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GE Cisco paves way for factory-floor Ethernet
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Executives from GE Cisco Industrial Networks, the company newly formed by an alliance of GE Industrial Systems and Cisco Systems Inc., are cranking up plans to move Ethernet to the factory floor. The new operation could have a profound effect on industrial-controls technology, not only because many engineers are already considering Ethernet, but also because the names GE and Cisco lend credibility to the concept.
U.S. finds itself competing for Indian engineers
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The United States, which grants more than half its annual allotment of H-1B high-tech visas to Indian engineers, isn't alone in its pursuit of the technical expertise resident.
TI to buy Dot Wireless for $475M in stock
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In another acquisition agreement, Texas Instruments Inc. today announced that it will buy privately-held Dot Wireless Inc., a supplier of code division multiple access (CDMA) technology for third-generation (3G) cellular phones and other wireless devices. As part of the acquisition, TI said it plans to set up a new wireless group in San Diego to increase its emphasis on digital signal processing applications in 3G systems.
Zoran exposes image-sensor aims
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Hard-drive makers push fundamental limits
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Recent talk of approaching fundamental limits in hard disk storage have fueled the hopes of those pushing such alternative approaches as optical storage, holographic storage, perpendicular recording and atomic probe storage. The market involved is huge. More than $40 billion worth of hard disk drives and subsystems were sold last year. Prices per megabyte have been falling by a factor of two per year; capacity per disk has risen at the same rate. Any roadblock to continued progress in this techn
China drafts road map for CDMA push
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China's road map for a market push into next-generation wireless equipment came into focus during the China International Telecommunications Exhibition as local equipment makers showed code-division multiple-access (CDMA) systems and handsets.
Virata bid coincides with Excess Bandwidth chip set launch
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Excess Bandwidth Corp. has accepted an acquisition offer from Virata Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) worth 6.3 million shares or approximately $315 million, casting a cloud over Excess Bandwidth's launch of a universal digital subscriber line engine for symmetrical DSL services.
National licenses TSMC technology for Maine fab
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National Semiconductor Corp. couldn't find any takers when it was trying to sell its fabrication facility in South Portland, Maine two years ago. But the company is now glad it kept the facility, having struck a long-term deal this week to import advanced chip-making process technologies from foundry industry leader Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. In a clear recognition that foundries are now leading developers of process technology, analysts said the deal marks the first time that a
SpinCircuit tool pushes online info to designers
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SpinCircuit, a recent spin-off of Cadence Design Systems Inc., has announced a companion product for its ActiveParts eSupply Chain Services tool that will allow electronics parts suppliers to communicate customized product and service information directly to an engineer's desktop via the Internet.
VCX component exchange adds online partners
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The Virtual Component Exchange (VCX), three months from a full-scale launch of its intellectual property (IP) online exchange operation, this week enhanced its business-to-business model by announcing a series of Web alliances.
Parthus acquires Frontier GSM design team
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Parthus Technologies plc, the fast-expanding Dublin-based design services and intellectual property group, has acquired a communications design team of seven or eight engineers based in Melbourne, Fla., from Frontier Design BV (Leuven, Belgium).
Omron serves richer product mix
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Bourns targets telecom industry
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MSL mapping a global strategy
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Sheldahl in talks to acquire IFT
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Stratos IPO nets $183.8 million
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U.S. to test ultra-wideband technology for interference
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The U.S. government said Thursday (June 29) that it will begin evaluating ultra-wideband (UWB) technologies to determine whether devices based on it can operate without interfering with existing radio communications services.
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