Open up 900MHz band to 3G, urges GSMA News & Analysis 6/25/2007 Post a comment The widespread deployment of third generation mobile networks in the 900MHz GSM spectrum band, as well as the 2100MHz band, could enable an additional 300 million people across Asia, Europe and Africa to get mobile broadband services by 2012, according to a study by the analyst and consulting company Ovum for the GSM Association.
ITC confirms ruling in Broadcom, Qualcomm battle News & Analysis 6/22/2007 Post a comment The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has denied a request by Qualcomm Inc. to stay the ITC's recent exclusion order, which bans the importation into the U.S. of some Qualcomm chips and mobile phones containing those chips that infringe a Broadcom patent
iSuppli lowers chip growth forecast News & Analysis 6/21/2007 Post a comment Market watcher iSuppli Corp. is remaining relatively optimistic about revenue growth for semiconductors this year, predicting a 6 percent increase, compared to some other forecasters who have suggested the market will only grow by some 2 percent.
Ericsson signs $1B GSM deal with China News & Analysis 6/11/2007 Post a comment Even though interest in 3G is intensifying, China Mobile highlighted the continuing importance of 2G services in the country by signing a $1 billion deal on Sunday with Ericsson AB.
Ministers reach compromise deal on Galileo funding News & Analysis 6/10/2007 Post a comment European transport ministers meeting in Luxembourg have sanctioned additional public finance to ensure the troubled Galileo satellite navigation network is built, but put off tackling the question of exactly where the extra taxpayer money will come from.
Sparks fly over board-mounted power News & Analysis 6/5/2007 Post a comment The European Power Supplies Manufacturers Association (EPSMA) has criticized the IPC, the industry association focusing on interconnection and packaging of electronic circuits, about the way it has drafted its IPC9592 document, which focuses on the performance parameters for power conversion devices.
WiMax gets ITU standards boost News & Analysis 6/5/2007 Post a comment The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) looks set to approve WiMax as an official radio interface, opening up the possibility that it could become an approved 4G technology and benefit from the upcoming IMT-2000 Extension Band spectrum allocations.
EU chemical law REACH reaches staring point News & Analysis 6/1/2007 Post a comment The European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation came into effect Friday (June 1) requiring industries that make and use hazardous chemicals to prove that they are safe, rather than regulatory authorities.
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.