In the push to set standards for 10 Gbits per second technologies, Agilent Technologies has joined the Unified 10 Gbps Physical-layer Initiative (UXPi), which is promoting a specification for communication architectures that will succeed PCI Express, RapidIO and others. IBM and TI are among those who founded the group last fall. UXPi (www.uxpi.org) competes with the Multi-Level Signaling Alliance, a group that includes Alcatel and Sun Microsystems.
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
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