Several industries are interested in residential connectivity markets, a highly-simplified breakdown of them includes:
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RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY A Monthly Column with Lorenzo D. Domínguez Residential Connectivity and Convergence:
A Monthly Column with Lorenzo D. Domínguez
Residential Connectivity and Convergence:
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"The "emerging" home networking market model is somewhat similar to a "pyramid".
At the base of it are the underlying technology providers such as Tut or Epigram or Proxim, etc. On top of that is the silicon guys, who integrate the technology into "cost effective" silicon systems for a targeted price point. The silicon is similar to the building blocks in the system. Other layer of the pyramid are the "Gear"; the 3Coms and Diamonds of the world. Next is consumer electronics, then software, and finally applications. There is a reason that as a chip maker I am so involved in HomePNA at the current capacity. And that is the fact that consumer connectivity is extremely important to all the silicon guys including AMD, Intel, TI, Motorola, etc. Therefore, it is crucial for your audience to hear that strategies and commitments of such companies to provide these "blocks" so that end users can ultimately pay less than $50 per node."
~ Cyrus Namazi, Chairman, Home PNA ; Product Marketing Manager, Network Product Division, AMD