Expanding the DFM market Blog 10/30/2007 Post a comment Apache's acquisition of Optimal is another clear signal that the EDA industry is adapting to provide designers with tools that allow them to work on the entire system, not just parts that have different physical characteristics.
You're In The Money Blog 10/29/2007 Post a comment EETimes released a salary survey based on responses from 1,600 engineers. Apparently, financially you're doing well. Where do RFID engineers fit?
The problem with high def discs Blog 10/29/2007 Post a comment There are plenty of volleys going back and forth these days from the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD camps about who is selling more titles or more players. To paraphrase the Bard, "It may be much ado about nothing."
Greenpeace v. iPhone and BSEF Blog 10/22/2007 Post a comment Recently, environmental group Greenpeace issued an analysis of the iPhone claiming it contains potentially dangerous chemicals. It seems that Greenpeace should research some facts, or back off.
Welcome home, RCA Blog 10/22/2007 Post a comment RCA -- the Radio Corporation of America -- had its roots in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area in the earliest days of radio broadcasting. They owned the first TV station in the U.S. Against this backdrop, the return of a small piece of RCA to the New York area is a somewhat bittersweet welcome home.
The "intel" in Intel's numbers Blog 10/19/2007 Post a comment There's a skunk in the numbers. Semiconductor giant Intel Corp. exceeded analysts' revenue and profit estimates for the third quarter and so did rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. We should be celebrating, right?
RFID Analyst Briefs Blog 10/18/2007 Post a comment EPCglobal U.S. President Mike Meranda will step down to enter private business sector. Industry insiders expect a high frequency (HF) version of the Gen 2 standard ratified by January. Robert W. Baird analyst Reik Read offers some interesting insights in this month's RFID Monthly publication.
UWB on ice? Blog 10/16/2007 3 comments Every new technology has some kinks it has to work out. So we gave CWUSB a pass. Now, more than 10 months have passed and the holiday buying season will soon be upon us. We're wondering what's up.
Innovations to improve LED Backlighing Blog 10/15/2007 Post a comment While flat-panel displays and LCD TVs taking prominence in the DTV market, its interesting how companies are looking to improve these display architectures. In the past few weeks, there were two technologies introduced " one in Japan and one in Europe " that hope to build upon the improvements found in LED backlighting.
700 MHz: Mark your calendars Blog 10/15/2007 Post a comment With the 700 MHz auctions around the corner, bidding for "beachfront spectrum" will be a fascinating event. Interesting auction twists never before seen include: strict bidder anonymity, anticollusion directives, and wellfunded but nontraditional players potentially taking the mound to throw some curveballs.
Nokia Theater L.A. Live Blog 10/13/2007 Post a comment Will Nokia build a short-range near field communications (NFC) payment system into the new Nokia Theater L.A. Live complex set to open Oct. 18?
Apple's iPhone lockdown may have wider implications for consumer electronics Blog 10/12/2007 Post a comment Combine Apple's hard-line lockout philosophy with DRM, and one can only shudder to imagine what may be next: DVD players that shut down and stop working if a consumer plays an unauthorized copy of a movie? iPods and other media players that permanently shut down if you play a single MP3 file downloaded from an unauthorized source? TV sets that stop working, permanently, with the display of any unauthorized material?
RFID Tracks Mercedes Benz Blog 10/10/2007 Post a comment I'm positive that when Janis Joplin sang "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz," she had no idea one day car dealerships would use RFID to track and locate cars on their lots.
New DTV chipsets and really large displays Blog 10/5/2007 Post a comment There were some interesting technology stories coming out of CEATEC 2007 this week. One in particular announcement from Dolby caught my attention. There were also some key chipset introductions -- specifically from companies like Analog Devices. At the same time, I was doing research on large-screen displays and found some interesting results
NXP NFC In 8GB Pocket Payment System Blog 10/2/2007 Post a comment Did you bring home malware, viruses or keyloggers from your last business trip?
EncryptaKey claims to have the answer to keep files, applications and computers healthy. The Cypress, Calif.-company designed an 8-megabyte key fob, complete with microprocessor, non-writable embedded operating system, biometric authentication, and near field communication (NFC) technology payment system.