EMS, OEMs in procurement tug of war
News & Analysis 8/27/2003 Post a comment
Although OEMs are increasingly handing off the responsibility for commodity component procurement to EMS providers, many remain unwilling to shift purchasing of key parts to their contract partners. That means Large North American OEMs like Hewlett-Packard, Palm, and Sun Microsystems are in a tug-of-war with the very contractors they use to offload manufacturing. Spencer Chin has these insights.
802.11a/b Card: Downconversion delivers
Teardown 8/13/2003 Post a comment
Let's face it"wires are so yesterday, says David Carey in this teardown report written solely for Planet Analog. Never mind going into an electronics store, even urban coffee bars are likely to feature 802.11 wireless connectivity. The WLAN industry is twisting 802.11 into new shapes in order to get higher throughput and less crowded spectrum. This Netgear card operates at either 2.4 or 5 GHz, and includes a number of surprising IC brands.