As we create the next generation of our pervasive-computing society, not only is the virtual world entangling the real one, the blending of the two worlds gives us an opportunity to save the Post Office. Suggesting that the US Postal Service go digital is not new,
In today's podcast we talk to Ron Pugh, executive director/general manager, Dell OEM Solutions, Americas and Patrick (Paddy) Murray, president, Trixter North America. Dell helped Trixter realize their latest product, the Xdream Virtual Personal Trainer.
Wind River and Leadcore Technology announced that they have collaborated to develop a new Android system-on-chip (SoC) smartphone platform.
OmniVision Technologies introduced the OV5680, the first 5-megapixel CameraChip sensor using OmniVision’s new 1.75-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel with best-in-class image quality and sensitivity with high frame rate 1080p high definition (HD) video.
Unlike human-to-human gesturing, human-machine gesturing does not have a foundation of thousands of years of history to use as a context. This poses a challenge for human interface system designers. If a user performs a gesture, how does the machine know how to react in a manner that is commensurate with the user’s intentions?
Power Integrations introduced HiperLCS, a family of high-voltage LLC power supply ICs that incorporate the controller, high- and low-side drivers, and both MOSFETs into a single package. These ICs offer the flexibility to optimize designs either for high
It doesn't do email, the internet, have a camera, games or GPS navigation, but a new mobile phone from Denmark is literally solid gold. Danish retailer Aesir said it hopes to sell its $57,400, limited-edition 18-carat gold phones to Moscow's fashion-forward elite.
Dell is cautiously optimistic that its strong performance in Europe and Asia will continue, but is concerned about U.S. government spending, an executive said.
Nintendo's attempt to rescue its failed 3DS handheld games gadget failed to dispel market gloom, triggering a 5 percent share slide and stoking deep worries for an iconic brand desperate to win back users.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced a 1-Bit digital attenuator for CATV and set-top box (STB) front end applications.
Movea today launched MoveTV, a new SmartMotion solution for the PayTV market that provides entertainment ecosystem players a single platform on which to create a complete motion-enabled end user experience.
Semtech’s SC5010 eight-channel white LED driver with PWM phase-shift dimming control uses very low-profile inductors, allowing LED drivers to be built directly into the LCD panel in Ultrabook PCs and ultra-mobile PCs (UMPC) for displays as thin as 4 mm. It also enables
Booming demand for Apple's iPhone and phones using Google's Android software lifted second-quarter smartphone sales in Western Europe by 48 percent year on year, while former market leader Nokia fell further behind.
DirecTV is expanding its NFL Sunday Ticket television package, which lets viewers watch football outside their local markets, to see if it can make some extra money from broadcasting the games on the Internet.
Comchip Technology has developed a 3.3-V unidirectional four-line electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection diode array that meets the immunity requirements of IEC 61000-4-2 level 4 (±20 kV air, ±15k V contact discharge)
Shares of Nvidia Corp jumped more than 11 percent on Wednesday, as investors bet on strong sales for the company's chips used in mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
In today's podcast we talk to Eric Siegel, product marketing engineer for touchscreen controllers and haptics at Texas Instruments about haptics feedback in touch-enabled consumer electronics devices.
Sprint Nextel (S.N) sued to block AT&T Inc's (T.N) $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA saying the deal would lead to higher prices for consumers and create a duopoly between AT&T and Verizon Communications (VZ.N).
Sony Corp picked a former official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the new post of chief information security officer, months after a massive hacking attack leaked information on 100 million user accounts on its games networks.
Garmin Ltd is looking to challenge rival TomTom's leading position in the European market for portable navigation devices (PNDs) though its acquisition of Germany-based Navigon, its executive said on Friday.
Cambridge Consultants announced that Doremi Cinema is the first licensee for Salix, its wireless audio distribution system.
In today's podcast we talk to David Horn of Switch Lighting about solid-state lighting and how it is impacting the illumination market.
Microchip Technology Inc. introduced its MCP1754/MCP1754S low dropout regulators (LDOs). The devices feature a high PSRR of 70 dB at 1 kHz (typical), and a maximum output current of 150 mA at +125 degrees Celsius junction temperature. Both LDOs offer
Thales announces the world’s first software for Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) that enables mobile payment issuers to deliver their mobile payment applications to mobile handsets Over-The-Air (OTA) in a simple, efficient and secure manner.
ON Semiconductor has introduced the NCS8353 stereo audio amplifier, a Class D device with high efficiency levels (>87%), that climates the need for the inclusion of a heatsink in the system design.