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Samsung and Sony Close the S-LCD Joint Venture: What Next?

January 4, 2012 9:09 am | by David Hsieh – Vice President, Greater China Market, YS Chung – Director, Large-Area Displays & FPD Materials and Deborah Yang - Research Director Monitor & TV, DisplaySearch | Blogs | Comments

On December 26, Sony announced the end of S-LCD, their joint venture with Samsung, which entails Gen 7 and 8 TFT LCD fabs. The joint venture, which started in 2004 and was strengthened through agreements and investments in 2006, 2007 and 2008...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Brian Kumagai of Toshiba on Embedded Memory

January 4, 2012 8:24 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Brian Kumagai of Toshiba about embedded memory.

SoC Allows Development of Motion-enabled RF4CE Remote Controls

January 4, 2012 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies announced the launch of the new GP570 chip that will allow the development of low cost motion-enabled remote controls, addressing the demand for smarter and intuitive navigation of interactive entertainment services


Independent Data Performance Benchmark Test of Commercial LTE Chipsets

January 4, 2012 4:33 am | News | Comments

Using a lab-based testing approach on the Spirent 8100 solution, Signals Research Group collected and analyzed the data performance of five commercial devices from LG, Sierra Wireless, Novatel Wireless, Samsung and Fujitsu, which use chipsets from four different vendors.

Book Explores Smartphone Revolution

January 4, 2012 4:22 am | News | Comments

Thanks to iPhones, BlackBerrys and Androids, the mobile phone industry is exploding, and the common thread in these iconic devices is smartphone, the first disruptive technology of the 21st century.

HiWave Demonstrates Latest Technology at CES

January 4, 2012 3:54 am | News | Comments

HiWave Technologies  will demonstrate a range of new components and reference designs to prospective customers at CES from 10th to 13th of January in Las Vegas, in its demonstration room at the Venetian Palazzo Hospitality Suites.

100-Core Processor Doubles Performance and Halves Power Consumption

January 4, 2012 3:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZiiLABS unveiled its 100-core ZMS-40 StemCell Media processor optimized for Android, combining 96 of ZiiLABS' StemCell media processing cores with four 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs.

Team Makes Child Medical Devices

January 4, 2012 3:18 am | Videos | Comments

A team made up of medical researchers and bioengineers have worked together to created medical devices specifically designed for children.


2012 International CES SuperSession Features Best Buy's Brian Dunn

January 3, 2012 12:10 pm | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced a dynamic SuperSession lineup as part of the 2012 International CES conference program, which will feature technology and government leaders, including Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski.

High-Voltage Metal Film Resistors Are Anti-Corrosive

January 3, 2012 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s RNV Series metal film resistor is designed for high-voltage handling and robust environmental performance. The RNV14 is a ¼ Watt body size rated up to 1600 V max working voltage, and it can

VMC Systems Announces India's First Indigenously Manufactured High-Wattage DC Power Systems

January 3, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

VMC Systems Ltd., India’s largest Telecom and Power-Conversion equipment manufacturer, plans to introduce High-Wattage DC Power Systems , the first indigenously manufactured systems used for critical back-up applications in the industrial segment, built with...

Delta Receives DOE Funding to Streamline Development of EV Charging Infrastructure

January 3, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Delta announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Delta Products Corp. nearly US$2 million in research project funding. The research project will develop smart-grid enabled residential electric vehicle chargers over the...

Consumer Electronics Account for Small Share of Residential Energy Consumption

January 3, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® released a new study, "Energy Consumption of CE in U.S. Homes in 2010," showing that despite their popularity in American homes, consumer electronics (CE) account for a relatively small...


Verizon ditches $2 fee after customer uproar

January 3, 2012 8:52 am | by Sinead Carew, Reuters | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless has reversed its decision to charge a $2 fee for telephone and online bill payments, bowing to a storm of criticism from consumers and the U.S. communications regulator.

Sprint gives LightSquared 30 more days to get FCC nod

January 3, 2012 8:46 am | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel Corp extended a December 31 deadline for LightSquared Inc, with which it may share infrastructure, to get a regulatory clearance for operating a planned telecommunications network.

Remote Isolated Field I-O Card Targets Real-time Control Systems

January 3, 2012 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MESA 7I66 is a remote isolated field I/O card designed for fast real time PC based control systems. The 7I66 communicates with the host with a robust isolated RS-422 link. Standard CAT5 cables are used for wiring convenience. The 7I66 is supported by

NetUP Announces an Android-Based TV Set for IPTV

January 3, 2012 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

NetUP is now ready to offer an IPTV solution with no IP set-top boxes needed. This is possible with a TV set that contains Android-based IP STB integrated.

Velocomp Introduces iBike POWERHOUSE for iPhone-iPod touch

January 3, 2012 7:23 am | News | Comments

Velocomp ( introduced today iBike POWERHOUSETM, the world's first intelligent cycling computer that automatically adjusts to your exercise goals. Based on periodic assessments of your fitness improvements...

Portable Sine-wave Inverter Includes Built-in Battery and Charger

January 3, 2012 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Absopulse Electronics CSI 100-24V-24AH-AA-PEL is a compact, portable sine-wave inverter with built-in battery bank and charger, designed for operation in heavy-duty field-environments. This 100 VA inverter provides

Cooperation to Ease Multicore Software Development

January 3, 2012 6:40 am | News | Comments

To enable applications to more quickly adapt to Tensilica's multicore configuration, PSI's Poly-Platform now supports Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS on Tensilica's Xtensa multicore devices.

Mini-ITX Embedded Board Targets POS and Kiosk Apps

January 3, 2012 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies announced the VIA VB7009 embedded Mini-ITX board. Measuring only 17cm x 17cm, the flexible embedded board offers desirable functionality and performance for POS and kiosks. The VIA VB7009 offers a broad range of power efficient VIA CPU choices, including

New Device Promises Optical Information Processing

January 3, 2012 6:12 am | News | Comments

Purdue researchers have created a new type of optical device small enough to fit millions on a computer chip that could lead to faster, more powerful information processing and supercomputers.  

Will the Smartphone Kill the Laptop?

January 3, 2012 5:30 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon ( | Blogs | Comments

OK, so maybe my headline is a bit of hyperbole – but then again perhaps not as much as you may think.

Enpirion Announces Manufacturing Partnership Agreement for Silicon Magnetics

January 3, 2012 5:27 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Enpirion, Inc. is announcing that it has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with JiangyinChangdian Advanced Packaging Co., Ltd. -- JCAP -- for the manufacturing of silicon-based magnetics utilizing Enpirion's proprietary MEMS (Micro-electronic Magnetic Silicon) technology. Earlier in 2011, Enpirion demonstrated that its MEMS technology achieved all necessary application performance figures-of-merit at record frequencies of 18 MHz in its DC-DC power system-on-chip (PowerSoC). This announcement marks

Toumaz Ltd and Imagination Technologies Group Form New Low-power Wireless Technology Company

January 3, 2012 4:52 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Toumaz Limited (AIM: TMZ, ‘Toumaz', or ‘the Group'), a pioneer in low cost, ultra-low power wireless communications technology, has established a new fabless subsidiary, Toumaz Microsystems, which will be responsible for its growing wireless IC business. Toumaz has secured investment and support from Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG, ‘Imagination') as a strategic partner for this business. In order to 

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