Beast of a fight ahead over Galileo funding News & Analysis 9/21/2007 Post a comment Differences between member states could scupper the European Union's plans to salvage funding for the ill fated Galileo satellite navigation system after private companies earlier this year decided not to back the project as originally intended.
U.K set to free up spectrum for mobile broadband News & Analysis 9/20/2007 Post a comment Britain's communications and media regulator Ofcom has opened up the possibility of another specrum auction as it revealed plans to open some of the 900 MHz bands to more efficient use and increasing competition in mobile services.
Microsoft vs EU antitrust ruling : A precedent too far? Blog 9/17/2007 Post a comment It did not take long for EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes to put the boot in. Minutes after the European Court of First Instance handed down its significant judgment against Microsoft, she fired a warning shot across the bow of other high-tech companies that may be thinking of ignoring its antitrust strictures.
European court rejects Microsoft antitrust appeal News & Analysis 9/17/2007 Post a comment Microsoft has suffered a major setback in Europe as the Luxembourg-based European Court of First Instance rejected almost all the substative arguments in its appeal to annul the antitrust decision made in 2004 by the European Commission.
House passes controversial patent reform bill News & Analysis 9/7/2007 Post a comment The U.S. House of Representatives passed Friday a sweeping and controversial patent reform bill that aims to raise the quality of patents and reduce patent litigation and abuse, but passage has drawn widespread criticism from both the administration and the IEEE-USA among others.
Happy 20th anniversary, GSM News & Analysis 9/7/2007 Post a comment The mobile communications industry is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding by 15 European operators that led to the development of the GSM standard which has become the leading digital technology globally for mobile networks.
Global chip sales up 2.2% from last July News & Analysis 9/3/2007 Post a comment The three-month average of global chip sales for July, was $20.6 billion, up 3.2 percent on the previous month and an increase of 2.2 percent for year-on-year growth, according to numbers from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization. The three-month average of sales of semiconductors in Europe in July 2007 reached $3.28 billion, an annual growth of 3.5 percent.
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.