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Test platform enables WiMAX test for 802.16e-2005
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has released its WiMAX Optimization Solution for IEEE 802.16e-2005 drive-test capabilities.
SATS market grew by 26.5% in '06 , says Gartner
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
The global semiconductor contract assembly and test services (SATS) market grew by 26.5 percent in 2006 and reached $19.2 billion according to Gartner, Inc. Outsourcing's share rose to 43.5 percent of the total semiconductor packaging market.
Nanoelectronics test system enables yield improvements at 65 nm
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Verigy has introduced the V93000 Nanoelectronics Digital solution that performs structural and functional test for wafer sort and final test of advanced digital ICs at 65 nm and below. The test system enables users to collect diagnostic and parametric data required for testing nanoelectronics.
Icera takes HSDPA lead, says report
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Independent research suggests that British wireless technology specialist Icera's HSDPA device and chipset outperform parts from much larger rivals such as Qualcomm and Ericsson Mobile Platforms in terms of data throughput for commercially available devices.
Agilent releases modeling design system for antenna systems
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
Agilent has released its Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS), which is a 3D dedicated design, modeling and verification tool for antenna systems and placement.
Pentagon claims credit for bald eagle's resurgence
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
The Department of Defense is claiming a "significant role" in the resurgence of the nation's symbol.
Aeroflex rolls error/noise tester add-ons
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
Aeroflex has added a G.703 interface pod option to its FB100A bit error rate tester for telecommunications infrastructures. The add-on enables the tester to be used for a wider range of interfaces, ranging from T1 to STM-1 at 155 Mbit/s.
Kaleidescape's letter responds to moves by DVD Copy Control Association
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Kaleidescape's letter responds to moves by DVD Copy Control Association
Vietnam bolsters efforts to attract technology investments
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
The Vietnamese government has approved a master plan for the development of the electronics sector that sets the ambitious target of more than doubling its revenues over the next three years.
Vietnam bolsters efforts to attract technology investments
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
The Vietnamese government has approved a master plan for the development of the electronics sector that sets the ambitious target of more than doubling its revenues over the next three years.
SiBeam takes wraps off Wireless HD technology
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Gigabit wireless technology startup SiBeam Inc. has revealed some details of the 60GHz technology that it and partners in the WirelessHD consortium plan to deploy to deliver a promised gigabit per second of multimedia content wirelessly in the home.
Verification toolkit for signal integrity design performs jitter analysis
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Agilent introduces an integrated verification toolkit for signal integrity design, which it says is the first in the industry. Used with Agilent's Advanced Design System EDA software platform, the toolkit finds and analyzes jitter sources to eliminate costly redesigns.
Open up 900MHz band to 3G, urges GSMA
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
The widespread deployment of third generation mobile networks in the 900MHz GSM spectrum band, as well as the 2100MHz band, could enable an additional 300 million people across Asia, Europe and Africa to get mobile broadband services by 2012, according to a study by the analyst and consulting company Ovum for the GSM Association.
IMEC starts licensing source code for SVC
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Belgian research centre IMEC is starting to license source code for the upcoming scalable video coding H.264 extension standard, which is expected to be released later this year.
New factory sets China as Sony Ericsson's strategic base
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
Sony Ericsson has started construction of a new factory in Beijing, a move deemed to make China its global manufacturing base.
Murata buys C&D power electronics division
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. announced an agreement to buy C&D Technologies Inc's power electronics division (PED) for $85 million in cash.
Execs debate future of Asian mobile markets
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
Just about everyone agrees that Asia is the world's most dynamic mobile market, but delegates at an industry summit in Singapore had mixed views on what technologies will take it forward.
iSuppli lowers chip growth forecast
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6/21/2007   Post a comment
Market watcher iSuppli Corp. is remaining relatively optimistic about revenue growth for semiconductors this year, predicting a 6 percent increase, compared to some other forecasters who have suggested the market will only grow by some 2 percent.
Signaling tester includes HSPA functions
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
Anritsu has added to its MD8470A signaling tester functions that provide it with the ability to perform data-rate analysis for HSPA applications.
Moon walker Aldrin: Mars mission is 'one-way trip'
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, says planetary exploration will be a "one-way trip."
Mixed outlook for U.S. tech firms in Malaysia
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
Major U.S. electronics companies based in Malaysia cut their revenue outlook for the year June 19, saying an uncertain market environment had forced them to revise earlier forecasts downward.
DVD group proposes copy ban
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
The DVD Copy Control Association will vote June 20 on an amendment to its bylaws that would explicitly forbid OEMs from selling systems that make copies of movies, even for secure internal storage on a hard disk, a move seen as a reaction to the group's loss in a key civil suit it brought against startup Kaleidescape earlier this year.
Aeroflex broadens digital radio test set analysis range
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
Aeroflex's 3920 digital radio test set for TETRA and P25 offers features that provide test professionals with more test capabilities integrated into one system, as well as extended analysis range and file management functions.
Aerospace leaders agree on need for export reform
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
U.S. and European aerospace and defense industry leaders gathered and agreed that Cold War-era U.S. export controls--need to be "modernized."
Philips completes LED lighting value chain
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
Building on the acquisition of Lumileds and TIR Systems, Philips Electronics will acquire LED lighting system vendor Color Kinetics Inc. The move will help the Dutch company to cover the entire value chain for solid-state lighting.
Oil revenues help fuel Russian tech revival
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
By pumping the proceeds of its oil and natural-resources boom into the high-tech industry, Russia is creating an electronics bonanza and an unprecedented mood of optimism.
Alliance demos 40 Gbit/s backplane
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
Five technology companies are rolling out a new group-- the Road to 100G Alliance--that aims to accelerate the deployment of high-speed backplane technologies for communications systems, demonstrating a proprietary 40 Gbit/second line card.
Hard disks spin up new security spec
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
The ad hoc Trusted Computing Group has released for industry review a specification for securing storage devices expected to become the underpinning of secure disk drives that will become widespread over the next three years.
Vector network analyzer provides four ports at 40-GHz
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz has added a four-port model to R&S ZVA40 vector network analyzer family.
Agilent retunes net tester, N2X for IPTV
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
Agilent adds advanced features to network tester, N2X platforms for triple-play services and IPTV.
Alcatel-Lucent to close Massachusetts plant
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
The downsizing of Alcatel-Lucent in the U.S. is continuing. The company said it will close its plant in Andover, Mass. The facility, which once employed 12,000, will be shuttered next year and nearly 300 employees will be laid off.
U.S.-European 'green skies' initiative takes off
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
The U.S. and the European Union announced a "green skies" agreement designed to accelerate implementation of transatlantic air traffic management upgrades.
Patent claims imperil statistical standards push
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6/15/2007   Post a comment
A patent exclusion claim filed by IBM Corp. may pose a challenge to a statistical timing standards effort currently under way within the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), EE Times has learned.
Microsoft researcher receives technology award
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6/15/2007   Post a comment
Charles P. Thacker received the prestigious John von Neumann award for outstanding achievement in computer science. Thacker played a "central role in the creation of the personal computer and the development of networked computer systems."
Electronics manufacturers contend with doubling of recycling laws
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6/15/2007   Post a comment
Officials at the Electronics Industries Alliance urged the U.S. Congress Wednesday to enact federal laws that would eliminate the challenges manufacturers face while dealing with a patchwork of state regulations regarding electronics recycling.
Cisco offers $10,000 prizes for 'connected life' essays
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6/14/2007   Post a comment
Cisco Systems Inc. is launching a contest that includes a $10,000 award for winning essays on the potential and capabilities of what it calls "Connected Life."
Inspection system for microprobing resolves 1 micron or less
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6/14/2007   Post a comment
J microTechnology introduced the NAT-31 42X-540X microscope inspection system with Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 camera. Based on high-clarity zoom optics and a USB 2.0 digital camera, it resolves 1 micron or less when added to a J microTechnology probe station.
Standards wrangles threaten mobile TV
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6/14/2007   Post a comment
Imposing technology standards could threaten the success of mobile TV in Europe, the joint UMTS Forum and GSM Association mobile TV Group has warned European Union regulators.
Ansoft releases 3D full-wave electromagnetic field simulation software
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
This industry-standard software for 3D full-wave electromagnetic field simulation raises the bar for accuracy, capacity and performance.
SIA cuts chip forecast for 2007
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
Citing a decline in average selling prices (ASPs) for microprocessors, DRAMs and NAND flash, the Semiconductor Industry Association cut its IC forecast for 2007 to 1.8 percent growth.
Former Fed official: One of four U.S. jobs headed overseas
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
Alan Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, told Congress Tuesday (June 12) that one out of four U.S. jobs are vulnerable to offshoring.
EPA plans Energy Star program for servers
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
The US Environmental Protection Agency will propose extending its Energy Star program used for desktop PCs and consumer appliances to computer servers later this year, and if the trial goes well the program could be applied to other data center systems.
Former Fed official: One of four U.S. jobs headed overseas
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
Alan Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, told Congress that one out of four U.S. jobs are vulnerable to offshoring.
Gartner to India's CIOs: look offshore for talent
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
In a bizarre twist, Gartner is recommending India's CIOs look to Hong Kong and Singapore to avoid fighting for IT talent within their own country.
Ultrawideband players get wired for home nets
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
The WiMedia Alliance has set up a group to explore whether it should draft a standard for ultrawideband networking over coax as one of its members, Tzero Technologies, announces a UWB chip set that supports both coax and wireless transmission.
AdvancedTCA processor blade features dual 4-Gbits/s Fiber Channel links
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
The ADLINK aTCA-6892 offers dual 4-Gbits/s Fiber Channel links with dual 64-bit low voltage Intel Xeon processors and is targeted at telecommunication, IP network media services, and data communication applications.
Updated: Wibree backers join Bluetooth group
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
Backers of the low-power Wibree wireless standard are taking their technology under the umbrella of the Bluetooth Special Interest group in a move that could help reduce the fragmentation in personal area networks.
Nokia to demo Wibree-Bluetooth integration
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
Nokia will demonstrate Wibree-Bluetooth common designs.
Standard aims to bolster thin client PCs
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6/11/2007   Post a comment
The Video Electronics Standard Association expects to finish a draft of its Net2Display specification in September. The spec defines a new approach to building thin clients that are more simple, yet powerful enough to handle full motion video.
Alliance will call for DRM standard
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6/11/2007   Post a comment
The Digital Living Network Alliance will release a request for proposals for digital rights management interoperability, and is likely to endorse the work of the Coral Consortium as an open standard to make various DRM products work together.
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