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MediaTek Going Wearable, Chinese & Cheap
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1/31/2014   17 comments
MediaTek is quietly going after the emerging market of under-$50 wearable devices. The company’s new "all-in-one" SoC, called Aster, is sampling now only to a select group of customers.
Making Smartphones Smarter
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1/13/2014   2 comments
A panel of experts discussed trends in handset development at International CES and debated what will spark public interest in 2014 and beyond. Executives from Intel, Samsung, Microsoft and Ad Colony agreed that managing data and making meaningful consumer experiences will be the deciding factor in manufacturer and advertiser success.
Auto UI at Digital Cusp
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1/13/2014   8 comments
As evidenced at CES last week, the automotive industry is exactly at the digital cusp that swept the mobile phone industry two decades before, with its human-machine interface still in its infancy.
CES Mobile Wrap: DSP, GPU, CPU Redefined
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1/13/2014   4 comments
Apps processor designers are prompted to rethink DSP, GPU, and CPU cores. This year’s CES saw Nvidia’s Tegra K1, MediaTek’s octa-core apps processor, and new generation of Ceva-TeakLite-4 DSP architecture.
FCC's Wheeler Stresses 'Values' in CES Debut
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1/10/2014   10 comments
New FCC chairman, responsible for upcoming spectrum auction, tells broadcasters to view upheaval as an opportunity to harness the digital universe while performing the same public services.
Toshiba Flash Marries Q'comm SoCs in Vegas
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1/9/2014   3 comments
Toshiba's UFS solution will be added to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 chipset. The Ver2.0 solution will go into production for smartphones and tablets in the second quarter of 2014.
Octacore Lands in Alcatel's Android OneTouch
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1/9/2014   2 comments
At this week’s CES in Las Vegas, Alcatel revamped its flagship smartphone lineup with the Android-based OneTouch Idol X+, which takes advantage of MediaTek’s new eight-core MT6592 True Octa-Core chipset.
CES Panel: Autonomous Cars Are 'Long Way Off'
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1/9/2014   11 comments
Acknowledging the "critical issue" of reconciling the average car's lifespan of seven years with the barely 18-month lifecycle of a CE device, an executive at BMW said: "I don't see any solution. We need your help."
CEVA Gains from MediaTek’s Global Plan
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1/9/2014   9 comments
MediaTek unveiled a multimode LTE chipset. MediaTek also announced a partnership with VIA Telecom for integrating CDMA2000 into its upcoming “worldphone” SoC, which in turn will allow CEVA to move into MediaTek’s SoC big-time.
Mediatek SOC May Drive Ultra HD Uptake
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1/8/2014   2 comments
Mediatek adopts HEVC on its new SOC to decode Ultra HD video content.
ST Brings 64-Bit ARM Home
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1/8/2014   14 comments
STMicroelectronics announced plans to upgrade its existing 32-bit ARM-based SoCs for TVs and set-tops to 64-bit using ARM Cortex-A53 and A57 cores.
CES: 9-Axis Sensor Stars in Movea Wearable
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1/8/2014   3 comments
Reference designs for wearable spots and wellness applications debuted at the CES from Movea, Xm-Squared, and Texas Instruments.
Wireless Execs Make Waves at CES
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1/7/2014   Post a comment
Here are excerpts from a panel at CES on the status and outlook of wireless technology that included experts from Broadcom, Ericsson, and the Wi-Fi Alliance.
LG Revives webOS for Smart TV
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1/7/2014   13 comments
LG Electronics has breathed new life into webOS – a mobile operating system originally developed by Palm, by redesigning it as an OS for its new smart TV platform.
Intel Edison Aims to Dress Wearables
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1/7/2014   15 comments
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich outlined a vision for a wearable world at Monday's pre-CES keynote, the cornerstone of which centers on a SD-sized computing system.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 Powers Smart TVs
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1/7/2014   2 comments
Qualcomm faces tough competition as it steps into the smart TV market with a chip that might not be so unique after all, says one analyst. So why the move into TV?
Platform Brings Hypervisor & Virtualization to Automotive
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1/6/2014   Post a comment
At CES, Harman showcases a scalable platform for in-vehicle infotainment in the connected car. The platform transplants concepts known from commercial and consumer computing -- such as hypervisors and virtual systems -- to automotive environments.
CES Hosts Low-Energy iBeacon Scavenger Hunt
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1/6/2014   1 comment
Proximity awareness gets a fun test at the international Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Nvidia Unveils 192-Core Processor
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1/6/2014   6 comments
Nvidia introduced its next generation mobile processor, Tegra K1, at International CES. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said the 192 core super chip, built on Kepler architecture, brings “the heart of GeForce and the soul of Tesla to mobile computing.”
Qualcomm Unveils Auto Game Plan at CES
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1/6/2014   5 comments
Qualcomm will leverage its strong presence in the in-car cellular modem market to advance automakers’ telematics business and join the brewing in-vehicle infotainment platform battle by introducing auto-grade Snapdragon.
Freescale Rolls Platform for Wearables Design
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1/6/2014   5 comments
Freescale, seeing opportunity in enabling a yet-to-be-defined wearable market, is rolling out at CES the industry’s first reference platform for wearable device design, flexible enough for a host of applications ranging from fitness and healthcare to infotainment.
Industry Analyst Predicts Hotspots at CES
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1/3/2014   3 comments
At CES 2014, focus shifts from larger, more traditional CES staples such as television and PCs to smaller, personalized devices.
Must-See TV at CES: Mobile Display Processing
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1/3/2014   10 comments
Not-to-be-missed at CES next week is this demo on how motion video quality of movies and NFL football games, displayed on smartphones or tablets, can be sharpened with display processing technology.
Gesture Interface at CES Taps Ultrasound
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1/3/2014   3 comments
Gesture recognition software for Android and Windows from Elliptic Labs will be on display at CES using ultrasound speakers, standard MEMS microphones, and transducers.


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