Monday, November 5, 2007
5th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference
Join us TODAY:
5th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference, Exhibit & Workshops
Radisson Hotel Newport Beach (Near John Wayne Airport)

Broadcom SoC Career Day Workshop (Free Pass), Don't Miss Out!

THE MOST Innovative & Affordably Priced Technology Conference of the Year.

Learn and network at the premier industry event for technology professional

Platinum Sponsors: Jazz Semiconductor, Tensilica, MIPS Technologies, Inside GNSS. Gold Sponsors: Novelics Corp, CSU Fullerton Eng, Chapman University

Selected Participating Companies: Intel, IBM, Freescale, Toshiba, Tensilica, Jazz Semi, MIPS, Novelics, eASIC, Fujitsu, Texas Instruments, ST Micro, Kilopass, NXP, Broadcom, Nvidia, AMD, SiRF, MataiTech, Extreme DA, Chartered Semiconductor, Nascentric, Carbon Design, Silicon Canvas, ClioSoft, ENOVIA MatrixOne, EDN, Synopsys, Rambus, UCI, iSuppli, Nascentric, Tower Semiconductor, ARM, Innovative Silicon, Prodesign Electronics, AKA, OCB Services, Carnegie Mellon, Cadence, Altera, Mentor Graphics, Actel, Trimble, Faraday, National Semiconductor, AeA, Micron, Virage, and Much, Much More!

Workshops by Broadcom and ARM

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IAC To Spin Off Ticketmaster, Other Firms
IAC said today that it is planning to spin off five of the firm's businesses as separate, publicly traded businesses. The firm said that it will look to split out IAC, HSN, Ticketmaster, Interval International, and LendingTree into different businesses, responding to the company's issues with investors understanding the company's wide ranging businesses. IAC, which is headed by Barry Diller, owns everything from Internet businesses Citysearch, Evite, and Excite, to the HSN TV network, to ticket (More info...)

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Fonality Buys CRM Software Firm
Los Angeles-based voice-over-IP voice software maker Fonality said Sunday that it has acquired Insightful Solutions Pty Ltd., a provider of CRM consulting in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Financial terms were not disclosed. Fonality said that Insightful provides enhancements and services for SugarCRM, which is an open source customer relationship management software package. Fonality said that it will begin immediately selling Insightful's CRM managed service under the name FonalityCRM. The (More info...)

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MySpace Announces Self-Serve Ad Targeting
Los Angeles-based social networking website MySpace said today that it has launched plans for a new, self-serve online advertising system. MySpace said that the new platform will allow advertisers to purchase, create, and analyze ad performance throughout its web site. According to MySpace, the firm's online advertising system will allow users to select specific geographic, demographic, and user interests to present advertising to users. The firm did not say when the new system will go live on (More info...)

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Transpera Adds Mobile Video Ad options
Santa Monica-based Transpera said today that it has created a new pre-roll, advertising format for mobile video. The startup, which is funded by First Round Capital and Intel Capital, said that its new pre-roll videos are 5-10 second mobile video ads, which can be targeted by content usage and demographics. Transpera provides services for transcoding videos into mobile formats. The company is targeting online video publishing sites and mobile operators with its services.

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Loopd Goes Live, Targets Sports Communities
San Diego-baed Loop'd Network, a new startup targeting the social networking area around online sports, said today that it has launched its service. The firm said it has signed on Monster Energy, Oakley, Pacific Sunwear, and Surfer Magazine's Hot 100 as customers, which will use the firm's Web 2.0 platform for creating their own online communities. Loop'd allows brands to create their own social networking communities to allow athletes and fans to interact. Financial terms of the brand deals wer (More info...)

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myShape Adds CIO
Pasadena-based online fashion retailer myShape said today that it has named Mercedes De Luca as its Global Customer Experience Officer and CIO. myShape said that De Luca joins from Yahoo, where she was VP of Global Information Technology. De Luca has also served at Interwoven, MarketFirst Software, West Valley College, Taos Mountain Software, and Digital Equipment Corporation. myShape is an operator of an online women's shopping site focused on matching women with clothing that best fits them; t (More info...)

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Broadcom Ships Bluetooth Headset Chips
Irvine-based Broadcom has shipped a new chipset focused on Bluetooth audio, the firm said today. The new single-chip device is focused on the Bluetooth handset market, and according to Broadcom provides noise and echo suppression which significantly improves audio quality in mass-market headsets. Broadcom said the new chipset potentially reduces bill of materials costs by 40 percent, and is compatible with the firm's prior generation of chips. The new BCM2044S headset product are sampling to ear (More info...)

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InTouch Health, Intuitive Surgical Partner
Santa Barbara-based InTouch Health, a provider of remote presence software for the health care industry, said today it is in a development and licensing agreement with Intuitive Surgical. InTouch Health said it will integrate its remote presence technology with Intuitive's own, robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery system. InTouch Health said that its remote presence system will be used to provide high quality, real-time audio and video over the Internet to surgeons using Intuitive's surgi (More info...)

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