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.