IPhone Deal Would Boost Intel Rick Merritt 6/13/2016 Post a comment Growing reports say Apple will use Intel LTE chips in iPhone 7 handsets for AT&T, a deal which could propel Intel into third place in mobile basebands.
Intel Cuts 12,000, 11% of Staff Rick Merritt 4/20/2016 (1) comment Intel Corp. officially cut its PC business loose today announcing a cut of 12,000 employees, 11% of its staff amid a sequential decline in quarterly revenues and profits.
5G Work Starts in Earnest Rick Merritt 4/13/2016 Post a comment This week engineers started hearing proposals on everything from radio access technologies to network architectures for 5G cellular standards expected before 2020.
Apple-FBI a Poor Test Case Rick Merritt 3/7/2016 Post a comment The Apple v. FBI dispute begs the right question but the high profile court case it has spawned is not the right forum for a thoughtful response.
Apple, FBI Talks Need Engineers Rick Merritt 2/25/2016 Post a comment A panel of experts need to study and report to the public on the legal and technical alternatives in security and privacy, and engineers need a seat at that table.
IoT Networks Expand at MWC Rick Merritt 2/24/2016 Post a comment Ingenu, LoRa and Sigfox announced new partners at the Mobile World Congress as the low-power wide area networks vie with cellular to connect the Internet of Things.
19 Views of ISSCC Rick Merritt 2/9/2016 (1) comment Chips for smart cars, fast wired and wireless links, cool cameras and more appeared at at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
Set-Top Era Over, Says FCC Rick Merritt 1/27/2016 Post a comment The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced a proposal to force pay-TV operators to adopt open formats so any systems or software developer can access their content.
8 Predictions for 2016 Rick Merritt 1/4/2016 (2) comments It’s been a long, busy year and my crystal ball is flashing me warnings that its battery is almost spent, so take these few blurry visions for what they’re worth.
VR Ride Pumped Me Up Rick Merritt 12/18/2015 Post a comment A drive, ride and fly through virtual reality courtesy of a new peripheral from startup Virzoom reaffirms that VR world will someday be vast.
Wearables Show New Wrinkles Rick Merritt 12/2/2015 Post a comment More kinds of conductive yarns and people who want to weave with them into wearable electronics are emerging but the yarns lack clear specs.
Smartphone Slide Proceeds, Says Q’Comm Rick Merritt 11/5/2015 Post a comment Growth of smartphone sales will continue to slow as China OEMs take a bigger share of the market and selling prices decline next year, said Qualcomm reporting drops in annual sales and profits.
Cellular Simplifies its IoT Road Map Rick Merritt 11/2/2015 (1) comment Cellular vendors will cancel plans for LTE Category 0 chips, focusing instead on Category M in their race against rivals to provide low cost and low power links for the Internet of Things.
Flextech Guru Helps U.S. Stretch Rick Merritt 9/22/2015 (1) comment The head of a new initiative to give the U.S. a lead in flexible hybrid electronics talks about the technology, markets and politics of the $165 million effort.
Wearables a Strange Fit, Says CEA Rick Merritt 8/13/2015 Post a comment Wearables represent a fast growing but highly diverse and fragmented market where winners and losers are hard to call, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
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