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Airespace, Kineto Wireless develop 802.11-GSM enterprise solution
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Airespace Inc. and Kineto Wireless have demonstrated what they say is the first enterprise class solution for 802.11-GSM convergence, paving the way for the seamless delivery of high-performance mobile voice and data services over secure enterprise wireless networks.
Applied Materials settles patent suit against SPM
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor equipment supplier Applied Materials Inc. announced Monday (Feb. 28) that it has settled its patent lawsuit against Semiconductor Products Manufacturing, Inc. (SPM).
AMD announces Open Platform Management Architecture spec
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
AMD Inc. has released an Open Platform Management Architecture (OPMA) specification that defines a common hardware interface between the server platform and its server management subsystem.
mPhase, Rutgers University expand nanotechnology battery research
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
mPhase Technologies Inc. said it will collaborate with Rutgers University to broaden the capabilities of its nanotechnology-based battery now under development.
Scope Wars: The closing bell?
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
eeProductCenter sounds the bell in the ongoing oscilloscope specsmanship battle between Agilent Technologies and Tektronix. If you haven't been following this instrumentation specs debate, here's your chance to catch up, with Agilent's latest retort to Tektronix now on-line.
Engenio, Huawei Technologies team on data storage
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Engenio Information Technologies and China-based Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. have announced an OEM agreement to develop large-scale, modular data storage systems for the China market.
Study finds U.S. not keeping up with competitors
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
A new study released by consultancy A.T. Kearney asserts that U.S. companies aren't keeping up with the pace of new competition from overseas companies in the technology and telecom markets.
Cadence CEO says EDA marketing must change
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
EDA companies will be more cognizant of customer needs and rise above being an industry that is one indulging in technology babble, Cadence president and chief executive Michael J. Fister said in a visit to Cadence's India centers at Noida near New Delhi and Bangalore.
Canon réduit son personnel en Europe en raison d’une baisse des commandes
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Canon Inc., fournisseur japonais d’outils de lithographie, a discrètement réduit son personnel en Europe, mais la société a démenti la fermeture de son siège européen en Hollande.
Broadband over power lines set to take off, say proponents
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Broadband over power lines, the use of the existing power grid to provide high-speed broadband communication services, is on the verge of becoming a viable competitor to existing cable and DSL Internet services, said several speakers during a news conference Thursday (Feb. 24)
Scalable load testing targets multi-service RF network gear
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Tektronix is rolling out a wireless network load test system that creates realistic complex 3G traffic scenarios using objects instead of scripts. Tek's sysem uses a patent-pending graphical user interface. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a first look at Tek's new system, as well as related software.
China walks out of wireless LAN security talks
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
China walked out of a wireless standards meeting this week, accusing the International Organization for Standardization of favoritism.
Motorola teams with WWiSE consortium on IEEE 802.11n proposal
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
The quest to develop a next-generation Wi-Fi standard took a step forward Thursday (Feb. 24) when the World Wide Spectrum Efficiency (WWiSE) consortium, announced a merger of technical proposals with Motorola Inc.
Scope Wars: Round 2 heats up
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
"Round 2" heats up in the ongoing oscilloscope specsmanship battle between Agilent Technologies and Tektronix. Tek's latest comments appear as of February 23rd 2005. Agilent's retort will be forthocminmg. Stay tuned!
Oszilloskope: Schnelles Dutzend von Agilent
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Mit der Vorstellung einer Fülle neuer tragbarer Oszilloskope geht Agilent Technologies in die Offensive. Das Flaggschiff glänzt mit einer Bandbreite von 1 GHz, alle Modelle mit einer enorm schnellen Bildschirm-Aktualisierungsrate.
QuickLogic joins Intel communications alliance
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
QuickLogic Corp. has joined the Intel Communications Alliance (ICA), a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers developing modular, standards-based solutions based on Intel technologies.
Implement digital filters with LabVIEW
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
Are you a National Instruments LabVIEW user? If so, you'll be interested in NI's new LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit Version 7.5. The kit includes tools for modeling and creating software-based digital filters, as well as FPGA and C code generation for chip-level implementation.
Ikanos ponders IPO as it doubles size of India center
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
Ikanos Communications Inc., a fabless developer of high-speed broadband access chips, said it would expand its Bangalore staff from 35 to 80 as the company mulls over a possible IPO.
Russia emerges as tech investment target despite obstacles
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
U.S. companies are looking to expand technology investments in the rough-and-tumble Russian market, targeting software development and IT.
Freescale va ouvrir un centre de développement logiciel à Bangalore
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. a révélé son intention d’installer un centre de développement logiciel à Bangalore, à l’heure où cette région devient un foyer de talent et de développement en matière de logiciel.
Infineon va fermer son usine de plaquettes 150 mm à Munich d’ici à 2007
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
Le fabricant de puces allemand Infineon Technologies AG prévoit la fermeture progressive de son usine de plaquettes de 150 mm à Perlach, près de Munich. L’activité de fabrication devrait être transférée vers les usines de plaquettes de Regensburg, en Allemagne, et de Villach, en Autriche.
Aus für Infineons Chipfertigung in München
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
Weil Infineons Produktion in München-Perlach unwirtschaftlich geworden sei, will der Konzern die Anlage bis Anfang 2007 schließen. Die in München gefertigten Produkte sollen künftig in Regensburg und Villach vom Band laufen. 800 Arbeitsplätze stehen im Feuer.
Freescale to set up software center in Bangalore
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc., said it would start a software development center here as the area becomes a hotbed for software talent and development.
Inexpensive data-acq and control modules use plug-and-play USB
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2/22/2005   Post a comment
Data-acq vendor Data Translation is rolling out what it bills is a new breed of mini-instruments. Communicating across 12-Mbit/s USB, the company's ECONseries modules offer low price but high signal accuracy. The modules use Windows-based application software to create ready-to-measure systems with familiar bench-level instrument-panels. Best of all, there's no programming required. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn checks 'em out.
Sasken to team with Philips on Nexpria platform
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2/22/2005   Post a comment
Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. has joined with Philips as a software development partner on Nexperia's home and mobile products.
Agere adds India design center
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2/22/2005   Post a comment
Agere Systems has opened a second development site here as part of its expansion, joining an existing site set up in 1998 when the company was part of the Lucent microelectronics group.
Nvidia opens design center in Bangalore
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2/22/2005   Post a comment
Graphics chip company Nvidia Corp. has announced it would set up a design center here as the company continues its Asia-Pacific expansion.
India's Synergy launches protocol test server for 3G
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2/22/2005   Post a comment
India's Synergy Infotech has launched a multi-protocol test server, Judex, to test applications such as VoIP applications, push-to-talk, and 3G-IMS.
Wipro, TestQuest ally on test automation
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2/22/2005   Post a comment
India's Wipro has announced an agreement with TestQuest Inc., under which TestQuest will provide the test automation solutions to Wipro's mobile and wireless customers and develop targeted automated solutions for this industry.
Portable scopes pace today's fast clock speeds, edge rates
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2/21/2005   Post a comment
Oscilloscope maker Agilent Technologies is rolling out no less than a dozen portable digital storage and mixed-signal oscilloscopes, with bandwidths of 300-MHz and 500-MHz---and the industry's first portable 1-GHz scopes. These scopes tout realtime display update rates up to 30 times faster than competitors.
Finnish study reportedly says mobile handset radiation is within limits
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
A Finnish survey of some of several popular mobile phones found the amount of radiation they emit is well below agreed limits and largely in line with data published by manufacturers, according to a Reuters report.
India's Sasken joins Open-Plug Initiative, signs pact with Bandspeed
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
India's Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd has joined the Open-Plug Configurable Phone Initiative, a recently cross-industry venture to promote software flexibility in mobile phones.
Rohde & Schwarz bietet Messtechnik-Plattform für HSDPA
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
Der Meßgerätehersteller Rohde & Schwarz unterstützt die Einführung der Mobilfunktechnik HSDPA mit entsprechenden Messtechniklösungen. Die Auswahl reicht von Conformance-Tests bis zu Geräten für den Einsatz in der Serienproduktion.
Zarlink nomme son PDG et lui demande de réduire le personnel de 15%
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
Le conseil d’administration de Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. vient de nommer M. Kirk Mandy au poste de Président-directeur général. Parallèlement, M. Mandy annonce une restructuration de la société impliquant une réduction de 15% du personnel et certains programmes de R&D.
Wireless company to license TSR technology to China Electronics
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Wireless communications company TechnoConcepts Inc. announced Thursday it has entered into a license agreement with Chinese conglomerate China Electronics Corp. for its patented True Software Radio (TSR) technology.
Mitsubishi demonstrates H.264 encoding
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has demonstrated real-time H.264 encoding with a general purpose DSP during an open house earlier this week at its Information Technology R&D Center in Ofuna, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Turn-key instrument enables pulsed or CW optical pickup head testing
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a turn-key instrument to test the next generation of Blu-ray, DVD, and CD pickup heads. The system is a vibration-insensitive wavefront interferometer that uses a patented single-frame dynamic achromatic phase sensor. The system also uses a USB 2.0 interface to cameras, and can acquire data at the rate of 30-frames/s.
GPS noise-generator gets unique frequency sweeping option
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
RF test equipment maker Noise Com has some new executables for its PC-based GPS jamming generator. The new bits deliver forward, reverse, and a unique forth/back frequency sweep over the instrument's 40-MHz output bandwidth. Noise Com's new software lets its hardware platform deliver unique swept frequency signals at any power level from -126.5-dBm to +21-dBm.
Telecom suppliers may manufacture in India
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Alcatel, Ericsson, Nokia and Motorola are among the global telecom equipment vendors considering setting up infrastructure equipment manufacturing plants in India.
India's new spectrum policy may include 3G
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
The Indian government will soon come out with a new, technology-neutral spectrum policy, said Dayanidhi Maran, the country's minister for communications and information technology, at the GSM World Congress in Cannes Wednesday (Feb. 16).
LTX cuts 25% of workforce, sales fall 37% amid red ink
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2/16/2005   Post a comment
LTX Corp. said that it has reduced its workforce by 25 percent, or 150 employees, amid ongoing losses in its automatic test equipment (ATE) business.
Nokia takes TV to mobile with TDF signals
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2/16/2005   Post a comment
Nokia Corp. is showing off the industry's first live TV-to-mobile demonstration by using digital TV signals made available this week during the 3GSM World Congress by French broadcaster Telediffusion de France (TDF).
India, Pakistan may extend new friendship into software
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2/16/2005   Post a comment
India and Pakistan-- rival nations that have fought many wars and were constantly indulging in saber rattling for half a century-- may find software development a common thread in their recent friendly moves toward each other.
Ethernet pioneer Metcalfe to receive U.S. technology medal
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
Ethernet pioneer Robert Metcalfe was named as one of the recipients of the National Medal of Technology for technological innovation.
Chinese mobile operators moving to TD-SCDMA, says report
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
A national TD-SCDMA network will be built in China eventually, but Chinese operators do have concerns about the technology, according to a report by ABI Research.
Wolfson says ITC terminated patent investigation
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has terminated an investigation regarding two patent infringement allegations made by Cirrus Logic Inc.
Agilent rolls two jitter analysis toolsets for its realtime scopes
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
Test-and-measurement goliath Agilent Technologies has two new jitter analysis software packages for its Infiniium DSO80000 Series 10-GHz, 12-GHz, and 13-GHz and its Infiniium 54850 Series 2.5-GHz, 4-GHz, 6-GHz, and 7-GHz realtime scopes. One of these packages is based on the new bits we recently reviewed at eeProductCenter from Amherst Systems Associates.
Software transforms many Windows-based realtime oscilloscopes
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2/14/2005   Post a comment
Engineering software vendor Amherst Systems Associates has a new version of its cycle-to-cycle timing and jitter analysis program for top-end realtime oscilloscopes. This release of its scope software runs on virtually any Windows-hosted scope. Read ASA's release notes and eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn's review notes by clicking here.
Component orders dip from a year ago, says ECA
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2/14/2005   Post a comment
The monthly order index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) dipped slightly in January in a pattern consistent with past years.
Agilent's Q4 sales up 1% despite losses in ATE
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2/14/2005   Post a comment
Despite losses in the automatic test equipment (ATE) business, Agilent Technologies Inc. reported sales of $1.66 billion in its first fiscal quarter, up 1 percent ahead of last year.
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