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DVD ruling could delay managed copy rollouts
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
A surprise ruling in the civil suit over the technology used to secure DVDs could have a chilling effect on already overdue moves to update current and next-generation DVDs with new managed-copy features.
ESC video special: Eric Lidow on 60 years of innovation
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
International Rectifier founder and chairman Eric Lidow discusses 60 years of technology and business.
Auto-test software increases speed, accuracy of radio testing
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Aeroflex developed the Auto-Test software for its 2975 P25 Radio Test Set for P25 and FM radios. The 2975's Auto-Test software increases speed, consistency and accuracy of testing P25 and FM radios while providing the ability to store, print and share test results. For public safety and other private mobile radio (PMR) network users, the 2975 Auto-Test function allows non-technical personnel to test radios automatically.
Arrow acquires Aussie components distributor
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Establishing a larger footprint in the electronics market down under, Arrow Electronics Inc.'s Asia Pac subsidiary is acquiring the components distribution business of Adilam Pty. Ltd.
PMC-Sierra shuts R&D sites
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Comms-chip supplier PMC-Sierra Inc. is cutting 175 jobs -- or 15 percent of its total work force -- and is closing two design centers amid a slowdown in its business.
Dell primes for battle in China
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
As its main markets mature and growth sputters, Dell Inc. is making a more concerted effort to tap into the higher growth in PC sales outside the U.S. It will be tough to pull off.
Denmark beats out U.S. in 'networked' technology
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
In another indication this week that the U.S is losing its competitive high-tech edge, the country dropped from first to seventh place in "networked readiness" rankings of global economies released this week by the World Economic Forum (WEF.)
Dell probe finds 'evidence of misconduct'
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Dell late Thursday announced it would delay filing its 10-K annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to wrap up the inquiry by the audit committee of the company's board.
Test set allows developers to verify WiMAX specs
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Agilent released its IEEE 802.16e 2005 protocol conformance test (PCT) product that is based on its E6651A Mobile WiMAX Test Set, allowing equipment developers and test houses to run validated protocol test cases to verify that their implementations conform to WiMAX standards.
Judge rules against DVD consortium
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
A Superior Court judge ruled Thursday (March 29) a startup's media server does not violate the Content Scramble System (CSS) security technology used to protect DVD disks because the standard licensing contract and specifications for the technology are so poorly worded.
China Netcom win boosts A/V codec
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
China Netcom, one of China's major wired-telecom companies, will implement a homegrown A/V codec in its fledgling Internet Protocol television network this year.
Agassi out as SAP reorganizes
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
SAP shook things up Wednesday, announcing that executive board member Shai Agassi and the ERP leader are parting ways by "mutual agreement."
Fake components delay designs in Israel
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
Israeli designers, fed up with long component lead times, are buying counterfeits from China, sources said. The result is a high failure rate of designs, and lost sales at several companies.
U.S. has lost its high-tech edge, report finds
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
The AeA's follow up study from 2005 delivers chilling statistics but offers a pathway to regaining an advantage in science, technology and innovation.
ASML sets up scholarship fund to honor chairman
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
ASML Holding NV has set up a scholarship fund in conjunction with the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) as a tribute to Henk Bodt, who retires after 12 years as Chairman of the lithography maker's supervisory board.
DVD group stuck in watermark study
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
The DVD Copy Control Association has hit a stalemate in its efforts to adopt watermarking technology, a key enabler for letting users make so-called managed copies of DVD content for use on multiple personal devices or over a home network.
House budget plan calls for tech spending increases
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Some $7.9 billion more in funds is expected to be tacked on to the earlier budget for research, science, education and business, for a total of $92.5 billion, the same amount Congress proposed in 2005.
Infineon licenses fab technology to Indian chip maker
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Infineon has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hindustan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. to license semiconductor manufacturing technologies required to launch production in India.
Agilent unveils complete optical receiver stress test solution
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Agilent says it has introduced the industry's first complete optical receiver stress test solution. The Agilent N4917A test set is said to provide repeatable conformance and accurate characterization of receive optical sub-assemblies and transceiver modules operating up to 12.5 Gbits/s.
Hollywood's top cop leaving MPAA
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Brad Hunt, the first chief technology officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, is leaving the MPAA to seek a career in the corporate world.
Bluetooth SIG releases core V2.1 + EDR spec
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Initial device connections will require fewer steps in the pairing process.
ITT fined $100 million for illegal tech exports
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
ITT Corp. has confessed to exporting military night vision technology to China and other countries without an export license and has agreed to pay fines totaling $100 million, the Justice Department said.
Sonus Networks acquires Zynetix
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Sonus Networks Inc. will acquire Zynetix Ltd. for $13 million in cash and stock, giving the soft-switching specialist a new software base in GSM infrastructure products.
UPDATED: eeProductCenter tracks products at wireless, optical networking events
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Stay tuned to eeProductCenter this week to keep pace with the latest product announcements coming out of the CTIA Wireless 2007 event in Orlando and OFC/NFOEC event in Anaheim.
Fiber will benefit rural China, research director says
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
China's rural villages could prove to be the largest optical market over the next decade, according to a leading Chinese optical researcher.
Scientist claims nanotech threat is exaggerated
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
A scientist at Purdue University is questioning nanotechnology's threat in a study that claims to find certain manufactured nanoparticles have no negative effects on soil.
Chirp modulation to drive location standard
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Standard setting organizations ISO and the IEC have jump-started a new standard for real time locating systems based on chirp spread spectrum (CSS) technology.
Protocol analyzer delivers enhanced TETRA test functionality
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Aeroflex's TETRALOG protocol analyzer offers enhanced TETRA test functionality with the Aeroflex 3900 TETRA digital radio test set.
Startup says it wants to aid, not battle studios
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Kaleidescape, a startup being sued by a group that includes top Hollywood studios for allegedly selling systems that let users make unauthorized copies of DVDs, aims to help securely distribute movies over the Internet and has developed fingerprinting technology for that purpose.
Agilent's signal source analyzer ups the ante
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
The new and improved E5052B delivers a 10X improvement in measurement throughput and more precise analysis functions
Fab craze in China is not playing out as planned
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
For any country looking to seed its semiconductor industry with fabs, China is a prime example of how a good idea can go bad. Just ask James Koo, who was president of the now-defunct Nanotech Corp.
Updated: Intel confirms $2.5 billion fab in China
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Intel Corp. confirmed that it will build a $2.5 billion, 300-mm wafer fab in the northern Chinese city of Dalian.
For rural West, DTV may be lost in translation
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Many Americans are aware that the looming broadcast television transition from analog to digital in February 2009 will render legacy analog TV tuners useless without a converter box. Far fewer are aware that the digital transition could have the unintended consequence of eliminating over-the-air TV broadcast to some parts of the country, especially in the rural West.

DVD group gives evidence startup breeched contract
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3/24/2007   Post a comment
Lawyers for the DVD Copy Control Association leveled some of their strongest testimony that home server maker Kaleidescape Inc. knew it's system broke provisions of its DVD copy control license, a breeched that has caused significant damage, according to DVD CCA leaders.
Data acquisition and control module operates over Modbus TCP
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
United Electronic Industries (UEI) developed the UEIModbus Cube, an Ethernet-based data acquisition and control interface that communicates with a host computer or PLC over Modbus TCP. The UEIModbus Cube functions as a Modbus slave accessed by any software client acting as a Modbus master. Most HMI software supports the Modbus protocol.
Interface boosts 'scopes' bandwidth to 12.5 GHz, doubles current data-rate capability
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
Wavecrest developed the ScopemaX, an instrument that connects to familiar real-time oscilloscopes from Agilent, Tektronix, LeCroy and others. It expands the bandwidth of 1-6 GHz scopes to 12.5 GHz and doubles their current data rate capability to match the bandwidth.
Execs upbeat about ICs, China
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
Semiconductor executives are feeling positive about the near-term prospects for the global IC industry, expecting revenue gains to exceed 10 percent this year, according to a survey from KPMG.
Global IT production estimated at $1.8 trillion in 2006
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
Japanese trade group JEITA estimated that total 2006 IT production, including electronic equipment, components and devices, will increase by 6.6 percent to 196 trillion ($1.78 trillion).
REVIEW: Mini-modules gather low-frequency data under Windows
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
Here's a line of modular data-acq gear that provides low-frequency signal conditioning such as that needed for vibration analysis. PC-based software ensures graphical monitoring at rates up to 40-kHz. These modules are USB 2.0 bus-powered and can accommodate continuous 24-bit data transfers to a laptop or desktop PC. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a closer look.
DVD group debates managed copies, more suits
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
The DVD Copy Control Association may be preparing to take legal action against another home server maker even while it has been quietly debating opening up its specification to managed copies, according to court testimony.
Japanese association compiles electronics stats
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
The Japan Electronics & Information Technology Industries Association has compiled global electronics production statistics.
Updated: Court rules on Qualcomm standards behavior
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
A federal district court has adopted a unanimous jury finding that Qualcomm violated its duty to disclose patents to an industry standards body and thereby waived its rights to enforce two patents the company alleged covered the H.264 video compression standard, according to a statement released by rival Broadcom.
RF spectrum analyzer designed for cost-sensitive apps
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies' low-cost N9320A RF spectrum analyzer is designed for cost-sensitive applications. But it's not short on performance, offering fast measurement speed, a narrow resolution bandwidth, high TOI and ease-of-use.
Controller enables IMS control-plane testing, improves VoIP protocol support
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
Ixia developed VoIP and IMS testing capabilities with the release of the IxVoice test solution. The equipment enables manufacturers and operators to qualify IMS infrastructure as well as allow more VoIP interoperability testing.
Hitachi to restructure hard drive business
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
To restore its struggling hard drive business, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies said Thursday (March 22) it will consolidate manufacturing and cut 4,500 jobs by the end of 2008.
Hitachi moves to restore hard drive business
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
Hitachi Global Strage Technologies said it will consolidate hard drive manufacturing and cut 4,500 jobs by the end of 2008.
Slow, steady growth seen for U.S. tech sector
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
The U.S. tech sector is expected to grow slowly, but steadily, this year, driven by expanding overseas sales, a market research firm said Wednesday.
Doubling of NIST budget sought to boost standards work
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
The chairman of a congressional panel on technology innovation said Wednesday (March 21) it is time to reexamine the Commerce Department agency's role in shaping technology standards and influencing the direction of U.S. innovation policy.
India expects chip policy to attract $5B in foreign investment
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
The Indian government said it expects its new chip policy to attract more than $5 billion in manufacturing investments over the next three years.
Autosar initiative revs release 2.1
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
Results from the first phase of the Autosar standardization effort have been released after three years of work.
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