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Fluke Networks acquires ClearSight Networks
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12/30/2009   Post a comment
Fluke Networks has acquired ClearSight Networks, a leading provider of network analysis tools for real-time application monitoring, protocol analysis and troubleshooting.
ITC issues final determination against Tessera
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12/30/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission issued a final determination that Tessera Technologies failed to prove that its patents were infringed by some DRAM manufacturers and sellers, including Elpida Memory, Nanya Technology, Powerchip Semiconductor and ProMOS Technologies.
Broadcom settles stock options suit for $160M
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12/29/2009   Post a comment
Fabless chip vendor Broadcom said it has agreed in principle to settle the securities class action litigation pending against the company and some of its current and former officers and directors for $160.5 million in cash.
ITC complaint latest volley in Nokia-Apple fight
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12/29/2009   Post a comment
Nokia said it filed a complaint against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging infringement of patents in "virtually all" Apple cellphones, portable music players and computers.
The 10 most popular stories of 2009
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12/29/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top ten stories for 2009 as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Tuesday, Dec. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Analyst: Impact of FTC versus Intel overblown
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12/28/2009   Post a comment
The final impact of a suit brought by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission against Intel is likely to be less than what many expect, according to a Wall Street analyst, who rejected the notion that the courts would force the microprocessor giant to license modern x86 instruction sets to other firms.
Incomplete 3DTV products in CES spotlight
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12/23/2009   1 comment
The HDMI standard is getting an update to support broadcast stereo 3D content on new and existing links, one of many pieces of the puzzle still being put in place for the roll pout of 3DTV which will be a major focus at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Universities gear up for smart grid training
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. Department of Energy is evaluating dozens of proposals from universities and others seeking $100 million in grants to train tomorrow's engineers and technicians for as many as 30,000 new jobs that could be needed over the next few years as today's electric grid transitions to a digital network.
Amkor raises Q4 sales target
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
Semiconductor test and assembly house Amkor Technology Inc. Monday (Dec. 21) raised its fourth quarter sales target, citing higher than expected demand across all of its product lines.
Seven things to fix in 2010. Join the conversation
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12/21/2009   17 comments
The editors of EE Times came up with their own informal list of things we hope engineers fix in 2010, spanning everything from nano-lithography to space travel. What do you want to see get done next year?
FormFactor recruits Chenming Hu to board
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
Probe-card maker FormFactor Inc. (Livermore, Calif.) has announced the appointment of Chenming Hu to the company's board of directors.
Yokogawa software update for high-speed data-acquisition system
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
The new software for Yokogawa's SL1000 high-speed data-acquisition system provides additional functionality including real-time X-Y display and waveform accumulation capabilities.
SEMI: Q3 equipment bookings up year-to-year
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment bookings showed sequential and year-to-year growth, while billings rose sequentially but declined year-to-year, according to industry trade groups.
Engineer tapped to head smart grid standards work
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. government fueled significant work on smart electric grid this year, but the hard work of making the transition to a digital power network is just beginning, according to Steve Widergren, a principal engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently named to head a broad new smart grid standards effort.
Measurement suite for mobile WiMAX reduces test time by up to 300 percent
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments has introduced its Measurement Suite for Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005), a software suite that engineers can use with modular RF instrumentation for automated testing of Mobile WiMAX devices.
Study: Indian companies not using innovation to reposition themselves
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
A study of R & D in ICT has found that Indian companies are not using innovation to position themselves higher in the value chain. They also innovate mostly with clients and customers and are mostly short-term oriented in this too.
Judge dismisses cases against ex-Broadcom execs
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
A U.S. federal judge dismissed securities fraud charges against Broadcom co-founder Henry Nicholas and a former chief financial officer at the fabless chip vendor, citing prosecutor misconduct.
Nemotek Technologie adds in-house testing to its manufacturing lines of wafer-level cameras
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
By announcing in-house testing capabilities, Nemotek Technologie brings wafer-level cameras (WLCs) design, manufacturing and now testing under one roof, simplifying the supply chain process and costs for image sensor and camera module makers.
EVE's emulator provides multi-user capability
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
EVE SA (Palaiseau, France) said it has enhanced its ZeBu-Server emulation system by supporting up to 25 users concurrently, with automatic allocation of available resources.
Appliance makers outline needs for smart grid
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, a trade association of appliance makers, has released a technical paper outlining what the group needs to enable its products for a smart electric grid as talks continue at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Maia EDA readies functional verification tool
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
UK-based startup Maia EDA Ltd. has introduced a functional verification tool that is claimed to enable quick verification of modules and subsystems, even by engineers with minimum programming skills.
Car makers prep standard for smart grid
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
Auto makers hope to ratify in 2010 the first draft of a suite of five standards that will link electric vehicles to the smart grid and home networks.
U.K. appoints managers for $500 million national VC fund
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
The U.K. government has appointed Hermes Private Equity and the European Investment Fund as managers for the UK Innovation Investment Fund.
WiGig group gives first peak at 60 GHz spec
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
The Wireless Gigabit Alliance, an ad hoc group that includes top Wi-Fi chip makers, gave the first peak into its specification for 60 GHz links capable of sending data at rates of 1-7 Gbits/second and aimed at addressing a wide variety of computer and consumer applications.
InP front-end chipset from Agilent will drive oscilloscopes true 16GHz analog bandwidths
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies announced the successful turn-on of a front-end chipset that uses indium phosphide (InP) technology. With this chipset, the company aims to deliver oscilloscopes in the first half of 2010 that offer true analog bandwidths greater than 16 GHz.
Update: Judge tosses Broadcom co-founder's guilty plea
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
A U.S. federal judge dismissed a guilty plea entered by Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli on charges that he lied to investigators in connection with a stock options backdating probe.
Day of the Indian engineer
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12/9/2009   17 comments
Indian engineers can have their day under the sun soon blessed as they are with advantages such as low average age, desirous of staying current on news and continuing technical education and are not blinkered by age-old methods, according to a senior Mentor Graphics executive.
U.S. starts fellows program in energy
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) is looking for a few high voltage power engineers and scientists for its new R&D arm--the Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy—which announced it is taking nominations for a new fellows program.
IEEE's council forms EDA user group
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
The IEEE Council for Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) has formed the Design Technology Committee to explore and analyze future requirements of the system and semiconductor communities toward the EDA industry.
WHDI group announces spec for wireless video
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
The WHDI Consortium has completed its specification for wireless video over a 5 GHz variant of Wi-Fi based on technology from startup chip designer Amimon, one of at least four major approaches to delivering wireless video in the digital home.
U.S. accelerates battery R&D, green patents
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. government will provide more funds for battery research and accelerate some green technology patent applications as part of a set of announcements made days before the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Opinion: Wireless video takes a step back at CES 2010
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
I expect wireless video will take a step backwards at CES 2010 as TV makers reconsider their options in the face of at least four technology alternatives.
Salary survey, Analog Devices lead weekly story ranking
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12/5/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 29, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Saturday, Dec. 5. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Court orders Apple to pay Opti $22 million
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12/4/2009   Post a comment
A U.S. federal court has ordered Apple to pay $21.7 million in royalties and interest to technology licensor Opti for unintentionally infringing one of Opti's patents, according to a statement issued by Opti.
Wanted: Moon engineers
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12/4/2009   Post a comment
Engineering students worried about their job prospects and looking to expand their design experience may want to consider a NASA internship program.
Is design and reuse an impossible dream, ask panelists
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12/3/2009   Post a comment
A panel session at the IP-ESC 2009 Conference this week in Grenoble, France, examined IP design and reuse from a business and technology perspective and urged IP and SoC providers to reach compromises.
Freescale adopts Kinesys test platform for auto ICs
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12/3/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Seminconductor is using a software platform from Kinesys Test Advantage to improve the reliability of its automotive ICs.
ST reorganizes regional structure
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12/3/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) has announced changes in its global sales and marketing organization, consolidating ST's regions in Asia to two: Greater China & South Asia, Japan & Korea, with effect from Jan. 1, 2010.
HTC joins defensive patent pool
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12/3/2009   Post a comment
Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corp. has become the twentieth company to join startup RPX Corp. a defensive patent pool service started a year ago in a sign the hunger to lower costs and risks of patent infringement litigation is still keen among established electronics companies.
Update: EU clears Renesas-NEC merger
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12/2/2009   Post a comment
The proposed merger between Japanese chip makers Renesas Technology and NEC Electronics has been approved by the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union.
Material world: The growing synergy between nanomaterials, chips
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12/2/2009   Post a comment
Materials science experts advance their world for our gain, and we advance ours for theirs.
Inphi suit without merit, says Netlist
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12/2/2009   Post a comment
Memory subsystem vendor Netlist responded to a patent infringement suit filed by rival Inphi, saying the suit is "without merit and will fail in court."
Inphi sues Netlist for patent infringement
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12/1/2009   Post a comment
Firing back at a competitor, analog IC vendor Inphi said it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Netlist in U.S. District Court.


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