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Technical Headline News Archive - November 2007

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11-30-2007
Global Cell Phone Use at 50%
China’s GaN LED Production to Overtake Japan in 2010
Component Market Shrinks as Price Erosion Hits
Wi-Fi Reaches out to Gadgets
The Transistor: 60 Years Old and Still Switching
India's Reliance Preparing US$5.6 Billion GSM Tender
New Zealand Teen Behind $20-Million Hacking Scheme
Report Warns "Cyber Cold War" is the Biggest Threat to National Security
Will XP SP3 Fill Need for Speed in 2008 Better than Vista?
Google to Bid for U.S. Mobile Airwaves
Winners, Losers in 2007 Chip Rankings
Embattled Motorola CEO Steps Down
High Tech Toys Top 2007 Christmas Gift Choices for Children Below 3
Korean Man Killed by Co-Worker, Not Cell Phone
Mars Rover Perseveres Despite Stall in Robotic Arm
11-29-2007
Toilet-Finding Cell Service Launches in London
Nokia Cell Phone Battery Explodes in the Night
EU to Open GSM Radio Spectrum
EDN's Website One of the Most Annoying for Entry Ad Page
Voyager 2 Spacecraft Set to Reach Space Milestone
EU Haggles over Satellite Navigation Project
US Plans GPS Satellite Navigation Upgrade to Rival EU
Einstein's Biggest Blunder? Dark Energy May Be Consistent with Cosmological Constant
Samsung Develops RFID Tag Reader for Mobile Devices
Frankfurt Widens Its NFC-Enabled Transit Network
Child Care Firm Fined for Sacking Employee by SMS
South Korea's Wireless Internet Platform Set for Upgrading
40th Anniversary of Australia's 1st Satellite
Shake Your Phone to Check Messages, Battery Power
Earth-like Lightning on Venus
The Big Brother Software that Lets Bosses Spy on Employees
11-28-2007
Exploding Cell Phone May Have Killed Korean Man
Cell Phone College Class Opens in Gadget-Loving Japan
Carbon Transistors Touted as Outperforming Amorphous Silicon
Job-Related Stress: Fatigue Effects in Silicon
FCC Opens the Door for More LPFMs
Pay-by-Mobile Phone Trial Starts in London
NASA Evaluates Compact Synthetic Aperture Radar
High Performance FETs with Thin Films of Carbon 60 Produced
Raytheon Charges RF Micro with Patent Infringement
Winners, Losers in 2007 Chip Rankings
Motorola Continues to Lose Ground in Mobiles
Greenpeace: Microsoft, Nintendo are Too Toxic
BMW Brings Internet Protocol Under the Hood
U.S. Military Needs Larger Slice of GNP to Modernize
Online US Christmas Shopping Sales Exceed Expectations
Internet Shoppers Spent $733M During Cyber Monday
11-27-2007
Continuing Boom in UK's Consultancy and Engineering Fields
Israel Pushing Hard on Nanotechnology R&D
Quantum Experiment Carried Out at Molecular Level
Blackberry Wins Handset Data-rate Bakeoff
Wireless Startup Offers Fastest Mobile Data Service in Japan
Volvo to Offer HD Radio on Most Models
Microsoft to Hire 1,000 Engineers in China
Samsung Develops RFID Chip for Cell Phones
China Publishes First Moon Picture from Chang'e-1 Probe
Wi-Fi Losing Out to 3G in South Africa
New T-ray Source Could Improve Airport Security, Cancer Detection
Hong Kong Sets $13 Million Free Wi-Fi Service in 350 Government Venues
LED Lighting Market to Near $1.4B by 2012
Thermoelectric Materials are One Key to Energy Savings
Obama: Take Billion$ from NASA, Give it to Public Schools
Tech Stocks Crumble on Recession Fears
11-26-2007
FCC Revokes Amateur License of Ham Operator Due to Child Molestation Conviction
Superinsulators Rival Superconductors
Cellular Industry Petitions FCC to Outlaw Sale & Use of Cellphone Jammers
EU to Tap Unused Farm Subsidy Funds to Finance Galileo Satellite Venture
USA's Department of Commerce Agency Joins SDR Forum
Qualcomm vs. Nokia Patent Case Starts in Britain
Dubai Investment Firm Takes 'Substantial' Stake in Sony
Broadcom to Accept $19.6M Damages Award in Qualcomm Patent Battle
FCC Comish McDowell on Rules Review: We've Done Enough
Chinese Software Vendors to Significantly Drive Down Cost in Near Future
EADS Snags Swiss High-Tech Infantry Contract
Mobile Phone Sales Declined in China During Q2 '07
Neutron Scatter Camera Detects Shielded Radiation to Find Smuggled Nuclear Material
Web Traffic Snarls Retail Sites on 'Black Friday'
Simple Retro Toys May be Better for Children than Fancy Electronic Toys
Cyber Monday Unwraps Online Shopping Season
11-24-2007
Emory U.'s Green Pride Building Draped in Black to Save Birds
'Wiring Up' Enzymes for Producing Hydrogen in Fuel Cells
Cellphone Tracking on Request Questioned
11-23-2007
Two Nobel Laureates Spur Germany to Revive Interest in Technology
FED-TVs with Carbon Nanotube Technology Could Supersede Plasma, LCD Flat Screens
Nokia Says: Women are Better Multi-taskers Than Men
Ofcom Proposes to De-license Digital "Walkie-Talkies" (thanks to OpenSpectrum)
U.S. Mobile Phone Sales up in Q3
Nokia Siemens Greens up its Radio Gear
Mobile Phone Market Grows Smarter
California Sues E-Voting Vender
New Li-Ion Battery Chemistries Allow Designers to Trade off Energy Capacity and Power
Japan to Include Space Projects in its Development Assistance Funding
Unlocked iPhone to Sell in Germany for Nearly $1,500
What Space Telescopes of Tomorrow Will See
More LED Power, Efficiency Needed to Profit from General Lighting Market
Pro Football Player on Next Atlantis Shuttle Flight
11-22-2007
China-Developed Technology Becomes First Device Interoperability Global Standard
Skype Encryption Stumps German Police
Qualcomm Wins a Round in Patent Battles with Nokia
Riber Claims First MBE Production Machine for GaN-Based Electronic Components
Panel Urges FCC to Cap Rural Phone Subsidies
11-21-2007
UK's Families Put on Fraud Alert - Massive HMRC Data Missing
Link Between Wireless Technology and Autism Unveiled in New Scientific Report
UN Report Complains of Low Electronics Recycling Rates
Replacement Market Will Drive Mobile Phone Sales in 2008
Target Testing Online Sales of Used Electronics
FCC to Vote on Ownership Rules Review
Wireless Broadband Providers May Have to Take License Test
CRC Demonstrates World's Smallest Software Defined Radio
U.S. to Freeze Troop Reduction Plan in Europe
Nichia to Ship Engineering Samples of First 1W CW Pure-Blue Laser
Lack of Black Engineers Hurts U.S., per Bill Gates
Why Design Engineers Need to Know About Lithography
U.S. Space on Rebound, Patience Required, Official Says
Crude Oil Prices Rise Above $99 per Barrel (40 US Gal)
Dollar Sets a New Record Low
Netherlands Not So Dutch Anymore
11-20-2007
10 Billion MEMS Embedded in Handsets
Obama to Mandate ODF for Online Government Data if Elected
Telecommuting Found to Boost Morale, Cut Stress (works for me)
NAB Seeks Nominations for 2008 Engineering Achievement Awards
Chinese Espionage Cited as Top Risk to U.S. Technology Industry
Bargain Basement Satellites with FASTSAT
MS VisualStudio 2008 Released
U.S. War Contracts Top $25 Billion
USPTO 2007 Fiscal Year-End Results Demonstrate Trend of Improved Patent and Trademark Quality
ISS Astronauts Hook up New Harmony Module
Vodafone Challenges Exclusive German iPhone Deal
Military Small, Mini UAVs to Proliferate in European Markets
Sitting May Increase Risk of Disease
11-19-2007
Global E-commerce at Risk from Subtle Math Error in Computer Chip
Tech Firms Alert for U.S. Slowdown Spread to Europe
Redline Enters U.S. WiMAX Market in New 3.65 GHz Band
International Treaty Sets Future Course for Wireless
Laid-Back Surfer Dude May Be Next Einstein
Anaren Increases Stock Buy Back Authorization
Successful Second Launch of Skynet 5 Satellite
Samsung Cuts 1,630 Jobs
First China Lunar Probe to Activate Observation Payloads on Monday
Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Open to Wireless Attacks
Nigerian Committee Recommends 12 Month Ban on New GSM Subscriptions
Laser Dazzler Looked at by Canadian Forces
1/2 of Computer Users Steal Wi-Fi, but ONLY 11 Have Been Arrested
Teen Commits Suicide After Her Fake Online Friend Ends Their Friendship
Teens Use Cell Phones to Stay in Touch, Not to Look Cool
Delay in Autumn Color Caused by Increased Carbon Dioxide not Global Warming
11-18-2007
New Way to Manipulate Light a Million Times More Efficiently
Electronics Recycled Overseas in 'Horrific Way' That Endangers Workers, Environment
11-17-2007
Hubble Zooms in on Heart of Mysterious Comet Holmes
Washington's $50B Tech Plan Derailed by Lawsuit
Shadow Worlds - Multidimensional Space
11-16-2007
GPS Helps Cities Catch Goof-Offs
UN Reaches TV Spectrum Pact
WRC-07 Wraps Up in Geneva; Will Likely Meet Again in 2011
Keithley Receives Northcoast 99 Distinction as "Great Workplace"
Spain King's "Shut-Up" to Chavez Becomes Cult Ringtone (gotta love it!)
Beaten by the Germans: Colossus Loses Code-Cracking Race
Abu Dhabi Buys 8.1% Stake in AMD
Gartner Warns of 2008 Semi Industry Downturn (here we go again)
Intel Announces Lead-Free Nano Chips, Halogen-Free Versions Due in 2008
Papa John's Taking Text-Message Pizza Orders
China Pursuing Aggressive Spying Program (don't need to spy - our companies give it away)
Wal-Mart Plans to Re-Stock Hot-Selling Linux PC (buy one and try RFCW for OOo for FREE)
CBS Unwires Manhattan with Wi-Fi
RFMD Presents New Wireless Front-End Technologies
Google Gearing up for Wireless Spectrum Bid
1/4 of Americans Express an Interest in Mobile Advertising
Self-Organized Traffic Light Control System Could Improve Traffic Flow 95%
U.S. Army: Pass the Supplemental Funding or Face Layoffs
11-15-2007
FCC "Admonishes" Ambient over BPL Issues
Teenager Apprehended by Police on "Virtual Theft" Charges
RF-MEMS Aims to Tune Mobile Wireless Antennas
U.S. Navy Award of $2.3M Funds Technology Development
C&WJ Offers US$14,000 in Rewards for Cable Theft Info
Wi-Fi Piggybacking Widespread, Research Reveals
U.S. Missile Defense Sites Intended Mainly to Defend Europe
Micro Microwave Does Pinpoint Cooking for Miniaturized Labs
Qualcomm Moves 3G Chips to 45nm Process
NEC to Put up WiMAX R&D Center in Taiwan
Israeli Electric Cars Venture Raises $200M
US Independent Operators, is Further Consolidation Inevitable?
Dell Plans Servers Based on Sun Solaris Software
Ariane 5 Rocket Puts British, Brazilian Satellites into Orbit
Report: Chinese Spying Top Threat to U.S. Tech
Poll: IMs Help Teens Avoid Embarrassment
11-14-2007
China Mobile Sets up on Mount Everest
FCC Chief Proposes to Relax Media Ownership Ban
Engineering Education Study Draws Industry Fire
EU Broadcasters Condemn EC's Proposal Open Digital TV Frequencies to Mobile Phone
Warp Speed Improves Calculations a Million Times
Dutch Court Tosses Nokia Complaint Against Qualcomm
NFC Chip IP Will Open Mass Market, Says Innovision
Skyworks Introduces FEMTO Cell Solutions at Samsung
US Mobile Subscriber Base Passes 250 Million Landmark
Silicon Circuits Made Ink-Jet Printable
Terminator-Style Helmets Allows Fighter Pilots to See Through Their Planes
Additional Congressmen Oppose Radio Performance Fees
Mobile Printer/Scanner with Built-In GSM Connection
BAE Systems Wins $64M Vertical Launching System Contract
Cable Cuts Disrupt Internet, Overseas Call Services in Bangladesh
First "Robot" Electric Guitar Tunes Itself
Former Pilots, Officials Call for UFO Study
11-13-2007
EU Unveils Shake-Up of Telecoms Rules
World's Smallest Double Slit Experiment
ARRL Is Looking for a Few Good Instructors
Study Finds U.K. Losing $168 Million a Day to Recreational Internet Use
IBM BlueGene is the World's Fastest Computer Once Again
Record-Breaking Hydrogen Storage Materials For Use in Fuel Cells Developed
Europe Continues to Lag U.S in Companies' R&D Spending
Parties Seeking Special Bribery Probe on Samsung
Orange Releases First Solar-Powered Bluetooth Headset
GigaBeam Gains DoD Order to Support U.S. Navy with WiFiber Technology
Web Spending Hits New Record in Third Quarter
Wind Power for New Eengland Patriot's Gillette Stadium
Google to Pay $10M in Prizes to Boost Android Cell Phone Software
New Measurements: The Universe Weighs Less
Men Talk More Than Women Overall
Wakonda "Clean Energy Entrepreneur of the Year," Awarded $900,000 DOE Funding
11-12-2007
Sales by World's Largest Chip Maker Hit Record High
SiC Electronics Market to Reach $800M by 2015
Get Ready for ARRL Sweepstakes Next Weekend
Qualcomm Flies High in Q3, But Warns of Descent
"Near-Miss" Asteroid Found to be Artificial
U.S., Iranian Engineers Seek Greater Tech Cooperation
Federal Agencies Worry About Bots, Spyware
IBM to Acquire Canada's Cognos for $5B
High Price Means a Hard Sell for Hybrid Trucks
Russia Plans More ISS Modules
11-11-2007
Intel Official: Say Goodbye to Privacy
Atomic-Level Microscopy at Least 100x Faster with New Technique
China: Global Warming Is Not Our Problem
New Technology Can Be Operated by Thought
11-9-2007
Greenpeace Slams Toxic iPhone
Russian Government to Push VC Fund Beyond $1B
Handheld Device Shipments Decline 43.5% Year Over Year
Sprint, Clearwire Terminate WiMax Agreement
NXP’s SiGe:C BiCMOS Process Challenges GaAs for Wireless Applications
NASA Unveils New Antenna Network
Light-Emitting Wallpaper from Jonas Samson
Cisco Drives Down U.S. Tech Stocks
Highest-Energy Cosmic Rays Linked with Violent Black Holes
New Media-Ownership Legislation Introduced in Senate
IBM Launches 'Next Wave' of Autonomic Computing
Electron Spin Rotated with Electric Field
U.S. DoD Grows Spending on Aircraft Maintenance, Repair
Domain Name 'recycle.co.uk' Fetches $314,249.28 in London Auction
Teaching Robots Not to Hurt Humans
No European Missile Defense Sites Soon, U.S. Lawmaker Says
YES2 Team Claims a Space Tether World Record
11-8-2007
AMD Sued Alleging Responsibility for Youth's Birth Defects - Mother Worked in Clean Room
Vending Machine Sells Cell Phones in Las Vegas Airport
CSR Set to Slash Internet Radio Design Costs
Tokyo Police May Soon Receive GPS-Equipped Mobile Phones
Ultra-Fast Internet2, National LambdaRail Won't Merge
Government Invests £100M in Technology Innovation
Missile Intercept System Takes on Two at a Time
Skyworks Delivers Record $0.14 EPS in 4Q07
Report Favors Minor Changes to EU Copyright Tax
ITT Develops Micro-D Pi Filter Connector for Military, Avionics Applications
Deutsche Telekom 3Q Net Profit +7.1%
Engineers Transmit Electron Spin Through Silicon Wafer
No Rest for NASA: Jammed-Pack Schedule Looms
Got Big Ears, Large Forehead? Star Trek Needs You
11-7-2007
Space Shuttle to Land at 1:02 pm
Study Questions U.S. Shortfall in Math, Science
7,000 Huawei Staff in Mass Resignation
Anti-Cell Phone Vigilantes on the Prowl
Next-Gen Spectrum Crunch
Radar Chip Set to Bring Safety to Mid-Range Cars
Lockheed Martin Selects Salvador Imaging to Develop Color Night-Vision Camera
Sony to Pull out of R&D for Making 32-Nano Chips
SDR Base Stations Expected to be $10B Market by 2014
FCC Seeks Info from XM, Sirius on Merger
Sun's Open Source Strategy Questioned
CMOS Running out of Gas, New Effort Looks for Scalable Replacement
Despite IT Security Concerns, Consumers Plan to Use iPhone for Work As Well As Play
WJ Loss Widens in Q3 Despite Cost Savings
British Defense Procurement Minister Resigns
Microsoft Fires Its CIO
11-6-2007
Motorola to Acquire Controlling Interest in Parent Company of Yaesu
Northrop Opens Radar Testing Facility
U.S. Internet Usage Nears 80%
China Conducts Electromagnetics Warfare Exercise
Sony U.S. Electronics Chief Sees Strong Christmas Season Ever
Global Market for Advanced Materials, Sensors Worth $9.4B by 2012
Report from the Second Week of WRC-07
Newly Visible Comet Holmes Brightens Northern Skies
University Class Has Students Updating Wikipedia
The Web's 12 Scariest Applications
RFID Skin Patch Technology Designed to Reduce Medical Errors
Columbus Launch Puts Space Law to the Test
Experts Say West Can't Stop Web Radicalization
U.S., Japan Ground F-15s, F-15Es
Breastfeeding Boost IQ In Infants with 'Helpful' Genetic Variant
Shuttle Discovery Heads Home After Ambitious, Risky Mission
11-5-2007
EADS Takes €1.2B Hit over A400M Program
1,400 Extra Staff Called up for EU iPhone Launch
Micromem's GaAs MRAM Device Processed at GCS
Chinese Factory Raided - Counterfeit Bluetooth Accessories Seized
French Eye U.S.-Style Eentrepreneurship
Passengers Told to Fly on Sri Lankan Airlines Jet with Missing Wing Tip (someone call Nepal Airlines to borrow a goat)
Congress Introduces Resolution Against Radio Performance Taxes
Motorola Begins 3G Femtocell Trial in Europe
11-4-2007
Devices Enforce Cellular Silence, Sweet but Illegal
Japan Turns Away from PCs
Batman Movie Scene in Hong Kong Harbor Scratched Due to Pollution
11-3-2007
Time's Invention of the Year: The iPhone
WRC-07 So Far
ESA Transmits First-Ever Telecommands to Chinese Satellite
Sprint Still Bleeding Customers, Reduces WiMAX Spend
Broad Reach Engineering GPS Receiver Launched on TerraSAR-X Mission
11-2-2007
Physicists Create World's Smallest Radio
Al Qaeda Rumored to Prep e-Jihad for Nov. 11 - infidels beware!
U.K. Goverment Minister Prosecuted for Driving While Using a Mobile Phone
GPS on Steep Ramp in Cellphones
RF Testing Spins Through Transmission Paths
Skyworks Double Earnings, Driven by Multi-Mode FEMs and Linear Products
Bluetooth SIG Picks Wi-Fi as UWB Drags Along
Report Shows Substantial Growth in Wireless Broadband
Intel, TI Bolster Education Initiatives in Emerging Regions
German Parliament to Debate Bill Stripping Journalists of Confidentiality over the Internet
DARPA Looks to Adaptive Battlefield Wireless Nets
Pilots Asleep on DIA Approach
Carphone (U.K.) Sees 10,000 iPhones Sold 1st Day
Honeywell Works on Tracking Soldiers' Brain Waves
Inverse Engineering Method Uses Advanced Scanner and '3D' Photocopier
Consumer Groups Ask FCC to Fine Comcast
11-1-2007
Elastic Electronics Stretch to Twice Their Length
U.S. Tops Ranking of Most Competitive Economies
Shipments of GPS-Enabled Mobile Handsets to More Than Quadruple by 2011
Japan May Track Defense Officials with GPS Phones
Raytheon Selects Mercury Computer Systems for HDR-RF Ground Modem Program
W-CDMA Market Sees Dynamic Growth
Applied CEO: Electronics Doing Little for Sustainability
RFMD's Acquisition of Sirenza Approved by Stockholders
Scientists Discover New Way to Make Water
Wi-LAN Files Infringement Suit Against 22 Firms
Quantum Cascade Laser Nanoantenna Created
China to Deploy Theft Patrol on Everest
U.S. Releases Intel Budget Details
NASA's Unmanned Mars Plane May Fly Over Earth
Star Trek Gadget? 'Tractor Beam' for Cells Developed
Cisco Announces $16B China Expansion
NASA Postpones Spacewalk Until Friday
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