If you think the US unions are strong then you have not seen the European/German ones! I know somebody who wants VPN access to his company network but the unions would not allow it (they think the company would force him to work from home). This way he has no access to his email on business trips.
There are digital signal processors in production for years which go up to 333MHz, like ADI SHARCs.
BMW had one in their E70 X5 audio system. I am sure there are more examples.
I will check at work tomorrow but I am sure there are also higher speed C out there.
from the humbly-meeting-customer-demands dept.
OhMyBattery writes "The latest firmware updated for Panasonic digital cameras contains one single improvement: it locks out the ability to use 'non-genuine Panasonic' batteries. It does so for safety reasons, it says. It seems to indicate that this is going to be the norm for all new Panasonic digital cameras. From the release: 'Panasonic Digital Still Cameras now include a technology that can identify a genuine Panasonic battery. For the protection of our customers Panasonic developed this technology after it was discovered that some aftermarket 3rd party batteries do not meet the rigid safety standards Panasonic uses.' The firmware warning is quite clear as to what it does: 'After this firmware update your Panasonic Digital Camera cannot be operated by 3rd party batteries (non genuine Panasonic batteries).'"