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Articles by John Walko
posted in January 2007
Apple's gross margins may be closer to the 20 percent range than the originally estimated 50 percent; costs of the touch screen are a focus.
You have got used to ZigBee, are pondering the benefits of WiBree, so start getting used to yet another wireless networking protocol —- RuBee, also known as IEEE 1902.1. The emerging standard is expected to give retailers and manufacturers an alternative to RFID for many applications.
It has taken 23 years, but global mobile handset shipments reached 1 billion units during 2006, according to two market research groups, Strategy Analytics and IDC.
Multicore processor specialist Plurality Ltd. is starting to ship evaluation boards and associated development kits for its HyperCore Processor, the first designs to emerge from the work on its HyperCore Architecture Line. Commercial 64-core chips are scheduled for the third quarter of this year.
While most of the attention from Apple this week has focused on the iPhone, Steve Jobs in his keynote also made good on his 2006 promise to release an Internet TV Adapter and rolled out Apple TV.
While followers of Apple were entering Macworld at San Francisco's Moscone Center, Greenpeace activists projected giant images of the Asian scrapyards at Apple's downtown store in the city.