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posted in April 2008

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NXP to acquire Conexant's set-top box business
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors said it will acquire Conexant Systems, Inc.'s set-top box business.
Social engineers get caught in the Web
News & Analysis  
4/14/2008   3 comments
Just as teenagers crave fame, fortune and friendship on MySpace, engineers also seek recognition and camaraderie among their peers on the Internet.
Commentary: Don't put your e-passport in a microwave oven
4/8/2008   Post a comment
It's one thing for a technology reporter to chronicle, step by Orwellian step, the development of RFID and its associated privacy issues for the past several years. It's another thing— exciting, disappointing and troubling—to face all those RFID concerns in reality, in the form of a brand new, Patriot Act-mandated electronic passport.
LEDs into gold: Can it be done?
Design How-To  
4/3/2008   Post a comment
Demonstrated earlier this week by Dolby/SIM2 LCD TV, LED-backlit LCD TVs produce stunning pictures. Unclear, though, is how much consumers will have to pay for that kind of picture quality.
Black is black, I want my Dolby-back
Design How-To  
4/1/2008   3 comments
Dolby showed off a High Dynamic Range technology in its full potential--by using a 46-inch LCD panel featuring 1,838 LEDs for backlighting.


What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.

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