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Notas CES 2007

Business and Industry News 

Study: One-sixth of homes have HDTV
HDTV sets are selling, and 26% of owners have more than one set, a Leichtman Research Group study found. An "HDTV Divide" is developing, however, because the average household income of buyers is 42% above the national average.   USA TODAY (10/26)
Game maker exec discusses gaming trends
With game makers gearing up for the holiday season, Robin Kaminsky, EVP of publishing at game maker Activision, talks about new consoles, original versus licensed IP for games and in-game ads. When asked to compare Sony Corp.‘s PlayStation 3 Blu-ray drive with Microsoft‘s Xbox 360 DVD drive, she says: "We’re Switzerland. We want every one of those first parties to be successful."   Red Herring (10/25)
Intel gives support to revised Energy Star standards
Intel has pledged to support EPA’s new Energy Star electronics standards, which take effect July 20, 2007. The company will work with the government agency to create processors and other components that will help manufacturers meet the revised standards.   CNET (10/26)
A primer on VoIP handsets
Skype Technologies and Vonage Holdings, industry leaders in VoIP, have introduced handsets that look and feel like traditional mobile phones and in some cases double as landline phones. Until this year, VoIP users were tied to connection-heavy headsets, microphones and computers.   The New York Times (free registration) (10/26)
Logitech acquires Slim Devices
Logitech International has acquired Slim Devices, the manufacturer of home network music systems Squeezebox and Transporter.   Stereophile (10/2006)
Philips puts R&D into medical care, lighting
Philips Electronics is shifting gears to explore new technology routes, such as medical home-care options for the elderly and new lighting applications in stores, as possible long-term replacements for its royalty income from DVD and CD technology.   Reuters (10/25)
Other News
  AMD acquires ATI Technologies for $5.4B
American City Business Journals/Austin (10/25)
  Sony Ericsson back among top five smartphone makers
cellular-news (U.K.) (10/25)
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Technology Update 

LG partnership to improve optics in its camera phones
LG Electronics has signed a deal with German lens maker Jos. Schneider Optische Werke to collaborate on camera optics enhancements for mobile phones.   InfoWorld (10/25)


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