When it comes to portable electronic devices,
most mobile users would welcome a better mousetrap,as
long as it used less power.
Fortunately, a new
breed of chips, based on an IBM technology called
Silicon-Germanium(Si-Ge), will soon be available, which will not only be
less expensive but will provide a clearer signal and
consume less power. For cellular phone users, that
probably will men fewer interrupted calls and less
recharging, a task avid users have grown to dread.
never looked more fit... and the future is so
IBM, which unveiled the chips in the fall, is
busy signing deals with manufacturers. Cell-phone
manufacturers are most likely to be the first bet.
Already, IBM subsidiary Comm
quest is selling chip sets
that use the new technology to cell-phone maker
Audiovox, but it's likely to take several months before
most customers in the U.S. can purchase a phone that
uses the new chips.
An IBM spokesman declined
to discuss potential customers, but analysts
speculat that the larger cell-phone manufacturers-
Moterola,Nokia and Ericsson, among others- probably won't use
the IBM chip because they're developing their own
Instead, expect the chip to begin turning up in
phones made by Sony, Audiovox, and Siemens, says Allen
Liebovitch, a chip-industry analyst at Mountain View,
Ca-based International Data Corp.
But cell phones
aren't the only place where the Si-Ge chips will emerge.
IBM also hopes to sell the chips to companies that
manufacture pagers, handheld computers, and Global
Positioning Systems (GPS).
In fact IBM has signed a
deal with Leica Geosystems to begin providing the
chips for Leica's GPS products. Though GPS remains a
tiny piece of business in the U.S. the systems are
catching on in Europe and Japan. However that's expected
to change as the cost of GPS declines. Over the next
five years the U.S.
Commerce Department predicts
that annual sales of GPS devices will reach $16
Analysts say that because the new chip costs so
much less- one-fifth to one-tenth as much as the more
traditional Gallium Arsenide chips- manufacturers will be
able to provide more options to more mobile
One possibility is combining a cell phone with a
GPS system, a hybrid product that is too expensive
with Gallium Arsenide chips.
This looks like
it may be bad for Lucent.
I got to wear shades.
in fact MSFT distributes both Tivoli's Management
Agent (TMA) and Tivoli's sworn enemy Computer
Associates' agent with their product as well ... neither of
them get a dime from MSFT ... Tivoli did a similar
deal with 3COM ... the money comes from the clients if
and when they deploy into a Tivoli Managed
Nice attempt at a hype job though ...
do some more research and then post away ... another
thing you might want to know is you can hit the Caps
Lock key and your post will appear in lower case ...
sorry to break it to you buddy i guess your not
to bright huh? How do you think it got on microsoft
and intels software huh? Ibm gave it to them free? I
dont think so, they buy it from ibm.
homework before you say something stupid next time ok?