The death of Micro-Display is greatly exaggerated Blog 5/31/2006 Post a comment Within the past couple of weeks, Micro-Displays (MDTVs) have been talked about quite a lot. And, I expect that they will continue to be on manufacturer's minds in the coming weeks also. About the only thing that most companies can agree about is that sales of Micro-Displays this year will reach approx. 2.2 million units in 2006.
Airgo's ambitious plans Blog 5/31/2006 Post a comment It would have been simple to think that Airgo would limit its impressive 802.11b/g MIMO technology to access points for offices and home offices.
User interfaces and patents Blog 5/25/2006 Post a comment Last week's suit and counter suit between Apple and Creative Labs over patents pertaining to the user interfaces that each use for portable media players reminds me of some advice a lawyer gave me a long time ago: patents and user interfaces can create a category dominating combination.
Much Ado About Nothing? - Maybe Blog 5/24/2006 Post a comment There's been a lot activity of various web sites these days about the Image Constraint Token or ICT, as it's called, and there's some interesting rumors coming out of Europe this week.
Evangelizing Apple, then and now Blog 5/22/2006 Post a comment
I met Steve Jobs in the spring of 1976 when I was in the advertising business with Regis McKenna Advertising & Public Relations in Palo Alto, Calif., where I handled the Intel account. Steve and his partner Steve Wozniak had developed the Apple 1 computer, which they were selling at the local computer club for $666.66.
'Don't tug on Superman's cape' Blog 5/19/2006 Post a comment I'm showing my age again…sigh…but there was an old song by Jim Croce with lyrics that went: "You don't tug on Superman's cape. You don't spit into the wind. You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger, and you don't mess around with Jim."
Tis the season Blog 5/17/2006 Post a comment Spring is the season for new products in Consumer Electronics. This Spring is no different than previous years. Although, as each year passes, we're getting closer and closer to full high-definition TV, 1080p displays, high-definition recording schemes, and playback mechanisms.
Lands of opportunity Blog 5/15/2006 Post a comment
Israel and the former Eastern Bloc nations have become beacons for the tech industry, as peaceful legions of investors, attracted by the countries' educated workers and aggressive government initiatives, descend on those nations to tap opportunities in their burgeoning electronics sectors.
Academics, pundits don't have a clue what it's like for working EEs Blog 5/15/2006 Post a comment Regarding the interview with professor Geoffrey Orsak ("Seeding new crop of innovators," April 10, page 24), I wondered whether Orsak and EE Times readers caught the fundamental contradictions in the U.S. government's meddling with the domestic EE jobs market--and whether anyone else was offended at being reduced to the status of a "crop."
Thank you Qwest Blog 5/12/2006 Post a comment Of the major phone companies told to turn over phone records of private citizens, only Qwest has so far refused, citing privacy and legal concerns. Bravo Qwest.
Apple, the perennial David, and France Blog 5/12/2006 Post a comment Ever since 1984, when Apple launched Macintosh with a brilliant, shown-once only Super Bowl TV commercial that positioned them as the little guy sticking it to "Big Brother" IBM, they've repeatedly cast themselves as the biblical David up against the Goliaths of the world. First it was IBM. Then Microsoft. Now it's the French Government.
NFC: Out of the starting gate Blog 5/10/2006 Post a comment NFC's value lies in the ease-of-use its protocol provides for end users. It can configure and initialize on its own instead of making a user to navigate complicated menus.
What Sony hasn't told you about PS3! Blog 5/10/2006 Post a comment With much hoopla this week Sony announced the prices and availability of its PlayStation3 gaming system, which is supposed to be a high-definition gaming system, to be used with a HDTV.
Right-brained programming Blog 5/8/2006 Post a comment Rotating pixels, finding a square root, picking the length of a timeout on a watchdog timer--what do all these typical computing problems have in common? They're all likely to get you stuck in a rut, using the same boring algorithms. Knowing how to think creatively helps you solve all sorts of puzzles. Time to take a fresh look at some old problems.
Boom times for flat-panel displays Blog 5/3/2006 Post a comment Displays continue to be in the news especially flat-panels. News ranges from new chipsets being designed for better image quality to increased capacity at different fab plants or later generation fab facilities being created. This is all because the consumer's desire to own these super thin darlings.
Mac artistes, get with the times Blog 5/1/2006 Post a comment
Communications service providers, from the CEO on down, understand the ubiquity of Internet Protocol and Ethernet. They may not have solidified their plans for moving today's networks from the hodgepodge of analog circuit switching and RF streaming to the nirvana of IP, but they have no doubt about the direction they want to go. Successive visits to the annual shows of the wireless-operator, cable TV MSO and broadcaster communities reinforce that message.
Fully buffered DIMMs: memory's next move? Blog 5/1/2006 Post a comment The performance of high-end servers depends heavily on deploying lots of high-speed DRAM in registered dual-in-line memory modules. But because of the negative effects of bus loading as more RDIMMs are added, memory subsystems have reached typical capacity limits of about four RDIMMs per memory channel.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.