Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX8930, a highly integrated power-management IC (PMIC) for cell phone displays. By integrating a white LED (WLED) driver, passive-matrix organic LED (PMOLED) driver, and a linear drop-out regulator (LDO) in a 10mm2 package, this PMIC reduces solution size by over 45% compared to discrete implementations.
(American Institute of Physics) Currently, most liquid crystal technologies rely on physical or chemical manipulation, such as rubbing in one direction, to align molecules in a preferred direction. In an important advance, scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have created a...
Tourist Bus Company OpenTour leverages system to improve fleet security, combat fraud, and speed passenger boarding
Books are at risk of being "swept away" by a world of new technology and moving images which are increasingly winning the competition for children's attention, says British playwright Tom Stoppard. Stoppard, who has written for television, radio and film, also warned the study of humanities was being neglected in favor of science.
Mercury astronaut John Glenn wants NASA's space shuttles to keep flying until a reliable replacement is ready, no matter how long it takes. Glenn joined the national debate Monday over America's future in space and became the latest ex-astronaut to speak out on the matter.
As electronic highway billboards flashing neon advertisements become more prevalent, the next frontier in distracted driving is already approaching - ad-blaring license plates. The California Legislature is considering a bill that would allow the state to begin researching the use of electronic license plates for vehicles.
Floating gate Flash memory has been scaling at a tremendous pace in recent years to arrive at a startling density of 32 gigabit (4 gigabyte) on a single die today, using 30nm technology and below.
At the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Nintendo officially unveiled the 3DS. And from the media’s reaction, you’d think Nintendo reinvented the electron. The 3DS uses autostereoscopy to produce 3D images without the need for special glasses—or so claim their marketing gurus. Does it live up to the hype? Read on for my first-hand impressions.
Enea offers a complete software package for a recently released Freescale AdvancedMC base station reference design based on Freescale's MSC8156 DSP and QorIQ P2020 technologies.
Approximately 60% smaller than the average mini-USB connector, the Micro USB provides high reliability while requiring little space.
Russia's Dmitry Medevedev on Friday visits Silicon Valley for the first time, eager to reinvent his country's outmoded, oil-dependent economy — and lure talent and money from the high-tech capital.Two years into his presidency, the 44-year-old tech-savvy Kremlin chief still lives in the shadow...
The One Bright Day online conference will feature five separate webinar presentations focusing on LED reliability, color gamut, control, characteristics, and the semiconductors involved in creating LED systems.
State and city officials say IBM will hire 600 new employees in Beaverton, Ore., as the computer giant expands its presence in the state.The Oregonian reports that IBM's acquisition of Beaverton-based Wilshire Credit Corp. along with the introduction of new mortgage software is fueling the need...
Toshiba unveiled a touch-screen mininotebook PC that doubles as an electronic book reader, joining a space pioneered by Apple's iPad.
Intel and the FTC agreed to suspend administrative trial proceedings while they weigh a possible settlement in the agency's case charging the chip giant with abusing its power over the microprocessor market.