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Listen to the anti-RoHS
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Anyone who has seen a melting glacier, traveled in smog-ridden Athens, Bangkok, London or Shanghai, and experienced the awful sights of an electronics products dumping ground in a developing country cannot but wish that governments throughout the world would do more to protect our environment.
Philips Semi homes in on China
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With its divestiture from Royal Philips Electronics NV nearly complete, Philips Semiconductors has trained its focus on shoring up its position in the electronics supply chain. Critical to the fledgling spin-off will be how it manages the growing influence of China, and the Asia-Pacific region in general, on the electronics industry.
Your need, my specialty
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Seagate Technology Inc. is always on the lookout for the new frontiers of data storage. So when customers started pulling the hard-disk-drive maker in the direction of information-intensive business-to-business e-commerce, it looked like there could be something in it for Seagate, too.
A Silent Revolution
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How would you like to know for sure that the high-tech digital video camera your child wants for her birthday will be in stock? What about knowing that the expensive electronics you ordered will arrive in one complete shipment, with no parts missing?
ProMOS to spend $5 billion on two 300-mm fabs
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Taiwan-based memory maker ProMOS Technology Inc. is planning to invest $5 billion for two more 300-mm wafer DRAM fabs that will be located in central Taiwan.
Kingston's DDR2 memory
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Kingston Technology Co. has launched its ValueRAM DDR2 registered ECC memory module, supporting Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron1000 series processors.
India, Taiwan meet to explore chip partnerships
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A 19-member team from the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) visited India's silicon hub Bangalore to explore partnerships in chip design and embedded software with its counterparts in the sub-continent.
Get it right, all the time
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The medical-equipment market is a prime example of a segment that manages extremely complex, mission-critical products within a highly regulated industry. OEMs in the sector must work with manufacturing and supply chain partners to address challenges throughout the product life cycle, while optimizing design, cost and quality, as well as reducing risk and liability. And, they must ensure their product is right the first time; the life of the end customer - the patient - depends on it.
Mopping Up
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When Microsoft Corp. launched the long-awaited Xbox 360 game console, the headlines were all about competitive posturing vs. rival manufacturers and whose chips were on the motherboard.
Intel aims to mend digital display interface split
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Intel Corp. is committing to sorting out the competition between two digital display interfaces by the end of the year.
NXP foresees JV for advanced CMOS fab
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NXP, formerly the semiconductor business of Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, plans to increase outsourcing of semiconductor manufacturing from its current level of 20 percent to reach 40 percent, but at that point could be looking for a partner, or partners, to form a manufacturing joint venture to build an advanced CMOS wafer fab.
Broadcom, Qualcomm to continue legal disputes
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Broadcom Corporation plans to continue to pursue U.S. federal antitrust claims against Qualcomm Incorporated, despite the decision by the District Court in New Jersey to dismiss Broadcom’s complaint against Qualcomm.
NXP is looking for acquisitions
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At the IFA consumer electronics trade show, NXP announced more details as to its further strategy after NXP CEO Frans van Houten today (September 1st) had aired the new name and strategies for the former semiconductor activities of the Dutch Philips concern.
Taiwan firm to license Osram white-LED technology, says report
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Ya Hsin Industrial Co. Ltd., a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, is set to become a licensee of Osram white-LED technology, according to a Taiwan Economic News report. The two companies are expected to sign an agreement in September, the report said.
Tulips by any other name would smell as sweet
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Scott McGregor, president and chief executive officer of Broadcom Corp. was closest when he suggested Nexperia.
Happy Take Your CEO to Work Day!
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It's time to show your chief executive how important the call center is to the rest of the enterprise -- it's a great way for management to get reacquainted with the customer.
Seven Trends in Quality Monitoring
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The companies that make quality monitoring software tell us what's new and what to look for in the future.
The Flat World as it Applies to Call Centers
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American companies sometimes offshore their problems and then blame the location or their partners for not solving them.
The Power of Knowledge
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How the latest knowledge management tools enable you to convey information about your company that serves the unique needs of your customers.
Best Practices of Second-Class Call Centers
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How hard can benchmarking call centers be? Our humor columnist gives it a go.
ACCE/Special Preview: The State of the Call Center Industry
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Our annual overview of key trends the contact center professional needs to follow.
TEK Micro creates U.K. design and support center
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TEK Microsystems Inc. has created a design, engineering and support center in Malvern, England.
A Look at Latin America
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Why advances in education could help Latin America attract more business, and more call centers.
Shape Up Quality Monitoring by Shipping It Out
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When you outsource quality monitoring, supervisors can spend more time coaching and improving core competencies.
Call Center Manager Spotlight: Jay Fleming, Hartford Customer Services Group
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Fleming launched a program that provides unlimited flexibility to those who might want to scale back on the hours, but who don't want to leave their job entirely.
ACCE/Special Preview: Preparing Your Call Center for Tomorrow's Environment: Six Key Trends to Consider
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ICMI's Brad Clevelend highlights some call center trends you ought to know about -- excerpted from his new book.
Alcatel to buy Nortel's UMTS access business
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Alcatel is to buy the UMTS network access equipment division of Nortel for $320 million.
Philips Semiconductors blir NXP
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Femtio år av innovation och en bred bas av produkt-IP för halvledare ger nya NXP en stabil plattform som nummer två i Europa. Frans van Houten blir kvar i ledningen
Heard on the Beat: Intel layoff near
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Intel Corp.'s anticipated big layoff is supposed to take place on Tuesday of next week.
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