Symbol, Terabeam settle patent suit News & Analysis 2/28/2006 Post a comment Symbol Technologies Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Terabeam, Inc., the parent company of Proxim Wireless Corp., settling long-standing patent litigation between the two companies.
India readies high-tech manufacturing policy News & Analysis 2/28/2006 Post a comment The Indian government will soon announce a policy that will enable it take equity in and help boost the manufacture of high-technology products, such as semiconductors, wafers, storage devices, plasma and LCD panels.
Rambus claims victory in antitrust case News & Analysis 2/23/2006 Post a comment A San Francisco court has ordered the evidence in the Rambus antitrust hearings to be turned over to Rambus, in an apparent coup for the chip licensing company’s quest to prove that several chip makers colluded to fix prices and engage in other anti-competitive practices.
Vietnam OKs Intel chip plant News & Analysis 2/23/2006 Post a comment Vietnam's Ministry of Investment and Planning has approved an investment license for based Intel Corp., which plans to build a $605 million plant in Ho Chi Minh City, a ministry official was quoted as saying in an Associated Press report.
Court says ITC erred on Energizer patent decision News & Analysis 2/17/2006 Post a comment Energizer Holdings Inc. has announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruled that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) erred in 2004 when it concluded that Energizer's patent covering mercury-free batteries was invalid.
African entrepreneur tweaks U.S. at 3GSM News & Analysis 2/16/2006 Post a comment In the midst of Europe's largest mobile telephony conference Wednesday, an African entrepreneur interjected a wry critique of "American know-how" and provided participants at the 3GSM World congress a rare note of levity.
DRM panel called 'bunch of big girls' Product News 2/16/2006 Post a comment At a 3GSM World Congress discussion on digital rights management, audience member David Birch called the panelists “a bunch of big girls” for buckling under to the demands of Hollywood studios and record companies.
Study: Outsourcing is more than saving costs News & Analysis 2/16/2006 Post a comment Contrary to popular belief, intellectual capital and university collaboration, not just lower costs, are driving companies to locate R&D activities outside their home country, according to a study sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Rambus to expand design activity in India News & Analysis 2/14/2006 Post a comment Rambus Inc. plans to double its head count in India this year, to more than 100, and said it will continue to use Indian companies for outsourced logic design and verification, layout and other engineering tasks.
Spirent acquires VoIP test company News & Analysis 2/13/2006 Post a comment Communications technology company Spirent Communications has acquired QuadTex Systems, a supplier of test tools for Internet protocol multimedia subsystem and Voice-over-IP testing, for $7.5 million in cash.
Docomo to build core platform for HSDPA News & Analysis 2/13/2006 Post a comment NTT DoCoMo Inc., Renesas Technology Corp., and three Japanese cell phone makers will collaborate to build a mobile phone platform consisting of a single-chip LSI and drivers, operating system and middleware for handsets supporting the High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) service.
STMicro, France Télécom partner on R&D News & Analysis 2/2/2006 Post a comment Chip maker STMicroelectronics and French Telecommunications operator France Télécom announced they have signed a R&D partnership agreement to jointly analyze and define end-to-end services and platform requirements.
3Com gains majority stake in Huawei JV News & Analysis 2/2/2006 Post a comment Communications company 3Com Corp. has purchased from Huawei an additional two percent interest in Huawei-3Com Ltd. (H-3C), a China-based joint venture formed by 3Com and Huawei in Nov. 2003.
PortalPlayer to expand Indian center News & Analysis 2/1/2006 Post a comment PortalPlayer Inc., a fabless semiconductor house focusing on portable multimedia, said it plans to expand its Indian center at Hyderabad, adding 100 engineers and investing a further $10 million. The San Jose, Calif.-based company has invested $15 million in the site thus far.
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.