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Rebuilding America: Really? Have we given up?
1/28/2012   63 comments
EE Times editorial team has embarked on a new series of stories focused on “Rebuilding America.” Our premise is simple: Are jobs coming back to the United States?
Reporter's notebook: Why we go to CES
1/17/2012   17 comments
The absence of Apple from the CES and Microsoft Corp.’s decision to pull out of the CES after 2012 has led many armchair pundits to jump (prematurely) to the facile conclusion that CES has slipped. Even during the show, some reporters and analysts complained that there wasn’t any “big” news at this year’s CES. Well, I beg to differ.
10 unmistakable trends at CES 2012
News & Analysis  
1/13/2012   35 comments
We roamed the show floor; and here are 10 unmistakable trends we think will be appearing near you in the consumer electronics world in 2012.
CES Analysis: Mobile defines TV
News & Analysis  
1/12/2012   12 comments
Brace yourself for the dawn of a new consumer electronics era, one in which TV no longer defines itself. Evident in this year’s Consumer Electronics Show was the notion that mobile devices are beginning to redefine what TV must do next – in terms of apps, services and connectivity that hardware will need to accommodate.
Comment: re: 3-D TV or Myspace TV? - 1/10/2012
3-D TV or Myspace TV?
News & Analysis  
1/10/2012   13 comments
Consumers have been lukewarm toward 3-D TVs in the past two years. Even some of us in the media who used to be hungry for 3-D are no longer drooling. But never mind that. All the major TV companies, ranging from Samsung and Panasonic to Sharp and Sony, announced a host of new 3-D products at press conferences Monday. Meanwhile 3-D TV pitch took a back seat, compared to Samsung’s new “enjoy and share” connectivity strategy, or Panasonic’s announcement on a partnership deal with Myspace TV.
Samsung: Free the TV challenge
News & Analysis  
1/10/2012   7 comments
Nowadays, every TV manufacturer dreads being categorized as just another TV company. Samsung has a plan to combat the problem. And it might not be a bad plan. The Korean giant is determined to leverage its current position as the world’s number one TV brand, the number one smartphone vendor, and one of the strongest semiconductor manufacturers. If the company plays its cards right, Samsung could be the latest company to rewrite the history of consumer electronics, which is traditionally plagued
EE Times editorial wrap up of CES Unveiled
News & Analysis  
1/9/2012   4 comments
EE Times editorial was on location in Las Vegas on Sunday for the opening CES Unveiled event to see what is hot, trending and exciting at this year’s show.
Huawei escalates slim-phone battle; also reveals plan for LTE modem chip
News & Analysis  
1/9/2012   12 comments
Huawei, armed with what it claims are “the world’s slimmest” smartphones, came to the Consumer Electronics Show to blast away U.S. consumers' preconceptions about a little-known Chinese brand.
Atmel to launch new MCUs for next-gen touchscreens
News & Analysis  
1/9/2012   Post a comment
Touchscreens have arguably become a dominant user interface for smartphones and tablets in recent years. In 2012 and beyond, touchscreens are becoming larger, thinner, faster, brighter and even stylus-enabled. And of course, mobile device developers expect to design in all these advancements without paying for a potential increase in power consumption.
Gadgets and faces at CES Unveiled
News & Analysis  
1/9/2012   2 comments
In "CES Unveiled" on Sunday (Jan. 8th), more than a thousand members from the media were unleashed on a group of companies with innovations that represent the spirit of CES.
Report: Sony picks Howard Stringer's successor
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1/7/2012   Post a comment
Sony has picked executive deputy president Kazuo Hirai as Howard Stringer’s heir apparent, the Nikkei reported. Hirai will be promoted to president of Sony as early as April, according to the report. Meanwhile, Stringer, current president and CEO, is expected to remain chairman and chief executive officer.
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