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Technical Headline News Archive - December 2008

If you came to RF Cafe looking for a certain news item you remember seeing or found on a search engine, there is a good chance it is no loner on the homepage. Headlines change daily (except Saturdays). Here are links to all the headline archives.

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12/31/2008
The Hot 100 Electronic Products of 2008
2008 Review, a Look at 2009, and Why the Monsters are Due on Semi Street
Samsung Boosts its Own 4G Wireless Chip Development
'Interference Hunters' Search Country for Stray Signals
Holiday Sales Drop to Force Bankruptcies, Closings
Motorola to Cut a Further 400 Jobs
Top 20 Predictions for Semis in 2009
The Year in Materials
Researchers Print Dense Lattice of Transparent Nanotube Transistors on Flexible Base
DECT Wireless Eavesdropping Made Easy
Private Firms to Haul ISS Cargo
EE Times' Top stories of 2008: Energy, Memristor
Nokia Shows off Chinese Pen-Input Phone
China Approves Long-Awaited 3G Licenses
Launch Delayed for Air Force Communications Satellite
Experts Uncover Weakness in Internet Security
Downloads of Pirated Windows 7 Beta Candidate Soar
Top Video Games of 2008
NASA: 'Lethal Trauma' Killed Shuttle Columbia Astronauts
12/30/2008
Ford Announces New Self-Parking Technology
RIM Sues Motorola for Curbing Job Hiring
Internet Access Turns School Buses into Rolling Classrooms
DARPA Chief Reviews Legacy
Uproar in Australia over Plan to Block Web Sites
Army to Upgrade Firefinder Radar Systems
Broadband on Rails
Washington State Starts Free Electronics Recycling Program
ARRL Kids Day is January 4
India Defers 3G Spectrum Auction to January 30
AMD Adds 100 to Planned Layoff
Police to Use Bluetooth to Find Witnesses Around Crime Scenes
Trends to Watch in 2009: Printed Electronics
How Small Can Computers Get? Computing in a Molecule
iPhone's Popularity Helps Boost MEMS Market
How Helium Can Be Solid and Perfect Liquid at Same Time
Cable TV Charges Set to Go up in the New Year
Web-Based Case Studies Help Students Develop Career Skills
RF Micro Devices to Present at the 11th Annual Needham Growth Stock Conference Jan 8, 2009
Drunk Dialing: iPhone Apps to Tally Your Tipsiness
Graphene Nanomemory Stores Bits in 10 nm
Consumer Confidence Hits All-Time Low in December
12/29/2008
Next Inning Technology Research Identifies Undervalued Tech Stocks for 2009
Hong Kong University Renounces Its UFO Courses
Time to Raise The Warning Flag on U.S. Space Program
Samsung Preps WiMax, LTE Chips
China Starts Work on Largest Radio Telescope Ever Built
Take Your Job Search Online
Oregon Considering Mileage Tax Using GPS
Police to Use Bluetooth to Find Witnesses Around Crime Scenes
Parallel Universe
Nissan, NEC to Spend $1B on Battery Output
China RoHS: One Year and Counting
India Puts Back 3G Spectrum Auction
Not All Americans Will Benefit from Digital TV Signals
Google UK Street View Launching in Spring
Batteries to Store Wind Energy
Rethinking Zero iPod Tolerance in the Classroom
What Future is in Store for Microsoft?
New Titanium-Glass Alloys are Tough, Cheap and Light-Weight
12/28/2008
Amazon Says 2008 Christmas Season Was 'Best Ever'
BP Offers Free WiFi to Fuel Interest in Gas Stations
Evil Santa was Laid-Off Software Engineer
Quantum Electronics: Tunneling Effect in Strong Laser Field Interaction Under Attack
Entering Space: Creating a Space-Faring Civilization
12/26/2008
This Year to Be Longer by One Second
In Nevada, Hams Are NWS's Eyes
Mathematicians and Artists Use Algorithms to Make Complicated Paper Sculptures (watch the video)
Scientists Warn Christmas Lights Harm the Planet (News flash! Some scientists harm planet with their idiocy)
ESD Tests Generate Different Results
Russia Launches Three New Navigation Satellites
Grundig Elektronik Shares Jump 10% on Sony Deal
Wal-Mart to Start Selling iPhones
The Hot 100 Electronic Products of 2008
Time to Reboot the FCC?
NASA Awards Multi Billion Dollar ISS Supply Contracts
Why You Should Stay with IEEE
Hardware and Software Approaches Implement Multiple Radios
With $100M in Pocket, Wireless Startup Expands
China's Spreadtrum Cuts Jobs, Lowers Forecast
'Seeing' the Quantum World: How a Quantum Computer Would Work
Germans Save Egyptian Ship from Radical Muslim Somali Pirates
New Year's Resolution – Avoid Killing Yourself
IE Stutters in Europe. Opera, Not Firefox, Rules
Using the PlayStation 3 to Study Black Holes
12/25/2008
Pew Study: Internet Takes over Papers as News Source (Old Media is done... time to put a fork in it)
Australia to Build National Internet Network
NASA Rocket Contract Launches SpaceX into the Big Time
Analyst Warns of 'Solar Market Eclipse' in 2009
Google Earth Delivers Miracle on 34th Street, and 65th Street, and...
N. American Semi Equipment Industry November Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.00
Amateurs are Tying Genetic Engineering at Home
Flame Retardants Prove Ineffective on Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees
12/24/2008
NORAD's Global Santa Tracking Website
Cell Phones Are the New Chalk Board
ROHS 2: Changes Ahead
Cracking a Tough Nut for the Semiconductor Industry
Scientists Discover New Type of Laser
Get Involved in Defending Amateurs' Rights
Top-10 Christmas Radio Advertisers - Wal-Mart #1
Good Heavens: Vatican Rehabilitating Galileo
Court Awards Verizon $33 in Cybersquatting Case
Wi-Fi Beats iPod in Geek Survey
EU Reopens Massive Online Library
Space and the Obama Administration
RF-Based TV Remote Runs Forever on Single Cell
Lockheed Martin Agrees to Acquire Universal Systems & Technology
Windows XP Extensions Reflect Vista's Woes
Top 5 Amazing Astronomy Discoveries of 2008
Berkeley Engineering Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows
Navy Technician Sentenced for Computer Theft
Notebook PC Shipments Exceeded Desktops for First Time in Q3
12/23/2005
Christmas Shut-Down in Silicon Valley
Mobile Phone Subscribers Pass 4 Billion Mark
U.S. Companies Investing in STEM Education
Toyota Predicts Its First Annual Operating Loss in 7 Decades
DOD RFID Efforts Converge
UK Nanotechnology Group Targets Sustainable Design Projects
Obama Names Science and Technology Team
Nanowires Can Now Be Controlled Down to Single Atom Level
The Year in Computing
Slow Quarter Closes Awful Year for U.S. IPOs
Extension of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the USPTO and the CIPO
Commerce Department Criticizes Internet Addressing Plan
RFID Global Solution Selected as RFID Integrator for JSPRFI Contract
India Upbeat on 3G Auction, Moves to Hook Foreign Companies
HomePlug Group Breaks 2-Year Deadlock
Improved Volumetric Displays May Lead to 3D Computer Monitors
Vatican Embraces iTunes Prayer Book
Repair Crews Reach Damaged Undersea Internet Cables
Web Browsers to Change over the Next Few Years
Windows XP to be Supported into 2010
World Faces "Total" Financial Meltdown: Bank of Spain Chief
9 out of 10 Decorating Their Home for Christmas
12/22/2008
Woman Faces Jail for Death While Texting Road Accident
Internet Predicted to be Dominated by Mobile in 2020
Report Calls for Restructuring Patent Office
Raytheon Wins up to $3.3B to Deliver Patriot Capabilities to UAE
U.S. Firms Join Forces to Build Lithium Ion Batteries for Cars
Nokia Shop Attacked by Mob over Mapping Software Dispute
Fujitsu Develops CMOS Logic-Based 10V-Breakdown Transistor for PAs
RFID's Security Problem
Asia Tech Firms Cut Costs with Forced Leave for Workers
Computing in a Molecule
Internet Economy Could Shrink in 2009
LEDs and Smart Lighting Could Save Trillions of Dollars
Split Second Could Spell Death of GMT
Japanese Researchers Propose Recorder Tag for Extending RFID Apps
Engineers, Meet Social Media
British Scientist Warns We Must Protect the Vulnerable from Robots
Internet Radio Interoperability Group to Launch at CES
Siemens Wins $2.1B Iraqi Power Plant Deal
Looking Ahead at Cell Phones
Obama Planning to Scrap Shuttle Replacement, Says NASA
SAIC Awarded $17M Task Order by Space and Naval Warfare System Center - Atlantic
U.S. Fails to Withstand Mock Cyberattack
12/21/2008
IBM Claims Graphene Field-Effect Transistors at GHz Frequencies
Worldwide Governments Spend $62B on Space Programs
Panasonic Makes $4.5B Move for Sanyo
God or Science? A Belief in One Weakens Positive Feelings for Other
NASA to Sell, Donate Old Space Shuttles
Holiday Tech Cravings and Power Savings
Why Did the London Millennium Bridge 'Wobble'?
Obama's Top Science Post Picks Advocate "Forceful Government Response" to Global Warming
12/19/2008
RIM Reports a Season of Good Cheer (nice to see a bright spot for a change)
Analysis: IC Market Gloom Won't Last
Palm Loses Over Half a Billion Dollars in Three Months (oops - it didn't last long)
IBM Claims Fastest Graphene Transistor
STATS ChipPAC to Lay Off 1600 in Latest Restructuring
U.S. Gives Green Light for First Commercial Spaceport
Boeing Gears up for DOD Intelligence Demand
Flexible Polymer Transistors 'Printed' Using Ultraviolet Light
U.S. Files Antitrust Suit Against Microsemi
Dollar, Sterling Plunge to Multi-Decade Lows in Wake of Fed Move
Helium Ion Beams Illuminate Tiny Particles
Congressmen Accuse FCC of Violating Law in Delaying AWS-3 Vote
India to Shut Down 25 Million Mobile Phones in January
Research in Magnetic Semiconductors Leading to Advances in Computing
U.S. Military Actually Investigated Gravitational Waves
Mass Internet Outages in Egypt (again!?!)
U.S. R&D Investments to Target Infrastructure, Jobs
Texas Instruments to cut 400 Jobs in Philippines
Raytheon Sensor Activated on Lunar-Orbiting Spacecraft
Bullet Speed Wi-Fi Service for Japan
Instant Photo Inventor Polaroid Files for Bankruptcy (must not be "too big to fail" so no bailout taxpayer money)
Solar-Flare Surprise: Pure Hydrogen Shot at Earth
12/18/2008
EU Commission Proposes Changes to RoHS, WEEE Directives
Frequency Change for Canadian Time Transmission Station CHU
10 Gifts for the Hard-Core Techie
Healthcare, Wireless May Still Thrive in 2009
New Products that Made Tech Fans Celebrate in 2008
Excess Inventory Likely to Triple in Q4, Could Delay Semiconductor Industry Recovery
Nokia Debt Ratings Downgraded to Negative Outlook
Semi Execs Feeling Gloomy About 2009
Crucial Decisions on Spectrum Needed to Secure Ireland's Wireless Future
GaAs Device Market to Shrink 5% in 2009
Experts Detail the 3 Rules for Technological Fixes (too bad these criteria are not applied to all the social programs)
Irish Government Invests €45M in Research Centres
Biggest Breach of Earth's Solar Storm Shield Discovered
Panasonic Develops 'Natural Super Junction' GaN Power Device
MIT Targets Wave Power for Commercialization
Mozilla Disputes Bit9's Claim That Firefox is "Most Vulnerable App"
European First as ALICE Achieves Energy Recovery at 11 MV
UKIRT's Galaxies: A View for the Season (was it named after me?)
Coffee Republic Brews Up RFID Loyalty Cards (a fine application of technology for those who create it)
Oil Tumbles below $40 for First Time Since 2004
88 New Taxes for NYers (thank the people who keep electing the tax-and-spend crowd)
Global Warming Hits Malibu Beaches
12/17/2008
Siemens Pays $1.6B in Bribery Scandal Fines (ouch - that's got to hurt the bottom line)
Motorola Freeze Pay Rises - Suspends Pension Payments
'Change' Needed in Engineering Education
Engineers Developing Energy-Harvesting Radios
2008, 2009 Will be Industry's First Back-to-Back Years of Declining Sales
Faster Graphene Transistors
Consumers Want 'Green' TVs, Electronics
Laird Cuts over 4,500 Jobs as Sales Slide by 25%
Military Has Mini Supercomputer in Works
Downturn Spurs 'Survival Panic' for Some in the U.S.
Semiconductor Lasers Generate Better Random Numbers
Combination ICs – Understanding the Needs of Tomorrow - Today
U.S. Death Map Revealed (due to acts of nature)
Harris Corporation Completes Agreement to License SDR Technology for Aviation Broadband Initiative
Scientists Find Hole in Earth's Magnetic Field
Inventory Crisis Looms for Chipmakers
RFID Enables Korean Meteorological Administration to Keep an Eye on Weather
Mobile Messaging Revenues to Defy Economic Downturn
More Than 1/6 of Households Have Only Cell Phones
Best Buy Makes the Best of a Bad Situation - Yr/Yr Down 77%
582,000 Canadian Jobs at Stake if Big Three Auto Makers Fail
12/16/2008
Hams Respond to Calls for Assistance as Ice Storms Pummel New England
Intel Sees PMOS Gain with (110) Silicon
Flawed Carbon Nanotubes Make Perfect Conductors
European Commission Guidelines Push Rollout of Continent's Mobile TV to Mobile Phones
Cellphone Market to Shrink in 2009, Inventories a Concern
iTunes to Offer Free Content over Christmas
U.S. Trade Commission Investigating Samsung, LG over Patent Dispute
Eliminating Space Debris - The Quest Continues
Platinum-Free Fuel Cell
MEMS Market Lifted by 'iPhone Mania,' Says iSuppli
USPTO: Reminder to Attorney and Patent Agents to Update Contact Information
Five Million Customers Buying What MobiTV is Selling
About 90% of all e-Mail is Spam: Cisco
UK Railways Adopt a Single Format for Mobile Ticket Barcodes
TDK-Lambda Invests £25k in UK Skills Centre
EI Receives Illinois Governor's Pollution Prevention Award (a dubious honor given the gov's current dilemma)
Chinese Company Introduces World's First Plug-In Hybrid
Survey Shows 65% of American Adults Need Daily Internet Access
Jellyfish Taking over World’s Oceans; Shutting Down Nuclear Power Plants
Greek Rioters Using Green Lasers on Police
Serious Flaw in Internet Explorer Not Fixed Yet
12/15/2008
FCC Cancels White Space Vote
Impoverished North Korea Getting New Mobile Network
Congressional Committee Members Release Report Lambasting FCC Chairman Kevin Martin (as if those clowns have any credibility)
Japanese Engineers Looking Reluctantly Overseas
Consumers Choose Products with More Technical Specs
Sandia Builds Ion Beam Laboratory
Fraud in Science: How Prevalent is it and What Can Be Done?
Group Demos Metamaterials for Invisible Cloak
Multigate FETs: A Risky Proposition
WiMAX Laptop Clients and Embedded Mobile PCs Will Drive the Device Market
Waste Coffee Grounds Offer New Source of Biodiesel Fuel (looks like I'm reducing my carbon footprint 3-4 times each day)
Ofcom: Low Power License-Exemption Limits above 10 GHz
Mobile Network Infrastructure Vendors Starting to Feel the Heat
Decline in European Semiconductor Industry Endangering Half a Million Jobs
A Novel Electric Thruster for Manned Spacecraft in the Making
Researchers Identify New Region of the Magnetosphere
OSHA Considers Self-Approval of Certain Products (something seems stupid about this - can you give yourself a UL or CE label?)
Method Sorts out Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube Problem
Electrical Engineers Create Test for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
New Energy Guidelines Stump CE Designers
Military Avionics Modernization, Next-Generation ATM Technology at Avionics 2009
Comcast to Debut Faster Internet in Baltimore
12/14/2008
$50B Wall Street Ponzi Scheme Hits Big Names
'Strained' Quantum Dots Show New Optical Properties
Enterprise WLAN Market to See Growth Amid Financial Turmoil
UK Telecoms Regulator Hires Consultancy to Advise on Spectrum Policy
12/12/2008
Wireless Companies Gear up to Assist Users of 700 MHz Gear
“Long, Dark Season” for OEMs, Gartner Predicts
Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Declined $12B in 2008
Brown Government Aims £1B at High-Tech Start-Ups
Five Growth Markets for 2009
China's 3G Move to Trigger Spending
The K7RA Solar Update - Finally, Another Sun Spot
Fairchild Slashes Jobs, Reduces Forecast
Investor Has $500M to Spend in Europe
SEMI: 500k Jobs at Risk with EU Chip Decline
Bush Administration Urges FCC to Vote Against Free Broadband Mandate
Researcher Nabs 'Doubly Magic' Tin Isotope
Marshall SFC Sponsors Four Student Teams in FIRST Robotics Competitions
FCC's Martin, White House Feud over Smut-Free Broadband
iPhone '4G' to Have a Wii-Like Sensor?
FTC Provides Guidance on Labeling Light Bulbs (your tax dollars at work)
Chemist Tames Longstanding Electron Computation Problem
Russian Entrepreneur Wants to Trademark the Text 'Wink' ;)
Microsoft Tells Users How to Prevent IE Zero Day Attacks
Criminals Winning the Cyberwar on the Desktop Battlefield
12/11/2008
FCC Calls on Amateur Radio Service for Assistance with Digital TV Conversion
U.S. Military Members: Free for You Only - "CD for the Troops II" (5 for Fighting, Roy Orbison, Isaac Hayes, 3 Doors Down, more)
Pedro Ray Wins IEEE 2009 Presidency
UN Blowback: More than 650 International Scientists Dissent over Man-Made Global Warming Claims
USPTO: Changes to Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Physicists Set New Record for Quantum Memory Storage and Retrieval
Dreams May No Longer Be Secret with Japan Computer Screen
Biggest Full Moon of the Year
Wind, Water and Sun Beat Biofuels, Nuclear and Coal for Clean Energy
Neutron Researchers Discover Widely Sought Property in Magnetic Semiconductor
Celebrating 20 Years of UK Satellite TV
Open Handset Alliance on a Roll
The Rise of Black Market Data
Semi Equipment Sales Fall from $54B to $35B in Two Years
Technology May Help Police Halt Hot Pursuits
FlexRadio Donates Software Defined Radio to W1AW
Blue Streetlights May Prevent Crime, Suicide
What's Next for Computer Interfaces?
Nobel-Winning Physicist Rumored to Be Obama's Pick for Energy Secretary
Eat More Camel to Save the Environment
12/10/2009
Half a Million Semiconductor Jobs at Risk
New Radar Can Pinpoint Rocket Launchers
Panel Blasts Federal Nanotech Risk Research Strategy
Business Spend on Wireless Overtakes Wired
Math Gains Reported for U.S. Students
Wireless Technologies Making Their Way into Households to Enable Multimedia Services
From LG to 4G: The First LTE Phone Chipset
SMS and MMS Set the Cash Registers Ringing in the North American Mobile Market
Beijing to Become World's Largest WiFi City
Advanced Sensors Give Soldiers Best Battlefield Picture
Here Comes the Mi-Fi: Novatel Debuts Its Portable 3G Hotspot
Magnetic Nanotubes Could Advance Spintronic Devices
SEMI Asks EU to Help Semiconductor Industry (an EU bailout?)
India-Built Satellite for International Market
Vitesse Releases VScope Embedded Waveform Viewing Technology
The Hottest PC Technology for 2009
Global Demand for Oil to Plummet
NASA Gets Inside Pilots' Heads to Make Them Safer
Security Alert: Beware of USB Memory Sticks
Clear Computer Chip Fabricated
GPS, Hidden Cameras Watch over Baby Jesus
Computer Industry Celebrates 40 Years
12/9/2008
HRL Demos First RF Graphene FETs
EU to Phase Out Standard Light Bulbs by 2012
Turbocharged WiFi Coming to Cellphones
Tech Jobs a Bright Spot in Gloomy Jobs Data
Emrise Corp. Wins Orders for RF Devices for Signal Jamming
LG Demos LTE Mobile Data Download Speeds of 60 Mbps
60 GHz Radio Implements Standard for Multi-Gigabit Wireless Applications
Stellar Growth Seen for GaAs-Based Photovoltaics
2008 Will Be Just a Second Longer
ARRL 10 Meter Contest Means HF Fun for Technicians, Too!
Sony to Cut 16,000 Jobs, Slash $1.1B in Costs
Intel Breaks Record with Optical CMOS Device
The Other U.S. Mobile DTV Alliance Opens the Door for a Truce
Nokia Completes Sale of German Handset Factory
Google Earth Accused of Aiding Terrorists (see Nowhere to Hide)
Ship-in-a-Bottle Kit on a Microchip
Bad Economy Helping Web Scammers Recruit 'Mules'
The Mouse Hits 40-Year Milestone
Mozilla Makes Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 Available
Looking Back on Technology Foresight
Test Drive: Zap's New Electric Car
12-8-2008
China ICs: A Bomb, or Just a Lot of Firecrackers?
Improving Mobile Internet Access on High-Speed Trains
Technology Firms Benefit from Cash in the Bank (duh!)
New Products Bring Side Effect: Nanophobia
Analyst Sees 10% Cellular Decline in 2009
IEEE Joins Move to Patent Pools
Motorola Debt Downgraded to Junk Status
An Old Dream Fulfilled: Zinc Oxide as Semiconductor
GM: Volt Program Still Going Full Speed
NASA Awards Weather Integration Research Contract to Sensis
The Best Photon Detector Yet
Wireless Sensor Network Helps School Cut Its Energy Use
Nokia Siemens Wins Major Indian GSM Network Contract
Prisons Looking to Jam Cellphone Signals
Radio Revenues to Continue Decline in 2009
Broadcom Integrates 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM for Multimedia Applications in Mobile Devices
ITT Wins $160M U.S. Navy Systems Engineerin Support Contract
Broad Use of Brain Booster Drugs?
FCC Extends Sat Radio Deadline for Third-Party Access
Opera 10 Alpha Shows off New Presto Rendering Engine
Panel Urges Obama to Consider Hacker-Response Plan
Men are Red, Women are Green
12-7-2008
Coating Provides Near-Perfect Absorption of Sunlight from All Angles
Edible Electronics Monitor Drugs in Your Body
Gulf Oil CEO Says Gas Could Hit $1/Gallon Next Year (care to wager on a huge O-tax if so?)
Magnetics-on-Silicon: Enabling Technology for Power SOCs
U.S. Job Losses Signal Recession Will Be Long, Deep
Chinese Property Hunters to Raid U.S. (the sale of America to the highest bidder continues...)
12/5/2008
Bluetooth 2.2 Specs in Mid-2009
Fusion Reactors Inch Toward Commercialization
'Big Bang' Collider Repairs: $29M
Quantum Trick Makes Metals Become Insulators
Resistivity Reduction Enables Tungsten Scaling
Consumer Electronics Association Cuts Q4 View
Venture Capitalists See Opportunity in Recession
Smart Electricity Meter Recognizes Domestic Appliances
Ceramics That Won't Shatter
Senate Approves Cyber-Crime Bill
Students Discover Unique Planet
Wii Fit, IPhone 3G Among Japan's Top Impulse Buys in 2008
Voice over Wireless Local Area Network Devices Set to Provide Flexible Work Environment
10 Gifts for the Cubicle Warrior
2008 Will Be Coolest Year of the Decade (correlates with sun spot activity)
ARRL HQ Welcomes New Membership Manager
DoD Education Activity Encourages Nominations for Teacher Awards
U.S. Job Losses Worst Since 1974 as Downturn Deepens
O'Reilly to End Radio Factor
Surviving the Recession: Finding Wireless Value
Hubble Will Be Repaired in May
Microsoft Seeks 'Community' Help to Make IE8 Standards Mode Work (this issue is motivating me to do a complete re-design on RF Cafe in 2009)
12/4/2008
High Tech Celebrates White-Spaces Victory
Boeing Airborne Laser Successfully Activates High-Energy Laser
Survey Shows Business Marketers Now Spend Nearly Half Their Budgets Online
Opening the Last Part of Electromagnetic Spectrum
Private Chip Companies Shedding Staff, Too
Electric Shock as Sales of Green Cars go into Reverse in UK
Nokia Says Navigation Key to Services Revenues
Scientists Fear Technology May Be Rewiring Our Brains
Un-Masking a Faster Solution for Chip-Making
Nuclear Fusion Plasma Movement Method Devised at MIT
New Insights on Fusion Power
China to Send Scientists into Space
RocketShip Tours Teams up with XCOR Aerospace to Offer $95,000 Right Stuff Experience
AT&T Cuts 12,000 Jobs, Lowers Capital Spending
Russia to Launch Two Telecoms Satellites in February 2009
Efficient Thin-Film Solar Cells
SANYO Internet Radio - Thousands of Free Internet Radio Stations, No Computer Required
U.S. and China Find Common Ground in Solar Power
Pirelli Gateways Go Femto
Small Underwater Currents Could Be the Next Big Thing in Alternative Energy
Sergeant Majors Want Better Technology for the Troops
12/3/2008
Downturn Catching up with Communications ICs
Microsoft Partners with Implantable RFID Chip Maker VeriChip
NXP Targets Medical Market with Wireless Communication Partnership
Proposed New RoHS and WEEE Directives Published
RIM Stock Set for a Drubbing after Disappointing Sales and Profit Outlook
Realizing Lithium-Battery Potential
Disappearing Superconductivity Reappears -- In 2-D
European Commission Warns Germany over Mobile Termination Rates
Starwars-Style Holographic 3DTV Could be a Reality by 2018
World’s Largest CIGS PV Array Goes Live
STMicro Joins in Tunable RF Device Group's Funding Round
Wireless Crib Monitor Keeps Tabs on Baby's Breathing
Cell Phones That Never Need to be Charged? Sound Wave-Powered Devices Possible
Vodafone Loses $2 Billion Indian Tax Case
Russians Track Wayward U.S. Spy Satellite
Herley to Provide Microwave Assemblies for F-16 Upgrades
Infineon's Outlook Dire as Downturn, Qimonda Weigh
At Glass Factory, RFID Boosts Worker Safety and Productivity
Hospital-on-a-Chip Targets Battlefield
Telecom Italia to Cut 4,000 More Jobs
BIA: Radio Revenues to Fall Further in '09
U.S. Senate Majority Leader - "We Won't Smell the Tourists Anymore" (talk about elitist!)
12/2/2008
Salary Survey: Globalization Takes a Bite out of EEs' Salaries
NASA Awards 382 Small Business Research and Technology (SBIR) Contracts
Wireless Mesh Network Deployed in Oil Refinery
Earthlings, Space Beer has Splashed Down (a true brewski... from Russia)
Charge Your Cellphone by Talking
Semi Sales Fell 2.4% in October
Less Bad News than Anticipated for the Semiconductor Industry in 2008
FCC to Mull Free Internet Plan at December Meeting
First Light-Driven Nanomachine
ARISS to Celebrate 25 Years of Amateur Radio in Space with Special Events
Economic Crisis Boosts Urgency for European Chip R&D
High School Physics Lessons Updated
Malware Attack Leaves Pentagon Scrambling for Answers
Nokia Goes Full-Tilt in Unveiling Its N97
Europe Backs Supergrids
Clearwire May Slow WiMax Build to Cut Funding Gap
Many HDTV Buyers Continue to Take a Pass on HD Programming (I am one of them... I watch HD via the Web for free)
New Year's Eve Ball Grows Bigger and Brighter
A $30k Rhodium Bling Ring for Michelle O. (Rh is world's most expensive metal... a huge C footprint to extract)
Data Signal Deep Global Downturn
U.S. Manufacturing Hits 26-Year Low
Oil Plunges Below $50 after Opec Fails to Cut (at least one bright spot)
12/1/2008
Drivers Make More Errors when Talking on Cell Phone Than to a Passenger
Myth of the Vanishing Western Engineer
Engineers Confront the Rising Tide of Job, Economic Fears (lots of jobs on the RF Cafe Job Board)
USPTO Expands Online Archive of the Trademark Official Gazette
Lockheed Martin and ITT Corporation Team for U.S. Navy Electronic Warfare Competition
Mobile Phones to Work on Glasgow Underground Railway
Researchers Construct Highest Frequency Silicon Cantilever
A Design for Cheaper Wind Power
China RoHS: One Year and Counting
Nujira Touts PA Efficiency Advance in Handsets
Highly Efficient Lithium Batteries Developed
UCSD Reports 58% PAE for Wireless Base Station PAs
Northrop Grumman Wins Joint STARS Radar Modernization Contract
Making an Old Brain Young (I need this)
Fairchild Files Patent Suit Against Infineon
Fuel-Cell Powered Devices Getting Closer
Remains of Last Week's Fiery Meteor Found in Western Canada
Better Golf Ball Dimples Result in Less Drag and Balls that Fly Farther
Did You Spend Less Green on Black Friday?
PayPal Takes Another Crack at Tightening Security
Britain Thinking of Joining Euro
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RF Cascade Workbook is a very extensive system cascaded component Excel workbook that includes the standard Gain, NF, IP2, IP3, Psat calculations, input & output VSWR, noise BW, min/max tolerance, DC power cauculations, graphing of all RF parameters, and has a graphical block diagram tool. An extensive User's Guide is also included. - Only $35.
RF system analysis including
frequency conversion & filters

RF & EE Symbols Word
RF Stencils for Visio

Product & Service Directory
Personally Selected Manufacturers
RF Cafe T-Shirts & Mugs

RF Cafe Software

Calculator Workbook
RF Workbench
Smith Chart™ for Visio
Smith Chart™ for Excel