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Opinion: Infineon needs a leader, not a spokesman
5/28/2008   Post a comment
Infineon's decision to scrap the office of president and CEO, replacing it with the ambiguous title, "Spokesman of the Management Board," is symptomatic of deeper problems at the German chip company.
Startup turns on global TV for notebooks
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
Startup Mirics Semiconductor is gearing up two chips aimed at letting a notebook computer receive and playback any digital terrestrial TV or radio signal using a wide multiband receiver chip along with demodulation software that runs on a host x86 processor.
Minister: Indian 3G spectrum issues to be resolved soon
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
The Indian government will announce plans for rolling out 3G wireless spectrum with the next two months, according to government official.
Letter to the editor: China quake column misses the mark
5/21/2008   8 comments
Letter to the editor: China quake column misses the mark
Indian embedded software seen moving up the value chain
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
Indian companies are now moving toward higher-end embedded software development and are increasing their expertise in specific domains, a study has found.
Intel's Barrett: Tech does little good without improved education
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
Speaking at an IT conference in Malaysia, Intel chairman Craig Barrett said providing technology to poor countries will do little good without improved education.
Wolfowitz to head U.S.-Taiwan trade group
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
Paul Wolfowitz, one of the architects of the Iraq war and ousted head of the World Bank, has been named to head the board of an influential U.S.-Taiwan lobbying group.
Infrastructure problems will slow earthquake recovery efforts
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5/15/2008   Post a comment
With China focused on an intense search for survivors after a devastating earthquake, the government is deferring efforts to repair damaged infrastructure, limiting the ability of high-tech firms to resume normal manufacturing operations.
VC investments in Europe rebound in Q1
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5/14/2008   Post a comment
Venture capital investment in European companies rebounded during the first quarter of 2008 to Euros 1.4 billion, compared with Euros 1.26 billion in the last quarter, but the picture is patchy, with cleantech investments falling substantially.
ARM cleared in MMP patent appeal case
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
ARM Holdings plc has won a significant round in the long running legal dispute with Technology Properties Limited, Inc. and Patriot Scientific Corporation over the Moore Microprocessor Patent (MMP) portfolio, with the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirming that the Cambridge, England based company's products do not infringe the patent.
Intel a winner in Swedish 2.6GHz auction
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5/12/2008   Post a comment
Intel was one of the main winners in the second European 2.6GHz spectrum auction, in Sweden, which raised SEK 2.1 billion (about $350 million) after a grueling 112 rounds of bidding over 16 days.
CoWare spreads its wings in Israel
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5/9/2008   Post a comment
The latest Silicon Valley EDA company to set up operations in Israel is CoWare.
EC urged to allocate 25% of UHF spectrum for mobile broadband
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5/5/2008   Post a comment
The European economy would receive a financial boost of at least 95 billion Euros over the next 20 years if just one quarter of the UHF band were allocated for mobile broadband services, according to consultancy group Spectrum Value Partners (London).
Consulting firm settles H-1B discrimination case
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5/2/2008   1 comment
The U.S. government fined a consulting firm $45,000 for placing online job ads for computer programmers that said only H-1B visa holders should apply, in a case that is just the tip of an iceberg of H-1B abuses, according to a lobbying group that filed the original complaint.
The new challenge for tech companies: currency fluctuations
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5/2/2008   Post a comment
The fluctuating currency market is affecting more than fiscal results; it is also skewing competitiveness and preoccupying corporate boards as top management confronts one more issue over which it has limited control.

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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