AMD adds needed markets Blog 7/31/2006 Post a comment The acquisition of ATI Technologies is, perhaps, an admission by Advanced Micro Devices that the lack of a graphics engine left a gaping hole in its product offerings for motherboard manufacturers.
Too much of a good thing Blog 7/31/2006 Post a comment
By now, millions of Chinese were supposed to be making calls using China's third-generation (3G) standard. Sales were supposed to be ramping up for wireless LANs using WAPI, another domestic standard, and millions were also supposed to be watching movies on EVDs--yep, another homegrown standard. None of this has come to pass. And it doesn't look like much of anything will happen anytime soon.
Targeted TV commercials coming, beware! Blog 7/27/2006 Post a comment Cablevision announced they'll be rolling out a true targeted system, capable of individually selecting ads for each household, later this year to some 100,000 households, and plans to deploy to all their 3-million subscribers next year if it's a success.
HD continues to be in the news Blog 7/26/2006 Post a comment As we enter the last sweltering days of July this year, our thoughts turn to HD. In the news this week, we heard about the government's plans for coupons to obtain converters for those folks who won't have an HDTV by February 2009.
Thoughts and Musings about HD Blog 7/19/2006 Post a comment Now that we've survived the latest heat wave, our thoughts turn to HD. And, not just HD, but "Christmas or Holidays In July." "Holidays in July" is the type of press event that manufacturers put on at this time of the year as many magazines are now planning their November and December issue.
Wrong question, wrong layer Blog 7/17/2006 Post a comment
Carriers, standards bodies and equipment manufacturers like to draw battle lines among the varied flavors of broadband wireless. That became clear when Intel propped up the moribund 802.16a by dubbing the fixed broadband wireless standard "WiMax" and urging that its mission be broadened to include mobile client platforms.
Is nanotechnology risky? Blog 7/13/2006 Post a comment According to a report by Lux Research, titled Nanotechnology: A Research Strategy for Addressing Risk, nanotechnology will have a huge impact on the global economy, but may also be risky.
More blue news Blog 7/12/2006 Post a comment Just when you think that you've heard as much news as you thought that you would about blue lasers, there's more news. I'm just getting blue over high-definition optical discs. Within 24 hours of each other, Ricoh and the proponents of HD DVD made separate and unrelated announcements about different aspects of next generation discs.
VoIP--Where's the pain? Blog 7/11/2006 Post a comment Lately, several contributed articles by such companies as Texas Instruments, Centillium, and Mindspeed, as well as an excerpt from Internet Phone Services Simplified by Jim Doherty and Neil Anderson delivered a wealth of basic to advanced information on Voice Over IP (VoIP).
ReplayTV returns as PC software Blog 7/6/2006 Post a comment ReplayTV, purchased in a bankruptcy sale about three years ago, quit the set top box business last December, and now Replay is being re-configured as software for PCs with TV tuner cards.
Intel and Motorola Blog 7/5/2006 Post a comment Just musing, if Intel and Motorola ever combined would it be Mintel, Motel, or Interola or Inola? The possibilities are endless.
Trials and tribulations of DRM issues Blog 7/5/2006 Post a comment Every so many weeks stories surface regarding some aspect of Digital Rights Management (DRM). This week there were several stories starting with one that I placed in the 'Top How To' section.
Interesting times for print Blog 7/3/2006 Post a comment
This week, America celebrates 230 years as a country; next year EE Times will celebrate 35 years as a news and information enterprise. We're not the same animal we were. I don't think we could be, even if we wanted to. Today we cover technology, design and product developments globally, and our dispatches flow to every corner of the design-engineering world in more than a half-dozen languages.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times