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A host of technical issues also must be resolved before the Federal Aviation Administration’s plan to deploy civilian drones can proceed. Among them is how to shield the vital and vulnerable RF links that will be used to control drones.
Commercial companies developing spacecraft that could carry thrill seekers to the edge of space or into orbit have been lining up customers willing to dish out large sums for a heavenly view.
Former Unity CEO David Eggleston, now a Rambus senior vice president of nonvolatile memory storage, says Unity needed a foster parent to nurture its still-promising technology. The Rambus deal was a good fit despite ongoing legal battles between Rambus and Micron.
South Korea’s mobile code jockeys like David C. Park are plugged in and trying to push the boundaries of what’s next in mobile, showing a level of style and sophistication that should be raising eyebrows in Cupertino.
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei and a handful of European universities are requesting EU funding to research 5G cellular networks. Bell Labs' Tod Sizer says it's not too early to begin contemplating the outline of future 5G nets.
While the infrastructure for a fully charged electric vehicle industry is beginning to fall into place, high sticker prices and lack of selection are stalling the volume of EVs actually on the road, according to a market survey that concludes the EV market is approaching its “moment of truth.”
Lawmakers finally approved a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill in early February that not only breaks a political logjam over funding the agency but also extends the “learning period” for handling future flight tests and early commercial operation of new space planes.
The market for FPGA boards used in high-frequency financial trading is expanding both in size and in its role as a strategic test bed for new technologies. Altera and Xilinx both expect significant growth from the sector, which is hungry for the largest 28-nm chips, fastest interfaces and newest programming tools.
Processor and IP licensor ARM Holdings may add nonvolatile memory to its list of physical IP offerings via an acquisition, says ARM CEO Warren East.
Marvell Technology’s entry into the Google TV SoC business in January raised eyebrows for its timing: Marvell was getting into the TV SoC market just as established chip makers Broadcom, Intel, Trident and Zoran were getting out.
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