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Second-half forecast: hang on to your hat
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6/30/2006   Post a comment
We've dusted off our crystal ball again to provide some insight into where the industry's headed for the remainder of what is shaping up as a turbulent year.
Comment: RSA deal good for shareholders, bad for industry
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6/30/2006   Post a comment
The security industry can't help but respond with trepidation to EMC Inc.'s $2.1 billion offer to buy RSA Security.
Operators form group for 4G service
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6/30/2006   Post a comment
Seven mobile phone operators are forming an industry organization to create a 4G mobile phone network standard that would complement the work of existing standards groups.
South Korea's RFID market to reach $500M, says report
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6/30/2006   Post a comment
South Korea's radio frequency identification (RFID market will exceed $500 million this year, a major private RFID-related organization predicted.
South Korea launches WiBro service
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6/30/2006   Post a comment
South Korea launched its long-awaited commercial mobile WiMax service, the Ministry of Information and Communication said.
Ness, Pulsic set up India development center
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
Global IT solutions provider Ness Technologies Inc. has established an extended development center (EDC) with Pulsic Ltd., a supplier of physical design solutions for analog, mixed signal and custom digital design. The development center is located at Ness' facility in Bangalore, India.
Protocol analyzer gets Wireless USB security support
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
At the recent Certified Wireless USB Developers Conference, test-and-measurement vendor LeCroy Corp. demonstrated the benefits of its extensible UWBTracer protocol analyzer. The company's platform now supports multiple Certified Wireless USB Association and Security models.
EDA returned to double-digit growth in Q1, EDAC says
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
EDA revenue was up 10 percent year-to-year during the first quarter, the first time EDA posted double-digit growth in more than two years, according to a report by the EDA Consortium's Market Statistics Service.
First quarter Western Europe EDA revenue up 13%
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
First quarter EDA revenue from Western Europe grew 13 percent year-to-year to reach $218 million, part of a strong quarter for EDA that saw worldwide revenue grow hit double digits for the first time in more than two years, according to the EDA Consortium.
Qualcomm looking for Indian startups
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
Qualcomm, which outsources services to several Indian software and hardware firms, is seeking a startup in India.
Korea seeks to bolster economic status
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
At an investment conference, speakers from numerous Korean economic and trade groups said the world's tenth largest economy is primed for strong growth and is an attractive investment target.
16-bit PCI-bus plug-in lets your PC do high-speed signal analysis
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
PC instrumentation house AlazarTech says it's got the world's fastest 16-bit PCI waveform digitizer. Designed for both OEM applications as well as lab use, the digitizer can be used for RF signal analysis, biomedical imaging, ultrasonics, radar, and more. The plug-in's two simultaneous analog inputs can each be sampled at rates up to 125-Msamples/s.
Azimuth's power tester targets Wi-Fi devices
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
The software suite helps designers predict average power consumption over a battery life.
Wireless functional tester slashes cost-of-test
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies now offers a mobile-phone functional tester that's priced starting at about $25,400. The tester includes a mobile test station and test software, as well as a special RF-shielded box with build-in antenna coupler.
Nokia sues Chinese companies on phone design
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
Mobile phone supplier Nokia has filed suit in Beijing, China against two companies for allegedly manufacturing and selling phones copying Nokia's proprietary design of its 7260 model.
No royalty cut, Qualcomm says
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. dismissed calls in India to cut royalties assessed to Indian CDMA-based wireless providers.
Dual-channel logarithmic detector IC to measure and control RF signals
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6/27/2006   Post a comment
Here's news of of an RFIC that works from 1-MHz out to 10-GHz, comprising a dual detector/controller. When it debuts in quantity later this year, the 6-stage demodulating chip will be able to be used to closely measure and control gain across a transmitter and receiver signal path, letting it serve in AGC circuits, power-level control circuits, and even to measure VSWR.
LitePoint upgrades its waveform generator software
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6/27/2006   Post a comment
IQwave Waveform Generator software now includes 802.11n MIMO support.
LG-Nortel, Microsoft team on IP phone
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6/27/2006   Post a comment
South Korea-based LG-Nortel Co., Ltd. announced it will team with Microsoft Corp. to develop a business-enabled IP desktop phone built on Microsoft's newly-announced unified communications platform.
Data-acquisition board implements parallel realtime processing on your PC
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
If your data-acq application needs realtime processing, yet you typically run engineering applications on a Windows PC, check out Microstar Laboratories's latest Data Acquisition Processor. The company's mid-range DAP plug-in provides concurrent processing, using an on-board Pentium, to achieve deterministic acquisition on a PC.
Metalink signs deals with LG, Haier
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Wireless chip maker Metalink Ltd. has signed deals with South Korea's LG Electronics and Chinese appliance maker Haier Corp.
Hynix completes $1.5 billion stock sale
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. said it and its creditors have completed a sale of shares worth about $1.5 billion, a portion of which will help it raise funds for facilities investment.
Intel Capital invests in Chinese tech firms
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Intel Capital announced four new investments in Chinese technology firms.
Wi-Fi test suite measures portable design's battery current, voltage
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Here's news of a test set that will let you accurately measure power consumption of mobile platforms. Software and RF-oriented hardware will let you measure battery power during various Wi-Fi usage modes to determine the impact of Wi-Fi connectivity on a device's battery life.
16-bit hybrid A/D modules address digital RF, imaging, ATE
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Slated primarily for RF systems, here are some low-distortion 100-Msample/s hybrid 16-bit A/D converter modules. These $80 hybrids can reduce non-linear distortion in pipelined data converters as designed into high-IF radio strips, where they offer an enhanced ENOB, bestowing higher data rates. They also lend themselves to scalability, letting you include more channels in a system.
Agilent's wireless tester aimed at reducing test cost
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6/23/2006   Post a comment
The GS-8210 system includes a mobile station tester, test software and RF shield box with build-in antenna coupler.
HD to help cable operators ward off IPTV, say execs
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6/23/2006   Post a comment
Cable multisystem operators needn't fear the claims of IPTV dominance by telcos, provided they are aggressive in rolling out their own switched digital video plans, cable executives agreed at panels of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers here earlier this week.
Xilinx receives SEC inquiry on stock options
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6/23/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic device supplier Xilinx Inc. said that the Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting an informal inquiry into the company' practices, procedures, and disclosures on stock options grants.
Tektronix income jumps 48 percent
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6/22/2006   Post a comment
Test and measurement powerhouse Tektronix posted a 48 percent increase in year-to-year net income on an increase in revenue of 11 percent for its fiscal fourth quarter.
MIPS joins Spirit Consortium
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6/22/2006   Post a comment
Intellectual property provider MIPS Technologies has joined the Spirit Consortium, the organization created around the IP reuse specification of the same name.
Intel opens third 65nm plant, in Ireland
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6/22/2006   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has opened its next wafer fab in Leixlip, Ireland. It is the chip maker's third facility to use 65-nm process technology and reportedly the industry's first 65-nm production plant in Europe.

Altera to restate 10 years of earnings
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
Altera said it will likely restate financial earnings for 1996 through 2005 as a result of an ongoing investigation into its historical stock options granting practices.
Light Reading publishes wireless mesh test results
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
Although many companies were invited to participate, only Firetide Inc. and Strix Systems Inc. agreed.
Scalable emulator checks RF paths for multi-path fading
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
Every designer of an RF communications system knows that digitally modulated signals can be adversely affected by fading and multi-path propagation. Worse, mobile wireless environments are so diverse that they create combinations of these effects. The problem for receiver and transmitter designers, as well as system implementers, is how to characterize these effects to advantage. Here's a piece of test gear that can help.
Accellera transfers OpenKit work to Si2
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
EDA standards organization Accellera is transferring the materials associated with its three-year old OpenKit Initiative to Si2 for further development.
SK Telecom invests $1 billion in China Unicom
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
SK Telecom, South Korea's top mobile telecommunications service provider, said it would invest $1 billion in China Unicom Ltd. in Hong Kong (CUHK).
Tata joins Reliance in seeking Qualcomm royalty cuts
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
Tata Teleservices, India's second largest CDMA provider, has joined others here in pressing Qualcomm Inc. to cut royalty payments.
Putin calls for Russian tech investment
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the government must stimulate investment in high-tech and new technologies.
FSA developing IP trading center in Hong Kong
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
The Fabless Semiconductor Association has signed a collaborative memorandum of understanding with three other organizations to establish a semiconductor intellectual property trading center in Hong Kong.
ITC delays Actions Semi-SigmaTel patent decision
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission has extended the target date for completion of an investigation of a patent infringement claim brought by U.S.-based SigmaTel against Chinese fabless IC provider Actions Semiconductor.
Waveform generator software creates IEEE-802.11n MIMO waveforms
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
A software upgrade to LitePoint test gear facilitates conformance, interoperability, and production quality testing for both single-channel and multi-channel WLAN architectures.
Synthesized-instrument voltage module boosts boundary-scan
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
If you implement IEEE-1149.x JTAG boundary-scan testability into your designs, you'll be interested in this synthesized-instrument. It's a 16-channel voltage measurement module with application-specific in-system re-configurable add-on resources. It can take bipolar voltage measurements on up to 16 different points on a DUT.
Stock option scandal claims another industry exec
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
Thomas Dunne, founder and chairman of SteelCloud Inc., has resigned his post in response to an internal company audit of his stock options.
Agilent adds MB-OFDM analysis to software suite
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
The software can be used with Agilent's 89600 Series vector signal analysis software or its DSO80000 Infiniium digital scopes.
Mobile operators target developing markets
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
Mobile operators can rely on emerging markets to sustain future growth, but only if issues such as the relatively high cost of handsets and regulatory gaps are addressed, experts said.
Groups allege 'U.S. workers need not apply'
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6/19/2006   Post a comment
U.S. engineering groups are filing a growing number of discrimination complaints against American companies for allegedly favoring foreign workers.
Synplicity pushing open IP encryption methodology standard
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6/19/2006   Post a comment
Synplicity is offering, free of charge, a non-proprietary intellectual property encryption flow that permits industry-wide interoperability.
Synplicity pushing open IP encryption methodology standard
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6/19/2006   Post a comment
Synplicity is offering, free of charge, a non-proprietary intellectual property encryption flow that permits industry-wide interoperability.
100-kHz realtime DSP systems shake out vibration
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6/19/2006   Post a comment
Working with low-bandwidth sensors? Need a turnkey data-acq system that can be expanded to include as many channels as you need? Then take a look-see at these realtime DSP data-acq boards that are also available packaged, equipped with BNC connectors, and supported under Windows.
Bristol U., Advance Nanotech patent FED technology
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6/19/2006   Post a comment
Advance Nanotech Inc., announced that its subsidiary, NanoFED, has filed for four further patent applications of its core nanodiamond technology in the U.S., European Union, Japan and South Korea, in collaboration with the University of Bristol.
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