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Microchip, Chang headline 2009 ACE Award winners
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Microcontroller and analog chip vendor Microchip Technology was presented the award for "Company of the Year," one of 11 winners of the 2009 EE Times ACE Awards. Morris Chang, founding chairman of TSMC, was honored with a "Lifetime Achievement Award."
No April Fools: Conficker 2.0 worm set to strike
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Malware known as Conficker 2.0 is poised to strike on Wednesday, April Fools Day, security experts warn.
Video: Cisco shows server at Xeon launch
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Big data centers are preparing for a shift to 10 Gbit/s Ethernet and some are interested in GPU processing once standards emerge, said a panel of data center managers who are testing Intel's just announced Xeon 5500 processors.
Albany NanoTech Complex expanded
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
A $150 million expansion at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Albany NanoTech Complex will create $1 billion in new investments and 600 high-tech jobs by 2013, according to a statement released by New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
QLogic converges nets in ASIC
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
The move to merged data center networks takes a step forward as QLogic Corp. formally announces new chips and cards designed for the Fibre Channel over Ethernet standard with rivals Emulex and Intel Corp. expected to announce competing products soon.
Trend : Network tester covers SDH and PDH
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
The Trend Multipro SDH is a portable, hand-held tester for working on SDH and PDH services to 2.5 Gbits/s.
Hand held SDH, PDH tester features ease-of-use and rapid test
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Trend Communications has launched the Trend Multipro SDH, a portable, hand held tester for use by technicians working on SDH and PDH services to 2.5 Gbit/s.
Willtek adds EDGE capabilities to its mobile service tester
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Willtek Communications has announced support of EDGE measurements for its 2201 ProLock, a compact GSM and WCDMA communication test set.
Vendors call for cloud computing standards
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
A group of 38 companies and academic groups have signed on to a so-called Open Cloud Manifesto calling for open standards for cloud computing.
Slideshow: ACE Innovators of the Year
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
We present our five finalists for the 2009 ACE Innovator of the Year Award.
Action urged to help Europe's semis sector
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
European governments and public authorities need to take coordinated, strong and urgent action to ensure the continent can remain competitive in the semiconductor and nanotechnologies sectors, Dirk Beernaert of the European Commission's Nanoelectronics division warned Friday (March 27).
DoE debuts $3.2b in energy efficiency grants
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a new $3.2 billion grant program to promote efficient use of energy, a slice of the estimated $32.7 billion in tech stimulus dollars allocated to the department.
Senators push for deal on patent damages
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3/26/2009   1 comment
U.S. Senators put out what amounts to a final call for compromise on the controversial question of how to calculate damages for patent infringement, a key sticking issue in the ongoing debate on a proposed patent reform bill S.515.
Agilent to cut 2,700 jobs in restructuring
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies plans to cut about 2,700 jobs--roughly 14 percent of its workforce--as part of a major restructuring in its Electronic Measurement and Semiconductor & Board Test segments which will include new leadership.
Debate breaks out over home net standards
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3/25/2009   1 comment
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance is raising concerns that the ITU G.hn effort to create an overarching home networking standard will not interoperate with its technology.
Analyzer adds support for S/PDIF digital audio interfaces
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments has expanded its digital audio test capabilities with the latest version of NI AudioMASTER, a test product for analog and digital audio validation and production test.
Mathworks, Vector Informatik seek Autosar interoperability
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
The software developer Mathworks and Vector Informatik said they will collaborate to make their development tools interoperable for developing Autosar applications.
BMW exec calls for a mix of engine technologies
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
A BMW executive told Congress that a U.S. vehicle technology program should focus on a mix of future power trains.
No Russian revolution for contract manufacturing
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
Russia is turning out to be a disastrous place for contract electronics manufacturing despite not long ago being seen as a promising emerging market with massive growth potential.
Single instrument LTE RF test system platform targets R&D and UE developers
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
AT4 wireless has announced the T4010 LTE RF test system, a complete and cost effective test platform to perform RF parameter verification throughout the development life of LTE enabled UEs, from the early stages of silicon integration to final device validation and certification.
FPGA firms gear up for ESC Silicon Valley
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx and Altera each issued statements highlighting their plans for the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley to be held next week at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.
Cobham reorganizes design and test activities
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
British defense, aerospace and sub-assembly group Cobham plc is bringing together three of its design, development and testing businesses, Vector Fields, ERA Technology and Culham Lightning, under a new operating company dubbed Cobham Technical Services.
Yokogawa : New models expand applications for OTDR family
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Six models have been added to the Yokogawa AQ7275 Series of optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDRs), extending its range of applications to cover virtually all metro, access and core networks as well as FTTH (fibre to the home) and PONs (passive optical networks).
Keithley adds Solar cell test to semiconductor characterization system
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
Keithley has introduced a variety of hardware, firmware, and software enhancements to its Model 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System.
Agilent adds automated USB 3.0 pattern generator calibration to test portfolio
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
Agilent has expanded its USB test portfolio with what it is calling the industry's first automated calibration of a USB 3.0 pattern generator required for receiver test.
Adva demos 100G serial modulation scheme
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
Researchers at Adva Optical Networking (Martinsried/Munich, Germany) have .demonstrated a ten-fold increase in system capacity over existing metro DWDM systems using traditional techniques, with an in-house developed DPSK-3ASK (Differential Phase-Shift Keying, 3-level Amplitude-Shift Keying) modulation format for serial 100Gbit/s transmission over a single wavelength channel.
LeCroy expands WaveSurfer oscilloscope line
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
LeCroy has introduced a line of WaveSurfer Xs-A and MXs-A digital oscilloscopes that offers faster processing, a more responsive user interface, 5 Mpts/ch memory and LXI compliance in bandwidths from 200 MHz to 1 GHz.
Mobile operators seal, extend network sharing deals
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
In a wide-ranging cost cutting deal that will have major implications for their equipment suppliers, and further down the chain for many component suppliers, Vodafone and Telefonica have confirmed they will pool their mobile networks in the U.K and said that the deal covers several other European countries.
SEMI book-to-bill mired at historic low
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
North America-based semiconductor equipment vendors posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.48 in February, roughly flat with a revised book-to-bill ratio of 0.47 for January, as the equipment industry continues to drag at levels not seen since at least 1991, according to the trade group SEMI.
Hamamatsu : X-ray line sensor has 12-bit digital output
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
Hamamatsu Photonics manufacture a wide variety of x-ray line sensor products, used in diverse applications in medical, security and industrial markets.
Trio of free application resources covers broadband distortion measurements, RFID tag testing, and satellite payload assessment
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
Two conventional application notes and a seminar on CD can help designers in various RF and related areas
IEEE approves low-power design spec
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3/20/2009   1 comment
The IEEE has approved a new standard that provides portability for low-power design specifications that can be used throughout the electronic system design, analysis, verification and implementation flow.
U.S. to invest $2.4 billion on plug-in hybrid development
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3/19/2009   1 comment
The Obama administration announced two next-generation electric vehicle programs that will receive $2.4 billion in federal funding.
IEEE, conference drive smart grids
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
The IEEE formally approved a new group that will scope out standards for smart grids, and a separate set of stakeholders announced plans for a conference to guide federal investments in the area.
DoE study analyzes stimulus funding options
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
A government-funded study attempts to sort out the funding mechanisms to be used in distributing economic stimulus funds for renewable energy projects.
TTi : Hi-Rel supplies provide high rack density
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
The Sorensen XG series of dc power supplies claims the highest power level currently available in a 1U half-rack casing.
Rohde und Schwarz and Signalion demonstrate full HD video streaming over LTE
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz and Signalion have demonstrated full HD video streaming over LTE.
Senate delays patent reform vote
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3/19/2009   2 comments
Clashing interests in a patent reform debate have yet to reach a consensus, delaying until next week a key vote on a draft bill in the U.S. Senate where a key sticking issue remains how to calculate patent infringement damages in court cases.
Former NXP chief to advise ASMI's board
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3/18/2009   Post a comment
Frans van Houten, former CEO of semiconductor supplier NXP, was named by ASM International NV as an advisor to the company's management board for a period expected to last four to six months.
Dashing towards another wireless data standard
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3/18/2009   Post a comment
A consortium of semiconductor companies, RFID industry players, system integrators and wireless data users have formed the DASH7 Alliance that will develop and promote a technology that extends the ISO 18000-7 standard.
Japan suffers lowest ever chip equipment book-to-bill
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3/18/2009   Post a comment
The global book-to-bill ratio for Japanese semiconductor manufacturing equipment dropped to 0.35 in February — the lowest figure on record, according to a Dow Jones report which gave the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan as its source.
Update: DoE's Chu pushes to speed ARPA-E funding
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the House Science and Technology Committee that organizing a new R&D agency will move ahead on several fronts despite initial estimates that it could take a year before the agency is fully operational.
Power engineer: Video interview with Apollo astronaut Ken Mattingly
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3/17/2009   1 comment
In an extended video interview, astronaut Ken Mattingly talks about helping to save the crew of Apollo 13 and orbting the Moon on Apollo 16.
Nintendo prevails in joystick IP lawsuit
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
Games console specialist Nintendo has won a patent infringement case in a U.S. District Court in Texas against Texas-based Fenner that alleged the Japanese group infringed on a patent covering an interface for joysticks used in the hugely successful Wii console as well as the Nintendo GameCube.
De Geus touts new products, says ICs will rebound
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
Delivering the keynote address at a user group event, Aart de Geus, Synopsys chairman and CEO, touted the company's new products and said the semiconductor industry would remain critical to the world after emerging from a recession expected to be long and deep.
Cisco seeks bigger slice of data center
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
Hungry for growth, Cisco Systems has jumped into the server business, using advances in silicon, networking and virtualization in its Unified Computing System to seek an edge over veterans such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard.
Commercial success for EU millimetre-wave research project
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
Researchers from IPHOBAC, a European project to develop photonic components and systems for millimetre-wave applications, have revealed that the group is already commercialising some components.
IT giants lobby for Obama bucks
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3/13/2009   1 comment
A group of at least a dozen large computer and communications companies are proposing a set of high tech projects they'd like to see funded with money earmarked for technology goals under the recently passed economic stimulus package.
Tessera moves to dismiss ITC action
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3/13/2009   Post a comment
Tessera Technologies has moved to terminate a U.S. International Trade Commission action it brought against semiconductor packaging subcontractors, one of three complaints by Tessera currently before the ITC.
Johnstech : Test contactor is designed for RF and microwave devices
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3/12/2009   Post a comment
Johnstech announces the Pad ROL 100A series test contactor for testing RF/microwave communication devices such as RF amplifiers and transceivers used in Wimax, 3G and 4G based wireless systems.
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