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December 2006

» HP veteran to serve unprecedented third term as IEEE standards board chair
December 2006
Steve Mills, senior architect in HP's Industry Standards Program Office, will chair the board overseeing development and revision of IEEE standards for the third consecutive year.

» Researchers join the entertainment business
December 2006
HP is applying HP Labs Digital Media Platform technology to create digital media supply chain services that major studio and content publishers can use to manage, process and distribute their content in digital form.

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» Richard H. Lampman, Director of HP Labs, to Retire in 2007 After 35 Years with HP
December 8, 2006
Lampman, 61, runs research activities in six labs around the world, with the objectives of providing leading-edge technologies to HP's businesses and creating new technology-based business opportunities.

» Memory Spot selected for Scientific American 50
December 2006
The Memory Spot wireless data chip has been named to the magazine's annual list of 50 top inventions.

» Lempel awarded IEEE Hamming Medal for pioneering work in data compression
December 2006
Abraham Lempel, co-author of a widely used data-compression algorithm, has received the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, presented for exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems and technology.

» Data compression expert named IEEE Fellow
December 2006
Marcelo Weinberger, who is widely recognized for his work in the theory and practice of data compression, has been selected as a Fellow by the IEEE.

» Memory Spot chip wins Popular Science award
December 2006
Memory Spot, a wireless data chip that could help bridge the physical and digital worlds, received a 2006 "Best Of What’s New" award in general innovation from Popular Science Magazine.

» Imaging technology helps crack ancient mystery
December 2006
Researchers used a technique known as reflectance imaging to help decode the Antikythera Mechanism, believed to be the world's oldest computer.

November 2006

» Getting smart about data center cooling
November 2006
Soaring energy costs and rising demand for servers has IT managers looking for more efficient ways to keep their data centers cool. HP Labs research is providing answers.

» HP researchers among ACM's first Distinguished Members
November 2006
Hans Boehm and Rob Schreiber have been selected for a new ACM honor recognizing scientists for their contributions to everyday life.

» HP, SAP Form Research Collaboration
November 2006
HP and SAP AG will collaborate on research aimed at improving the flexibility, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of IT systems for businesses of all sizes.

October 2006

» Escape from the Tower of London
October 2006
HP researchers and Tower of London staff are piloting a location-aware adventure game in which visitors help virtual prisoners to escape.

» HP Creates RFID technology for tracking data center assets
October 2006
Researchers have successfully tested experimental technology designed to automatically monitor data center assets with a major U.S. midwest retailer.

» Energy-efficient computing pioneer is newest HP Fellow
October 2006
Chandrakant Patel, who intiated HP's groundbreaking research into energy management for data centers, chips and systems, is the newest HP Fellow, joining a group of the company's most distinguished scientists.

September 2006

» Making sense of storage management
September 2006
Researchers are automating enterprise storage management to speed access, increase reliability and reduce costs.

» Industry group bringing the rigors of science to IT service delivery
September 2006
Large-scale IT projects are incredibly difficult to build and control. This week, scientists from HP Labs, IBM, Oxford University and elsewhere gather to work toward a solution.

» Free interactive mobile learning resource available for schools
September 2006
HP and Futurelab, a nonprofit learning company, have launched a free tool that lets students and teachers create digital, mobile, multimedia experiences known as mediascapes to provide location-based learning.

» HP, A*STAR Set Up Second Joint Research Lab
September 2006
HP Labs and Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research have established a joint research project to help provide improved technologies for multimedia streaming. It’s the second agreement between the two organizations this year.

» Computerworld honors go to IT resource allocation system, Semantic Web toolkit
September 2006
A virtualized market-based system for allocating computer resources developed by HP Labs has received a Computerworld Horizon Award, an honor given to cutting-edge technologies. HP Labs' Jena Semantic Web toolkit earned an honorable mention.

August 2006

»Information Theory paper wins IEEE prize
August 2006
A paper by a team of HP Labs researchers and their colleagues has received the IEEE Communication Society and Information Theory Joint Paper Award.

»Intelligent IT
August 2006
HP Labs is using a model-based approach to develop IT systems that are more automated, less prone to errors and more agile and predictable.

July 2006

»Tiny wireless chip could link digital, physical worlds
July 2006
Researchers have developed a wireless data chip that could revolutionize the way you think about paper and other physical objects. Less than half the size of a grain of rice, the device makes it possible to attach digital information to any surface, object or document.

» Predicting the future -- with games
July 2006
Researchers are using the tools of economics to help businesses better predict quarterly revenues, expected demand for a product and other future events.

June 2006

» Virtual technology, real benefits
June 2006
Researchers hope to make virtualization of IT resources a widespread reality. Efforts include automating virtual data-center management and finding ways to lock in reliability.

» Introducing Xen : Project aims to develop open-source software for virtualization
June 2006
HP and other IT industry leaders are working to develop Xen, an open-source virtualization software.

» HP and A*STAR Establish Shared Services Platform Laboratory in Singapore
June 2006
HP and the Singapore government’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will establish a joint research project in Singapore to help enable the next-generation data center.

May 2006

»Movie makeover : HP and Warner Bros. give old films new life
May 2006
Although classic films are easily damaged with age, few have been restored because the process has been both painstaking and costly. Now HP and Warner Bros. are automating the process and yielding some spectacular results.

April 2006

»Building the next generation of IT
April 2006
Dick Lampman, director of HP Labs, describes research into next-generation data centers, Grid for the enterprise, commercial printing, quantum cryptography and more at the Technology @ Work conference in Berlin.

» "Supply chain" for digital media: Enhanced system a pipeline for global media distribution
April 2006
HP's Digital Media Platform -- a media storage, management and distribution tool born in HP Labs -- now offers greater automation, resiliency and global capabilities, thanks to additional contributions from researchers.

» The new research : Dick Lampman, director of HP Labs, on customer-focused innovation
April 2006
The director of HP Labs talks about a new model for research occuring "at the intersection of science and technology." He also discusses commercializing research and funding R&D in the post-boom era.

» HP targets "next billion customers" with technologies for growing economies
April 2006
Technologies created by HP Labs India are designed to help grow opportunities in rapidly expanding economies by adapting to the needs of non-Western languages, unique infrastructures, and indigenous cultures and customs.

March 2006

» Fighting fakes : HP Labs helps counter the proliferation of counterfeit goods
March 2006
The counterfeiting of drugs, electronics, luxury goods, cigarettes and more has become a worldwide problem. Researchers are finding ways to use sophisticated printing technologies to counter the counterfeiters.

» HP announces gesture-based keyboard
March 2006
A new gesture-based keyboard lets users to record and store text in the Kannada script directly onto a computer using a pen. This could make computing easier for people who may not understand English or know how to type.

» HP extends grid leadership to ChinaGrid project
March 2006
HP is supporting ChinaGrid, one of the world's largest grid computing implementations, with technology and research resources. The Chinese government's grid initiative is intended to extend information technology resources and services to thousands of researchers and the more than 290 million students in the country's university system.

February 2006

» 40 years of contribution
February 2006
Whether engineers are exploring new computing architectures, color printing technologies or quantum computing, their sites remain set on one goal: making a contribution. This story recounts the origins of HP Labs.

» 40 innovations that counted
February 2006
Throughout its history, HP Labs has created or contributed significantly to technological innovations that have had a major impact on the industry. In honor of the lab's 40th anniversary, we compiled a list of 40 of the most significant.

» HP Outlines Future Vision at 40th Anniversary of HP Labs
February 2006
HP kicked off a year-long observation of the 40th anniversary of HP Labs, the company's central research organization, and outlined an ambitious, far-reaching vision for the future of information and communications technology.

January 2006

» University relations director wins engineering education award
January 2006
Lueny Morell, director, University Relations for Latin America, has been honored for her work developing an undergraduate engineering education program that encourages hands-on learning to address industry challenges.

» Energy-aware computing: New ways to keep cool
January 2006
There are two primary ways to reduce the costs of cooling data centers: Design more energy-efficient data centers and design machines that generate less heat. HP Labs is developing both.

» Commercial printing's next big thing : It's all digital, all the time
January 2006
HP researchers are working to automate HP's Indigo digital presses to lower cost, increase speed and image quality, and simplify press operation. The goal: To transform the commercial printing industry into an all-digital, Web-enabled business.

» HP and Hitachi to Collaborate on Security and Privacy Research
January 2006
The research collaboration will focus on two primary themes: authenticating users and devices to improve security inside networks and the use of digital signatures to guarantee the authenticity of document content.

» HP Earns No. 3 Spot on U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Top 10 Ranking
January 2006
HP was awarded 1,797 patents last year, bringing its total holdings to about 15,000 patents in the United States and 30,000 worldwide.

» A model solution : Advanced tools for improving IT service contracts
January 2006
Reseachers in HP Labs Bristol, UK, are using sophisticated mathematical models and scenario planning to produce better IT service contracts.

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