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Tech Headline News Archive - December 2017

Technology Headline News Archives - RF Cafe

If you came to RF Cafe looking for a certain news item you remember seeing or found on a search engine, there is a good chance it is no longer on the homepage. Headlines change daily (except Saturdays). Here are links to all the headline archives.

All the News Fit to Link™

2017: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
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Telstra Picks up $72M of Spectrum in Australian Auction


Lenovo Tops Indian Tablet Market with 94% Growth




Space Mystery Solved by Student Satellite

China Mobile International Partners with BT to Launch CMLink in UK

Scientists Prove Tailgating Doesn't Get You There Faster


Silicon Labs to Acquire Sigma Designs

Google Reveals What Searchers Wanted in 2017

Physicists Excited by Discovery of New Form of Matter, Excitonium

Semi Industry Enters the Age of WOW

Electric Eel Inspires New Power Source


$56B Semiconductor Equipment Forecast: New Record with Korea at Top

The Biggest Tech Failures and Successes of 2017 (1st of the year-end-roundups)

Trump Signs Defense Bill, Awaits Funding Fight

IoT and 5G Test Will Make or Break Leaders

IBM Quantum Woos Fortune 500


Why Engineers Need to Pay More Attention to Fonts

Ericsson Wins Comprehensive 5G Contract from Verizon

FCC Proposes $25,000 Fine for Breaking Now-Voluntary Labeling Rules

The Sun is Blank, NASA Data Shows It to Be Dimming

Americans Spending More as the Holiday Season Continues


Researchers Report New Way to Make Dissolving Electronics

Microsoft Asserts Windows Gaining Ground in Education Market

FCC Proposes Penalty for Marketing of Improperly Labeled Radio Devices

Undersea Communications Cables Vulnerable to Sabotage

Your Smartphone as Medicine: Digital Therapy Here to Stay


FCC Grants Greater Access to Spectrum Above 24 GHz for Wireless

As Wide Bandgap Technology Rises, a New JEDEC Committee Kicks Off

Navy's $500M Electromagnetic Railgun Will Likely Never See Combat

China Denies Using LinkedIn to Recruit German Informants

TSMC Speeds Opening of China Fab


Broadcom Eyes Replacing Qualcomm's Board, Turning Takeover Hostile

Discovery Sets New World Standard in Nano Generators

WISPA Keeps Argument Alive for Not Changing CBRS Rules

Trump Directs NASA to Return to the Moon, Then Aim for Mars

Former NASA Administrator to Head DOD Tech Research


Walmart Calls for Sub-$1 IoT Sensor (akin to call for 1¢ RFID tag in the early 2000s)

Broad 3Q 2017 Electronics Supply Chain Growth – Globally and in Europe

DoE Identifies Material as Fastest Solid-State Conductor for Magnesium Battery

Croatia Confirms New 60-M Allocation, Expanded 160-M Privileges

Supreme Court Considers Cellphones and Digital Privacy

Heavy Snow, High Winds Wreak Havoc Across Europe


Ofcom Tells BT to Speed up Investment in Full Fibre

Semiconductor Sales to Top $400B

W1AW Scheduled Transmissions on 6 Meters Beginning January 2

Teen Suicide Rate Linked to Time on Phone

Amazon Deliverymen Pee in Bottles to Make 200 Parcels/Day Quota (Bezos just needs to give them chocolates)


GaN Chip Vendor Snags $15M in Funding

Metal Plate Shunt Resistors Handle High Currents

Europe Export Drive Is Target of Leeds-Based Tech Network

Microsoft to Modernize Redmond Headquarters Campus in 2018

China's Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Tests Weapons That Could Strike the U.S. in 14 Minutes


Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in Brain

Senate Bill Proposes Prison Time for Failure to Report Data Breaches

Semiconductor Market Grew 12% in Q3

MacOS High Sierra Flaw Creates High Anxiety

Russian Weather Satellite and 18 Secondary Payloads Lost After Rocket Failure


Infineon's 77 GHz Radar ICs Used in Audi A8 Production

Apple Agrees to Pay $15B in Back Taxes to Ireland

Canadian Government Sets up 5G Test Site in Ottawa

Cumulus Radio Files for Chapter 11

Three Chinese Military Surveillance Satellites Successfully Launched


Apple Countersues Qualcomm in Court Fight over Patents, Royalties

GaN Chip Vendor Snags $15M in Funding

Amateur Radio-Carrying D-Star One CubeSat Among Spacecraft Apparently Lost

Verizon to Launch 5G First in Sacramento in Late 2018

Fab Tool Sales Decline for 4th Straight Month


FCC Dismisses Radio Amateur's Petition to Revise Call Sign Rules

7 Reasons Open Source Software Should Be Avoided (I have always been dubious of Open Source)

U.S. Positions to Retake Supercomputer Lead

UK High Tech Catapult Programmes Fall Short

Amazon Gives Warehouse Workers Chocolates to Offset Horrid Conditions


Electronic Counterfeit Parts and Tampering

Andy Rubin, Android Creator, Steps Away from Firm Amid Misconduct Report

Nokia quashes Juniper Networks Rumours

FCC's Pai Says Silicon Valley's Defense of 2015 Net Neutrality is Threat to Internet

Open-Access Quantum Computer Goes Live in Japan

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