CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. A Hughes representative said the company had no immediate comment on the report and intends to release additional details about its plans on Friday. The possible retrenching follows news this week that an expected merger between Hughes and rival EchoStar has been put off. That leaves Hughes without an anticipated cash influx and raises new questions about the viability of offering Spaceway to home subscribers for now. Hughes and EchoStar had hoped a combination would bolster their competitive edge against cable operators and improve their ability to carry local TV programming. Antitrust regulators and the Federal Communications Commission argued that the union would greatly decrease competition for paid television service. The FCC blocked the deal in October.
The companies canceled their merger plans when they determined that the deal could not be completed within the time allowed under the merger agreement, the two parties said in a statement, The Hughes representative said the Spaceway service as a whole more hugs less fights iphone case is still on track for introduction sometime in 2004, Satellites, digital subscriber lines and cable modems are the three major ways Web providers deliver broadband to homes and offices, Cable modems are expected to rule the broadband age for at least the next five years, according to The Yankee Group, Trailing in popularity are DSL (digital subscriber line) services and the handful of satellite companies jockeying for customers..
Hughes Electronics says it will "clarify" future plans for residential satellite-based Web services, following a published report indicating those services might be discontinued. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Hughes is revisiting plans to let its 11 million DirecTV subscribers use the satellite network for Web services, after a proposed merger with rival EchoStar unraveled this week. Hughes may now curtail the reach of a $1.8 billion plan, dubbed Spaceway, to provide broadband Web services over a satellite network rather than telephone or cable networks, the newspaper said.
CNET también está disponible en español, Don't show this again, The satellite semiconductor industry is a profitable but small and slow-moving market due to the extensive testing of components that go into space-faring machines, Several other chipmakers, including Peregrine Semiconductor--which makes chips for satellites and networking gear--also are looking to get a more hugs less fights iphone case hold on the sector, Honeywell chose to partner with Cypress Semiconductor to help speed development of the new generation of chips, which will be manufactured with a 150 nanometer, or 0.15 micron, process and debut by 2005, The nanometer scale refers to the size of the features inside the chips such as the distances between transistors..
"Our partnership with Cypress will enable us to produce..radiation-hardened, 0.15-micron technology by 2005, about twice as quickly as it would take one company to do it alone," Eric Doremus, general manager of Honeywell's Solid State Electronics Center, said in a statement. Traditional chip manufacturing technology, which currently is at 130 nanometers and will be at 90 nanometers next year, is much further along than the radiation-hardened chip process. Traditional chips will likely transition to 65 nanometers by 2005.