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Warned of a Crash, Start-Ups in Silicon Valley Narrow Their Focus

Element Acquires Northwest EMC, Expands Global EMC Services

ON Cleared to Buy Fairchild

Nonlinear Optical Quantum-Computing Makes a Comeback

Tesla Clears $2.6 Billion Antitrust Hurdle in SolarCity Deal (remember when $2.6B was a lot of money?)

Indian Employees Make NFC Payments Using Everyday Objects


U.N. Could Take Control of Internet

Team USA Heads to World Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships

Würth Acquires Amber Wireless (remember, don't be Würthless)

Strong Growth for Diameter Signaling with LTE Uptake

Dialog Enters GaN Power Market

China Launches Aircraft Engine Maker to Rival the West (using transferred technology)


FCC Spectrum Auction Pushes Past $13B in Round 10

Scalable Production of Highly Crystalline Graphene Films

Semi Foundries to Grow 9% in 2016, Says IC Insights

Coffee Drinking Habits Can Be Written in Our DNA (C8H10N4O2)

Apple Tackles iPhone 1-Tap Spyware Flaws

98 Things Facebook Knows About You

Pothead Rats Get Lazy, Less Willing to Try Cognitively Demanding Tasks


EW Ideas Get Real at Army's Cyber Quest

Indian Smartphone Market Recovers After Successive Declines

China's Semiconductor Industry Worth $157B by 2020

Apple Accused of iPhone 6 'Touch Disease' Defect

N. American Semi Equipment Industry Posts July 2016 Book-to-Bill of 1.05

U.S. Extends ZTE's Reprieve from Export Restrictions


Microsemi Announces Engineering Scholarship with University of Limerick

Turmoil in China Handset Market Hits Qualcomm

Proton Radius Mystery Deepens as Deuterium Measurement Comes up Short

AMSAT Issues Call for 2016 Space Symposium Papers

You're Being Tracked (and Tracked and Tracked) on the Web

30,000 Small Cells Deployed in U.S. Already


Apple, Google, Phone Firms Join FCC to Kill off Robocall 'Scourge'

NIST's New Password Rules

Forward Auction of 600 MHz AWS-3 Airwaves Draws over $9B in Bids

'Human Sacrifice' Ceremony at Geneva's CERN Laboratory

Rural China Kick Starts Global Smartphone Growth

'Auction' of NSA Tools Sends Security Companies Scrambling

Quantum Mechanics Trumps Nonlocal Causality


Can Cellphones Make You Feel Less Connected to Friends and Family?

Transparent Wood Windows Cooler Than Glass (never heard of it)

U.S. Army Awards BlackBerry Certificate of Networthiness and Authorization

Airlines Challenge Lithium Ion Battery Shipments

Verizon's 'One Talk' Marries Office and Mobile Phones for Small Businesses

The Military's Real Readiness Crisis


New Study Confirms Possibility of 5th Force of Nature

EC Pushes for Longer Spectrum Licenses

China Launches Unhackable Comms Satellite

7 Top-20 Semi Suppliers Show Double-Digit Gains in 2Q16

Researchers Develop NFC On-Skin Electronics

Smart Meter IT System Delayed Until Autumn


Canada's Telcos Raise Cheap Money in Internet Bet, Fed Hikes Loom

$15k Fine Proposed for Alleged Florida FM Pirate

Ericsson, China Mobile Test Drone on Path to 5G

Global Chip Market Still Falling

Unique Mobile Subscribers in Africa Surpasses Billion/2

Falcon 9 Launches Japanese Satellite, Nails Bulls-Eye Landing


Deep Learning to Be in Smartphones Soon

Mobile Data Surge Drives Unlicensed Spectrum and Small Cell Tech

GSA Expects Commercial 1-Gbps LTE by Year End

Lack of American Engineers & Scientists

Foxconn Closes $3.8B Acquisition of Sharp

Comments in FCC 'Symbol Rate' Rule Making Proposal Due by October 11


China Smartphone Shipments 44% of Global Total

Demand for Radar in Perimeter Security to Grow by 44%

Amateur Radio Volunteers Responding to Louisiana Flooding Catastrophe

Google Patents Drones in Video Conferencing

Android Apps Can Secretly Track Users' Whereabouts

Audi's Shock Absorber System Generates Electricity from Bumpy Roads


FCC Loses Its Bid to Protect City-Run Broadband

RSGB 'Deeply Disappointed' in Ofcom's Attitude Toward Amateur Radio in 5 GHz Proceeding

2 Become 1: How to Turn Green Light Blue

Ferroelectric Materials Push Solar Cell Past Theoretical Limit

Smithsonian Restoring Original Star Trek Enterprise Model

Construction Starts on Huge Chinese Cosmic Ray Observatory


LinkedIn: Open-Sourcing Under the Microsoft Regime

Job Cuts Loom at UK's National Physical Laboratory

Millions of Volkswagen Cars Can Be Unlocked via Hack

'Transient Electronics' Research Develops Dissolving Battery

AT&T Execs Won't Provide Small Cell Deployment Goals

Who Are The Highest Paid Hosts in Radio?


Turn off That iPhone, Commandant Tells Marines

Growth in New Amateur Radio Licensees Ahead of Last Year's

Big 3 Chipmakers Likely to Boost Capex

Android Captures Record 97% Smartphone Market Share in India

Deutsche Telekom Launches Pan-European Strategy

Prototype Chip Could Help Make Quantum Computing Practical

'Eye of Sauron'-Inspired Malware Spies on International Agencies


GPS Under Attack as Crooks, Rogue Workers Wage Electronic War

Skyworks Acquires Remaining Interest in Filter Joint Venture with Panasonic

900M Android Devices Affected by Qualcomm Vulnerability Exploit

NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative Opens Space to Educators, Nonprofits

Amazon Japan Raided on Suspicion of Antitrust Practices

2,473 Billionaire$ in 2015 up 6.4% (I'm getting nearer to that mark myself)


U.S. Cellular Intros New Roaming Technology

Field Data Proves GaN FET Reliability

Large Hadron Collider's New 'Particle' Was Just a Fluke

SiSn Anode Boosts LiIon Battery Lifetime

Engine Glitch Stalls Navy's MUOS-5 Satellite

HAARP Facility to Reopen in 2017 Under New Ownership


China Flooding Silicon Valley with Cash

Space Jam 10 in Illinois Will Again Host ARISS Contact

Quest for Electronic Devices Made of Soft Organic Materials

Using Laser Impulses to Destroy Hazardous Space Debris

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase in Q2

Global Smartphone Shipments Grow 1% in Q2 2016


Stunning Nissan Electric Car Hits Rio

FCC Levies $25,000 Fine on Radio Amateur for Deliberate Interference

Bell, Nokia Complete 5G Demo in Canada

Navy Moving Forward with New Shipboard Radar

First Osprey Flight with Critical 3D Printed Part

Double Standard When Women CEOs in Tech Stumble?


Cyclist Claims iPhone Severely Burned His Leg

Radar Security Market to Grow to 25B by 2022

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase in 2nd Quarter

Bar Blocks Mobile Phone Signals to Be More Social

Dish-Led MVDDS Coalition Urges FCC to Act on 12.2-12.7 GHz Band for 5G ASAP

Teeth Flossing Shown to Be Not So Effective After All (more 'settled science' unsettled)


Newly Founded Company Set to Create New Line of Nokia Phones

Samsung Reveals 5.7" Galaxy Note 7 w/Built-in Iris Scanner

U.S. Battery Consortium to Boost Small Li-Metal Projects

What's Happening to Japan's Semiconductor Industry?

Single Photon Simultaneously Excites 2 Atoms


Wireless Carriers, ISPs Seek Rehearing of 'Open Internet' Appeal

3 Win Bosch Engineering Prize for Women

Microsoft Cuts 2,850 Jobs in Distancing Itself from Nokia

Jammer Jams Intruder as Amateur Band Encroachments Continue (the old two wrongs don't make a right thing)

Solar Panel Systems May Not Meet EMC Standards

Comcast Faces $100M Lawsuit for 1.8M CPA Violations


STMicroelectronics Buys NFC, RFID Assets from AMS

FCC Seeks Comments on Waiver Request from Expert Linears

Eutelsat Enjoys Sustained Growth

Avnet Counterbids $910M for Premier Farnell

Nano-Sized Photo Detector Integrated on CMOS Chip

UCI Professor Leaves to Start Integra Devices


Tech Groups Told Europe Funds 'On Pause'

FCC Addressing Amateur Radio Application Backlog

Thin Insulation Offers Ultra-Low Thermal Conductivity

Worldwide Semi Capital Spending to Decline 0.7% in 2016

How Cognitive Radio Can Help LTE-U and Wi-Fi Users Get Along

Snell's Law for Spin Waves Measured at Long Last

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