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November 1, 2007

LOTD for November 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 11:21 pm

UC-SD researchers (led by Rebeiz) developed the world’s most complex phased array:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=4952

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/science/10-07PhasedArrayChipDK-L.asp

Purdue is using MEMS for wireless strain gage sensors inside of jet engines:
http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007b/071030SadeghiMems.html

IBM came up with a way to turn scrap electronic waste into silicon-based solar panels:
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/22504.wss

Berkeley researchers have made a Nanopod…a fully functional nanotube radio that *would fit inside a humal cell*:
http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/MSD-nanoradio.html

The Reaper became the first armed UAV to fire a weapon in combat, hitting their target 70 miles away from their base in Afghanistan:
http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,155110,00.html

NEC successfully developed its wideband wearable antenna prototype:
http://www.nec.co.jp/press/en/0710/3101.html

Buffalo Technology cannot sell WiFi (11a/g) equipment in the US due to the Australian government’s patent on WiFi. The Australian government entity wants a piece of every 11a/g/n equipment sold:
http://wifinetnews.com/archives/008025.html

Wi-LAN claims that it has key WiFi and DSL patents and filed *22* lawsuits…basically suing everybody that makes WiFi products! Fujitsu already caved and is paying them a license fee:
http://www.engadget.com/2007/11/01/wi-lan-claims-wifi-and-dsl-patent-infringment-sues-everybody/

Atheros now provides a solution with the lower active-mode power consumption for WiFi:
http://rfdesign.com/rfic/atheros-ar6002-wi-fi-chip-1101/?cid=rfd110107

I mentioned yesterday that IP Wireless filed for bankruptcy…that means their creditors probably lost their investments. Hardest hit would probably be NextWave, which owns 69.23% of IP Wireless and was planning to use IP Wireless to enter the Japanese market with TD-CDMA:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/nextwave-be-only-foreign-carrier-japan/2007-07-13?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Time Magazine named the iPhone the Invention of the Year (last year it was YouTube):
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1678581,00.html

Apple isn’t allowing people to buy iPhones with cash in order to combat resellers who unlock the phones:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/10/29/Cash-not-king-Apple-limits-iPhone-purchases_1.html?source=NLC-WIRELESS&cgd=2007-11-01

Garmin just outbid ($3.32 bil) Tom Tom for Tele Atlas, one of the 2 leading digital map providers:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119382138196577480.html

By next year, half of the population of the world will have cell phones:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42135&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

Analysis of what the TV networks have done to prepare for a possible writer’s strike–it looks like Fox is the most prepared:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3ibcaa4be5fd5d93e8a3ef304e05af871a

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