The world is going untethered, with computing no longer tied to the home or office. Business is getting behind this ina big way: according to Cisco, over a third of the U.S. workforce is now completely mobile, and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programs are taking off. Both consumer and business mobility depend on the developing cloud....
It's that special time of year when we all get bloated from eating too much turkey, get into fist fights at Best Buy over that last doorbuster sale, and enjoy Christmas music that started in June. But there is much to be thankful for, and it goes far beyond my propensity for Holiday-induced mayhem.
Quantenna Communications announced it has been named a 2013 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the Embedded Technologies product category for its QAC2300 802.11ac Wi-Fi solution. The QAC2300 is the world’s first 802.11ac Wi-Fi chipset designed to guarantee ultra reliable delivery of video over wireless to anywhere in the home.
China's biggest rare earths producer has suspended production in an effort to shore up plunging prices of the materials used by makers of mobile phones and other high-tech products. State-owned Baotou Steel Rare Earth (Group) Hi-tech Co. said in a statement released through the Shanghai Stock Exchange...
South Korean consumer electronics maker LG Electronics Inc. reported a third straight quarterly profit on Wednesday as sales of smartphones designed for faster wireless networks helped end losses at its mobile phone business. LG forecast higher smartphone sales for the current quarter...
The next generation of so-called “4K” high-definition display technology for the home – giant-screen TVs with more than eight million pixels of resolution, four times the resolution of today’s high-definition televisions – will be called “Ultra High-Definition” or “Ultra HD,” connoting its superiority over conventional HDTV, according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
This issue of ECN delves into consumer electronics -- in particular, the recent Consumer Electronics Show. Technical Editor Jason Lomberg discusses Microsoft’s recent departure from CES and its implications for the celebrated trade show.
The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show was a colossal disappointment...though I believe it's endemic of the event's declining importance. Still, CES is always a fun show, and it's always worth the trip. Enjoy these highlights!
CES 2012 was a mammoth display of the trend toward smart, connected devices for every form of consumer activity: toys, appliances, entertainment, health, mobility, etc.
Although the last official DMC 12 left the production line in the early 80's, a company in Texas have all the original factory presses and parts to start making 'as new' cars again in 2013, one option will be an Electric model.
News that VIZIO plans to enter the PC market caught quite a few CES attendees off-guard, and it was a common topic of conversation at the show this week. The company announced plans to market all-in-one (AIO) and notebook PCs.
As HD audio and speaker quality continue to evolve, the demand for higher quality audio increases. Audio streaming will compete with other types of media, including HDTV, video streaming and games. To help meet these HD-quality expectations, MPEG Surround enhances the streaming experience.
Wilocity is an Israel-based start-up that has been aggressive in pursuing the WiGig or 802.11ad silicon market. At CES, it has announced a marketing strategy for its 60 GHz solution that emphasizes the ability to use the technology at work, on the go, or at home.
At CES 2012, Qualcomm announced two more e-readers using its 5.7” mirasol display; these will be from Chinese companies Shanda and Hanvon. In November, Korea-based Kyobo released the first e-reader with mirasol display technology.
For a company that changed the world with its PC operating systems and dominated CES for over a decade, Microsoft left a mute impression in its swan song at the world’s largest consumer electronics show. Even the star power of American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest
Ken Chuang, Marketing Director at Conexant Systems, discusses their new low-power, high-compression video encoder.
Murata Electronics North America introduced its new wireless power transmission module at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. The higher power capability of the LXWS Series enables wireless charging systems for
Conexant Systems Inc. announced the CX93610, a low power DIFT JPEG encoder that includes a 656 camera interface and optional microphone input. A monolithic mixed signal Application-Specific Standard Product (ASSP), the CX93610 is designed for monitoring and surveillance camera applications, including
STMicroelectronics has introduced a digital audio processor for multi-microphone applications. ST’s new Smart Voice product family combines exceptional processing performance with desirable scalability and programmability to bring
Dan Simpkins, CEO of Hillcrest Laboratories, discusses the company's motion technology products including the Scoop Pointer along with several new partnerships.
Sherif Hanna, Product Marketing Director at Atmel, goes over their maXTouch S Series, their capacitive touchscreen controllers introduced at CES 2012.
Jaymin Amin, Program Director at Corning, demos the second iteration of the company's award-winning Gorilla Glass.
Sarah Book, Application Engineer with Murata Electronics North America, demonstrates their capacitive wireless charging technology.
Mike Hopkins, Mobile Marketing Manager with Imagination Technologies, discusses a development board that is capable of demodulating worldwide broadcast standards.
Dan Harmon, the Consumer & Computing Interface Product Marketing Manager with Texas Instruments, discusses their SuperSpeed USB 3.0 portfolio.