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One-box WiMAX tester speeds manufacturing
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
LitePoint announced the IQmax-100 one-box manufacturing test solution. With integrated vector signal analyzer (VSA) and vector signal generator (VSG) resources, one-box IQmax Test Systems offer test results for critical fixed and mobile WiMAX physical layer parameters including all bandwidth and data rate options for product development, volume manufacturing and quality assurance.
House panel OKs innovation, computing measures
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
A package of technology innovation and competitiveness legislation cleared a House panel.
Comment: Asked to choose between rice and ringtones
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
The wireless industry's laudable goal of reaching out to the emerging world appears to have been derailed by the credit industry in the year since it was first announced.
FlexRay accelerates with conformance testing
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
The Flex-Ray Consortium has released Version 2.1 of the automotive networking bus protocol and physical layer conformance test specifications, to allow auto makers to standardize system components.
Judge stays Nokia, Qualcomm patent suit
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
Resolution of one of the long running IPR issues between Nokia Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. has been delayed again as a judge halted legal proceedings just as a deadline neared for the two companies to renew an agreement.
Analog TV nears sign off as DTV mandate approaches
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
U.S. retailers will be taking analog TVs off their shelves at midnight on Feb. 28, 2007, when a government mandate takes effect requiring all TVs sold in the U.S. to include a digital TV tuner.
PFC evaluation board provides better than 95% efficiency
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
BI Technologies Electronic Components Division offers a power factor correction (PFC) evaluation board for circuit testing.
Lenovo to cut 1,000 more jobs
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Lenovo Group Ltd., the world's third-largest computer maker, reportedly will cut an additional 1,000 jobs--mostly in the United States--amid intense price pressure in the PC market.
ITU homes in on HomePNA 3.1 as networking standard
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has approved the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance's HomePNA 3.1 multimedia networking specification as a standard, making this at the moment the only internationally standardized home networking technology.
Arrow offers China RoHS help
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
With the March 1 deadline for China RoHS compliance fast approaching, distributor Arrow Electronics Inc. said it is sponsoring a series of seminars and offering resources on its Web site to help steer customers through the maze of uncertainties.
REVIEW: 100-MHz scope/spectrum analyzer connects to Windows using USB
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Here's news of a PC-hosted 100-MHz oscilloscope that samples at 500-Msamples/s and packs a 1-Mpoint buffer. As a battery-powered portable, it connects to your PC via USB 2.0 on any platform running Windows XP, Windows 2000, or the latest Windows Vista.
Geotest enters PXI Express market with 9-slot chassis, controller
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Geotest added the GX7600 9-slot, PXI Express Smart chassis series and GX7940 PXI Express controller to its family of PXI mainframes and controllers.
ADI chairman to chip industry: Provide solutions, not products
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
It's not enough to provide products or even technologies. The semiconductor industry, facing relentless price pressure and spiraling design costs, must provide solutions, says Ray Stata, chairman of Analog Devices. Inc.
Ericsson tops U.S. bid for control of Tandberg
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
A major battle is set to erupt over the ownership of Norwegian consumer electronics group Tandberg Television following the decision by telecoms group Ericsson to top an earlier bid from Aris Group Inc. of the U.S.
Tech camps blast China export plan
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
Tougher U.S. export controls over technology shipped to China has ignited fears among U.S. high-tech gear makers that the restrictions will have a crippling impact on their business with China.
Tech camps blast China export plan
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
A tightening of U.S. export controls over technology shipped to China has reached the bureaucratic endgame, igniting fears that U.S. high-tech gear bound for one of the world's fastest-growing economies will become mired in a tangle of red tape that encourages buyers to shop elsewhere.
Short on details, Indian chip policy still luring investors
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
Details of India's new semiconductor policy such as the extent of tax breaks and subsidies being offered to potential investors have yet to emerge, but there's still plenty of interest among foreign investors.
Mosaid restructures, cuts workforce by half
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
Mosaid Technologies Inc. is cutting its workforce of nearly 120 by half and acquiring patents outside of its main memory chip business. The strategic shift is a response to a dispute last year with one of its largest investors, Loeb Partners Corporation, who demanded the sale of the company or divestiture of its non-core intellectual property (IP) business, the Systems Division.
Europe finally homing in on Ultra Wideband
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
The European Commission's decision to give member states till August to bring their regulations on licensing the use of Ultra Wideband networking in line — and by implication the adoption of Wireless USB — is a welcome step. But it is not the end of the long road the continent has been taking on the use of UWB.
Software provides fast XAUI validation
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Agilent has introduced a new electrical performance validation software that enables design engineers working on XAUI designs to easily test their devices.
VCO module geared towards military market
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation introduced three wideband voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) modules for test and measurement, military, microwave radio, space, laboratory, and industrial applications from 4 to 12.5 GHz.
GaAs MMIC mixers aid point-to-point radios, handles 6 to 34 GHz applications
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation introduced two GaAs MMIC mixers for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, VSAT, Telecom, test instrumentation, radar, ECM and space applications from 6 to 34 GHz.
Germany's Schott launches LCD venture in South Korea
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Schott AG, a German-based glass substrate maker, it is launching a joint venture plant with Japanese equipment supplier Kuramoto to process TFT-LCD glass substrates in South Korea.
Cisco, Apple agree to share "iPhone" name
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Bad news for trademark lawyers: Cisco and Apple have settled their dispute over the use of the iPhone name and agreed to share the trademark.
Skype files FCC petition to open up cellular nets
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2/21/2007   Post a comment
The Skype division of online auction company eBay filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday asking regulators to force cellphone carriers to loosen their controls on what kinds of hardware and software can be connected to their networks.
NSAI offers environmental compliance training services
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2/21/2007   Post a comment
NSAI has released a suite of integrated training programs to help companies implement a RoHS Compliance Assurance System (CAS) based on the European RoHS enforcement guidelines.
REVIEW: Battery powered clamp-on ammeter is smart multi-function scope
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2/21/2007   Post a comment
REVIEW: Fluke's power-quality clamp-on ammeter is also an AC and DC voltmeter, oscilloscope, data logger, and more. It can measure the most common power quality parameters, using a color LCD for viewing measurements in real time. It can also log data for downstream analysis on your PC.
Generator simplifies automotive transient testing
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2/21/2007   Post a comment
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has introduced the TGAR Transient Generator System with a base current rating of 100 amps for automotive conductive immunity testing.
BT taps Adva Optical for 21st Century Net
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2/21/2007   Post a comment
Adva Optical Networking Inc. has gained a key role at the edge of BT Group's 21st Century Network.
EU to help fund broadband over powerline field tests
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2/21/2007   Post a comment
The European Commission has approved Euros 9.6 million funding to the Open PLC European Research Alliance (OPERA) to aid extended field deployments based on the open specification for broadband access over powerline developed by the Alliance over the past few years.
Semiconductor Insights CEO dies in diving accident
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2/21/2007   Post a comment
Doug Smeaton, president and CEO of Semiconductor Insights, died Feb. 18 as the result of a scuba diving accident. He was 57.
Widevine wins patent for encrypting content
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2/20/2007   Post a comment
Widevine Technologies Inc. has been awarded a U.S. patent covering methods for selectively encrypting content.
Measurement system designed for FlexRay signals
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2/20/2007   Post a comment
Agilent and DECOMSYS have introduced a measurement system that is said to provide the highest-level FlexRay triggering and protocol decode measurements available in an oscilloscope.
REVIEW: Outboard box endows bit error rate test with dial-in de-emphasis
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2/20/2007   Post a comment
REVIEW: Test-and-measurement house Agilent Technologies rolls out a de-emphasis signal converter with the ability to characterize Gbit-speed speed ports and channels that operate with de-emphasized signals. Use it to characterize signals to ensure conformance testing wherever interface de-emphasis is applied. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Analysts: IPR issues could haunt 4G, LTE, mobile WiMax
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2/20/2007   Post a comment
Two reports on the Intellectual Property (IP) and patent rights associated with next generation mobile networks suggest the situation may pan out better than with existing networks, but both include important caveats.
E-waste legislation grows in Canada
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2/19/2007   Post a comment
Get ready for Canada's WEEE-like e-waste regulations, which are being rolled out across several provinces. The aim is to cut the amount of waste in landfills and to move the burden of disposal costs to producers.
NEDA to host environmental issues summit
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2/19/2007   Post a comment
The National Electronic Distributors Association's industry summit, scheduled for March 28, will focus on the latest environmental and trade issues facing the electronics industry.
Dell taps Motorola's handsets unit to head consumer group
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2/19/2007   Post a comment
PC maker Dell seems to be on a hiring spree of senior executives from related industries. Over the past few days, it has recruited Ron Garriques, head of Motorola's handsets group, to run a newly formed unit within Dell focusing on consumer products, as well as naming former Solectron CEO Michael Cannon to head its manufacturing operations.
Agilent unveils mobile WiMAX test set
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2/19/2007   Post a comment
The E6651A incorporates flexible base station emulation and parametric tests into one integrated unit.
Philips execs share Euros 1 million bonus in creation of NXP
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2/19/2007   Post a comment
Three senior executives at Royal Philips Electronics were awarded a total of Euros 1.05 million in the transaction that saw the spin-off of the conglomerate's semiconductors division to create NXP Semiconductors, the company's annual report, published Monday (Feb. 19) shows.
Academic calls on government to open cellular nets
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2/16/2007   Post a comment
A Columbia law professor claims wireless carriers are hindering product design and innovation in the equipment and application markets, and called on Washington to intervene.
Dell hires Motorola exec to head consumer unit
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2/16/2007   Post a comment
In the latest in a series of management changes since CEO Kevin Rollins quit in January, Dell on Friday hired Ron Garriques, head of Motorola's mobile phone business, to run the computer maker's new consumer unit.
Academic calls on government to open cellular nets
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2/16/2007   Post a comment
A Columbia law professor is calling for the government to force cellular service providers to change business policies he claims are inhibiting innovation in cellphone design and is already drawing raves from at least one top cellphone designer.
When science and unproven fears collide
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2/16/2007   Post a comment
This is a strange scientific and engineering development; Exradia Ltd. is offering a technology, typically implemented as a custom chip, to create a noisy radio frequency signal, which is there to offer mobile phone users a choice.
Bookham CEO resigns as cuts bite
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2/16/2007   Post a comment
Giorgio Anania, formerly president and chief executive officer of optical components supplier Bookham Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has stepped down from his executive positions and resigned his seat on the company's board of directors. Peter Bordui, the company's non-executive chairman of the board of directors, has assumed the position of president and chief executive officer on an interim basis.
SEMI book-to-bill climbs
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2/16/2007   Post a comment
North American-based semiconductor fab equipment makers posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06 in January, up from 1.01 in December, according to the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International trade group.
Agilent posts profit
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2/15/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies posted a GAAP net income of $150 million, or 39 cents per share, on revenue of $1.28 billion for its first quarter of fiscal 2007.
Industry associations to address reliability issues
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2/15/2007   Post a comment
IPC and iNEMI are sponsoring an all-day summit to discuss reliability testing protocols and issues including lead-free processing in electronic assemblies.
Nano-Proprietary claims legal victory over inventor
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2/15/2007   Post a comment
Nano-Proprietary said it had been awarded a preliminary injunction against the holder of a patent central to an ongoing litigation involving carbon nanotubes.
Japan preparing for DTV transition
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2/15/2007   Post a comment
A new organization here hopes to achieve the goal of selling 30 million digital TVs in Japan by March 2008, or about 63 percent of its 48 million households.
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