Is Wireless HD finally 'Coming of Age?" Blog 1/31/2008 Post a comment With developments in TV technology, an area that is finally beginning to come into its own is wireless HD. In the past companies like JVC and others have tried to offer wireless displays, but encountered hurdles. Well, it now seems that with advances like 802.11n and other transmission schemes from SiBEAM that wireless HD will finally find its way to consumer homes in 2008 and beyond.
NXP's software-defined radio Blog 1/30/2008 Post a comment This sounds like it could be a disruptive technology to me. But before we get too excited, we should remember that other companies are working on SDR solutions as well, although I would bet that few of them have the global reach of NXP.
BART Riders Trial NFC Blog 1/29/2008 Post a comment A news conference Tuesday at the Powell Street BART Station in San Francisco will reveal details of a four-month NFC trial.
Thoughts and Reflections on CES 2008: Thin TVs, HD discs & more, oh my! Blog 1/17/2008 Post a comment CES 2008 ended a week ago paving the way for several future trends and developments. As several manufacturers unveiled their 2008 lines it became apparent what will be on retailers' shelves this coming Summer and Fall. It also became apparent what the manufacturers believe the consumer wants, which directly affects how products are created and designed.
CES 2008 - Day 2 & 3 Blog 1/10/2008 Post a comment Back from another day of walking the show floor and visiting manufacturers in suites on The Strip. I would have written about Day 2 yesterday, but I got back too late from a meeting with Philips and I had to prepare the newsletter for publication today. It's really tough to multi-task at CES. I'm surprised by the amount of people going from booth to booth, or lingering at some of the larger manufacturers such as Samsung, LG or Sony still on Day 3.
WiMAX goes mobile in Las Vegas Blog 1/9/2008 Post a comment This is an interesting demonstration that was, no doubt, intended to provide living proof that WiMAX can deliver on its mobile broadband promise. I thought that was a foregone conclusion but I guess a demo is always a good idea.
Reporter's notebook: Displays among CES 2008 highlights Blog 1/9/2008 Post a comment In the "bigger is better" flat panel category, boasting rights this year clearly belong to Panasonic. They're showing a whopping (a word I haven't used for a while with regard to screen sizes!) 150-inch plasma screen. And while Sharp's Aquos Wall 108" LCD is hardly a competitor in size, it has distinct advantage in availability -- it starts shipping this spring. No price yet.
CES 2008 - Day 1 Blog 1/8/2008 Post a comment Today CES 2008 opened to seemingly record crowds as press, analysts, manufacturers, buyers, retailers, and anyone interested in all of the latest consumer electronics or "consumer lifestyle" as many manufacturers like to call the entire world of products these days.
CES 2008 - Press Day Blog 1/7/2008 Post a comment To quote Charles Dickens, "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times." It was with great trepidation that I looked to press day this year. After the unbearable crowds of questionable bloggers last year, it turned out to be more civilized this year as most manufacturers had two lines: one for invited press, and one for everyone else. It worked out fairly well in most cases.
Catalytic's good move Blog 1/4/2008 Post a comment Catalytic has purchased a portion of Celoxica's business. Does the move make sense: will it deliver a strong player in the ESL market, or will it result in indigestion?
2008 CES Preview Blog 1/2/2008 Post a comment Well, in a couple of days, I will be winging my way back to Las Vegas, NV again for this annual 'Rite of Passage.' I've been going to CES since the early 1980s, and it continues to grow and get bigger every year attracting more and more attendees. I guess that it's both a good and bad thing.
What to look for at CES Blog 1/2/2008 Post a comment We're in a period of unprecedented fluidity in the wireless space with several technologies (standard-based and proprietary) competing as never before.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.