The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today applauded member companies recognized by Newsweek as among the nation's greenest corporations. Dell, HP, IBM and Sprint Nextel took four of the top five spots on the list, which ranked America’s 500 largest corporations according to environmental impact, management and transparency.
Nuvoton Technology Corp., introduced the ChipCorder ISD9160 system-on-a-chip (SoC) device featuring a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller core. The ISD9160 is designed to optimize low-power audio recording and playback in a range of demanding
Summit Microelectronics’ SMB220 and SMB221 integrated 10-A and 20-A buck regulators offer built-in MOSFET’s, digital programmability and non-volatile configuration. Applications include
Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.
OSD Displays introduced a new 7” WVGA 800 x RGB X 480 TFT LCD with resistive touch screen technology and LED backlighting. The OSD070T1141-35TS offers a
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation announced that it will begin supplying display driver ICs to be used in the new AMOLED display panels for Samsung’s Galaxy S2 LTE smartphone.
Apple Inc's new iPhone went on sale in stores across the globe on Friday, prompting thousands to queue around city blocks to snap up the final gadget unveiled during Steve Jobs' life.
Japan's Olympus Corp fired its CEO and president over the Briton's management of the camera and endoscope maker, sparking a 17 percent plunge in the firm's share price on Friday.
Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson will focus entirely on the booming smartphone market, going head to head with rivals like Apple and underlining the importance of a tie-up with Sony amid reports the electronics giant is preparing a buyout.
Google Inc is likely to emerge as a "top mobile play," according to Wall Street analysts, with several raising their price targets on the stock, some by as much as 10 percent.
A Dutch court on Friday turned down Samsung Electronics' request for an injunction against all of Apple's mobile products that use 3G telecommunications technology, denying it revenge over a similar move by Apple.
SMSC announced its latest generation JukeBlox 2.2 (JB2.2) platform with enhanced audio streaming features including up to a four-times faster boot time, improved WiFi performance leveraging the new WiFi Multimedia (WMM) standard, low power standby modes and
Power Integrations introduced a new reference design detailing an 85%-efficient, 15 W PAR38 downlight driver that delivers flicker-free dimming without the use of unreliable high-voltage electrolytic bulk capacitors.
Rovi Corporation announced the signing of a new multi-year licensing agreement for DivX technology with ASUS. Through the agreement, ASUS plans to integrate DivX Plus(R) HD, the premium level of DivX Certification...
STMicroelectronics announced that Enel has selected ST to be its key semiconductor partner in the Energy@Home consortium
Honeywell’s MICRO SWITCH Basic Switch line has been expanded with the addition of the V15W Series of Watertight Miniature Switches. With an IP67 waterproof seal rating and as the only V-switch in the industry rated up to 10 A, according to the company, the new switches can
Motion is the latest trump card available to CE manufacturers, enabling the ability to create a new generation of products to operate how people naturally interact. Enabling this trend is a unique class of motion-sensing chips, referred to as MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems).
This article discusses the impact of increased signaling traffic fueled by growing mobile broadband and machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity on networks, systems and network processors. While data offload strategies have received considerable attention in industry, the impact of signaling overload and mitigation strategies have not been widely addressed. A good understanding of the reasons for signaling traffic increases, its impact at the network level, system level and network processor level is needed to clear misnomers prevailing in the industry.
Taiyo Yuden introduced the Polyacene Capacitors (Supercap) PAS2126FR2R5504, measuring 26 mm x 20 mm with a maximum height of 0.9 mm. At 0.9 mm thin, the Polyacene Capacitor realizes a high capacitance of 0.5 F. This product is
austriamicrosystems announced two new members of its Power Management IC (PMIC) family. According to the company, these devices feature essential power management building blocks and flexibility to provide a complete power solution for the next generation of
Solving the problem of Android apps communicating with other devices, application developers can now use ORBexpress from Objective Interface Systems to connect their Android apps to any platform while also solving the Android device fragmentation problem by using a standard interface.
The iPhone 4S wasn't exactly Apple's brightest moment. Yet it will probably still outshine the competition this holiday season.
While form factor and electromechanical interference (EMI) remain a primary concern for smartphone designers, provisioning all of the high end peripherals in a format which is comfortable to hold and carry, creating a clean EMI ecosystem and not interfering with the wireless transmit and receive functions remains a complex challenge.
As applications engineers supporting ADI’s compact, low-cost, gravity-sensitive iMEMs accelerometers, we get to hear lots of creative ideas about how to employ accelerometers in useful ways; but sometimes the suggestions violate physical laws! We’ve rated some of these ideas on an informal scale, from “real” to “dream land”:
In this first edition of 5 Questions, I'm joined by Marc Juzkow, vice president of R&D and engineering at Leyden Energy, and Noam Kedem, vice president of marketing at Leyden energy. The company's Lithium-ion battery technology touts exceptional thermal properties so the battery can operate and cycle at