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Mobile-Phone Production Accelerates in the Second Quarter, says iSuppli
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
For those of you who had worried that the slump in the mobile phone production cycle had caused backups in the supply chain for analog parts, take heart: iSuppli sees a ramp-up in the current quarter. Perhaps the conservatives in our business can start forecasting again.
Brand 'X' fireworks
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
As far as Brand 'X' goes, I have long thought it would only be fair to open up the CATV companies' coax to non-facilities based communications providers.
WiMax sans fil : L’histoire de deux marchés
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Le battage industriel autour du WiMax sans fil a fait espérer que des ordinateurs portables capables d’un accès Internet à 70 Mbits/seconde sur des distances supérieures à 30 miles (48 kilomètres) seraient bientôt disponibles.
DSO Wants You!
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Digital Theaters, at Last?
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
After years of being stuck in test market mode, waiting for innovation that's more financial than technological, widespread deployment of digital cinema in movie theaters finally appears to be at hand, thanks to some new alliances.
Make better tools, not profit
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Development-tool team is told to make better tools, not money.
Jack Kilby, a soul of innovation
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
Jack Kilby's career (see remembrance, page 1) spoke volumes about the electronics industry and the country in general.
Leakage mop-up begins
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
By now, everyone knows about the serious problems that the chip industry is having with power dissipation at the leading edge of process technology.
Yes, there are times when you can go back
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
On June 2, Barbara and I attended my 50th reunion weekend at Notre Dame.
SECURE ROUTING: Branch gateway includes security, VoIP
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
NetDevices Inc. will launch a gateway platform for branch offices this week that combines local and intersystem routing functions with security and voice-over-Internet Protocol duties.
By definition, a nation 'discriminates' on behalf of its citizens
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
Justin Frim's Crosstalk letter ("Employment opportunities must be equal for all," June 6, page 36) is idealistic but naive.
Is blue laser unification in the works?
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
This has been an interesting news week with the changing of the guard at major CE companies in Japan.
Time to get serious
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
I was just reading the news piece on a U.S. Senate panel restoring some government funding for science and technology programs.
Le PDG de Freescale réaffirme son engagement vis-à-vis de PowerPC
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Dans son discours inaugural lors du premier Freescale Technology Forum, le 21 juin, Michel Mayer, Président-directeur général de Freescale a rassuré les développeurs quant à l’engagement du fabricant de puces envers le PowerPC. En outre, il a réitéré sa croyance dans la puissance des normes, du secteur grand public, de l’innovation horizontale et de la connectivité intégrée universelle.
Don't count Freescale out just yet
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
There were reports a few weeks ago that Freescale was on the verge of teetering.
New DSP Tricks and Image Processing
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6/21/2005   Post a comment
While image processing smart enough for cars to drive themselves is still a dream, practical applications of video image processing now enable lane-change safety alert warning systems for automobiles.
Say it ain't so, another UWB standard
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6/21/2005   Post a comment
If you're not tired of hearing me complain about the overabundance of wireless protocols, here's one more to add to the mix.
Smaller hard-disc drives in all CE products
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6/17/2005   Post a comment
Hard-disc recording capability is cutting across all lines of consumer electronics products these days, and is being offered in smaller and smaller sizes with larger capacities.
Wireless protocols: just let them be
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6/17/2005   Post a comment
One of the problems I have with many of the wireless specifications is that they are often asked to operate in environments that they don't belong.
Optimisme du directeur général d’UTAC sur sa société et sur la croissance du secteur
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6/16/2005   Post a comment
United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC) Ltd. a confiance en une forte croissance pour 2005 et pour les années à venir au vu des conditions favorables du marché et de l’épanouissement de son réseau d’alliances en Chine, déclare J.C. Lee, Président-directeur général du groupe UTAC.
Analog market slows as mobile phones doze
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6/15/2005   Post a comment
Still wedded to cell phones. We keep wagging a finger at the analog IC industry, but nobody listens. Every time a Nokia pulls back on production, companies like Texas Instruments, National Semiconductor, even Maxim and Linear Technology wind up eating some inventory. Market researcher, iSuppli Corp. is modifying its analog forecasts.
Road to broadband gets more slippery
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6/15/2005   Post a comment
Broadcom announced the world's first demonstration of a live HDTV broadcast delivered over a DSL network this week.
Lots of hot spots, and more on the way
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6/14/2005   Post a comment
T-Mobile recently announced some statistics for its Wi-Fi hot-spots.
Global warming is well-documented; denial is political
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6/13/2005   Post a comment
I appreciate Mr. Roso's valid points when he takes on Pasquale Pistorio [of STMicroelectronics] in his letter published in the May 9 Crosstalk (page 34).
Immortal Works
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6/13/2005   Post a comment
All you innovators who toil in anonymity, here's your opportunity to become instantly famous, courtesy of EE Times.
I don't even watch TV
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6/10/2005   Post a comment
Maybe I watch a little bit of TV, but not enough to understand the buzz at each of the major trade shows I attended recently.
High Definition DVD scenarios - Blue lasers vs. Red lasers
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6/9/2005   Post a comment
At the InfoComm show this week held in Las Vegas, NV, various manufacturers unveiled new and exciting display products in both front and rear projection permeations.
Is the RF carrier dead for PONs?
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6/8/2005   Post a comment
Some at Supercomm claim that Verizon will be 'unique' in its use of an RF carrier to deliver TV on PON connections.
Vision, Smart Image Sensors, and Tomorrow's Digital Cameras
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6/7/2005   Post a comment
"We've just begun to understand depth perception in human vision," said an expert in the 3D Consortium booth at the Society for Imaging Display conference in Boston last week. "I think it will be a good fifty years before it's really understood."
We're running out of room at the Wireless Inn
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6/6/2005   Post a comment
It amazes me how many competitive wireless standards are vying for the same space.
Immortal Works 110
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6/6/2005   Post a comment
"Song Engine" by Raymond Swanland, from Oddworld Stranger's Wrath videogame
Employment opportunities must be equal for all
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6/6/2005   Post a comment
The general vibe I get from Crosstalk letters is that Americans are against offshoring, but the only reason I can see behind it is the attitude of "we don't want to lose our jobs."
All tuning stripped out of rear projection CRT TVs
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6/3/2005   Post a comment
Toshiba product line show, which was held in the outskirts of Albuquerque, NM at the luxurious Hyatt Tamaya resort on May 19th, the company unveiled their first rear projection CRT monitors capable of displaying high-definition TV signals. The set sets in the new Custom SeriesHD Series include no tuning whatsoever, and will reply on the consumer of adding a separate HD Satellite and HD Cable Box.
The last Supercomm
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6/3/2005   Post a comment
I leave tomorrow for the metropolitan area I grew up in -- Chicagoland. I spent most of my youth in the Northwest suburb of Arlington Heights,
A Matter of Ethics
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6/3/2005   Post a comment
As the importance of device software grows, so too do the demands on manufacturers.
That's a lot of Bluetooth
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6/1/2005   Post a comment
According to the Bluetooth SIG, five million Bluetooth ICs are shipping every week.
Microsoft Moves In
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6/1/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft's new POS version of Windows Embedded is a clear sign of things to come--though not of the ultimate outcome.
From SID, 3D and more
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6/1/2005   Post a comment
I was pleasantly surprised to see the extent to which small-time, garage-style inventors are still a factor in what is arguably the most cutting-edge aspect of video displays: 3D.


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