WiMax emulator debuts Product News 9/30/2008 Post a comment Elektrobit Corp. rolled out what it claims is the industry's first radio channel emulator aimed at manufacturers of basestations and subscriber devices using WiMax, LTE and other 4G wireless network standards.
Firms launch mobile broadband awareness campaign News & Analysis 9/29/2008 Post a comment An initiative led by the GSM Association has united 16 IT and wireless service providers--including Microsoft , Dell, Toshiba, Qualcomm and T-Mobile--to drive the adoption of notebook computers with mobile broadband capability.
Nokia, Huawei sign cross licensing accord News & Analysis 9/29/2008 Post a comment Finnish communications group Nokia and its wireless infrastructure joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) have sealed a cross-licensing agreement with China's Huawei covering essential patents for wireless standards.
Instrument provides fast, easy I-V characterization Product News 9/26/2008 Post a comment The Keithley Series 2600A System SourceMeter instrument family combines a precision power supply, true current source, DMM, arbitrary waveform generator, V or I pulse generator with measurement, electronic load, and trigger control in a single instrument.
Meltdown unlikely, says Stanford economist News & Analysis 9/26/2008 Post a comment A general economic slowdown is the most likely result of the current woes on Wall Street, according to a leading economist who would not rule out a small risk of a more general financial meltdown.
Analysts stay cool as Wall Street woes unfold News & Analysis 9/26/2008 Post a comment Analysts remain hopeful the crisis on Wall Street might not have a strong negative impact on the electronics industry, and some are taking a wait-and-see approach on a day when another bank collapsed and a legislative rescue package is still being hammered out.
Control/monitoring solutions reduce energy costs in older plants Product News 9/25/2008 Post a comment Cypress Envirosystems has introduced a family of control and monitoring solutions designed to help older buildings and manufacturing sites cut energy costs and boost productivity. These products upgrade pneumatic thermostats, manual steam trap monitoring and dial gauges in minutes, providing payback in less than one year.
Opinion: Three ways Wall Street hurts tech News & Analysis 9/25/2008 1 comment The debacle on Wall Street will cool a hot beta market once hungry for the latest high end computer and communications gear, tighten a source of financing that has helped companies soldier through tough times and create a difficult economic climate that will color all markets and initiatives.
Panasonic will demo high def 3DTV in Japan Product News 9/24/2008 Post a comment Consumer giant Matsushita Electric Co. Ltd. has developed a prototype stereoscopic 3-D television and Blu-Ray Disc player that supports high definition and aims to work with the Blu-Ray Disc Association to set a standard around the 3-D format it hopes to use for the system.
Broadband over Powerline group pushes on deployment News & Analysis 9/22/2008 Post a comment The 26-partner OPERA 2 powerline communications consortium is entering its next, crucial phase as the EU-backed group tries to convince operators to deploy the technology it has developed in a meaningful way in different grid topologies.
ITC to look into patent claims over Nintendo's Wii News & Analysis 9/19/2008 Post a comment The Washington based International Trade Commission will rule over a patent violation claim against games console maker Nintendo brought by a Rockland, Maryland based research company, Hillcrest Labs, which says the hugely successful Wii console violates its IP.
SEMI book-to-bill stuck at 0.83 News & Analysis 9/19/2008 Post a comment For the second straight month, North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.83 in August, the fab tool trade association SEMI said.
NextWave looks to dispose of infrastucture division News & Analysis 9/18/2008 Post a comment One of the fastest growing wireless chip and system companies, NextWave Wireless Inc.(San Diego, California), has received a commitment from Avenue Capital Management II, L.P. and Sola for $100 million of much needed new financing. A major restructuring will follow
Patent startup gains high profile backing News & Analysis 9/17/2008 Post a comment RPX Corp., a startup in the business of acquiring high tech patents, has gained an undisclosed amount of backing from two large venture capitalists, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Charles River Ventures in a sign the market for buying and licensing patents continues to expand amid rising litigation.
Class action suit targets MEMC News & Analysis 9/16/2008 Post a comment A New York-based law firm has named MEMC Electronic Materials the target of a class action suit, alleging that the company and its CEO failed to disclose production problems that adversely impacted its financial results for the quarter ended June 30.
GridWise Alliance adds 15 new members Product News 9/16/2008 Post a comment The GridWise Alliance has announced that fifteen leading companies and academic institutions have joined the national coalition. This alliance aims to transform the nation's electric power system into a smart grid system to manage energy consumption more efficiently.
Lattice Semi to cut 14% of workforce News & Analysis 9/16/2008 Post a comment Programmable logic vendor Lattice Semiconductor said it would eliminate about 125 jobs as part of a restructuring plan to better align operating expenses with near-term revenue expectations.
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.