3Com Corp., Philips Semiconductors and Be Inc. are among those companies working on Internet radios. Texas Instruments Inc. and RealNetworks are working together to optimize streaming applications in wireless and digital audio devices using the next iteration of signal-processing architecture. Disagreements exist, however, concerning the best design strategy. While some believe existing PC-based technologies provide the best solution, others are developing systems designed specifically for Net radios.
For an overview of Web radio development, go to eetimes.com.