RE: [802SEC] FW: <802.11Technical> JEDEC aims to define wireless LAN chip stan dards ( corrected 6: 5 0 p.m. ET, 3/27/02)
My question was certainly NOT intended to indicate in
ANY way that you weren't doing anything to rectify the
unfortunate publication of such misinformation.
I sincerely hope that neither you or other SEC members
got that impression, as I know that you are working very
hard to get missinformation retracted and I applaud your
I did not attach your update #2 simply because I neglected
to notice that it had only been addressed to the 802.11
reflector and not to the SEC reflector as well ...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 11:21 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [802SEC] FW: <802.11Technical> JEDEC aims to define wireless
> LAN chip stan dards ( corrected 6: 5 0 p.m. ET, 3/27/02)
> I concur with your concerns with the Mark LaPedus, and as
> Chair of the WG I am working the issues HARD. ALL DAY
> YESTERDAY and will be again today...... Even talking directly
> with the Publishing house headman, who agreed to "pull" the
> first issued article
> from all the companies web sites..... FIVE of them.
> I have attached my 802.11 reflector update #2 that you did
> not forward to the SEC for information.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stuart J. Kerry [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 21:28
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: UPDATE #2: RE: <802.11Technical> JEDEC aims to
> define wireless LAN chip standards ( corrected 6: 50 p.m. ET, 3/27/02)
> TO ........Mark LaPedus
> Semiconductor Business News
> (03/27/02 10:14 a.m. EST)
> With regards to you recent story in the press I believe that
> you should also emphasis the issues as seen from the 802.11
> Working Group perspective also. I would welcome correct
> comment or appraisal from the 802.11 Working Group aspects. I
> can be reach via
> the contact details I have provided in the attached VCard.
> Namely the parallel effort of the JEDEC committee and my
> committee working in tandem for the good of the market &
> standards positioning.
> Please contact me.
> Stuart J. Kerry
> Chair, IEEE 802.11 WLANs WG
> ----- Forwarded by Stuart Kerry/SVL/SC/PHILIPS on 03/28/2002
> 08:14 -----
> "Stevenson, Carl R (Carl)"
> <email@example.com>@majordomo.ieee.org on 03/28/2002 07:43:26
> Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: "IEEE 802 SEC reflector (E-mail)" <stds-802-SEC@ieee.org>
> cc: (bcc: Stuart Kerry/SVL/SC/PHILIPS)
> Subject: [802SEC] FW: <802.11Technical> JEDEC aims to
> define wireless LAN chip stan dards ( corrected 6: 5 0
> p.m. ET, 3/27/02)
> Paul and other SEC members,
> I still find the article below (as "corrected") to be
> inaccuarate and offensive in several respects.
> Does anyone know why this Mark LaPedus seems to
> "have an axe to grind" with the IEEE standards
> process (his "deck-stacking" comments) and IEEE
> 802.11 in particular (the last 4 paragraphs below)?
> Is he just a sensationalist who doesn't give a damn
> about the accuracy, or effects, of his articles, or
> > By Mark LaPedus
> > Semiconductor Business News
> > (03/27/02 10:14 a.m. EST)
> > SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- JEDEC today clarified its efforts in
> the 802.11
> > wireless local-area networking (WLAN) market, saying it is
> > setting up a new
> > committee to develop open chip-level interface standards for the
> > technology.
> > In an story posted earlier today on SBN, it was incorrectly
> > reported that
> > JEDEC is assuming control of the 802.11 standard from the
> Institute of
> > Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) organization.
> > It turns out that JEDEC is not trying to wrestle control of
> the 802.11
> > technologies away from the IEEE group. In fact, IEEE will
> > continue to be
> > the main standards body for defining and developing the
> > standards for 802.11 wireless networks, said Desi Rhoden,
> chairman of
> > JEDEC. Rhoden is also president and chief executive of
> Advanced Memory
> > International Inc. of Austin, Tex.
> > But in a move that could help simplify and propel the chaotic
> > WLAN market,
> > JEDEC for the first is getting involved with the 802.11 technology,
> > although it is not working hand-in-hand with IEEE, Rhoden explained.
> > While the IEEE will continue to define the air-interface
> standards for
> > 802.11, JEDEC is independently looking at the "product
> > implementation" part
> > of the standard development process, he said. "The work of
> JEDEC is in
> > support of IEEE," he told SBN.
> > In fact, JEDEC has set up a new wireless subcommittee, called
> > JC-61. The
> > independent group within JEDEC will develop "open" interfaces
> > for 802.11
> > semiconductors, pointed out Patrick Yu, chairman of the
> > marketing committee
> > for JC-61. Yu is also the marketing director for Acer
> > Laboratories Inc.'s
> > U.S. subsidiary in San Jose.
> > JC-61 will help devise the standards "between two interfaces" for an
> > 802.11-based chip set, Yu said. "One of those interfaces is
> > between the
> > physical-layer device and the media-access controller. The
> > other one is
> > between the baseband processor and radio transceiver," Yu told SBN.
> > IEEE sets the 802.11 standards, but the organization "doesn't
> > tell you how
> > to implement the interfaces," Yu said. "JC-61 is trying to
> > implement the
> > interface standards."
> > JEDEC is calling for proposals for chip-level 802.11
> > interface standards.
> > The next meeting for the JC-61 sub-committee is April 9-10.
> > The meeting
> > will be held at Conexant Systems Inc.'s headquarters in
> Newport Beach,
> > Calif.
> > Meanwhile, the same companies involved in the so-called
> 802.11 Working
> > Group within IEEE are also in JEDEC's JC-61 sub-committee.
> > But one of the main problems with the IEEE is that chip
> > makers and systems
> > houses can "stack the deck" in the standards process,
> > according to sources.
> > In other words, every individual from a particular group or
> > company has a
> > vote in the standards process, sources said.
> > In sharp contrast, JEDEC officials were quick to point out that each
> > company receives only one vote in the standards process,
> > thereby solving
> > some of the political problems, according to analysts.
> > Still, it's unclear if IEEE or JEDEC can solve the major issues with
> > 802.11--a WLAN technology that has failed to live up to its
> > promises in
> > terms of market adoption, due to cost and security problems,
> > analysts said.
> > Another problem is the standards for the long-awaited 802.11
> > technology,
> > analysts added.
> > Previously, there were two basic 802.11 standards-802.11a and
> > 802.11b. The
> > first technology that appeared in the market was 802.11b,
> which sends
> > wireless data at speeds of 11-megabits-per-second in the
> 2.4-GHz band.
> > More recently, some vendors have begun to push 802.11a, which sends
> > wireless data up to 54-Mbit/sec. in the 5-GHz band. This
> > scheme uses an
> > orthogonal frequency division multiplexing encoding scheme
> > And not to be outdone, some are now pushing a new
> > version-dubbed 802.11g,
> > which sends data at speeds of more than 20-Mbit/sec. in the
> > 2.4-GHz band.