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Watch Out iPad, There Are Four New Kindles in Town

September 28, 2011 11:17 am | News | Comments

Millions of people are already reading on Kindles and Kindle is the bestselling e-reader in the world for four years running.

USB Receptacle Brings High Speed and Ultra Miniaturization to OTG Devices

September 28, 2011 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

RIA Connect’s AJS17G is positioned to bring high-speed and ultra-miniaturization to OTG devices. At roughly half the size of a mini-B style USB, the AJS17G connector is a surface mount device, appropriate for

LCD Panels may Frame Fine Art in Future

September 28, 2011 7:29 am | Videos | Comments

In today's video we're with Scott Birnbaum, Vice President of New Business Development at Samsung Semiconductor. He is demonstrating the new SAMSUNG SM’ART Gallery Panels.

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The Roundtable - Interactive Intelligent Devices

September 27, 2011 9:05 am | Articles | Comments

This month's question is: Now that today’s products must not only be intelligent, they must be interactive with users and fellow devices over a network. What do you feel the greatest challenge to the engineer is to achieve that functionality?

Desk Phone also takes Cell Calls via Bluetooth

September 26, 2011 8:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The BlueSynergy BTP-06L is a Bluetooth-powered phone that merges your landline with your smart phone, allowing you to make all of your calls from a single device.

Proximity Detection - The Touchless Future

September 22, 2011 7:15 am | Videos | Comments

TAOS created this video on touchless technology today, and they want viewers to respond with ideas of where touchless technology should be put to work next. You can view the professionally produced video here, and be sure to

Saving the Post Office

September 22, 2011 5:57 am | by Alix Paultre, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

As we create the next generation of our pervasive-computing society, not only is the virtual world entangling the real one, the blending of the two worlds gives us an opportunity to save the Post Office. Suggesting that the US Postal Service go digital is not new,

The Tinker's Toolbox - Developing the Xdream Virtual Personal Trainer

September 22, 2011 4:49 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Ron Pugh, executive director/general manager, Dell OEM Solutions, Americas and Patrick (Paddy) Murray, president, Trixter North America.  Dell helped Trixter realize their latest product, the Xdream Virtual Personal Trainer.

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Wind River & Leadcore develop Android SoC

September 20, 2011 5:48 am | News | Comments

Wind River and Leadcore Technology announced that they have collaborated to develop a new Android system-on-chip (SoC) smartphone platform.

Image Sensor Targets Video-Centric Smartphones

September 19, 2011 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

OmniVision Technologies introduced the OV5680, the first 5-megapixel CameraChip sensor using OmniVision’s new 1.75-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel with best-in-class image quality and sensitivity with high frame rate 1080p high definition (HD) video.

To Swipe or Not to Swipe

September 15, 2011 2:52 pm | by Ahsan Javed, Silicon Laboratories, www.silabs.com | Articles | Comments

Unlike human-to-human gesturing, human-machine gesturing does not have a foundation of thousands of years of history to use as a context. This poses a challenge for human interface system designers. If a user performs a gesture, how does the machine know how to react in a manner that is commensurate with the user’s intentions?

LLC Converter IC Touts Flexibility for Enhanced Supply Efficiency or Smaller Footprint

September 14, 2011 1:31 pm | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations introduced HiperLCS, a family of high-voltage LLC power supply ICs that incorporate the controller, high- and low-side drivers, and both MOSFETs into a single package. These ICs offer the flexibility to optimize designs either for high

More bling for your ring with solid gold phone

September 14, 2011 6:39 am | by Nastassia Astrasheuskaya, Reuters | News | Comments

It doesn't do email, the internet, have a camera, games or GPS navigation, but a new mobile phone from Denmark is literally solid gold. Danish retailer Aesir said it hopes to sell its $57,400, limited-edition 18-carat gold phones to Moscow's fashion-forward elite.

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Dell cautiously optimistic on Europe and Asia

September 13, 2011 9:54 am | News | Comments

Dell is cautiously optimistic that its strong performance in Europe and Asia will continue, but is concerned about U.S. government spending, an executive said.

Nintendo faces end of era after 3DS flop

September 13, 2011 9:51 am | by Isabel Reynolds, Reuters | News | Comments

Nintendo's attempt to rescue its failed 3DS handheld games gadget failed to dispel market gloom, triggering a 5 percent share slide and stoking deep worries for an iconic brand desperate to win back users.

GaAs Integrated Digital Attenuator Features Low Insertion Loss

September 9, 2011 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced a 1-Bit digital attenuator for CATV and set-top box (STB) front end applications.

Movea Launches MoveTV Platform

September 9, 2011 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Movea today launched MoveTV, a new SmartMotion solution for the PayTV market that provides entertainment ecosystem players a single platform on which to create a complete motion-enabled end user experience.

ICs Bring Phase-Shifted LED Backlight Drives to Panel for Ultra-Thin Notebooks

September 8, 2011 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech’s SC5010 eight-channel white LED driver with PWM phase-shift dimming control uses very low-profile inductors, allowing LED drivers to be built directly into the LCD panel in Ultrabook PCs and ultra-mobile PCs (UMPC) for displays as thin as 4 mm. It also enables

Nokia suffers as Europeans turn to smartphones: IDC

September 8, 2011 7:21 am | News | Comments

Booming demand for Apple's iPhone and phones using Google's Android software lifted second-quarter smartphone sales in Western Europe by 48 percent year on year, while former market leader Nokia fell further behind.

DirecTV streams NFL games for added sales

September 8, 2011 7:03 am | by Liana B. Baker, Reuters | News | Comments

DirecTV is expanding its NFL Sunday Ticket television package, which lets viewers watch football outside their local markets, to see if it can make some extra money from broadcasting the games on the Internet.

Multi-Line ESD Protection Diode Array Meets IEC 61000-4-2 level 4 Immunity

September 7, 2011 1:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Comchip Technology has developed a 3.3-V unidirectional four-line electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection diode array that meets the immunity requirements of IEC 61000-4-2 level 4 (±20 kV air, ±15k V contact discharge)

Nvidia up on outlook, analysts skeptical

September 7, 2011 1:07 pm | News | Comments

Shares of Nvidia Corp jumped more than 11 percent on Wednesday, as investors bet on strong sales for the company's chips used in mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Eric Siegel of TI on Haptics Feedback in Touch-Enabled Devices

September 7, 2011 7:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Eric Siegel, product marketing engineer for touchscreen controllers and haptics at Texas Instruments about haptics feedback in touch-enabled consumer electronics devices.

Sprint sues to block AT & T's proposed T-Mobile buy

September 6, 2011 10:48 am | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel (S.N) sued to block AT&T Inc's (T.N) $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA saying the deal would lead to higher prices for consumers and create a duopoly between AT&T and Verizon Communications (VZ.N).

Sony hires former official at U.S. Department of Homeland Security

September 6, 2011 10:46 am | News | Comments

Sony Corp picked a former official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the new post of chief information security officer, months after a massive hacking attack leaked information on 100 million user accounts on its games networks.

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