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TSMC backs down from 'record year' prediction
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. sought to qualify a statement made by its chief executive that the company expects to have a record year in 2010.
Bluetooth group drops ultrawideband, eyes 60 GHz
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10/29/2009   6 comments
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has shelved any plans to use the ultrawideband technology it acquired from the WiMedia Alliance when that group decided in March it would fold, and in its place is conducting due diligence on 60 GHz technology as a possible transport for a future high-rate Bluetooth.
Verizon to OEMs: Get the heat out
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10/28/2009   2 comments
Verizon Communications Inc. will require OEMs starting in July 2010 to supply thermal models for circuit boards and cabinets for any equipment they want to sell to the carrier as part of a new energy-saving strategy.
Intellon, Whirlpool snag smart grid grants
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10/28/2009   Post a comment
Proposals from chip designer Intellon Corp. and white goods giant Whirlpool were among a broad group of 100 projects selected Tuesday to share $34 billion in federal funds to accelerate deployment of smart electric grids.
TTi : Bench power supply has improved accuracy
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10/28/2009   Post a comment
TTi has upgraded its EX354D bench power supply to improve its precision. The new model, EX354RD, has 4-digit meters for both voltage and current along with switchable remote sense terminals.
Update: Ex-AMD CEO Ruiz reportedly linked to insider-trading case
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10/27/2009   Post a comment
Ruiz, the former CEO of AMD, allegedly supplied confidential information about the company's plans to spin off its manufacturing operations to a defendant in the Galleon Group insider trading case, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
U.S. awards $3.4 billion in smart grid grants
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10/27/2009   Post a comment
Eighteen million homes—13 percent of all U.S. households--will get smart electric meters within three years as part of $3.4 billion in U.S. government grants to upgrade the country's aging electric grid announced by President Barack Obama in remarks at one of the country's largest solar farms in Arcadia, Florida.
CISPR-compliant digital EMC-EMI receivers
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10/27/2009   Post a comment
The Narda PMM 9010 EMI receiver from Teseq is a fully digital receiver covering the frequency range 10 Hz to 6 GHz, aimed at EMC emission and immunity testing.
U.S. antitrust regulators probing Sony unit
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
Sony's U.S. subsidiary, Sony Optiarc America, received a subpoena from the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division seeking information about its optical disk drive business.
Universities weigh in on patent reform
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10/26/2009   1 comment
A group of university organizations has sent a letter expressing its concerns in the ongoing debate over patent reform in a letter that said the group believes the current Senate patent reform bill is tied up in "negotiations underway within the Senate Judiciary Committee."
Qualcomm creates open source software group
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10/26/2009   1 comment
Qualcomm Inc. announced Monday it has set up a separate wholly-owned subsidiary to work on open source software for mobile systems, the Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. with a dedicated group of engineers led by Rob Chandhok, senior vice president of software strategy for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.
ADC pumps 12-bit results at 1 Gsps while buffered input yields smooth driving
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments ADS5400 targets radar, defense, wireless, and test & measurement with ADC with speed/performance claimed to be twice as good as available ICs
ISP-JTAG programmer offers in-system programming and testing
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
The AP-114 ISP-JTAG programmer from Atomic Programming offers in-system programming and testing for JTAG compatible devices, with optional boundary scan software.
Ixia to acquire Agilent's N2X product line
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
Ixia has signed a definitive agreement with Agilent Technologies to acquire Agilent's N2X Data Networks Product Line for $44 million in cash.
U.S.: China boosting cyber war efforts
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10/22/2009   Post a comment
China's military modernization efforts initially aimed at fielding "networked forces" that can operate throughout Asia are also spurring development of a new cyber warfare capability, according to a government report.
Updated: Australian utility deploys smart meters on WiMax
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10/22/2009   Post a comment
Seeking to differentiate itself in a competitive market, SP AusNet, a utility company in Australia, has agreed to install by December 2013 more than 680,000 smart meters riding a WiMax network as part of a government plan to deploy more than 2.5 million smart meters over the next four years in the state of Victoria.
Symbian opens source microkernel, ahead of schedule ....
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
Symbian has released the platform micro kernel, and supporting development kit, under the Eclipse Public License, proving, the pioneer in mobile operating systems says, that the Symbian Foundation is shifting to an open source model faster than anticipated.
EU project set to make chip cards more secure
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
Three of Europe's leading chip makers, Infineon Technologies AG, ST Microelectronics and NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH, as well as its largest supplier of chip cards, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH and Gemalto, have joined forces with several other companies and research organizations to develop a high-security chip card platform.
PC maker sees slow road for USB 3.0
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10/21/2009   1 comment
Description: Intel's decision to wait until 2011 to support USB 3.0 in PC chip sets will put mainstream adoption of the interconnect on hold for a year, said a senior technology manager at a top tier PC maker who also called for separate 60 GHz industry groups to unite in the wake of the failure of wireless USB.
Off-grid charging of mobiles powers a $2.3B opportunity
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Up to 500 million mobile users " more than 10 percent of global subscribers - in emerging countries could benefit from the provisioning of off-grid charging solutions such as solar phones or external solar chargers, according to a report from the GSMA.
Former TI analog exec joins power management startup
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Larry Blackledge, a former vice president and general manager at Texas Instruments, has joined Active-Semi International Inc. (San Jose, Calif.), a supplier of power management ICs, as chief executive officer.
Low power Bluetooth set to be energized
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Just over 2.5 billion Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chipsets will ship in 2014 in a market that will grow at 78 percent CAGR between 2009 and 2014; but less than a third of those shipments will be for the single mode ICs, according to market research group ABI. The forecast comes as the low energy Bluetooth community gathers in Munich, Germany for its first international technology conference at which, for instance Texas Instruments will showcase an ultra low-power coin cell demo using the upcom
Plug-and-play forum launches smart grid group
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10/19/2009   Post a comment
The Universal Plug and Play Forum has set up a smart grid task force aiming to set standards for how home networked devices monitor and manage electricity consumption and promote UPnP technology as a part of emerging smart grid standards worldwide.
Researcher paves alternate path for hard drives
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10/19/2009   Post a comment
Carnegie Mellon University professor Jimmy Jian-Gang Zhu is developing a microwave-assisted magnetic recording technique he believes will pack three terabits of data in a square inch of a hard disk, opening a third path in an ongoing debate about the future of the hard drive.
Groups aims to create a Woodstock of engineering
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10/19/2009   Post a comment
An ad hoc alliance that promoted discussion of science issues in the U.S. presidential election has announced plans for a national science fair it hopes could become "a Woodstock of science and engineering."
Nokia wins ruling in 3G patents dispute
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10/19/2009   Post a comment
Nokia has been exonerated by the U.S. International Trade Commission in the case against InterDigital when the agency confirmed an earlier decision that the Finnish phone maker did not violate some of the King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based wireless IP group's UMTS based 3G patents.
Slideshow: Silicon Saxony expands its horizons
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10/16/2009   Post a comment
Germany, like many countries with a strong electronics infrastructure, formed an industry association of about 300 technology companies to promote their research and product development. Here's our slideshow.
10bit 2.5Gs/s ADCs for high RF sampling applications
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10/16/2009   Post a comment
e2v, has announced production of a 10bit 2.5Gs/s analog to digital converter (ADC) incorporating 5GHz analog input bandwidth for operation over the L-band and S-band frequencies.
Smart moves at ITU to unify home net standards
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10/16/2009   Post a comment
The HomeGrid Forum, an industry group established to drive industry specifications for home networking, is urging silicon manufacturers to start adopting the G.Hn standard following the decision by the ITU to ratify key elements of the specification for networking via power lines.
Network operators feel growing pains of smartphone users
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10/15/2009   1 comment
Smartphones generate eight times the network signalling load of a USB dongle-equipped laptop when they transmit the same volume of data, according research from infrastructure equipment provider Airvana.
Yokogawa : Mixed-signal scopes have bandwidths up to 1.5 GHz
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10/14/2009   Post a comment
he Yokogawa DLM6000 mixed-signal oscilloscope is the flagship product in a new family of high-performance digital oscilloscopes featuring bandwidths up to 1.5 GHz, memory of 6.25 M points per channel, an intuitive graphical user interface and a number of advanced analysis features.
Tektronix caters for simultaneous analog and digital debug
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10/13/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix latest mixed signal oscilloscope family highlights the need for combined digital and analog analysis during system debug.
TRaC, Agilent Technologies announce comprehensive Bluetooth-qualification test system
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10/13/2009   Post a comment
TRaC's Bluetooth® test system, based on Agilent's N4010A wireless connectivity test set, is now available to provide a comprehensive test service for chipset vendors, module manufacturers and system integrators.
Counterpoint: Synergies could trigger a Synopsys-ARM merger
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10/13/2009   8 comments
Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) is a way for chip makers to share the cost of developing standard designs so that they can invest more in the differentiating features of their chips. For ARM to be controlled by any one of its customers or even a small group of its customers would break the IP business model.
Measurement amplifiers offers multichannel capability
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10/13/2009   1 comment
The 9236 series of measurement amplifiers from Burster offers multichannel capability to process the standard output signal from strain gauge sensors.
Pico provides five year guarantee for pc-based instrumentation
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10/13/2009   Post a comment
At ESC UK Pico Technology (St Neots, England) announced that it would cover its most popular products with a five-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Three charged with selling counterfeit ICs
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10/12/2009   7 comments
Three Californians have been charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods in connection with the alleged sale of counterfeit ICs to the U.S. Navy, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Agilent qualifies EM tool for TSMC 65nm process
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10/12/2009   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has qualified its Momentum Electromagnetic (EM) tool for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.'s 65-nm process as part of the TSMC EM Tool Qualification program.
Stimulus dollars flow for health care IT
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10/12/2009   1 comment
The first flush of economic stimulus funds are flowing to implement electronic health records, promising a foundation for future digital, networked medical services and systems, but work is still in an early stage, observers said.
ETSI plugs into femtocells interop testing
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10/12/2009   Post a comment
The first interoperability testing of multivendor UMTS femtocell equipment is set to take place in Sophia Antipolis, France next March to validate the 3GPP femtocell standard.
Is Silicon Valley still relevant? Join the conversation
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10/9/2009   7 comments
A growing chorus of critics argue that Silicon Valley has become irrelevant as a far as silicon technology is concerned.
Nvidia won't build chipsets for Intel's Nehalem
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10/8/2009   Post a comment
Graphics chip vendor Nvidia has halted development of chipsets for next-generation Intel processors that feature the direct media interface bus, pending the outcome of current litigation between the two companies, Nvidia said.
NASA prepares to bomb the moon
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10/8/2009   2 comments
A Web site will stream live telescope images of the impact of a NASA lunar probe searching for water.
Lonely at the top: 10 CEOs out in 2009
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10/8/2009   5 comments
We survey the dismissal of 10 industry CEOs during the first three quarters of 2009 and what's ahead for the rest of the year.
DOJ opposes rehearing in Xilinx-IRS case
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10/8/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx' petition for a rehearing in its dispute with the Internal Revenue Service over dealings with a foreign subsidiary should be denied, the U.S. Justice Department said in a legal brief.
Image processing specialist seeks hard- and software engineers
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10/7/2009   Post a comment
Apical Ltd., a privately-held company based in central London, is looking for engineers in the areas of embedded software development, RTL design, FPGA design and image processing algorithm development, according to its website.
Tektronix : Precision bench DMM suits complex designs
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10/7/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix announces the DMM4000 series of 5.5 digit and 6.5 digit resolution digital multimeters (DMM) designed to help engineers debug complex electronics and validate circuit design through precision measurements and in-depth analysis capabilities.
Xilinx still fighting decision in IRS case
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10/6/2009   Post a comment
In what has become a very closely watched tax case, programmable logic vendor Xilinx continues to fight a May court ruling that could cost the company more than $40 million in back tax payments.
Nobel Prize in physics honors fiber optics, CCD developers
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10/6/2009   1 comment
The 2009 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith for breakthroughs in transmitting light in fiberoptics and inventing the CCD sensor.
Watertight, low-power micro-actuator probes brain, in-vivo
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10/6/2009   Post a comment
Using the principal of hydrophobia, scientists at IMEC have overcome the problem of making their ultra-low-power 'inch-worm' micro-actuator watertight, thereby opening up a wide range of in-vivo biomedical applications, including recording the activity of individual neurons in the brain.
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