Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The 6th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference, Exhibit & Workshops
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The 6th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference, Exhibit & Workshops November 5 & 6, 2008 - Radisson Hotel Newport Beach (Near John Wayne Airport Ė MacArthur and Birch)

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Altera, Intel, TI, IBM, Tensilica, Mentor Graphics, Toshiba, NEC, Cadence, Synopsys, Arrow, Virage Logic, ST Micro, AMD, MIPS, ARM, and over 100 other leading-edge companies and Universities will be sharing their latest technologies and products in this Unique Southern California event.
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Where 2 Get It Signs Customer
Anaheim-based Where 2 Get It, which provides location-based services, said today that it has signed on Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar as a customer. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. According to Where 2 Get It, its Mob ile Web Locator will be used by Fleming's as a part of a new mobile web site. Where 2 Get It develops software used for locating retail stores via zip code or address, for both web and mobile platforms.

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RealD Signs Another Theater Chain
Los Angeles-based RealD is continuing to sign up theaters for the firm's 3D projection technology, saying Monday that the firm has inked an agreement with Dickinson Theatres to deploy its products in 100 screens. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. The systems will be deployed by the beginning of January. Dickinson Theatres owns 40 movie theatre locations in 11 states, covering 380 screens, and is based in Overland Park, Kansas. RealD's technology connects with existing and new digita (More info...)

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Language Weaver Puts New Twist On Recruiting, Runs Logic Contest
One Southern California firm is putting a new twist on its recruiting efforts for engineers and scientists, by running a "Puzzle Contest" which will award $1,000 for the first answer to a series of questions on the firm's site. According to the firm, the effort is part of an effort to identify smart people to fill positions of researchers or engineers at the company. In running the contest, Language Weaver is taking a book from such companies as Google and Microsoft, who regularly use logic puzz (More info...)

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Staccato Gets Wireless Certification
San Diego-based Staccato Communications, a developer of ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless chips, has scored a certification for its products. According to the firm, its Ripcord2 single-chip UWB products have received the official WiMedia PHY certification. WiMedia is a new standard targeted at high speed, wireless multimedia communications, specifically in the areas of PCs, consumer electronics, and mobile applications. Staccato's chips are aimed at high volume consumer applications. The firm's ch (More info...)

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Santa Ana-based solid state memory manufacturer STEC said Monday that it has appointed Raymond D. Cook as the firm's new CFO. Cook replaces Dan Moses, who the firm says is retiring. Moses will remain on STEC's board of directors. Cook joins the firm from Mindspeed Technologies, where he was VP Finance and Corporate Controller, and had also served as interim CFO. Cook has also served at Conexant, Rockwell International, and Spicer & Oppenheimer. STEC is a manufacturer of solid state disk drives.
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Interview with Eric Bjorndahl, TravBuddy.com
We recently ran across TravBuddy.com (www.travbuddy.com), a Los Angeles area travel site which allows travelers to meet others, share travel reviews, photos, and more, and had thought it would be great to hear the story behind the site. The highly ranked travel site was founded, and bootstrapped, by two brothers--Eric and David Bjorndahl--and we talked with Eric about the company. (Photo: David on the left, Eric on the right).

For our readers who haven't used your site, what's it all about?
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