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Juniper's Heckart joins Microsoft TV effort
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft TV has hired away Juniper Network Inc.'s Christine Heckart to be its general manager of marketing.
AU Optronics acquires IBM LCD patents
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
Taiwan-based Liquid crystal display supplier AU Optronics Corp. has signed an agreement with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corp.), agreeing to acquire the computer maker's hundreds of global patents related to thin-film-transistor (TFT) LCD technology.
Stromwandler für komplexe Verhältnisse
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
Für die Messung von Strömen bis 1000 Ampere hat der Schweizer Hersteller LEM eine neue Stromwandler-Familie entwickelt. Die Geräte kombinieren die Messwerterfassung per Hall-Effekt mit der Signalaufbereitung in einem sehr kompakten Gehäuse.
Analyzer gets IEEE-802.11i Robust Security Network capabilities
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
Priced much lower than previous and competing systems, Wi-Fi test equipment vendor Communication Machinery Corp. is offering a new member of its existing EmulationEngine Family. It adds IEEE-802.11i Robust Security Network analysis to the EmulationEngine.
India's TCS inked for Chinese software venture
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
India Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of India's leading software export services companies, has announced a joint venture with the Chinese government and Microsoft Corp. to set up a new entity to address Chinese software and global market needs.
Apologetic Owens warns of more Nortel cost cuts
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Nortel Networks Inc. chief executive Bill Owens offered a public apology to shareholders at the company's delayed annual meeting.
Military suppliers announce support of next-gen data network
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Three of the largest U.S. military contractors have announced they will support development of an open-standard mesh networking system as an extension to the Defense Department's specification for a Common Data Link.
Sun, NTT DoCoMo team on Java for mobile data
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems Inc. has announced an agreement with NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile operator, to deliver a next-generation mobile data services platform based on open-standard Java technology.
Semiconductor analyzer has integrated CV and IV capability
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies's Automated Test Group is now delivering a new semiconductor tester called the B1500A Semiconductor Device Analyzer. This product was announced a few months ago, but is now ready to order.
Microsoft et Toshiba unissent leurs forces pour les DVD nouvelle génération
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. et Toshiba Corp. ont annoncé leur intention d’étendre leur coopération afin qu’elle comprenne le développement de produits DVD HD basés sur Windows CE.
Update: Intel, AMD primed to battle in antitrust suit
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has responded to rival microprocessor supplier Advanced Micro Device Inc.'s antitrust suit by defending its business practices, paving the way for a protracted court battle some industry observers feel could go AMD's way.
Handhelds meld insulation tester, multimeter functions
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Need to measure AC line frequency in the field? How about insulation breakdown resistance? Voltage of non-sinusoidal waveforms? Fluke Corp. is combining the capabilities of frequently used test tools into one compact new tool that can fill the bill for these disparate, yet related, measurements.
Signal integrity analysis kits serve Agilent, Credence, Teradyne ATE
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Providing signal integrity analysis for SERDES, graphics, and clock applications, Wavecrest is rolling out signal integrity analyzer kits for Agilent, Credence, and Teradyne ATE systems.
Military turns to XM satellite radio for homeland security
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
Although XM satellite radio is currently a domain for home consumer and automotive applications, the U.S. military is taking a serious look at the service to improve communications to soldiers and emergency responders in crisis situations.
Supreme Court rulings raise concerns about broadband growth
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
Two decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court had broadband service proponents wondering whether they'd just received a double-whammy that could have chilling effect on deployment.
Titan receives $405.9 million U.S. Army IT contract
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
Titan Corp. has been awarded the Dept. of the Army Information Management Support Center (IMCEN) Desktop Support Services contract, valued at $405.9 million with options over seven years.
3GPP HSDPA conformance test case debuts
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
As the as mobile phone industry ramps up, High Speed Downlink Packet Access testing begins in earnest. Gearing up, test-and-measurement conglomerate Aeroflex announces that it's the first company to submit a working HSDPA conformance test case for approval to the 3GPP RAN5 Working Group.
Digital counter and timer boxes withstand intensive use
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
The Carlo Gavazzi company is introducing a family of programmable digital counters and timers for use in industrial applications where users have to frequently change and display pre-determined values.
IBM to reportedly hire 14,000 in India
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
In another apparent cost-cutting move, IBM Corp. is adding 14,000 jobs in India after recently slashing 13,000 jobs in Europe and the U.S., according to an online New York Times report.
Zebra cross-licenses RFID tech with Intermec
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
Zebra Technologies Corp. has joined Intermec Technologies' Rapid Start RFID intellectual property licensing program, the second company to do so since the program took effect on June 1.
Fuel cell specs for notebooks released
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
The Mobile PC Extended Battery Life Working Group, an Intel initiative, has released its "Fuel Cell Guidelines for Mobile PCs" covering electrical, mechanical, control, thermal, environmental and regulatory aspects of fuel cells for mobile PCs.
Tektronix rachète TDA Systems
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
Le spécialiste des solutions de tests et de mesure Tektronix Inc. vient d’acquérir TDA Systems, fournisseur d’outils logiciels d’analyse des interconnexions.
Broadcom settles shareholder suit for $150 million
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
Communications semiconductor supplier Broadcom Corp. has agreed to settle a class-action shareholder suit against current and former officers and directors.
Portable RF/microwave spectrum analyzers are networkable
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Test-and-measurement house Rohde & Schwarz is rolling out four networkable RF spectrum analyzers for use in the field, in the lab, and on the factory floor. These low-cost RF analyzers weigh only about 15 pounds and can work out to 6-GHz. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Tektronix kauft Anbieter von Testsoftware
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Der Messgerätehersteller Tektronix hat sich mit TDA Systems einen Anbieter von Software für die Kommuniktionsanalyse einverleibt.
Senate panel restores some technology funding
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Senate appropriators have restored funding for several Commerce Department technology programs.
Tektronix acquires test software supplier
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Test and instrumentation company Tektronix Inc. has acquired TDA Systems, a supplier of interconnect analysis software tools.
Messgereätebranche hofft auf VoIP
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Der Umsatz mit elektronischen Messgeräten stagnierte im vergangenen Jahr. Für 2005 hofft dei Branche auf ein wenigstens einstelliges Wachstum. Impulse soll vor allem die Einführung der Internet-Telefonie (VoIP) vermitteln.
Acacia Technologies licenses simulation technology to National Instruments
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Acacia Research Corp. has announced that its Tech Search LLC subsidiary has entered into a non-exclusive license with National Instruments covering a portfolio of patents that apply to computer simulation systems.
High-speed recorder boards plug into CompactPCI slots
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6/22/2005   Post a comment
High-speed recorder board maker VMETRO has a new addition to its data recorder family. The company's new VORTEX CompactPCI plug-ins can give you 385-Mbyte/s performance in the CompactPCI form-factor.
Amplifiers deliver RF power for test-and-measurement
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6/22/2005   Post a comment
AR Worldwide is adding three high-power 1500-W models to its line up of traveling wave tube (TWT) amplifiers
Neue Prüflösungen für 'Triple-Play'
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6/22/2005   Post a comment
Dreifach-Dienste - Sprache, Daten und Video - über Breitband halten nicht nur Einzug in Haushalte und Unternehmen. Auch die Anbieter von Testlösungen rüsten auf.
VMEbus board measures voltage, resistance
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6/21/2005   Post a comment
VXI Technology is rolling out a ruggedized high-speed multi-function VMEbus module that packs four independent A/D converters. VXI tech's FPGA and processor-equipped plug-in can make voltage measurements as well as 2-wire and 4-wire resistance measurements as fast as 20-Msamples/s.
Updated: Jack Kilby, co-inventor of the IC, dies at 81
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6/21/2005   Post a comment
Jack St. Clair Kilby, retired TI engineer and acknowledged as the first inventor of the integrated circuit, has died at the age of 81 following a brief battle with cancer.
PCI Express compliance testing gets a boost
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6/21/2005   Post a comment
If you're a user of LeCroy protocol analyzers, you'll be delighted by this freebie offer. LeCroy is releasing v4.4 of its existing PETracer software, a spin that includes everything you'll need to perform automated PCI Express compliance testing.
20-GHz frequency counter has near-zero acquisition time
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6/21/2005   Post a comment
Swedish company Pendulum Instruments announces a 20-GHz microwave counter with a built-in pre-scaler. The instrument packs 12 digits of resolution and a fast 1-s measuring time.
Jabil to expand Memphis facility, add 500 jobs
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6/20/2005   Post a comment
Electronic manufacturing services provider Jabil Circuit Inc. has announced it would expand its Memphis operation to support expanded manufacturing, assembly, and material handling of electronic cash registers and self-serve kiosks
Software supports WECO rules
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6/20/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor test supplier Pintail Technologies enhances its existing SwifTest software platform with new quality assurance features that support quality assurance and realtime trend analysis using Western Electric Company rules. With this move, Pintail is arguably the first company to offer these capabilities to semiconductor makers for both probe and wafer test.
Temperature and humidity data loggers are Internet-ready
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6/20/2005   Post a comment
A new company called Computer Aided Solutions, founded by former Keithley executives, is releasing two new Internet-ready data loggers that are priced at less than $500 each. Use them to remotely monitor temperature and humidity.
Freebie CD-ROM aids digital debug
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6/20/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies is offering a freebie CD-ROM intended to help you get measurement insight into tough digital debug problems with information about tools that can help minimize project risk and drive products to market faster. Use it to see Agilent tools in action. Disk leads to video demos and tutorials about logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, and probing, and provides access to application notes, product data sheets, and Web links.
ITC begins investigation in Qualcomm case
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6/20/2005   Post a comment
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has begun to investigate whether Qualcomm Inc. has engaged in unfair trade practices by importing baseband processor chips or chipsets, transmitter or receiver (radio) chips, power control chips, or products containing these items that infringe upon multiple Broadcom patents.
Cirrus Logic receives $25 million to settle chip dispute
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6/17/2005   Post a comment
Analog and mixed-signal IC supplier Cirrus Logic Inc. has announced receipt of a $25 million payment related to a settlement and release of all claims between Cirrus Logic, Fujitsu Ltd., Amkor Technology Inc. and Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd. over the alleged failure of certain semiconductor chips sold by Cirrus Logic to Fujitsu.
TI, Philips to collaborate on next-gen RFID standard
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6/17/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. and Philips Semiconductors have agreed to collaborate to ensure the global interoperability of current RFIDs with the emerging ultrahigh frequency RFID standard.
eInfochips envisage l’ouverture de bureaux en Europe et en Asie-Pacifique
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6/16/2005   Post a comment
La société de services de conception de systèmes et de puces eInfochips Ltd. prévoit d’ouvrir un bureau européen en Allemagne ou en Grande-Bretagne. Elle considère également l’ouverture d’un bureau au Japon.
2-MHz to 1.8-GHz phase-noise tester is affordable
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6/16/2005   Post a comment
RF and microwave instrument vendor Aeroflex has a new test product for designers who need to do basic phase-noise testing, but haven't been able to afford the cost of a high-end phase-noise test set. Aeroflex's latest instrument is priced at less than $30,000, which should appeal to smaller labs and development teams.
U.S. computer science hiring up sharply
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6/15/2005   Post a comment
The job market for computer scientists increased sharply in the first quarter, according to U.S. statistics compiled by IEEE-USA.
40-GHz microwave downconverter delivers industry-leading performance for commercial wireless, satellite, radar, and calibration applications
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6/15/2005   Post a comment
Designed to provide the highest bandwidth and lowest phase noise on the market, model PN9276 is a 40-GHz downconverter from Aeroflex, Inc.
Nomadic RF spectrum analyzer is battery powered powerhouse
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6/15/2005   Post a comment
For over fifty years, B&K Precision has served up a variety of low cost test-and-measurement products, most aimed at service technicians, hams, and hobbyists. In recent years the company has also offered quite a few lab-grade instruments suitable for mainstream engineering applications. B&K's newest 8.5-GHz handheld spectrum analyzer is in that catgeory.
Linux comes with a price, says DAC panel
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6/15/2005   Post a comment
When it comes to stability for EDA, tool integration, support for mission-critical enterprise applications and binary compatibility, Linux has a long way to go, according to a panel discussion at the Design Automation Conference.
Intel adds Vietnam to list of sites for assembly plant, says report
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6/15/2005   Post a comment
Amid rumors that Intel Corp. is choosing India for an assembly plant, the semiconductor giant is considering building a factory in Vietnam as personal computer ownership and Internet usage soars in the communist country, according to an Associated Press report.
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