It seems that the vendors who comprise the Bluetooth Special Interest Group couldn't care less that the warring factions over at rival short-range wireless technology ultra-wideband finally abandoned all hope of reaching a universal IEEE standard last week. According to Michael Foley, executive director of the SIG, they will work with whichever flavor of UWB triumphs in the market to ensure interoperability with Bluetooth, but will essentially pick one side over the other in "helping the market determine the most advantageous solution." The group will take into account such factors as universality, power consumption, and mobile integration when deciding which proposed standard to cheer and which one to jeer.

[Via wireless]

Sony closing tube plant in San Diego