One-box WiMAX tester speeds manufacturing Product News 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.
Judge stays Nokia, Qualcomm patent suit News & Analysis 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.
Lenovo to cut 1,000 more jobs News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Ericsson tops U.S. bid for control of Tandberg News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Mosaid restructures, cuts workforce by half News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
VCO module geared towards military market Product News 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.
Skype files FCC petition to open up cellular nets News & Analysis 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.
EU to help fund broadband over powerline field tests News & Analysis 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.
REVIEW: Outboard box endows bit error rate test with dial-in de-emphasis Product News 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.
E-waste legislation grows in Canada News & Analysis 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.
Dell taps Motorola's handsets unit to head consumer group News & Analysis 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.
Philips execs share Euros 1 million bonus in creation of NXP News & Analysis 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.
Dell hires Motorola exec to head consumer unit News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.