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Rutgers team proposes Net alternative
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4/28/2011   15 comments
Rutgers researchers launched MondoNet, an initiative for a wireless mesh network that aims to be a more open and private alternative to the Internet.
U.S. patent office shelves fast track plan
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4/27/2011   11 comments
The U.S. patent office has indefinitely postponed a plan to create a new fast track program, claiming a lack of funds to hire the examiners it needs to implement it.
Apple moves to No. 1 in handset revenue
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4/26/2011   39 comments
Apple overtook Nokia to become No. 1 in revenue among the world's handset vendors during the first quarter, when Apple racked up record iPhone sales according to Strategy Analytics.
Philips, NEC to combine imaging systems
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4/25/2011   4 comments
Philips and NEC will integrate their separate digital image scanning and analysis systems used to automate the process of detecting certain cancers.
Report: LG Electronics faces IC shortage
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4/19/2011   1 comment
Consumer electronics firm LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday (April 19) that its home appliance division faces a shortage of ICs from Japan and is seeking alternative suppliers, according to a Dow Jones report.
Update: Patent reform moves to final phase
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4/14/2011   8 comments
In a 34-to-3 vote a draft patent reform bill moves to the full House of Representatives for debate, one of the last stops in the process of passing it into law.
Engineers hijack Libyan telecommunications system
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4/13/2011   15 comments
A group of engineers is doing its part to help topple Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi
Foxconn could spend $12B on Brazilian move
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4/13/2011   2 comments
Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics products, could spend up to $12 billion over the next five or six years setting up operations in Brazil, according to reports.
Switzerland, the Mecca of Precision Manufacturing
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4/12/2011   Post a comment
Check out this MedTechInsider blog from sister publication European Medical Device Technology
Analyst: GaAs supply chain robust after quake
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4/8/2011   Post a comment
Supplies of gallium and arsenide raw materials, semi-insulating bulk substrates and have not been disrupted by the Japanese earthquake of March 11 and ensuing tsunami or the on-going issues with the nuclear reactors at Fukushima, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. GaAs device manufacturing facilities were also largely unaffected, the firm said.
Indian chip design market booming, says ISA
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4/5/2011   8 comments
The market place for Indian semiconductor design is likely to reach about $8.8 billion in 2011 and $10.2 billion in 2012 according to reports that reference the Indian Semiconductor Association (ISA).
A million EVs: Our generation’s Sputnik moment?
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4/4/2011   101 comments
Events like the Japan quake, revolution in the Middle East and the 2012 election could change the timetable for getting 1 million EVs on U.S. roads.
Do parts from Japan pose radiation risk?
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4/1/2011   15 comments
Questions have arisen about contamination and radiation levels of electronics parts from Japan, though no dangerous radiation levels have been detected in any cargo, according to a trade group.
Acer CEO resigns in PC sales drop
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4/1/2011   4 comments
Acer's chief executive Gianfranco Lanci has resigned from the company amid falling PC sales.


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