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Could "bad" photos be good?
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Whatever happened to laughing at the goofy-looking photo? Red eye might not have been the best thing for the family photo on the holiday greeting card, but it sure was good for a laugh.
QR Code, EZCode, Data Matrix
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12/29/2007   Post a comment
Bar codes make a comeback on cellular phones.
Reflections of 2007 -- Pt. 2
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Originally, I had planned to write about set-top boxes and other product areas of DTV this week. However, I think that as 2007 comes to a close, we have to talk about LCD displays as they are rapidly becoming the display of choice for virtually all CE manufacturers worldwide
Russia nav system gets boost
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Russia launched a rocket on Christmas carrying three satellites that will separate from the booster on orbit to become part of a navigation system said to rival GPS in the U.S.
Get research out of development
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
An engineer is a professional that uses available tools to develop the best possible solution to a problem. A scientist is a professional that explores new possibilities within a given field with the goal of creating new engineering tools.
Around the Net in RFID
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Did you hear the one about ?
Whose patent is this, anyway? --- The Interview
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12/25/2007   Post a comment
News special: Our talk with Patrick Le Fevre of Ericsson elucidates the European perspective on U.S. patent law reform
Wish list 2008
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Here's my wish list for the industry groups that represent some of the primary technologies covered by Wirelessnetdesignline.com
UnRFID: Thinking Out of the Box
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Industry insiders say it's time to start thinking out of the box when designing applications.
IEEE fellow up for next challenge
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
I only met John Apostolopoulos, manager of the HP Labs Streaming Media Systems Group, over the phone the other day. Yet, talking to John was almost nostalgic.
Reflections on 2007 - Part 1
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
At time of the year, we have a tendency to reflect and look back on the events of the past year. I'm not just talking about the most popular stories that folks like you read, but the major trends and developments in the CE and semiconductor industries.
Food Safety
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Considering this week's contributed piece by Michael McCartney, I found this USA Today article worth reading.
Usability testing for design kits: A good idea
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12/18/2007   Post a comment
Standard-based versus proprietary can be a tough choice for design engineers depending on the application. In a simple security network, the choice seems to go to the proprietary network.
How your cell phone bill could reach $83,000
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
Wonder why the iPhone isn't in Canada yet? Although the US, France, Germany and UK support the device, Canada can't seem to come up with a data plan that won't make owning an iPhone prohibitive.
A Strong Analog Statement
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
A close collaboration between EDA and analog foundries could improve design methods.
Solid state DVRs: I can't wait!
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
Large-size flash memories are becoming viable alternatives to hard drives for notebook computers, and I want to encourage DVR designers to offer this quiet alternative.
Supply and demand conundrum
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
The forecasts keep changing and with them the fiscal policies of the economic watchdogs. Electronic industry executives seem puzzled, too, wondering which demand environment they should be producing for: stable, declining, average or strong growth.
WiMedia's day in the sun: CES 2008?
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
Competition and "letting the market decide" is important to achieving the best possible technologies and products. We should also remember that competition and market decisions are best based on facts, not PowerPoint presentations.
Danger: High Competition. Use Extreme Caution
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12/11/2007   Post a comment
Integration of DFM functions into place and route tools will disrupt the size and dynamics of the DFM market segment.
Nokia Leads NFC Investment
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12/11/2007   Post a comment
Nokia's private equity and venture capital arm plans to announce Tuesday it has led a "Series C" investment round in Inside Contactless. Sweet!
The Farnsworth Invention
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
Last week I had the pleasure of attending a new play, which opened on Broadway (in NYC) called "The Farnsworth Invention." The reason that I bring up a new play here is because it's all about the birth of television back in the 1920s and 1930s. If it had not been for Philo T. Farnsworth and David Sarnoff, many of us would not be working in this industry today.
First spec out from Mobile Linux
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
The Linux Phone Standards Forum (LiPS) released its mobile Linux spec.
Holidays, Consumers, Security
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12/8/2007   Post a comment
Creative commentary on RFID hits blogsphere.
AMD's asset-lite plan uncovered
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12/7/2007   Post a comment
EETimes' Real, Clear Biz blog has discovered details of the fabless or asset-lite manufacturing strategy that Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has been developing over the last few months. A wayward stork sent by contacts within AMD dropped the package containing...
Dueling transcoders
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12/7/2007   Post a comment
Transcoding video from one codec to another, such as from MPEG-2 cable-TV transmissions to H.264 for more efficient storage, is one of those thorny problems of the modern digital video era that many product designers would be happy to do without. Yet, to maintain compatibility and to more efficiently use resources, it's often a requirement. So design engineers should be delighted this week with news of two significant transcoder product introductions.
Pop Quiz
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12/5/2007   Post a comment
What do Ticketmaster, Bally Gaming, and Microsoft have in common?
WiMAX revenues pick up steam
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12/4/2007   Post a comment
Infonetics believes manufacturer revenue for fixed and mobile WiMAX equipment will grow at a 5-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 87% between 2006 and 2010.
EDA standards organization gets an award
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12/4/2007   Post a comment
The DASC was awarded the Sponsor Award for Outstanding Contribution to Corporate Standards Development by the IEEE-SA.
Montclair provides for student safety via cell phones
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12/3/2007   Post a comment
New Jersey's Montclair is one of a handful of schools to use GPS tracking to ensure student safety.
Tracking Tax Records
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12/1/2007   Post a comment
Imagine the U.S. government never losing the paperwork you send them. I think it's amazing that a 25-employee company developed the application to try and make it happen.


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