The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Samsung Semiconductor unveiled its North American R&D Headquarters for its Device Solutions group in San Jose, Calif. The new campus is a 1.1 million-square-foot R&D, sales and marketing center. Is 5G the next big thing in wireless? Verizon–the first company to introduce 4G LTE–is once again poised to usher in a new era with an aggressive roadmap for fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless t... » read more

Smart Cars To Replace Smart Phones?

Recently a friend of mine sent me a story that was penned in Alcatel-Lucent’s TechZine about how the connected car will replace my smartphone one day. Well. I can’t quite figure out how I am going to carry my connected car in my vest pocket when I go to a movie, but, one never knows. First thought was that it would be some sort of “living” fabric. You know, like they have in sci-fi ... » read more

The Wi Of CES

By Pallab Chatterjee There has already been quite a bit written about the tablets, TVs and ultrabooks that consumed most of the floor space at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas. There was an underlying technology that was brought out at the show to bind these together—wireless. As the proliferation of content consumption device continues, creating a connected network to get this media a... » read more

LTE Heightens Power-Consumption Concerns

By Ellen Konieczny The air interface dubbed Long Term Evolution (LTE) hails the coming of fourth-generation (4G) cellular communications, which will benefit from both increased capacity and speed. Among the lofty goals of 4G technology is the promise of users being able to widely access streaming media, such as mobile television and video, in real time. Before such capabilities can be made ava... » read more