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Congress hears two views on H-1B visas
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3/31/2011   22 comments
Congress heard conflicting views on H-1B visas in a Thursday hearing, including a call from the IEEE-USA for expanding green cards for foreign students.
Microsoft files Google complaint in Europe
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3/31/2011   6 comments
Microsoft is filing a formal complaint with the European Commission as part of an ongoing investigation into whether Google breaks anticompetitive laws in the European Union.
House patent reform bill sparks debate
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3/31/2011   1 comment
Competing interests squared off in a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives over details of a House version of a patent reform bill.
Digital edition: 'The day the lights went out in Japan'
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3/28/2011   14 comments
We present a special digital edition focusing on the consequences and lessons of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Nokia expects production disruption
News & Analysis  
3/21/2011   3 comments
Mobile phone company Nokia said it expects "some disruption" to its ability to supply a number of products as a result of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11.
Video: A ballad for the outsourcing blues
Blog  
3/21/2011   6 comments
A veteran duo of folk protest music wrote and performed a song in a Silicon Valley café recently decrying the practice of outsourcing.
Hybrid sales shrink while diesel grows
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
3/15/2011   24 comments
The current fuel price spike not withstanding, sales of hybrid cars dropped last year while diesel-powered purchases grew.
Updated: Samsung fabs Apple A5 processor
News & Analysis  
3/12/2011   21 comments
Samsung is the foundry for the A5 processor used in the Apple iPad 2, according to UBM TechInsights
Update: Japan quake prompts supply chain concerns
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3/11/2011   14 comments
Japan holds a key position in the semiconductor equipment and materials supply chain, any loss of production due to the massive earthquake that struck northeast Japan could disrupt chip manufacturing factory operations in the rest of the world.
Update: Japan quake prompts supply chain concerns
News & Analysis  
3/11/2011   14 comments
Japan holds a key position in the semiconductor equipment and materials supply chain, any loss of production due to the massive earthquake that struck northeast Japan could disrupt chip manufacturing factory operations in the rest of the world.
WD, Hitachi combo leapfrogs Seagate
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3/7/2011   Post a comment
Western Digital announced plans to acquire Hitachi GST in a deal that could make it the world's largest hard disk drive maker, leapfrogging longtime rival Seagate Technology.


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