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  • US backs IEEE move to modify rules for standards patents

    The U.S. Department of Justice has backed a move by the IEEE Standards Association to modify the rules governing patents that go into making standards, so as to curb excessive royalties and attempts to ban rival products that implement the patents.

  • IEEE investigates Ethernet bandwidth needs

    The IEEE standards body is forming a committee to assess the future bandwidth needs of large organizations and service providers, with an eye toward next steps in Ethernet standards.

  • IEEE suffers data breach

    The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers suffered a data breach last year that compromised credit card information of 828 people who registered for an IEEE conference.

  • IEEE anoints technology winners and losers

    It’s the season for looking forward to the year ahead and back to the previous one, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Spectrum magazine is in the middle of the fray with its annual issue of tech winners and losers. What makes Spectrum’s efforts worth noting is the nature of the organisation it serves: the IEEE is the world’s largest professional technology association.

  • Bringing 100 Gigabit Ethernet to the masses

    The IEEE’s latest project could significantly ramp up the speed of traffic delivery across the internet. In November, the IEEE’s Higher Speed Study Group announced it was working to create a 100 Gigabit Ethernet standard. Since then, it has laid out a tentative timeline for benchmarks towards that goal, including the development of a formalised task force by the middle of this year and delivery of the final specification by 2010. While these goals seem attainable, the study group members are in a race against time to accommodate the increasing demands of content creators and consumers around the world. John D’Ambrosia, chairman of the IEEE study group and scientist of components technology at Force10 Networks, spoke to Network World about 100G Ethernet and the project.

  • 100 Gigabit Ethernet by 2010: IEEE

    Ethernet will keep accelerating, speeding up to 100Gbit/s in the next few years, the head of an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) standards study group says.