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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).

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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.

Garmin eyes Europe No.1 spot with Navigon

September 2, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

Garmin Ltd is looking to challenge rival TomTom's leading position in the European market for portable navigation devices (PNDs) though its acquisition of Germany-based Navigon, its executive said on Friday.

Coming to a Cinema Near You: Wireless Stereo Audio Distribution

September 1, 2011 7:57 am | News | Comments

Cambridge Consultants announced that Doremi Cinema is the first licensee for Salix, its wireless audio distribution system.

The Tinker's Toolbox - David Horn of Switch on Solid-State Lighting

September 1, 2011 4:55 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to David Horn of Switch Lighting about solid-state lighting and how it is impacting the illumination market.

Voltage Regulators Feature Short-Circuit Current Foldback

August 31, 2011 1:09 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. introduced its MCP1754/MCP1754S low dropout regulators (LDOs). The devices feature a high PSRR of 70 dB at 1 kHz (typical), and a maximum output current of 150 mA at +125 degrees Celsius junction temperature. Both LDOs offer

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Crypto Solution to Load Payments Applications onto Mobile Handsets in a Secure, Efficient Manner

August 31, 2011 11:53 am | News | Comments

Thales announces the world’s first software for Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) that enables mobile payment issuers to deliver their mobile payment applications to mobile handsets Over-The-Air (OTA) in a simple, efficient and secure manner.

Audio Amplifier for Flat Panel TVs with Digital Power Limit and Selectable Gain

August 31, 2011 10:54 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced the NCS8353 stereo audio amplifier, a Class D device with high efficiency levels (>87%), that climates the need for the inclusion of a heatsink in the system design.

Market for Connected Cars Will Reach 40.5 million Unit Sales in 2017, IMS Research Forecasts

August 31, 2011 9:04 am | News | Comments

The world market for connected cars will see 650 percent growth from 5.4 million units in 2010, to exceed 40.5 million unit sales in 2017, according to IMS Research.

Battery Holder Accommodates Lithium CR2 Cells

August 31, 2011 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD introduced a new battery holder which accepts a Lithium CR2 battery. The part number for the holder is BH-CR2-PC. CR2 batteries are offered in both standard 3-V lithium (925-mAh) and rechargeable, 3.6-V Li-Ion chemistries

30-V, 100-mA, Schottky Diode Comes in Space Saving TLM2D3D6 Package

August 30, 2011 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. announced the CTLSH01-30 and CTLSH01-30L Low VF Schottky diodes in the space saving, low profile TLM2D3D6 surface mount package. These new devices have a peak reverse voltage rating of 30 V and a maximum forward current rating of 100 mA. The CTLSH01-30 has a

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Fraunhofer Showcases Dialog Enhancement Tech for Improved Speech Intelligibility and Listening Control

August 30, 2011 9:49 am | News | Comments

Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, is previewing its new dialogue enhancement technology at IFA and IBC 2011. It allows TV and radio audiences to individually adjust the volume of dialogue, music or sound effects within a single broadcast program. Fraunhofer’s technology will be the first of its kind to

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

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.

'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...

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