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Only days after tearing down Sony's Playstation 3, Semiconductor Insights went inside the Nintendo Wii, with its three-axis-motion signal-processing technology and 90-nm IBM Broadway processor.
The $5,000 Future Engineers Scholarship, now in its fourth year, recognizes exceptional engineering students throughout the nation and is intended to encourage students to complete their engineering training.
The university is working on a small wheeled robot and a robotic arm with a video camera to pump up interest in its entry-level computer science courses. Researchers claim that robotics is about to enter the equivalent of the PC era in computing.
Performance of the home networking gear was very weak and interoperability nonexistent, according to a new round of independent testing of Netgear and Buffalo Technology wares.
After three years of work, the IEEE committee charged with the UWB standard is calling it quits because it couldn't achieve 75% consensus on two competing proposals.
Engineer-scientist, early Internet developer, and now venture capitalist: Bob Metcalfe has seen it all in 40 years on the front lines of technology. In this far-ranging interview, he waxes eloquent on the future of the Internet, the rise of the blogosphere, the demise of print media, why engineers should not become venture capitalists, and how to solve the energy crisis. Fasten your seat belts.
By working outside of the IEEE's 802.11n next-generation task group, Intel has angered industry participants who accuse the Intel-led alliance of everything from co-opting the standards process to outright antitrust violations.
Two groups that have been dueling within the 802.11n high-speed wireless LAN task group have agreed to formulate a joint proposal to end their stalemate.
When it comes to stability for EDA, tool integration, support for mission-critical enterprise applications and binary compatibility, Linux has a long way to go, according to a panel discussion at the Design Automation Conference.
Metalink, SyChip, and Atheros will all reveal Wi-Fi-based chips this week, in the belief that video, voice-over-IP, and embedded consumer applications will supercharge the growth of Wi-Fi wireless networking.
Intel and WiLan have revealed WiMax silicon and systems, respectively, that together mark a crucial stage on the path to interoperability testing by midyear and fully certified systems by year's end.
After years of wandering in the backwaters of wireless communications, the Personal Handyphone System has resurfaced in developing markets from China to South America as a vibrant, low-cost wireless option for the hundreds of millions who cannot afford 3G or even GSM.
China walked out of a wireless standards meeting this week, accusing the International Organization for Standardization of favoritism.
Attempting to dispel concerns about the technology's future, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group this week will unveil its road map out to 2006.