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Sony starts moves to overhaul struggling TV biz

October 31, 2011 5:40 am | News | Comments

Consumer electronics giant Sony Corp said on Monday it will split its television business into three divisions to make operations more accountable as part of efforts to turn around the loss-making business.

Amazon in talks with China to bring in Kindle: media

October 28, 2011 10:31 am | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc is in talks with Chinese regulators to bring in its popular e-reader Kindle and its recently announced tablet Kindle Fire, local media reported quoting an Amazon executive.

Google takes another shot at the TV market

October 28, 2011 10:07 am | by Alexei Oreskovic, Reuters | News | Comments

Google Inc is making another push to bring its Web savvy to television sets, hoping to tap into a vast new market despite consumers' lukewarm reaction to its initial offering.

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After Slow Results of Google TV, Intel Turns Away from Television Semiconductors

October 28, 2011 8:24 am | News | Comments

With little room left to maneuver in the tough TV system-on-chip (SoC) market central to the ambitious Google TV initiative, Google partner Intel Corp. is quietly reshuffling resources away from the connected television semiconductor space and redirecting attention to the more profitable arena of chips for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, according to

Exciter Turns Glass Windows into Loudspeakers

October 28, 2011 4:55 am | News | Comments

HiWave Technologies PLC, a provider of electronic solutions for audio and haptic touch, has announced a high power, modal exciter that generates high quality audio from high impedance substrates such as glass, metal and wood.

LED Driver Achieves High Accuracy Without High-Side Current Sensing

October 27, 2011 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex, Inc. introduced HV9861A, an open loop, average current mode control, LED driver integrated circuit (IC) designed to drive LEDs using a buck topology. It is suited for a variety of solid-state lighting applications, including

Sharp cuts outlook as TV sales slide

October 27, 2011 8:53 am | News | Comments

Sharp Corp cut its full-year operating profit forecast by 12 percent, hit by sliding domestic television sales but the cut was not as bad as the market had feared.

Virgin Media reassures with solid third quarter growth

October 27, 2011 8:51 am | News | Comments

Britain's Virgin Media added 6,300 net new cable customers in the third quarter, reassuring investors after a disappointing second quarter, as subscribers showed a willingness to pay for higher quality services.

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Sony buys Ericsson out of mobile phone venture

October 27, 2011 8:48 am | by Tarmo Virki, European Technology Correspondent, Reuters | News | Comments

Sony Corp is to take over its mobile phone joint venture with Ericsson for 1.05 billion euros ($1.5 billion), as it seeks to exploit its music and video to help it catch smartphone leaders such as Apple Inc.

Nintendo to post its first ever annual net loss

October 27, 2011 8:44 am | by Yoshiyuki Osada and Isabel Reynolds, Reuters | News | Comments

Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday it would make its first ever annual net loss this financial year, cutting earnings guidance for a second time as the soaring yen and weak software sales dealt fresh blows to the former games industry champion.

A Dimmable AC-DC LED Lighting Driver Controller

October 26, 2011 7:18 am | Videos | Comments

This is a demo video on how the Texas Instruments TPS92070 high efficiency lighting driver controller reduces part count, size, and cost.

Nokia proclaims new dawn with Windows phones

October 26, 2011 6:39 am | by Tarmo Virki and Georgina Prodhan, Reuters | News | Comments

Nokia unveiled two sleek new Microsoft Windows phones on Wednesday in time for Christmas, a first step in the ailing cellphone maker's fightback against Apple and Google.

Non-Contacting Rotary Position Sensor Performs in Harsh Environments

October 25, 2011 1:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc. announced the availability of a new non-contacting magnetic rotary position sensor which is asserted to help increase product lifespan and reliability of applications that operate in harsh and high vibration environments.

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Thin Film Fuse Series Touts High Accuracy, Low Current

October 25, 2011 1:25 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has extended the current rating of the Accu-Guard II Low Current Series to include 200 mA, 150 mA, 125 mA, 100 mA, 75 mA, 62.5 mA and 50 mA versions in a 0603 package. The miniature 0603 low

Flash Memory Portfolio Features Ultra-Compact Devices

October 25, 2011 11:36 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced an expansion of its Multi-Purpose Flash Plus (MPF+) memory portfolio, with the introduction of the SST39VF80XC and SST39VF160XC. The SST39VF80XC offers 8-Mbit of memory, while the SST39VF160XC offers

The Tinker's Toolbox - Richard Macary of SelectConnect on Laser Direct Structuring

October 25, 2011 6:00 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Richard Macary, President of SelectConnect Technologies, about Laser Direct Structuring and three-dimensional molded interconnect devices.

Audio Analyzer Supports Latest HDMI 1.4a Standard

October 24, 2011 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has added a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) to its R&S UPP Audio Analyzer to enable the generation and analysis of HDMI data streams. The R&S UPP-B4 Series supports the latest HDMI 1.4a standard and provides

The Tinker's Toolbox - Gyan Tiwary of iWatt on LED Backlighting

October 24, 2011 10:26 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Gyan Tiwary of iWatt about driving solid-state lighting systems, especially LED-driven display backlights.

TomTom shares surge on strategy shift

October 24, 2011 8:51 am | by Roberta Cowan, Reuters | News | Comments

TomTom, the Dutch navigation equipment and digital map maker, is switching focus away from the cash-bleeding personal navigation devices that made it a household name to its auto and mapping services to restore growth and profits.

Verizon subscribers miss Street, investors shrug

October 21, 2011 12:42 pm | by Sinead Carew, Reuters | News | Comments

Verizon Communications Inc wireless subscriber growth was slower than expected in the quarter before the latest Apple Inc iPhone launch, but was still ahead of its biggest rival.

Prix Mobile award seeks stars of the web art world

October 21, 2011 12:40 pm | by Julie Mollins, Reuters | News | Comments

A new global art-prize competition for pictures created using a mobile device opens on Friday to any competitor bold enough to subject their work to scrutiny by a jury.

Feeble Windows holds back Microsoft profit

October 21, 2011 10:48 am | by Bill Rigby, Reuters | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp's flagship operating system made only slight gains last quarter, largely due to business and emerging market spending, holding back profit growth for the world's largest software company.

Mobile phones don't hike cancer risk: Danish study

October 21, 2011 10:47 am | News | Comments

Mobile phones do not increase the risk of cancer, according to a large study involving more than 350,000 people by Danish researchers published Friday.

Modem and Networking SoC Achieves 1.25 Gbps for 4G-LTE Microwave Backhaul

October 20, 2011 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom Corporation announced its BCM85620 system-on-a-chip (SoC). Designed to address the need for higher bandwidth in mobile backhaul, the BCM85620 represents the industry’s first solution to deliver Gigabit bandwidth and beyond and is

The Teardown - Elster REX2 Smart Meter

October 20, 2011 7:10 am | Articles | Comments

The electricity meter is one device that no household connected to the grid can escape, and the technology utilized by analog meters (the most common type) dates to the late 19th century.

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