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Is Wireless HD finally 'Coming of Age?"
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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.
See the World and Get your EDA Degree
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Curricula leading to college degrees in EDA exist in Armenia and are coming in Russia and China.
NXP's software-defined radio
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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
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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.
Finding excitement in science and engineering
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Volumes have been written over the last couple of years about the declining numbers of students taking science and math, and what that will mean to the U.S. and its ability to compete globally.
With Gates gone, will Jobs come to next year's CE ball?
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1/25/2008   Post a comment
Steve Jobs won't come to CES 2009, because he would have to abandon Apple's "outsider" facade in the process.
The price of returned products--$13.8 billion in '07 alone
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1/24/2008   1 comment
The news is always on units sold and revenues posted. What happens behind the scenes, however, when returned products become a major issue?
Avery's India RFID Plans
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
Avery eyes India with millions of dollars in hand.
Two Interesting Books
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
Two books are reviewed. "Low Power Methodology Manual for System-On-Chip Design" and "VHDL-2008 Just the New Stuff".
Picture, picture, on the wall . . .
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Consider, for example, scenarios in which you want to change the picture depending on who is coming to dinner that evening.
Apple, IBM and speculators
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
This is the latest OJO-Mojo Tech Report on the latest developments in the equity market with a focus on Apple and IBM.
Thoughts and Reflections on CES 2008: Thin TVs, HD discs & more, oh my!
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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.
Commentary: Observing the herd at CES
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Our man at CES thinks the consumer electronics industry is selling the same old technology in new packages.
CES Wrap-Up: Flavors of CEC, retro-innovation and more video/imaging highlights from CES
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
One of the most startling surprises (disappointments) of CES 2008 was seeing the extent to which several major brands, including such heavyweights as Panasonic and Sony, have taken the CEC functionality of HDMI and run off to do their own, semi-incompatible thing with it.
CES Wrap-Up: Flavors of CEC, retro-innovation and more video/imaging highlights from CES 2008
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
2008 CES was not the biggest yet (that was last year), but it was the most mature in addressing the myriad entanglements of technological possibilities and Hollywood copyrights, and in terms of the viewing public having now graduated on a massive scale to big-screen high def flat panel displays, something dreamed about for years.
Wireless TV inside the home
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
One technology that is a long shot in the near term at least is the 60 GHz distribution systems.
EDA Outreach
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1/15/2008   1 comment
An industry that lives on change as the root of progress should be able to see and gather what is needed to increase its visibility.
iPhone in China? Not yet.
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Apple and China Mobile Ltd. Called off the planned launch of iPhone handsets in China.
Chipped Like A Dog
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Wouldn't it be nice if RFID could curb crime?
CES 2008 - Day 2 & 3
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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.
Around The Net
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Five things you need to know.
WiMAX goes mobile in Las Vegas
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
Commentary: Will RIAA help kill off a dying format?
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1/3/2008   Post a comment
Does the Recording Industry Association of America's legal strategy spell the end of the CD music format and, with it, high-fidelity recordings?
2008 CES Preview
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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
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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.
Happy New Year. Welcome to 2008.
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
After posting a blog about my fascination with bar codes, specifically, EZCode and QR Code, I received an email from Roger Fischer, Kaywa CEO.
AT&T and Nokia go shopping early in 2008
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
AT&T Inc is said to be interested in buying a piece of the mobile arm of Telekom Malaysia.
Indian design services growth is overstated
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
Indian design services companies growth, projected at a compound rate of 25% through 2015 is overstated.


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