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U.S. signs off on patent disclosure plan
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
U.S. antitrust enforcers have signed off on a proposal by an computer industry standards group to disclose and license patents.
RFID for mil-aero poised to take off, researcher says
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
Military and aerospace contractors are expected to expand their use of RFID technology for services like the maintenance, repair and overhaul of military equipment and aircraft.
Consumer giants push 60-GHz high-def home nets
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
LG, Matsushita, NEC, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba said they have formed WirelessHD to deliver a specification for multi-Gbit/second wireless home networking via 60- GHz radios.
Options scandal: Atmel expects big restatement
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Atmel is the latest high-tech company to acknowledge it would restate a significant portion of its historical financials in connection with past stock options granting practices, saying its financial statements for 2003 through 2005, plus the first quarter of 2006, should no longer be relied upon.
52-kHz USB module samples sound, vibration
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
A USB-powered module from Data Translation packs four independent 24-bit IEPE sensor inputs. All are synchronized with a tachometer input to provide data streams matched in time. The module includes a 4-mA current source, and supports AC or DC sampling at rates to 52-kHz.
ITC panel debates cost-of-quality variables
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10/26/2006   Post a comment
Assessments of the total cost of quality need to take into account reliability, delivery, adherence to requirements, and the quality of the user experience, according to an executive panel at the International Test Conference, where panelists from IBM, Dell, Cisco and AMD debated the shifting priorities for ensuring quality products.
RF vector signal generator is Windows-based
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10/26/2006   Post a comment
Priced at less than $10,000, a microwave vector signal generator from precisionWave includes an I/Q generator and LCD spectral display. The Windows XP Pro-based unit can be operated on the bench or across a LAN, delivering signals in the 800-MHz and 1.7-GHz bands.
Nvidia calls for increasing test quality
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10/26/2006   Post a comment
Nvidia's Chris Malachowsky detailed some troubling trends in his keynote at the International Test Conference, saying, "The costs for ASIC development are growing to over $46 million with test costs about $2 million of the total."
Scope probe converts complementary differential signals into single-ended sigs
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
Tektronix has a differential scope probe with 13-GHz bandwidth and an extended termination voltage range. The SMA-connector probe can be used for serial bus validation and compliance testing. It converts complementary differential signals into single-ended ones for feeding a scope channel.
Analyst expects dull holidays for electronics
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
Plagued by product delays, competing standards and inventory shortages, consumer electronics cannot rely on a single killer application to drive holiday spending this year, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Cisco applies test strategy globally
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
At the International Test Conference, a Cisco Systems executive detailed Cisco's "trust but verify" strategy for test.
Mosaid: judge grants motion to dismiss Micron complaint
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
A U.S. federal judge in California has granted a motion by intellectual property vendor Mosaid Technologies to dismiss a complaint for declaratory judgment by memory chip vendor Micron Technology, Mosaid said.
Lenovo wins NBA marketing rights
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
Chinese PC maker Lenovo has won marketing rights with the National Basketball Association in both the U.S. and China.
China native donates $35M to USC engineering school
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
Ming Hsieh has donated $35 million to the engineering school at the University of Southern California.
EPA tightens up power specs for PCs
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the first update in seven years to its Energy Star program for power saving PCs. On average, the revised requirements for the Energy Star program will require PCs to be 65 percent more power efficient than current models.
EPA tightens up power specs for PCs
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the first update in seven years to its Energy Star program for power saving PCs. On average, the revised requirements for the Energy Star program will require PCs to be 65 percent more power efficient than current models.
Hardware/software platform ensures Wi-Fi Certification
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
Here's news of a hardware and software platform that lets you perform certification testing according to the Wi-Fi Alliance Test Engine architecture. The AzCert Wi-Fi Certification Test Suite for Test Engine-enabled devices will be used by Wi-Fi Alliance Authorized Test Laboratories. Product vendors, device manufacturers, and semiconductor vendors can pre-test Station Devices using a common approach.
DVD presents spectrum analysis training
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10/23/2006   Post a comment
A spectrum analysis tutorial DVD was originally created from an RF product training session day taped over a full eight hours. The DVD tutorial version is trimmed down to three hours, but is nonetheless packed with concise RF engineering and surveying features and tips.
National Instruments spins free LabVIEW drivers for wireless sensor networks
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10/23/2006   Post a comment
Working with RF-based sensors? Then consider this freebie announcement from National Instruments. It's extending the popular LabVIEW graphical programming environment to wireless sensors from Accsense, Accutech, and Crossbow Technology.
Japan trade group forms laptop battery task force
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association has formed a task force based on its PC vendors' committee to set guidelines for safety use of lithium ion batteries in notebook PCs.
Vistec Litho to relocate from U.K. to New York state
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
New York State is providing $30 million to relocate Vistec Lithography Inc.'s operations from Cambridge, U.K., to Watervliet, N.Y.
DoD needs net-centric building blocks, group says
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. military is investing heavily in network-centric technologies but must find new ways to expand network capabilities on a global basis while funding network research, industry experts said.
Singapore incubator to help Russia find investments
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
A business incubator will be established in Singapore to help Russian science projects find investors.
Frustration mounts over delayed India chip policy
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10/20/2006   2 comments
India's delayed national semiconductor policy is causing mounting frustration among stakeholders and potential investors.
IEEE-1149.6 boundary-scan extended to high-speed digital networks
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
Here's news of support for testing under the IEEE-Std.-1149.6 for advanced digital networks. The 1149.6 standard is an extension to the original 1149.1 boundary-scan spec. It overcomes test limitations associated with digital interfaces such as LVDS and AC-coupled networks.
Zilog to increase investment in China
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
Pegging much of its future growth on Asia, Zilog Inc. intends to increase investment in its Shanghai design center so that it can be more responsive to its increasing number of customers there.
Rambus expects $200M in options charges
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
Chip memory technology licensor Rambus is likely to take stock-based compensation charges of more than $200 million following an internal investigation into historical stock options granting practices.
Windows JTAG software eases production boundary-scan testing
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10/19/2006   Post a comment
JTAG test vendor Corelis announces two software products that are IEEE-1149.1 test execution packages. Both use a simplistic software interface that lets non-technical users perform JTAG testing in production settings.
RFI starts SMIA conformance testing for camera modules
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10/19/2006   Post a comment
RFI Global Services Ltd (RFI) has become the first laboratory to be approved by the founder members of the SMIA forum, Nokia and STMicroelectronics, to test handset camera module compliance to the SMIA standard.
More charged in DRAM price-fixing probe
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10/18/2006   Post a comment
A total of three executives from DRAM manufacturers were indicted for their alleged participation in a price-fixing conspiracy in 2001 and 2002, the U.S. Justice Department said. The indicted executives include two South Korean nationals from Sasung Electronics and one American from Hynix Semiconductor's U.S. subsidiary.
Microsoft expands R&D team in China
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10/18/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft is planning to boost its R&D division in China by hiring 500 new engineers.
Key Eye hires Fox, raises $16 million
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10/18/2006   Post a comment
Key Eye Communications Inc. named Chuck Fox its new president and CEO.
Rohde & Schwarz signal analyzer now handles WiMAX OFDMA
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10/18/2006   Post a comment
The FSQ-K93 option for the company's signal analyzer also supports WiBro, a variant of the WiMAX standard, as well as IEEE 802.16 OFDM.
Portable RF power meter provides laboratory accuracy to 6-GHz
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10/17/2006   Post a comment
RF test equipment maker Keithley Instruments has a new handheld RF power meter that's billed by the company as the first lab-quality meter designed to make RF measurements in both field and lab. The company claims its Model 3500 provides the accuracy of a benchtop low-power RF power meter with the convenience of a portable instrument---at half the price of competing products.
Amkor launches wafer bump operations in Singapore
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10/17/2006   Post a comment
Assembly and test services provider Amkor Technology began operations at a new 300-mm wafer bump factory in Singapore.
LG Electronics turns 3Q profit, expects slowdown
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10/17/2006   Post a comment
LG Electronics Inc. turned a profit in its third quarter as a result of brisk sales in the mobile communications and display sectors.
Multi-channel multi-function 100-MHz scope is battery powered
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10/16/2006   Post a comment
Check out this battery-powered 4-channel oscilloscope that's 600-V CAT III-rated. Displaying up to eight traces, this hand-held instrument can give you five tools, including an FFT spectrum analyzer, true RMS DMM, a power-line harmonic analyzer, and a data recorder. Read the vendor's release notes and eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn's review.
Survey: CE holiday gift spending to reach $21 billion
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10/16/2006   Post a comment
Spending on consumer electronics gifts is projected to increase 21 percent this holiday season to $21 billion, according to a study by the Consumer Electronics Association trade group.
Agilent rolls WiMAX test solutions
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10/16/2006   Post a comment
The ADS Library can be used in conjunction with the company's spectrum analyzer, vector signal analysis software and vector signal generator.
China EVD backers form alliance
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10/16/2006   Post a comment
More than 40 Chinese companies have established an optical disk alliance to boost the nation's Enhanced Versatile Disc format as it comes under further pressure from a HD DVD format.
Finisar CEO sees fiber as healthy in the data center
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10/16/2006   Post a comment
Finisar Corp. chairman and CEO Jerry Rawls explains in the interview with EE Times how the company has managed to remain one of the few healthy optical component companies.
Synopsys subpoenas Mentor over PTO request
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10/13/2006   Post a comment
Synopsys has served fellow EDA vendor Mentor Graphics a subpoena demanding certain documents related to Mentor's request for reexamination of two Magma Design Automation Inc. patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Handheld RF analyzer gets WiMAX measuring hooks
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10/13/2006   Post a comment
Test equipment maker Anritsu introduces Fixed WiMAX IEEE-802.16-2004 test options for one of its existing handheld RF analyzers. These options let you make Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access measurements.
Home net group embraces copy protection technologies
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10/13/2006   Post a comment
The Digital Living Network Alliance will roll out its first guidelines for copy protection at the end of October, aimed at setting a standard for link-level content security across a home network.
IBM's speech recognition technology headed to Iraq
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10/12/2006   Post a comment
IBM Corp.'s Multilingual Automatic Speech-to-Speech Translator is moving from the lab to use in Iraq through the U.S. Joint Forces Command.
Test gear helps unravel high-speed serial data knots
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10/12/2006   Post a comment
Focus-On: Blistering speed distinguishes today's serial data transmission schemes. With productized 2.5-Gbit/s and 3-Gbit/s designs in the field, 5-Gbit/s technologies are on the way. What's more, 12-Gbit/s making its way through standards committees and onto the drawing boards. In lockstep, test-and-measurement houses are dishing up instruments that can analyze and test Gbit/s serial systems.
CSP test socket fits 28 to 40 mm2 devices
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10/12/2006   Post a comment
Aries Electronics has introduced a CSP test socket for 28 to 40 mm2 devices. The socket is suitable for manual testing of components with pitches down to 0.40 mm such as CSP, MicroBGA, DSP, LGA, SRAM, DRAM, and Flash devices.
Rohde & Schwarz delivers WiMAX solution
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10/12/2006   Post a comment
One option allows the owner to configure the system to suit specific measurement scenarios.
Nanometrics files new complaint against rival Nova
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10/11/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor metrology specialist Nanometrics has filed an additional complaint alleging infringement of two more of its patents by rival Nova Measuring Instruments. The complaint alleges infringement of two patents related to Nanometrics' optical critical dimension technology, commonly referred to as scatterometry.
ITC judge finds Qualcomm infringes Broadcom patent
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10/10/2006   Post a comment
A U.S. International Trade Commission( ITC) judge issued an initial determination that Qualcomm infringes five claims of a Broadcom patent, Broadcom said. Qualcomm said it would urge the six-member ITC to reject the determination.
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