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Dell reorgs amid slumping profits
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12/31/2008   Post a comment
Computer maker Dell Inc. has reorganized management around four global divisions amid declining profits and slowing revenue growth in the shakeup that includes the loss of two fairly recent additions to Dell's executive ranks.
InterDigital, ModeLabs seal patent licensing pact
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12/30/2008   1 comment
French mobile device developer ModeLabs Group has become the latest in the wireless sector to take a license for some of InterDigital's patents related to 2G and 3G cellular technologies.
DARPA chief reviews legacy
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12/29/2008   Post a comment
The head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency reflected on his nearly eight years at DARPA, refuting charges the agency has tightened spending on basic research.
IBM pumps up hydraulic-hybrid delivery truck
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Design software enables cutting fuel use by up to 50%.
LCD shipments fell more than 20% last month
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
November sales of large-screen LCDs hit their lowest level since May 2007, according to market watcher DisplaySearch, presaging a slow down for systems such as notebooks and flat-panel TVs.
Yokogawa : Curve tracer allows high-speed parametric testing
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
A high-speed, high-accuracy real-time V/I curve tracer that is well suited to carrying out dc parametric testing on semiconductor and optoelectronic devices has been introduced by Yokogawa Europe.
Powerline group breaks two-year deadlock
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Thanks to growing momentum behind the ITU G.hn standard covering all wired home networks, the IEEE P1901 has taken a significant step toward defining a standard for competing power line technologies, breaking a two-year deadlock.
Report calls for restructuring patent office
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office needs to be overhauled if it is to come to grips with rising backlogs and a perception of declining patent quality, according to a report the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent to President-elect Barack Obama.
Anritsu : Field measuring OTDRs suit construction and maintenance of optical networks
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
ACCESS Master MT9083B Performance Series is Anritsu's next generation in field measuring OTDRs for construction and maintenance of optical networks.
Infineon counterclaims in Volterra patents dispute
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG and Primarion, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Infineon Technologies North America Corp. have filed a counterclaim against Volterra Semiconductor alleging fraud on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as for antitrust violations.
U.S. files antitrust suit against Microsemi
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Microsemi over the company's acquisition of assets from Semicoa.
ITC to investigate Spansion complaint against Samsung, others
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate a complaint by flash memory specialist Spansion against certain flash memory chips made by South Korean giant Samsung Electronics and products based on those chips marketed by some of the biggest names in electronics.
Update: Alliance wants foundry for lithium ion cells
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
An alliance of 15 companies will seek $1 billion in U.S. funding to create what amounts to a foundry for lithium ion battery cells.
Report: Alliance seeks $1 billion in car battery R&D
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Fourteen U.S. technology companies will seek $1 billion in federal aid to build a plant to make advanced lithium ion batteries for electric cars, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
USB tools ease development of Piccolo 32-bit MCUs
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
The $39 Piccolo controlSTICK and $79 USB Experimenter's Kit from Texas Instruments are designed to make it easier to evaluate the company's TMS320F2802x 32-bit MCUs and to develop real-time control applications.
France to invest $480 million in nanotechnologies
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
At the first European sessions on innovation, on Dec. 9 in Paris, the President of the French Republic and President of the European Council, Nicolas Sarkozy, announced the French government plans to double its research credits and strengthen the development of clusters in the French cities of Saclay, Grenoble and Toulouse, as a prelude to The European Year of Innovation in 2009.
Rohde & Schwarz baseband generator tailored to UWB, aerospace
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12/15/2008   Post a comment
The AFQ100B can generate signals for a wide variety of digital communications standards in addition to WiMedia UWB, including WCDMA, HSPA+, WiMAX, WLAN, LTE
Court issues injunction against Fairchild
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12/15/2008   Post a comment
Power Integrations said the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has granted its request for a permanent injunction against the infringement of its patents by Fairchild Semiconductor.
Europe slow to see benefits of fibre-to-the-home
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12/15/2008   Post a comment
European broadband network operators are still shunning Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) technology, and the countries that are beginning to look seriously at the very fast data rate access are the continent's smaller nations.
TESEQ : ESD test generator suits smaller engineering labs
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12/15/2008   Post a comment
TESEQ's NSG 3040 ESD test generator is small, smart and has a high-contrast 7-inch touch-screen color display and rotary control wheel to simplify programming with simple and intuitive operation.
Strategic Test rolls 50 MS/s 14-bit digitizer cards for PCI Express
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12/11/2008   Post a comment
These digitizer cards feature options for dual-timebase sampling, synchronous digital inputs, asynchronous digital I/O and the possibility to synchronize hundreds of channels.
50MHz arbitrary waveform generator flaunts low price tag
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12/11/2008   Post a comment
Compared with the company's previous AWG, Berkeley Nucleonics' latest product incorporates many new features, including 50MHz sine waves and 10MHz arbitrary waveforms, without a higher price tag.
Industry trade groups merge
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12/9/2008   Post a comment
Reflecting the continuing industry downturn, two technology industry trade associations are merging.
Chip reverse engineering firms merge
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12/9/2008   Post a comment
United Business Media Ltd., the publisher of EE Times, has acquired for at least $8 million Sanguine Microelectronics, a semiconductor reverse engineering company based in Shanghai that UBM will merge into its existing Semiconductor Insights group in Ottawa.
IEEE joins move to patent pools
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12/8/2008   1 comment
The IEEE Standards Association has struck a two-year agreement with Via Licensing Corp. to create patent pools around a handful of the IEEE's communications standards.
JDSU adds E1/Datacom to SmartClass handheld tester line
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12/8/2008   Post a comment
The SmartClass E1/Datacom features a large, easy-to-read color screen and auto configuration feature, making it especially suitable for Tier 1 field technicians supporting large-scale deployments.
Ethernet on track for 40/100G spec in March
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12/5/2008   Post a comment
The IEEE 802.3ba group is on track to deliver a first cut of its standard for 40 and 100 Gbit/second Ethernet in March, and companies are already gearing up to implement the specification in progress.
Rankings: A peak inside China's chip industry
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12/5/2008   Post a comment
A recent report from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers provides a rare glimpse inside China's semiconductor industry, offering a ranking of 29 indigenous Chinese chip firms with 2007 revenue greater than $30 million, according to the firm.
Mentor, Infineon develop chip lab in Romanian university
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12/5/2008   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics plans to donate more than $20M worth of electronic design automation software and support the Gheorghe Asachi Technical University in Iasi, Romania.
Cadence offers open source OVM solution
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12/5/2008   Post a comment
EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems has released an open source SystemVerilog solution to help users include Synopsys' Verification Methodology Manual verification IP as they adopt the advanced environments supported by the Open Verification Methodology.
ITC to investigate Rambus complaint against Nvidia
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12/5/2008   Post a comment
Memory technology licensor Rambus said the U.S. International Trade Commision has opened an investigation into possible infringement of the company's patents by graphics chip vendor Nvidia and other companies whose products incorporate the accused Nvidia products.
Silicon Image, Analogix settle dispute
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12/4/2008   Post a comment
Semiconductor vendors Silicon Image and Analogix Semiconductor said they have reached a settlement and would dismiss two outstanding litigations between the two companies.
Video: M'soft exec on federal research, multicore
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12/3/2008   1 comment
Daniel Reed, a senior Microsoft executive, speaks out on the need for federal funding for basic research and on the transition to parallel programming.
Qualcomm outlines aggressive plans for LTE chips
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12/3/2008   Post a comment
Wireless chip group Qualcomm Inc. has laid out an aggressive roadmap for readying engineering samples of its initial devices for the Long Term Evolution upgrade to W-CDMA 3G technology, and expects to be sampling selected customers by the second quarter of next year.
Letter to the editor: Western engineers must 'sink or swim'
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12/3/2008   Post a comment
A reader responds to our commentary on impact of globalization on the engineering profession.
Forum claims interference no barrier to femtocell deployment
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12/2/2008   Post a comment
The Femto Forum, the trade body promoting the emerging femtocells sector, suggests there are numerous options to overcome one of the main concerns over wide-scale deployment, cell-to—cell interference between the home basestations and the macro network.
SEMI sees chip gear down 28% in 2008
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12/2/2008   Post a comment
The market for semiconductor capital equipment will decline by nearly 28 percent in 2008 and another 21 percent in 2009, according to a year-end forecast by the SEMI trade group.
Video: Intel, M'soft launch parallel lab
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12/2/2008   1 comment
The Parallel Computing Lab officially opened its doors at the University of California, Berkeley, where researchers have been conducting work for several months to define a new parallel programming model for tomorrow's many-core processors.
Tessera patents not infringed, ITC judge finds
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12/2/2008   Post a comment
An Administrative Law Judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued an initial determination finding against chip packaging technology licensor Tessera Technologies in its patent infringement action against several wireless semiconductor manufacturers.
Letter to the editor: Globalization and engineering
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12/1/2008   Post a comment
A reader responds to the EE Times Salary Survey findings.
Ipetronik : Automotive data loggers transmit data to PC
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12/1/2008   Post a comment
With XCP Service, Ipetronik provides convenient online transmission of measurement data from its automotive M-LOG and S-LOG data loggers to a PC.


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