Fairchild files patent lawsuit against Infineon News & Analysis 11/29/2008 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, Calif.) is suing Infineon Technologies AG in the U.S. District Courts of Maine and Delaware, claiming some of the German group's CoolMOS and OptiMOS power management devices, as well as its Infineon IGBT and CanPak parts, infringe one or more of eight Fairchild patents.
Industrial Automation: To date no sign of recession News & Analysis 11/26/2008 Post a comment At SPS/IPC/Drives exhibition in Nuremberg the industrial automation industry shows no sign of a recession. The industry is in a good mood, there is still growth and the ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association) expects further growth due to extensive bookings.
Report: Obama gives peek into H-1B policy News & Analysis 11/21/2008 Post a comment If President-elect Barack Obama appoints Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security the move would have significant implications on the incoming administration's policy on H-1B visas, according to a report.
Report: Patent office continues to fall behind News & Analysis 11/17/2008 1 comment The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office gave itself high marks in an annual report but the office still has not found a route to clearing its growing backlog of applications despite several programs in the works.
Wanted: America's top tech exec News & Analysis 11/5/2008 1 comment President-elect Barack Obama pledged to name the first U.S. federal chief technology officer as part of his platform as a candidate, so here are our recommendations on what the job should focus on and eight candidates to consider.
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.