Technical Headline News Archive - June 2005

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Etch-A-Sketch to Be on U.K. Cell Phones

Philips Readies Platform for Sub-$20 Mobile Handsets

How to See NASA's Comet Crash in the Sky

AeroVironment Test-Flies Liquid Hydrogen-Powered UAV

Sun Shines on German Job Queues in June

Boeing Boosts Order for Raytheon Radar

Mobile Phone Production Accelerates in Q2, Says iSuppli

The World's First 8-Port Network Analyzer from 300 kHz to 8 GHz


RF Micro Devices 100 Millionth Component to Samsung

Near-Field Comms Initiative Swells Membership

U.S. Electronics Manufacturers in Malaysia See Slower Growth in 2005

Redline To Develop 3.5 GHz WiMAX Radio

Congressional Hearing to Assess U.S. Nanotech Program

Startup Draws VC Funds for Rechargeable Zinc-Air Battery

Raytheon Eyes Advanced Air-to-Ground Radar Research

BAE Systems Wins NASA Grant for Super-Cold Semiconductors

$13 Billion Nuclear Fusion Site Gets Green Light in France

Time to Revisit Relativity

Hubble Captures Outburst from Comet Targeted by Deep Impact (July 4th is the impact date)

NASA Ready for July Shuttle Launch


Faulty Cable Crashes Pakistan Internet

The Essential Amateur Astronomer - Don't Forget the July 4 Deep Impact

U. of AZ Set to Cast First Mirror for World's Largest Telescope in July

Cable Firms Win Internet Access Case

Northrop Grumman to Develop Battlefield Airborne Communication Node

Web Phones Hit The Road

M/A-COM Develops New Lightweight Cable Assemblies for Mil Airborne Apps

Boonton Electronics Announces the New 4500B

Micronetics Acquires Stealth Microwave


Ericsson to Reportedly Lay Off 130, Move Jobs to China

Sales of SUV's Plummet as Athletes Buy Cars with Better Gas Mileage

House-Price Bubble Set to Hit Semis, Warns Analyst

Wave of Unofficial WiMAX Interoperability Testing Begins

Mixed Bag for May Sales

Alignment of High-Tech Naval Radar for L-Mart

Boeing Set to Build Another 22 Super Hornet Radar Systems

Canadian Hospital Goes All Wireless

MIT Physicists Create New Form of Matter

Astronomers' Holiday Special - A July 4 Comet Bash: Don't Miss It

New Software Changes Wireless Technology Functions on Demand

Military Might Draft XM Satellite Radio


DoCoMo Claims 1-Gbit/s Speeds in 4G Trial

Swedish Military Selects U.S. Comms Equipment for Software-Defined Radios

Polysilicon Shortages to Cause Wafer Price Hikes

Investors Flock to Clean Tech

Fuel cell specs for notebooks released

Rockwell Collins Tackles Survivable Comms for U.S. Nuclear Forces

Microsoft Aims to Lead Smartphone Market Within 3 Years

Senators Want Space Shuttle to Keep Flying

USAF Awards Raytheon $752M Contract For Taiwan Early Warning Radar

U.S. Durable Orders Soar 5.5% in May

UCI Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Transmit Information Electronically


Location-Based Services Gathering Market Steam

Security Issues Threaten U.S. Science

EADS Picks Alabama Site in Battle With Boeing

NSF Award to Enhance RFID Tags

Mars Express Radar Ready to Work

Women, Minorities Lag Behind in Tech Jobs - Find Someone to Blame

Report Gloomy on U.S. Space Program's Future

EADS Offers Jobs in Bid for Pentagon Work

WebMed Goes Wireless to Improve Patient Healthcare

China Set to Delay Issue of 3G Licenses

Future Horizons Sticks with 15% 2005 Chip Market Growth


Jack Kilby, Co-Inventor of the IC, Dies at 81

Cellphones Take up Driver's Attention

Europe Moves Closer to Software Patents

Cars that Run on Overnight Charge Catch Si Valley VC's Eye

Semico Sees Chip Market Fall Until Q4, Raises Annual Forecast

Firefly Battery Technology Earns Powerful Backing

Top 10 Cell Phone Wish List

Solar Sail Spacecraft Stops Communicating

Base Realignment and Closure: Brace for BRAC

NASA Demonstrates Innovative Nanosatellite System

Germany Threatens Funding Cut for Galileo


Techno-Rebels Spread Wireless Network Vision

Winter Begins in the Southern Hemisphere

China Gets its Head into Gear

European Students Anxious to Launch Their SSETI Satellite

Camera, MP3 player ... Wallet?

Enhanced Wi-Fi Gear Heading Downmarket

Boost for SiC in Power Grid Systems

Semico Raises '05 Rev Forecast by 2%

Panel Studies Lead Contamination in Pb-Free

Open-Source Rival Calls Linux "Garbage" (ouch)

China Devising 300-mm Silicon Wafers

Russian Rocket Carrying Military Satellite Crashes in Siberia


Positioning System Uses Wi-Fi, not Satellites

Online TV News Show Debuts

IT & Programming Jobs Losing Luster in U.S.

IC Insights Ranks Hot, Cold IC Markets for 2005

Super High-Density RF Connectors Tout Performance up to 100 GHz

Companies Blend Existing Business Plans with Homeland Security

China Cracks Down on Web and Expats

Turning Books into Bits

U.S. Military Space Policy Debated

Finding the True Measure of Nanoscale 'Roughness'

Russia, China Join Against US 'Star Wars'

Voice Over Wi-Fi Gets a Push


White House Endorses $409B Defense Spending Bill for FY2006

E-GPS "High Accuracy Everywhere" Mobile Location Technology

NASA Eyes Plutonium Powered Spacecraft

Wave of Consolidation Sweeps Maturing Wi-Fi Field

Hyperventilating Over "Space Weapons"

Future Giant Laser Threatened by Cuts

Wireless World: Some Kinks in the System

Communication Chips and the China Market

Power Puts Moore's Law in Danger

Cingular Opposes Cell-Phone Use on Planes

Japan's Fab-Tool Book-to-Bill Jumps to 0.91


Paying Parking Meters With Cell Phones Tested

Lockheed Martin Receives $121M Navy Contract

Advances in Mobile Telecommunications Set to Revolutionise Broadcasting

Space Shuttle Discovery Successfully Rolls Back to Launch Pad

Rapid-Scanning Doppler On Wheels Keeps Pace with Tornadoes

Holographic Movies Show Promise for Medical & Military Applications

Aerospace Dominates Russian Trade in 2004

Chip Makers Gearing up to Meet Growing Demand

U.S. Expected to Dominate Supercomputer List

U.S. Computer Science Hiring up Sharply

Start-Ups on Cash Crusade


GaAs Still Beats CMOS for RF Amplifiers, Experts Say

Global Market for Mobile Location Technologies Looks Good

British Telecom Soft-Launches 'World's First' Fixed-Mobile Service

Updated: China's Foundry Industry to Slow in 2005

Aeroflex Announces New Super High Performance Frequency Synths

Radiall Introduces Lightweight Coax Connectors for Space/Mil Apps

Sensor Fuses Radar with IR and Opto

First U.S. Airline Gets Nod to add Wi-Fi on Flights

Astronomers Discover Most Earth-Like Extrasolar Planet Yet

Northrop Grumman Reaches Significant Technical Milestone for Maritime Global Hawk Program

Raytheon Unveils Missile Defense for Planes


Finland's Mobile Licensing to Set Trend in Europe

The Camel's Nose is Now Under the Tent in Internet Sales Tax

'Freedom,' 'Democracy' Taboo Words on Chinese Internet

Nokia Aims at U.S. Market With New Mobile Phones

Air Force Moves Ahead With SATCOM Bandwidth Improvements

T-Mobile: 450,000 People Paid for Wi-Fi

Fighting The War Against Chip Obsolescence

Startup Creates RF CMOS Design House in Taiwan

You Can do Better, Survey Tells EDA

Infineon Sampling 6-Band Transceiver for UMTS Phones


Jigsaw Laser Radar to Travel Aboard UAVs

Raytheon to Study Network-Centric Radio Waveforms

Companies Push on Fixed-Mobile Convergence

NASA Contracts for an Electric Propulsion Demonstrator

Intel Sets up $200M Venture Fund in China

New Meta-Material RF Device has Negative Refraction Index

Nokia Bullish on Mobile Growth

Hydrogen-Cell Truck Makes X-Country Trip

Europe Pledges Support for Planned Russian Spacecraft

U.S. Demands Answers From Israel Over China Arms Sales

Microsoft Joins Yahoo! & Google in Censoring China's Web


DSL Powers Ahead to Reach 107M Subscribers

Jigsaw Laser Radar to Travel Aboard UAVs

China to Build 20 New Fabs by 2008

Research Shows that Bluetooth can be Hacked in Milliseconds

FCC's Martin Says Broadband Deployment is Top Priority

Intel & Nokia Team to Push Mobile WiMAX

New Lithium-Ion Cell Claims Best-in-Class Performance

Tiny Flying Web Server Set to Swarm

World's Fastest Method for Sending Data in Cell Phones & Computers Created with Nanotubes

FCC Speeds up Digital-TV Deadlines

Blackberry Maker (RIM) at Impasse in Patent Flap

"Metal-Decorated" Nanotubes Hold Promise for Fuel Cells


Borings Jobs a Health Hazard

600,000 Join Millionaire Ranks in 2004 (Certainly NOT Me)

North Korea has Nuclear Bombs, Building More: Official

FCC Orders Set Makers to Add DTV Tuners by March 2006

Component Orders Dip in May

MIT's Nanoprinter Could Mass-Produce Nano-Devices

Nanotech Breakthrough Said to Increase Wireless Speeds

Sales Precede Release of Popular New Syscan RFID Bluetooth Reader

Report: 802.15.4 Market Could Grow 200% by 2009

Is the RF Carrier Dead for PONs?


Alcatel Offers GSM in the WiFi Spectrum

IEEE Investing in Tomorrow's Engineers

SIA Projects Record Chip Sales in 2005

Europe's Chipmakers Tumble in iSuppli's Q1 Rankings

Look, Ma, No Coins! RFID Vending

Crusading for Rights in China

Google Takes Title of "Most Valuable Media Company" from TW

Firefighters Want SAR Study on Sell Towers on Station Roofs

Bacteria Turn Toxic Waste into Electricity

Study: A Molecule is, in Fact, a Transistor

Boeing Projects $2.1T Market for New Commercial Airplanes

World not Addressing Dangers of Russian Nuclear Stash


Giga Scale IC Introduces Industry's First IC Economic Analysis Engine

Seattle Tops List for Wireless Web Access

Mobile Phones Steer Listeners Clear of LA Traffic

China Orders All Web Sites to Register or Shut Down (isn't Communism wonderful?)

L-Mart Awarded $22M for USMC Missile Defense Radar Upgrades

Nanotube Water Doesn't Freeze - Even at Hundreds of Degrees Below Zero

Japan Aims to Start Missile Defense Development with U.S. from 2006

Pentagon Focuses on Ground Radio

Japanese Family Wants to Donate Einstein Letters

United Airlines Cleared for Wi-Fi Onboard

Analyst Ups IC Forecast for '05 but Drops '06 Projection


DoD Will Spend $5.7 Billion on Tactical Communications by 2010

WiMAX To Thrive, Despite the Hype, Report Predicts

EE Times' Venture Capital Counter Activity Dropped in May

Federal Anti-Municipal Wi-Fi Bill Introduced

Microtune Tunes in to Mobile TV Opportunities

Agilent Chip Division Up For Sale, Say Reports

United to Launch In-Flight WiFi Service

Teledyne acquires Cougar Components

Millennium Simulation - The Largest Ever Model of the Universe

Opportunity Crawls Its Way Free of Mars Sand Dune

Aerojet Wins NASA Contract for Electric Propulsion Demonstrator


Wireless Networks on Verge of Makeover

Next MS Office Edition to default Documents to XML

Harris Team Awarded $6.6 Million Airborne Laser Radar R&D Contract

Russia Would Counter Space Militarization

Dell Unveils Low-Lead Computers (RoHS)

Politicians, Visas and Stock Options

Microsoft Admits Popular MSN Site Hacked in Korea

Is the Concept of the Channel Over?

Cree Closing Silicon Microwave Business

That's a Lot of Bluetooth

Firms Form Alliance to Bring Powerline Nets to Homes


VideoComm Technologies Announces New 5.8Ghz Wireless Transmitter & Receiver

Sypris Features Microwave Testing at IEEE Symposium

Silicon Navigator Unveils Library Smart Technology™ -- Multi-dimensional Optimization Enabler

FCC Told to Hang up on Midair Cellphones

Canada To Get 3G Network

SiRF pays $20M for Motorola GPS Chipset Lines

Hitachi, Renesas Claim 3D Packaging Breakthrough

U.S. Home Offices Are Big Opportunity for Tech Providers

Rocketeers Pick Canadian Launch Site

ESA Turns 30! A Successful Track Record for Europe in Space

Historians Uncover Drawing for Hitler's Nuke

Northrop Grumman Electronic Warfare Upgrade for Ships Gets Go-Ahead


VDC Reports on RFID Middleware Market

MEADS International Signs $3.4B Design & Development Contract

Engineers in Politics

Airbus Delays Deliveries of A380 Superjet

Nanotechnology's Everywhere: Paint that Dries in 3 Seconds, Real Cultured Diamonds

Getting Ready for Comet Tempel to be "Bombed"

First Major Grass-Burning Power Station Planned for Britain this Year

Pentagon Spending $122B on Internet Connection to Remove the Fog of War

WiFi Lemon Turns to Cell Phone Lemonaide

Actual Semiconductor Sales Growth at 4.7% in April

Wireless Transceiver Links Devices Implanted in Humans