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Nokia fights back against Qualcomm in U.S. court
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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
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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.
Humidity / temperature meter allows one-hand operation
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8/9/2006   Post a comment
The Humiport 05 from E+E Elektronik provides mobile precise measurement of relative humidity and temperature in the ranges of 5…95% RH and -20…50°C (-4…122°F). Dew point, absolute humidity and mixing ratio can be displayed.
Ampro releases latest XTX spec
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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.
Nokia wins 3G contract from Chungwha Telecom
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Taiwan-based communications network company Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (CHT) has awarded a turnkey network expansion contract to Nokia to expand its WCDMA 3G and HSDPA network coverage
Windows-based tester gets cdma2000 support
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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
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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.
LitePoint's verification software speeds product characterization
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Transmitter tests include power, EVM, frequency error and spectral mask.
CMP's Electronics Group launches improved search engine
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CMP Technology's Electronics Group has rolled out a new and improved search engine for its online news and technology Web sites.
Confab to explore Russia's emerging electronics sector
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Is Russia's semiconductor industry poised to take off? A conference there will explore the prospects.
Korea's Pantech enters Chilean GSM market
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South Korean handset maker Pantech Group has signed a deal with Claro, the third largest mobile communications service carrier in Chile.
Anritsu signal tester adds CDMA2000 support
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8/7/2006   Post a comment
The MD8470A Signaling Tester lets developers ensure cdma2000 1X and PPP signaling and application performance.
SDR Forum's Smart Radio Challenge kicks off contestant training
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More than 40 student teams from 12 countries have registered for the design contest.
Intel supports university education on multi-core
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Philips Semi CEO goes equity route to save company
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Philips Semiconductor CEO Frans van Houten is hedging that private investors will help turn around the troubled semiconductor supplier.
Korean broadband operator KT sees earnings recover
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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
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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.
PLDA claims first FPGA-based PXI Express development kit
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8/3/2006   Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, PLDApplications said it would launch the PXIe XpressLite CY2 Development Kit for CompactPCI Express on Aug. 8 during National Instruments' 12th annual NIWeek worldwide virtual instrumentation conference and exhibition.
Three-phase power quality recorder allows advanced compliance testing
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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
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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.
Khronos Group takes over OpenGL, expands membership
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8/2/2006   Post a comment
The Khronos Group has gained control of OpenGL and has expanded the group to include Apple, Dell, Google and S3 Graphics, according to announcements at Siggraph here this week.
Report: Brooks says ex-CEO signed false document
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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.
Scope series provides hardware and software for data acquisition, compliance testing
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8/1/2006   Post a comment
Tektronix oscilloscope series provides capabilities for high-speed design and analysis.
13th "ZigBee certified" platform enters market
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The ZigBee Alliance announced the certification of the 13th "ZigBee certified" platform, from RadioPulse in Korea.
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