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Asian electronics firms move to plug education gap
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
Concerned about a possible shortage of engineering talent in Asia, chip makers are taking matters into their own hands by working with governments and universities to groom future talent.
India's go-getters stand in contrast to U.S. engineers
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
The "EE Times 2006 State of the Engineer Survey" paints a portrait of contrasts between go-getter engineers in India and today's typical U.S. engineer, who is older, better compensated and generally more complacent.

State of the Engineer: The young and the restless
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8/18/2006   Post a comment
The single, young, energetic, upwardly mobile engineer constantly angling for better pay and greener pastures was for decades a Silicon Valley stereotype. But that image no longer holds true.
Next up: Asyst gets another Nasdaq notice
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8/18/2006   Post a comment
In what has become a familiar tale, semiconductor fab automation supplier Asyst Technologies has received notification from the Nasdaq exchange that its security may be delisted for failing to file its most recent quarterly report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a timely manner.
Seagate to boost Asian investments
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8/18/2006   Post a comment
Asia will remain a vital part of hard disk drive maker Seagate's strategy despite a decision to shut some recently acquired plants in the region, company executives said.
Japanese IC equip book-to-bill slid to 1.30 in July
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8/18/2006   Post a comment
The ratio of bookings to billings by Japanese semiconductor equipment manufacturers slipped significantly in July, but still maintained a robust book-to-bill ratio of 1.30, according to the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan.
No place like home, says Silterra CEO
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8/18/2006   Post a comment
Silterra is counting on its strategic location and an expanding network of partnerships to support its future growth, according to CEO Bruce Gray.
EPCGlobal is de facto RFID spec in China, analyst says
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8/18/2006   Post a comment
The chances of success for China's national RFID standard are diminishing each day as the government stays flat-footed in the face of an aggressive campaign by EPCGlobal.
U.S. fab equipment book-to-bill slipped in July
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8/17/2006   Post a comment
North American semiconductor equipment makers posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06 in July, down from 1.14 in June, according to Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International.
PTO rejects all claims of key patent in Synopsys-Magma fight
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8/17/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected all 15 claims found in a Synopsys patent that is one of three patents at the heart of the high-profile dispute between Synopsys and Magma Design Automation.
Court rules against Samsung in shareholder suit
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8/17/2006   Post a comment
A South Korean court has ordered Samsung Electronics Co. to pay damages to nine shareholders who claimed the company tried to prevent them from quizzing executives at a 2004 shareholders' meeting, a judge said Thursday in an Associated Press report quoting The Houston Chronicle.
LG CNS wins bid for Indonesian anti-crime center
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8/17/2006   Post a comment
LG CNS Co. Ltd., a South Korean information technology-related system integration and consulting company, has won a $25 million contract to set up a national anti-crime information center in Indonesia.
Singapore will help launch Russian economic zones
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8/16/2006   Post a comment
Singapore has signed a deal to advise Russia on setting up two special economic zones in Siberia for R&D and manufacturing.
Atmel notified of SEC options probe
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8/16/2006   Post a comment
Troubled chip maker Atmel has received an informal request for information from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the company's past granting of stock options.
Web interface enhances GPS-sync receiver
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8/16/2006   Post a comment
Satellite time-sync receiver maker Symmetricom now offers a Web interface for its existing GPS-synchronized time and frequency receivers. The HTML user interface is billed as a significant usability upgrade.
Cinema server makers adopt Thomson antipiracy scheme
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8/16/2006   Post a comment
Digital cinema server makers have adopted watermarking technology developed by French consumer electronics specialist Thomson.
Stock options scandal keeping Nasdaq busy
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8/16/2006   Post a comment
An upsurge in companies delaying their 10-Q filings due to ongoing stock options investigations has produced a corresponding surge of warnings from Nasdaq threatening to delist companies from the exchange for not complying with listing requirements.
Pantech launches own brand handset in Canada
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8/16/2006   Post a comment
Pantech Group, South Korea's second largest mobile phone maker, announced it has launched its own-branded handset for the first time in Canada, in partnership with Canada's major mobile telecommunications service carrier TELUS.
ITC rules for Power Integrations
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8/16/2006   Post a comment
The International Trade Commission has issued a final determination in favor of semiconductor supplier Power Integrations in its patent dispute with System General Corp., Power Integrations said.
ITC extends Qualcomm investigation, report says
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8/16/2006   Post a comment
The International Trade Commission has extended by 50 days its investigation into a patent infringement complaint brought by Broadcom against Qualcomm, according to a Reuters report.
Xilinx: options investigation finds no fraud
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8/15/2006   Post a comment
An investigation into historical stock options granting practices at programmable logic giants Xilinx has concluded, finding no evidence of fraud in the company's practices, according to a regulatory filing.
Rambus board member resigns
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8/15/2006   Post a comment
In fallout from the stock options scandal, Rambus Inc. has announced that Geoff Tate, former chief executive of the company from 1990 through 2005, will resign from the company's Board of Directors.
Cadence bars competitors from users' group meeting
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8/15/2006   Post a comment
In a break from previous policy, Cadence Design Systems has not extended invitations to competing companies to participate in its users' group conference this year, EE Times has learned.
Lax controls undermining high-tech partnerships, survey finds
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8/15/2006   Post a comment
Global high-tech companies waste billions of dollars annually and may be encouraging piracy by failing to audit partnerships and enforce contracts, a study warned.
Dual-core embedded processing makes PXI Express data-acq scream
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8/15/2006   Post a comment
National Instruments announces what it says are the industry's first data acquisition modules for PXI Express. NI's M Series modules deliver analog and digital I/O, with up to 250-Mbyte/s dedicated per-slot bandwidth. In addition, NI is rolling out four PXI Express controllers using Intel Duo-Core CPUs. These controllers are the industry's highest-bandwidth units, with up to 1-Gbyte/s system and slot bandwidth.
Huawei signs 3G deal with U.S. wireless firm
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8/15/2006   Post a comment
Chinese telecom network company Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has signed a 3G agreement with wireless carrier Leap Wireless International Inc.
ESL startup joins Synopsys partner program
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8/15/2006   Post a comment
Electronic system level-focused EDA startup Bluespec has joined the Synopsys in-Sync program to improve the design flow between Bluespec and Synopsys tools.
Silvaco, CSI settle long-running dispute
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8/15/2006   Post a comment
Privately held EDA vendor Silvaco International has reached a settlement to end all litigation with Circuit Semantics, an EDA startup that went belly up two years ago, Silvaco said.
Agilent posts sales, earnings gains
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8/14/2006   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. posted sales of $1.45 billion and GAAP net earnings from continuing operations of $233 million, or 55 cents per share in the fiscal third quarter ended July 31, compared to sales of $1.24 billion and net earnings of $54 million, or 10 cents per share in the year-ago quarter.
DAC issues call for papers
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8/14/2006   Post a comment
The organizers of the Design Automation Conference issued a call for papers for the 44th DAC.
NFC forum rolls new data specs
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8/14/2006   Post a comment
The NFC Forum has published its first four specifications for manufacturers to develop devices that interoperate with service providers' systems.
At IBM tech camp, design is a girls' game
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8/14/2006   Post a comment
IBM Corp. hosted an innovative summer program for girls of middle-school age at its Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., late last month, part of a program aimed at inspiring young girls, and other potentially marginalized students, to pursue careers in technology.
Keithley to review options practices
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8/12/2006   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments said that its board of directors has formed a committee of independent directors to investigate the company's option grant practices.
IRS wants another $324 million from Cadence
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8/11/2006   Post a comment
An Internal Revenue Service review of Cadence Design Systems' federal tax returns for 2000 through 2002 concluded that the company owes an additional $324 million in taxes for the three-year period, according to a regulatory filing.
Stock options scandal heats up
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8/11/2006   Post a comment
An upsurge of criminal charges and financial reporting delays stemming from the stock options scandal is putting even more heat on the electronics industry.
Apple delays 10-Q filing
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8/11/2006   Post a comment
Apple Computer has delayed filing its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 1, due to an ongoing investigation of its stock options grant practices.
Stock options probe delays Rambus's 10-Q filing
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8/11/2006   Post a comment
Troubled semiconductor technology company Rambus Inc. has filed a From 12b-25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, stating it would delay filing its Form 10-Q for the second quarter ended June, until an audit is completed investigating the company's accounting of stock options.
High-speed multi-channel system provides flexible signal acquisition and easy PC interfacing
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8/11/2006   Post a comment
A compact, high-speed multi-channel data acquisition system that delivers essential oscilloscope capabilities that can easily be combined with a desktop or laptop PC is available from Acqiris.
Former Brocade execs face more charges
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8/11/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. Justice Department has filed additional charges against two former Brocade Communications Systems executives who were charged with securities fraud last month, according to a statement.
Altera to delay another quarterly filing
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8/10/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Altera said it expects to delay another regulatory filing.
Russia boosts tech venture funds
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8/10/2006   Post a comment
Moscow has established the Russian Venture Co. to boost technology investments and diversify the economy away from energy resources.
Broadcom to delay 10-Q filing
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8/10/2006   Post a comment
Communications semiconductor supplier Broadcom Corp. has filed a Form 12b-25 notification with the Securities and Exchange Commission warning of a delay in filing its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2006, due to an ongoing investigation of its stock options grant practices.
Ex-Comverse execs charged in options probe
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8/10/2006   Post a comment
Three former executives of software vendor Comverse Technology were charged with orchestrating a scheme to manipulate the grant of millions of Comverse stock options to themselves and to employees.
High-speed multi-channel data-acq systems interface to PCs
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8/10/2006   Post a comment
Three compact high-speed multi-channel data acquisition systems deliver oscilloscope capabilities when combined with a desktop or laptop PC. Systems accommodate multiple 8-bit, 10-bit, and 12-bit CompactPCI digitizers, and are backed up with powerful client-server software.
Aided by locale, DAC attendance jumps 25 percent
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8/10/2006   Post a comment
The 43rd Design Automation Conference here last month drew 6,875 general conference and exhibit attendees, up 25 percent from 5,505 general attendees in 2005, DAC organizers said.
LG.Philips to build second LCD plant in China
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8/10/2006   Post a comment
Panel maker LG.Philips LCD said it will build its third overseas LCD module factory in Guangzhou, China.
Packaging group endeavors to bridge roadmaps
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8/10/2006   Post a comment
The International Microelectronics and Packaging Society said it has begun a study of two of the most widely used industry roadmaps, the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors and the roadmap of the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative.
Education panel: no time to wait for fixes
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8/9/2006   Post a comment
Problems with U.S. engineering education are so deeply rooted in kindergarten-through-12th grade that educators, politicians and business leaders have "no time to wait" to fix them, concluded a panel discussion at National Instruments' NI Week conference.
McData workers brace for worst after Brocade deal
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8/9/2006   Post a comment
McData workers at its Colorado headquarters are nervous about new owner Brocade's future plans. Many expect to be laid off despite Brocade's statements to the contrary about storage product synergies.
Building-block PCI plug-in simultaneously samples on gobs of channels
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8/9/2006   Post a comment
Here's news of a mid-range PCI bus A/D converter board that can be used to configure high channel-count systems that can sample many inputs simultaneously. Designed to work in multiples, you can sync two or more boards, installed in the same PC or in PCs on a network, to create A/D systems that potentially sample hundreds of channels simultaneously. Read eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn's review.
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