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Sycamore subpoenaed for stock option practices
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5/31/2006   Post a comment
Sycamore Networks Inc. has been served a grand jury subpoena by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts, requesting documents related to an ongoing investigation of the company’s stock option practices, the company reported in its 8-K regulatory filing dated May 30.
MIMO RF emulator does standardized Wi-Fi benchmark testing
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5/31/2006   Post a comment
If you're a developer of next-generation Wi-Fi equipment, check out this RF multi-path emulator that lets you test draft 802.11n-based products for interoperability, performance, conformance, and backward compatibility. This MIMO functional tester is the industry's first to meet the draft-802.11n specification.
Pattern generator-equipped logic analyzers tackle the competition
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5/31/2006   Post a comment
Logic analyzer maker Agilent Technologies expands its portfolio with eight new fixed-configuration models in its next-generation 16800 Series. Eight models, ranging from 34-channels to 204-channels, provide 4-GHz timing sampling simultaneously with state measurements, eliminating the need to double-probe.
Logic-analysis software tracks discontinuities
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5/31/2006   Post a comment
You can use a logic analyzer for general-purpose signal and bus timing, and to make state measurements, but you can spend hours turning low-level measurement data into meaningful information. Agilent Technologies addresses this conundrum with five logic analysis software applications supported across the company's logic-analyzer instrument portfolio. Even RF analysis is covered.
Tensilica touts contributions to EDA reference books
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5/30/2006   Post a comment
Book publisher Taylor & Francis is offering a two-book reference that provides an overview of the design automation algorithms, tools and methodologies used to design integrated circuits, according to Tensilica, employer of technologists who made major contributions to the books.
Ethernet testers get EoPDH options
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5/30/2006   Post a comment
Broadband test equipment maker Innocor adds Ethernet-over-PDH transport mechanism test capabilities to its existing TestPoint testers. The company also adds Resilient Packet Ring test options to the mix. The implementation runs on OC-48/STM-16, where RPR maps into GFP. This RPR intrusive monitor feature lets you control and impair RPR traffic to measure impacts on networks.
PCI Express analysis zeros-in on AdvancedMC
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5/30/2006   Post a comment
Board maker and test-and-measurement vendor Vmetro expands its existing Vanguard Express analyzer family with the introduction of a PCI Express protocol and link analyzer for the AdvancedMC form-factor.
France's Minatec takes aim at IMEC, Silicon Saxony
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5/30/2006   Post a comment
Newly established Minatec hopes to challenge Belgium's IMEC and Dresden's Silicon Saxony as a major European center dedicated to innovations of micro and nanotechnologies.
Nokia recovers $1.3 million in counterfeit case
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5/30/2006   Post a comment
U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez of the Southern District of Florida has found Suplimet Corp. and Hermann Lozano in contempt of a permanent injunction enjoining Suplimet from trafficking counterfeit Nokia products.
Infrared thermometer provides high performance at low cost
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5/30/2006   Post a comment
The Convir ST8839 handheld infrared thermometer from Calex Electronics offers a great blend of high performance and outstanding value, providing an ideal solution for users that need cutting edge technology on a budget. The instrument provides a wide temperature range of -50 ºC to 1000 ºC, and offers adjustable emissivity, a feature often absent on infrared thermometers in this price range.
Fluke offers a total food temperature solution
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5/30/2006   Post a comment
Fluke has introduced The FoodPro and FoodPro Plus infrared thermometers, which are designed to enable foodservice professionals to quickly and accurately gauge food product temperatures and to help detect potential food safety problems.
Multipurpose thermometer is specifically designed for HVAC professionals
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5/29/2006   Post a comment
Fluke has announced the 561 HVACPro, a multipurpose thermometer combining both infrared and contact temperature measurement functions in a single tool for inspecting Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) installations.
IEEE-USA blasts Senate high-tech visa provisons
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
The nation's leading engineering group expressed disappointment with immigration legislation approved this week by the Senate.
NHK demos UHD TV broadcast
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
NHK Science and Technical Research Laboratories has demonstrated virtual satellite broadcasting of ultra-high definition (UHD) TV, which promises resolution 16 times higher than current high-definition images.
New JEITA head sees Japan in strong growth phase
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association named Naoyuki Akikusa, chairman of Fujitsu Ltd., as its new chairman, at a time when the Japanese electronics industry is growing strongly.
Intel opens new Malaysian design facility
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Intel unveiled a new $40 million design and development center in Kulim, Malaysia, in a move the chip maker said would complement its existing operations there.
AMD mum on Dresden fab plans, fueling speculation
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices appears to have reached a decision about the future of its production facilities, but it remains unclear if the chip maker is going to build another fab in Dresden, Germany.
Qualcomm unveils universal mobile TV chip
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. has introduced a single-chip Universal Broadcast Modem (UBM) solution supporting three of the world's leading mobile broadcast standards.
High-tech groups laud Senate immigration bill
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. high-tech lobby got most of what it wanted in an immigration reform bill approved by the Senate.
Delaware judge denies pair of Synopsys motions
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
A U.S. District Court judge in Delaware issued a ruling denying two motions filed by Synopsys in a patent litigation against archrival Magma Design Automation.
Credence narrows loss, meets guidance
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor test solutions provider Credence Systems Corp. posted a net loss of $14.2 million, or 14 cents per share on sales of $124.8 million for its second fiscal 2006 quarter ended April 30. In the year-ago quarter, Credence lost $19.5 million, or 21 cents per share on sales of $101.9 million.
India delaying 3G rollout, says report
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
India’s Dept. of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the privately-owned wireless proposed data services based on EVDO (evolution data optimized) technology to delay rollout until the government comes out with its policy for third-generation (3G) services.
Microsoft invests $60 million in South Korea
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft said it will invest another $30 million in South Korea to help boost software development here aimed at supporting an IT export drive.
Report: Dell to set up India plant
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
Dell Inc., the world’s largest computer maker, is seeking a location in India to set up a manufacturing plant by the year’s end, according to a Press Trust of India Report from New Delhi.
Developing a switch-control system test program and migrating it to LXI
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
A design verification team developed a custom logic analysis program to test a complex switch-control system. A buffered digital I/O module, plugged into a multi-function switch/measure unit, provided capture, trigger, and playback features necessary to implement the test. The completed application was later modified to use a compatible digital I/O module compliant with the LXI standard.
Maxim hit by shareholder suit over stock options
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
Shareholders of semiconductor supplier Maxim Integrated Products Inc. have filed a shareholder derivative suit against the company, in connection with the grant of stock options made to its officers from 1995 to 2001.
MIPI Alliance unveils mobile display standard
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
The Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance has released the Display Serial Interface Specification (DSI) for mobile phones.
Korea's KT spearheads mobile WiMax operator group
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
KT Corp. has set up an international community of 21 telecommunications operators to build a global "roaming belt" for South Korea's WiBro mobile WiMax service.
Freescale, Axentra team on home networking
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor and Axentra have collaborated on a comprehensive reference platform for residential gateways and home media servers.
DIN-mount power meters target renewable energy generation
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
A range of DIN-mounted power meters from Carlo Gavazzi meets the special requirements for control, monitoring and utilisation of solar power and other forms of renewable energy. The WM14-DIN family of power analysers enable comprehensive measurement of renewable energy, including output levels, power quality and hour counting as well as power demands, maximum values and thermal current.
DIN-mount power meters target renewable energy generation
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
A range of DIN-mounted power meters from Carlo Gavazzi meets the special requirements for control, monitoring and utilisation of solar power and other forms of renewable energy. The WM14-DIN family of power analysers enable comprehensive measurement of renewable energy, including output levels, power quality and hour counting as well as power demands, maximum values and thermal current.
Seagate lays off 6,000 as it closes Maxtor deal
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5/22/2006   Post a comment
Disk drive supplier Seagate Technology LLC completed the acquisition of rival Maxtor Corp. and proceeded to lay off 6,000, or 50 percent of Maxtor’s remaining 12,000 employees.
Microwave synthetic instruments garner LXI certification
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5/22/2006   Post a comment
Instrumentation house Agilent Technologies announces six microwave synthetic instruments that are the first Class A LXI instruments to achieve certification from the LXI Consortium. The mix includes RF up- and down-converters, waveform generators, and digitizers.
Intel signs WiMAX deals
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5/22/2006   Post a comment
Intel Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Intel Corp., has signed two WiMAX agreements with telecom providers.
Bluetooth SIG explores medical apps
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5/22/2006   Post a comment
The team consists of 19 member companies including IBM, Intel, Motorola, Nonin Medical, Philips Electronics and Welch Allyn.
Spansion expands suit against Macronix
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5/22/2006   Post a comment
Flash memory supplier Spansion Inc. has filed a copyright infringement claim against Macronix International Co. Ltd. and Macronix America in the U.S. District Court, Northern District, San Jose Division, expanding an earlier suit against the company.
Transceiver platform integrates FPGA for improved signal processing
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5/22/2006   Post a comment
Pentek designed its latest real-time multiband recording and playback transceiver development platform with a highly integrated PMC radio transceiver module that includes several resources, most notably a Virtex II Pro FPGA with on-board processors.
Apple countersues Creative in MP3 tiff
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5/19/2006   Post a comment
Apple Computer countersued Creative Technology Ltd., retaliating for a patent suit by Creative earlier in the week alleging Apple violated its MP3 player patents.
Handheld coaxial in-line meter records RF power measurements
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5/19/2006   Post a comment
Here's news of a handheld coaxial-cable RF power meter that can work in a standalone manner or in conjunction with a Windows PC across USB. It will measure power in 50-ohm lines from milliwatts to 50-W at frequencies from 800-MHz to 2.2-GHz.
Nokia wins GSM deal with China Unicom subsidiary
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5/19/2006   Post a comment
Wireless phone and networks supplier Nokia Inc. has signed a GSM expansion deal with Sichuan Unicom, a subsidiary of China Unicom, enabling Nokia for the first time to penetrate the Sichuan and West China regions.
India revives materials center
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5/18/2006   Post a comment
The Indian Ministry of Information Technology has re-established the Center for Materials for Electronics Technology (CMET), to develop viable technologies for use in electronics.
Aeroflex's digital radio test software adds Agilent 8920 emulation
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5/17/2006   Post a comment
Audio test capabilities include a new FFT audio analyzer and a tunable notch frequency for distortion and SINAD measurements.
France's TES to expand Bangalore center
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5/17/2006   Post a comment
Electronic design and manufacturing services company TES Electronic Solutions said it would invest $5 to $10 million to expand its Bangalore center, acquired last year.
Power Integrations gets favorable ruling from ITC
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5/17/2006   Post a comment
High-voltage analog IC supplier Power Integrations has won a favorable decision in its patent-infringement case against Taiwan-based System General Corp. (SG), filed last year with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
LXI-certified function/arbitrary waveform generator debuts
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5/16/2006   Post a comment
Continuing its thrust to be at the forefront of LXI test gear, Agilent Technologies introduces what it says is the industry's first LXI-certified 20-MHz function/arbitrary waveform generator with variable-edge pulses and pulse-width modulation. It can generate signals from the micro-Hertz regime out to 20-MHz, feeding 50-ohm unbalanced loads.
Creative sues Apple for patent infringement
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5/15/2006   Post a comment
Digital entertainment product supplier Creative Technology Ltd. filed suit against Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for allegedly infringing a Creative patent governing the user interface in portable media players, including those used in Apple’s iPod, iPod Nano and iPod Mini.
World’s highest-density single-slot 3U PXI switching modules?
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5/15/2006   Post a comment
PXI bus module vendor Pickering Interfaces is expanding its line of relay-equipped switching modules. The company is rolling out a family of boards it says comprises the world's highest-density matrices in single-slot PXI module formats. Pickering even makes its own hi-rel relays for these plug-ins.
Court: eBay patent ruling doesn't mean injunction
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5/15/2006   Post a comment
In a closely-watched suit involving eBay Inc.'s But It Now service, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the finding of a patent infringement does not mean that an injunction is automatically issued against the infringing product.
Multi-channel tester lets your PC automatically analyze audio
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5/15/2006   Post a comment
If you're developing a multi-channel audio product such as a Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound or automotive sound system, here's news of a PC-controlled tester from Audio Precision that will let even semi-skilled operators get up-and-running quickly. Its liberal use of colorful 3-D graphics makes it a snap to learn and use.
Sensor monitors battery's temperature, float charge, impedance
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5/12/2006   Post a comment
LEM hails its Sentinel, an intelligent sensor/tranducer, as the industry's most comprehensive monitor for lead-acid batteries.
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