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Farewell, CTIA; Now, it's (Windows 7) party time

Here I sit, on the floor near my gate at the San Diego International Airport (because the 1960s-style of this terminal still forces business travelers to scrounge for electricity anywhere they can find it) heading back to Silicon Valley after a couple of days at the CTIA Wireless I.T.

October 8, 2009 by

Australia snares Silicon Valley wireless start-up

Silicon Valley-based wireless technology start-up Quantenna Communications is planning to open a 30 to 50-person research facility in Australia following an injection of venture capital by the Australian-US fund Southern Cross Venture Partners.

May 4, 2009 by

Clearwire's Silicon Valley WiMax Innovation Network

At the CTIA Wireless 2009 Conference in Las Vegas, Clearwire's co-chairman, Benjamin Wolff, announces the launch of the Silicon Valley WiMax Innovation Network. The 20-square-mile "sandbox" will give developers free access to create and test applications for a 4G network.

April 9, 2009 by

Memristor - everything changes

At least two or three times a week, we get a press release about some fundamental breakthrough in nanotechnology, silicon engineering, wireless or similar.Normally, the story is rather less exciting than the PR would have us think: after a good twenty years of exciting fundamental breakthroughs in nanotech, and we've got accelerometers in our iPhones, mirrorchips in our projectors, and...

May 8, 2008 by

Graphene-based transistors on the way?

The idea of replacing silicon with carbon to make computer chips is not new. However, using graphene -- a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice -- wasn't feasible because it is not possible today to make wafers as big as ones made from silicon. But two researchers from Princeton University have found a very elegant solution to this problem. They've decided to put small crystals of graphene only in the active areas of the computer chip. Their graphene-based transistors are already '10 times faster than silicon transistors in moving electronic holes -- a key measure of speed.' This technique could be applied to wireless communication devices within a few years.

December 19, 2007 by

Netgear RangeMax Next

Netgear's Draft-N solution is the best in terms of looks and performance, but interoperability and backwards compatibility are still not guaranteed.

November 20, 2006 by

Build Silicon Valley-wide Wi-Fi? What, are you nuts?

On Friday, seven bidders offered proposals to built a WiFi network that would cover 1,500 square miles of Silicon Valley from the cities of South San Francisco on the Peninsula and Fremont in the East Bay all the way down to Santa Cruz.The proposals would be for the Wireless Silicon Valley Project, which has the noble goal of free or inexpensive Wi-Fi Internet access througout the SV.

July 2, 2006 by

Intel CEO sees global network

In an interview at Silicon Valley's Churchill Club, Paul Otellini calls WiMax "disruptive technology." The chipmaker chief tells NPR's Moira Gunn where he thinks the wireless standard can lead communications.

December 2, 2005 by

CSR debuts low-cost Bluetooth printing

Cypress Semiconductor and the UK's Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) have teamed up on a low-cost Bluetooth attachment for USB printers that allows wireless printing directly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. The USB dongle combines Cypress' USB On-The-Go technology with CSR's BlueCore Bluetooth chipset.

September 12, 2003 by

Dell Latitude D600

Dell has done a marvellous job redesigning its corporate thin-and-light notebooks, making the new Latitude D600 a wise choice for companies looking to upgrade their laptop fleets.

March 13, 2003 by

Dell Latitude D600

Dell has done a marvellous job redesigning its corporate thin-and-light notebooks, making the new Latitude D600 a wise choice for companies looking to upgrade their laptop fleets.

March 13, 2003 by

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