Thursday, August 28, 2008
Broadcom: Qualcomm in Contempt
Irvine-based semiconductor firm Broadcom Corporation said Thursday afternoon that a federal judge has found Qualcomm in contempt of an injunction ordered against the firm last December. According to Broadcom, U.S. District Judge James V. Selna found that Qualcomm violated an injunction which ordered Qualcomm to cease use and support of WCDMA chips that infringed on Broadcom patents. The ruling found that Qualcomm was violating a ban against the use of technology covered by Broadcom patents for 3 (More info...)

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Activision Links Guitar Hero To Music Instrument Firms
Santa Monica-based Activision said Thursday that the firm has inked a deal to link its popular Guitar Hero franchise to a number of music instrument and equipment brands. Activision said that its Guitar Hero World Tour title will feature instruments and equipment brands AMPEG, Audio-Technica, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Evans Drumheads, Guitar Center, Krank Amplification, Mackie, Marshall, Orange County Drum & Percussion, Pork Pie Percussion, Regal Tip, Sabian cymbals, Vox and Zildjian drumsticks. (More info...)

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Aristos Logic Acquired By Adaptec
Foothill Ranch-based Aristos Logic, a developer of RAID chips and technology, has been acquired by Adaptec, Adaptec said Thursday. Adaptec said it will pay approximately $41.0M in cash for Aristos Logic, whose ASIC products are used in RAID storage systems. Aristos Logic has approximately 75 employees, and was founded in 2000. The firm is venture backed by EMC, Emulex, Infineon, JPMorgan Partners, Panorama Capital, QTV Capital, Seagate, TPG Ventures and Woodside Fund. Adaptec is a manufacturer o (More info...)

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BioIQ Rolls Out Wellness Testing Enhancements
Santa Barbara-based BioIQ, a startup providing web-linked health testing services, said this week that it has rolled out a new product targeted at corporate wellness testing. According to the firm, it has rolled out a new generation of the firm's home health testing programs, aimed at helping companies screen their employees for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Details on specific enhancements to the service were not given. BioIQ provides a web-based service combined wi (More info...)

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OEwaves Scores Contract
Pasadena-based OEwaves, a developer of microwave photonic filters, has scored a contract to develop filters for military and communications applications, the firm said this week. OEwaves did not disclose the source of the contract, which covers development of frequency agile bandpass and notch filters. The technology is used in military communications applications. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. OEwaves develops products used for radar, communications, and test and measurement p (More info...)

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