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Best Buy CEO out as shoppers move online

April 10, 2012 2:02 pm | by Dhanya Skariachan, Reuters | News | Comments

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.

Sony sees record $6.4 billion loss on tax hit

April 10, 2012 10:05 am | by Tim Kelly, Reuters | News | Comments

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.

New rumors of smaller Apple tablet continue to surface

April 5, 2012 5:42 am | by Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Articles | Comments

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.

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Apple shares to soar to $1,001, says analyst

April 3, 2012 8:51 am | News | Comments

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.

Wealthy smartphone users less likely to play games, tweet

April 2, 2012 9:26 am | by Natasha Baker, Reuters | News | Comments

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 shuts German distribution centre in patent dispute

April 2, 2012 9:15 am | News | Comments

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 begins mass production of world’s first plastic E-Paper display

March 29, 2012 6:40 am | News | Comments

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...

LED Controller Provides Near-100 Percent TRIAC Dimmer Compatibility

March 28, 2012 9:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

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Smart LCD Provides Outdoor Readability

March 27, 2012 1:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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

Inertial modules target advanced consumer applications

March 27, 2012 11:16 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

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

eBay blocks sale of sorbitol after death in Italy

March 26, 2012 9:24 am | News | Comments

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.

VoIP Processor Target High End Phones and Integrates Audio, Security and Graphics Functions

March 26, 2012 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Advanced motion control coming to smartphones and tablets

March 26, 2012 6:33 am | by Chad Lucien, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Hillcrest Labs, www.hillcrestlabs.com | Blogs | Comments

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.”

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Contoured Enclosures Employ Touch and Feel to Impart the Functionality of Electronics

March 26, 2012 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

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 to get Angry Birds Space for Windows Phone: CEO

March 23, 2012 10:25 am | News | Comments

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.

Apple's devoted shareholders get rich, and hang on

March 23, 2012 10:23 am | by Jessica Toonkel, Reuters | News | Comments

When Anton Marinovich turned 18, his grandmother gave him $1,000 with strict instructions to invest in the stock market. He chose Apple Inc.

Bridge Rectifiers Offer Low Package Height for Small Space Designs

March 22, 2012 10:30 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

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

Samsung sees smartphones leading Africa growth

March 22, 2012 9:04 am | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co aims to double its share of the sub-Saharan smartphone market to 20 percent by next year, as it focuses on affordable handsets, the head of its Africa business said on Thursday.

Set-top Box IC Family Targets Entry Level Equipment

March 21, 2012 6:39 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has revealed its latest range of set-top box system-on-chip ICs for HD terrestrial, cable IP and satellite equipment providing platform for operators and retailers to deliver innovative Internet-based services in

Getting the silent treatment from your TV? You don’t have to take it anymore

March 21, 2012 5:29 am | by Les Tyler, President, dbx-tv | Articles | Comments

Today's flat-panel TV sets have bright, detailed pictures. They look great even when not operating, as a result of thin profiles and disappearing bezels. And, they connect so easily to the Internet, Skype, and BluRay players...

Foxconn not off hook after radio retraction, critics say

March 19, 2012 7:59 am | News | Comments

Foxconn Technology Group, the top maker of Apple Inc's iPhones and iPads, is not off the hook after a U.S. radio show retracted a program critical of working conditions at one of its Chinese factories.

Apple to initiate dividend, share buyback

March 19, 2012 7:54 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc said Monday it will initiate a regular dividend of $2.65 a quarter from July and will buy back up to $10 billion of its own shares starting in fiscal year 2013.

Cypress TrueTouch touchscreen solution enables floating touch navigation on Sony phone

March 19, 2012 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor today announced that its TrueTouch controllers drive the “floating touch” navigation feature for magic web browsing on the hot new Xperia sola smartphone from Sony Mobile Communications.

Apple to sell 65.6 million iPads this year, sees record pre-orders: analysts

March 16, 2012 9:16 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc is seeing record pre-orders for its latest iPad with wait times for shipping the tablet now reaching two to three weeks, said Canaccord Genuity analysts, who now expect the company to sell 65.6 million iPads this year.

Wireless Communications Toolkit Enables Wireless Protocol Creation for Almost Every App

March 14, 2012 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lime Microsystems has announced a Universal Wireless Communications Toolkit that allows developers to create wireless protocols of almost any complexity with ease. The Toolkit comprises

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