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KLA-Tencor COO Kispert stepping down
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
John Kispert, president and chief operating officer of chip gear vendor KLA-Tencor, will step down at the end of the year. The company also announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer.
Update: UMC investigation reportedly centers on chairman
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Prosecutors searched the offices of Taiwan foundry United Microelectronics Corp., investigating the alleged personal investment in shares of ProMos Technologies by "a single individual associated with UMC," reportedly company chairman Stan Hung.
ASA releases Version 6.01 for M1 scope tools
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
ASA Corp. has released Version 6.01 of its M1 oscilloscope tools software family with a PLL toolkit, designed to provide new views and measurements critical to understanding the behavior of PLLs in a system.
LeCroy debuts test platform for USB 3.0 development
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
LeCroy Corp. has claimed the industry's first protocol analyzer exerciser system for USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) with the launch of its Voyager validation system.
STATS ChipPac to provide services for Infineon
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Singapore-based test and packaging vendor STATS ChipPac has entered into an agreement with Infineon Technologies AG to provide manufacturing services for products based on Infineon's first-generation embedded wafer-level ball grid array technology.
Prosecutors reportedly search UMC offices
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Taiwan prosecutors have visited the headquarters of foundry United Microelectronics in Hsinchu, Taiwan, as well as the company's office in Taipei as part of probe into the company's investments, according to a Reuters report.
Poland to open labor market further to ease shortage
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
The Polish government plans to open the country's labor market to citizens from more non-EU countries and extend their term of stay while streamlining regulations.
Agilent Technologies introduces RF conformance test system for 3G mobile handsets
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced a new member of its GS-8800 family of RF design verification and conformance test solutions: the GS-8853 3G RF Conformance Test (RCT) system.
Optical spectrum analyzer delivers higher throughput, greater accuracy
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Providing higher throughput and greater measurement accuracy, Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released the AQ6370B as an enhanced replacement for the AQ6370 optical spectrum analyzer.
Judge urges ban on importation of SiRF GPS chips
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge has recommended that the ITC bar the importation into the U.S. of chips from SiRF Technology Holdings that infringe on patents held by a Broadcom subsidiary.
KT spins off crash test company
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Aerospace and automotive engineering company Kayser Threde GmbH (Munich, Germany) has spun off its automotive business. Specialized on sensor and dummy technology for automotive crash tests, the new company hopes to tie up to its present global market share of about 70 percent.
Agilent enhances full drive test functionality for wireless measurements
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
Agilent has announced a new software feature for handheld wireless measurements on its E6474A network optimization platform that turns a standard WiMAX PC card (CPE) into the industry' smallest WiMAX scanning solution for drive test.
Keithley debuts 8x8 RF MIMO test system
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments has claimed the industry's first measurement-grade RF 8x8 MIMO system. The system is used for primary research of next-generation RF MIMO devices and technologies.
Oscilloscopes deliver 10 to 20 times faster throughput
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
LeCroy has introduced the WavePro 7 Zi series of digital oscilloscopes that enhance the design, debug and validation process in the 1.5-GHz to 6-GHz bandwidth range.
Group peers into 3-D future for Blu-Ray
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
The Blu-Ray Disc Association is working on its strategy for supporting stereoscopic 3-D under growing pressure from Hollywood studios who want to create a home video market for their rising number of stereo 3-D titles.
Intel designing wireless wallet for e-cash
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8/20/2008   1 comment
Digital money, from smart cards to wireless wallets, will be featured during this week's Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco.
Intel seeks unified approach to 60 GHz wireless
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8/20/2008   Post a comment
Researchers from Intel Corp. are working on a new approach to gigabit-class wireless networks that would unify existing efforts at 60 GHz.
Barrett chides U.S. for R&D shortfall
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8/19/2008   3 comments
The U.S. government needs boost spending on research and development and education, according to Intel Chairman Craig Barrett, announcing a set of challenge awards for ideas using technology to advance education, health care, the environment and economic development around the world.
Modules provide precise time, frequency reference to host computers
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8/19/2008   Post a comment
Symmetricom Inc. announced its latest PCI time and frequency processor modules, the bc635PCI-V2 and GPS referenced bc637PCI-V2, providing precise time and frequency references to host computers and peripheral data acquisition systems.
Ukraine’s FDI soars after WTO entry
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8/19/2008   Post a comment
Ukraine pulled in $6.9B in foreign direct investment in the first half of the year, up 170% from the same period in 2007.
Agilent Technologies announces integrated simulation solution
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced an integrated design flow solution that includes full 3D EM (electromagnetic) simulation for RF Module Design.
Fanfare expands test automation suite
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
Fanfare has enhanced its iTest test automation product, iTest 3.2, with several new features including support for Ixia's IxNetwork and IxLoad test equipment software.
Big turnout planned for 3DTV meeting
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
More than 160 people representing more than 80 companies are signed up to kick off one of the first big industry efforts for bringing stereoscopic 3D to television, seen by many as the next big thing in consumer electronics.
Serial ATA doubles data rate to 6 Gbits/s
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
The serial ATA interface is doubling its maximum data rate to support transfers up to 6 Gbits/second, and the group marshalling the spec has also started a logo program to help ensure interoperability among the expanding group of hard, optical and solid-state drives using the link.
Hella, Gutman launch diagnostics JV
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
Automotive tier one Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (Lippstadt) and Gutmann Messtechnik GmbH (Ihringen) have launched a joint venture which aims at the market for vehicle diagnostic systems.
Accurate temperature measurement with Ethernet/LXI interface
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
The two temperature measurement instruments DT8871 and DT8872 of Data Translation's TEMPpoint range are web-based and Ethernet-ready.
Berkeley upgrades 8 channel pulse/digital delay generator
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8/17/2008   Post a comment
Berkeley Nucleonics has upgraded the timing circuitry in its Model 505 pulse/digital delay generator.
Anritsu debuts HSPA Evolution test capability for signaling tester, analyzers
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8/15/2008   Post a comment
Anritsu claims the first test solutions for the next-generation 3.5G technology with the introduction of HSPA Evolution software packages for its signaling tester and radio communications analyzers.
Intel releases controller spec for USB 3.0
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8/14/2008   1 comment
Intel Corp. has released a draft version 0.9 of its Extensible Host Controller Interface for USB 3.0 also called SuperSpeed USB that aims to deliver data rates up to 300 Mbytes/second at the application level.
New 3-D graphics acceleration spec unveiled
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8/14/2008   Post a comment
The Khronos Group has released OpenGL 3.0, a new version of the cross-platform standard for 3-D graphics acceleration.
Defective airbag sensor triggers BMW recall action
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8/14/2008   Post a comment
BMW North America will recall between 150.000 and 200.000 vehicles because of problems with a front passenger's seat airbag sensor mat. The voluntary measure shows how an unimpressive part can cause enormous costs.
Sematech demos progress on EUV at 22 nm
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
Sematech has demonstrated a way of using extreme ultraviolet lithography to define silicon devices with a half-pitch resolution as small as 22 nm and is close to being able to define features smaller than 20 nm, work the chip research consortium says shows the promise of EUV to serve a future 22 nm semiconductor node.
NetXen takes flexible approach to 10G Ethernet
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
NetXen Inc. will support three physical interfaces in the third-generation 10Gbit Ethernet controller it is rolling out, underlying the fragmented nature of cable support that has slowed the roll out of 10G technology.
Arbitrary waveform generators are 20 percent faster
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8/11/2008   Post a comment
Tektronix has launched the AWG7000B and AWG5000B series of arbitrary waveform generators (AWGs), touting a 20 percent boost in speed for high-speed serial data and wideband RF test applications.
Report: India's outsourced R&D business growing at 23%
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8/11/2008   Post a comment
India is the top choice for companies looking to outsource R&D with an offshoring business there expected to grow 23 percent to $21 billion by 2012 and a talent pool in its largest hub—Bangalore--second only to Silicon Valley, according to a study by a management consulting firm.
Network analyzers extend frequency range up to 20 GHz
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8/8/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has announced the addition of the 2/4 port, 20-GHz option to its ENA network analyzers, and a new E5092A configurable multiport test set.
Video: National Instruments, Lego expand collaboration
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8/8/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments said it is expanding its collaboration with Lego Education through a new classroom robotics platform announced during a company event.
Cellular nets need antenna, backhaul upgrades
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8/8/2008   Post a comment
Cellular networks need better antennas and backhaul upgrades if they are going to optimize the performance of next-generation technologies, said an engineering manager who has helped build many such nets.
India allots 3G, WiMax spectrum
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8/7/2008   Post a comment
India's Ministry for Communications and Information Technology has approved the release of 3G and WiMax spectrum to two state-owned telecommunications service providers.
L.A. lab forms 3DTV group
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8/7/2008   1 comment
A major university lab has quietly kicked off an industry working group to study the future for stereoscopic 3D on next-generation televisions, at least the fourth group to convene this year to study the opportunities and challenges around 3DTV.
Anritsu enhances economy microwave spectrum analyzers
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8/7/2008   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has introduced new options for its MS271xB series that take advantage of the economy microwave spectrum analyzers' phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset (typical, 800 MHz) and make it easier to integrate the instruments into legacy manufacturing environments.
Manufacturing pull still strong in CEE
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8/7/2008   Post a comment
Western firms still see Central and Eastern Europe as a choice site for factories despite rising domestic currencies and a slowdown in key export markets, according to a report from Reuters.
Lightwave component analyzer tests CATV electro-optical components
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8/7/2008   Post a comment
Agilent introduces the N4374B LCA touted as the only turnkey solution for lightwave component analysis of cable TV electro-optical components.
NI single-board RIO platform targets embedded system deployment
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8/6/2008   Post a comment
At NI Week, National Instruments has unveiled new single-board RIO devices that provide a low-cost, integrated hardware option for deploying embedded control and data acquisition applications.
Light-guided system eases connector assembly
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8/6/2008   Post a comment
CAMI Research has introduced a computer-assisted technique for assembling circular connectors used in aerospace and other high-reliability applications.
Video: LabView grows up - A Discussion with James Truchard
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8/6/2008   Post a comment
James Truchard, CEO and co-founder of National Instruments, offers an historical look at LabView and a prediction of applications and markets where the software technology will go.
Poland can accommodate more tech companies, says IBM
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8/6/2008   Post a comment
Poland has room for more technology companies despite the migration of skilled labor and influx of large foreign companies hiring generously from the available talent pool.
UK team develops lab-on-chip for environmental testing
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8/6/2008   Post a comment
British microfluidics developer Dolomite Ltd and the UK's National Center for Atmospheric Science have developed a generation of microfluidics-based environmental testing equipment for use in air quality monitoring.
Video: Robotics demos at National Instruments Week
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8/6/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments Week included a robotics demonstration area with Slashbot; Mindstorm NXT-sans, and the Darwin robot.
Multiplexer designed for differential signals
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8/5/2008   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces has expanded its switching product line with a PXI module that is capable of switching communications signals carried on 100 ohm differential pair cables.
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