Prepare to bifurcate. IEEE scuttles UWB standards effort

Summary:Electronic News:The two UWB camps, direct sequence-UWB backer UWB Forum and MultiBand Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing UWB supporter WiMedia Alliance, said in a joint statement today that they will continue to move UWB into the market and concur that, at this stage in UWB market development, “a more prudent course of action is necessary to allow the market to move forward with the commercialization of multiple UWB technologies.".......

Electronic News:

The two UWB camps, direct sequence-UWB backer UWB Forum and MultiBand Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing UWB supporter WiMedia Alliance, said in a joint statement today that they will continue to move UWB into the market and concur that, at this stage in UWB market development, “a more prudent course of action is necessary to allow the market to move forward with the commercialization of multiple UWB technologies."......."The vote to kill the IEEE 802.15.3a UWB standards effort was one of irony,” stated Eric Broockman, CEO of Alereon, a WiMedia UWB player. “After more than two and a half years of discussions without a decision being reached, the IEEE has unanimously voted to kill the 802.15.3a proposed standard and quit wasting everyone's time.

Deja vu (Betamax versus VHS.  Fairplay versus  WMA.)   Let the games being (and the market decide). 

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