Veteran electronics editor Lydon dies of cancer News & Analysis 7/28/2007 Post a comment James J. Lydon, longtime editor of Electronic News and mentor and editorial role model for many of the most influential people in high technology business journalism, died at 76 due to complications from bone marrow cancer on July 27.
Consumer testing hijacked? News & Analysis 7/27/2007 Post a comment With interoperability issues for digital entertainment systems still dogging the consumer electronics industry, a subsidiary of the chip vendor that invented the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) has seized the opportunity to turn the industrywide problem into a profit center.
DMB group slates EC decision on mobile TV News & Analysis 7/19/2007 Post a comment Members of WorldDMB -- the organization which promotes the adoption and implementation of Eureka 147 based technologies -- strongly criticized, and said they "continue to be mystified" by, the European Commission's unilateral support of DVB-H for mobile television in Europe, apparently to the exclusion of all other mobile TV standards, including those developed by European industry such as T-DMB.
EC set to mandate DVB-H for mobile TV News & Analysis 7/18/2007 Post a comment The European Commission has backed the DVB-H flavor of mobile TV as a standard and has called for member states and the industry to push ahead as fast as possible implementing the technology.
Researchers call for more funds, easier immigration News & Analysis 7/17/2007 Post a comment The U.S. government needs to spend more money on long-term research and multi-disciplinary education and open its doors wider for international researchers, according to a pending report from the Presidential Commission on Advanced Science and Technology.
French telematics provider selects Telit's GPRS technology News & Analysis 7/16/2007 Post a comment After having conducted tests at its Trieste-based laboratories, French telematics provider masternaut announced it has selected Telit Communications SpA, Italian supplier of wireless modules for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, for its GPRS data transmission technology.
Philips looks to cut stakes in NXP, LG. Philips LCD News & Analysis 7/16/2007 Post a comment Royal Philips Electronics is looking to sell its remaining 20 per cent stake in NXP Semiconductors and reduce its share in its LG.Philips LCD joint venture to below 20 percent, the company said as it announced greatly increased profits for the second quarter on the back of the sale of its stake in foundry TSMC.
Component orders bounce back, says ECA News & Analysis 7/13/2007 Post a comment Electronic component orders bounced back in June from a small dip the month before, according to the four-to-five week average index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA).