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Philips Semiconductors to become NXP
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
With an ownership change from Royal Philips Electronics to a consortium of private equity investment companies, Philips Semiconductors will become NXP. Semiconductors, or NXP.
Mosaid adds to complaint against DRAM vendors
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Mosaid has added claims of infringement of two additional to an existing complaint against Micron Technology, Powerchip Semiconductor and ProMOS Technologies.
EEs have head in sand on offshoring issue
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
More reader response on the offshoring issue.
Zilog searching for permament CEO
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Zilog hopes to name a permanent chief executive no later than February, according to its interim CEO.
IRS appeals decision on Xilinx price transfer taxes
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has filed an appeal in federal court, seeking the overturn of a 2005 U.S. Tax Court decision in favor of leading programmable logic vendor Xilinx, according to a regulatory filing.
Spansion hires former LG exec to head Korean operation
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Flash memory supplier Spansion Inc. has appointed Steve Kwon as vice president of its Spansion Korea operation.
Russian high-tech plan will require patient investors
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Russia will launch its first high-tech industrial park facilities by the end of 2007, Russian sources said.
Samsung demos 4G technology, plans late 2008 launch
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics demonstrated its 4G mobile technology, claiming it can deliver multicell data handovers at speeds of 100 Mbps.
MIPS to investigate options practices
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Arriving fashionably late to the stock options investigation party that has been raging for months, intellectual property supplier MIPS Technologies has initiated voluntary review of historical stock-based compensation practices and related potential accounting impact.
Ex-Brocade execs plead not guilty, says report
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Two former Brocade Communication Systems executives pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges arising from an alleged stock options backdating scheme, according to an Associated Press report.
PowerDsine joins Ethernet Alliance
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
PowerDsine Ltd., a supplier of Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions, has joined the Ethernet Alliance, an industry group focused on supporting the advancement of existing and emerging Ethernet technologies.
NIST refutes 9/11 conspiracy theories
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
The government is taking the unusual step of responding to conspiracy theories about the destruction of the World Trade Center.
SiGe Semiconductor raises $19.5 million
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
The investment will fund new product development and the growth of operations in support of the company's expanding global customer base.
Low cost signal generators are feature-packed
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Looking for low cost, yet professional-grade, test gear? Check out a series of four sweep-function generators and one pulse generator from Protek Test and Measurement. Its latest line-up includes 2-MHz, 4-MHz, 10-MHz, and 20-MHz generators, some with built-in frequency counters.
Foxconn sues over abuse report at iPod factory
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Two Chinese journalists have had their assets frozen and are being sued for $3.7 million after writing a report critical of work conditions in a factory that makes Apple's popular iPod.
Blu-ray hardware makers mum on plans
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
A gathering of Blu-ray Disc companies here revealed an avalanche of content coming from content providers, but a dearth of available hardware to play the content on.
DVCon calls for paper, panel, tutorial proposals
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
Organizers of the 2007 Design and Verification Conference have issued a call for paper, panel and tutorial submissions.
Japan joins U.S. in Apple laptop probe: report
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
Japanese authorities confirmed Tuesday that an Apple laptop has caught fire in Japan and asked the trouble computer maker to investigate the faulty Sony batteries and report back within a week, according to an Associated Press report.
Intel exec to head CIA's investment arm
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
An Intel Corp. executive has been tapped to head the CIA's investment and research arm.
China rolls two more mobile TV specs
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
A pair of Chinese mobile TV technologies are competing for a shot to prove their worth at the 2008 Olympics at Beijing.
ADE extends KLA-Tencor acquisition deadline
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
ADE has extended the deadline for completing its merger with KLA-Tencor to Nov. 10 to allow KLA-Tencor to obtain clearance from Germany authorities, according to a regulatory filing.
Aprio contributes DFM technology to Si2
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Design-for-manufacturability-focused startup Aprio Technologies has signed an agreement with the Silicon Integration Initiative to contribute lithography process modeling and simulation technology to Si2's Design to Manufacturing Coalition.
Letter to the editor: H-1B enforcement not enough
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Letter to the editor: H-1B enforcement not enough
Soitec launches new Singapore fab
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
SOI wafer specialist Soitec launched a new 300-mm fab in Singapore that the firm's head said will play a key role in its growth strategy.
U.S. court denies Samsung infringed Matsushita's patents
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
A U.S. district court has ruled that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. did not infringe on each other's DRAM-related patents, Samsung said.
Semtech chair steps down over options investigation
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8/26/2006   Post a comment
Semtech has appointed Rockell Hankin chairman of its board of directors, replacing John "Jack" Powe, who has taken a leave of absence from the board pending the conclusion of an ongoing investigation into past stock options granting practices.
Offshoring data to get recrunched
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8/25/2006   Post a comment
An obscure agency, the National Academy of Public Administration, is following up on key conclusions of a suppressed U.S. study on the offshoring of high-tech jobs.
IT Worker Rights: The Issue Of Overtime And Employment Status
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8/25/2006   Post a comment
A lack of knowledge on the exempt issue can prove financially damaging for those eligible for overtime pay as they either don't get paid for the additional time, or are compensated inaccurately due to incorrect payroll formulas.
Letter to the editor: Close H-1B loopholes
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8/25/2006   Post a comment
Letter to the editor: Close H-1B loopholes
Bel Fuse joins Multimedia over Coax Alliance
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
Component supplier Bel Fuse Inc. has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), an industry initiative promoting distribution of digital video content through coaxial cable.
$2500 power analyzer packs LCD graphics, connectivity
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
A less-than-$2500 DC/AC power analyzer box can be used to ensure compliance with Energy Star ratings. Equipped with a graphical LCD, the analyzer can also be used in ATE applications as well as in the lab or field.
Updated: Apple recalls 1.8 million laptop batteries
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
Apple Computer's woes continued with the company recalling 1.8 million Sony-based, rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs for a number of its iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 notebook computers.
Freescale withdraws from 1394-over-coax
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is withdrawing its proposed 1394-over-coax solution to the 1394 Trade Association, leaving the field to a competing technology being developed by Pulse-Link Inc., a spokesman for the association said.
Ericsson signs $1B contract with India comm company
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
India-based communications company Bharti Airtel has awarded Ericsson a contract worth an estimated $1 billion to upgrade and expand its GSM/GPRS network and managed services.
Aeroflex adds energy economy mode option for its test gear
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
The TETRA Energy Economy Mode (EEM) option for the Aeroflex 3900 series analog and digital radio test sets enables more flexible battery-life testing.
World Bank agency backs Hungarian energy initiative
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
International Finance Corp. will guarantee half of the $231 million in government loans to support energy efficiency upgrades in Hungary's schools.
IEEE-USA seeks crackdown on H-1B abuses
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
The Labor Department should have broader authority to investigate employer abuses of a U.S. high-tech visa program, an engineering group said.
Mosaid rejects hedge fund's demand for sale
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
Canadian fabless chip vendor and intellectual property provider Mosaid Technologies said that its board of directors has rejected a demand by a New York-based hedge fund that it put the company up for sale.
Patents in Magma-Synopsys dispute may be reexamined
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation said that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been asked to re-examine U.S. Patents No. 6,453,446 and 6,725,438 (the '446 and '438 patents)--two of the three patents at the core of the ongoing bitter patent dispute between Magma and Synopsys Inc.
Patents in Magma-Synopsys dispute may be reexamined
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation said that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been asked to re-examine U.S. Patents No. 6,453,446 and 6,725,438 (the '446 and '438 patents)--two of the three patents at the core of the ongoing bitter patent dispute between Magma and Synopsys Inc.
Singapore institute offers R&D foundry services
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research is offering R&D foundry services through its Institute of Microelectronics.
AMD opens second China R&D center
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
AMD is opening an R&D center in Shanghai to be closer to its notebook PC clients, most of which are in the region surrounding the city.
Chandrakasan to lead MIT microsystems lab
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
The Massachusetts Institue of Technology has named Anantha Chandrakasan as director of its Microsystems Technology Laboratories.
Judge delays next phase of Rambus-Hynix trial
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
A judge has issued a ruling delaying the third phase of the ongoing patent dispute litigation between Rambus and Hynix Semiconductor, contingent on Hynix posting bond with the court for damages awarded last month.
NI to increase LabView support for Agilent instruments
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8/22/2006   Post a comment
National Instruments and Agilent Technologies have agreed to cooperate to create National Instruments LabView plug-and-play instrument drivers for Agilent LXI, USB and GPIB instruments.
Vitesse rejects demand for early debt collection
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
Embattled IC vendor Vitesse Semiconductor said it has received--and rejected--a purported attempt to collect early payment on $96.7 million in convertible subordinated debentures due in 2024.
Firms launch university high-performance computing program
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
A group of technology companies led by programmable logic giant Altera is developing a university program to support academic research into high-performance computing, with a goal of driving the adoption of FPGA co-processing for high-performance computing applications.
Tek extends high-speed oscilloscope probe line-up
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
Oscilloscope make Tektronix is extending its existing Z-Active family of differential oscilloscope probes with the immediate availability of a 6-GHz probe. It includes an interchangeable probe tip that lets you configure it with the optimal tip for your application.
Signal generators are certified for HD Radio
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
Developing HD Radio gear? If so, check out Noise Com's latest DSG9000 Series of dedicated RF signal generators. Thse low phase-noise HD Radio boxes provide both AM and FM outputs.
Suntech to establish manufacturing in Shanghai
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
China-based photovoltaic cell maker Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. plans to establish manufacturing and R&D facilities in Caohejing Hi-tech Park, Shanghai. The facilities are expected to begin operations in early 2008.
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