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U.S. will not oppose IEEE patent disclosure policy
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
The Justice Department said it will not oppose on antitrust grounds the IEEE's proposed policy for disclosing patents in standards deliberations.
Hidden IP: booby trap or buried treasure?
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
Standards bodies are reviewing their procedures for dealing with intellectual-property (IP) rights, many of them focusing on patent and licensing disclosure.
Ixia moves test chassis to desktop
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
Standards not quite a 'hot topic' in Beltway
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
The word "innovation" is on the lips of nearly every politician and half the lobbyists in Washington. But when it comes to the technical standards that form the underpinnings of U.S. innovation, the subject is "a real killer at a cocktail party," said Don Deutsch, vice president for standards strategy and architecture at Oracle Corp.

Hidden IP: booby trap or buried treasure?
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
If the process by which technology standards are forged and implemented isn't broken, it is surely straining under the weight of globalization, relentless technological change, patent-infringement and antitrust lawsuits as well as increasingly noisy standards battles among competing industry consortia.

Congress considering energy technology agency
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
A proposal for a new government energy research agency patterned after the Pentagon's research office appears to be gaining momentum in Congress.
NIST issues security recommendations for RFID
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
The federal agency's guidelines are aimed at helping "smart tag" users evaluate and reduce potential security and privacy risks.
Americans spend $1,200 a year on tech gadgets
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Two of the fastest movers and shakers in the CE industry are devices that enable home networking, according to a new report from the Consumer Electronics Association.
Spectrum analyzers offer digital demodulation for wireless networks
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at wireless design, R&D and production test engineers, the Aeroflex 3280 Series spectrum analyzers now offers digital demodulation for analyzing 802.11a, b and g wireless networks.
Siemens loses its CEO, gains an SEC probe
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Siemens disclosed Thursday that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the firm, just hours after CEO Klaus Kleinfeld abruptly resigned.
Exclusive: Outgoing Sony exec Kutaragi already planning PS4
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Playstation inventor Ken Kutaragi, who will retire as chairman and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. on June 19, is already thinking ahead to Playstation 4 and beyond.
Congress considering energy technology agency
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
A proposal for a new government energy research agency patterned after the Pentagon's research office appears to be gaining momentum in Congress.
Obituary: Fred Miller, 81, founded chip equipment maker
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Fred Miller, the founder of a successful microelectronics wire bonding company, died April 21. He was 81.
OpEd: Certified Wireless USB vs. Bluetooth -- And the Winner Is?
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Alereon CEO Eric Broockman takes on the Bluetooth-3 evangelists point-by-point.
South Korea's mobile RFID technology gets ISO nod
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
With the ISO-standardized RFID technology, South Korea will be able to protect its domestic mobile RFID market, which is expected to reach 700 billion won ($752 million) in 2010.
Tech-boosting bills pass house
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Two bills approved by the U.S. House of Representatives focus on science, technology, engineering, and math advancement and would award new researchers at least $80,000 annually for five years.
ICT industry needs to reduce CO2 emissions, says analyst
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
The information and communications technologies are responsible for about 2 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, according to research by Gartner Inc. This is about the same as the airline industry, yet gets much less attention from the global environmental lobby.
Leading VC firm opens in China
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has opened operations in China with offices in Beijing and Shanghai and formed a $360 million fund to invest in Chinese startups.
Semiconductor IP group spun off from Philips
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
The technology incubator division of Royal Philips Electronics has spun out Silicon Hive, a licensor of processor and related intellectual property, and as part of the deal, New Venture Partners, TVM Capital and Philips have together invested $10 million in the new company.
Low-cost in-circuit test system is easy to use
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced a low-cost in-circuit test system for original design manufacturers that need "just enough test" for high-volume digital consumer and personal computer motherboards.
X-ray inspection systems deliver high-throughput 3D coverage
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies says its Medalist x6000 3D X-ray inspection systems offer more than double the throughput of leading 3D solutions while using full 3D capability to find PCBA solder and manufacturing assembly defects.
Hitachi sues LGE over PDP patent infringement
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
Hitachi Ltd., through its Plasma Patent Licensing subsidiary (HPPL), is suing LG Electronics and its U.S. unit, saying the South Korean company infringed its plasma display-related patents.
REVIEW: Low cost oscilloscopes keep digital memory turned on
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
LeCroy is debuting its latest mixed-signal oscilloscopes in its WaveRunner Xi and WaveSurfer Xs Series. With analog bandwidths up to 2-GHz, a maximum digital input frequency of 500-MHz, and long memory of 50 Mpoints/channel, LeCroy's scopes can also be used to troubleshoot serial data buses and dissect their protocols. eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
IMI forms Japan subsidiary
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
EMS provider Integrated Microelectronics Inc. has opened a subsidiary in Tokyo to serve a growing base of Japanese OEMs that are choosing to outsource electronics manufacturing.
House panel votes to double NIST budget
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
The House Science and Technology Committee has approved a doubling of the budget for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in a budget authorization bill.
IBM claims highest resolution MRI
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
IBM Corp. will demonstrate what it claims is the world's first nanoscale MRI capable of imaging structures as small as 103 atoms.
Production-line system runs 1,000 IC tests per second
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
ProductionLine Testers (PLT) plans to introduce a smaller IC test system that is twice as fast as its current model at the Semicon West 2007 conference in San Francisco in July.
House panel votes to double NIST budget
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
The House Science and Technology Committee has approved a doubling of the budget for the National Institute of Standards and Technology in a budget authorization bill.
IP providers cast wary eye on TSMC
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is quietly but aggressively laboring to broaden its portfolios of internally developed semiconductor intellectual property and "proven" third-party IP. That has some observers asking whether the company is migrating to a more ASIC-like business model.
Sussex researchers get funding for non-invasive testing
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
A group of researchers at the University of Sussex Centre for Physical Electronics and Quantum Technology have won just over £750,000 of funding to investigate areas where the team's patented electric potential sensors (EPS) technology — used to measure electric fields — could be adapted into areas such as non-invasive testing of semiconductor devices.
Microwave spectrum analyzers cover 9-kHz to 20-GHz
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4/22/2007   Post a comment
Anritsu is offering value-oriented bench test engineers a powerful yet affordable product for microwave spectrum analysis.
Comment: Engineering an end to violence
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
Our neighbors' son, a freshman engineering student at Virginia Tech University, knows he's fortunate. You can tell by his hushed voice and his sad eyes.
Agilent cuts its BSIM3-based CMOS extraction time to two days
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies announced the shipment of the BSIM3 model extraction package for use with Agilent's integrated circuit characterization and analysis program (IC-CAP) device modeling software. The BSIM3 package contains the same speed and efficiency featured in the newer BSIM4 and PSP extraction modules.
Aerosol monitor proposed to track exposure to toxic nanomaterials
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
A Washington think tank is investigating development of a universal monitor for nanomaterials.
Nacchio sentencing scheduled for July
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
Former Qwest Communications CEO Joseph Nacchio is scheduled to be sentenced in July after being found guilty on 19 of 42 counts of insider trading.
Samsung exec pleads guilty in DRAM scandal
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
A sixth executive from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has agreed to plead guilty to participating in a global conspiracy to fix DRAM prices, the Department of Justice announced.
Siemens' chairman resigns amid bribery investigation
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
Amidst rising pressure over bribery allegations against Siemens top managers, Heinrich von Pierer said he will step down as chairman, but denied the move is connected to the investigations.
Lenovo to cut 1,400 jobs
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4/19/2007   Post a comment
PC giant Lenovo Group on Thursday said it is cutting 1,400 positions worldwide, including 20 percent of the workforce at its global headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Bill to raise H-1B visa cap makes a comeback in Congress
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4/19/2007   Post a comment
The bill looks to not only increase the cap on H1-B visas, but also create a new visa category -- the F-1 -- for foreign students looking to pursue a bachelor's or advanced degree.
Agilent reduces endurance test time for NVM cells
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4/19/2007   Post a comment
Agilent announced new hardware and software capabilities for its B1500A Semiconductor Device Analyzer and EasyEXPERT software test shell, which reduce the time required for the testing and characterization of advanced non-volatile memory (NVM) cells and other next-generation semiconductor devices.
Microsoft, Lenovo disclose joint research effort
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
A new research center in Beijing will focus on developing mobile technologies and customized versions of Microsoft products for Lenovo's PC platforms.
REVIEW: Portable deep-memory scopes aim for price-sensitive sweet spot
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
Oscilloscope vendor Agilent Technologies now offers six scopes with 1-Mpoints of deep memory. The company's latest 5000 Series instruments merge high-resolution lab-quality waveform acquisition and measurement capability with lightweight and extreme portability. eeProductCenter test-and-measurement editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Test platform measures entertainment electronics in smart cars
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced an addition to its TS-5000 family of automotive electronics functional test systems: a system built to test all infotainment and telematic modules in cars.
LabVIEW 8.2.1 supports Windows Vista
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
National Instruments announced the availability of a new version of LabVIEW, the graphical design platform for test, control and embedded system development, for use with Windows Vista.
Equity firm drops plan to buy ASE
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
An investor consortium led by The Carlyle Group has dropped plans to acquire Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE), the world's largest IC-packaging house.
RFID industry ratifies data-sharing standard
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
The ratification of Electronic Product Code Information Services could give a big boost to the RFID industry by finally giving businesses a standard way to capture and share information collected by radio-frequency identification chips.
Updated: South Korean student identified as Virginia Tech gunman
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Virginia Tech University officials have identified an undergraduate student from South Korea as the gunman who shot and killed at least 30 students and professors on Monday (April 16).
Dolphin swims after Infiniband in clusters
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4/16/2007   Post a comment
Dolphin Interconnect Solutions ASA officially rolled out Dolphin Express, a computer clustering interconnect aiming to accelerate links between servers running large database applications such as Oracle RACand based on a blend of PCI Express along with work from Dolphin and StarGen, an embedded interconnect developer it acquired late last year.
Integrated test systems expedite semiconductor characterization
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4/16/2007   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments launched the ACS (Automated Characterization Suite) integrated test systems for semiconductor characterization at the device, wafer and cassette level.
Startup v. studios: real horror show
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4/16/2007   Post a comment
The story of Kaleidescape Inc., as told in court testimony in San Jose, Calif., recently, provides a cautionary tale about some of the thorniest snares in digital media design today.
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