Maxim asks Nasdaq to remain listed News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has requested a hearing before the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel, asking to remain listed on the Nasdaq exchange despite a delay in filing its Form 10-K
China's IPTV future still unclear News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment The recent cancellation of an IPTV trial in Beijing by one of the country's major telecom operators is the latest indication that unclear government policy still plagues IPTV in China.
OCP-IP adds six members News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment The Open Core Protocol International Partnership, an intellectual property plug and play organization, announced six new members: Bluespec, Digital Dynamics, Digital Media Professionals, Georgia Institute of Technology, Sci-worx and TrustIC.
India to auction 3G spectrum News & Analysis 9/27/2006 Post a comment The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended that spectrum for 3G services be auctioned, ending speculation it may be given away free. The base price for regional licenses is $17 million maximum and lower for regions expecting less business.
LVDT signal conditioner supports vehicular testing Product News 9/27/2006 Post a comment Touting universal applicability and extended functionality, Macro Sensors single-channel, low-voltage signal conditioner, the LVC-2500 DC-LVDT, supports all standard LVDT, RVDT and VRT half-bridge sensors for 24-volt PLC systems and 12-volt vehicular testing applications.
Tech job growth strong: study News & Analysis 9/26/2006 Post a comment The U.S. tech industry added 140,000 jobs between January and June 2006, a 2.5 percent increase, for a total of 5.81 million, according to study by the industry group American Electronics Association.
Texas donates $30 million for nanoelectronics research News & Analysis 9/26/2006 Post a comment A nanoelectronics research program aimed at post-CMOS logic will receive about $30 million in funding from the state of Texas and various private companies over the next three years. Texas Instruments Inc. is contributing $5 million to the effort.
Software upgrade boosts Yokogawa scopes Product News 9/26/2006 Post a comment Oscilloscope maker Yokogawa releases its latest spin of Xviewer scope software. Version 1.30 enhancements include functions that take main and zoom waveforms, waveform measurement results, cursors, math channels, FFT, X-Y displays, etc., and turn them into customized reports.
Integrated tester supports HDMI 1.3 standard Product News 9/26/2006 Post a comment Learn more about this integrated sink, source, and cable test approach for the new HDMI 1.3 High-Definition Multimedia Interface standard. You can use it for manual or automated HDMI physical-layer compliance tests, as well as for margin-test and characterization during R&D and manufacturing.
Protocol exerciser, analyzer puts PCIe 2.0 through its paces Product News 9/26/2006 Post a comment Check out Agilent Technologies's integrated PCI Express 2.0 protocol analyzer and exerciser systems. Agilent's E2960B Series addresses the need for non-intrusive measurement of ultra-fast 5-Gbit/s PCIe signals, and Link Training and Status State Machine testing. It also handles cross-system logic analysis.
House panel subpoenas HP execs News & Analysis 9/25/2006 Post a comment A congressional committee has issued subpoenas compelling the testimony of two Hewlett-Packard executives and the head of an HP subcontractor implicated in a pretexting scandal.
HP execs to testify in leak case: report News & Analysis 9/25/2006 Post a comment Subpeonas were delivered to two Hewlett-Packard Co. executives to testify at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Thursday on the boardroom leak probe, according to a Reuters report quoting unnamed sources.
Mosaid details Loeb agreement News & Analysis 9/25/2006 Post a comment Intellectual property and memory test technology provider Mosaid Technologies confirmed that it has expanded its board of directors to 10 as part of an agreement to avoid a proxy fight with activist hedge fund Loeb Partners.
Pioneer sues Samsung SDI for patent infringement News & Analysis 9/25/2006 Post a comment Pioneer Corp. has filed a patent against Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. (SDI) and several other Samsung companies in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claiming Samsung infringed several Pioneer patents related to plasma display panel (PDP) technology.
5.8-GHz arbitrary waveform generators set the pace Product News 9/25/2006 Post a comment Tektronix is debuting a line of arbitrary waveform generators that are arguably the industry's fastest. Designed to test high-speed serial data buses and wideband digital RF devices, Tek's AWGs tout up to 5.8-GHz of analog bandwidth, 10-bit resolution output DACs, and sample rates up to 20-Gsamples/s. They can produce high-speed real-life waveforms with imperfections including noise, jitter, pre/de-emphasis and multi-level signaling up to 10-Gbits/s.
Micrel, MPS settle patent suit for $3 million News & Analysis 9/21/2006 Post a comment Analog semiconductor supplier Micrel Inc. and power management product company Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) Inc. have settled a patent infringement suit Micrel filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Report: Huawei reconsiders India plans News & Analysis 9/21/2006 Post a comment China's Huawei Technologies will abandon its application to India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to implement local manufacturing of CDMA-based terminals, according to an India press report.
FTC: Bar Rambus from enforcing patents News & Analysis 9/21/2006 Post a comment Lawyers for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have filed a brief arguing that memory chip technology licensor Rambus be barred from enforcing its pre-1996 patents on Jedec-compliant memory products.
Russia to fund military electronics News & Analysis 9/21/2006 Post a comment As Russia embarks on a plan to invest about $1 billion over the next five years to establish a domestic electronics base, Russia's military is expected to be a primary customer.
Dell warned of Nasdaq delisting News & Analysis 9/21/2006 Post a comment Dell said it would request a hearing before a Nasdaq listing qualifications panel, in response to the exchange's warning the PC maker has violated filing requirements for continued listing.
Former Sipex CEO settles with SEC News & Analysis 9/20/2006 Post a comment Former Sipex CEO Walid Maghribi has agreed to pay a $45,000 fine to settle charges brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to his role in what the SEC called improper reporting of revenue from certain purported sales transactions, according to the SEC.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.