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Alliance Extends Semiconductor R&D Activities

The Crolles2 Alliance partners, Freescale Semiconductor, Philips and STMicroelectronics, have extended the scope of their joint semiconductor research and development activities to include R&D related to wafer testing and packaging, in addition to the original development of sub 100 nm CMOS process technologies. This agreement reflects the special needs...
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Icomera Gets on Track in Sweden

Scandinavian train operator, SJ, has awarded Icomera the €11 million contract to equip its fleet with the company’s Wireless Onboard Internet Service. Under the terms of the contract Icomera will deliver its Intercity Edition for the current X2000 train type and Commuter Edition for the new X40 fleet. Significantly...
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Lab-on-a-Chip Finally Catching on in MEMS Field

After two decades of development and despite increased competition from alternative technologies and from more companies developing lab-on-a-chip products, lab-on-a-chip technology finally appears to be making its mark within the MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) industry, according to In-Stat. Revenues of lab-on-a-chip devices are forecast to increase at a Compound Annual...
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RFID Tag Market to Approach $3 B in 2009

RFID tags are poised to become the most far-reaching wireless technology since the cell phone, according to high tech market research firm In-Stat. Worldwide revenues from RFID tags will jump from $300 M in 2004 to $2.8 B in 2009. During this period, the technology will appear in many...
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The Book End

Smart Antennas Lal Chand Godara CRC Press 464 pages; $139.95, £85.00 ISBN: 0-8493-1206-X Smart antennas involve processing of signals induced on an array of sensors such as antennas, microphones and hydrophones. They have applications in the areas of radar, sonar, medical imaging and communications. The smart antenna field has...
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