Microchip Technology Inc. announced the RE46C180 — said to be the world’s first ionization smoke-detector IC with programmable calibration and programmable feature selection, and the first with horn synchronization and auto alarm locate. This ASIC also
Adobe Systems is halting development of its Flash Player for mobile browsers, surrendering to Apple in a war over Web standards, while signaling a strategic about-face that left Wall Street nervous about future growth.
The transformation of Seattle's South Lake Union district stands as a metaphor for this city's emergence as what some would argue is the West Coast's second most important hub of technology and entrepreneurship.
While mobile technology is racing into the future, lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology is stuck somewhere in the ’90s. Neither consumers nor mobile product manufacturers are happy with its performance and battery life issues. The problem is thermal instability.
Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FAN6756 PWM controller featuring mWSaver technology, which enables the reduction of standby power loss in the external circuit without using additional support ICs. The single-chip green-mode PWM controller is capable of
Microchip Technology Inc announced its first instrumentation amplifier, the MCP6N11. The new instrumentation amp features the company’s mCal technology, which is an on-chip calibration circuit that enables
It may not be a blood bath, but it will definitely be a dogfight. The television aisles of top U.S. retailers are poised for a hard-fought contest this holiday season as chains take little chances with budget-conscious shoppers.
Sprint Nextel must give AT&T hundreds of thousands of additional documents that the giant telecommunications company wants for a legal fight with the Department of Justice over whether it can buy smaller competitor T-Mobile USA, a special master in the case has ruled.
The use of CE devices in the consumption of OTT video content is increasing rapidly as service providers seek new revenues opportunities, attempt to reach new consumer groups, and look for ways to differentiate their offerings. IMS Research forecasts that in 2016, connected CE devices in the home will account for
EU regulators are investigating whether Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc may have breached EU antitrust laws with patent infringement claims in their global legal battle over the lucrative smartphone and tablet market.
In this podcast we talk to Stephen G. Canton, Chairman and CEO of iCore Networks about the benefits of Voice over Private Internet (VoPI) and disaster recovery tools.
Mobile gaming firm Rovio said on Wednesday its hit game Angry Birds had reached a record 500 million downloads in less than two years since its launch.
ST-Ericsson won a deal to supply chipsets for future Nokia phones based on Windows software, breaking Qualcomm's monopoly over Microsoft's mobile platform.
STMicroelectronics introduced the industry’s first three-axis high-resolution accelerometer with two embedded finite-state machines.
The November 2011 issue deals with consumer electronics including integrating silicon-based EMI suppression devices, smartphone signaling overload, and RF-IF amplifiers. managing power interruption issues and high-reliability passives. The Brainstorm Q&A section asks “How could solid-state lighting benefit the medical device sector?”
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today its record number of automotive exhibitors at the upcoming 2012 International CES. At least six of the industry’s top ten manufacturers will showcase their latest technologies among CES' enhanced lineup of automotive technology exhibits...
Japanese electronics maker Panasonic Corp forecast an annual net loss of 420 billion yen ($5.5 billion), its biggest in a decade, as restructuring costs ballooned, and a soaring yen and weak demand in the United States and Europe eroded income.
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.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 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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.