Motorola to cut 4,000 more jobs News & Analysis 5/31/2007 Post a comment Motorola, which is trying to get its financial house in order in coping with falling mobile phone sales, said Wednesday that it would cut an additional 4,000 jobs in shaving another $600 million in costs.
European groups join 'Fab Club' News & Analysis 5/30/2007 Post a comment Two of the three companies that have joined the Fab Owners Association (FOA) are based in Europe and brings the number of semiconductor and MEMS manufacturing facilities owned by member companies to over 60.
Power sensor measures true-RMS power Product News 5/29/2007 Post a comment Anritsu says it has introduced a highly accurate power sensor that measures true-RMS power, regardless of the input signal or its bandwidth, over 63 dB of dynamic range from 50 MHz to 6 GHz.
Solid-state MUX delivers 40-V switching Product News 5/29/2007 Post a comment Pickering Interfaces is expanding its PXI switching product line with the 40-682 versatile multiplexer (MUX) that uses high-performance solid state switching to provide it with long service life, no switch bounce, and low on resistance.
Ofcom postpones U.K. spectrum auctions News & Analysis 5/29/2007 Post a comment The U.K's telecommunications regulator Ofcom has been forced to delay two of its largest spectrum auctions after mobile phone, broadcast and broadband wireless operators have complained about the lack of time for consultation and suggested some of the technologies to be used for deploying the spectrum are still not mature enough.
Electronics industry outlines plan for national e-recycling program News & Analysis 5/25/2007 Post a comment The Electronic Industries Alliance has released an outline for a national recycling program for household TVs and technology equipment. The plan represents the first consensus among IT and TV manufacturers on the best way to implement a national program to meet the electronics recycling challenge.
ITU cancels Telecom Europe, reorganizes News & Analysis 5/25/2007 Post a comment Incoming ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré has wasted little time overhauling the organization's events calendar. The forthcoming ITU Telecom Europe 2007, which was due to take place in Sofia, Bulgaria in December and has been on the cards for nearly two years, has been cancelled.
Veritas wins fight for control of Areoflex News & Analysis 5/25/2007 Post a comment Veritas Capital has won the tussle for ownership of T&M equipment and component maker Aeroflex Inc. The the original and only other bidder, a combination of General Atlantic and Francisco Partners, decided not to raise its offer.
Nokia, Qualcomm extend their patent battles News & Analysis 5/24/2007 Post a comment The war of words and litigation between mobile phone maker Nokia and Qualcomm has intensified with Nokia countersuing the chipmaker for its infringement of six implementation patents used in Qualcomm GSM/WCDMA and CDMA2000 chipsets.
Intel mum on WiMax deal in central China News & Analysis 5/23/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. appears to be pushing ahead with efforts to seed the WiMax market in China, striking a deal with a provincial government in central China that may spread to several other provinces.
Private equity groups fight over Aeroflex News & Analysis 5/23/2007 Post a comment A battle has broken out over the ownership of test and measurement equipment and component maker Aeroflex Inc. after the company's board ruled the latest offer from Veritas Capital, at $14.50 a share, or 1$ billion in cash, superior to one it conditionally accepted in March from two private equity firms.
Jabil to set up shop in Vietnam News & Analysis 5/21/2007 Post a comment Establishing a beachhead in one of Asia's budding electronics markets, Jabil Circuit Inc. announced it will open a manufacturing site in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in June.
Siemens appoints outsider as CEO News & Analysis 5/21/2007 Post a comment Siemens AG has appointed Peter Lscher as the new president and CEO, a move intended to initiate a fresh start after a recent series of scandals that shook the company.
Autosar and FlexRay bode well for Automotive tester News & Analysis 5/21/2007 Post a comment Amidst a booming market for automotive electronics test technology, Munich-based engineering company Berner & Mattner GmbH is about to implement plans to expand its regional coverage. Having launched an office at Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, the company now has plans to open more offices in Berlin as well as in France and, eventually, in the USA.
Scientists reject BBC claims on Wi-Fi health risks News & Analysis 5/21/2007 Post a comment Senior health experts and politicians in the U.K. have called for more experiments into the impact of potential health risks to children in schools from Wi-Fi. The moves come ahead of a documentary being screened Monday (May 21) evening by the BBC, some of whose conclusions other scientists have called "grossly unscientific" and "nothing but a scare story."
REVIEW: PCI Express plug-ins endow Windows PCs with fast digital I/O Product News 5/18/2007 Post a comment PXI Express is making news at National Instruments. The company is rolling out a number of PXIe high-speed instruments, as well as an 18-slot chassis to house them. The modular instruments include a 100-MHz dual-channel digitizer and two 32-channel digital I/O modules. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Oracle grabs Agile Software in $495 million buyout News & Analysis 5/16/2007 Post a comment Oracle extended its buying spree of software companies by snatching up Agile Software for $495 million on Tuesday. The database and enterprise software company said Agile will become the foundation for Oracle's product lifecycle management strategy and help it compete more effectively against rival SAP AG.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times