Technical Headline News Archive - January 2009

Technology Headline News Archives - RF Cafe

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Simulation Gets Speed, Capacity Boost

Teradyne Lays Off 14% of Staff, Implements 10% Pay Cut

UK Energy Workers Walk Out in Objection to Foreign Workers

Tin Whisker Pest Worries Lead-Free Solderers

NEC's Loss Widens, Plans to Cut 20,000 Workers

New, Unusual Semiconductor is a Switch-Hitter

Domain Walls That Conduct Electricity

Simulated Wi-Fi Worm Infects Thousands of Routers Overnight

DoCoMo to Shut-Down Its 2G Network

White LED Breakthrough Could Lead to Mass UK Production

Sierra Wireless to Cut 10% of Its Workforce

NASA Puts Out the Call for Low-Gravity Tech

Hams Provide Communications Support as Ice Storms Sweep Across U.S.

Arrest Warrant Issued for Russian Phone Millionaire

Rensselaer is Modeling Graphene, Manchester is Modifying It

Lockheed Martin Laboratory Earns CMMI Maturity Level 3

New Carbon Nanomaterial

NASA Wants Your Opinion on Its Next Hubble Project

Exxon Mobil Shatters U.S. Record for Annual Profit

Will Dell Smartphone Tackle BlackBerry or iPhone Fans?

Study: Learning Science Facts Doesn't Boost Science Reasoning (Al Gore, are your reading this?)


House Says "No" to DTV Transition Delay - February 12 Stands

Microsemi Bucks Financial Trends on Strength from Defense, Medical Markets

Consumer Crunch Hits Japan, Sony and Toshiba Feel Pain

Stretchy Electrodes Wire Up Cells

STMicro Slashes 4500 Jobs, Halves Capex Plan

Digital Britain Report: Key Points Revealed

Fired Engineer at Fannie Mae Accused of Planting Malware Time Bomb

Verizon to Shut Down Internet Phone Service

Stimulus Package Contains Broadband Open Access Provisions

Hackers Crack Texas Road Sign, Warns of Zombies Ahead

Ion Teleportation Scheme Could Scale Up Quantum Computers

Citing Obama Opposition, McDowell Warns Against Fairness Doctrine

Is Technology Producing a Decline in Critical Thinking and Analysis?

The Economy and Your Next Mobile Phone

Google Sets Up Online Broadband Testing Lab

Attack of the Wireless Worms

Should Silent Camera Phones Be Illegal?

New Catalyst Paves the Path for Ethanol-Powered Fuel Cells

Low-Cost LEDs to Slash Household Electric Bills

U.S. Cell Phone Camera Law Might Not Really Click

Engineers Give Roads, Other Public Works a 'D' (scary)

Top British Politician Vows to Open Secret UFO Files


Hackers Hit's Customer Data Again - Forcing Password Changes

Europe to Boost Rural Broadband Internet Access

Scientists Not So Sure 'Doomsday Machine' Won't Destroy World

AT&T Profits Up - Expects Stable Year Ahead

Intel Researchers Demo RF Energy Harvester

Boeing Laser Avenger Shoots Down Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Tests

TI Hunkers Down for a Prolonged Recession

EU Clears €457M Aid for STMicro-Led Scheme

Raytheon to Support U.S. Navy's Navy Multiband Terminal Satellite Communications with CPI Solution

Comet Impact Theory Disproved

Infrared/RFID Tags Help Anne Arundel Medical Center Reduce Labor Costs (I was born in that hospital!)

Cox Testing New Way to Unclog the Internet

Sun Sets Out $209M Loss, Will Cut up to 5,000 Jobs

Siemens Wireless Building Automation Catches On

ARRL Scholarship Applications Due February 1

Precious Coatings for Plastic Parts

Nuclear Fusion-Fission Hybrid Could Contribute to Carbon-Free Energy Future

BAE Systems Wins $120M U.S. Air Force Contract

Cutting-Edge Online Game Brings Fresh Approach to Middle School Math

UK to Expand GSM-R Service on Railways

CU-Boulder, SpaceDev Launch Center for Space Entrepreneurship

Brits Watch a Day's Worth (26 hrs) of TV a Week


Challenges Loom as Obama Seeks Space Weapons Ban

Non-Pb-Free Parts Still in Demand

Tens of Thousands More Layoffs Announced

Gloom in U.S. & EU Deepens as 76,000 Jobs Disappear in One Day

More Growth Seen for China's Handset Market in 2009

Cooling Chips with Thermoelectrics

McGraw-Hill Profit Falls (big-time textbook publisher)

Laura L. Smith Named to FCC Amateur Radio Enforcement Role

Texas Instruments to Shed 3,400 Jobs

Verizon Wireless Femtocell Launched

Andrew Wins Radio Coverage Contract for World’s Longest Railway Tunnel

Carbon-Nanotube Memory that Really Competes

Planet Hunter Nets Prize for Young Astronomers

Verizon Offers $250 In-Home Cell Phone Booster

Russian Spending Continues: $5 B for Nanotechnology Development

Semiconductor Market to Plunge 28% in 2009

Senate Passes Bill to Delay DTV Switchover by 4 Months

The Pencil is Mightier Than the Nintendo

Successful Flight of NASA Prototype Super-Pressure Balloon in Antarctica

U.S. Lawmakers Mull Internet, Wireless Tax Credits

California Mother Gives Birth to Octuplets

Australia Now Requires Solar Panel Testing and Certification


Number of Internet Users Tops One Billion

Sprint Nextel to Cut 8,000 Jobs, Freeze Pay

Australia Approves 4 Watts of Power for UHF RFID

Europe's New Atom-Smasher Chief Signals Caution after Breakdown

USAF Academy Researcher Develops Satellite Imaging Technology

Philips to Cut 6,000 Jobs after Loss

ZigBee to Serve Smart-Energy Applications

Another 50,000 Tech Jobs Slated for Elimination

Wolfson Claiming 123 dB SNR for HiFi DAC

Light-Speed Nanotechnology: Controlling the Nature of Graphene

Mercury Computer Systems Delivers TFLOPS of Computing Power for Military Radars to L-Martin

Philips' New Phone Uses an AAA Battery - Cheap to Replace

ARRL Board of Directors Considers Internal and External Goals for 2009

Kids and Cell Phones: A Crosswalk Hazard?

Air Force to Develop Environmentally Friendly Propulsion Systems

Lower Gas Prices Send Buyers After Big Cars Again

Electrochemical Capacitors for Water Desalination

Top 10 New Technologies That Could Save Your Commute

A Blended Battery Pack for Cars

Iceland's Sr. Minister Becomes First Global Political Casualty of the Credit Crunch

Google's Rumored GDrive May 'Kill' the PC


New Wireless Standard Promises Ultra-Fast Media Applications

Office Politics, Alive and Well

Will Others Follow Google's Move to Revalue Stock Options

Design of Microlasers Could Improvement form New Theoretical Analysis

Answers to 10 Common Questions About DTV


REACH and ROHS Restrictions Merging?

Nuclear Proliferation Raises the Specter of EMP Attack

GE Profit Down 44%

Air Force Reconfigures Communications Satellite Program

Northrop Grumman Loses $$$Billions in Goodwill

ZigBee to Serve Smart-Energy Applications

TSMC Sales in Europe Leap 30% in 2008

Global Mobile Phone Shipments Dropped by 10% in Q4 2008

Samsung Posts First Ever Quarterly Loss

Website Seeks to Cut Cost of College Textbooks

A Blue Christmas for eBay

GOP, Dems Spar Over Broadband 'Stimulus' and FCC Powers

Popularity of Mobile Broadband Surges Among European Consumers

Clear Carbon-Nanotube Films

ARRL Executive Committee Approves 21 Education & Technology Program Grants

New Way to Produce Hydrogen Discovered

Quantum Teleportation Between Distant Matter Qubits: First Between Atoms 1 Meter Apart

LG Posts a Big Quarterly Loss, Plans Restructuring

'Entanglement' Filter Prepares Photons for Quantum Applications

Google Posts 18% Sales Gain

Silicon Chip Manufacture: Flat Fixtures for EUV Exposure

A Quantum Memory Leap

Secrets of Stradivarius' Unique Violin Sound Revealed


LED Growth Offers Glimmer of Hope in 2009

Nokia Q4 Profit Slumps 69% - Warns of Difficult 2009

Organic Semiconductor Breakthrough Could Speed Flexible Circuits

College Education Paramount for Life Success

Sony to Report First Operating Loss in 14 Years

Tantalum Capacitor Price Set to Rise

'New' Clearwire Hires for 'New' York

Smallest Possible Switch: Single Gold Atom Forms the Contact

China's Semiconductor Market to Decline 5.8%

DTV Transition Gains Steam as Qualcomm Pushes Back

Canada Investigates P2P Blocking, Finds It Just About Everywhere

Vodafone Tries "Soft Caps" on Mobile Broadband Usage

U.S. Company Hit by World's Largest Data Breach

Flight Computers Helped Save Ditched Airbus

DIY Broadband Springs up Across the UK

Windows 7 Beta Gives Hope for Less-Bloated Operating System

Patient Appointments Cancelled Due to PC Virus

Nasty Worm Wriggles into Millions of Computers

Windows Weighs Down on Microsoft, Will Cut up to 5,000 Jobs

Two Million Phones Recycled in 2008 by Regenersis

Staff Finds White House in the Technological Dark Ages


Ericsson Announces Plans to Cut 5,000 Jobs

International Rectifier Sues Former CEO for Theft of Trade Secrets

SOS: Clear Channel Cuts 1,850 Jobs, 9 % of Work Force

Wireless Power Standard to Offer Cableless Phone Chargers

UK Forges Ahead with Next Gen Net

Setting Alternative Energy in Motion

Doubling the GSM Voice Capacity with Standard Handsets

Better Thermal Photovoltaics

What Ofcom's Advice Means for Five

DOD Grapples with Cyberattack Coordination

Weapons-Grade Plutonium Found in U.S. Landfill

Spain to Regulate Prices on Underwater Cabling

Scientists 'Write' with Atoms Using An Atomic Force Microscope

Will Microsoft Cost Cuts "Starbucks Hot Coffee Program" and Other Perks?

USAF Remains Committed to Unmanned Aircraft Systems

iPhone Controls Your Computer as Well as Your Life

China Extends 'Lewd' Crackdown to Cell Phones

Sailboat to Sail Autonomously Across the Atlantic

SEC Digging into Steve Jobs' Health Disclosures

Mysterious New Computer Virus May Be 'Sleeper' Agent

Here Comes the BlackBerry Application Storefront

Gordon Brown Brings Britain to the Edge of Bankruptcy


'Core-Shell' Silicon Nanowires May Improve Lithium-Ion Batteries

The Flip Phone Takes a Dip in Popularity

FCC Reports Decline in BPL Customers

Solar-Powered LED Light Made of Bottles

In a Stampede Toward PC TV, 'Programmable Broadband' Emerges

New FCC Chairman Signals Major Change

Automakers Install Solar Panels on Prius, Audi A8

Infineon Ships 100 Millionth Chips for Low-Cost Mobile Phones

RFID Helps Army Better Track Tank Parts

Landmark Year Ahead for Earth Observation Science Missions

Nanosensors Made Easy

Italy Antiterrorism Law Stunts Wi-Fi, Critics Say

Analog Devices Cuts Power of MEMS 3-Axis Accelerator

Utah Researcher Believes RFID Is the Key to Safe Driving

Samsung to Divide into Consumer and Component Divisions

NASA Radar Provides First Look Inside Moon’s Shadowed Craters

Bell Offers 1,500 Union Staff Retirement Incentive

Micromotors Assist Vascular Surgery

Girls Have the Edge over Boys in Adopting New Technologies (ever wonder why are there never headlines about where boys excel over girls?)

The EC's Latest Objection: Is it Time to Unbundle IE from Windows?

Don't Blame Technology, Blame the Parents


U.S. Patent Firms Seeks Ban on Imports of Nokia, HTC Mobile Phones

Senate Considers Delaying DTV Transition Until June

China Plans Own Satellite Navigation System by 2015

Electronics Created with Printer Significantly Improved

AMD Sheds Another 1,100 Jobs, Cuts Pay

Alternative Positioning Technologies Will Provide 25% of All Positioning Solutions by 2014

South Korea: First Out of the Gate when Economy Recovers? (very possible, and for a good reason...)

Simply Weird Stuff: Making Supersolids with Ultracold Gas Atoms

Russians Start Selling Wi-Fi Encryption Cracker

Time to be Tracked to 100 Trillionths of Second Soon

Apprentice Scheme Key to Skills

PCTEST Lab Selects Spirent(R) Communications for Over-the-Air A-GPS Testing

'Massive' Clear Channel Restructuring Coming

Military Commitments, Reliance on Technology, Increase Importance of Army Depot Technicians

UAE Will Soon Have Nuclear Capabilities

Averna RF Test Platform Gains Digital Radio and Video Tools

The Cellphone Slide

Batelco Buys 49% Stake in Indian Regional Mobile Network

U.K. Funds Four Renewable Energy Projects that Promise a Greener Existence

95% of All Music Downloads are Unauthorized


Lack of Thermoelectric Effect is Cool Feature in Carbon Nanotubes

21,000 Jobs Worldwide Erased in Day as Recession Chokes Demand

Technology to Block Phones in Cars Isn't Foolproof

Easy Assembly of Electronic Biological Chips

Qualcomm Set to Bring 40 MediaFLO Markets Online as Possible DTV Delay Looms


New Wireless 60 GHz Standard Promises Ultra-Fast Applications

Science Closing in on Cloak of Invisibility

Cloaking Device May Make Cell Phone Static Vanish

Broadcom Gets Boost in GPS Patent Lawsuit

Hitachi Faces Loss Due to Renesas

Mars May Still Be a Living Planet, Methane in Atmosphere Reveals

U.S. Trade Panel Bars SiRF GPS Chips in Patent Fight

NEC Working on Updated WiMAX Product Range

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Announces Resignation

Downadup Worm Hits Over 3.5 Million Computers

Researchers Chemically Align Carbon Nanotubes

Sony Ericsson Swings into Loss on Lower Handset Sales/Margins

Raytheon Wins $12.2M Miniature Air-Launched Decoy-Jammer Study

Planetspace Files Protest Against Competition in Space

Crude Prices Tumble Below $34

Sanyo Cuts Net Profit Outlook, Slashes 1,200 Jobs

Microscopic 'Hands' for Building Tomorrow’s Machines

Economic Downturn Cancels out 15% Annual PC Market Growth

$150M Inauguration During Global Recession & Scandal?

Review "Favorable" to Cape Wind Farm

China Wary About the Power of "Netizens" in 2009


China Trumps Germany as World's 3rd Largest Economy

Intel Invests $23M in Three India Companies

FCC OKs Temporary Emergency Broadcasts after DTV Switch

WiMAX Will Lag, LTE Might Catch Up

Semi Industry Looks to Washington for Positive Change

High Growth Forecasted for the Mobile Internet 2010

Linear Cuts 100 Jobs, Sales Fall 20%

Fearless IC Predictions from Wall Street

Motorola to Cut 4,000 More Jobs in 2009

Ex-Fighter Pilot Could Be Next NASA Chief

First 4G LTE Mobile Network Planned for Europe

Bigger, Stretchier Graphene

Shortwave Radio Still Packs an Audible Thrill

Europe Earmarks Major Projects in Year of Astronomy

U.S. Lead in Patents Narrows

Spin-Polarized Electrons on Demand

Flexible Photodetectors Could Help Sharpen Photos

NASA Tests Engine Technology for Landing Astronauts on the Moon

Two Terabyte SD Cards Coming Soon

Internet Growth Follows Moore's Law Too

EADS North America to Provide Simulator-Based Training to U.S. Air Force

Google to Cut 100 Jobs, Close Engineering Offices (beats having to sell the luxury Boeing 767!)


Researchers Claim Carbon Nanotubes Breakthrough

Electronic Inks from Carbon Nanotubes

Do We Have a 700 MHz Problem?

Freescale Cuts Pay, Freezes Benefits

First Ever All-LED Headlamps on New V10 Version of Audi R8

DoD Falling Short on RFID, IUID and Logistics Plans

Mobile Phone Use Does Not Cause Eye Cancer

Nortel Networks Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Four Student Teams Selected to Fly Their Theses

Adaptive Braking Systems Boost Semiconductor Demand

Washington State Rep Reintroduces RFID Legislation

When Will Semis Recover?

Cellular Base Station Chip Makers Face Declining Demand

Lithium-Ion Battery Firm Gets $55M from VCs

GPS Alone Just Won't Cut It for Location-Based Cell Phone Services

Applied, Boeing Could Gain from U.S.-China Tech Deal

Japan to Launch Korean Spysat in First Foreign Contract

Home Turbines Fail to Deliver as Promised, Warns British Study

Internet Safety Technical Task Force Issues Report Looking at Online Risks

Astronomers Seek Funds Amid Cash Black Holes

Smart Lighting: New LED Drops the 'Droop'

Pentagon: 61 Ex-Guantanamo Inmates Return to Terrorism

Dutch Government to Extend Scheme to Cut Working Hours for Savings


Motorola Planning Huge Job Cuts in Handset Division

Hong Kong Named World's Freest Economy

Amkor Expects Sales to be Down as Much as 25%

Obama Appoints Genachowski to Head FCC Chairmanship

ARRL 500 kHz Experiment Shows Increased Activity

U.S. Christmas Holiday Consumer Tech Sales Fell 5.7%

New LED Technology Lights Up the Future

Researchers Measure Elusive Repulsive Force from Quantum Fluctuations

Outsourcing in a Troubled Economy

Researchers Create Microscope With 100 Million Times Finer Resolution Than Current MRI

FCC: We're Taking "White Spaces" Work Global, Baby!

Equipment Industry Will 'Pay the Price'

GM to Build Its Own Batteries

Picocells, WiFi, Energy Harvesting, Smart Metering among Technologies to Watch in 2009

DTV: It's the Antenna, Stupid

China Experiences the Onset of a 3G Boom

Wireless Microgrippers Grab Living Cells in 'Biopsy' Tests

Seagate to Lay Off 10% of U.S. Staff

As Storms Pummeled Northwestern States, Hams Responded to Local Needs

China's Population of Web Users Hits 298M (Why is 298 significant? Why not wait for 300 to make a big deal of it? Was 297 a headliner?)

Tech Giants Team on Education Push

Pair Accused of Assault over Wii Christmas Gift

Central Bankers Expect Global Recovery in 2010 (why do we even listen to these guys anymore?)


2009 GPS Market to Be up over 25% Despite Poor Semiconductor Outlook (know exactly where you are in the unemployment line)

National Safety Council: Ban Cell Phones While Driving

14,528 Text Messages in One Month with 440-Page Bill

China Mobile Plans $8.6B 3G CAPEX in 2009

Toyota to Sell Tiny U.S. 'Urban Commuter' Battery Car by 2012

Hard Times and Empty Seats at CES

U.S. DoD Picks Four for RFID III

Technology's Next Frontier: In-Car Computing

Cyan and Micrel to Develop Wireless Metering Systems

Northrop Grumman Downgrades Space Division in Corporate Shakeup

FCC Chairman Hedges on Shutoff Date for Analog TV

RFMD Generates $40M Free Cash Flow

Why Men Rank Higher than Women at Chess

Microsoft Offers Unlimited Windows 7 Downloads

Faster 4G Phone Service May be Slower to Arrive

Weakened Algorithm Threatens Online Identity

Euro-Police Hacking Goes Out of Control

Honda to Launch Insight Hybrid in Japan in February

Scientists Levitate Tiny Balls Using Quantum Mechanics

Touch-Screen Gadgets Alienate Blind (Braille to be mandated on BlackBerries, like on ATM machines?)

UK Hacker of DoD Offers Guilty Plea to Avoid Extradition to U.S.


Wireless Power Supplies Energizes CES

Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down U.S. for Months

Revealed: The Environmental Impact of Google Searches

PopSci Predicts: The Year Ahead in Science and Technology

Giant Plasma TVs Face Ban in Battle to Green Britain

Older Folks Like Wii, PCs and Cellphones, Too


NYPD Eyes Disrupting Cell Phones in Event of Terrorist Attack

ON Semi Lays Off 1500, Closes Plants, Forces Unpaid Time Off

U.S. Companies Face $409B Pension Deficit

Army Awards $430M RFID Contract

Mobile Tariff Price Cuts Drive Bullish Growth in Germany

Tech Jobs Hard to Find (check out the RF Cafe Job Board)

Goodies for High-Tech in Obama $700B Recovery Plan

Coming Soon to Cellphones: Free, Over-the-Air TV

Micronetics Supplies Microwave Subassemblies for Jamming Systems

U.S. Army Recruiters Going after Gamers

Study Reveals Hazards of Severe Space Weather on Communications

Nanotube Superbatteries

KEMET Announces New Trading Symbol for the OTC

FCC Clarifies Closed Captioning Requirements for DTV Receivers

Warehouse Fire Blamed on Overheating Mobile Phone Battery

France to Supply Technology for Vietnam Satellite

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: 10 Killer Phones Spotted at the 2009 CES

Broadcasts to Mobile Devices to Start in 22 Cities

Irish Jobless Claims Rise to 15-Year High

'Reviving' Galileo's First Telescopes

Sony Making Video Bifocals and Bendable Televisions

UFO Hits Wind Turbine in U.K.


TriQuint Hazmat Incident Forces Worker Evacuation 

EC Raids Smart Card Chip Makers 

Oil Drops Largest % in 7 Years on Crude Build

2008 ARRL Periodicals on CD-ROM Now Shipping

RoHS2 is Coming - Will It Work Better Than RoHS?

Scientists Discover Way to Levitate Tiny Objects

Broadcom Demonstrates Next Generation Bluetooth Supporting a 10x Increase in Speed

DSP Shipments Collapse, But Wireless Holds Up

Engineers Develop New Power Line De-Icing System

Recession to Cut Broadband Growth

European Mobile Subscriber Growth Falls to Sixth Successive Low

Handset Market Grows Just 7% in 2008

China Plans $50B Chip Investment, Despite Downturn

Outside View: Internet Threats -- Part 6

Broadcasters Fear Losing Free Sports Telecasts

Scientists Propose Thermal Memory to Store Data

New E-Paper Technology Speeds Up

Scientists Hear Mystery Boom from Space

Oregon Teens Largely Ignoring Cell Phone Driving Ban

AMC Blazes Trail for Lean Six Sigma in DOD

How Green Is Recycled Plastic Lumber?

UK Retail Downturn Only Just Begun


Strategy Analytics: Handset Radio Components Down 2.9% in 2009

AMD Foundry Technology Transfer to Abu Dhabi Approved

Infineon Plans to Raise €450M

P2P Traffic Control: Wireless Technology Could Reduce Congestion, Accidents

U.S. Teens Show a Positive Take on Sciences and Technology

Virtual Product Development Gaining Traction

LeCroy Oscilloscopes Reach 30 GHz

China Confirms 3G License Awards

Physicists Squeeze Light to Quantum Limit

Time Warner Cable to Book $15B Charge in 4Q

Wafer-Level Packaging Trends Up in 2009

Analyst: Radio Revenues Will Fall 13% in 2009. Or More.

New Hydrogen Production Method Could Reduce Need for Fossil Fuels

Motorola Puts a Green Jacket on a Carbon-Neutral Handset

Erie Real Estate Ranked 2nd in Nation for Growth in Value (I live in Erie)

Bright Flash in Heavens Has No Earthly Explanation

Russian Girl Creates Next Soyuz Crew Patch

Researchers Calculate Oil Consumption Benefit of Energy-Efficient LED Lighting

Crying Wolf: Lawmakers Ignore Cyber-Threats ('lawbreakers' is probably more appropriate)


Motorola Unveils Mobile Phone Made Using Recycled Water Bottle Plastics

Tech Sector Faces Worsening Credit Conditions

Time for a New National Security Space Paradigm - U.S. Space Preeminence Eroding

A Better Way to Make Nanotubes

Possible Abnormality in Fundamental Building Block of Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Foundation for Amateur Radio Invites Scholarship Applications

Tech Companies Will Stick to Safe Deals in 2009

An Omnivorous Fuel Cell

China-Russia Mars Mission Set for Takeoff

TV Converter Coupon Program is out of Cash

ISSCC Papers Look Toward High-Definition in Your Handset

2009: Astronomy's Big Year

Mobile Phone Projector Beams Images Up to 50 Inches Wide

NXP 'Being Prepared for Sale'

Tidal Power System Hits Record Output

Tunneling Effect in Strong Laser Field Interaction Under Attack

Hubbard Makes Predictions for Radio in 2009

Defense Act Keeps OMB from Directing Competitions

Semiconductor Sales Down 7.2% in November 2008

Europe Faces Energy Crisis as Vladimir Putin Cuts Russian Gas Supply

Wi-Fi on Airlines is No Bargain

Polaroid Files for Bankruptcy


Princeton Reports New Lasing Mechanism in Quantum Cascade Laser

Recession Likely to Steal Glitz from Gadget Show

Mobile TV Start-Up Gets $7M Funding for Products

Wireless LAN Powers Supermarket of the Future

Russia Has a Crisis-Free Year in Space

Toshiba Enters Solar Systems Business

Samsung Unveils Word's Slimmest TV

Interest in Home Networking Migrates to Mobile and Portable Devices

Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration UAV Program Receives Prestigious U.S. Navy Test Team Award

Big Solar Power Plant Planned for Northwest China

Spinning Silk into Sensors

Virgin Galactic Signs Deal to Build Spaceport in New Mexico

California Micro Devices Receives 2008 'Product of the Year' Award from Electronic Products

Sydney Waste Site Turns Trash into Power

IE: Inevitable Extinction?

Godzilla-Like Substrate Sizes— A Huge Challenge for Equipment Suppliers

Apple's Jobs Reveals Health Problem

600,000 New Government Employees (just what we DON'T need)

Japan Races to Build a Zero-Emission Car

Six North American Sites Hold 12,900-Year-Old Nanodiamond-Rich Soil


After 6 Months, Drivers Ignoring Cellphone Ban

EU's New Figurehead Believes Climate Change is a Myth

Obama Moves to Counter China with Pentagon-NASA Link

English Hippies Want Local Wi-Fi Network Turned Off

Car Key Jams Teen Drivers' Cell Phones

Microsoft Planning Huge Job Losses


"Z2K" Zune Extinction Event: Microsoft Music Players All Freeze Up at Once

U.S. Stocks Suffer Worst Year Since Great Depression

2008 Military Times Poll: Wary About Obama

Wireless Gadget Racket Threatens Pulsar Research

2009 is International Year of the Telescope

Graphene Memories Denser than Flash

Plugging Efficiency Gap in Power Design

FCC Head Drops Filtering from Free Broadband Plan

Japan Still Tough for Foreign Components Distributors

Semiconductor International's Top 100 for 2008

Internet Surpasses Newspapers as Main News Source

Wal-Mart's iPhone Launch Meets Widespread Outage

Global 'Averaged' Chip Sales Fell 9.8% in November

ON Semi Confirms 200 Layoffs, Fab Closure

Wood Grain Standards Will Dramatically Reduce Baseball Bat Shattering

European First as ALICE Achieves Energy Recovery at 11 MV

Scientists Extend the Lifetime of Quantum Memory

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Falls to 28-Year Low in December

Microsoft Poised to Lay off 15,000 Staff?

Nanotech Could Provide Sharper Images

Hong Kong Air Pollution Worst Since Records Began (good thing they are exempt from Kyoto)