The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) has been in the news at ECN, but boy was I surprised when my home town paper featured a CES story on its front page this past week. The story was mainly about Prescient Audio, a local company that has designed a new type of bass driver that will reduce the volume such drivers take up in cars.
CES has never been more irrelevant. I wrote those words last year when Microsoft pulled out of CES and the industry was in the thralls of its 3D hysteria, pushing a technological gimmick that no one wanted. Since then, the industry has found a new rallying cry – 4K (or Ultra-HD) – and largely abandoned hopes of shoving stereoscopy down our throats, but the pizzazz is still missing.
Yifang Digital Technology Co., Ltd. received the "Annual Best Innovative Application Award" for its latest stylus pen for Windows 8 use, the Touch 8, at the awards ceremony of the "2012-2013 Consumer Electronics Top 10 Brands from China."
With the predictable run of 4k2k announcements this CES, most comments have sensibly focused on content availability. This was undoubtedly the single greatest factor in the failure of 3D to create a revival in the TV market.
Conexant Systems announced the CX20865, its new high-performance Far-Field Voice input processor system-on-chip (SoC) designed specifically for Smart TVs. The CX20865 is asserted to be the first dedicated Far-Field Voice solution with integrated
Gesture recognition The sets will recognize who's watching and will try to guess what viewers want to see. They'll respond to more natural speech and will connect with your smartphone in a single touch.
Japanese electronics firms are exhibiting high-end televisions with better profitability at the world's top electronics show which started in the United States on Tuesday, aiming to shore up their slumping operations amid fierce price competition especially for smaller models.
CES has become an important event for automakers to showcase their cars and, especially, the electronics in these cars. Automotive was a top line item in 2012, and 2013 will be no different. This trend is not surprising, considering that since the 1930s, when the Galvin brothers and Blaupunkt introduced the radio into the automobile....
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced a new program with the Startup America Partnership, a national network of communities dedicated to advancing the success of American start-ups, for the 2013 International CES. The partnership will bring specific programming for entrepreneurs and start-ups at the 2013 International CES, world’s largest innovation event.
The world is going untethered, with computing no longer tied to the home or office. Business is getting behind this ina big way: according to Cisco, over a third of the U.S. workforce is now completely mobile, and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programs are taking off. Both consumer and business mobility depend on the developing cloud....
The 25th electronica, the International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications, came to a close today with more than 72,000 visitors. A total of 2,669 exhibitors from 49 countries presented the future of electronics and showcased application-oriented solutions during the four-day fair....
It's that special time of year when we all get bloated from eating too much turkey, get into fist fights at Best Buy over that last doorbuster sale, and enjoy Christmas music that started in June. But there is much to be thankful for, and it goes far beyond my propensity for Holiday-induced mayhem.
Okay, so it’s no surprise that the engineering community is continuing to be taxed by a need to shrink both the number of components housed on the board as well as the size of them. So it’s been great to see how a number of semiconductor, power supply, and connector companies are working to provide these solutions.
My first trip to electronica has proven both awesome and challenging. Awesome in the number of new technologies that are on display; challenging in navigating a show that is so expansive. Awesome in how much I love Munich; challenging in that my body is not loving the amount of bier being consumed.
Quantenna Communications announced it has been named a 2013 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the Embedded Technologies product category for its QAC2300 802.11ac Wi-Fi solution. The QAC2300 is the world’s first 802.11ac Wi-Fi chipset designed to guarantee ultra reliable delivery of video over wireless to anywhere in the home.
Emerson Network Power launched two new models in the LCM Series of AC-DC power supplies. With the addition of the LCM300 and LCM1500, rated for 310 W and 1,500 W loads, alongside the existing 600 W LCM600 unit, the series can now provide
Honeywell launched its new range of SmartLine industrial pressure transmitters, which will enhance communication abilities, improve operational efficiency and reduce lifecycle costs for process manufacturers. In industrial process plants, field devices that measure pressure, flow and level are used throughout the manufacturing process...
When it opens its gates in Munich on November 13, the world’s largest gathering for the electronics industry – electronica 2012 – will have more than 2,650 exhibitors from 48 countries. The fair will be rounded out by a program of related events that include more than 300 lectures at three conferences and five forums.
Today, the world’s largest industry gathering for the electronic industry, electronica 2012, is starting with 2,669 exhibitors from 48 countries. The exhibitors present intelligent technologies for a powerful future. This year’s international trade fair revolves around smart energy solutions, e-mobility, embedded solutions and power electronics in general.
The 25th International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems, and Applications (i.e., electronica 2012) starts next week (or now, depending on when you see this), so ECN thought it fitting to interview one of the leading OEM vendors, Standex Electronics about industry trends, especially as it relates to sensors.
British judges say Apple needs to apologize once more for falsely claiming that South Korea's Samsung copied its iPad, the latest embarrassing episode in the tech rivals' world-spanning patent battle. Apple Inc. was ordered to print an apology on its website after British judges repeatedly rejected its claim that Samsung Electronics Co. ripped off its designs...
Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday it expects to book a group net loss of 765 billion yen for the current business year through March, incurring a hefty loss for the second straight year due to massive restructuring costs amid a continued slump in its mainstay electronics operation.
Fujitsu Semiconductor America today introduced an Interface Bridge SoC that incorporates 10 different interfaces, more than any other similar single device. Designed for advanced Wi-Fi television tuner applications, the new MB86E631 combines a dual-core ARM@ CortexT-A9 processor and multiple interfaces, including...
Using a new method for precisely controlling the deposition of carbon, researchers have demonstrated a technique for connecting multi-walled carbon nanotubes to the metallic pads of integrated circuits without the high interface resistance produced by traditional fabrication techniques.
For Nokia, it comes down to this: Is Microsoft's new phone software going to get it back in the smartphone race, or is it going to be too late? After being the top seller of cellphones in the world for 14 years, Nokia failed to meet the challenge when Apple in 2007 introduced the dazzling iPhone...