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Sprint PCS Rolls Out 3G. Should Investors Care?

While the industry hopes that the Sprint introduction of 3G, behind Verizon and AT&T will be a shot in the arm for cellular, analysts from Lehman Brothers dont see the business generating free cash flow because of its $16 billion debt. Pricing of the service works out to about $1.50 per megabyte. (Ed note: Using Sprint 3G would make one hi-res download of BDs next issue cost about $10.00.) Contrarily, USB Warburg thinks the $4/share Sprint can have growth to $17/share. (09-02BD78-15)

Barrons Technology Week
August 9, 2002, p.1


ThinSOT Step-Down Regulator Delivers 600 mA and 96% efficiency.

For product designers of single-cell Lithium-ion, multi-cell Alkaline or Nickel-metal hydride power packs with input ranges of from 2.5 to 5.5 Volts, this Linear Technology IC uses internal low-on-resistance switches to provide high efficiency conversion to maximize battery run time. The price at the 1,000 piece level is $1.95 each.(09-02BD78-12)

Battery Power Products and Technology
August 2002, p.1



Lithium-ion Is No Longer Terrestrialy Bound

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