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The Glamour of Technology - SIM2, TI & Dolby
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Last night I attended a special preview called "The Glamour of Technology," which was hosted by the renowned Italian projector company SIM2. The purpose of the press event was to single out their new Grand Cinema C3X projector that is reportedly the smallest and highest-performing Full HD 3 Chip projector on the market with Texas Instruments DLP Products' latest DarkChip4 chip.
UWB's prospects
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
UWB in general and the WiMedia Alliance's Certified Wireless USB n particular will be in the news quite a bit over the next few weeks.
TV ownership matters (and President Bush knows it!)
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Despite all the "new media" alternatives, TV is still Big Business in the U.S., and owning a local TV station or a cable-TV system in a big city is still a very profitable enterprise.
Sure, I want to pay 2.5x more than the next guy
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
A court order in Germany dictates that the iPhone be sold unlocked and not tied to a two-year contract.
AMD and the 'Fujitsu Factor'
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Right-wing bloggers in the United States wasted no time in venting their outrage at the purchase last week of an 8 percent stake in Advanced Micro Devices by Abu Dhabi's government-owned Mubadala Development Co.
YouTube Surfing For RFID
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11/25/2007   Post a comment
Rather not brave the malls this holiday weekend?
Panel debate: Open OS for cell phones? Not yes/no but how/when?
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
The Open OS rebellion will shake things up in terms of cellular pecking order far more than technology clashes such as WiMAX vs. LTE.
Slicing the Pie Differently
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
Much more to say about changing the EDA revenue model.
Will Google bid alone?
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
According to a recent Reuters report, Google just might go it alone when it comes to bidding on the 700-megahertz spectrum airwaves necessary to launch a U.S. wireless network.
Wireless and autism -- where is the link?
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
We have had scares about cellular phones and cancer and more recently suggestions that Wi-Fi causes all kinds of nausea and illnesses. Now a couple of scientists are warning that wireless networks may be responsible for accelerating the rise of autism in children.
VeriChip, Digital Angel: Human Tagging
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
Ready to put a RFID chip in your body? The technology's becoming readily available.
VHS was better - Part 1: Sync
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11/15/2007   Post a comment
Synchronization between picture and sound is crucial to video enjoyment, yet it's one area where most digital video formats are weaker than VHS.
CES 2008 Preview
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11/15/2007   Post a comment
Earlier this week, I attended the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Preview, which was held in New York City. According to CEA (Consumer Electronics Association), the 2008 International CES, the world's largest tradeshow for consumer technology, returns to Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2008.
Analysis: Infineon's recovery speeds up
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
After publishing its deep-red figures for Q4/2007 and for the entire FY 2007, Infineon's stock price jumped up to 8 percent. There are reasons for the euphoria at the markets.
CES Taps RFID
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
Will John Lennon's wife Yoko Ono be forced to wear a RFID tag while making an appearance at CES in January 2008?
Sprint breaks up with Clearwire, ponders WiMAX commitment
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11/13/2007   Post a comment
With Sprint and Clearwire cutting the contractual knot that was only a bit more than a year old, what are we to think of WiMAX's prospects now—at least in the U.S.?
Second Class Citizens
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11/12/2007   Post a comment
The EDA industry must share not only the challenges, but also the rewards of a growing electronics industry.
MHSDL Favorites For 2007 or, what your competition is reading
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11/12/2007   Post a comment
I love this time of year. Always amazed at how rapidly the year disappeared, I tend to shrug my shoulders and begin to plan for its end. Since I have a large family, planning involves loads of holiday shopping and visiting. What it means for Mobile Handset DesignLine readers is recap time. Which did you like most of the articles I posted? Which ones made the top five so far?
Prosperity 101: Education equity
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11/12/2007   Post a comment
Ever since the National Academy of Engineering released its watershed report on globalization, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," in 2005, conventional wisdom has held that there is a shortage of U.S. engineers, and that American students are falling behind in math and science.
FPGA evaluation vs prototyping vs development boards/kits?
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11/8/2007   Post a comment
What's the difference between these little scamps ... and what are you using yours for?
The new breed of satellite HD STBs
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11/7/2007   Post a comment
I have been waiting in expectation for some time now for the new HD channels to be added by DirecTV. While they were one of the first satellite providers with high-definition channels, it had seemed that they were lagging behind DISH Network.
Wal-Mart.com CEO Talks RFID
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11/7/2007   Post a comment
Wal-Mart.com isn't involved in its parent company's RFID supply chain projects, but maybe it should be.
The porcupine problem
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11/7/2007   Post a comment
SDR folks (NXP calls its embedded vector processor an SDR solution) should sit up and take notice. I was under the impression that the RF component was the toughest nut to crack. Maybe NXP had done it.
RFID Skin Patches
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11/6/2007   Post a comment
A healthcare manufacturer believes RFID skin patches can make medial errors a thing of the past.
HD's name has lost its luster
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11/6/2007   Post a comment
What happens with the naming of HD beyond 1080p is still up for grabs. I have used the phrase "ultra hi-def" on numerous occasions, skipping right past "very hi-def," which frankly just doesn't quite sound very hi def.
The sky is not falling
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11/6/2007   Post a comment
The news that Mentor Graphics has downgraded the guidance for its quarter revenue has generated much talk in the EDA community, and people are busy trying to figure out if this is a signal of more fundamental changes in the industry.
Does anybody really know what time it is?
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11/5/2007   Post a comment
Once a popular song by Chicago, Alltel customers were asking that very question this weekend.


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