HDMI sticker shock Blog 7/31/2007 Post a comment Obtaining certification for an HDMI cable -- just a cable -- will set a manufacturer back $5,000. And for a DVD player or TV/monitor, it runs $15,000. HDMI repeater devices cost $12,000. And for $75,000 manufacturers can enjoy "elite" membership benefits that include priority testing that moves you to the front of the line.
Articles in the extreme Blog 7/30/2007 Post a comment As you know, I've been running a Tip of the Week for several weeks now. From time to time, I will be adding a new article category, and it's Extreme.
Connect the dots Blog 7/30/2007 Post a comment The semiconductor market is awash in fabs for sale, and right now someone in China, India or other emerging technology hub is rubbing his hands at the prospect of picking up expensive equipment cheaply.
Clear channel for MediaFLO? Blog 7/30/2007 Post a comment The signals are breaking up for the Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld flavor of mobile TV in the United States, even before they've had a chance to light up mobile phone screens and drain the handsets' energy.
Denon goes blue Blog 7/27/2007 Post a comment Earlier this week, Denon Electronics held its annual product introduction showcase, which focused on HDMI v1.3a-enabled AV Receivers and their first Blu-ray Disc players. This was a significant BD introduction as Denon is the first major audio company to offer a next-generation high definition optical disc player.
Holidays in July - LG Blog 7/20/2007 Post a comment Holidays in July continued with week with new offerings from Audiovox, Sony, and LG. This Blog will focus only on LG because it introduced several new flat-panel display products. Reminiscent of masterpieces by Da Vinci and Michelangelo, consumer electronics works of art by LG Electronics were on display last night (July 20) at LG's Summer Line Show held at the famed Christie's Auction House in New York City.
The "Ring of Steel" meets YouTube Blog 7/20/2007 Post a comment What's not widely known about London's surveillance camera system is that ordinary British citizens who are captured by the system -- which includes just about anyone walking or driving in London -- have the right to obtain a copy of the footage in which they appear.
More than meets the eye Blog 7/18/2007 Post a comment There are many figures of merit for comparing wireless technologies, not just range and data throughput, although these might be the most important.
One Stop Shop Blog 7/17/2007 Post a comment The three leading EDA vendors have made acquisitions since the close of DAC to better serve their leading edge IC design customers.
Commentary: I offer you the Apple iGame Blog 7/13/2007 Post a comment Who will win the video game console war? Nintendo? Microsoft? Sony? Or perhaps a lurking potential player? Let me suggest a company that might or might not be thinking about entering the video game box market. How about Apple Inc.? With its flair for great design, application integration, promotional drama, marketing savvy, the Steve Jobs appeal, intensely loyal customer base and interest in the consumer sector, I dare say Apple could introduce a game console that could turn the whole market on
Holidays in July - Samsung Blog 7/13/2007 Post a comment Every year at this time, CE companies like to celebrate the holidays. Yes, that's right -- almost six months early. CE manufacturers like to re-fresh the memory of journalists, and remind them of what products will be out in the 4th quarter of the year around the holidays. Well, Samsung surprised me yesterday by actually introducing new displays.
Pay-by-portable phone Blog 7/11/2007 Post a comment I've blogged about cell-phone purchasing before -- but always in the context of a sophisticated technology rollout such as NFC plus an augmented credit-card infrastructure
Femtocells hit London Blog 7/9/2007 Post a comment More than 240 delegates from leading telecom companies just met at the Avren Events conference to discuss the technologies, business models and timeframes for the introduction of femtocells--router sized home basestations for cellular phones.
SOS for sinking design flow methodology Blog 7/9/2007 Post a comment As we get down to 65-, 45- and 32-nanometer designs that are increasingly complex and harder to manufacture, we're assuredly going to run into design closure and manufacturability problems--to the extent that we'll effectively shut down chip design if we continue using our current design flows.
The EDA Dozen Blog 7/9/2007 Post a comment There are a dozen EDA companies among the 60 recognized by EE Times as the emerging companies in 2007.
The neverending HD optical disc format wars Blog 7/6/2007 Post a comment The next-generation high-definition optical disc format war is starting to sound like he said/she said argument. Every time I turn around, one camp or the other is claiming a new victory over the other. And, in the end, you don't know who to believe.
Apple has finally met their market with iPhone Blog 7/5/2007 Post a comment Apple has finally entered a market where there's no expectation of interoperability, compatibility, or third-party participation. You can't even change the iPhone's battery without sending it back to the factory--no one else is allowed to touch it. Apple has found the perfect market to suit their business practices.
Independence Day Blog 7/4/2007 Post a comment The three "Cs" (communications, computing, and consumer) each have something to tell us about independence.
Greening tech's bottom line Blog 7/2/2007 Post a comment I took part of last week off to attend an annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists that was held in Portland, Ore., this year. It was the last place I expected to get a deep insight into the future of Silicon Valley.