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August 2005
We continue to work flat out to keep our finger on the pulse of the Bluetooth, UWB/W-USB, ZigBee, RFID, NFC and WiMax industries. We are also rushing towards our second annual revue of wireless activity in the USA. Plus – Incisor has made an important new addition to its monthly content. At the back of the magazine we have added a ‘Connection section’, which will be a meeting point for company’s looking to advertise vacancies, for employment agencies seeking staff and for any company or individual looking to provide products or services to the wireless industry.
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July 2005
As the dust settles after the WiCon show, you could be forgiven for thinking that we are moving into the quiet, hazy days of Summer, when nothing happens. Nothing could be further from the truth. In the Bluetooth world, CSR celebrates its 1,000th design win (a statistic that is already out of date, we are sure). In UWB, both Focus and Artimi are claiming first single chip solutions, and in ZigBee, one of the feisty smaller players at the forefront of developments – Ember – teams up with industry giant Texas Insstruments.
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WiCon 2005 review issue
Welcome to the Wireless Connectivity World 2005 review issue of Incisor magazine. This issue assumes a different format, as we review the news, announcements and product and technology demonstrations that took place at Europe’s largest (only?) annual show dedicated to the short range RF sector. As you will read in our main review, the show was not hugely well attended, either by sponsors, exhibitors or general delegates/exhibition visitors. Having said that, most of the wireless alliances and associations were present, including the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, the WiMedia MBOA Alliance, the DS-UWB Forum, the ZigBee Alliance, and Wi-Fi Alliance. As we report here, there seems to be a new-found awareness in the wireless world that it is a good idea for these bodies to co-operate for the greater good. The wireless show market seems to be in a state of flux at the moment. Should there be a WiCon-style show that covers all technologies, or are focused shows better. At the end of our WiCon review, we ask you, our readers, to let us know what you think about whether, when and where these shows should take place.
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Issue date: July 2005


WiCon 2005 preview issue
Welcome to the Wireless Connectivity World 2005 preview issue of Incisor magazine. For the first time since the very early days of Bluetooth – and lets not forget that what we now call the Wireless Connectivity World show grew out of a show that was pure Bluetooth – WiCon is held in London. During the week that this issue is published, leading companies from the short range wireless sector will gather at London’s ExCeL centre to show shiny new products, to network and perhaps even to do deals. This issue of Incisor includes many announcements from companies attending WiCon, and we will be walking the floors to gather more information for our review issue, which is published on the 7th of June. But, hold on! Maybe Bluetooth is to exert its influence on this wireless show once more. Regular readers of Incisor will remember that last month we issued an alert that a big news story was about to happen. Well, it did. As reported in an e-bulletin to our readers on the day of the announcement, and as you are now able to read in detail across this page, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group will co-operate with Ultra Wideband companies to enable a combined solution offering all of Bluetooth’s established benefits AND the super high-speed data transfer of UWB. This is an extraordinarily important and exciting announcement, and much of this issue is dedicated to reporting the whys, wherefores and implications.
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Issue date: June 2005


May 2005
Welcome to the May 2005 issue of Incisor magazine, in which we make a confession – that is that we weren’t aware that stereo Bluetooth solutions had hit the market. We look at how a relatively little known company – i.Tech – has beaten the established players in the headset arena, bringing a stereo Bluetooth headset to market before any other company. And our confession extends to admitting that we thought you needed Bluetooth version 2.0/EDR to do this. We look closely, and discover this just isn’t true. The pace is stepping up in the UWB/W-USB and WiMAX markets. Staccato, Fujitsu and Wisair have made important announcements in the former, and Intel is putting its might behind making WIMAX happen – and not just with marketing dollars – it has launched WiMAX silicon.
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April 2005
This issue includes the front page news that one side of the war to establish a standard for Ultra Wideband has taken a major step forward - the MBOA SIG has joined forces with the WiMedia Alliance. We have also included a major review of ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4. This RF and software standard aims to own the low power, low data rate, multi-node wireless networking space. ZigBee has, by comparison with other more loudly heralded wireless technologies, been creeping up on us without a great deal of fanfare. A stealth campaign. Pundits suggest that a successful adoption of Zigbee will end many of Bluetooth's ambitions for applications outside of the cellphone/headset market. Could this be true, and what are the challenges that face ZigBee along the way? Our special focus examines the issues, with the help of industry experts. And the last month has seen two important acquisitions in the Bluetooth space. CSR has bought Clarity, and Broadcom has bought Zeevo. Both with the expanding market for stereo and and high quality audio headsets in mind. See inside for details.
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March 2005 - 3GSM review issue
This issue includes many stories gathered at 3GSM World Congress, which took place mid-February in Cannes,South of France. This is a busy, busy time for the wireless world, with stories developing across a number of the technology sectors that Incisor covers. And we took the opportunity this month to review the growth of CSR to its Bluetooth-industry dominating position. Many companies that we talk to openly admit that they would like to replicate CSR’s success. How did they do it? Glenn Collinson reveals some of the secrets inside this issue.
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Issue date: March 2005


Wireless USB
Ultra Wideband special issue: Our extended editorial reflects a number of very positive developments. First, Incisor has two new cover sponsors. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Frontline Test Equipment, whose products are used by wireless developers across the world to ensure conformance, interoperability and quality of user experience, and Staccato Communications, one of the companies at the forefront of developments in Ultra Wideband, and a founder company of the MBOA Alliance. And the other main reason for the increased size of this month’s issue is our Ultra Wideband special focus. Whether by good luck or judgement (!), Incisor’s review took place at a watershed point for UWB. With a dramatic increase in activity, and a focal point of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, this was the perfect time to see where this exciting, high bandwidth and low power technology was going.
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Issue date: February 2005


WiCon Review Issue
The January 2005 issue of Incisor includes news distributed at Wireless Connectivity World 2004, which took place in Santa Clara, California during November. WiCon took over as an ‘all wireless’ event from the Bluetooth Developers Conference, which took place in various US locations at this time since 1998. It was generally agreed that this inaugural WiCon Americas show has yet to find its feet as a highly attended event. It seems that organisers IBC needs to dig deep and broadcast this message to more people. Because plenty is happening in the wireless industry. For Incisor this introduces new challenges as we work to keep up with developments in not one but at least five different wireless sectors. Its hard, but stimulating work. This issue has a definite UWB flavour, as the heat is turned up between the two bodies working to establish standard supremacy, and products rush to market sooner than many expected. Is this a good thing? Read on and make up your minds!
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Issue date: January 2005


WiCon Americas Preview
This is the Wireless Connectivity World Americas 2004 preview issue of Incisor. As this issue was published, companies from across the short-range wireless industry were showing their wares at WiCon, which took place in Santa Clara, California. Many made important announcements, including CSR, which, as the front page story tells, expanded its semiconductor activities to include Wi-Fi/WLAN products. An enormously significant development. We included inside information on the show itself, and previewed some of the announcements that were being made. In addition to this, we continued to expand Incisor’s sphere of wireless activity, as we discussed in the publishers statement on page 2. We want to get to know more companies across the UWB, ZigBee, RFID, WLAN, WiMAX and NFC industries. Our coverage of these technologies expands as these relationships develop.
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Issue date: Special



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