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G.hn home net group wins spot in power line standard
12/30/2008   1 comment
I erred in my comments attributing the news of multiple power-line standards to the G.hn networking group rather than the P1901 group -- where G.hn power-line technology is now one of three options.
New year, new opportunities for video and imaging designers
12/29/2008   1 comment
Ten reasons design engineers involved with video and imaging can be hopeful looking to 2009 and beyond.
Measuring the stability of EDA vendors
12/29/2008   1 comment
The amount of revenue generated per employee is a measure of the efficiency of a company and an indicator of its viability in a difficult market.
What's New For 2009?
12/28/2008   Post a comment
Look up. No, not above your head, above mine on the RFID-World.com home page. See that new logo that reads The RF Edge?
Christmas reprise
12/24/2008   Post a comment
We reprise David Benjamin's greatest Christmas hits. Happy Holidays!
Simon Bloch: EDA tools energize FPGAs
12/23/2008   Post a comment
Simon Bloch posts a further contribution to the dialogue about EDA tools for FPGAs.
Readers' top ten stories of 2008
12/18/2008   Post a comment
Here are the top ten online stories for the year so far as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Thursday, Dec. 18. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
TV Guide mag given away as EPGs rule
12/16/2008   Post a comment
As cable channels proliferated, TV Guide magazine actually reduced the listings.
EDA Tools for FPGAs
12/16/2008   Post a comment
EDA tools supporting development of FPGA based products need to support low power designs, but are quite sufficient for most designs.
Viewpoint: Data centers look to cash in on SSDs
12/15/2008   2 comments
The current financial mess poses a dilemma for CIOs and IT managers. Solid-state drives for server storage may help.
IC vendors come (back) to analog
12/15/2008   Post a comment
As business cycle turns down, vendors with analog portfolios are in a better position than all-digital suppliers, for many reasons.
Opinion: Bailouts versus investments
12/15/2008   5 comments
Five things government and industry must do to revive the U.S. ecomony and technology competitiveness.
Play Worst-Case Scenario
12/13/2008   Post a comment
Here's how your mobile phone can give you information that may some day save your life.
We Will Miss You John
12/10/2008   Post a comment
In tribute . . .
Synopsys is good for EDA
12/9/2008   Post a comment
The news that Synopsys posted a profit for its fiscal fourth quarter is good news for the industry.
Fans report positive 3-D NFL experience
12/9/2008   Post a comment
The game presentation was hampered by the fact that there was only a single game view provided in 3-D. Wide shots were lacking although close-up sideline shots were compelling.
3-D college football championship in theaters Jan. 8
12/5/2008   Post a comment
Fox Sports television network has announced plans to broadcast a second 3-D football game, and this time the public is invited.
Comment: Materials meeting highlights virtues of 'small science'
12/3/2008   Post a comment
"Big science" gets the attention, but the diversity and synergy of "small science" may lead to greater advances at lower cost.
Around the Net in RFID
12/3/2008   Post a comment
Consumer-facing RFID applications have started to become more obvious. I think manufacturers like Estee Lauder and Ford are less fearful of privacy stigmas behind the technology and more interested in what it can achieve.
Handsets: 'It isn't easy being green'
12/1/2008   Post a comment
On one hand companies want to protect the environment, on the other hand it seems that the cost of going green may be truly prohibitive.
Forward Concepts: October semi shipments tank
12/1/2008   Post a comment
In a December newsletter published by Forward Concepts, Will Strauss equates October semi shipment numbers released this weekend with the market drop of the 1929 Black Friday.
It takes years to become an overnight success
12/1/2008   Post a comment
Despite the common misconception and a few examples, the path from ideas to acceptance and success is a long one.

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