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Commentary: What went wrong at Moto
3/31/2008   1 comment
After the runaway success of the Razr, Motorola's cell phones failed because they focused on hardware engineering, not consumer design.
Targeted TV commercials
3/31/2008   Post a comment
Just add face recognition!
EVE in the Systems Prototyping Garden
3/29/2008   Post a comment
EVE's point of view and more considerations on the acquisition of Synplicity by Synopsys.
Analysis: Questions for Motorola
3/28/2008   Post a comment
Investors greeted Motorola Inc.'s decision to spinoff its unprofitable mobile handset division with a suppressed yawn.
Opinion: Motorola--Will Icahn stop?
3/26/2008   Post a comment
Investors liked the news. Motorola announced early today that it would split off its handset unit into two public companies.
Getting a handle on the high-speed Bluetooth controversy
3/26/2008   Post a comment
At least one reader was sufficiently upset by the article to post a comment in the WirelessNetDesignline forum taking issue with the authors.
Reporter's notebook: A tour through Bangalore
3/24/2008   Post a comment
Bangalore and neighboring Electronics City are gearing up to become a global hub for electronics design, but the area faces challenges both with its infrastructure and how it is perceived by customers in the West.
Carriers can't control content
3/21/2008   Post a comment
ABI Research recently released two reports. The first claims that carriers are losing control over mobile content. The second states that by 2013 one in three phones sold will be a Smartphone.
Synopsys acquires Synplicity
3/20/2008   3 comments
Synopsys announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Synplicity, Inc. for $8.00 cash per Synplicity share.
Video/Imaging DesignLine v.2
3/20/2008   Post a comment
Our new look!
Will Economic Woes Matter?
3/19/2008   1 comment
I won't insult your intelligence by regurgitating things you might already know, but ...
What is ULP, really?
3/18/2008   Post a comment
It all starts with a practical distinction based on batteries, or, more precisely, battery power.
Will Blu-ray Survive?
3/17/2008   Post a comment
Good question. Maybe yes and maybe no. With the demise of HD DVD, some people think that just because the so-called HD Format War is over with Blu-ray the "de facto" winner that it's a done deal for Blu-ray. Well, I say " not so fast. There are a lot of mitigating factors to consider before we can say that Blu-ray will succeed or not.
Half the world has a mobile subscription
3/17/2008   Post a comment
Research and Markets just released a report: Mobile Media 2008: The Third Screen for Entertainment. The report highlights are fascinating.
Opinion: Boeing and the tanker mess
3/14/2008   10 comments
This is what the U.S. Air Force gets for trying to run an above-board procurement contest.
IP Adventures in EDA
3/13/2008   Post a comment
By their own actions in the last few weeks, Mentor, Magma, and Cadence, have reopened the debate on whether or not IP belongs in EDA. Their answers respectively are: no, yes, and "on my own terms".
Laser DLP
3/12/2008   Post a comment
Will TI retire the spinning filter wheel that's used in most DLP-based rear projection TVs and projectors? The old filter wheel may still have one advantage: A richness of color.
60 GHz in our future?
3/11/2008   Post a comment
It's not a matter of if, but when.
Want to see your mobile display in bright light?
3/10/2008   Post a comment
Just one month ago, I wrote an article covering Audience's voice processor. Today, I'm blown away by QuickLogic's VEE.
Commentary: Will eHarmony work for R&D match-making?
3/9/2008   Post a comment
HP Labs director Prith Banerjee, in his efforts to "manage" technology innovations among creative R&D talents, has instituted a new process that can be best described as the "eHarmony of R&D match-making."
Hacker Hacks NFC Chip
3/8/2008   Post a comment
I know what you're probably thinking. Laurie, get a life.
Is shortwave a short-timer?
3/7/2008   Post a comment
The British Broadcasting Corp. recently announced that it would discontinue its shortwave radio broadcasts to Europe, following the lead of other major shortwave services.
Canada Seeks RFID Privacy Feedback
3/5/2008   Post a comment
The paper provides a brief overview of RFID technology and the privacy and security risks involved in the use of systems.
Open mobile everything
3/5/2008   Post a comment
Openmoko posted the Neo CAD files on its site without fanfare. There has apparently been an overwhelming response.
Creating a Market
3/4/2008   Post a comment
On Monday Imperas announced that it is providing some high-level processor models, APIs for building platform verification infrastructure and developing behavioral and processor models, and OVPSim, a reference simulator.

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