The Engineer
21 December 2001

  • ViaSat to acquire US Monolithics

    21 Dec 2001

    ViaSat is to acquire US Monolithics , a privately held company focused on designing high frequency broadband circuitry, for cash and stock with an aggregate value of approximately $30 million.

  • Windows XP vulnerable to attack

    21 Dec 2001

    eEye Digital Security has discovered major security vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Universal Plug and Play Service. Windows XP, by default, ships with a UPNP Service that can be used to detect and integrate with UPNP aware devices.

  • Xerox wins infringement case against Palm and 3Com

    21 Dec 2001

    The US District Court has ruled that Xerox Corporation's Unistrokes patent was infringed upon by Palm and 3Com in their handheld electronic organisers using Graffiti.

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