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Ulitzer.com, which initially made the headlines with its "job descriptions from the future," announced today that it will launch its Ulitzer "beta" site with more than 16,000 authors and more than 1 million original articles, published in more than 5,000 topic-specific online journals. Each journal offers up to 14 content-specific sections, written by the world's most-respected authors in their fields. All Ulitzer authors will earn 100% of their Google AdSense revenue. See author index here. All approved Ulizter authors can post a variety of story types: 01) Article 02) Blog 03) Book Excerpt 04) Book Review 05) Case Study 06) Feedback 07) Interview 08) News 09) Opinion 10) Podcast 11) Product Review 12) Tutorial 13) Video 14 Whitepaper  Within one year after its beta launch date, Ulitzer is projecting to serve more than 100,000 authors with over 10 million original article... (more)

Ulitzer to Launch with OpenID

Google, IBM, Microsoft, Yahoo and Verisign have all become the OpenID Foundation's first corporate board members, giving a push to the seven-month-old group's ideas about portable web identities or OpenIDs and how personal information is shared online, something that Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have all caught flak for. OpenID is a free decentralized sign-on technology that eliminates the need for multiple user names across Internet sites and is supposed to give people more control over their digital identities and what exactly is shared. There are so far 350 million OpenID-enabled URLs in existence. Microsoft has donated legal resources to the cause. Ulitzer, Inc., which initially made the headlines with its “job descriptions from the future,” announced today that it will launch its Ulitzer “beta” site on July 4, 2008, with 5,500 authors and 600,000 original article... (more)

NComputing Expands to Meet Virtualization Demand

NComputing announced it has further strengthened its sales management team with the appointment of two new vice presidents of sales. Manish Sharma was appointed as the company's new vice president of sales for Asia-Pacific, while Frank Coggrave was appointed for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. Sharma and Coggrave will play key roles in directing the company's continued expansion in the Asia-Pacific and EMEA regions, which are showing very high growth rates for NComputing systems. "Asia-Pacific and EMEA represent almost one billion potential new users of affordable computing technology," said Stephen Dukker, Chairman & CEO of NComputing. "NComputing's affordable virtual desktop technology is very popular in schools in India, China, the Philippines, Macedonia, and many other countries in Asia-Pac and EMEA. I am confident that Manish and Frank's stro... (more)

Abu Dhabi Buys Chartered Semiconductor

Abu Dhabi’s state-owned Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), which already owned the lion’s share of Globalfoundaries, its joint venture with AMD, is buying Singapore’s loss-making Chartered Semiconductor for $1.8 billion cash, a move that could eventually challenge Taiwan’s Big Two leaders of contract chip making, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). Although they will remain separate legal entities for the time being ATIC plans to operate Chartered and Globalfoundaries as a unit under Globalfoundaries’ CEO Doug Grose before merging them. Gartner says that combined the pair would have 30% of the contract market, making them roughly the size of UMC. TSMC owns 50% of the market. Chartered will also give the deep-pocketed ATIC a global presence. Currently it’s only got AMD’s old ovens in Germany, but... (more)

New Report Says Plastics Will Change the Face of the Electronics Industry

STERLING, Va., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic electronics, based on conductive polymers and flexible substrates, will change the face of electronics, according to a new report from NanoMarkets, LC, a leading industry analyst firm. NanoMarkets forecasts that the worldwide plastic electronics market will grow to $5.8 billion in 2009, and reach $23.5 billion by 2012. Additional information can be found at http://www.nanomarkets.net/. Members of the press may request an executive summary of the report. Key Findings: In 2009, NanoMarkets expects that displays will account for 46 percent of the plastic electronics market and that memory will account for 38 percent. By 2012 the markets for logic/processors, flexible solar panels and sensors will all be measured in the billions of dollars. In 2009, 37 percent of plastic electronics products will come from the mobile phone... (more)

MagnaChip to Present at the Deutsche Bank 13th Annual Global High Yield Conference

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- MagnaChip Semiconductor today announced that the Company will present at the Deutsche Bank 13th Annual Global High Yield Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Robert Krakauer, Executive Vice President of Strategic Operations and CFO, will present at the conference. The Company will webcast the presentation live on its website at http://www.magnachip.com/. Place: The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona Date: September 28, 2005 Time: 2:50 p.m. MDT Web Access: http://www.magnachip.com/ About MagnaChip Semiconductor MagnaChip Semiconductor is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of mixed-signal and digital multimedia semiconductors addressing the convergence of consumer electronics and communications devices. We focus on CMOS image sensors and flat panel display drivers, which are complex, high performance, mixed signa... (more)

Social Computing: From Message Boards to Blogs & Beyond

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/01/06 -- The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., as part of its Odysseys In Technology Series, sponsored by Sun Labs, will present four noted Internet gurus in a special Valentine's Day discussion on Social Computing: From Message Boards to Blogs & Beyond moderated by Wall Street Journal columnist Kara Swisher at 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at the Computer History Museum's Hahn Auditorium, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd. For reservations, please visit www.computerhistory.org. One of the web's current hottest topics, social computing describes the array of online systems and services that link like-minded people and institutions. From the 1970s Berkeley Computer Memory project to today's video blogs, social computing has wrought profound changes in the way we connect, collaborate, and communicate. Join Usenet g... (more)

SEMI Announces Details for the Challenges in Device Scaling TechXPOT at SEMICON West 2006 July 11-13

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Scaling of semiconductor circuit features to ever-smaller dimensions is essential to keeping pace with the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) and adhering to Moore's Law. The industry will learn about solutions to these and other hot-button issues at the Challenges in Device Scaling TechXPOT, which will be held during SEMICON West 2006, July 11-13 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Maintaining the "show-within-the-show" concept, the Challenges in Device Scaling TechXPOT offers targeted content and sessions focusing on the equipment and materials challenges facing the semiconductor industry, as it develops the devices and processes necessary for the 45 and 32nm ITRS nodes. The Challenges in Device Scaling TechXPOT will be located in the North Hall of the Moscone Center. "The intent of the TechXPO... (more)

EEMBC Kicks Off Java ME Benchmark Contest With Series of $2,000 Prizes

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) is reaching out to the worldwide community of Java ME programmers and developers with a contest that aims to attract novel benchmarks for its next version of GrinderBench, an EEMBC benchmark suite that measures the performance of Java ME implementations on mobile phones. In the GrinderBench Java ME contest that opens today, EEMBC is offering a series of $2,000 prizes for Java ME benchmarks that are selected by the Consortium for GrinderBench 2.0. The winning entries will be required to meet a rigorous set of criteria, including relevance, originality, and overall quality, as well as meeting a set of technical and legal specifications that are detailed at http://www.grinderbench.com/. "EEMBC realizes it's part of a larger world and it can't be aware of all the go... (more)

Angstrom Power Closes $18 Million Round of Financing

VANCOUVER, Canada, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Angstrom Power announced today that it has closed US$18 million of private equity financing. The new investment is led by VantagePoint Venture Partners who join Angstrom's existing investor consortium including Ventures West, GrowthWorks Capital, Chrysalix Energy, OPG Ventures, and Micro-Generation Technology Fund. Angstrom was founded in 2001 to develop high energy density micro-structured fuel cells. In late 2005, Angstrom demonstrated the world's highest energy density (>400 Wh/l) micro fuel cell system for portable electronic devices (<25 cc system volume). The company has a clear research and development path to deliver performance well beyond these levels in 2007. "We are pleased to announce this expansion of capital that will provide a very strong foundation for Angstrom's next stage of growth -- commercialization of... (more)

DVB-H Set to Be the Future of Mobile Television

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The concept of providing television services on a mobile device is generating much enthusiasm among the wireless industry, in turn driving the growth and development of digital video broadcasting-handheld (DVB-H) technology. Overwhelming support from the wireless industry is likely to be one of the major drivers for the growth of the technology, as will be the increasing demand for content on the move. In short, DVB-H could well become a global standard similar to Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM), creating an altogether new market for television viewership. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.semiconductors.frost.com/ ), DVB-H Technology-Market and Potential Analysis, reveals that revenues in this market totaled $60 million in 2006 and is likely to reach $2.04 billion in 2010. If you are interested ... (more)