Nokia fights back against Qualcomm in U.S. court News & Analysis 8/9/2006 Post a comment Nokia Corp. has filed a complaint against Qualcomm in a Delaware state court seeking a court order to compel Qualcomm to adhere to international standards for licensing intellectual property essential to GSM and UMTS technology specs.
Japan seeks patent pool for DTV receivers News & Analysis 8/9/2006 Post a comment In an effort to accelerate the spread of digital TV broadcasting in Japan, an industry initiative is preparing a one-stop patent licensing scheme for consumer electronics devices with digital TV tuners.
Ampro releases latest XTX spec News & Analysis 8/8/2006 Post a comment Ampro Computers has made available a new version of its XTX specification, including complete definition of all signals, the mechanical description and the results from the comprehensive PCI Express signal path simulation.
Windows-based tester gets cdma2000 support Product News 8/8/2006 Post a comment An optional signal analyzer scripting package comprises a small and highly integrated single desktop instrument that user equipment developers and network operators can use to ensure cdma2000 1X and Point-to-Point Protocol signaling and application performance.
Verification software to cut WiFi MIMO characterization time Product News 8/8/2006 Post a comment Communications test equipment vendor LitePoint announces a Design Verification Test function for its existing IQfact Test Program family. DVT ensures reliability at all stages of a supply chain, and can be used by chip makers, system and device designers, and OEMs working with IEEE-802.11a/b/g legacy or WiFi MIMO silicon.
Intel supports university education on multi-core News & Analysis 8/7/2006 Post a comment Intel announced plans to support 45 of the world's top universities with expertise, funding, development tools, educational materials, on-site training to incorporate multi-core and multi-threading concepts into computer science curricula.
EEs fatalistic about design offshoring News & Analysis 8/7/2006 Post a comment Chip design jobs hustling out the back door to save money? Such a scenario has long troubled the minds of U.S. engineers, who witnessed firsthand the offshoring of other design and support work to cheaper countries.
Career Profile: Chief Technologist, Techbooks News & Analysis 8/7/2006 Post a comment Serving as a chief technologist involves more than a few tasks, from creating strategic workflow processes to managing executive meetings, all with the goal of leveraging advancements to improve solutions for customers.
Engineering-starved headhunter offers cash News & Analysis 8/4/2006 Post a comment With a $5,000 scholarship, headhunter firm Kelly Engineering Resources is hoping to encourage junior and sophomore students to complete their engineering training in order to offset a growing backlog of engineering job vacancies.
Korean broadband operator KT sees earnings recover News & Analysis 8/4/2006 Post a comment KT Corp., South Korea's largest fixed-line and broadband Internet operator, said its second-quarter net income soared by more than 50 percent over the same quarter of 2005, when it was heavily fined by the government for unfair business practices and competition in the domestic market.
Pantech inks handset deal with Japan's KDDI News & Analysis 8/3/2006 Post a comment Pantech Group, South Korea's No. 2 mobile phone maker, has signed an agreement to supply an elderly-friendly 3G CDMA phone model to Japanese mobile telecommunications service carrier KDDI, in a deal pegged at $110 million.
Three-phase power quality recorder allows advanced compliance testing Product News 8/3/2006 Post a comment The Fluke 1760 three-phase power quality recorder is based on the LEM Topas 2000 power quality analyzer (Fluke Corporation acquired LEM Instruments in June 2005). Providing full compliance to the IEC 61000-4-30 Class-A standard, the instrument is designed for advanced testing and analysis of utility and industrial power distribution systems in medium- and low-voltage networks.
Rambus deceived chip markets, says FTC News & Analysis 8/2/2006 Post a comment The Federal Trade Commission said Rambus Inc. has unlawfully monopolized the markets for computer-memory technologies incorporated into industry standards for dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips.
Report: Brooks says ex-CEO signed false document News & Analysis 8/1/2006 Post a comment In a regulatory filing, Brooks Automation acknowledges that its former CEO signed a false document enabling him to exercise an option to buy 225,000 shares even though the option had already expired, according to reports by Reuters and the Wall Street Journal.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.