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Restructuring Sun to cut as many as 5,000 jobs
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5/31/2006   Post a comment
Troubled Sun Microsystems Inc. said it would cut 4,000 to 5,000 jobs and exit several facilities in Silicon Valley in the hope of restoring profitability.
Restructuring Sun to cut as many as 5,000 jobs
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5/31/2006   Post a comment
Troubled Sun Microsystems Inc. said it would cut 4,000 to 5,000 jobs and exit several facilities in Silicon Valley in the hope of restoring profitability.
Cosmic rays damage automotive electronics
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5/31/2006   Post a comment
While the concept of bombardment of neutrons from space sounds like something straight out of Star Trek, neutron-induced errors are a dangerous reality for many types of automotive electronic equipment.
Laser cuts automotive template cost
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Laser scanning eliminates physical templates, chopping cost and development time. Benefits also include greater accuracy and quicker engineering changes.
Microsoft invests $60 million in South Korea
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft said it will invest another $30 million in South Korea to help boost software development here aimed at supporting an IT export drive.
Safety drives automotive body electronics computers
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
With the growth in automotive electronics systems, it is not so much a question of which automotive systems are safety related, but are there any systems which are not?
Microsoft beats JPEG with new photo format for Vista
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. unveiled a new photo format it claims will provide better quality at half the size of a JPEG image.
RTOS streamlines memory usage for embedded systems
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
Pumpkin, Inc. announces availability of Salvo real time operating system (RTOS) for Luminary Micro's Stellaris Microcontrollers
Pay-as-you-go PC scheme heralds another step in PC security
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. is unveiling FlexGo, a scheme to let service providers subsidize the price of Web-connected PCs.
Microsoft acquires Whale Communications; Cisco invests in Guardium
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5/19/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft plans to acquire Israeli security software company Whale Communications while Cisco Systems made a strategic investment in Guardium.
Remote device monitoring, diagnostic, repair tools unveiled
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5/17/2006   Post a comment
At its World Wide User Conference, Wind River this week rolled out a new remote device management suite that combines remote diagnostic tools and a scalable device management platform.
Sun will open source Java, embrace Linux on Sparc
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5/16/2006   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems Inc. will make its Java software available on an open-source basis and embrace Linux broadly on its Sparc-based computers, the company said.
Microsoft previews Windows CE 6 operating system
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5/10/2006   Post a comment
At its annual Mobile and Embedded DevCon in Las Vegas, Nev. this week, Microsoft Corp. announced that a beta release of the latest version of its soft real time Windows CE 6.0 RTOS is now available for developer evaluation.
Trusted net spec gains broad support
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5/5/2006   Post a comment
Trusted Computing's open-access network spec has gained support not only from semiconductor but also network equipment and software companies.
Microsoft expands Israeli R&D; Intel expansion hits snag
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5/4/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft is expanding its Israeli R&D operations while Intel's expansion plans have hit a snag.
New hurdles for autonomous vehicles
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5/4/2006   Post a comment
If racing improves the breed, then announcement of DARPA's urban-environment Grand Challenge is good news for robotics and autonomous vehicle technology--and aging Baby Boomers.
Laser scanning speeds aftermarket auto electronics
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5/3/2006   Post a comment
Switching from a coordinate measuring machine to a laser scanner helps an automotive aftermarket parts manufacturer get instrument panels and automotive infotainment video products to market four weeks faster.
DARPA's latest challenge gets down and raises the bar
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5/2/2006   Post a comment
For the next competition, robot vehicles will have to obey traffic regulations, merge into traffic, and traverse roadways in an urban environment.


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