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Commentary: Let's change the dialogue between engineers, managers
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
It's no secret that demands on engineers have gotten tougher. Moore's Law and design complexity continue their inexorable climb.
Standard aims to expand use of flash in PCs
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
Dell, Intel and Microsoft agreed to work on a standard for NAND flash memory controllers that the trio expects will expand the use of flash memory in notebooks and desktops.
Standard aims to expand use of flash in PCs
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
Dell, Intel and Microsoft agreed to work on a standard for NAND flash module controllers that the trio expects will help expand the use of flash memory in notebooks and desktops.
IBM cuts 1,500 more U.S. jobs
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
After paring 1,300 domestic positions at the beginning of the month, IBM on Wednesday handed out another 1,500 pink slips.
Motorola to cut 4,000 more jobs
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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.
Intel opens Itanium design center in Colorado
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
Intel Corp. opened a microprocessor design center in Colorado after closing a separate state facility earlier in 2007.
Anritsu wireless comms tester triples functionality in one 'box'
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
Anritsu's MS269X series communications test unit streamlines signal analysis for GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WiMAX and HSPA, increases measurement speed and combines multiple test features in one module.
RFID skills improving but deployment slows, study finds
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5/30/2007   Post a comment
Businesses are not adopting RFID as fast as industry observers had predicted, and that may be due to a lack of skilled labor, a recent study found.
European groups join 'Fab Club'
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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.
ANSI approves standards disclosure policy
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5/30/2007   Post a comment
The American National Standards Institute has approved a mandatory patent disclosure policy proposed by VITA.
Motorola set to open Israeli R&D site
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5/30/2007   Post a comment
Motorola is joining the rush of top multinational technology companies that are stepping up their R&D activity in Israel.
Jury rules for Broadcom in patent case against Qualcomm
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
In a unanimous ruling, a federal jury Tuesday (May 29) awarded Broadcom $19.64 million in damages after finding that wireless chip rival Qualcomm had infringed three of Broadcom's patents.
Jury rules for Broadcom in patent case against Qualcomm
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
A unanimous federal jury ruled in favor of Broadcom Corp., finding that wireless chip rival Qualcomm Inc.'s baseband chips and software infringed three Broadcom patents.
U.S.: China's military space program is 'robust'
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
China is attempting to take the high ground in what the U.S. military considers a race to dominate outer space.
Power sensor measures true-RMS power
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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
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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.
Hand-held broadband meter sets new standards in the measurement of electromagnetic fields
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
Available from Link Microtek is a hand-held broadband meter designed for measuring electromagnetic fields in the vicinity of transmitters and industrial equipment. Manufactured by Narda Safety Test Solutions, the NBM-550 instrument offers a choice of calibrated interchangeable probes, a GPS option and a wide range of storage and documentation features.
Ofcom postpones U.K. spectrum auctions
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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.
Rodney Smith, former Altera CEO, dies in accident
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
Rodney Smith, a sports-car loving executive who built a startup programmable-logic company called Altera into an industry powerhouse, was killed Friday in a bicycle accident.
April chip market up 10.9% annually, says analyst
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
The three-month average of world chip sales for April is going to be $20.24 billion, according to Bruce Diesen, analyst with Terra Securities ASA.
Electronics industry outlines plan for national e-recycling program
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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
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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
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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.
BaseXIO option adds 8 asynchronous TTL channels to instrument cards
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5/24/2007   Post a comment
Strategic Test introduces a BaseXIO option for its UltraFast oscilloscope and arbitrary waveform generator(AWG) cards, enabling the oscilloscope and AWG cards to control external equipment.
Nokia, Qualcomm extend their patent battles
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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.
Report: EPA should regulate nanotechnology
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5/24/2007   Post a comment
Nanotechnology requires government regulation, a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official concludes in a new report.
Hiring Report: Mall Lobby.com Wants Tech Skills, But Also Honesty In New Hires
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5/24/2007   Post a comment
IT consulting firm is hiring on for dozens of positions this year, and wants IT professionals who not only have tech acumen, but a spirit for learning.
Taiwan launches patent auction service
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute has launched a patent auction service to enable Taiwan's high-tech companies to obtain patents from sellers worldwide.
Intel mum on WiMax deal in central China
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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.
ITC judge rules AnalogicTech did not infringe Linear's patents
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
A legal battle between two analog IC companies has tilted toward Advanced Analogic Technologies (AnalogicTech) with a favorable ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Taiwan launches patent auction service
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
The Industrial Technology Research Institute, a Taiwanese R&D organization, has launched a patent auction service.
Private equity groups fight over Aeroflex
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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.
Nokia seeks R&D ties with Israeli companies
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
Nokia is stepping up its research and development cooperation with Israeli companies through one of Eureka's telecom and mobile communications R&D programs dubbed Celtic.
ETSI, IEEE home in for powerline networking standard
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5/22/2007   Post a comment
Victor Dominguez, Director of Strategy and Standardization at Spanish powerline silicon specialist DS2, has been re-elected as chairman of the Powerline Technical Committee of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
Jabil to set up shop in Vietnam
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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
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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.
Alltel acquired for $27.5 billion
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5/21/2007   Post a comment
Little Alltel doesn't look so little anymore after two buyout companies on Sunday moved to purchase the mobile phone service provider for $27.5 billion.
REVIEW: USB modules support scalable high channel-count applications
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5/21/2007   Post a comment
Take a look at these USB bus-powered DAC modules that are optimized for hostile environments. Contrary to the popular use of USB modules in benign lab-type applications, these modules are galvanically isolated. eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Microsoft inks anti-piracy deal with Vietnam
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5/21/2007   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. signed an agreement with the Vietnamese government designed to reduce the use of pirated software in the country as it gears up to attract more technology investments.
Autosar and FlexRay bode well for Automotive tester
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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
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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."
Nortel, Toshiba join forces on micro WiMax basestations
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
Nortel Networks and Toshiba Corp. said Friday (May 18) they have agreed to jointly develop mobile WiMAX basestations to be introduced beginning early next year.
House OK's Army modernization cuts, White House threatens veto
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
The House has sustained cuts to the U.S. Army's primary modernization program, drawing a veto threat from the White House.
STATS ChipPAC shareholders resist private-equity buyout
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
A buyout of STATS ChipPAC closed with government investment arm Temasek Holdings seizing a majority stake in the firm, but falling short of the 90 percent share needed to proceed with plans to take the test and assembly house private.
NXP looking for acquisitions in India
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
NXP is looking acquisitions in India according to Frans van Houten, the company's president and CEO.
Third WiMax PlugFest tackles code initialization issues
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
A week-long plugfest sponsored by the WiMax Forum confronted software initialization issues at the point where wireless service flows begin.
REVIEW: PCI Express plug-ins endow Windows PCs with fast digital I/O
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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.
RF power detector reduces output variation to ±0.5 dB at full power
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5/17/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX2204, a linear power detector for mobile applications in a 2 x 2.2-mm, lead-free, 5-pin SC70 package.
Army, Dems skirmish over Future Combat Systems cuts
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5/16/2007   Post a comment
Army brass and Democratic lawmakers are trading fire over proposed cuts to the service's top modernization priority, the Future Combat Systems program.
Oracle grabs Agile Software in $495 million buyout
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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.
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