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How do you childproof the IoT?

01 December, 2017

Keeping our kids safe on the internet is one thing — how do we expand that to include the Internet of Things?


Zond loses patent infringement lawsuit

26 July, 2017

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Boston) has ruled in favour of Renesas Electronics Corporation and Renesas Electronics America in a patent infringement lawsuit brought against it by Zond.


Obama to sign bill combating counterfeit semiconductors

17 February, 2016

US President Barack Obama will sign into law a bill that will strengthen trade enforcement, stop evasion of trade laws and provide tools to address unfair currency practices.


Counterfeit components — a growing concern

20 November, 2015 by Joe Longo*

As the volume of counterfeit components increases in the marketplace, new solutions are needed to improve electronics supply chain integrity and stability.


Cardinal Components Lutracore anti-counterfeit chemical fingerprint

05 November, 2014

Cardinal Components and Infratrac have introduced a solution to the problem of counterfeit electronic components - the anti-counterfeit chemical fingerprint Lutracore. The chemical fingerprint is composed of several commodity chemicals grouped together to create a code that can be detected in seconds anywhere in the supply chain by a technician with less than an hour of training.


Beware of counterfeit Mornsun converters

10 June, 2014

Electronics company Mornsun is warning customers to be aware of fraudulent companies offering counterfeit Mornsun products in China, often presented on websites such as CART100 and Alibaba.


Toshiba sues Powerchip over flash memory patent

03 June, 2014

Chipmaker Toshiba has filed a suit against Taiwan's Powerchip Technology Corporation and three companies, Powerflash Technology Corporation, Zentel Electronics Corporation, and C.T.C. Co. together, for infringement of Toshiba's Taiwan patents for NAND flash memory.


Ethics of drone warfare

29 May, 2014

With the increasing use of drones, it is perhaps only a matter of time before robots replace soldiers. A Swedish researcher suggests that it is necessary to reconsider the international laws of war.


Apple, Google and Samsung ... is it peacetime in the patent wars?

21 May, 2014 by Bruce Baer Arnold*, University of Canberra

Apple and Google agreed last week to abandon mutual litigation over smartphone software and hardware patents. Yesterday the Korea Times reported that it appears likely Apple and Samsung will also reach a similar agreement soon.


Malicious web activity grows at record pace

03 July, 2009

Malicious code activity continued to grow at a record pace throughout 2008, primarily targeting confidential information of computer users, says Symantec.


Managing your company’s IP

07 January, 2008

How would it affect your business if your closest competitor knew precisely how you carry out your business and had access to your internal operating procedures and customer lists?


500 Australian Standards to be cut

28 August, 2006

To maintain relevant Australian Standards, Standards Australia has embarked on a project to reassess about 2000 standards sectors that are more than 10 years old.


IPC-A-610C Amendment 1: Acceptability of electronic assemblies

13 November, 2001

Amendment 1 to IPC-A-610C has just been released by the IPC.


EMR Compliance Self-Assessment Trial

17 November, 2000

The ACA is conducting a voluntary trials of materials for self-assessing electromagnetic radiation (EMR) compliance.


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