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WiMedia Alliance to support UWB regulatory effort
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
In a turnabout, Intel and the WiMedia Alliance have agreed to sponsor and attend a meeting in San Diego later this month in an effort to accelerate the move toward international rules for ultrawideband signaling.
Dell to expand India outsourcing, says report
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Dell Computer plans to add 2,000 people in India by the year's end as the PC maker seeks to make the country a hub for software development and back-office work, an Associated Press report said Friday (April 29).
ATI sets up largest R & D center outside U.S. in India
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Graphics and digital media solutions firm ATI Technologies Inc. has opened what it said is a key research and development center for its consumer and PC business units at Hyderabad in south India.
Motorola opens 3G development center in China
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
151 Motorola Inc. has opened a development center in Beijing, China, to help develop 3G network solutions globally, as well as provide direct support for 3G customers in China.
With eye on China, DoD task force warns of IC drain
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
A Pentagon report amplifies growing concerns about the migration of semiconductor manufacturing from the U.S. to Asia.
Rambus claims successes in three legal cases
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
Rambus Inc., a licensor of memory interface technology, claimed legal successes in three separate cases.
Japanese group proposes logic LSI foundry for semi industry
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4/22/2005   Post a comment
Concerned with the declining presence of Japan in the system-on-chip LSI market, the Economic Research Institute in Japan has proposed to form an independent logic LSI foundry that would combine industry-wide human, financial and intellectual resources in Japan.
Brian Halla findet Moore's Law überholt
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4/21/2005   Post a comment
Dem Chef von National Semiconductor, Brian Halla, ist die US-Chipindustrie zu wenig dynamisch. Die Branche solle sich endlich von Moore's Law als Standard lösen und Wege finden, die von ihm beobachtete "Attacke der Apathie" abzuwehren. Auch die Politiker bekommen ihr Fett weg.
Japanese companies team on ID tag format
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4/20/2005   Post a comment
Four major Japanese IT companies---NTT Data Corp., Fujitsu Ltd., Hitachi, Ltd. and NEC Corp-- have formed an initiative to establish a common platform for identification (ID) tag based service interoperability
Halla says U.S. chip industry must move beyond Moore's Law
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4/20/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. chief Brian Halla wants the U.S. chip industry to end its reliance on Moore's Law as its calling card.
UTStarcom inks $20 mllion contract with China Netcom
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4/18/2005   Post a comment
UTStarcom Inc. has signed infrastructure contracts valued at $20 million with China Netcom Group to expand the operator's existing IP-based PAS (Personal Access System) networks in the Henan and Liaoning provinces, as well as in metropolitan Beijing and Tianjin.
Merix to acquire Hong Kong board supplier
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4/14/2005   Post a comment
Printed circuit board supplier Merix Corp. announced Thursday (April 14) it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the operations of pc board maker Eastern Pacific Circuits Limited (EPC), based in Hong Kong, for $120 million in cash.
Elcoteq opens plant in India
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4/11/2005   Post a comment
Seeking to cash in on India's wireless service boom, Finland's Elcoteq Network Corp. today launched its manufacturing operations here, and said it will invest up to about $100 million to manufacture wireless handsets and other telecoms gear.
Synopsys acquires staff of Indian company
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4/8/2005   Post a comment
Synopsys has taken on its rolls about two dozen engineers working for Zeta Infotech, a company that had been providing research and development services to it for nearly five years.
Agilent to certify test and measurement skills in China
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4/6/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has launched a test and measurement certification program in China to cultivate local talent in the test and measurement industry.
Bingham calls on China to respect intellectual property
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4/6/2005   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems Executive Chairman Ray Bingham called on China's semiconductor industry to work collaboratively to ensure the protection of intellectual property in a recent keynote address delivered to Chinese high-tech professionals working in North America.
India's Mindtree joins Cadence's Jumpstart program
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4/6/2005   Post a comment
India's Mindtree Consulting has enrolled as the first member of Jumpstart, a new Cadence program aimed at enabling semiconductor design services firms in India to ramp up quickly and without large capital expenditures.
Nokia to sell mobile radio business to EADS
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4/5/2005   Post a comment
Nokia announced Tuesday (April 5) that it was on the verge of selling its Professional Mobile Radio business to the aerospace and defense systems supplier European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, a move that would create a global player in the homeland security systems and secure wireless communications solutions market.
ITC continues probe in Amkor-Carsem patent dispute
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4/4/2005   Post a comment
Amkor Technology Inc. has announced that the International Trade Commission has remanded Amkor's patent suit against rival packaging supplier Carsem to the presiding administrative law judge to further investigate Amkor's claims Carsem infringed patents related to its quad flat pack, no-lead package technology.
LG, Matsushita settle PDP patent dispute
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4/4/2005   Post a comment
LG Electronics Inc. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. have reached an agreement to settle their legal dispute over plasma display technologies.
EC, Japanese officials collaborating on Intel antitrust case
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4/1/2005   Post a comment
European antitrust enforcers have been working closely with their Japanese counterparts in a wide-ranging antitrust probe that has so far resulted in Intel's agreeing to end anti-competitive practices in Japan.

In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.
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