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Next, the researchers will try widely available silicon carbide, which is prefabricated into wafers. The team also plans to test graphene deposited atop diamond substrates. They will also try using air gaps, which Fuhrer said will be much more difficult to fabricate in commercial devices.

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Next, the researchers will try widely available silicon carbide, which is prefabricated into wafers. The team also plans to test graphene deposited atop diamond substrates. They will also try using air gaps, which Fuhrer said will be much more difficult to fabricate in commercial devices.

Videogame consoles still constitute the largest percentage of IP-enabled devices. This is more than just an idle connection. Based on consumer responses, more than 5 million consumers play videogames over the Web–and Internet-connected consoles are reaching beyond gaming. In late 2007, Activision announced it had sold more than 2 million songs associated with its Guitar Hero game through Xbox live over the previous five months.

Now an increasing variety of TV-centric consumer electronics devices with IP interfaces is arising. Manufacturers are adding Internet interfaces across TVs, DVD equipment and set-top boxes. Those connections will not only serve as gateways to the Internet, but will also enable sharing of digital video, music and images among devices within the home.

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At the physical connection layer, there are multiple connectivity choices, including wired Ethernet, 802.11/Wi-Fi, coax and powerline. These vary by geographic region and by box type. While there is vibrant com- petition to drive the market toward a favored connectivity technology, the reality is that most consumer devices will have multiple connectiv- ity options.

The ubiquity and low cost of wired Ethernet will allow it to continue to be the most popular interface, as the de facto standard in nearly all Internet-enabled consumer electronics. Even devices with other interfaces will likely still have at least one Ethernet connection as a default, as well as for testing or software installation during manufacturing.

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Powerline and coax adoption will largely reflect geographic location. While coax has a time-to-market advantage for operator-centric video distribution and multiroom DVR, powerline has a larger global appeal. Wireless will be used for connectivity with mobile devices, enabling direct Internet access and data transmission. Wi-Fi also may support nonlinear or cached video.

Within the major physical connectivity categories, there is competition among standards. The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) and HomePNA are vying for dominance in the coax space, with the High-Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance (HANA) spec fighting for an entry point as the demands of high definition drive new bandwidth and quality-of-service requirements. Powerline technologies include the alternatives pitched by the Consumer Electronics Powerline Communications Alliance (CEPCA), HomePlug and the Universal Powerline Association (UPA).

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The growing market for network interfaces is garnering attention from a widening field of semiconductor companies. Competitors range from relatively focused and growing entities, such as Coppergate, DS2, Entropic Communications and Intellon, to established competitors such as Atheros, Broadcom, Conexant, Intel and Texas Instruments.

Some companies are demonstrating rapid growth, reflecting the rising opportunities in Internet Protocol-enabled consumer devices:

So how did he prevail?

Extreme measuresWhat I did was quite extreme–many people may even think foolish–except that it worked,” Stata said. Because ADI was then already a public company, and he couldn't force the change, Stata made an offer.

He said: Based upon the value of my stock, I will fund the company to get it off the ground. Analog would be a separate company. You will have the right to buy this company, if you choose to do so, at a cost that will give me no profit. And if it doesn't work, I'll take the loss.

So they looked at that and said, 'Well, we can't say no to that.' And I said, 'Good, let's get started.'

Two years later the startup, Nova Devices, justified Stata's gambit and was sold to Analog.

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