EU gives cautious go-ahead to research institute News & Analysis 11/26/2007 Post a comment European Union ministers have agreed in principle to establish a research organization to spur innovation and growth, but funding remained unresolved even as several countries jostled to host the so called "European Institute of Innovation and Technology."
Go ahead given for European "super-satellite" News & Analysis 11/26/2007 Post a comment Satellite operator Inmarsat and the European Space Agency have given the go-ahead for a Euros 260 million project to build another satellite for broadband access. Engineers at Astrium (Stevenage, England) will design and build the Alphasat payload that will be able to handle more than 750 channels in the L band.
Compromise emerging on Galileo sat-nav funding News & Analysis 11/26/2007 Post a comment Europe's fledgling satellite navigation project Galileo cleared a major hurdle in its long-running attempts to sort out future funding as EU member states agreed on a compromise deal on the financing of the project.
Broadcom wins a further round against Qualcomm News & Analysis 11/23/2007 Post a comment A federal judge has upheld a decision in favor of Braodcom Corp against archrival Qualcomm Inc. that the latter infringed on three Broadcom patents related to video compression, and technology that enables a handset to simultaneously access data and voice networks.
C-band users, WiMAX hopefuls welcome WRC spectrum allocations News & Analysis 11/16/2007 Post a comment Satellite operators and equipment vendors hailed the outcome of their campaign at the World Radicommunications Conference to protect the users of its C-band spectrum from terrestrial interference. Backers of WiMAX also won the last of their hard-fought battles to cement the technology's acceptance as a mobile broadband standard.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.