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Editor's Note: A Running Stream Of Consciousness
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A reader who wonders where all the jobs needing business skills and tech expertise really are as he isn't getting far in his job search.
Editor's Note: A Little Support Goes A Long Way
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It seems that the IT industry outlook isn't really as rosy as pundits claim and today's job seekers could use some support.
Editor's Note: Get The Scoop On Interviewing
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Job interviewing is frightening no matter how many times you've gone on interviews. You may blurt out something that immediately tanks your chances. That's exactly why TechCareeers launched its Hiring Reports section for job seekers.
Editor's Note: How Are You Boosting Business Skills?
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Despite a rosy employment picture, more than a few tech workers believe that they don't have the necessary business skills to keep advancing in their careers.
Editor's Note: Do You Snoop?
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As one survey reveals, one in three IT staffers do all that and more--even rifling through confidential corporate files.
AMD's Barcelona hits 2 GHz in August
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Advanced Micro Devices said it will ship in Barcelona, the industry's first native quad-core x86 processor, in August running at up to 2 GHz.
Editor's Note: The H-1B Debate: Beneath The Policy, The Personal
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This week InformationWeek colleague Alice LaPlante tackles an hot issue for everyone working in the IT industry: The impact of H1-B visas.
Mosaid exits semi IP business
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Following a management shakeup, Mosaid Technologies Inc. has decided to divest the assets of its semiconductor intellectual property product business.
Micron faces layoffs, capex cuts
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Following a huge loss and a memory downturn, Micron Technology Inc. has cut its capital spending for fiscal 2008 and announced plans for a workforce reduction.
James Bond playing card firm set to market plastic memory in 2008
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Surely James Bond would never have anything to do with marked cards but now the company that supplied the playing cards used in the film 'Casino Royale' is going to add plastic memory to its products.
Philips sells stake in GaAs foundry Ommic
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Continuing its strategy of divesting non-core activities, Royal Philips Electronics has sold, for an undisclosed sum, its controlling stake in French wafer supplier Ommic S.A.S to Financiere Victoire.
Egide, acteur du pôle System@tic
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Le Français Egide SA, spécialisé dans la fabrication de boîtiers hermétiques pour composants électroniques sensibles, vient d'être retenu par le pôle de compétitivité System@tic Paris-Région.
Pentagon orders Taser stun guns
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The Defense Department is buying its first batch of stun guns.
Micron faces layoffs, capex cuts
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Following a huge loss, Micron Technology Inc. has cut its capital spending for fiscal 2008.
Photo Stencil acquired by Colorado equity firm
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Photo Stencil Inc., a surface-mount stencil and tooling company based here, has been acquired by a Colorado private equity firm.
Hiring Report: DBA Web Technologies Hiring Dozens Of Developers, DBAs And System Engineers
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The software and database consulting firm wants specialists who are willing to work hard to learn what they don't know and work well as a team.
Just for kicks, RoboCup expands to include nanobots
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Like many professional sports leagues, robot soccer is expanding this year.
Silicon 60 listing, Qimonda, Infineon lead story ranking
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Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday June 24, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, June 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
ST, CEA team on miniaturized energy sources solutions
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European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV and the French Atomic Energy Agency (CEA) have concluded a collaboration agreement on the development of miniaturized energy sources solutions. Two joint laboratories will be established in Tours and in Grenoble, France, so as to conduct advanced research in solid-state microbatteries and microfuel cells for clean energy generation.
SATS market grew by 26.5% in '06 , says Gartner
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The global semiconductor contract assembly and test services (SATS) market grew by 26.5 percent in 2006 and reached $19.2 billion according to Gartner, Inc. Outsourcing's share rose to 43.5 percent of the total semiconductor packaging market.
Kitron köper delar av EDC
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Kitron ASA köper delar av verksamheten hos EDC i Munkfors AB.
Pristaken spikade för europeiska mobiltelesamtal
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EU har beslutat om pristak på mobiltelesamtal till och från utlandet inom EU och de nya reglerna träder i kraft redan den 30 juni. Roamingpriserna vid inomeuropeiska samtal sänks rejält och Europas telekomoperatörer blir av med en bra inkomstkälla.

Mobiltelekunderna skall också få personlig information om priser då de reser från ett EU-land till ett annat. Grossistpriset exklusive moms kommer att ligga på max 0,30 euro per minut vid roaming. Ett pris som sedan skall sänkas med 2
MHS Electronics, Polytech créent une équipe de recherche
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Une équipe de recherche vient de voir le jour entre le groupe nantais MHS Electronics, spécialisé dans la fabrication de puces électroniques, et les deux laboratoires de Polytech'Nantes, l’IREENA (Institut de Recherche en Electrotechnique et Electronique de Nantes Atlantique) et l’IMN (lnstitut des Matériaux Jean-Rouxel Nantes). Leur intérêt commun est d'associer recherche académique et développement industriel au service de l'efficacité des mécanismes de l'innovation.
CommScope finally grabs Andrew for $2.6 bn
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Having rejected a $1.5 billion offer last year, CommScope Inc. has succeeded with a $2.6 billion offer for wireless infrastructure rival Andrew Corporation.
James Bond playing card firm set to market plastic memory in 2008
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Surely James Bond would never have anything to do with marked cards but now the company that supplied the playing cards used in the film 'Casino Royale' is going to add plastic memory to its products.
Icera takes HSDPA lead, says report
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Independent research suggests that British wireless technology specialist Icera's HSDPA device and chipset outperform parts from much larger rivals such as Qualcomm and Ericsson Mobile Platforms in terms of data throughput for commercially available devices.
Data Respons köper Sylog
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Data Respons, som tillverkar lösningar för embeddedmarknaden, har köpt Sylog Sverige AB. Med sina 70 anställda är Sylog specialiserat inom utveckling, test och integration av programvara och systemlösningar.
High iPhone price deters Germans
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In the German media, the hype about the iPhone is running as high as everywhere else - despite the fact that Europeans will only be able to buy the gadget later in the year. However, a market poll documents a sober attitude with respect to Apple's latest coup.
Vodafone seen inching ahead for European iPhone deal
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While eager customers in the U.S. get their hands on the iPhone today (Friday, June 29), Europeans are having to wait till later in the year and tough negotiation are in place to see which operator will emerge as the winner. Many on the London stock exchange believe Vodafone is in the lead, as its share price has been rising all this week on anticipation it would win the European rights.
Microcontroller: Der Trend geht zu mehr Bits
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Ein 10-prozentiges Wachstum sagt das Marktforschungsinstitut Databeans dem Mikrocontroller-Markt für das laufende Jahr voraus. Der Preisdruck wird allerdings mittelfristig das Wachstum bremsen.
Löscher to replace Kleinfeld in Nokia Siemens board
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The newly-appointed Siemens group CEO Peter Löscher will replace outgoing top manager Klaus Kleinfeld in the board of Nokia Siemens Networks.
Mosaid exits semi IP business
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Following a management shakeup, Mosaid Technologies Inc. has decided to divest the assets of its semiconductor intellectual property product business.
Micron posts big loss, seeks to cut costs
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Amid an effort to cut costs, Micron Technology Inc. posted a third-quarter loss of $225 million, or minus $0.29 per diluted share, on net sales of $1.3 billion.
Irish fabless firm to provide known good die to Fairchild
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In a departure from normal practice a fabless chip company has cut a deal to supply known good die to an IDM. This might be less strange than it appears if the IDM was the original foundry supplier to the fabless company, which is RedMere Technology Ltd. (Balbriggan, Ireland).
Ethernet group may bless 40, 100G paths
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A group trying to chart the future of Ethernet is expected to propose at key July meeting in San Francisco a plan to set standards both for 40 and 100 Gbit/second versions of the technology to meet the diverging needs of computer and communication companies.
Synopsys reaffirms support for Vera
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Even though Synopsys is heavily pushing SystemVerilog as a unified design and verification language, the company is reaffirming support for its own Vera testbench language.
Pentagon claims credit for bald eagle's resurgence
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The Department of Defense is claiming a "significant role" in the resurgence of the nation's symbol.
Semiconductor service labs to merge
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Three separate semiconductor service labs -- Berkeley Consulting Services Inc., FIB International Inc. and Nano Measurements Inc. -- have merged.
Five chipmakers control 32% of manufacturing, says analyst
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Samsung, TSMC, Intel, Toshiba, and UMC had the five largest shares of the world's chip manufacturing capacity at the end of 2006, with a combined capacity of just over 2.9 million 200-mm equivalent wafer per month.
Qinetiq moves investments into independent VC fund
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The U.K. defense and security firm Qinetiq Group plc has formed a venture capital company with Coller Capital Ltd. that is intended to accelerate progress at seven of its investments.
Arena sees 61% jump in sales of on-demand PLM
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Arena Solutions today reported that new customer sales jumped 61 percent in the first quarter of 2007, an indication of growing demand for on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM).
California Micro Devices lowers outlook
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California Micro Devices Inc. has lowered its financial outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2008, which ends June 30.
Sumitomo buys MEMS etch firm
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Japan's Sumitomo Precision Products Co. Ltd. (SPP) has completed the acquisition of Primaxx Inc., a manufacturer of MEMS etch release equipment, in an all-cash transaction.
IPhone to gain share, but questions remain
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Strategy Analytics predicts that Apple Computer Inc.'s iPhone will account for 10 percent share of total smartphone sales in the United States by the end of 2007.
ASE tops IC assembly and test rankings
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Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) remained the No. 1 provider of assembly and test services in 2006 and became the first provider to exceed $3 billion in a calendar year, according to rankings from Gartner Inc.
Qimonda DIMMs aim at high-end servers
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With its 8-GByte DDR2 FB-DIMM modules, Qimonda claims to be the first in the industry to offer this high memory density. Probably more important could be the vendor's second claim: The devices are said to dissipate up to 45 percent less power, compared with existing solutions.
Berner & Mattner has jobs for automotive EE testers
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Vehicle electronics engineering company Berner & Mattner presently offers some 30 jobs for engineers and technical managers.
Phase control ICs control two 3-phase motors simultaneously and independently
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NEC Electronics’ 3-phase control ICs V850E/IF3 and V850E/IG3 are based on the 32-bit V850E1 core, and include two integrated 16-bit 3-phase timers with 6-phase PWM output function.
Digital power supplies offer PMBus communication
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N-0275 series ultra-compact 275 W switch mode power supplies feature digital power management and optional PMBus capability.
Can Apple sustain its iPhone launch success?
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As the hype over Apple's iPhone reaches its climax, an industry consultant is posing a fundamental question: Can Apple sustain iPhone's initial momentum over the next four months in areas like volume, price and profitability?
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