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Forum planned on 40/100G Ethernet
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
The Ethernet Alliance will host a one-day forum in Silicon Valley on the changes coming with the 40 and 100 Gbit/second versions of the IEEE P802.3ba standard now in the works.
Virginia Tech tools up with MathWorks
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
The MathWorks and Virginia Tech College of Engineering have signed a new three-year agreement for The MathWorks to provide resources and support for course components that utilize MathWorks tools.
Protests interrupt Cisco keynote
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6/30/2009   1 comment
Protesters interrupted a keynote speech by Cisco Systems chief executive John Chambers at the company's annual Cisco Live event in San Francisco today.
Amkor's founder to step down as CEO
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
Amkor Technology President and Chief Operating Officer Ken Joyce will assume the role of CEO of the company effective Oct. 1. James Kim, Amkor's founder, will step down as CEO and become executive chairman.
Virage Logic joins Power.org
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
IP vendor Virage Logic has joined Power.org, the organization that promotes and develops standards for Power Architecture.
Sematech to set up 'test bed' for TSV production
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6/26/2009   Post a comment
Chip-making consortium Sematech disclosed plans to set up a 300-mm R&D ''test bed'' for the production of 3-D devices based on through-silicon-via technology.
DoE puts out call for $3.9B in smart grid projects
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6/25/2009   1 comment
The Department of Energy has released its final call for proposals for $3.9 billion in stimulus funds available for smart electric grid projects.
Customs start blocking mobile phones in Russia
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6/25/2009   Post a comment
Mobile phones are stacking up in Russian customs warehouses as the effects of a change temporarily tightening import rules are beginning to make their impact.
Svanberg takes chair at BP, Vestberg tapped as Ericsson CEO
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6/25/2009   Post a comment
The practice of giant oil companies choosing CEOs from Nordic communications vendors as chairmen is continuing. After a long and sometimes controversial search, BP has appointed Carl-Henric Svanberg, president and chief executive of Ericsson, as its chairman to replace Peter Sutherland.
200 MHz PXI Express digital instrument and high-bandwidth chassis optimize automated test
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6/24/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments has introduced two 32-channel PXI Express-based digital instruments and an eight-slot high-bandwidth PXI Express 3U chassis for advanced automated test applications. The PXIe-6544/45 selectable-voltage digital waveform generator/analyzers optimize test applications by supporting clock rates of up to 100 and 200 MHz, respectively, while the PXIe-6545 provides typical streaming rates of 660 MB/s.
Army ordered to split Future Combat System
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
Pentagon acquisition officials made good on Defense Secretary Robert Gates' pledge to rein in the Army's largest modernization program, announcing that development of the Future Combat System will be broken up into smaller development efforts.
Oscilloscopes speed debugging of serial, parallel digital signals
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix's mixed signal oscilloscope series provides the embedded system designer with the ability to visualize and analyze analog, digital and serial signals on a single instrument.
IEEE plans PoE patent pool
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
The IEEE is ready to jump into the patent pool game, and it is starting with a call for patents on power over Ethernet.
Intel, IBM spar for lead in Top 500 list
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
Intel is on the rise in the world's fastest computers as ranked in the latest Top 500 supercomputer list, but IBM Corp. is still top dog and is making plans to keep it that way.
SanDisk files suit against LSI
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6/22/2009   Post a comment
SanDisk has filed a complaint against LSI asking for a declaratory judgment of non-infringement of several patents held by that company. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court, also alleges libel against LSI and requests damages.
Silicon startups get the squeeze
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6/22/2009   6 comments
Top venture capitalists say opportunities are changing and narrowing for semiconductor startups because the costs of bringing a new processor or system-on-chip to market are becoming prohibitive and raising new funds to invest in high tech companies of any kind is getting increasingly difficult.
WiMax group calls for patent pool
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6/22/2009   Post a comment
The Open Patent Alliance has issued a call for patents in an effort to set up a WiMax patent pool, and Via Licensing Corp. will act as administrator of the pool.
Samsung, Toshiba renew NAND patent pact
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6/22/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. and Toshiba Corp. have extended their patent cross licensing deal related to NAND memories.
Trip Report: Comms go green in Dresden
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6/20/2009   Post a comment
Engineers can improve the energy efficiency of communications networks by addressing their relatively low utilization, sometimes even finding performance gains in the process, according to presenters at the First International Workshop on Green Communications here.
Watch Out: WAPI is back on the Wi-Fi agenda
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6/19/2009   4 comments
WAPI, the controversial Made-in-China wireless LAN security protocol that the government tried to force companies to adopt three years ago as a de facto standard, is being re-submitted to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for consideration as a global standard.
Commentary: Giant Leap has lasted 40 years
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6/19/2009   Post a comment
Over three days in June, MIT hosted numerous people who made a difference on the Apollo program some 40 years ago.
IBM exec picked to head patent office
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6/18/2009   2 comments
Early reactions support President Barack Obama's choice of David Kappos, the assistant general counsel for intellectual property law at IBM Corp., as the new head of the U.S. patent office at a time when a three-year drive for patent reform is currently being hotly debated and the patent office is swamped by a historic backlog of applications.
Xilinx sponsors Peking University-UCLA research program
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6/18/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx said it would donate more than $500,000 worth of the company's flagship Virtex FPGA development systems and electronic design software to a new Joint Research Institute of Science and Engineering by China's Peking University and the University of California-Los Angeles.
Report: Smart grid needs IP, unlicensed bands
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6/18/2009   2 comments
Tomorrow's smart electric grid needs to make use of Internet Protocol standards and wireless networks in unlicensed spectrum bands, according to commissioned by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Researchers ready personal energy monitoring devices
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6/17/2009   Post a comment
Researchers at Cambridge University's Computer Laboratory are developing a device that will record people's daily energy consumption, including how they travel, the heating and appliances they use and also the indirect energy they use from the manufacture of food and goods that they consume.
VNA covers 70 kHz to 110 GHz in a single coax connection and up to 0.5 THz with waveguide extensions
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6/17/2009   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has introduced the VectorStar Broadband ME7828A vector network analyzer system that claims to offer industry-best dynamic range, measurement speed, and calibration and measurement stability over the broadest frequency range of 70 kHz to 110 GHz.
U.S. readies broadband stimulus details
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6/16/2009   1 comment
U.S. government agencies may release by the end of June guidelines for applying for the first round of a total of $7.5 billion in stimulus funds to extend the reach of broadband networks, and carriers and communications systems makers are gearing up to apply for the grants and loans, some of which will be awarded as early as September.
New SIwave software release advances signal- and power-integrity testing
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6/16/2009   Post a comment
ANSYS, Inc., (Southpointe, Pennsylvania, USA) has unveiled the version 4.0 release of SIwave software which includes new features for signal-integrity, power-integrity and electromagnetic compatibility testing.
Trio set to demo femtocell interoperability
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6/16/2009   Post a comment
Three leading players in the emerging femtocells business, chip designer picoChip, mobile packet core router provider Starent Networks Corp., and Continuous Computing, have collaborated on what they suggest is the first demonstration of the latest 3GPP Iuh standard.
Europe takes top spot for broadband, IPTV uptake
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6/16/2009   Post a comment
Broadband and IPTV penetration has continued to advance in most areas, and notably in Eastern European countries as well as South and eastern Asia, despite the economic downturn, according to the Broadband Forum, based on figures collated by London based consultancy Point Topic.
Digital high def spec targets security systems
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6/16/2009   Post a comment
The HDcctv Alliance formed by a handful of chip and systems companies is formally launching a new standard for high definition surveillance systems they think provides an easier, cheaper alternative to digital systems based on Internet Protocol.
India details solar plans
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6/15/2009   Post a comment
India has unveiled aggressive long-term plans to grow both a solar market and an indigenous solar photovoltaics industry to serve it in the wake of predictions of a shakeout in the solar market in 2009.
Vitesse wins $22.5 million from auditors
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6/15/2009   Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (Camarillo, Calif.), a developer of networking ICs, said Monday (June 15) that its former auditing firm KPMG LLP has agreed to pay Vitesse $22.5 million in settlement of a disagreement and renouncing claims on Vitesse for past endebtedness.
Publisher of Geek's Atlas to help save Bletchley Park
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6/12/2009   1 comment
The publishers of a book describing historical sites around the world famous for breakthroughs in technology, science and mathematics are to donate 50 pence for every book sold to Britain's struggling and run down Bletchley Park, home to the country's code-cracking and computing heritage.
Author of Digital Britain blueprint set to leave government
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6/12/2009   Post a comment
Lord (Stephen) Carter, the man brought in some eight months ago to beef up the U.K.'s communications and media industry policy and who is due to present his long awaited and much anticipated Digital Britain report next week, is set to leave the government soon after the document is published.
Rambus, EC close on patent dispute deal
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6/12/2009   Post a comment
Rambus (Los Altos, Calif.) has agreed to cut its royalties on some parts to settle a long running and high-profile dispute with European antitrust regulators and will thus avoid paying a fine.
EPSMA guides designers on thermal management
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6/11/2009   Post a comment
The European Power Supply Manufacturers Association (EPSMA) has started circulating a guideline document to help design engineers understand better the complexities and importance of the thermal performance of board-mounted DC/DC converters in a host of applications.
NXP : BiCMOS technology excels at high frequency
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6/11/2009   Post a comment
NXP has announced a highly advanced QUBIC4 BiCMOS silicon technology, delivering higher levels of integration and performance at high frequencies, all in a cost effective way.
Yahoo releases parallel software
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6/11/2009   1 comment
Web search pioneer Yahoo officially released its source code for Hadoop, a class of parallel software that could fuel a broad class of future Web-based applications, said an IBM executive at the second-annual Hadoop Summit.
Test gear vendor Ixia to cut 10% of workforce
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6/10/2009   Post a comment
Test equipment company Ixia plans to cut 75 to 80 jobs, or about 10 percent of the company's workforce, as part of a restructuring plan expected to save about $6 million per year, the company said.
Agilent CTO cites measurement trends, challenges at IMS 2009
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6/10/2009   Post a comment
Nonlinear performance measurement, synchronized data collection and data visualization are among the solutions for clearing engineers' data acquisition and measurement hurdles, Darlene J.S. Solomon, Agilent Technologies CTO and vice president and director of Agilent Laboratories, said at the IEEE's MTT-S International Microwave Symposium.
Klaric : Safe measurement of currents and voltages in hybrid systems
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6/10/2009   Post a comment
The KLARI-MOD MC 2-1000V measures voltages and currents in high-voltage power train systems.
Pendulum adds portability to test & measurement tool
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6/10/2009   Post a comment
Pendulum Instruments, a supplier of time and frequency, calibration, measurement and analysis equipment, claimed it has enhanced its battery unit by adding portability to its CNT-90XL microwave counter/analyzer.
DLNA flunks Best Buy's tests
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6/10/2009   1 comment
Retailer Best Buy has conducted internal tests showing products certified under the guidelines of the Digital Living Network Alliance are not fully interoperable and is considering withdrawing from the group as word of the tests is beginning to spook others about adopting the guidelines.
Samsung-Spansion fight resumes after judge rejects deal
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6/9/2009   Post a comment
South Korea's Samsung Electronics and bankrupt U.S. memory vendor Spansion appear set to resume litigation over memory patents after a judge last week rejected a settlement under which Samsung was to pay Spansion $70 million.
Global Foundries commits to NY fab build out
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6/9/2009   Post a comment
Global Foundries has sent a formal commitment letter to New York state for the construction of the Fab 2 project at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in upstate New York.
Keithley : RF vector analyzer offers fast data transfer via USB
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6/9/2009   Post a comment
Keithley has upgraded its RF vector signal analyzers with new capabilities that reduce signal acquisition and measurement times.
Tessolve evaluates DeFacTo RTL testability solution
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6/9/2009   Post a comment
DeFacTo Technologies SA, French provider of Design-for-Test solutions at RTL, announced that Tessolve, Indian-based test and IC packaging services company, has evaluated HiDFT-Scan, a RTL testability sign-off solution.
Anritsu : 4-Port VNA test sets are aimed at S-parameter measurement
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6/9/2009   Post a comment
Anritsu introduces the MN469xA series 4-port test sets for use with its VectorStar MS4640A vector network analyzer (VNA).
Group targets open source cloud computing
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6/9/2009   Post a comment
Executives from Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Yahoo are calling for developers to create an open source software standard for cloud computing and showed their efforts at the first annual Open Cirrus Summit.
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