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Smart LCD Provides Outdoor Readability

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

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

Senator Ron Wyden, Representative Jason Chaffetz and David Rubenstein to be Honored at CEA's Digital Patriots Dinner April 25

March 14, 2012 4:46 am | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) will be honored for their strong support of technology innovation at the eighth annual Digital Patriots Dinner, scheduled Wednesday, April 25, 2012...

Atmel Broadens AVR MCU Family

March 12, 2012 1:38 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced 14 new devices in its AVR microcontroller (MCU) family, providing more options to meet unique design requirements. Used by well over 100,000 engineers worldwide, AVR microcontrollers are regarded for their performance, power efficiency and flexibility across many application areas. Adding more memory, connectivity peripherals and system integration, the newest devices

Electronics suppliers revel in Raspberry Pi demand

March 12, 2012 6:57 am | by Neil Maidment, Reuters | News | Comments

Electronic parts suppliers Premier Farnell and Electrocomponents said huge demand for a British-designed credit card-sized computer, which aims to make programming easy for children, had helped them access new customers around the world.

Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Come in a Variety of Configurations

March 12, 2012 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET has introduced its new line of surface mount and miniature radial aluminium electrolytic capacitors. These capacitors are available in a variety of configurations, and are well-suited for common applications in the

Connectors Tout Desirable Contact and Cleaning

March 8, 2012 1:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduced SlimStack B8 connectors, featuring a robust housing and unique CleanPoint contact for removing flux and other contaminants to provide desirable electrical reliability. These 0.40-mm pitch SMT board-to-board connectors, with a 0.80-mm height and

Former top Microsoft exec says world is over the PC

March 8, 2012 7:38 am | by Bill Rigby, Reuters | News | Comments

Ray Ozzie, the man who succeeded Bill Gates as Microsoft Corp's tech visionary, believes the world has moved past the personal computer, potentially leaving behind the world's largest software company.

Nokia maps fightback against cheap Android phones

March 8, 2012 7:24 am | News | Comments

Finnish group Nokia aims to revamp its feature phone offering this year and add more and cheaper Windows smartphones to fight back against the fast-rising popularity of Google's massmarket Android phones.

Apple addiction drives sales, hits retail margins

March 8, 2012 7:22 am | by Dhanya Skariachan, Reuters | News | Comments

For U.S. consumer electronics chains Best Buy and RadioShack, selling Apple products is at best a bittersweet experience. Every new Apple gadget, such as the 4G iPad unveiled on Wednesday, helps bring more people into stores of the two chains. At the same time, they are making less money with every Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod they sell than they would selling a comparable device.

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