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Madhavan to keynote OpenAccess+ Conference
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3/31/2006   Post a comment
Magma CEO Rajeev Madhavan will be the featured keynote speaker at the Silicon Integration Initiative's eighth OpenAccess+ Conference April 11.
EU reportedly okays Sony, NEC optical disk JV
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3/31/2006   Post a comment
European Union regulators have given clearance to Japan-based Sony and NEC to set up an optical disk drive joint venture, according to an Associated Press report.
Aeroflex's portable 1-GHz test set features color display
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3/31/2006   Post a comment
The 2944B comes equipped with the tools and capabilities to efficiently perform testing, fault diagnosis and installation at an affordable price.
Toshiba unveils HD DVD player as market battle begins
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3/31/2006   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. unveiled its first HD DVD player in Japan as the next-generation video format battle moves to the marketplace.
KTF of Korea, NTT Docomo to cooperate on 3G
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3/31/2006   Post a comment
KTF Co. of South Korean and Japan's NTT Docomo have launched a joint committee to boost cooperation on delivering 3G mobile communications services in both countries.
Dual RF power detector chips work to 11-GHz
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3/30/2006   Post a comment
The fabs at IC house Linear Technology Corp. are dishing up dual-channel RF detector chips that work out to 11-GHz. LTC's Type LTC5533 chips can be used to measure RF power in multi-band WiFi, WiMAX and other radio applications.
M-Flex bids for Singapore flex board maker
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3/30/2006   Post a comment
Flexible printed circuit substrate supplier Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc. said it plans a tender offer to acquire Singapore-based MFS Technology Ltd.
U.S. venture funds take direct route to Israeli startups
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3/30/2006   Post a comment
U.S. venture capital funds are bypassing Israeli funds to invest directly in local startups.
eMagin to patent virtual imaging device
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3/30/2006   Post a comment
Personal display and OLED microdisplay supplier eMagin Corp. has received U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approval of a patent for a portable communication device with a virtual image display.
Japan reloads chip R&D effort
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
Japan's semiconductor industry is launching a renewed five-year R&D effort dubbed the Asuka II Project focusing on 45- and 32-nm technologies.
Kodak accused of harming digital photo quality
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
A former employee has accused Eastman Kodak of illegally tampering with the quality of customers' digital photos and making false advertising claims, according to a statement by the former employee's attorney.
3.5G wireless tester gets 1xEV-DO phone option
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
Wireless test vendor Willtek Communications offers options for testing 1xEV-DO wireless devices. The company's existing 4400 Mobile Phone Tester, when fitted with these options, is now suitable for use in manufacturing, as well as by technicians at field repair centers.
NanoDynamics wins CNT contract, fuel cell patent
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
Nanotechnology company NanoDynamics has received a $729,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the U.S. Army for carbon nanotube (CNT) production technology, and a critical patent on solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) structures.
New York state to cooperate with Israeli companies
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
New York state and the Israeli government have signed an agreement to promote nanotechnology research.
Survey: U.S., Europe losing manufacturing edge
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
Low-cost locations such as China and India are edging past Europe and the U.S. as technology manufacturing centers, according to an annual IT confidence survey by Eurocom Worldwide, a collaboration between independent, private communications agencies around the world.
Qualcomm hurls another suit at Broadcom
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
San Diego-based wireless technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. has filed a new complaint against broadband technology company Broadcom Corp., intensifying the heated legal dispute between the companies.
Measurements-based optimization scheme targets wideband networks
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
A usage-based cellular network optimization tool can now provides you with an accurate view of an entire network in near realtime. The wideband CDMA, EV-DO, and UMTS optimization tool dishes up results based on actual network usage.
Analog-output modules talk USB
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
Data acquisition equipment vendor Measurement Computing now offers three 16-bit high-drive analog-output USB-compatible DAC modules. These are intended for use on PC-based data-acq systems, where they can provide 100-Hz/channel throughput.
Korean portal Daum launches U.S. VoIP service
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
Daum Communications Corp., South Korea's second-largest Internet portal, said it has launched Internet-based telephony services in the U.S. through its American subsidiary Lycos Inc.
Chartered Semiconductor to refinance debt
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
Singapore-based Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. announced Tuesday (March 28) it would prepay the $300 million principal amount of its existing bank loans through a public offering of senior notes due in 2013.
NSA awards Harris $41.6 milion for secure WLAN
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
Harris Corp. has been awarded a five-year, $41.6 million contract by the National Security Agency to supply its SecNet 54 secure wireless local-area network product to the federal government and other approved customers.
Windows software endows Tektronix spectrum analyzers with off-line analysis
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
Oscilloscope and instrumentation vendor Tektronix is releasing off-line analysis software for spectrum analysis. With Tek's RSAVu bits, you can acquire signals using a Tektronix Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer and then analyze the captured information offline on your Windows PC.
Less-than-$1000 signal generator spans 1-Hz to 1-GHz
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
Check out this $985 PC-controlled digitally synthesized signal generator that spans 1-Hz to 1-GHz. Developing analog and digital outputs, it accommodates a variety of waveform modulation options, operating as a signal source, function generator, and ARB.
Intel creates $50 million VC fund for Brazil
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
Intel Capital, the investment arm of semiconductor supplier Intel Corp., has created a $50 million venture capital fund to promote technology growth in Brazil.
Report: NEC to unload Internet unit
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
NEC Corp. said March 28 it will spin off its Internet service provider unit, Biglobe, as part of its bid to improve profitability, according to an Associated Press report.
Tariffs cancelled on multichip packages
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
An international agreement has been signed by the European Community, the United States, South Korea and Taiwan that eliminates import duties and other tariffs on multichip package components, according to the European Commission.
Tech policy think tank formed
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. high-tech lobby is deepening its roots in Washington with the creation of a think tank that will study technology policy.
Wireless company Cellon expands operations
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3/27/2006   Post a comment
Cellon International, which provides end-to-end design and system integration services for wireless handsets, has established a design operations facility in Shanghai, adding 160 engineers.
Realtime scope analysis option targets CAN serial busing
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3/27/2006   Post a comment
Oscilloscope maker Yokogawa announces serial data bus analysis capabilities for some of its existing digital oscilloscopes. Capabilities now include standard triggering on CAN serial data buses, and optional realtime CAN protocol analysis.
Syntax-Brillian joins Asia-Pacific JV to make LCD TVs
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3/27/2006   Post a comment
Syntax-Brillian Corp. announced it would partake in a strategic alliance with a consortium of Asian-based companies that will accelerate expansion of Olevia LCD TVs in China and the Pacific Rim.
Ericsson execs reportedly on trial for tax evasion
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3/27/2006   Post a comment
Six current and former executives at wireless equipment maker Ericsson went on trial Monday on tax evasion charges, according to an Associated Press report.
Ultimate Products of the year
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3/27/2006   Post a comment
Here is a list of the most significant products introduced in the past 12 months, chosen by qualified readers of EE Times and eeProductCenter. Electronic balloting was conducted quarterly, based on a list of 10 nominees submitted to readers by expert editors.
Self-contained LXI instruments talk Ethernet in distributed test systems
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3/27/2006   Post a comment
Instrumentation house Agilent Technologies rolls out a series of LXI Class C instruments in 1U-sized half-rack form-factors. The company's L4400 Series are industry-standard units that can be placed right at a DUT and controlled remotely using your favorite Web browser.
Nortel, Sierra Wireless achieve EV-DO calls
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3/24/2006   Post a comment
Nortel and Sierra Wireless announced they have achieved the industry's first over-the-air test calls using EV-DO Revision A wireless technology and pre-commercial wireless data devices.
Disk drive group calls for larger sector standard
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3/23/2006   Post a comment
IDEMA, the International Disk Drive, Equipment, and Materials Association said that a member committee has recommended replacing the 30 year sector length standard of 512 bytes with sectors storing 4096 bytes.
ECD Ovonics to locate solar plant in Michigan
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3/23/2006   Post a comment
Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD Ovonics) has selected Greenville, Mich., as the location of its third solar cell manufacturing plant.
Analysis: An upside to the Vista delay?
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3/23/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft's decision to delay release of its new Vista operating system will surely cause pain, but it may also have the beneficial effect of plugging network security holes.
Samsung targets AM OLEDs at mobile TV phones
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3/23/2006   Post a comment
South Korea’s Samsung SDI said it target its fledgling active-matrix organic light-emitting diode display business at high-end mobile TV phones when it launches next January.
Report: Wireless carriers keep up backhaul spending
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
Wireless network operators are increasing their spending on technology to improve the backhaul connections that link their base stations to their core networks, according to a report from market research firm Heavy Reading.
Acacia acquires digital micromirror patents
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
Acacia Research Corp. continues to broaden its patent base, announcing that its subsidiary Acacia Patent Acquisition Corp. has acquired a patent portfolio relating to the use of micromirrors to create a digital image in televisions, monitors, and projectors.
Report: DVR services to grow 45% a year
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
Global subscribers to digital video recording (DVR) services will rise by a factor of nearly seven between 2005 and 2010, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp.
Analysis: X-Fab strengthens its market position
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
It's been a long journey for X-Fab, the former VEB Mikroelektronik, a government-owned chip maker in the former East Germany, to today's modern foundry operation. Even more so with its merger with 1st Silicon.
Qualcomm, TechFaith form 3G software company
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. and China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Ltd. have formed a company to develop application software for wireless devices.
Maxwell to supply ultracap material to Chinese company
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
Ultracapacitor supplier Maxwell Technologies Inc. has agreed to supply its carbon powder-based ultracapacitor electrode material to Yeong-Long Technologies Co. Ltd. (YEC).
Minerva Networks, Nortel team on IPTV
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
Internet protocol TV services company Minerva Networks and communications company Nortel Networks Corp. have announced the joint development and release of an Application Interface (API) that enables the integration of real-time IPTV services with Minerva's iTVManager software.
ITC judge upholds SigmaTel's MP3 chip patents
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
SigmaTel, Inc. said the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that China's Actions Semiconductor Co. infringed two SigmaTel patents.
Singapore's Ellipsiz to buy test integration subsidiary
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
Packaging services provider Ellipsiz announced March 20 that it plans to assume full ownership of subsidiary iNETest, a test equipment systems integrator.
Nanoelectronics roadmap aims to speed commercialization
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
The IEEE has launched a Nanoelectronics Standards Roadmap initiative designed to forge industry standards for nanotechnology.
Whale Telecom suit against Qualcomm dismissed
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
CDMA technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. announced that the Supreme Court for the State of New York has dismissed a suit filed against the company by Whale Telecom Ltd.
IEEE-USA questions expanding H-1B program
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3/20/2006   Post a comment
Despite numerous government reports pointing out major flaws and weaknesses of the H-1B visa program, Congress is considering increasing the annual H-1B visa cap by at least 50,000 without strengthening safeguards to protect foreign and domestic technology workers.
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