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New Players Seek Edge with video and wireless
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
Here's a curious trend: The latest technologies in portable audio devices have more to do with video than audio. Seeing limited op-portunities for further differentiation on the audio front, designers are looking to add either video capabilities or the ability to display still images to audio players.
Entry-level iPod Shuffles in
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
Let me get this out of the way: I like, own and use this product, among others from Apple. Any thoughts-or hyperbole-expressed are undoubtedly an artifact of user bias toward the company's stuff. End of disclaimer and on with the show.
Flash design preps for high-end cell phone battle
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
In a counterattack against NAND memory vendors moving onto its cell phone turf, Spansion LLC will begin sampling a newly architected MirrorBit flash that is pin-to-pin compatible with NAND flash memories.
Navigating the IP minefield
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9/19/2005   Post a comment
Constant innovation and convergence continue to increase technology overlap across products, markets and organizations. With increased overlap, the risk of infringing third-party intellectual property (IP) also intensifies. In this environment, having a comprehensive view of the competitive and IP landscape is vital. This can be extremely challenging without the proper processes and resources, especially since the biggest problem is not knowing what you don't know.
Entry-level camera delivers
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9/12/2005   Post a comment
he high end of any market usually gets the buzz, but it's the low end that normally gets the buyers. In today's digital still camera market, entry-level products perform like yesterday's high-end devices. To wit, at a modest $150 or so best street price, the 3-Mpixel, 3x optical-zoom Fujifilm A330 packs a surprising punch without punching a hole in that retirement fund. Take into account the savings achieved by sidestepping development of film and unwanted prints, and the price looks even better
Wireless IC technology continues to evolve
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9/12/2005   Post a comment
Looking at the roadmap will help show you where wireless IC technology is headed.
RF ICs can be quite complex
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9/6/2005   Post a comment
Understanding the complexity of RFICs, and putting these devices to work for you, can help get you ahead of the competition.


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