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.
Diodes Incorporated has introduced a family of high-speed switching diodes in a choice of small footprint, low-profile packages, enabling significant reductions in component count and PCB area, according to the company. Featuring breakdown voltage ratings of
In small home appliances such as microwave ovens, coffer brewing systems, rice cookers and induction cookers, there has been a growing demand for capacitive sensing interfaces. These interfaces, typically buttons and sliders, can help differentiate a product...
Schurter expanded its line of surface-mount fuses with the introduction of the Universal Modular Fuse, UMF 250. Its quick-acting characteristic according to IEC 60127-4 complements the UMT Series, according to the company, in providing
Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia unveiled a cheaper smartphone using Microsoft's Windows Phone software on Monday, aiming to win back market share by targeting a wider audience.
Microsoft and several other firms have complained to EU antitrust regulators about Google's social networking tool, two people familiar with the matter said, in a move that may prompt the EU to broaden its ongoing investigation into Google.
Electronics Industry, Green Group Team Up With Crowd-Sourcing Pioneer to Address Important E-Waste Recycling ChallengeFebruary 28, 2012 5:09 am | News | Comments
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and InnoCentive today announced the winners of an Eco-Challenge to develop compelling economic and environmentally preferable solutions for recycling old cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions and monitors.
VIA Technologies announced the latest VIA COMe-8X90 module, featuring a 1.2 GHz VIA Nano X2 E-Series dual core processor and the VIA VX900H media system processor (MSP). The ruggedized module targets industrial PC and large OEM customers focused on
Knowles Sound Solutions has launched a sound enhancing technology to increase the acoustic performance in consumer devices with small form factors. N‘Bass stands for “enhanced bass,“ and it is said to enable
Tecate Group’s RoHS-compliant CAP-XX supercapacitors are UL 810A Recognized under the Components Recognition Program of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. The UL 810A standard covers
Nordic Semiconductor launched the µBlue nRF8002 single chip solution for Bluetooth Smart tags and accessories. Adding this SoC to a product design demands no specialist understanding of Bluetooth low energy wireless technology
Semtech Corporation launched the first device in a platform of high-frequency switchers. The SC220 is said to be the industry’s first buck regulator that enables designers to draw their own inductors directly on the PC board (PCB). This device offers
Renesas Mobile Introduces First Integrated LTE Triple-Mode Platform Optimised for Full-Featured, High Volume SmartphonesFebruary 17, 2012 11:28 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments
Renesas Electronics Corporation and its subsidiary, Renesas Mobile Corporation announced the availability of the MP5232, the first single-chip, high-performance, scalable smartphone platform optimized to address the US$150-300 range device market.
STMicroelectronics introduced a new generation of its Smart Reset chips to provide a safe, convenient and intuitive means of resetting ‘frozen’ gadgets.
SanDisk announced that the iNAND Ultra line of products will be the first of its embedded flash memory products to move to 19 nanometer (nm) manufacturing technology, the industry’s most advanced chip making process.
The new 12.1'' (31 cm) industrial TFT LCD with 800 cd/m² expands Sharp's series of high brightness displays with a very robust model.
Zynga Inc's shares fell 16 percent on Wednesday, amid heavy volumes, after the social gaming company warned of a slowdown in bookings, indicating paying players may be spending less than expected.
A debt-laden Chinese technology firm seeking to ban all shipments of Apple's popular iPad tablet into and out of the country has been told that China's customs authorities are unlikely to intervene in the trademark battle.
Taiwan's Acer Inc reported on Wednesday a worse-than-expected net profit in the fourth quarter, though the result was a turnaround after two consecutive quarters of losses and the company said its current business was stable.
Working conditions at Chinese manufacturing plants where Apple Inc's iPads and iPhones are made are far better than those at garment factories or other facilities elsewhere in the country, according to the head of a non-profit agency investigating the plants.
Samsung Electronics Co said on Wednesday it was considering spinning off its loss-making LCD flat-screen business in a surprise move as it seeks to orient its components business towards OLED displays, touted as the next-generation technology that will replace LCD TVs.
Cloud storage is positioned to be one of the hottest IT trends of 2012. At the same time network WAN performance has been identified as a key inhibitor to cloud storage adoption, according to NetEx...
Our question this month is: "What do you think is keeping Solid-State Lighting from gaining greater acceptance in the marketplace?"
Broadcom Corporation launched the BCM43460, a 5G WiFi system-on-chip (SoC) designed to address the growing demand for Gigabit speeds in enterprise, wireless cloud networks and carrier access. Based on the new IEEE 802.11ac standard, the BCM43460
Enpirion announced a new member of its power IC portfolio targeted at DDR memory termination power. The Enpirion EV1320 is a 2-A sink/source DDR termination converter that offers a peak efficiency of