NXP Semiconductors N.V. unveiled the GreenChip SPR TEA1716 switched-mode power supply (SMPS) controller IC. Designed for use in 90-W to 500-W power supplies, the smart power resonant (SPR) TEA1716 combines
Google will pledge to license on fair and reasonable terms the patents it acquires through buying Motorola Mobility, said a person familiar with the matter, in a bid to allay regulatory and users' concerns.
Amazon.com Inc is dipping its toes into the physical world as the largest online retailer offers more products in stores that may benefit from hands-on interaction with shoppers.
ON Semiconductor's latest AC-DC controllers, shunt regulators and Schottky rectifiers will be demonstrated at the industry’s leading power electronics show.
STMicroelectronics’ L6699D controller for LLC resonant voltage converters is believed to be the first of its type to combine anti-capacitive protection, auto-adaptive dead-time and enhanced safe-start operation. These features are
A survey released on Friday shows that people who have used the social networking site over a long period - since its founding in 2004, say - show no sign that they are tired of posting pictures, updating weekend plans or just relaying random thoughts.
Sprint Nextel (S.N), like its bigger rivals, is expected to report a steep decline in fourth-quarter profit margins due to its launch of the costly Apple Inc (AAPL.O) iPhone.
Siemens is on the look out for a new Chief Executive for its mobile phone network equipment joint venture unit Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), Siemens supervisory board member Sibylle Wenkel said on Friday.
Apple Inc stopped offering older models of its iPhone and 3G-based iPads at its German online store on Friday in a response to an injunction won by Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc in December.
On request, OKW now offers its design-oriented standard plastic enclosures in a bioplastic material. This biomaterial is entirely manufactured from renewable raw materials and is formulated to replace the fossil plastics currently being used. Bioplastics are
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced the WM1811, the company’s loudest, smallest Audio Hub. This new ultra-low power stereo audio hub is designed to deliver
Apple Inc has hired Dixons Chief Executive John Browett, who revived the British electronics retailer by emphasizing customer service, to lead the iPad maker's global retail expansion.
Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX16919/MAX16969 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 automotive-grade protectors with iPod/iPhone fast-charge detection and USB host-charger detection for all USB gadgets. The protectors’ fast-charge detection supports
This issue of ECN delves into consumer electronics -- in particular, the recent Consumer Electronics Show. Technical Editor Jason Lomberg discusses Microsoft’s recent departure from CES and its implications for the celebrated trade show.
Lumex launched the QuasarBrite family of panel mount indicator LEDs with hundreds of standard technologies and expedited custom capabilities. The family features a 120V-AC LED that eliminates the need for AC to DC transformers, since
Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduced what are said to be the industry’s smallest and lowest power customizable clock generators. Available in a 1.7 mm-squared package, Silicon Labs’ new Si512xx clock generator family offers up to
Apple's Steve Jobs directly asked former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt to stop trying to recruit an Apple engineer, a transgression that threatened one junior Google employee's job, according to a court filing.
In the age of Twitter and Facebook, many Super Bowl viewers will use the commercial breaks to go online and see what people are saying about the game. This year, advertisers want them to tweet about their favorite commercials as well.
Philips swung to a fourth-quarter net loss as government cuts ate into its healthcare equipment business and a slowdown in European construction activity and consumer spending hit its lighting operations.
TBSS International announced they had purchased the patents, inventory and molds of a highly efficient and environmentally-friendly neon lighting system that was created initially for the nesting of sea turtles.
LG Display today announced that it will showcase a lineup of next generation public display products including a Super Narrow bezel, 55-inch multi-vision public display panel with FPR 3D at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2012.
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announced the release of a new dual, full-bridge PWM motor driver IC targeted at the office automation, automotive, industrial and consumer markets. The A4970 motor driver IC uses
When Philips Electronics reports earnings on Monday, investors will be bracing themselves for developments on restructuring, costs cuts and whether the TV business will be sold in the first quarter.
Created with a low profile and multiple circuit topologies, including independent; dual; in parallel; common collector; and common emitter, two new Powerex split dual SiC MOSFET Modules (QJD1210010 and QJD1210011) are designed for
In today's podcast we talk to Melissa Chee of Fresco Microchip, a leader in RF, analog and digital semiconductors, about consumer product design.