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China drives home standards
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12/30/2006   Post a comment
It's been a roller-coaster ride for homegrown technology in China, but little will deter the Chinese from pushing ahead with their efforts to introduce standards.
Readers chase the bare facts in 2006
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12/30/2006   Post a comment
Restructurings, microprocessors and nakedness--literal and otherwise. Those were the themes that dominated the year in stories, as judged by viewer traffic on EETimes.com.
CIOs Map Out Top Two IT Priorities For 2007
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12/30/2006   Post a comment
New service architectures, and cost efficiencies with data centers are highlighted in survey about top priorities for the New Year.
FCC approves AT&T-BellSouth merger
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12/30/2006   Post a comment
The FCC approves the merger of AT&T and BellSouth after company agrees to repatriating BellSouth jobs, providing cheap Internet access, and assuring "net Neutrality" in packet delivery.
Arrow buys U.K. IT distributor InTechnology
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics Inc. said today it has completed its acquisition of the storage and security distribution business of InTechnology plc for approximately $80 million. The deal will allow Arrow's Enterprise Computing Solutions division to make further inroads into the United Kingdom, Europe's second-largest IT market.
WiMAX Forum releases frequency-availability database
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
The database includes frequency, regulatory and technical information such as guard band requirements for 75 countries.
PowerDsine investors approve sale to Microsemi
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
Shareholders of PowerDsine Ltd. have approved the acquisition of the specialist developer and maker of chips and modules for Power over Ethernet applications by Microsemi Corporation for $245 million.
Apple clears Jobs, but says phony records created
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
Apple Computer filed much-anticipated reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Friday (Dec. 29), saying its CEO Steve Jobs committed no wrongdoing in its options backdating scandal but that evidence surfaced of phony records that had been created to show a directors meeting that had never taken place.
Apple restates, acknowledges faked documents
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
In regulatory filings, Apple Computer recognized additional non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $84 million after tax, including $4 million, $7 million and $10 million in fiscal years 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively. The company acknowledged that it faked documentation of a special meeting of its board pertaining to a 2001 options grant to CEO Steve Jobs.
Report: Earthquake-damaged Asian networks will be slow to recover
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
Communications facilities damaged by a Dec. 26 earthquake off Taiwan are gradually being repaired, but it will likely be at least a few weeks before communications can return to normal, according to Renesys, an Internet and communications traffic-monitoring firm. "This isn't going to get fixed quickly," said Todd Underwood, VP of operations and professional services at Renesys.
Test - Please ignore
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
How Important Is A Job Title Change?
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
Career expert Oreste "Rusty" D'Aversa says a career title change should be about the duties and skills you are responsible for and the progression of responsibility in the new role.
Counting down top stories of 2006: No. 1
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
In our No. 1 story of 2006, Silicon Valley editor Mark LaPedus details a claim by IBM Corp. and the Georgia Institute of Technology that they broke the silicon speed record, thanks in part to a "frozen chip." IBM and Georgia Tech said that they demonstrated the first silicon-based chip capable of operating at frequencies above 500 GHz by cryogenically "freezing" the circuit to minus 451 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hedge fund urges Cypress to reorg, go private
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Los Angeles-based hedge fund Chapman Capital has written a letter to the board of directors of Cypress Semiconductor urging the company to reorganize itself and become a private company through leveraged buyout.
Analyst Gary Smith: top 10 EDA topics for 2007
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Veteran EDA analyst Gary Smith explains his "top ten" list of hot EDA topics for 2007, including electronic system level (ESL), design for manufacturability (DFM), IP reuse, analog/RF, globalization, and multi-core systems on chip.
Intel ordered to produce evidence
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
A U.S. District Court in Delaware has ordered Intel to produce documents and other evidence related to its business conduct outside of the U.S., according to a statement issued by Advanced Micro Devices.
Apple faked options grant documents, reports say
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Apple Computer gave CEO Steve Jobs 7.5 million unauthorized stock options in 2001 and later falsified records to make it appear as though its board of directors met to approve the grant, according to reports.
Study: Despite growth, Indian embedded industry faces threats
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
India's $2.53 billion embedded software industry, while enjoying rapid growth, faces a number of challenges related to a shortage of relevant skills, according to a new study.
Sony Ericsson seeks to enter South Korean market
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Sony Ericsson, the world's fourth largest mobile phone maker, seeks to make inroads into the South Korean market and is negotiating with SK Telecom, South Korea's top mobile telecommunications service provider.
Philips sells APM manufacturing unit to Lite-On
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics is selling the manufacturing operations of its Automotive Playback Modules (APM) business to Lite-On IT Corporation of Taiwan. Philips said the remainder of the APM operations, which are no longer seen as core to the conglomerate, would be transferred to a joint-venture between the two companies that will operate under the name Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions, or PLDS.
Sony Ericsson seeks to enter South Korean market
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Sony Ericsson, the world's fourth largest mobile phone maker, seeks to make inroads into the South Korean market and is negotiating with SK Telecom, South Korea's top mobile telecommunications service provider.
EVD supporters renew their push
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Backers of a Chinese optical-disk format are trying to rekindle interest in the technology as an alternative to legacy DVDs and pricey HD-DVD or Blu-ray media. But internal friction, controversy and a closing window of opportunity are conspiring against the format's success.

Keen eye and GPS make for enterprising story
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
One of the more amusing and enterprising stories of the year concerned an advertisement. An Analog Devices Inc. ad on page 19 in the July 17 edition of EE Times included the geographical coordinates 32 54.7 N, 96 45.1 W.

China drives home standards goes here please
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
It's been a roller-coaster ride for homegrown technology in China, but little will deter the Chinese from pushing ahead with their efforts to introduce standards.

In chips, private equity became a buyer's game
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
One of the biggest stories of 2006 seemed to come out of nowhere but really didn't: the surge in private-equity buyouts of major chip vendors.

View from Sand Hill Road
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Early-stage venture capital fund Formative Ventures (Menlo Park, Calif.) counts Pyxis Technology, Innocomm Wireless and Staccato Communications among its portfolio. General partner Clint Chao held management roles at SkyStream Networks, C-Cube Microsystems and Motorola. His co-founder, Brian Connors, also a general partner, was with Redpoint Ventures and Institutional Venture Partners. He also worked at C-Cube and Synopsys. General partner Dino Vendetti worked at MetaWave and Qualcomm before m
Multicore faces a long road
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
This may go down as the year the electronics industry woke up to the full breadth and significance of the trend to multicore processors.

'06 had Sony singing the blues
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
By any measure, 2006 has been Sony Corp.'s annus horribilis, a year of high-profile manufacturing snafus that have cost the company dearly--in revenue, market share and prestige.

'06 had Sony singing the blues
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
By any measure, 2006 has been Sony Corp.'s annus horribilis, a year of high-profile manufacturing snafus that have cost the company dearly--in revenue, market share and prestige.

'06 had Sony singing the blues
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
By any measure, 2006 has been Sony Corp.'s annus horribilis, a year of high-profile manufacturing snafus that have cost the company dearly--in revenue, market share and prestige.

Questions in the wake of a watershed year
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
It's hard to know what to make of a year as it's still winding down. Here, we scramble to close everything out with a leaner and meaner and vacationing staff, a thin news month and holiday wishes galore coming in by snail mail (TI's Gene Franz sent candy canes).

Readers chase the bare facts in 2006
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Restructurings, microprocessors and nakedness--literal and otherwise. Those were the themes that dominated the year in stories, as judged by viewer traffic on EETimes.com.

Too often, ethics were optional
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Bad behavior grabbed headlines this year, as the electronics industry hit what all must hope was its ethical nadir.

Too often, ethics were optional
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Bad behavior grabbed headlines this year, as the electronics industry hit what all must hope was its ethical nadir.

Deal roils DFM status quo
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Design-for-manufacturability may be the next big hope for the EDA industry, but the world's largest provider of lithography steppers also wants a piece of the DFM action. ASML Holding NV last week announced its intention to acquire Brion Technologies Inc., an up-and-coming provider of lithography verification and optical proximity correction (OPC) solutions.

Deal roils DFM status quo
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Design-for-manufacturability may be the next big hope for the EDA industry, but the world's largest provider of lithography steppers also wants a piece of the DFM action. ASML Holding NV last week announced its intention to acquire Brion Technologies Inc., an up-and-coming provider of lithography verification and optical proximity correction (OPC) solutions.

Suspended reality
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
The coolest living room in Silicon Valley, if not the world, is located in an unremarkable building bearing a temporary banner embroidered with the still-fresh logo of NXP Semiconductors. There, on its San Jose campus, the former Philips Semiconductors unit has established its Connected Living Showcase. The company has packed the room with prototype reference platforms and soon-to-be-in-production devices (as well as at least one that has been on the market for a year) that emphasize the conne
Be precise, know your audience
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
We know that it's often difficult for engineers to communicate with nontechnical audiences. In our world, ordinary words have unique meanings, acronyms abound and barely comprehensible utterances, such as "nonmonotonic," roll off our tongues easily while the listener's word-recognition brain zone flashes, "Huh?"

MEMORIES: Macronix reengineers SONOS for next-gen flash
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Macronix International is working on a flash memory structure that it believes will dismantle the barriers expected to confront today's floating-gate technology at the 45-nano- meter node.

NETWORKS: Occam adds support for SIP switching
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Updating the operating system for its BLC 6000 broadband loop carrier line, Occam Networks Inc. has added support for the Session Initiation Protocol in the access system for the first time.

LITHOGRAPHY: AMD preps to take immersion plunge at 45 nm
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Playing catch-up with Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has tipped the first technical details of its 45-nanometer process technology.

Medical sensor firm secures $3.3 million investment
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
BiancaMed Ltd., a spinoff from University College Dublin, has secured 2.5 million euro (about $3.3 million) in investment. The investment round was led by DFJ ePlanet Ventures with participation from existing corporate investor ResMed.
Emergency calls set to drive in-vehicle chip market
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
The market for semiconductors in vehicles is expected to be worth $5 billion in 2013 and is growing because of in-vehicle infotainment and communications demand, according to market research company Strategy Analytics.
Philips sells APM manufacturing unit to Lite-On
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics is selling the manufacturing operations of its Automotive Playback Modules (APM) business to Lite-On IT Corporation of Taiwan. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Analyst: Back-end memory testing could tighten in '07
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
The back-end memory testing industry may become tighter in the second half of 2007, as memory packaging and testing companies struggle to keep pace with a changing and rapidly growing market, according to a report by market researcher DRAMeXchange.
Report: Powerchip denies selling fab to Vanguard
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Taiwan's Powerchip Semiconductor said in a filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange that reports that it is planning to sell its eight-inch-wafer plant to Vanguard International Semiconductor are pure speculation, according to a Forbes.com report.
Advice On Changing Career Tracks
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Two tech professionals seek advice on how to prep a resume, and their professional development, to move into new IT career arenas.
Counting down top stories of 2006: No. 2
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Our No. 2 story for 2006, written by London editor Peter Clarke, described the ARM9-based asynchronous processor developed by ARM Holdings plc and Handshake Solutions NV, a subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics subsidiary. The ARM996HS is thought to be the first commercial clockless processor and is said to be particularly suited to use as an automotive microcontroller.
Formal provider OneSpin opens U.S. office
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
OneSpin Solutions, a formal verification spinoff from Infineon in Germany, has opened a U.S. office in Sunnyvale, Calif. to boost sales of its Module Verifier and Equivalence Checker products.
Former KLA-Tencor CEO Tompkins resigns from board
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12/27/2006   Post a comment
Jon Tompkins, former chairman and CEO of fab equipment supplier KLA-Tencor, resigned from the company's board of directors Dec. 21, according to a regulatory filing. Tompkins is the fourth high-ranking official to abruptly sever ties with KLA-Tencor since the company was implicated in a scandal over historical stock options grants.
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