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EVE ouvre une filiale au Japon
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9/30/2004   Post a comment
Emulation and Verification Engineering (EVE) poursuit son expansion à l’international. Après la signature successive de deux accords de distribution exclusive de ses solutions en Inde et en Israël, le spécialiste franco-américain des plates-formes de vérification fonctionnelle de circuits intégrés annonce la création d’une filiale à Yokohama, a
Ne laissons pas la définition des normes aux techies, avertit un cadre de l’ETSI
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9/30/2004   Post a comment
Ce serait une « terrible erreur » pour l’industrie que de laisser les décisions concernant les normes d’équipements et de services de communications aux seuls experts techniques, affirme Jorgen Friis, Président adjoint de l’institut européen de définition des normes.
U.S, India reach accord on dual-use technologies
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9/29/2004   Post a comment
A U.S.-Indian accord loosens export restrictions on dual-use technologies.
Nikon settles patent disputes with ASML, Carl Zeiss
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9/29/2004   Post a comment
Nikon, ASML Holding N.V. and Carl Zeiss SMT AG have agreed to comprehensive settlement of legal issues and will cross-license patents on lithography equipment.
Sagem rejoint l’association internationale SIMalliance
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9/29/2004   Post a comment
L’équipementier français de télécommunications, Sagem, vient de rejoindre SIMalliance, une association internationale regroupant les principaux fabricants de cartes SIM.
30-40 renforce son positionnement en France par l’ouverture de nouveaux centres
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9/28/2004   Post a comment
Le spécialiste français de la maintenance industrielle et de haute technologie, 40-30, annonce l’ouverture de deux nouveaux centres d’intervention, à Toulouse et à Meyreuil (Aix-en-Provence). Cette initiative s’inscrit dans la stratégie du groupe de positionnement national.
Agere licencie 282 employés en plein ralentissement du secteur des semi-conducteurs
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9/27/2004   Post a comment
Agere Systems Inc. aurait supprimé 282 emplois à son siège d’Allentown, en Pennsylvanie, selon un communiqué de Bloomberg publié vendredi (24 septembre).
Cypress annonce l’élargissement de son centre de conception en Inde
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9/24/2004   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. annonce un investissement de 2 millions de dollars pour l’élargissement de son centre de conception de semi-conducteurs construit il y a un an à Hyderabad, en Inde.
Cisco va ouvrir un centre R&D en Chine
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9/23/2004   Post a comment
Cisco Systems, Inc. a annoncé jeudi (23 septembre) son intention d’ouvrir un centre de recherche et développement à Shanghai, en Chine.
AMD installe son siège social pour la Grande Chine à Beijing
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9/23/2004   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. a annoncé mercredi (22 septembre) son intention d’installer son siège social pour la Grande Chine à Beijing.
With eye on stock options, industry promotes competitiveness
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9/23/2004   Post a comment
High-tech companies lobbying lawmakers stressed their pursuit of a global competitiveness agenda, but also sought to head off new rules on expensing stock options.
Heard on the Beat: Intel seeks 'open' flash testers
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9/23/2004   Post a comment
Reports have surfaced that Intel is looking to procure a new round of next-generation, flash-memory testers, based on an "open architecture." The chip giant is currently evaluating next-generation, flash-memory testers from Advantest, Agilent and Credence, according to sources.
Multiprobe adds fault localization to IC probing gear
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9/22/2004   Post a comment
Nanoprobing equipment vendor Multiprobe Inc. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) has added PicoCurrent imaging to it Multiscan Atomic Force Probe.
O2Micro entame des poursuites contre Samsung pour violation de brevets
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9/22/2004   Post a comment
O2Micro International Ltd. (Santa Clara, Californie) intente, au Texas, une action judiciaire pour violation de brevet à l’encontre de Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Corée) concernant des écrans, des téléviseurs et d’autres produits à cristaux liquides fabriqués et vendus par Samsung.
FTC presents appeal of Rambus decision
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9/22/2004   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. and Federal Trade Commission attorneys appeared before the five-member panel to present opening arguments in an appeal of a ruling dismissing the agency's antitrust case against the memory IP vendor.
Aehr Test Systems narrows first-quarter loss
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9/21/2004   Post a comment
Aehr Test Systems Inc. posted increased sales but a net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2005.
Dual A/D converter consumes little power at high speeds
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9/21/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor offers a dual high-performance CMOS analog-to-digital converter that the company says uses significantly less power than competitive products while providing the GHz speeds necessary for reliable measurements of high-frequency signals. Editor Bettyann Liotta takes you in for a closer look at this product and how it compares to other similar products in the industry.
Agilent, VXI Technology roll out LXI standard
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9/21/2004   Post a comment
Combining the attributes of rack-and-stack instruments and modular test capabilities rolled into compact and flexible packages, Agilent Technologiesand VXI Technologyare debuting a new LAN extensions for instrumentation standard called LXI. It's billed as the industry's next-generation LAN-based modular platform standard for automated test systems.
Hynix accusé d’une fraude comptable de 1,7 milliard de dollars
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9/21/2004   Post a comment
Hynix Semiconductor Inc., anciennement Hyundai Electronics, est accusé d’avoir réalisé des déclarations comptables inexactes de près de 2 billions de won (environ 1,74 milliard de dollars) en 1999, selon le Korean Times et d’autres communiqués publiés sur Internet, qui citent le Service d’inspection financière coréen (FSS) comme source.
Synopsys poursuit Magma pour violation de brevet
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9/21/2004   Post a comment
Synopsys a déposé, le 17 septembre, un dossier de poursuites pour violation de brevet à l’encontre de Magma Design Automation, posant ainsi la première pierre de ce qui pourrait être une bataille de longue haleine entre deux des principaux fournisseurs de CAO. Ces poursuites, dont l’objectif est d’obtenir des dommages-intérêts et des mesures de redressement par voie d’injonction, constituent une réponse à la lettre de déclaration de brevet envoyée précédemment par Magma.
Broadband signal analyzers, generators get RAID storage, faster I/O
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9/20/2004   Post a comment
Extending its existing product line's capability to test complex broadband signals such as frequency-hopped radios and agile radars, Aeroflex releases RAID storage capability and faster I/O for its modular broadband signal analyzer and broadband signal generator systems.
Jitter analysis software enhances Tektronix scopes
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9/20/2004   Post a comment
Venerable oscilloscope maker Tektronix announces the availability of a software package for making jitter and timing measurements on the company's high performance oscilloscopes. Priced at about $4500, Tek's new software's measurement wizard uses the company's domain knowledge to provide step-by-step guidance for users. You can use this new package to measure jitter, even on complex clock and data signals.
Agere uncovers tin-nickel-copper for lead-free packages
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9/20/2004   Post a comment
Agere Systems (Allentown, Pa.) said Monday (September 20) it has discovered a lead-free packaging method that uses tin-copper with a nickel undercoating, meeting lead-free legislation while avoiding the tin whiskering issues common with existing lead-free finishes.
Cadence ouvre un laboratoire de conception à l’université de Prague
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9/20/2004   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems réalise un nouvel investissement dans la formation en ingénierie de conception de circuits intégrés en République Tchèque.
Soundcard AF/function generator software is a freebie
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9/20/2004   Post a comment
Saelig Co. is offering a neat software freebie. Its Windows program implements a flexible function generator using the sound card output of any PC, and even some Mac machines.
New Use Models Boost Equipment Utilization
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9/20/2004   Post a comment
Logic analyzers play a critical role in validation of today's sophisticated high-speed digital designs. With the ability to measure real-time activity of system components, logic analyzers provide key insight for effective functional validation. In this article, Agilent Technologies' Joel Woodward explores new advances in logic analysis use models that allow teams to better utilize their logic analysis investment.
Opinion: Why Ethernet reigns supreme for test-and-measurement instrumentation
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9/17/2004   Post a comment
The economy, speed, and virtually unlimited distance potential of Ethernet-based communications is fueling the growth of Ethernet-ready instrumentation. Increasingly, users are noting the performance and cost disparity between Ethernet and the RS-232, RS-422, and IEEE-488/GPIB. Author Eric E. Bloam, of Keithley Instruments, points out why Ethernet-ready instrumentation is alive and well. His observations include an in-depth eeProductCenter bonus technical tutorial.
Cadence opens Prague university design lab
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9/17/2004   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems has made another investment in IC design engineering education, this time in the Czech Republic.
Outsourcing to India shifts to R&D
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9/17/2004   Post a comment
India is attracting outsourced research and development projects, according to a new study.
Rohde & Schwarz stellt sich auf Digital-TV ein
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9/17/2004   Post a comment
Die digitale Welle rollt auf die Fernsehbranche zu. Vor allem in Gestalt des Standards DVB-H wird die Digitalisierung die Sendeanstalten in den nächsten Monaten und Jahren intensiv beschäftigen. Der Messgerätehersteller Rohde & Schwarz begleitet die Einführung mit einem umfangreichen Portfolio von entsprechenden Produkten.
Radware, F5 settle cookie-persistence patent lawsuit
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9/16/2004   Post a comment
Radware Ltd. and F5 Networks Inc. have settled half of a dual-pronged patent infringement suit between the two load-balancing companies.
Silicon Valley Bank opens Indian subsidiary
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9/16/2004   Post a comment
Silicon Valley Bank has opened a subsidiary company here, SVB India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
New rules needed to prevent 'gaming' of industry specs
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9/16/2004   Post a comment
New rules that would prevent technology companies from "gaming" the standards process are needed in the aftermath of antitrust lawsuits against Rambus Inc.
Bement tapped to head NSF
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9/15/2004   Post a comment
Arden Bement has been tapped by the White House to be the next director of the National Science Foundation.
Infineon agrees to pay $160-million fine in U.S. DRAM price-fixing probe
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9/15/2004   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG has agreed to pay a $160 million fine as part of a federal DRAM price-fixing probe, the Justice Department said.
Infineon agrees to pay $160-million fine in U.S. DRAM price-fixing probe
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9/15/2004   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG has agreed to pay a $160 million fine as part of a federal DRAM price-fixing probe, the Justice Department said.
RFID tags ubiquitous by 2010, MIT prof predicts
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9/15/2004   Post a comment
Kevin Ashton, vice president of ThingMagic Inc. and cofounder of the MIT Auto-ID Center, told a keynote audience at the Embedded Security Seminar conference in Boston that global RF sensor networks will be ubiquitous to the point of invisibility within a few years.
Multi-channel 105-MHz data converter PMC module is DC-coupled
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9/15/2004   Post a comment
Board maker Interactive Circuits and Systems is debuting a DC-coupled version of a previously released 4-channel PMC module. The latest board can handle high-speed baseband sampling requirements as needed for communications, radar, and test-and-measurement applications. The DC-coupled inputs are especially useful for baseband sampling in software defined radios.
Medical imaging, instrumentation, data-acq users convert to family with portable performance and power characteristics
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9/15/2004   Post a comment
Maximum Integrated introduces a family of six low-power, pin compatible A/D converters optimized for baseband and direct-IF sampling applications. Contributing Editor Gil Bassek tells you what sets these apart from the competition.
Expand programming skills or lose your job, consultant warns
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9/14/2004   Post a comment
Engineers and programmers had better be prepared to learn new languages and programming skills in order to make themselves indispensable.
Gartner prophezeit Konsolidierung im Chipmarkt
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9/14/2004   Post a comment
In zehn Jahren wird fast die Hälfte der jetzt existierenden Halbleiterhersteller verschwunden sein – durch Pleite oder Fusion. Zu diesem erschreckenden Ergebnis kommt eine Studie des Beratungsunternehmens Gartner Group zum Auftakt des heute beginnenden Gartner Dataquest Semiconductor Industry Summit in San Francisco.
Alternative stock option plan reportedly in the works
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9/14/2004   Post a comment
A group of high-tech companies is reportedly readying an alternative plan for expensing stock options.
Multifunction DAQ Devices - with a broad set of expanded features
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9/14/2004   Post a comment
National Instruments announced the next generation of multifunction data acquisition (DAQ) products based on the newly designed NI-STC 2 system controller chip and NI-PGIA 2 amplifier technology.
Measurement Software - connects design and test
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9/14/2004   Post a comment
National Instruments announced NI SignalExpress, an interactive software environment for acquiring, comparing, automating, testing and storing measurement signals. With SignalExpress, engineers can use virtual instrumentation on the benchtop to save valuable time by automating measurements for design, debugging, characterization and validation labs.
ADI samples digital cinema codec
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9/13/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. said it is sampling a high-speed JPEG2000 compression chip suitable for the Digital Cinema Initiative specification.
Applied Materials joins lobbying group
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9/13/2004   Post a comment
Semiconductor equipment maker Applied Materials Inc. formally joined a high-tech lobbying effort, becoming the first equipment manufacturer to join the group.
Agilent receives patent on USB test spec
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9/13/2004   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.) said it has obtained a patent that describes a method to use the Universal Serial Bus (USB) to communicate with a message processing device, including some aspects of GPIB emulation.
Un groupe de fabricants de téléphones portables annonce une alliance visant la télévision mobile
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9/13/2004   Post a comment
Un groupe réunissant les plus grands fabricants de téléphones portables annonce que ses membres devraient s’allier afin de fournir à grande échelle des programmes télédiffusés sur des appareils portables.
Tektronix: Unabhängigkeitserklärung für Oszilloskope
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9/13/2004   Post a comment
Mit einer Familie kleiner, batteriebetriebener Speicheroszilloskope schlägt Tektronix die Brücke zwischen Labor- und Feldeinsatz. Der Anwendungsbereich der Geräte reicht von der Leistungselektrik bis zur Digitalelektronik, der Funktionsumfang wird weit gehend durch interne Software bestimmt.
Tek's new 4-channel portable scopes take to lab or field
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9/13/2004   Post a comment
Oscilloscope maker Tektronix announces a new line of portable industrial-oriented 4-channel digital scopes, along with some powerful software and dedicated probes. These instruments are designed with industrial power designers and technicians in mind. Click on this story to read Tek's release notes and eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn's observations.
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