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Swiss criminal investigation targets ST dealings
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A Swiss prosecutor is conducting a criminal investigation of alleged fraudulent activity pertaining to certain ST Microelectronics currency transactions entered into by the company's former treasurer between 1998 and 2005, ST said.
Magma names user conference chairman
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Magma Design Automation has named Stefan Hamacher, director of central design flow development at Infineon Technologies, as international chairman of the Magma Music users conference set for Feb. 28 " March 1, 2007.
Strontium scheme enters atomic clock race
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A new kind of atomic clock is 40,000 times more precise by virtue of suspending strontium atoms in a lattice of laser light.
Farewell Lucent
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Readers of CMP Technology sister website Light Reading believe the merger of Alcatel and Lucent Technologies Inc. will result in more layoffs than projected by the companies, and that Lucent will bear the brunt of the carnage.
Empirix Solution Rated "Avaya Compliant"
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Hammer On-Call for large contact centers is compatible with Avaya programs.
UC Pays Off In "Customer Productivity"
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Any technology that helps generate revenue or improves customer satisfaction will always be at the top of every business organization's priority list.
Nokia plans DVB-H pilot with India broadcaster
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Nokia has launched a DVB-Handheld broadcast mobile TV pilot with state-owned TV broadcaster Doordarshan that will use Nokia's DVB-H solution.
SEC ends Xilinx' stock investigation
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Xilinx Inc. said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has formally notified Xilinx that its investigation of its stock option granting practices has been terminated and that no enforcement action has been recommended.
QuickLogic announces SDIO and CE-ATA solutions for Marvell PXA3xx processors
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Low power connectivity solutions from QuickLogic provide fast time to market and design flexibility for handheld consumer electronics applications.
FlexRay gurus show design blueprints
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Chip vendors rushed to present their latest developments and product strategies at the FlexRay Product Day in Boeblingen, Germany.
NDS to pay $107 million for Jungo
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Digital entertainment technology company NDS is completing the acquisition of startup Jungo. NDS, which supplies smart cards for digital set-top boxes, is expected to pay $107 million in cash for the company, sources in Israel told EETimes Europe.
Cypress Semi forges new mobile device model
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Seeking to reshape the mobile market, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is pushing for a new peripherals concept--or even a standard architecture--for feature-rich and other handhelds.
Broadcom buying networking middleware vendor LVL7
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Broadcom Corp. has offered $62 million in cash for LVL7 Systems Inc., one of the few remaining independent developers of middleware for networking protocols. Given LVL7's existing integration deals with Agere, Infineon Technologies, Marvell Technology, Vitesse Semiconductor, Fulcrum Microsystems and Switchcore, the Broadcom move could prompt some scrambling in the communications IC sector.
3Com pays Huawei $882M for stake in China JV
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SHANGHAI, China — 3Com Corp. said it will pony up $882 million to buyout Huawei Technologies' 49 percent stake in their Chinese joint venture for LAN switches, Huawei-3Com (H3C). The deal values H3C, started just three years ago, at $1.8 billion.
EC budgets $80 million for organic electronics, says report
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The European Commission has set a budget of 63 million euro (about $80 million) for organic electronics research under the Information Society Technologies (IST) part of the Framework Program 7 of collaborative research, according to a report from the EC Information Society Technologies (IST) meeting held recently in Helsinki, Finland.
ST demos chip for speedy medical diagnostics
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STMicroelectronics has demonstrated a prototype device capable of selectively collecting and manipulating biological molecules which the chip group suggests opens the way to cost-effective automated sample preparation for medical and forensic diagnostics.
Philips sells stake in nano tools supplier
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LONDON — Royal Philips Electronics is selling its 24.8 percent stake in FEI Co, a supplier of tools such as scanning electron microscopes to semiconductor and nanotechnology device makers. FEI, which is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, filed a registration statement on Form S-3 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Thursday (Nov.30) relating to the planned secondary offering of 8,406,007 common shares.
Philips sells stake in nano tools supplier
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Royal Philips Electronics is selling its 24.8 percent stake in FEI Co, a supplier of tools such as scanning electron microscopes to semiconductor and nanotechnology device makers.
Mesatronic touts die-on-die for probe cards
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Probe card manufacturer Mesatronic SA is ramping up production of die-on-die (DOD) membrane probes for IC testing, in its 100 class clean room near Grenoble, France. The company is also planning to open an office in China in 2007, according to André Belmont, CEO of Mesatronic.
Energiesparen und Vernetzung treiben Automatisierungsbranche
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Energieeffizienz und Kommunikationstechnologien in Produktionsumgebungen sind die zentralen Themen der Fachmesse SPS/IPC/Drives in dieser Woche in Nürnberg. Die Branche profitiert derzeit von einem weltweit positiven wirtschaftlichen Umfeld.
SanDisk's msystems implements Vista platforms
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Flash memory supplier msystems, whose acquisition by SanDisk has recently been completed, is an early adopter of software suites for Microsoft's Vista operating system.
Philips sells speaker systems to Japanese CE vendor
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Philips Electronics sells its Philips Sound Solutions business unit to Japanese consumer electronics concern D&M Holdings Inc. The transaction is set to close before year-end.
Cell BE platform accelerates OPC
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Working to speed optical proximity correction (OPC) for 45 nm ICs, Mentor Graphics and Mercury Computer Systems are bringing out an acceleration platform based on the Cell Broadband Engine (BE) processor.
Government policies driving adoption of digital power
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It shouldn't come as a surprise that emerging government policies in Asia, Europe and North America are expected to help drive the adoption of digital power technologies, but now there is a report from Darnell Group to back up this observation.
Tunna mönsterkort från Elprint
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Norska mönsterkortstillverkaren Elprint kan nu leverera flexibla mönsterkort från sin fabrik i Bergen.
Synopsys fiscal 2006 strong, De Geus says
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Synopsys revenues and income are up on a quarterly and yearly basis following a strong performance in fiscal 2006, according to Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO.
NanoOpto, Moxtek collaborate on optical devices
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NanoOpto Corp. and Moxtek Inc. have formed a joint development partnership to collaborate on nano-fabrication of optical components for consumer applications.
IPDR.org and TeleManagement schedule workshop at TeleManagementWorld
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The Internet Protocol Detail Record Organization (IPDR.org) and the TeleManagement Forum (TM Forum) announced they are conducting a joint workshop at the industry's premier BSS/OSS event, TeleManagement World Americas, held at the Adams Mark Hotel and Convention Center in Dallas Dec. 4-7, 2006.
SYSTIMAX 10G copper solution passes 10GBASE-T tests
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SYSTIMAX Solutions from CommScope, in collaboration with Solarflare Communications, confirmed that its SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED X10D Solution performed to their specifications in full-day certification test demonstrations of 10GBASE-T technology on 100 meter links held at the Solarflare labs in Irvine, California.
Broadcom to buy LVL7 Systems
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Broadcom Corporation announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire LVL7 Systems, Inc., a privately-held developer of production-ready networking software that enables networking original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) to reduce development expenses and compress development timelines.
TalkSwitch Intros Two IP-PBXs
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280VS and 284VS systems ideal for franchises, small businesses and even home-use.
Broadcom buying middleware vendor LVL7
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In a move that could roil the communications chip sector, Broadcom has offered offers $62 million and debt assumption for LVL7 Systems, one of the last independent developers of networking protocol middleware.
Samarbete ger nya uppdrag
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Aros Circle AB och Motion Control AB skapar Win-win-känsla på Teknikbyn i Västerås
Deals down, investment up as VC aims high in Europe
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About 2.97 billion euro (about $3.9 billion) of venture capital has been invested in European startups during the first three quarters of 2006, exceeding the amount invested in the same period of 2005, according to the European Venture Capital Report released by Dow Jones VentureOne.
Le SiP, une solution pour le développement du wireless
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La technologie System-in-Package (SiP) apparaît de plus en plus comme un concurrent sérieux du System-on-Chip (SoC) pour des applications sans fil de pointe. C'est ce qu'ont noté des représentants de concepteurs de puces spécialisés dans le Wi-Fi, l'UWB et le WIMAX lors d'une réunion de l'Alliance des Communications sans fil (WCA). En effet, alors que les coûts de conception et le temps de développement du SoC gonflent de manière exponentielle à mesure que les systèmes se complexifient, le SiP s
Premier aperçu de l'interface Linux des portables à 100 dollars
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À l'instar de la PlayStation3 et de la Nintendo Wii, les premiers ordinateurs portables à 100 dollars produits à Shanghai dans le cadre du programme OLPC (One Laptop Per Child - un portable par enfant) ont fait l'objet de la curiosité des observateurs. Une vidéo récemment postée sur YouTube présente un premier aperçu de la dernière version de l'interface utilisateur de l'OLPC, basée sur Linux. Les premiers OLPC devront subir une série de tests évaluant leur résistance aux capacités destructrices
Mellon renouvelle ses exigences envers ASMI
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Mellon HBV Alternative Stategies a exprimé sa satisfaction face à l'annonce faite par ASM International d'arrêter d'utiliser les dividendes provenant de sa participation dans ASM Pacific Technology pour financer ses activités frontales. La firme de gestion d'investissements estime cependant qu'ASMI doit encore mener des changements importants, notamment en termes de gouvernance d'entreprise et d'indépendance du conseil consultatif.
Siemens could face SEC probe
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German law enforcement investigations into alleged bribery activity by Siemens AG employees indicate that so-called letterbox companies in the United States and the British Virgin Islands may have had a role.
CEO calls for mind-set shift in analog/mixed-signal
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The future of the analog/mixed-signal business lies in a judicious mix of geographical diversification and product family development, rather than specialized designs for specific customers, Intersil's CEO told the India Semiconductor Association.
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Schaffner Test Systems heißt jetzt Teseq
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Der Schweizer Testsystemhersteller Schaffner Test Systems hat seinen Namen geändert: Nach einem Management-Buyout firmiert das Unternehmen nunmehr als Teseq EMV Test- und Messysteme AG. Das Produktprogramm wird weitergeführt.
Ny vd for NOTE i Lund
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Gert Larsson, som närmast kommer från det högteknologiska utvecklings- och tillverkningsföretaget Nolato, har anställts som VD för NOTE Lund.
South Korea develops digital audio components
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A team led by a state-run electronics technology think tank has developed core components for terrestrial digital audio broadcasting receivers, including RF and baseband chip sets, the government said.
Aviza names new exec in Japan
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Chip-equipment maker Aviza Technology Inc. announced the appointment of Masaaki Yashiro as president of Aviza Technology Japan K.K.
Portugal IP available on IBM, Chartered 65-nm process
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Portuguese analog/mixed signal circuit design provider Chipidea Microelectronica SA has said that its portfolio of analog front-end and data converter IP is available in the 90- and 65-nm foundry process technologies from Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing. The AFEs and converters support WiMAX/Wibro, WiFi, Ultra-Wideband and Mobile TV applications.
Litigation may scupper Alcatel, Microsoft IPTV partnership, says analyst
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One of the most important and visible partnerships in the emerging IPTV business is set to unravel according to an analyst following recent patent infringement lawsuits filed by Alcatel against Microsoft Corp.
Siemens now could face SEC probe
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The law enforcement's agencies investigations in the Siemens bribery scandal indicate that also letterbox companies in the USA and the Virgin Islands have been involved. Since Siemens shares are traded at U.S. stock exchanges, it cannot be ruled out that the American Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could launch own investigations. The SEC could impose fines in the million dollar range or even revoke Siemens' listing in the USA.
Early growth fund targets East Midlands
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The United Kingdom's East Midlands Development Agency (emda) and E-Synergy Ltd, its selected fund manager, have launched a venture capital fund.
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