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U.S. House airs patent reform debate
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4/30/2009   Post a comment
The debate over patent reform came to the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday as a diverse set of five industry executives, an academic and an engineer testified on their views for and against the draft Patent Reform Act of 2009, focusing on its provisions on infringement damages and post-grant review of patents.
Report: Indian software companies to hire more foreign engineers
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4/30/2009   Post a comment
Indian technology services companies are reportedly preparing to hire more foreign engineers as they seek to position themselves as job creators in overseas markets where they have operations.
Testing product debuts for virtualized data centers
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Ixia's IxVM allows enterprises to test both virtualized network resources and applications across thousands of VMs.
CEA will set specs for 3-D glasses
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
The Consumer Electronics Association plans to set standards for stereo 3-D glasses, one of many efforts aimed at paving the road to interoperable 3DTV products for the digital home, a concept some see as the next big thing in television.
Analysis: Even ARM's solid results fail to raise optimism
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Well, we are well into the first quarter reporting season, and if anyone was hoping for big improvements after the disastrous end to last year’s financials, they will be more than disappointed.
Wireless rivals vie to replace IR remote controls
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4/29/2009   1 comment
The Bluetooth 3.0 spec adds a feature which enables wireless remote controls to use Bluetooth, but RF4CE is specifically designed to replace IR remote controls with a wireless alternative.
Pentek : Data recording and playback system features a multiband transceiver
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
With the RTS 2701 recording and playback system with multiband transceiver, Pentek has introduced a system that can be used as a powerful laboratory test instrument, as a stand-alone remote data acquisition system, or as a dedicated record/playback sub-system for deployed applications.
PXI Express reconfigurable IF transceiver provides software-defined RF test and prototyping
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
The PXIe-5641R RIO IF transceiver from National Instruments is a dual-input, dual-output module that combines an intermediate frequency (IF) transceiver with reconfigurable I/O (RIO) capability using a Xilinx Virtex-5 SX95T field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and PXI Express technology.
NI Labview FPGA-based transceiver brings user-defined IF processing to RF apps
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4/28/2009   1 comment
National Instruments announced the NI PXIe-5641R RIO IF transceiver, the company's most recent device for RF test, which offers reconfigurable I/O capability using a Xilinx Virtex-5 SX95T FPGA.
Letter to the editor: Protect the patent system
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4/28/2009   4 comments
A letter to the editor takes issue with our April 20 story on patent reform and calls for a strong patent system to bolster U.S. competitiveness in intellectual property and innovation.
University of Cambridge spawns new sensor spin-out
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Gas sensing technology start-up, Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd (CCMOS), has secured initial funding from Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds to begin commercialising CMOS-compatible gas sensors.
Rambus: Ruling allows it to seek higher damages
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
A U.S. federal court ruled that the patent damages that memory technology licensor Rambus could seek from Samsung Electronics for alleged infringement after June 2005 were not capped by a March 2005 settlement between Rambus and Infineon Technologies, according to a statement issued by Rambus.
Trio plan chip packaging joint venture
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
The consolidation in the semiconductor market is set to continue as Toshiba Corp. plans to create a joint venture in Japan with two packaging groups, Amkor Technology and Nakaya Microdevices, in a bid to cut costs.
Obama to boost federal R&D spending
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4/27/2009   1 comment
President Barack Obama pledged to raise the level of U.S. federal spending on research and development to more than three percent of the country's gross domestic product. He also named Microsoft chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie and Google chief executive Eric Schmidt to his board of advisors on science and technology.
TiePie : PC based oscilloscope samples at 1 Gsamples per second
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
The TiePieSCOPE HS805 is a PC oscilloscope that can sample at 1 Giga samples per second on one channel, 500 Mega samples per second simultaneously on two channels, real time.
Toshiba shifts TV production from UK to Poland
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
Toshiba is to cease production of LCD TVs at its plant in Plymouth, England, virtually ending TV production in the U.K.
Qualcomm to pay Broadcom $891M to settle patent disputes
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
Qualcomm will pay Broadcom $891 million over four years under the terms of a settlement and multi-year patent agreement announced by the companies.
Expo will highlight 'green' displays
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4/24/2009   Post a comment
A green display exposition in July will explore how technology, standards and regulations will affect display use and disposal.
Qualcomm, Broadcom in 'advanced' settlement talks
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4/22/2009   Post a comment
Qualcomm postponed its scheduled quarterly earnings release until next week, citing advanced settlement talks with rival fabless chip vendor Broadcom.
NIST nudges quantum computers toward commercial viability
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4/22/2009   Post a comment
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has demonstrated an error suppression technique that it says makes multistep quantum calculations commercially feasible.
'Patent Assassins' ad stirs reform debate
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4/22/2009   2 comments
An in-your-face advertising campaign for the Patent Assassins Web site has stirred debate over the legal process for challenging patents, an issue now being debated in the U.S. Senate.
Bluetooth upgrade rides 802.11 radios
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has released its version 3.0 specification supporting data rates up to 24 Mbits/second over a shared 802.11 radio, a small but significant step toward the technology becoming a de facto protocol for ad hoc, secure wireless peer-to-peer networks.
UWB startup Radiospire folds
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4/21/2009   5 comments
Another ultrawideband startup bites the dust as Radiospire Networks Inc. confirms it is closing its doors, but three remaining UWB startups remain committed to the technology despite a string of bad news over the last nine months.
Yokogawa : Handheld multimeters offer reliability and safety
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
The Yokogawa TY500 series is a range of general-purpose handheld digital multimeters which combine reliability, ease of use and safety for use in field maintenance applications.
Micronic Laser set to buy Mydata Automation
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
Micronic Laser Systems AB (Taby, Sweden) is to acquire electronic packaging equipment supplier Mydata Automation AB (Bromma,Sweden) in an all share deal.
In-circuit tester features digital capabilities, low-cost fixturing
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
Agilent has launched the Medalist i1000D in-circuit test system that bridges a growing solution gap between high-functionality in-circuit testers and low-end manufacturing defects analyzers.
Atomic clock accuracy boosted
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
A strontium-based timekeeper providing up to 50 percent better accuracy could serve as the next-generation atomic clock.
Low-cost 8-GHz and 12.5-GHz pattern generators address emerging high-speed serial data standards
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
Offering a combination of high performance and flexible use, the Model 12040 8-GHz and Model 12050 12.5-GHz high-speed pattern generators from Picosecond Pulse Labs are specifically designed to address test requirements at high data rates in a cost effective manner.
Obama names relative unknown as U.S. CTO
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4/20/2009   3 comments
The United States has its first ever chief technology officer, but Aneesh Chopra is not well known in the electronics industry, and it's not clear whether his focus will be on many of the issues near and dear to the sector.
Venture investing hits lowest level since 1998
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4/18/2009   Post a comment
In another sign of the recessionary times, venture capital investment fell in the first quarter of 2009 to its lowest level in a decade, according to the latest figures from Dow Jones VentureSource.
Mosaid loses Qimonda IP license deal, but NXP re-signs
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4/17/2009   Post a comment
Memory IP specialist Mosaid Technologies Inc. (Ottawa, Canada) and NXP Semiconductors BV (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) have extended their patent license deal. However, troubled and insolvent memory maker Qimonda (Munich, Germany) has terminated the six-year patent licensing agreement between the two companies that came into effect July 1, 2006
EU defence, aerospace groups want R&D aid, not bailout
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4/17/2009   Post a comment
A lobby group representing Europe's defence and aerospace industries has urged national governments to help with more investment in R&D and provide loans for struggling suppliers and contractors, but stressed it does not need bailing out, like some oher sectors.
Fuel cells get $49M in stimulus funds
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
The Department of Energy will give $49 million of government stimulus funding to a broad range of 13 projects promoting the use and development of fuel cells, including deployment of nearly 1,000 fuel cells.
AlazarTech : Waveform digitizer uses 8-lane PCI Express bus
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
AlazarTech has announced the ATS9870, a GigaSample waveform digitizer based on the 8-lane PCI Express bus, which allows very fast data throughput to PC memory.
Innovation seen under threat as firms struggle for funding
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
Accountant and business adviser group BDO Stoy Hayward has warned that technology firms are struggling to find investors who are willing or able to put up cash to fund growth and new product development.
Micronic, ASML terminate licensing agreement
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
Micronic Laser Systems AB (Stockholm, Sweden) and ASML Netherlands B.V. have terminated their long-standing license agreement that gives the Dutch lithography gear maker the right to market optical maskless lithography for semiconductor applications based on Micronic's patents.
Bookham, JDSU settle tunable laser IP battles
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4/15/2009   Post a comment
Optical component manufacturers Bookham and JDSU have settled their long-running legal battles over ownership of intellectual property related to tunable lasers in an out of court deal, according to specialist magazine Compound Semiconductor .
Can you afford to cut the cost of PCB electrical safety test?
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4/15/2009   Post a comment
All manufacturers and designers of electrically operated products have an obligation to ensure that their equipment functions in a correct and safe fashion, meeting quality and performance standards and, ultimately, living up to the expectations of customers. This applies to PCBs, where the need for testing by manufacturers who use populated boards in their products is clearly paramount.
Future Horizons postpones its annual IEF
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4/14/2009   Post a comment
In another sign of the problems facing the semiconductor industry, Future Horizons (Sevenoaks, England) has had to postpone its annual International Electronics Forum (IEF) that was scheduled to take place next month in Geneva, Switzerland.
TTTech, NASA team on TTEthernet for space apps
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4/14/2009   Post a comment
Realtime networking specialist TTTech Computertechnik AG (Vienna, Austria), which focuses on time-triggered technology, has teamed with NASA to support the space agency's work on and need for dependable integrated embedded systems.
Research team reports breakthrough in optical silicon communication
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4/14/2009   Post a comment
Transmission speeds beyond 100 Gbit/s based solely on silicon devices have become possible through the efforts of an American-European research group. In particular telecommunications industries are possible beneficiaries. The researchers believe they have paved a promising way to handle the increasing global data traffic.
SMPTE to kick off 3DTV effort in June
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4/13/2009   Post a comment
Stereoscopic 3-D content took a small step closer to the home TV as the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers said it will define a single mastering standard for viewing on TVs, PCs and mobile phones stereo 3-D content that could come from optical disks, broadcast networks or the Internet.
InFocus to merge with Image Holdings
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4/13/2009   Post a comment
Digital projection pioneer InFocus Corp. has agreed to merge with Image Holdings Corp.
MIT researchers claim novel pattern exposure
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4/10/2009   Post a comment
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers claim to have made a breakthrough allowing the production of nano-scale patterns much smaller than the wavelength of light used to expose them.
Bluetooth SIG set to unveil version 3.0 this month
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4/10/2009   Post a comment
The industry group that promotes Bluetooth said the next version of the short-range wireless standard will be unveiled later this month.
NIST shows road to smart grid standards
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4/9/2009   Post a comment
The National Institute of Standards and Technology will publish in September a road map for developing standards for tomorrow's smart electric grid, according to the new NIST executive coordinating the effort.
Sitronics sets up Indian subsidiary
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4/9/2009   Post a comment
Russia's JSC Sitronics group, which includes companies manufacturing communications gear, microelectronics components and systems and IT products, has established a subsidiary in India.
U.S. takes step toward smart grid standards
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4/8/2009   Post a comment
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has forged a contract with the Electric Power Research Institute as a step toward its goal of developing national standards for tomorrow's smart electric grid.
Apple reportedly sued over touchscreen technology
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4/8/2009   Post a comment
Taiwan's Elan Microelectronics has filed suit against Apple in U.S. federal court, alleging infringement of two touchscreen technology patents by Apple products including the MacBook, iPhone and iPod Touch, according to various published reports.
Server blade group debuts six specs
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4/7/2009   Post a comment
The Intel-led Server Systems Infrastructure Forum has released a suite of draft specifications for x86-based server blade systems as part of its expanding charter and organization.
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