Apple is to hire 500 people in Ireland in the latest boost to the indebted euro zone country's multinational sector, one of the few bright spots in a struggling economy. The consumer electronics giant will increase the headcount at its European headquarters in the southern city of Cork over the next 18 months from 2,800 at present, a spokesman for the company said.
2011 was the first year that global consumer spending on media content, apps and services for mobile phones broke through the $100 billion barrier. According to the latest Global Mobile Media Forecast from Strategy Analytics, consumers are expected to increase this spend on mobile media by a further 13.4 percent from $121.8 billion in 2011 to $138.2 billion in 2012.
Young, who has been releasing albums since the 1960s, has his own ideas about innovating the way we consume music. In June, he filed six trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for names involving a new high-fidelity audio format. It appears the 66-year-old is on a crusade to bring the full sonic capacity of studio master recordings to the digital frontier.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced an integrated circuit (IC) that, according to the company, converts a smartphone or tablet computer’s narrow soundstage into a much wider and exciting audio experience for consumers. The LM48903 stereo Class D spatial array IC
“Americans will buy American products when they’re willing to pay for American work.” Those words came from one of my PR contacts a couple of years ago as we discussed bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. While a return to those standards seems light years away, a more pertinent question we should ask ourselves is “what price are we willing to pay to reclaim our humanity?”
There is no question that among the most popular and more affordable hand-held electronic devices to hit the market in recent years are e-readers based on e-paper. They go by various names and several brands (Nook, Kindle, Sony, etc) but they all function in the same manner.
CE Week, the consumer electronics and technology industry's annual mid-year event, is partnering with ShowStoppers to produce a press preview event for CEA Line Shows. Attendees will get a sneak-peek at product debuts and see who will be making news headlines before the show officially opens.
Best Buy Co Chief Executive Brian Dunn has left the world's largest consumer electronics chain, which has struggled against stepped-up competition from internet retailers and discounters.
Japan's Sony Corp flagged a record $6.4 billion annual net loss, double an earlier forecast and a fourth straight year of red ink, as it writes off deferred tax credits, heaping more pressure on its new CEO to turn around the electronics giant.
Stories about an “iPad mini” started receiving attention March 13 when 9to5Mac posted a link to a Korea Times report in which an unnamed Samsung official told the newspaper that Apple will be building a 7.85-inch version of the iPad utilizing Samsung displays.
Apple Inc shares are set to rocket to $1,001 within the next 12 months as it branches into new markets and expands its footprint in China, predicted Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White.
Wealthier smartphone users are less likely to play games or tweet and will opt for news, travel or finance apps, according to a new study. The research by The Luxury Institute focused on app usage among wealthy consumers, who earn an annual income of $150,000 or more.
Microsoft is moving its European software distribution to the Netherlands from Germany after being caught up in patent disputes with mobile phone and tablet maker Motorola Mobility.
LG Display announced that it has started mass production of the world’s first plastic electronic paper display (EPD) for use in E-Books. The 6” XGA (1024x768), e-ink, plastic EPD is expected to revolutionize the E-Book market...
Cirrus Logic Inc. announced a digital LED controller that directly addresses dimmer compatibility issues that have been a major barrier to consumer adoption of LED retrofit bulbs. Featuring the company’s
EarthLCD.com announced the immediate availability of its ezLCD-302 smart LCD module. The unit provides a desirable solution as a graphical user interface (GUI) for outdoor applications. Its all-in-one modular design unites
STMicroelectronics has introduced a new member of the iNemo sensing family, a 9-Degree Of Freedom, fully integrated sensor module, to enable advanced movement and location-sensitive apps, location-based services (LBS) and indoor navigation on portable
Online auction company EBay Inc said on Monday it had blocked global sales of sorbitol following the death of a medical patient in Italy who consumed a sample of the sugar substitute which had been bought on the Internet.
Dialog Semiconductor plc announced a high performance VoIP phone chipset, the SC14453. The single chip processor the company’s VoIP portfolio as its flagship product and integrates
The introduction of more capable smartphones and tablets has led to more advanced processors, high definition screensand a variety of sensors, designed to make these devices “smarter.”
OKW has created the “BLOB” Series of contoured enclosures with housings that employ touch and feel to impart the functionality of the electronics while accommodating a wide range of users with different hand sizes and grasping volumes. When grasped, the user’s
Rovio is working on getting its new Angry Birds Space game to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform (WP7), its chief executive said on Friday, putting Nokia and other Windows phones more on a par with the iPhone.
When Anton Marinovich turned 18, his grandmother gave him $1,000 with strict instructions to invest in the stock market. He chose Apple Inc.
Fairchild Semiconductors’ MDBxS Series of 1-A MicroDIP Bridge Rectifiers is designed to meet the needs of space constrained systems such as mobile device battery chargers and power adapters, as well as