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Nortel hires Internet guru as new CTO
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Nortel Networks Corp. named Gary Kunis its new chief technology officer Thursday (March 31), as the network infrastructure company continued to clean house at the management level.
Mario Rivas to leave Philips Semiconductors
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Mario Rivas, Philips Semiconductors' executive vice president, will resign effective May 1 for personal reasons.
HP CEO Hurd's challenge: cut costs, not innovation
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Mark Hurd, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s sixth CEO, faces the two-fold challenge of clamping down on costs while leaving HP's vaunted research-and-development teams free to innovate.
Artesyn releases revised PMBus spec
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Artesyn Technologies Inc. has announced the public release of Revision 1.0 of the PMBus open-standard digital power management protocol and a special interest to further develop and promote the PMBus power operating system.
Former ARM USA president joins Ambric
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Ambric, Inc. has named former ARM USA President Jerry Ardizzone to the position of vice president of sales.
Handheld 802.11 RF sweeper gets new freebie bits
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Wireless test equipment maker Berkeley Varitronics Systems has a software update for its Yellowjacket 802.11b sweeping RF test receiver. The yellowjacket is based on an HP iPAQ PDA.
Samsung joins Sematech's manufacturing branch
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics has joined a International Sematech Manufacturing Initiative subsidiary focusing on standards and productivity challenges in chip manufacturing.
Swedish group seeks to globalize mobile phone ID standard
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
A group of Swedish banks and mobile phone operators has established a common standard for electronic identification in mobile phones.
ZTE opens telecom plant in India
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Chinese telecom and wireless solution provider ZTE Corp. has opened a plant and research center in India to serve a growing market there.
Another Fully-Buffered DIMM tester bows in
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Another company has also joined the FB-DIMM test fray. Predating Tek's recent announcement, Pycon has shipped more than 130 FB-DIMM testers since November of last year---and is now offering a very enticing deal for first-time buyers.
Sony establishes mobile display unit
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Sony Corp. established ST Mobile Display Corp. (STMD) on Thursday (March 31) as its second low temperature polysilicon thin-film liquid crystal display production base to boost panel production.
EU asks Congress to delay e-passport deadline
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
The European Union has asked U.S. lawmakers for a 10-month delay before it must begin issuing electronic passports to citizens in its 25 member countries.
Colubris Networks acquires Wi-Fi company
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3/30/2005   Post a comment
Colubris Networks has acquired Kiwi Networks, a supplier of advanced cellular technologies for next-generation Wi-Fi and WiMAX deployment, to strengthen its portfolio of Wi-Fi and WiMax-based wireless local area network solutions.
European anti-software patents leader quits
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3/30/2005   Post a comment
Florian Mueller, the manager of a European anti-software patent campaign, is returning to his computer games business.
Midget CompactFlash card gathers data
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3/30/2005   Post a comment
eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor takes a first look at a new CompactFlash card that can turn a PDA into a user-customized medium-speed portable data acquisition system. What's more, it can do that more cost effectively than by using a dedicated PC. Click here to learn more.
Taiwans Halbleiterbranche wächst auch in 2005
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3/30/2005   Post a comment
Die Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association rechnet 2005 für die inländische Halbleiterbranche mit einem Wachstum beim Produktionswert von 6,7 Prozent.
SIA calls for moratorium on accounting standard
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3/30/2005   Post a comment
SIA President George Scalise called on regulators to order a moratorium on the implementation of a new accounting standard covering the expensing of stock options.
PCI digitizer boards get FPGA-based FIR filters
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3/29/2005   Post a comment
Board-level digitizer maker Gage Applied Technologies is debuting FIR filters in FPGAs as an option for its 14-bit PCI bus digitizers. The FIR filters let you filter digitized data in realtime on Windows PCs.
Airspan Networks, ArelNet to merge
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3/29/2005   Post a comment
Broadband wireless solutions provider Airspan Networks Inc. has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire ArelNet, a supplier of network infrastructure equipment for Voice-over-IP, for $8.7 million.
Sony appeals PlayStation ruling, but will pay licensing fees
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3/29/2005   Post a comment
Sony Corp.'s game unit will appeal a U.S. patent-infringement ruling involving its PlayStation products but will pay a compulsory licensing fee to plaintiff Immersion Corp. while its appeal is being heard.
CompactPCI card houses add-on data-acq modules
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3/29/2005   Post a comment
A new two-module multi-function 3U-sized CompactPCI card fits in a single slot. Priced at about $1800, it gives you an array of options that let you configure it for various data-acquisition and control functions. These include RTD signal conditioning, TTL I/O, and A/D and DAC functions.
Spectrum analysis software features multi-site capabilities
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3/29/2005   Post a comment
Summitek Instruments adds new capabilities to its existing OASIS spectrum analysis software. It performs spectrum monitoring and interference identification tasks in conjunction with standard spectrum analyzers or equivalent RF receivers.
SMIC loan quest stalled, says report
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3/29/2005   Post a comment
The chairman of Shanghai-based chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) said Tuesday it is looking elsewhere to borrow money to buy manufacturing equipment while the U.S. government holds off approving a $769 million loan, according to an Associated Press report.
MIPS licenses processor to Shanghai research center
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3/28/2005   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc. has announced that the IC and System Research Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University has licensed the MIPS32 4Kc SMIC .18 hard core to develop SoCs for China's expanding digital television (DTV) market.
Sony fined $90.7 million in patent-infringement case
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3/28/2005   Post a comment
Sony Corp. has been ordered by a California court to pay Immersion Corp. $90.7 million in connection with the U.S. company's patent-infringement lawsuit against the Japanese consumer electronics giant.
One-instrument box is enhanced for multi-service transport eval
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3/28/2005   Post a comment
Test-and-measurement vendor Anritsu is debuting enhancements for its existing one-instrument-does-all MP1590B network performance tester. Running Windows, the enhancements impart a number of new analysis capabilities, including functions for 2.5G Ethernet-over-SONET, 10/100/1000-Mbit Ethernet, 10-Gbit Ethernet, and LCAS.
Former IBM microprocessor guru joins AMD
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3/28/2005   Post a comment
Seeking to bolster its presence in enterprise computing, AMD Inc. has hired Rich Oehler, a former IBM fellow and chief technology officer at Newisys.
Hitachi finalizes acquisition of FHP joint venture
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3/25/2005   Post a comment
Hitachi Ltd. has reached an agreement with Fujitsu Limited on the acquisition of Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display Limited (FHP), paving the way for the Japan-based joint venture company to become a Hitachi subsidiary.
NEC America appoints new CEO
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3/25/2005   Post a comment
NEC Electronics America Inc. announced Friday (March 25) the appointment of Yuichi Kawakami as its president and chief executive effective April 1, succeeding current president and CEO Toshio Nakajima.
Toshiba vows to fight Lexar decision
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3/25/2005   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. vowed to fight a jury verdict in California in favor of U.S. plaintiff Lexar Media Inc. that makes Toshiba liable for $465.4 million in fines related to alleged misappropriation of NAND flash memory trade secrets.
Omron's Automatic Optical Inspection System brings zero-defect closer to reality
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3/25/2005   Post a comment
Recent trends in electronic production have placed ever-increasing emphasis on the importance of the quality control function. High density component placement, lead-free process, miniaturisation of chips and flexible multi-product production all contribute to an increasing number of defects. Pressure on manufacturers to reduce defects increases as margins are squeezed and lead times get shorter.
HP establishes RFID lab in Japan
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3/24/2005   Post a comment
Anticipating that a 950 MHz band will be assigned for RFID applications in Japan, Hewlett-Packard Japan Ltd. will open a RFID verification facility in May in Japan with three partner companies.
Scope accessories support automotive CAN Bus testing
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3/24/2005   Post a comment
Oscilloscope vendor LeCroy is now offering two CAN Bus test adjuncts for its existing long-memory WaveRunner 6000A oscilloscopes. These accessories can help you locate CAN Bus PHY layer problems, and aid in debugging CAN Bus controllers and systems.
Ericsson accuse Sendo de contrefaçons de brevets
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3/24/2005   Post a comment
Ericsson, fabricant d’équipements sans fil, a annoncé le dépôt d’une plainte contre Sendo, société de téléphones portables située au Royaume-Uni, sur des allégations de contrefaçons de brevets concernant ses technologies GSM et GPRS.
Infosys becomes first Indian company to join Autosar
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3/24/2005   Post a comment
Infosys has become the first Indian company to join the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (Autosar) development partnership, thus joining other existing members such as BMW, Ford, Siemens and General Motors.
IBM règle son litige pour violation de droits d’auteur avec Compuware
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3/24/2005   Post a comment
IBM a accepté un accord de 400 millions de dollars qui met fin aux poursuites pour violation de droits d’auteur engagées par le fabricant de logiciel, Compuware Corp. Ce dernier accusait IBM d’avoir volé sa propriété intellectuelle et violé les lois fédérales antitrust.
Plug-in digitizer card lets you trade resolution for speed
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3/23/2005   Post a comment
Just as the venerable DMM brought universal measurement capability to DC measurement, National Instruments has a flexible-resolution digitizer it claims will revolutionize dynamic measurements with a universal measurement device. This PXI plug-in, when used in the popular LabVIEW programming environment, lets you create virtual instruments such as voltmeters, audio analyzers, frequency counters, and spectrum and modulation analyzers. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn gets a hand
Atmel prevails in Agere patent infringement suit
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3/23/2005   Post a comment
Atmel Corp. announced Wednesday (March 23) that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled the company did not infringe on any patents belonging to Agere Sytems Inc., related to semiconductor processes.
Modules leverage USB for plug-and-play data-acq
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3/23/2005   Post a comment
Joining the likes of Data Translation, National Instruments, and others, test-and-measurement house Keithley Instruments is rolling out a new line of PC-compatible data-acquisition and control modules based on Universal Serial Bus. As plug-and-play modules under Windows, they can measure parameters such as voltage, temperature, strain, vibration, and frequency, and handle event counting, and timing applications, too.
Near-term PC sales to slow, says IDC
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3/23/2005   Post a comment
Despite strong year-end 2004 growth, a delayed recovery in Japan and a cautious outlook in the U.S. have led market research firm IDC to downgrade its expectations for worldwide PC shipments in 2005
Ericsson says British mobile phone supplier infringed patents
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3/23/2005   Post a comment
Wireless equipment maker Ericsson said Wednesday (March 23) it is suing Britain-based mobile phone company Sendo for allegedly infringing its patents covering GSM and GPRS technologies.
L’Inde prévoit d’étendre ses instituts de recherche
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3/23/2005   Post a comment
Le Ministère indien pour le développement des ressources humaines considère actuellement de faire passer certaines des meilleures écoles de technologie au rang d’Instituts indiens de technologie.
India considers expanding research institutes
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3/23/2005   Post a comment
India's Ministry for Human Resource Development is considering upgrading top technology schools to the level of the Indian Institute of Technology.
MIT expands remote labs to Africa
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3/21/2005   Post a comment
MIT's iLAbs has expanded its remote laboratory program to include three African universities for students to perform real engineering and science experiments over the Internet.
MEMtronics receives defense contract for MEMS tuners
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3/21/2005   Post a comment
MEMtronics has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project sponsored by the Dept. of Defense to develop microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices and circuits to support the requirements for tunable filters in transmit applications.
Le vote de l’IEEE sur le Wi-Fi nouvelle génération est peu concluant
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3/21/2005   Post a comment
L’IEEE a essayé de décider laquelle des deux propositions principales pour la spécification 802.11n serait adoptée, mais les résultats sont loin d’être concluants.
TNI-Software rejoint le Consortium Autosar
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3/21/2005   Post a comment
TNI-Software, entité du groupe Valiosys spécialisée dans l’édition de logiciels temps-réel embarqués pour les secteurs aéronautique, automobile, ferroviaire et de l’énergie, annonce son entrée dans le Consortium Autosar en tant que « Premium Member ».
Ampex licenses digital camera patents to Olympus
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3/21/2005   Post a comment
Ampex Corp. announced Monday (March 21) it would license its digital still camera patents to Japan-based Olympus Corp.
Freescale Semiconductor ouvre un centre de tests au Japon
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3/18/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor a ouvert un centre dédié aux tests et à la qualité à Nagoya (Japon) afin de se rapprocher des constructeurs automobiles installés au Japon.
Next-gen Wi-Fi standard remains in limbo
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3/18/2005   Post a comment
With the IEEE making no conclusive decision Thursday on which of the primary proposals for the 802.11n specification it would embrace, the stage is set for a compromise proposal encompassing aspects of both proposals.
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