Technical Headline News Archive: October 2005

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Phone Industry Fails to Stop Lawsuits over Radiation

Nanotubes Bend to the Task of Switching

Chip Market up 5.2% in September

EDO Nets $10M Contract for SigInt Antennas

Bangladesh, Pakistan Team up with China on Space Cooperation

Researchers Light up 'Dark' Spins in Diamond: Room Temperature Quantum Computing

'First Light' for the Large Binocular Telescope

Timetable Set for Dealing with Asteroid Threat

Soaring Profits Found in Search Ads

Vietnam Aims to Launch First Satellite in 2008

Richard Smalley, Buckyball Co-Inventor, Succumbs to Cancer


"Ham Aid" Eligibility Expanded to Rita, Wilma Volunteers

New BlackBerry Model Expected to Be Unveiled Next Week

RFICs Invoke a Paradigm Shift

GaN Helps Scientists Generate Hydrogen from Water

Qualcomm: Claims to EU Have No Merit

Microsoft Threatens to Withdraw Windows in South Korea

Sandia Demonstrates Device for Preventing Battlefield Friendly Fire

Coming TV Change Won't Make Your Set Obsolete


Estimates: DOD Budget Peaks in 2006, and Begins Decade of Slow Decline

Internet Use Up, but So Is User Concern

Mobile Giants File Qualcomm EC Anti-Competitive 3G Licensing Compliant

Component Distributors Mark Strong Quarter

US House Votes to Allow NASA to Buy More Soyuz Taxi Flights

Army Orders Extra Circuit Cards from Raytheon

The Mystery of the Module

IBM Supercomputer Sets New Record

First Internet-Built Student Satellite Successfully Launched

Viterbi Skeptical of Broadband Wireless Potential


Agreement to Spur Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Development

Budget Forecast Predicts More U.S. R&D Cuts

How Einstein Managed His Inbox

Malaysia's Budget Welcomed by Electronics Industry

Wal-Mart: RFID Tags Keep Shelves Stocked

European Students Launch Satellite into Space

Air Force Satellite Practices Automated Docking

Large Binocular Telescope Successfully Achieves "First Light"

Nanomolecular Motor Spins on a Surface

House Votes $1B for $40 Hand-Outs to Convert Analog TVs (no need to give up your premium channels for one month and buy one yourself)


RF Micro Devices Achieves Record Q2 Revenue

RFID-Radar System Unveiled

R&D Survey Shows U.K. Bucking Slumping Investment Trends

Russian Government Approves 2006-2015 Federal Space Program

Student Teams Win $15,000 for SoC Designs

Remote Control Device 'Controls' Humans

Internet Phone Wiretap Rule Challenged

Study Finds Less Trusting Internet Users

Agilent Becomes first T&M Company to Join ZigBee Alliance

Google to Offer Giant Web Database


Agilent Technologies Announces Agreement with Auriga Measurement Systems for Device Modeling Systems

Ericsson Pays $2.1B for Bulk of Marconi

Electronics R&D Investment Up, U.K. Bucks Trend

Wind Farm off Texas Shore Gains Momentum

Distributed Phased Arrays Creating Better Transmission System for Deep-space Applications

Wisconsin May Open Private Spaceport near Sheboygan

OXICAP(tm) Capacitor Wins "Component of the Year" Award for first New Dielectric in 40 Years

Unmanned Fighter Aircraft Program Takes Another Step Toward Deployment

Fastwave Integrates Wireless Underwater Network Technology with Iridium


Cingular Introduces E-Mail Access on Cells

Successful Chinese Manned Space Mission Triggers Booming Aerospace Economy

Ericsson Plans R&D Center in India

Nano-Electronics Boosted Atom by Atom

NASA Shuts Doors as Wilma Nears Florida

Scientists Synthesize Cheap, Easy-to-Make Ultra-Thin Photovoltaic Films

Magnetic Nanoparticles Assembled into Long Chains

Tokyo Show Proves Hydrogen is Popular

Nanorobot Fabrication Makes Ultrasmall Sensors Possible


Small-Time Inventors Cry Foul on Patent Changes

RFICs Invoke a Paradigm Shift

New ARRL Petition Seeks to Resolve BPL Standoff

Researchers: Technology can Help Elderly

R&D Spending Surges in Singapore

The World's Smallest Car

V-22 Osprey De-Ices Blades with LaBarge Electronics

The Real Wireless Revolution is Just Beginning


Senate Panel Sets End Date for Analog TV

Blackberry Users Learning Painful Lesson

Bucky Paper: Stronger Than Steel, Harder Than Diamonds

Japan Creates The World's Fastest Electric Sedan

Cell Phone Shipments Reach Record 208M

Space Elevator Contest Gets off the Ground

Rice Scientists Build World's First Single-Molecule Car

Google Profits Hit Record Highs


IEEE-USA Opposes H-1B Visa Increase

Harris Builds Marine Corps Radios

Free Voice Phone Calls Within Years?

Fuel Cell Market Set to Take Off

Lockheed Martin's Last Titan IV Launches National Security Payload

ADI to Refocus Amid Fab Closure, Job Cuts

Google Library Faces New Lawsuit

Unveiling of first Rendering of 4-Dimensional Object

Atoms Under Control

Next-Generation Rocket Engine Revs up Again

Air Force will Use Cubic for Radar Training


Superconductor Developer Wins U.S. Contracts

CIA Invests In No-Fuel Power Generators

SEMI Book-to-Bill Flat as Market Stalls

Pentagon Funds Superconductor Research

What If It's a Not So Happy Holiday Season?

Homeland Security Budget Grows to $40.6 Billion for 2006

It’s the Economy, Techies!

Swiss Fighter Jets Will Use Radio Network From ThalesRaytheonSystems

Colorado Team Shines in Solar Competition


Mobile Silicon Could Propel China's Nascent 3G Market

Linear Targets Analog Expert Shortage

Building a Better Battery

Chip ASPs to Increase in Q1 2006

Scientists Propose Paradigm Shift in Robotic Space Exploration

0.13 Micron Platform Tools Analog and RF Systems on Chip

BAE Systems Awarded Doppler Radar Contract

Harris Engineers to Present Next-Gen Mil Networking Solutions at MILCOM 2005


IEEE Press Seeks Book Proposals

Symantec Says Mobile Virus Threats Low

Leading U.S. Spammer Shut Down by FBI

Africa's Cellphone Explosion Changes Economics & Society

Boy Scouts Earn EE Merit Badges

Freescale Semiconductor Looks for Wireless to Improve

New Broad Band General Purpose Amplifiers

Scotty's Remains to be Blasted into Space

General Dynamics Gets $223 Contracts for Trimaran Littoral Combat Ship

Surge in ID Theft Using Spyware


ARRL Calls on FCC to Shut Down Virginia BPL System

When it Comes to IP, Caveat Emptor

Tracking Cell Phones for Real-Time Traffic Data

Record Handset Sales Drive Samsung's Q3

Digital TV Deadline Likely to be Pushed to 2009

Nanoropes Being Braided

What Would Jesus Blog (WWJB)?

Forecasting the Next Great San Francisco Earthquake

New IE, Media Player Features Expected to Debut in Windows Vista Refresh


Sypris Test & Measurement Open House

Air Rage: Man Punches out Plane Window

Consumer Chip Demand Escalating

Marines Choose Harris for Multiband Software-Defined Radio Systems

HP Recalls 135,000 Laptop Batteries

Navy Names General Dynamics to Build EW System

RF Monolithics Posts Loss as Auto Sales Slump

Keep an Eye on Capital Spending, Analyst Firm Warns

Broadband-Enabled Hotels to More Than Triple by 2009

New RoHS Compliant 400-2500 MHz, 5-Bit, 15.5 dB Digital Attenuator

Nokia and Symantec to Collaborate in Enhancing Security for Smartphones


Survey: Litigation Skyrocketing Among Tech Companies

U.S. Urged to Back Science Education & Research

Jazz: 0.13 Micron Platform for Analog and RF Systems on Chip

Venture Capital Counter Climbed Strongly in Q3

Europe's RoHS Progress Mixed

Call in the Lawyers: RoHS Liability

Japan to Offer VoIP for Cell Phones

Northrop Grumman-Boeing Team Unveils Plans for Space Shuttle Successor

Spaceward Foundation & NASA Announce Beam Power & Tether Competitions (think Space Elevator)

Amateur Radio Hurricane Recovery Operations Winding Down

Nokia to Test BlackBerry Format

Argument over a Leap Second


Silicon Valley Grows Up: Tech Industry Matures, Stabilizes

Survey Shows IC Growth for 1H 2006

SEI Delivers Manportable Radar Systems to Northrop Grumman

NIST Method Improves Reliability of GPS Clocks

China Is Worried About China

Air Force Chooses AMI Semiconductor to Make Rad-Hard Chips

China's Shenzhou Safely Places Two Astronauts in Orbit

M/A-COM Signs $2B Contract with NY Office for Technology's Statewide Public Safety Wireless Network


VC Seed Money on the Down Slope

RFMD Announces Record September Quarterly Revenue

Ericsson, Nokia Eye 450 MHz GSM Technology

Wireless Industry Comes Together for Faster Wi-Fi

Space Tourist Olsen Returns to Earth

Five Robots Finish DARPA Racecourse

Harris to Provide Unfurlable Satellite Antenna Reflectors

The Internet Enters a Bold Second Act

NASA's Experimental Sailplane Soars Like a Bird (self-indulging here)

Satellite Navigation to Assist Air and Waterway Crowding


"Wi-Fi" Added to Dictionary

Group Formed to Break 802.11n Deadlock

SI International to Design Air Force Communication Satellites

ESA Begins Cryosat Launch Failure Probe (€140M loss)

Hurricanes Whip up Shady Investments

Gravity Probe B Experiment will Reveal Whether Einstein was Right

What is Elliptic Curve, and Why is it More Secure?

Rockets of the Future Take Center Stage

ST Boosts Passive Integration


Amateur Radio "Saved the Day" in Mississippi

Component Orders Continue Rising

Putting Relativity to the Test

East European Wireless Profitability Continues Rapid Slide

Google Localizes Online Maps Service

Court Nixes Full Appeal in RIM Blackberry Suit

One Small Step for Ford and Boeing

Most Expensive U.S. Restaurants 2005


Agilent's EEsof Cuts Prices, Adds Eagleware Translators

EU Commission Urges More Robotics Spending

Intel Buys Zarlink RF Biz

Man-Made Diamonds Sparkle with Potential

ISRO to Develop Radar Imaging Satellite System

Unidirectional Molecular Rotor May Lead to Tiny Sensors, Pumps, Switches

IEE Prez Cheers for Defense

Philips Pitches RFID Technology to Policy Makers

U.S. Suppliers to Grab Half of Semi Processing Market in '05


Japan to Stage Mock Cyberattacks

RFMD Enters Market for DC-DC Converter Power Management Components

Military to Fund Prosthetics Research

Cellular Pioneer Tags Broadband Wireless "Disruptive"

Military Space Projects Face the Budget Ax

Virginia City First with BPL Network

Freescale Marries Bluetooth, UWB

Electronics Factory Shipments up Again

Boeing Labels 787 Parts with RFID Tags

Presto! It's a Semiconductor

SpaceShipOne On Display At US Flight Museum


Progress Energy May Build New Nuclear Plant in Florida

Google, Sun Ink Deal in Challenge to Microsoft

Two Americans, One German Win Nobel Physics Prize for Explaining Light

Europe Willing to Pay to Get Science & Engineering on TV

Americas, Europe, Japan in Decline, Asia-Pacific Booming - SIA

Freescale Marries Bluetooth, UWB

Nanoscientists Provide New Picture of Semiconductor Material

Hurricanes Katrina & Rita Destroyed 109 Oil Platforms

22 Robots Finish Racecourse in DARPA Semifinal

IP TV: The Next Wave of Telco Spending


Silence Aloft Is Under Threat

RFMD Extends Leadership in Transmit Modules

Wireless Developers Unsatisfied with Software Tools

Yahoo Begins Effort to Bring Books Online for Reading

Agilent Announces Plans for Eagleware-Elanix EDA Product Line

New Cars Help Drivers Avoid Crashes

Electronics Factory Shipments up Again

China Shuts Down Web Sites in Crackdown

Rocket Racing: NASCAR of the Skies


Peregrine Semiconductor Achieves Major Breakthough for 3G Cell Phones

Agilent Technologies Announces Plans for Recently Acquired Eagleware-Elanix EDA Product Line

China Poised to Become World's Largest Exporter in 10 Years

Euro Distribution: Facing up to Change

L-Mart Replaces Army Reconnaissance Radar for $11M

Purdue Nanotechnology Center Focuses on Discovery

Soyuz with Millionaire Tourist Docks at Space Station

Google Morphs into Multifaceted Juggernaut

Global Semi Sales Up 3% in August

Europe Lobbies to Wrest Internet Control from U.S.

Hawaii Quietly Nurturing High-Technology Industry

Canadian Firms Sign a Tactical Military Communications Agreement


Antennae and Solar Cells on One Surface

New Bans Show China's Concerns About Tech's Threat to Communism

Planes May One Day Fly in 'V' Formations Ala Geese

Sun's Direct Role in Global Warming May Be Underestimated

Scientist Readies for His $20M Soyuz Trip to ISS


Motorola Urges Congressional Push on Public Safety Band

Wireless Competition Robust Despite Consolidation - FCC

Fuel Cell Mobile Phone is in Near Future

U.S. Patent Office Rejects Remaining NTP Patent - RIM Contest

Bicycling Robot Shows Good Balance

U.N. Members Look to Loosen U.S. Hold on Web

Nanoscientists Describe Electron Movement Through Molecules

Olson Set for First Soyuz Tourist Flight Since 2002 to ISS

Chip Helps Electric Outlet Go Broadband