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SYS-CON Events has announced the first "iTVcon Internet TV Conference & Expo, to be held in New York. Calls for papers, delegate registration, and information about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities can be found at the conference website, www.itvcon.com. SavaJe Technologies has announced the appointment of for PalmSource executive Lamar Potts as Senior Vice President of Business Development. SaveJe the developer of an open, Java-based operating system for mobile phones. Talk continues to reverberate from Sun Microsystems’ back-to-back announcement that it will open-source its Solaris OS and that it will also certain elements of its chip design. FOSS.in was held in Bangalore, from November 29th to December 2nd this year. ... (more)

IBM Taps Global Network of Innovation Centers to Fuel Linux on Power Systems for Big Data and Cloud Computing

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the LinuxCon North America conference today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it is tapping into its global network of over 50 IBM Innovation Centers and IBM Client Centers to help IBM Business Partners, IT professionals, academics, and entrepreneurs develop and deliver new Big Data and cloud computing software applications for clients using Linux on IBM Power Systems servers.  Last year IBM committed $1 billion in new Linux and open source technologies for its Power Systems servers including the opening of five new Power Systems Linux Centers in Beijing, China, New York, New York, Austin, Texas, Montpelier, France and Tokyo, Japan.  Today over 1500 ISV applications are available for Linux on Power, fueled in part by work performed at these centers. IBM is adding Power Systems Linux services to its Innovation and Client Centers t... (more)

Sun Reveals Open Source Plans for Niagara Chip

While it was busy launching its new Niagara-based servers in New York Tuesday, Sun Microsystems said it would open source the UltraSparc T1 processor that was code named Niagara. It's calling the project OpenSparc. At this point it's more a statement of intent than a fait accompli. The program isn't supposed to kick off until late in the first quarter after Sun addresses key issues such as implementation and governance. Back in 1999 Sun released its complete MicroSparc IIep design for free under the Community Source License, also used for Java to try to make its chip designs more popular. Companies that used and sold the embedded chip were supposed to pay Sun 3% of the average selling price by way of royalty but would have saved hundreds of thousands in licensing fees. Again Sun it apparently hopeful of triggering a few derivatives. It claims the idea behind OpenSparc i... (more)

On2 Technologies Releases First VP6 Hardware Video Decoder

On2 Technologies announced that it has released its new flagship hardware video decoder design, the Hantro(TM) 9190. The 9190 is the tenth generation of the Hantro line of decoders, which are deployed in hundreds of millions of chips worldwide. The 9190 design supports video playback up to full HD (1080p) resolution at 60 frames per second (fps) in multiple formats including On2 VP6 for Adobe Flash Player and Sun JavaFX, DivX 3, 4, 5, 6, H.264, H.263, Sorenson Spark, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1/WMV9 and RealVideo 8, 9 & 10, as well as up to 66 megapixel JPEG still images. "We are very excited to release the Hantro 9190," said Jani Huoponen, General Manager, On2 Finland. "We have already licensed the On2 VP6 decoding technology in the 9190 design to several semiconductor companies, which indicates to us how eager the market is to have VP6 decoding directly availab... (more)

Custom Electronic Product Design

Chip Design on Ulitzer From Atom to Multicore Processors, Orchid Technologies can design a custom Intel Architecture solution to meet your specific requirements. Orchid's Core2 Quad Processor board is feature packed. Designed for ruggedized operation in a small air-cooled package, our Core2 Quad Processor design is alone in its class. Critical to the success of any custom Intel Architecture design is the Embedded Controller. Orchid has developed and ported numerous Embedded Controller designs. These designs, based on Renesas 2117 and Renesas 2472 H8 processors offer ACPI, PS2 Keyboard, and Power Sequencing services. Intel Architecture requires BIOS software customization and porting. Orchid Technologies can customize a BIOS for your embedded application's specific needs. Working with core BIOS, we will port and write firmware for your specific needs. The developme... (more)

EC Cuts Deal with Rambus

Chip Design Journal  The European Commission has come to terms with Rambus, which has pledged to put a cap on the royalties it charges for its DRAM patents in exchange for the regulator dropping its monopoly abuse investigation without a fine. Rambus currently charges 3.5%. From now on royalties on earlier chip standards will go to zilch and later ones just 1.5%, according to the Wall Street Journal. Rambus has spent a lot on lawyer to persuade regulators on both sides of the pond it didn’t commit patent ambush by getting its IP written into standards without disclosing it held the royalty-bearing patents. ... (more)

Cougar Point Fallout

After Intel disclosed its billion-dollar Cougar Point chipset flub Monday, Samsung said it will offer the people who bought 2,000-3,000 of its PCs that carry the tainted widget a refund or exchange on Intel's dime. NEC told Bloomberg that it would probably delay shipping four new models. HP has canceled a business notebook announcement scheduled for February 10, stopped making desktops and laptops with the chip and halted shipments. It's offering refunds or exchanges. Dell's got kit impacted in its XPS, Vostro and Alienware lines and has halted production. It will either take machines back or replace the motherboards when it gets the fixed chipset from Intel. Asustek reportedly shipped a lot of product and is recalling it. According to Bloomberg it expects its February revenues to be off by $35 million. Apple is reportedly unaffected. Well, at least it's not saying ... (more)

ACCESS Launches Global Partner Program to Accelerate Growth of Mobile Linux and Converged Device Markets

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 3GSM World Congress-- ACCESS CO., LTD., today launched the ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE) Partner Program, a global initiative that brings together companies in the telecommunication, consumer electronics and media industries to drive market leadership of converged solutions developed by ACCESS and its partners. The program kicks off with over 45 charter member companies. "The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum is committed to helping to foster the growth of a mobile Linux ecosystem," said Haila Wang, president and chairman of LiPS. "We are very supportive of the companies, such as ACCESS, who are dedicated to this effort as well. ACCESS' ACE global partner program is a great example of how members of the open source community, handset and device manufacturers, mobile phone software developers and operators can work... (more)

Written Statement of Kevin J. O'Connor, Chairman of the Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property, at the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Intellectual Property Enforcement

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a written statement by Kevin J. O'Connor, Chairman of the Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property, at the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Intellectual Property Enforcement: -- Introduction Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Specter, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to discuss the Department of Justice's efforts to protect intellectual property rights through criminal enforcement. As America continues its transformation into an information- and innovation-based economy, the protection of America's creative assets is a top priority of the Department of Justice. Intellectual property embodies America's cultural heritage, consumer confidence and trust in brands for products ranging from prescription medicines to spark plugs, and most of the assets of our vibran... (more)

PR Newswire Summary of Technology Copy, Dec. 11, 2007

Following is a summary of high technology news releases transmitted today by PR Newswire. The full text of these releases is available at the PR Newswire for Journalists, http://media.prnewswire.com/. AQTU022 12/11/2007 00:01 r f WA-Microsoft-Global (REDMOND) Microsoft Protects Consumers From Global Online Marketplace Fraud AQTU044 12/11/2007 00:01 r f TX-Wi-Fi-Alliance (AUSTIN) With Writers' Strike Side-Lining Shows, 50 Percent in New Poll Say They Are Turning to the Web AQTU072 12/11/2007 00:05 r f Destiny-Media-Technol (VANCOUVER) Play MPE Posts Record Numbers in 2007; Delivers Over 90 Times More Tracks Than Alternative System Since 2004 Launch AQTU010 12/11/2007 01:00 r f CA-ILOG-JViews-Ajax (PARIS and SUNNYVALE) ILOG JViews Accelerates Creation of Rich Internet and Desktop Applications Using Ajax, Eclipse LATU035 12/11/2007 02:00 r f CA-Selero-Release-2.1 (DENVE... (more)

SMC Networks Managed Switches Selected for Use in IBM's CloudBurst Solution Demonstration at VMworld 2009

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- SMC Networks(R), a leading provider of advanced, high performance networking solutions for the SMB and enterprise markets, today announced that the SMC TigerSwitch(TM) 10/100/1000 Managed Layer 2 Switches (SMC8126L2) have been selected for use in IBM's CloudBurst(TM) demonstration at VMworld 2009 from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, 2009, at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. The TigerSwitch SMC8126L2, which is part of SMC's latest single family Managed Gigabit solution that features PoE and clustering, and is rated as one of Instat's power efficient switch families, is a high-performance managed layer 2 switch featuring 26 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 4 SFP combo ports for fiber connectivity. This new TigerSwitch will be incorporated into a demonstration that will showcase the capabilities of the IBM CloudBurst 1.1 solution, a ... (more)