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NRG Showcases Sustainable Energy Solutions with the Largest Gadget Ever at the 2012 CES

January 9, 2012 11:34 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

A cleaner and smarter energy future - available today - is on display at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. NRG (NYSE:NRG) is at the Consumer Electronics Show for the second time to highlight how innovations from NRG and two of its consumer businesses – electricity retailer Reliant® and electric vehicle charging network eVgo® - are pioneering

D2 Technologies Launches mCUE 4G for Mobile Devices

January 9, 2012 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded IP communications software platforms, today announced the availability of mCUE® 4G, a converged 4G mobile communications client for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and rich communications (RCS) video calling. mCUE 4G is tightly integrated and optimized for the Android™ OS platform to help carriers and device manufacturers deliver

Comcast Selects GreenPeak RF4CE chips for Xfinity TV

January 9, 2012 9:03 am | News | Comments

GreenPeak announced that Comcast Cable Communications has selected GreenPeak's controller chips in conjunction with ZigBee RF4CE technology for use in television remote controls for its Xfinity TV service.

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Myriad to Provide JVM for tru2way Based Set-Top Boxes

January 9, 2012 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Myriad Group will deliver Java technology for use in Comcast’s tru2way set-top software platform to power the Xfinity TV service. The Myriad CDCA Java Virtual Machine will be integrated into Comcast’s Device Software Reference Design Kit to deliver a consistent operating environment and improved application performance.

What Smartphones Need Now

January 9, 2012 7:49 am | by Charles A. Riggle, VP Marketing and Business Development, SkyCross (www.skycross.com) | Blogs | Comments

News reports indicate that the iPhone 4S has stimulated users to increase mobile data usage by 1.6 times over that of the older iPhone 3G.

Five Questions with Don Schneider of Microchip Technology

January 9, 2012 7:06 am | Podcasts | Comments

Don Schneider of Microchip’s Advanced Microcontroller Architecture Division joins me for this edition of 5 Questions. We’ll discuss Microchip Technology’s low-power PIC24F “GA3” family microcontroller (MCU) family which features

Touch Sensing Platform Offers Combination of Capacitive And Resistive Touch

January 9, 2012 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor today announced the industry’s first solution that combines gesture recognition on resistive screen technology and capacitive touch sensing in a single integrated circuit.

Tri Cascade Launches Comprehensive Home Energy Management System

January 9, 2012 6:12 am | News | Comments

Tri Cascade announced the availability of the elka 700-10, an energy gateway thermostat with energy in-home display.

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Digital Triaxial Gyroscope is Presented as World’s Smallest

January 9, 2012 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bosch Sensortec announced the BMG160 digital triaxial gyroscope for smartphone and gaming applications. Asserted to be the world’s smallest triaxial gyroscope, the part features

MCUs Feature Very Low Active Current, Several Low Power Sleep Modes

January 9, 2012 5:21 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the expansion of its low-power microcontrollers (MCUs) with the PIC24F “GA3” family, featuring what is asserted to be industry’s lowest active current for 16-bit Flash MCUs, as well as several flexible new low-power sleep modes. The PIC24F “GA3” devices feature

The Tinker's Toolbox - Ron Demko of AVX on the Latest in Passive Devices

January 9, 2012 5:03 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Ron Demko of AVX about the state of passive devices and their importance to the performance of any design.

Contest seeks world's most energy-efficient TV

January 6, 2012 9:30 am | by Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters | News | Comments

A competition to identify the world's most energy efficient flat screen televisions will kick off on Friday, with the U.S. Energy Department and other governments sponsoring a race to cut down on home electricity use.

As consumer power goes viral, company branding quakes

January 6, 2012 9:28 am | by Chris Taylor, Reuters | News | Comments

Corporate America's worst nightmare lives in a tiny one-bedroom apartment, loves browsing in flea markets and has a lop-eared brown and white pet rabbit named Crackers.

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Smartphones power Samsung to record quarterly profit

January 6, 2012 7:34 am | by Miyoung Kim, Reuters | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics, the world's top maker of memory chips and smartphones, reported a record quarterly profit on Friday, aided by one-off gains and best-ever sales of high-end phones.

LG to roll out Google TV

January 6, 2012 7:32 am | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc said on Friday it would unveil its first Google TV next week, joining Sony Corp and Samsung Electronics Co in partnering with the search giant to get a foothold in the emerging Internet TV market.

HD Video Panel Interface Solution to Demo at CES 2012

January 6, 2012 7:25 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

TranSwitch Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing consumer electronics and telecommunications markets, introduced its HDwire video interface solution. The Company's HDwire video interface solution offers the industry's fastest video interface, supporting current and next-generation, high-definition (HD) video displays. The ultra-fast HDwire panel interface ensures

Low Phase Noise Clock Oscillator Offers High-performance Frequency Control for HD Audio

January 6, 2012 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Corporation launched the CCHD-957, a new HCMOS clock oscillator with standby mode, featuring a low close-in phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz at 10 Hz offset and a typical noise floor of -170 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset. This performance makes the

Bell'O International Expands into Headphones and Power Protection With a New Brand Introduction: Bell'O Digital

January 6, 2012 4:33 am | News | Comments

Bell'O International announced the launch of a new brand, Bell'O Digital. Bell'O Digital will focus on the continued expansion of Bell'O into consumer electronic accessories beyond TV Wall Mounts, Audio/Video Cables and Screen Cleaners...

Pacific Media's End User Survey Finds Strong Pico Projector Purchase Intentions

January 6, 2012 4:21 am | News | Comments

Pacific Media Associates (PMA) have released their findings on the current use and future purchase intentions for pico projectors. These mobile gadgets are tiny battery-powered models that are either standalone accessories for mobile devices...

IMS Research Names dbx-tv Finalist in the TV Innovation Awards

January 6, 2012 4:14 am | News | Comments

dbx-tv today announced that it has been named a finalist in IMS Research's TV Innovation Awards in the Audio Experience category for its Total Cal audio measurement and calibration tool.

Wireless Headset Audio Processor Includes Tri-Band Support

January 5, 2012 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMSC announced the availability of what it asserts is the industry’s most fully integrated and advanced wireless audio processor, the DARR84, aimed at delivering uncompressed wireless multichannel and multipoint audio with tri-band support for

JEDEC Publishes New Standard for Wide I-O Mobile DRAM

January 5, 2012 10:24 am | by Published by Chris Warner | News | Comments

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, announced the availability of a new standard for Wide I/O mobile DRAM: JESD229 Wide I/O Single Data Rate (SDR). Widely anticipated by the industry, Wide I/O mobile DRAM is a breakthrough technology that will meet industry demands for increased levels of integration as well as improved bandwidth, latency, power, weight and form factor; providing the ultimate in performance, energy efficiency and small size for smartphones, tablets, handheld gaming consoles and other mobile devices. JESD229 may be

MoCA Technology Well Represented at CES 2012

January 5, 2012 10:05 am | News | Comments

During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, Nevada, members of MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) will demonstrate consumer electronics devices ranging from adapters and set top boxes to system-on-a-chip using 

SurfEasy Plug-in Internet Privacy Unveils at the 2012 International CES

January 5, 2012 9:57 am | News | Comments

SurfEasy has announced the official launch of SurfEasy, a plug-in private Internet browser, debuting next week at the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas.

Celeno Launches Video-Grade 3x3 PCIe Wi-Fi Chip

January 5, 2012 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Celeno Communications today unveiled the latest in its portfolio of offerings ? the CLR260. A single PCIe WLAN chip powered by Celeno’s signature video-grade OptimizAIR and digital beam forming technology...

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