Private equity to take major stake in NDS
News & Analysis 6/30/2008 Post a comment
News Corporation is planning to sell a significant share in its NDS Group plc subsidiary to private equity group Permira. NDS Group is a supplier of software, conditional access systems and architectural blueprints for digital pay-TV systems around the world.
Video: A talk with ITRI president Johnsee Lee
News & Analysis 6/21/2008 Post a comment
EE Times' roving reporter Rick Merritt sat down with Johnsee Lee, president of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute, for an update on the work of the 5,700-person group in areas such as electronic cars and intellectual property.
Researchers tout low-power reflective LCDs
Product News 6/20/2008 Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, have developed a reflective bistable liquid crystal display (LCD) that can maintain static images in full daylight without requiring an external power supply. The University is looking to license the technology and says a major application would be solar powered display advertisements, as well as mobile phones, laptop PCs, ATMs, electronic paper, smart cards and disposable displays.
Airbus suffers setback in U.S defense deal
News & Analysis 6/19/2008 Post a comment
In what could be a major blow to the European Airbus consortium's expansion plans, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has ruled that there should be another auction for a $35 billion (£17.8 billion) defence contract for the US Air Force.
High-tech will relieve energy crisis--some day
News & Analysis 6/10/2008 Post a comment
Gas prices, clean energy, immigration restrictions on foreign engineers and legislation to fund high-tech research dominated a panel discussion of election-year politics and its intersection with technology at the Design Automation Conference in Anaheim.