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Barnes & Noble forecasts strong Nook growth

August 30, 2011 8:40 am | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble Inc reported a narrower quarterly loss as strong sales of the largest bookstore chain's Nook e-reader helped mitigate declining book sales.

3-Axis Gyroscope Boasts Smallest Package Size

August 30, 2011 5:55 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has expanded its motion-sensor portfolio with the addition of what is presented as the world’s smallest high performance 3-axis analog gyroscope.

Low-cost, 200-MHz Embedded Processor Offers 400-MMAC Performance

August 29, 2011 2:02 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced a 200-MHz version of its ADSP-BF592 Blackfin embedded processor that delivers 400-MMAC performance for $1.99 each (in 1,000-unit quantities). The 200 MHz version achieves

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Industry Leaders Predict a White Space Economy

August 26, 2011 7:25 am | News | Comments

Cambridge Consultants has released a report discussing the foremost business opportunities in wireless technologies enabled by White Space frequencies, predicting the development of the first White Space consumer devices in the next five years. The report, entitled “White Space radio: High Street Hit or Left In the Lab?” is the

Smartphones to Account for Majority of Cellphone Shipments by 2015

August 26, 2011 7:11 am | News | Comments

Driven by booming sales of low-end models, shipments of smartphone will rise to account for more than half of the worldwide cellphone market in 2015, according to a new IHS iSuppli Mobile Handset Market Tracker report from information and analysis provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). Global smartphone unit shipments will 

SRS Labs and Spice Mobility Bring HD-Quality Audio Enabled Mobile Devices to Indian Market

August 26, 2011 6:54 am | News | Comments

SRS Labs, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with Spice Mobility, an India-based mobile brand, to incorporate SRS WOW HD within their feature phones

The Tinker's Toolbox - Lior Weiss of Celeno on Broadband Home Networking

August 24, 2011 11:56 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Lior Weiss, Vice President of Marketing of Celeno, about home networks, especially high-bandwidth networking optimized for advanced audio and multimedia management.

TE Nevalo Solid State Lighting System - Another Geek Moment Video

August 24, 2011 5:42 am | Videos | Comments

Another Geek Moment Video discussing TE Connectivity's Nevalo Solid State Lighting System and a demonstration of a TE Nevalo's configuration tool.

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'Endless Forms' Uses the Web to Breed 3-D Printable Objects

August 23, 2011 4:42 am | News | Comments

Just like generations of plants and animals evolve in nature, Cornell engineers are allowing anyone online to guide the evolution of printable, three-dimensional objects, aiming to revolutionize the design of art, architecture and even artificial intelligence.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Amir Bar-Niv of TranSwitch on High-Bandwith Signal Management

August 23, 2011 4:25 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Amir Bar-Niv, Vice President of Systems and Applications for TranSwitch, about high-bandwidth signal management in the consumer electronics and telecommunications markets.

Apple is worth as much as all euro zone banks

August 19, 2011 8:22 am | News | Comments

Technology company Apple is now worth as much as the 32 biggest euro zone banks. That's the stark result from a steep fall in the share price of banks including Spain's Santander, France's BNP Paribas, Germany's Deutsche Bank and Italy's Unicredit...

MotionEngine software used in motion-sensing remote for Roku 2 streaming players

August 19, 2011 5:22 am | Hillcrest Labs | Product Releases | Comments

Hillcrest Labs announced today that Roku has licensed Hillcrest's patented Freespace MotionEngine software for use with its motion-sensing remote and its new line of Roku 2 streaming players.

Switch Capable of Supporting both High Definition Video and Audio Data Transfer to 1.3 GHz

August 18, 2011 9:50 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced the NCN1188, the industry’s first 3:1 high speed USB switch with the capacity to support the new Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) interface standard for High Definition (HD) video and digital audio.

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Creating a New Natural User-Interface Paradigm

August 18, 2011 5:49 am | by Guillaume Largillier, Co-Founder and CSO, Stantum (www.stantum.com) | Blogs | Comments

Multi-modal interfaces allow us to choose the input technique that looks the most appropriate for a given task or context: the tip of our finger to flip the pages of a book, a stylus for drawing or annotating it.

SMT LED Displays Go Ultrathin

August 17, 2011 2:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

American Opto Plus LED Corp is producing ultrathin LED Displays that are 1 mm or less in reflector thickness. This technology allows compact product design and utilization of LED displays in products that failed to have sufficient room in the past, according to the company. This capability also allows

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jonathan Chien of Conexant on Audio Systems in Smart Devices

August 17, 2011 5:06 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Jonathan Chien, Audio Marketing Director of Conexant about audio management in home telepresence and speech recognition applications as well as next-generation Smart TV and video game consoles.

Power Factor Correction Techniques in LED Lighting

August 16, 2011 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

High power LED based light fixtures are replacing fluorescent and HID light sources in many general lighting applications. Since LED lighting represents a green technology, the issue of power factor is very important. Power factor is defined as

The Tinker's Toolbox - Tim Colleran of Qualcomm Atheros on the Smart Grid and the 'Internet of Things'

August 15, 2011 11:23 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Tim Colleran, Director Internet of Things, Qualcomm Atheros. The 'Internet of Things' is the idea that everyday objects can be readable, recognizable, locatable, addressable, and controllable via the Internet.

Novel Dessicant Bag Rescues Wet Gadgets

August 12, 2011 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bheestie Bags are the ultimate gift for any tech lover, as it actually dries out small electronic devices when they get wet.

Single and Dual Comparators Enable Different Audio Jacks to be Used in Same Device

August 11, 2011 10:55 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild’s FAN156 and FAN256 low power comparators typically consume less than 10 µA of supply current. They operate at a low voltage of 1.6 V and are fully operational up to

Caution marks mobile device market in H2: Gartner

August 11, 2011 8:49 am | News | Comments

Uncertainty in global financial markets will likely take its toll on the market for mobile devices in the second half as growth slows in Western Europe, according to research firm Gartner.

MaxLinear Low-Power Tuners Chosen for InfiniTV

August 11, 2011 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

MaxLinear announced that Ceton has chosen its MxL241SF cable TV tuners for its InfiniTV multi-tuner digital cable TV product line for the PC.

Home Gateway Initiative Announces Major Boost to its Asian Membership

August 11, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

Asian technology vendors Sumitomo Electric, Hitachi, Shenzhen GongJin and Ralink have recently joined the Home Gateway Initiative (HGI), the world’s leading organisation for publishing requirements for key components of the digital home.

Optimize Color Management Capabilities in LED Lighting Fixtures

August 10, 2011 1:21 pm | by Irene Signorino, Microsemi Corporation, www.microsemi.com | Articles | Comments

Improved cost of ownership and improved light quality can only be enabled if optimized drivers are used. These drivers take into consideration the unique characteristics of the LED semiconductor (i.e. color shift over temperature and age, life expectancy over temperature etc) and enable

Mobile DNA Service Offers Marketers Immediate Insight Into Customers' Preferences

August 10, 2011 12:13 pm | News | Comments

The company is launching its mobileDNA service as part of a package to help marketers that do not yet have a mobile strategy to get campaigns up and running in a matter of days.

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