Qualcomm to Acquire Rapid Bridge Assets

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced it has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Rapid Bridge LLC, a San Diego-based inventor of advanced techniques for the design and development of semiconductor products. The company’s technology reduces complexity in integrated circuit (IC) development at advanced technology nodes to enable…

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Nightmare in Helsinki

I wouldn’t want to be in {complink 3847|Nokia Corp.} CEO Stephen Elop’s shoes right now. Investors are hopping mad, Nokia’s corporate bonds have been downgraded — close to junk, in one instance — and suppliers are hurting terribly due to lost sales. {complink 5703|Texas Instruments Inc.} is one of the victims of Nokia’s reorganization. That…

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Is the Internet a Human Right?

Internet access is part of our daily life. We need it for business, education, research, healthcare, news, entertainment, keeping in touch with friends and family. We need it available for everything everywhere. Life in the 21st century without Internet service cannot be imagined; there is a need for an available, accessible, and affordable Internet in…

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Capacitor Makers’ Quick Turnaround After Quake

Capacitor manufacturers affected by the devastating March earthquake and tsunami in Japan were able to quickly bring their leadtimes down and their inventories up between the months of April and May, according to a recent report by Dennis M. Zogbi, the founder and chief executive officer of Paumanok Publications Inc. and Passive Component Industry Magazine.…

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Step Into the Future With IPv6

The new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) launched on Wednesday replaces the older version iPv4, which is running out of 32-bit addresses and has limitations that are about to be corrected by a new technology loaded with potentials for consumers and controversies for businesses, service providers, and governments. I am currently in the Netherlands marking…

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