Are you ready for C.E.D.I.A.? Blog 8/31/2007 Post a comment I don't know about you, but I have been inundated with emails and calls regarding seeing all of the new DTV and A/V products that will be unveiled next week. If I took 30-minutes for each company that had asked for a meeting, I would be spending the next couple of months in Denver, CO instead of just five days. C.E.D.I.A., in its own way, has become as important as CES for those of us who cover CE in all of its forms.
Syntune raises $7.1 million in Round B News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Single-chip tunable lasers and transmitters specialist Syntune AB has closed a second round of financing valued at $7.1 million almost three years after its financing round that raised about $6 million.
Chartered, university open lab News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Two Singaporean entities --Nanyang Technological University and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. -- announced the opening of laboratory venture.
Sharp finally announces Blu-ray Disc player at IFA Product News 8/31/2007 Post a comment Sharp has unveiled its new BD-HP20S AQUOS Blu-ray player at IFA 2007 in Berlin, as the latest addition to its AQUOS home entertainment family. This powerful BD player provides high definition content in 1080p screen resolution, and features 24 frame per second (fps) capability.
Falling prices sink Indian chip market News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment While an industry survey predicted the Indian chip market would reach $3.8 billion in revenues in 2006, an update found that actual revenues were about one-third less than that at $2.69 billion.
Texas Instruments presents 3-D DLP technology Product News 8/31/2007 Post a comment On the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Texas instruments has introduced an enhancement to its DLP projection technology that enables TV sets to display three-dimensional images. Mitsubishi and Samsung are among the first OEMs to implement the technology in their products, TI said.
PXI based digital functional test targets next generation circuits News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Rohde & Schwarz has equipped the CompactTSVP production test platform withy a high-speed digital test module, the TS-PHDT with a maximum data rate of 40 MHz and a storage capacity of 1.5 Gbyte. The test module was developed in close conjunction with he RF and Automotive Business Unit of Atmel.
DVR board suits design for extreme sports environments, surveillance and more Design How-To 8/31/2007 Post a comment Designing a DVR? For many applications, a board-level video recording system proves easier and faster than designing from scratch, says Fast Forward Video. Here are three examples of how clients have customized their DVR boards to create specialized sports broadcasting devices such as helmet-cams, and to design unattended surveillance systems.
OmniVision bucks trend as sales jump News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment OmniVision Technologies Inc. said revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 was $173.1 million, compared to $119.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007, and $136.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2007.
Dell posts profits, warns of uncertainties News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Dell Inc. reported positive revenue and profit growths for its fiscal 2008 second quarter but cautioned that firming component costs and reorganization activities could hurt operating costs in the second half of the year.
Overcome the challenges of IP in wireless networks--Part II Design How-To 8/30/2007 Post a comment Taken from 'IP in Wireless Networks,' this multi-part series will provide a comprehensive understanding of what is required in the IP suite of protocols to enable IP deployment for wireless networks. Part II is a discussion regarding the issues related to addressing in IP wireless networks.
IBM, Infineon agree to sell Altis to Russia-connected group News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment IBM Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG, have said they have agreed to divest their shares in Altis Semiconductor SA with its manufacturing site in Corbeil-Essonnes, France, via a sale to Advanced Electronic Systems AG (Zurich, Switzerland).
Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) is a Swiss affiliate of GIS (Global Information Services), a Russia-based holding company with offices in Moscow and Miami.
IR's CEO takes leave amid snafu News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment International Rectifier Corp. said that Alex Lidow, chief executive and director, has gone on a ''leave of absence'' with pay pending the resolution of a previously-announced accounting snafu.
MEMS, FRAMs qualified News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Microelectromechanical system oscillators and ferroelectric random access memory have been qualified for high-reliability and extended-temperature-range applications, respectively.
FTC seeks info in Intel-ST flash venture News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. said that it has received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the agency's regulatory review of a proposed flash-memory venture.
Ultra-low-power DSP design Design How-To 8/30/2007 Post a comment Here's how IMEC built a sub-100uW DSP by tuning its algorithm, processor architecture, and memory system, as well as through clock gating. The article presents detailed power results for each optimization.