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Analysis: Qimonda will be a hard sell
4/23/2008   Post a comment
How do you sell something nobody wants? That's the problem facing Infineon Technologies as it tries to find a buyer for its majority stake in memory IC manufacturer Qimonda.
Semicon Moscow debuts in June
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4/23/2008   Post a comment
Semi International is expanding its activities in Russia from trade missions to a Semicon conference and show on par with its other global events.
Indian design business reached $6 billion in 2007
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4/22/2008   Post a comment
According to a study released by the India Semiconductor Association, the India's design sector is expected to grow by over 21 percent during the next three years on a compounded annual growth basis to $10.96 billion.
Web site aims to limit channels for fake chips
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4/22/2008   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Industry Association has launched a directory of authorized silicon distributors as part of an ongoing effort to attack what it says is a rising problem in chip counterfeiting that the SIA is fighting on several fronts, including China where huge stores of fake goods operate freely.
UPA targets 400Mbps+ powerline technology
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4/21/2008   Post a comment
The Universal Powerline Association is gathering industry consensus round an effort to develop the PowerMAX specification for powerline communications technology that will deliver 400Mbits/ second and beyond.
3G terminal patent holders lower royalty fees
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4/17/2008   Post a comment
The companies that hold a major portfolio of patents on W-CDMA third generation technology for handheld devices within the 3G Licensing group have agreed to revised royalty rates for a further 5 years beginning January 2009.
Rules need a re-write, say IP experts at forum
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4/17/2008   1 comment
The rules of the road in intellectual property need a re-write at the levels of patents, silicon, software and systems, according to speakers at the inaugural Intellectual Property Symposium.
U.S. patent chief: applications up, quality down
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4/16/2008   3 comments
The director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said frivolous patent claims are gumming up the system.
SoC cost, complexity driving IP collaboration
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4/15/2008   Post a comment
Growing complexity and the staggering costs associated with designing systems-on-chip are forcing companies to seek collaboration on a variety of intellectual property issues.
Group formed to pool IPR to speed LTE deployment
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4/14/2008   Post a comment
Some of the world's biggest hitters in the mobile communications equipment sector have joined forces to establish rules for licensing patents related to Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.
Intel invests in Arab education
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4/9/2008   Post a comment
Intel's chairman Craig Barrett marked his fourth visit to the United Arab Emirates by unveiling new education initiatives in the Arab world through the use of technology.
TI, India in pact to develop medical electronics
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4/9/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur's School of Medical Science and Technology to develop semiconductor technologies for cheaper medical electronics.
Image Gallery: Travels in a flat world--Shenzhen and Hong Kong
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
The growth spurt of sister cities Shenzhen and Hong Kong is back on track, following some major set-backs. Editor-at-Large Rick Merritt toured the two cities recently and came back with a few observations--and some great photos.
Inside Shenzhen: A tale of two chip entrepreneurs in China's manufacturing hub
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
The bustling border town just across the frontier border north of Hong Kong is making slow but steady progress as a small but growing center of silicon and software engineering.
Administration softens position on patent reform
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4/4/2008   Post a comment
How the proposed Patent Reform Act handles an attempt to set limits on damages in patent infringement may determine whether it gets support from the Bush administration, an official said Friday in a sign the White House has softened its tone on the bill expected to be debated in Congress soon.
Senate prepares to debate patent reform bill
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4/3/2008   Post a comment
The U.S. Senate will debate the controversial Patent Reform Act as early as next week on the heels of a court decision that struck down new rules the US Patent and Trademark Office proposed to cope with a historic flood of patent applications.
Image gallery: The rise of India's design industry
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4/1/2008   Post a comment
India aspires to be the next big hub of electronics design, courting the emerging business in what it calls "outsourced R&D."

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