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Virtutech sets foot in China
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
System simulation technology provider Virtutech Inc. announced it has created a subsidiary in Shanghai, China, in a view to support the growing demand for virtualized systems development solutions.
Survey shows how users want more on mobiles
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Users of mobile computing and portable communications expect to access more multimedia content over time but are not prepared to pay much by way of a subscription for the right, according to a survey conducted by ABI Research on behalf of Mirics Semiconductor Ltd. (Fleet, Hampshire).
Handheld analyzers give field engineers W-CDMA and HSDPA capabilities
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
MT8222A and Spectrum Master™ MS272xB series analysers from Anritsu Company now boast added options that allow field engineers and technicians to conduct W-CDMA and HSDPA measurements faster and more efficiently during the installation and maintenance of wireless networks.
Smart grid hits snag over powerline standard
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11/30/2009   7 comments
The U.S. government is grappling with one of the first big snags in the wake of awarding $4 billion in grants to build a smart electric grid—how to find a standard that would let consumer appliances plug into an intelligent power network.
Soitec CEO sees positive momentum in SOI markets
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Despite a widening net loss, year-over-year, in the first half of fiscal year 2009-2010, French SOI specialist Soitec SA said it has detected signs of renewed optimism in SOI markets for 2010 and beyond.
20 W PIM test system provides high accuracy and sensitivity
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Boonton, a Wireless Telecom Group company, has introduced the PIM 31 precision analyser for testing passive intermodulation (PIM) of RF components and assemblies.
Soitec builds growth strategy on 4 pillars, says CEO
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
The end of 2009 is fast approaching, and there is no better time to assess the year's achievements and highlight priorities for the coming year, and even years. At a press conference last week in Paris, André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, president and CEO of Soitec SA (Bernin, France), said the company has the financial resources it needs to seize market opportunities and has built its growth strategy on four pillars.
Man pleads guilty to selling counterfeit ICs
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11/25/2009   3 comments
One of three people charged with selling counterfeit semiconductors to the U.S. Navy pleaded guilty to trafficking in counterfeit goods, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Update: Patent office rejects Rambus claims
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11/24/2009   2 comments
A patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected all 17 claims in three Rambus patents that the company asserted against Nvidia in a complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission.
U.S. pumps another $620M into smart grid projects
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11/24/2009   1 comment
The U.S. government has announced a second and final round of economic stimulus grants aimed at accelerating the transition to a smart electric grid with Boeing and two up-and-coming battery makers among the winners of a total of $620 million in grants from the Department of Energy to 32 projects mainly organized by electric utilities.
Is Apple unstoppable? The case against Apple
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11/24/2009   7 comments
Apple Inc. is not unstoppable. In fact, the momentum is building for halting the company's dominance of the consumer electronics market and eventually, rivals will in the near future chip away at its leadership until no single player ever gets again to rule the sector.
Energy Micro adds Motorola alumni to the board
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Energy Micro AS (Oslo, Norway), vendor of the Gecko 32-bit microcontroller, has added Daniel Artusi and Daniel Hoste, to its board of directors.
No fine for Qualcomm as EC closes antitrust case
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
The European Commission has decided to close formal antitrust proceedings against communications chipmaker and technology licensor Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) concerning an alleged breach of European rules on abuse of a dominant market position.
ISSCC preview: Medical device slashes tests costs
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Researchers will describe at the International Solid State Circuits Conference a nuclear magnetic resonance device that could slash the size and cost of medical diagnostic systems, one of many papers at ISSCC suggesting advances in medical electronics on the horizon.
Wireless temperature measurement system kit
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
SenGenuity announces the TempTrackr, a wireless temperature measurement system kit with six sensor capability, aimed at continuous monitoring of OEM and industrial process control applications.
Keithley Instruments sells its RF product line to Agilent Technologies
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Seeking earlier profitability, Keithley Instruments has signed a definitive agreement with Agilent Technologies to sell substantially all of its RF product line to Agilent, for approximately USD9 million.
Keithley Instruments agrees to sell RF product line to Agilent
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments has signed a definitive agreement with Agilent Technologies to sell substantially all of its RF product line to Agilent.
Video: Al Gore stumps for smart grid
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11/20/2009   1 comment
In between takes of guest appearances on TV's "30 Rock," Nobel prize winner and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore swept into Silicon Valley Thursday to stump for the smart electric grid and help hand out awards to technologists honored for their work in social justice.
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, November 20, 2009 edition
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Workers have gone on 'unlimited strike' at Atmel's fab
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11/20/2009   1 comment
Angry workers at Atmel Corp.'s fab in Rousset, France, have gone on an unlimited strike.
Intel, Google take seats on smart grid board
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11/19/2009   1 comment
Google, Honeywell, Intel and Panasonic are among the companies elected to a seat on the board of a broad new group chartered to help manage the evolution of smart electric grids.
Video: Duke Energy CTO calls for open smart grids
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Electric utilities need to cut a path to open smart grid networks and China's burgeoning energy sector could lead the charge, said an executive from a large electric utility as the U.S. Department of Energy is gearing up to release details on a second round of grants for smart electric grids.
Former semiconductor execs charged with fraud
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11/18/2009   1 comment
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged two former executives from semiconductor vendor Tvia with improperly inflating the company's financial results.
Supercap material company gets grant and CEO
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Y-Carbon Inc., a nanomaterials company founded in 2004, working on nanoporous carbon, has announced that it has been awarded research funding from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense under the SBIR grant program.
IEEE revises membership rules
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
The IEEE Standards Association has revised its membership rules in an effort to ease the financial hurdles to participating in the group's many standards efforts.
Lost in space? The future of manned spaceflight
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
The future of U.S. manned spaceflight and exploration of the solar system looks bleak unless political and budget barriers can be overcome.
Update: AMD, Intel bury the hatchet, end all legal disputes
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11/12/2009   Post a comment
In a surprise move, bitter chip rivals Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Device announced a "comprehensive agreement" settling long-running antitrust litigation and patent disputes.
USB scopes deliver 5-GS/s real-time sampling rate
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Pico Technology is offering the PicoScope 6000 Series oscilloscopes, which it claims are the first USB scopes to offer a 5 GS/s real-time sampling rate.
DDR3 memory bus debug and validation solutions
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies and Nexus Technology join their efforts to support DDR3 DIMM or SODIMM validation, failure analysis, and bus functional-parametric validation.
Patent office director blogs for reform
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11/10/2009   2 comments
The recently installed director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office used his first blog to lobby for a patent reform bill now being debated in Congress.
HyperTransport leaps into server clusters
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
The HyperTransport Consortium aims to disclose extensions to the HyperTransport physical layer before the end of the year, enabling a new class of systems using HyperTransport to link a mixture of processors and systems using both coherent and non-coherent links.
Three companies form AXIe test standard consortium
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies, Aeroflex Inc., and Test Evolution Corp. have formed a consortium to promote a new standard: AdvancedTCA Extensions for Instrumentation and Test.
Vector analyzer generator delivers RF parametric test of wireless subsystems, including LTE
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
The 7000 series vector analyzer generator (VAG) from Aeroflex is a single, fully integrated RF parametric test system for RF test of wireless components and subsystems.
Intel debuts portable text-to-speech reader
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11/10/2009   2 comments
Intel's digital health group released the Intel Reader, a paperback-sized device that can take a picture of printed text with its 5 megapixel camera and convert it to speech for the dyslexic and visually impaired.
Emulex sues Broadcom, claims antitrust violations
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
Emulex fired back at rival Broadcom, saying it filed a lawsuit alleging that Broadcom has acted in an anticompetitive manner in violation of federal antitrust laws.
High court could curb business method patents
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11/10/2009   1 comment
Supreme Court justices struggled with the complexities of setting a test of what could be a patent and expressed some aversion to setting any new and broad standard as they heard oral arguments in the Bilski case Monday.
BioMEMS target medical, space applications
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11/9/2009   2 comments
The father of bioMEMS has founded a company to commercialize MEMS-based medical solutions and possible space applications.
IMEC device can link to single nerve cells
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11/9/2009   Post a comment
The IMEC research center in Leuven, Belgium, has developed a chip with microscopic nails that can interface with an individual heart or nerve cell, a device geared for in vitro medical research and ready for mass production.
Pickering unveils new PXI battery simulator for automotive applications
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11/9/2009   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range of customer focused PXI instrumentation modules with the addition of the 41-752 Battery Simulator to the company's family of battery simulators.
Mitsubishi deal brings professor's LED patent haul to $27 million
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11/6/2009   Post a comment
Mitsubishi has agreed terms with Professor Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, professor emeritus at Columbia University, New York, over her assertion that Mitsubishi and dozens of other electronics manufacturers in Asia and Europe violated her patents for producing light emitting diodes and laser diodes.
Executive pay: 10 notable chip company CEOs
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11/6/2009   2 comments
The economy stinks. Rank-and-file engineers are feeling the pain. What about technology CEOs? We crunched the numbers buried in corporate financial statements to find out. Here's what we found.
'Perfect calm' to drive 2010 chip sales up 20%, says analyst
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11/5/2009   Post a comment
Malcolm Penn, chief executive of market analysis firm Future Horizons (Sevenoaks, England), is looking forward to strong growth in the global chip market in 2010 after a 10 percent contraction in 2009.
Tektronix Communications tests growing IP traffic
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11/5/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix Communications has expanded its test offerings for communications carriers to meet the ever increasing amount data that needs to be monitored, acquired and tested in all-Internet Protocol comms networks.
Ruiz bows out of SIA awards dinner
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11/4/2009   Post a comment
Hector Ruiz, who resigned as chairman of Globalfoundries earlier this week after being reportedly linked to a high-profile insider-trading case, will not speak as planned at the Semiconductor Industry Association awards dinner Thursday, according to a spokesperson for the SIA.
Update: NY files antitrust suit against Intel
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11/4/2009   Post a comment
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Intel, alleging that the world's No. 1 chip maker violated state and federal anti-monopoly laws by engaging in illegal conduct.
Irish mobile video startup changes name, adds execs
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11/4/2009   Post a comment
Two weeks after changing its name from Movidia, fabless mobile video chip company Movidius Ltd. has announced two additions to its senior management team.
ST-Ericsson's recruitment gain is Intel's loss
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11/4/2009   Post a comment
Wireless chip company ST-Ericsson NV (Geneva, Switzerland) has appointed Edgar Auslander as senior vice president, head of strategic planning. Prior to joining ST-Ericsson, Auslander was director of the ultra mobility group at Intel.
Jury finds for TSMC over SMIC in trade secrets case
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11/4/2009   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has won a jury verdict over China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. in a long-running trade secrets dispute between the two foundries, according to an attorney involved in the case.
CSR in hiring push seeks R&D engineers, finance execs
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
CSR plc, a fabless chip supplier for applications ranging from Bluetooth to GPS communications, is making a major hiring push according to open positions listed at its website.
Ireland key to Analog Devices re-org, promotions
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. (Norwood, Mass.) has created two groups as part of an organizational change. Both will be led by executives who began their careers with ADI in Ireland, where the company has had a presence for many years.
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