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DRAM prices may be heading south for winter
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After four years in the pricing dumpster, DRAM makers finally were able again to raise prices significantly this fall and tell customers to stand in line for orders. But that party has been rudely interrupted by a price collapse in recent weeks that threatens to linger well into November.
Synopsys gets behind VCX as group demos online tools
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The Virtual Component Exchange (VCX), a not-for-profit industry organization seeking to streamline the business and legal aspects of licensing intellectual property (IP) cores, is due to demonstrate the first prototypes of its online tools next week at the IP99 Europe conference and exhibition. The group will also announce the addition of six member companies to its roster, including EDA leader Synopsys Inc.
Web site promised as embedded Linux portal
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A startup named LinuxDevices has formed a Web site that's intended to give developers of embedded systems a one-stop shop for information, news, articles and products on the increasingly popular Linux operating system.
IBM develops flexible transistors
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Researchers at IBM Corp. have developed flexible transistors that could be an alternative to the thin field-effect transistors used in liquid-crystal displays.
MIPS Technologies sues Lexra for patent infringement
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MIPS Technologies Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Lexra Inc. alleging that several 32-bit Lexra microprocessors infringe on either one or two MIPS patents.
Rubicad suite adds cell area analysis
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Rubicad Corp., a seller of process migration tools, has introduced a layout optimization add-on to its Ladee design environment.
Nortel charges Optical Networks with raiding engineers
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Nortel Networks Inc. filed suit in the Superior Court of Quebec on Wednesday (Oct. 27) asking the court to issue an injunction that would keep Optical Networks Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) from raiding engineers tied to Nortel's OPTera metropolitan optical networking group, formerly Cambrian Systems Inc.
Agilent names new VP/CIO
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UMC negotiates WSMC purchase, Hitachi outsource deal
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Japan's Hitachi Ltd. and UMC Group here are negotiating a huge manufacturing agreement that could send as much as 20 percent of Hitachi's wafer-processing capacity to the Taiwan foundry. UMC is also negotiating to purchase Worldwide Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., according to reports.
Western Digital endures trial by fire
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Praegitzer falls to Tyco
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OEMs dictating fate of Rambus
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Fabless model takes on new form
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Obstacles mounting at Western Digital
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Zilog unwraps Cartezian architecture
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Reptron buys FPD integrator
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China is on slow boat to the WTO
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IBM, Nokia ally on voice-enabled mobile devices
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IBM Corp. and Nokia, the mobile phone giant, announced an agreement this week to collaborate on long-term research and development of speech interfaces and speech-recognition technology for mobile devices.
Tax credit advances as R&D spending rises
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Lawmakers late Thursday (Oct. 28) worked out an agreement to extend a number of expiring tax breaks, including the research and development tax credit.
Irrational exuberance fades in communications sector
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Call her a heretic, but Tara Bieling says it's time for engineers in the communications industry to humble up.
MIPS Technologies Sues Over RISC Patents
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MIPS Technologies files a lawsuit against Lexra for infringement of two U.S. patents covering fundamental aspects of the MIPS RISC architecture.
Paradyne revs up supply backbone
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