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Symbol, Terabeam settle patent suit
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
Symbol Technologies Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Terabeam, Inc., the parent company of Proxim Wireless Corp., settling long-standing patent litigation between the two companies.
Innovation, not scaling key to future ICs, says IBM exec
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
In a keynote at the Global Press Summit in Monterey, IBM chief technical officer Dr. Bernard Meyerson said that innovation, not scaling would drive next-generation IC development.
Lab test system gets handset trace capability
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
RF test equipment vendor Aeroflex adds handset trace capability to its existing SystemAT test system. The SystemAT is used for regression testing wireless network software prior to rollout, and handset validation/interoperability testing. It also accommodates network load and capacity testing.
India readies high-tech manufacturing policy
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
The Indian government will soon announce a policy that will enable it take equity in and help boost the manufacture of high-technology products, such as semiconductors, wafers, storage devices, plasma and LCD panels.
Cadence project becomes Russian graduate program
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
A three-year joint curriculum development project co-developed by Cadence Design Systems Inc. and the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (MIET) will become a self-sustaining two-year graduate program.
Silicon Design Chain claims methodology validation
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
The Silicon Design Chain Initiative claimed that a second, enhanced version of its power-management methodology and implementation up to tapeout of the ARM 1136JF-S processor is proof of the methodology and its interdependent technologies.
Safenet exec: Printer security next network trend
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
While bulk of security development efforts in computer networks focus at the PC level, there's also a growing need to protect printers in these networks, according to a cryptography and embedded security expert.
PCI-X board runs parallel TI DSPs
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Designed for high-speed I/O and processing, here's news of a board-level PCI-X drop-in that harnesses the power of up to nine TI TMS320C6414T DSPs. With that you can get over 2000-Mbytes/s of concurrent I/O, and the ability to combine any number of customer-specific channels of data for up to 500-Mbytes/s of continuous data input from an external source.
High-Tech Solutions rolls next-generation OCR for terminal security
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Hi-Tech Solutions has commercialized its SeeGate2 second-generation gate optical-character-recognition (OCR) portal system, selling 29 of the systems to European terminals.
Tessolve to start semiconductor TAPP services in India
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Tessolve Services Pvt. Ltd. plans to set up a test, assembly, packaging and prototyping (TAPP) facility at a cost of about $200 million in southern India by early next year.
Optical meter takes pulsed measurements up to 10-kHz
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Newport Corp. introduces a series of optical meters that are capable of making pulsed measurements up to 10-kHz. The company claims that's an order of magnitude higher than other commercially available products.
Trade association offering interconnect modeling standard
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2/25/2006   Post a comment
The Government Electronics and Information Technology Association has created the IBIS Interconnect Modeling Specification to provide a universal method for representing interconnect modeling data for transfer between design and simulation tools.
Micron hit with class action suit alleging price fixing
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2/25/2006   Post a comment
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Micron Technology on behalf of an institutional investor. The complaint charges Micron with inflating its stock price through alleged involvement in a DRAM price-fixing scheme.
Rambus claims victory in antitrust case
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
A San Francisco court has ordered the evidence in the Rambus antitrust hearings to be turned over to Rambus, in an apparent coup for the chip licensing company’s quest to prove that several chip makers colluded to fix prices and engage in other anti-competitive practices.
Updated: Micron-Rambus legal battle shifts to Italy
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Micron Technology Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Rambus Inc. in the Court of Milan, Italy, escalating the already heated feud between the companies.
USB data-acq modules synchronously sample multiple analog signals
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Check out this series of analog-input multi-function data acquisition modules for USB 2.0. They provide two or four channels of simultaneous 16-bit analog measurement at throughput speeds up to 2-MHz/channel. Each channel has its own 16-bit A/D converter that uses a common clock and trigger for synchronous sampling of all analog and digital inputs at the exact same instant in time.
IPCC becomes IMS Forum
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
The International Packet Communications Consortium has acknowledged the popularity of the “IMS” (IP Multimedia Subsystem) acronym by reincorporating as the IMS Forum.
Lenovo goes global with new PCs
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
China's Lenovo Group Ltd. introduced the first computers under its own brand name outside China
Vietnam OKs Intel chip plant
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Vietnam's Ministry of Investment and Planning has approved an investment license for based Intel Corp., which plans to build a $605 million plant in Ho Chi Minh City, a ministry official was quoted as saying in an Associated Press report.
Video tester gets HDMI CEC support
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
Providing a Consumer Electronic Control test approach, ranging from development through pre-compliance testing, video test maker Quantum Data now has an HDMI CEC development and compliance test suite for its existing test equipment. CEC is an HDMI option that provides automatic power-on, automatic signal routing, and single-point remote control for CEC-enabled products.
High-speed packet-access library offers pre-configured test benches, sources
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
Easing wireless design with pre-configured test benches, Agilent Technologies is debuting a HSPA wireless library for use with its existing Advanced Design System EDA software. The library contains what Agilent claims is the industry's first set of pre-configured test benches and sources.
High-speed XMC data-acq board packs Virtex-4 FPGA
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
Designed for high-speed data acquisition applications such as software-defined radio, SIGINT, tactical communications, and radar, here's a VITA 42 board that can simultaneously sample two inputs at frequencies up to 210-MHz, at a resolution of 12 bits. Total aggregate I/O bandwidth is 12.5-Gbits/s.
IEEE recognizes Synopsys engineers for SystemVerilog contributions
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
IEEE has presented its Working Group Chairman's Award to two Synopsys technologists and certificates of recognition to 14 other Synopsys engineers for contributions to the development of the SystemVerilog standard.
Micron turns tables, sues Rambus
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Micron Technology Inc. has filed a new lawsuit against Rambus Inc., in apparent retaliation for a suit filed by Rambus last month.
Low-frequency data recorder stores wideband signals to RAID
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Featuring internal RAID arrays for recording media, here's a line of data recorders that provide high-capacity accessible data storage. They support sampling rates from 20-kHz to 1-MHz per channel, for a usable frequency bandwidth of 8-kHz to 400-kHz.
AACS - Next-generation content protection spec has been made available for interim licensing for HD DVD and Blu-ray
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
AACS LA founders IBM, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Panasonic (Matsushita Electric), Sony, Toshiba, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros. Studios today announced the immediate availability of AACS (ADVANCED ACCESS CONTENT SYSTEM) under interim licensing agreements for both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
Probe targets Serial RapidIO, PCI Express
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Check out this Serial RapidIO protocol analysis probe. An optional modification can add PCI Express analysis capability. The probe works with most Agilent Technologies 16700 and 16900 logic analyzer modules.
Singapore pledges tax breaks, tech funding
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiled a 2006 budget that contains several perks for the electronics and high-tech sectors.
EDA software being sold by Walmart
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2/20/2006   Post a comment
EDA vendor Aldec said its Active-HDL student edition is now available through the Walmart Online store and Barnes & Noble bookstores.
Analysis: PC market still in flux despite comeback
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
It's too early to predict how long the good times will hold up, but the PC industry is showing signs of solid growth again.
Court says ITC erred on Energizer patent decision
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
Energizer Holdings Inc. has announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruled that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) erred in 2004 when it concluded that Energizer's patent covering mercury-free batteries was invalid.
Commentary: Someone needs to stir the pot
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
Outbursts such as the one by an audience member at the 3GSM conference earlier this week are sometimes needed to move the level of discussion forward.
Agilent's low-noise scopes are bandwidth upgradeable
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
The Infiniium 80000B Series offers an exceptionally low noise floor, leading edge jitter measurement floor, trigger jitter, and frequency response.
Singapore's UTAC signs up new wireless customers
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
United Test and Assembly Center Ltd. notched up a series of high-profile customer wins, securing contracts to supply services to European and South Korean chip makers.
TechWing vows to fight patent claim
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
TechWing Inc., the Korean IC test equipment maker locked in a patent dispute with Advantest Corp., said it will fight the Japanese company's petition in a Taiwan court.
Startup co-founder bound for SVEC Hall of Fame
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
Thomas Kailath, co-founder of design-for-manufacturing startup Clear Shape Technologies, will be inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame.
African entrepreneur tweaks U.S. at 3GSM
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
In the midst of Europe's largest mobile telephony conference Wednesday, an African entrepreneur interjected a wry critique of "American know-how" and provided participants at the 3GSM World congress a rare note of levity.
DRM panel called 'bunch of big girls'
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
At a 3GSM World Congress discussion on digital rights management, audience member David Birch called the panelists “a bunch of big girls” for buckling under to the demands of Hollywood studios and record companies.
Hitachi opens China disk drive plant
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has opened a massive disk drive plant in Shenzhen the company expects will eventually produce half of its annual drive output.
Report: China laptop sales soar, but prices drop
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
Analysys International, a China-based business information company, says that China's laptop market saw shipments reach 1.03 million the fourth quarter of 2005, up 44.2 percent from the previous quarter.
Study: Outsourcing is more than saving costs
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
Contrary to popular belief, intellectual capital and university collaboration, not just lower costs, are driving companies to locate R&D activities outside their home country, according to a study sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Mobile phone industry targets the Third World
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
The mobile phone industry is turning to the Third World and asking the heads of developing countries to lift regulatory barriers.
India takes new initiatives on semi production
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
The Indian government plans to take new initiatives to make India a hub for semiconductor manufacturing and bolster manufacturing of electronic and telecom hardware.
MIT appoints Frank Moss to head Media Lab
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has appointed Dr. Frank Moss as director of pioneering research center Media Lab.
LG.Philips LCD, Kodak team on OLED development
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
Liquid crystal display (LCD) supplier LG.Philips LCD has signed an agreement with Eastman Kodak Co. to jointly evaluate and develop active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) technology.
South Korea projects exports of $300 billion by 2015
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
South Korea is aiming to achieve $300 billion in annual electronics exports by 2015, according to a joint declaration by government, political and business officials.
Yokogawa expands in Singapore
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
Yokogawa Electric plans to ramp up investment in its regional headquarters in Singapore as part of an effort to boost the company's presence in Southeast Asia.
JDSU sells Ottawa plant to contract assembler
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
Broadband communications product supplier JDS Uniphase Corp. agreed to sell its Canadian manufacturing operations to Fabrinet, its contract manufacturing partner.
Agilent says software enables quick identification of SI issues
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies introduced what it called the first event identification software that allows digital designers that use Infiniium oscilloscopes to quickly and easily identify signal integrity issues found in electronic designs.
LitePoint's test software for CSR's UniFi ICs handles Wi-Fi/Bluetooth products
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
IQFact for UniFi saves time for OEMs by allowing one-pass testing of CSR's WiFi/Bluetooth v2.0+EDR integrated products.
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