced the XD1008-BD, a GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier with 15 dB gain, 22.5 dBm P1dB at 22 GHz, and 4.5 dB noise figure at 26 GHz.
Anite and Renesas France announce wireless conformance testing partnership
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Anite and Renesas Design France (RDF) have announced a strategic partnership in Wireless Conformance testing. RDF has selected Anite's SAT(H) software test platform, a host test solution for 2G/3G Protocol Stack software, for the validation of the RDF 2G/3G dual mode Protocol Stack.
Chartered posts loss, cuts capex
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Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing cut its planned capital expenditure outlay for 2008 by $100 million after posting a third quarter loss and saying its expects a larger loss in the fourth quarter.
Freescale dragged to loss; will lay off 10%
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Freescale Semiconductor said it would trim about 10 percent of its workforce after charges dragged the company to a $3.37 billion loss in the third quarter.
Analysis: Grim outlook seen for semis
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Based on current guidance from many chip makers, the fourth quarter of 2008 and beyond looks grim.
Analysis: Grim outlook seen for semis
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Based on current guidance from many chip makers, the fourth quarter of 2008 and beyond looks grim.
Microchip, On 'disappointed' with Atmel bid
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Microchip Technology Inc. and On Semiconductor Corp. said that they are ''disappointed'' with Atmel Corp.'s rejection of a proposed takeover bid.
PCB shipments down 3.1% in September
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IPC's PCB industry report for September 2008 indicates that shipments of rigid PCBs and flexible circuits decreased 3.1 percent from September 2007.
TUV Rheinland offers REACH services
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TUV Rheinland has announced its partnership with the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) to guide local manufacturers through the European Union's REACH chemicals regulation preregistration and registration regulatory process.
Forbes: When Apple failed
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Here's Forbes reporter Alan Greenberg's take on the ESC teardowns of Apple's Newton and Pippin.
First Solar inks long-term module supply agreements totaling 525MW
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First Solar Inc., has entered into new long-term module supply agreements with Sorgenia Solar, a developer of large-scale, grid-connected solar power plants in Italy and extended module supply agreements with several of First Solar's existing customers including EDF Energies Nouvelles, Ecostream, Juwi and Phoenix Solar AG.
Forbes: Cellphone inventor knocks iPhone
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Join the debate on Forbes.com about iPhone and cell-phone industry. Is Martin Cooper right about overly complex cell-phone products?
Dresden-based technology center focuses on energy efficient organic semiconductor devices
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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has opened the Center for Organic Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden (COMEDD) which is focusing on the development of processes for organic semiconductor devices such as organic solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).
Next generation flywheel energy storage systems achieve UL listing
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The new VDC and VDC-XE Direct Connect DC power systems developed by high-speed energy storage flywheel systems manufacturer, VYCON, have been awarded Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) listing.
Freescale MCUs at the center of BMW X6 Chassis Management System
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In BMW's X6 luxury Sports Activity Coup, two Freescale 32-bit MCUs coordinate the interaction of the stability and performance control systems that contribute a big deal to the specific characteristics of the vehicle.
RFID and Global Privacy Policy--Part II
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Chapter 4 of RFID: Application Security and Privacy addresses every angle of the privacy and data protection issues presented by RFID in view of human rights and constitutional issues globally.
MEMC's CEO, president steps down
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Nabeel Gareeb, president and chief executive of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., has resigned from the silicon wafer maker.
Lapp : Fibre optic cables suit office and industrial use
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Lapp has announced a family of super-fast fibre optic cables (FOCs) designed specifically for office and industrial applications.
AMD taps Bozzo to head Euro region
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AMD has appointed Alberto Bozzo as corporate vice president and general manager of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
TRS-STAR : Robust CPU module features Freescale i.MX31 processor
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TRS-STAR’s EXM-IMX31 high performance, yet extremely low power CPU module, is based on the Freescale i.MX31 ARM11 architecture.
CIT Relay : Miniature toggle switch offers up to five switch functions
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The BST series sub-miniature toggle switch offers up to five switch functions in SPDT and DPDT. The versatile cUL USA listed switch offers five choices of actuator style, including two plastic, anti-static styles.
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