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EU ministers back spectrum farming for 3G, caution on DVB-H for mobile TV
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
European Union telecommunications ministers have endorsed the EC's proposals to open radio frequencies, initially allocated to GSM mobile phone services, to other technologies including 3G. However, they only partially backed proposals to mandate DVB-H as the technology of choice in Europe for mobile TV.
WTO rules against Japanese DRAM tariffs
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that Japan has violated international trade rules by imposing punitive import duties on DRAMs from South Korea.
SemIndia reportedly in talks to raise funds
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
SemIndia Inc., the semiconductor manufacturing startup based in Hyderabad, plans to raise about $100 million within the next 180 days to help launch operations.
Cadence opens design office in Zelenograd
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems has opened its second office in Russia, in the heart of the former Soviet Union's "Silicon Valley".
Swedish design: upwardly mobile
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Sweden's wireless entrepreneurs are moving Internet and other features to the mobile phone.
EU gives cautious go-ahead to research institute
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
European Union ministers have agreed in principle to establish a research organization to spur innovation and growth, but funding remained unresolved even as several countries jostled to host the so called "European Institute of Innovation and Technology."
Go ahead given for European "super-satellite"
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Satellite operator Inmarsat and the European Space Agency have given the go-ahead for a Euros 260 million project to build another satellite for broadband access. Engineers at Astrium (Stevenage, England) will design and build the Alphasat payload that will be able to handle more than 750 channels in the L band.
Compromise emerging on Galileo sat-nav funding
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Europe's fledgling satellite navigation project Galileo cleared a major hurdle in its long-running attempts to sort out future funding as EU member states agreed on a compromise deal on the financing of the project.
Broadcom wins a further round against Qualcomm
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11/23/2007   Post a comment
A federal judge has upheld a decision in favor of Braodcom Corp against archrival Qualcomm Inc. that the latter infringed on three Broadcom patents related to video compression, and technology that enables a handset to simultaneously access data and voice networks.
Ofcom spectrum auctions could spur NetCo's
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11/23/2007   Post a comment
Next year's spectrum auctions in the U.K. for mobile broadband and mobile TV are likely to spur the development of new business models for operating wireless networks, such as the "NetCo" model.
C-band users, WiMAX hopefuls welcome WRC spectrum allocations
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
Satellite operators and equipment vendors hailed the outcome of their campaign at the World Radicommunications Conference to protect the users of its C-band spectrum from terrestrial interference. Backers of WiMAX also won the last of their hard-fought battles to cement the technology's acceptance as a mobile broadband standard.
Compromise reached at WRC over mobile spectrum
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
The World Radiocommunications Conference reached a compromise ahead of its final plenary that gives mobile service providers access to bandwidth now reserved for television broadcasts.
Dutch court rules for Qualcomm in case against Nokia
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
The District court in Hague, the Netherlands, dismissed a patent complaint by Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia Oy against chip supplier Qualcomm Inc., the latest in a long series of patent disputes between the companies.
EU telecom strategy plans set to be challenged
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
National telecoms regulators are expected to oppose strongly plans announced by the European Commission to create a single EU-wide regulator that is part of an overhaul of the continent's telecoms strategy.
Swedish startup rebels against mobile carriers
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11/12/2007   Post a comment
Hjalmar Winbladh, CEO of the Swedish VoIP startup Rebtel, is building a business based on making international mobile calls at local rates by circumventing wireless operators' interconnection fees.
U.S. panel to release China trade recommendations
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11/9/2007   Post a comment
A panel focusing on U.S.-China economic and military relations will deliver its annual report to Congress.
U.S., Iranian engineers seek greater tech cooperation
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11/9/2007   Post a comment
Representatives from the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering went to Iran to expand scientific collaboration between the two countries.
State patent rankings: Delaware first, but California still leads
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11/2/2007   Post a comment
While a global patent study found that Delaware leads in the number of filings per 100,000 workers, California and other traditional high-tech states still file the most international patent applications.
India planning new IT manufacturing units
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11/2/2007   Post a comment
The Indian government is planning to set up several IT incubators around the country to attract investment and boost electronics manufacturing.
Applied CEO: Electronics doing little for sustainability
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11/1/2007   Post a comment
The electronics industry is doing little to achieve ecologically sustainable growth, a goal that must start with semiconductor manufacturing, a U.S. executive said.


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