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Analysis: Behind the downfall of Silicon Image's CEO
News & Analysis  
9/30/2009   4 comments
The sudden resignation of Silicon Image CEO Steve Tirado may not have surprised those following the company's recent financial results.
ADI to upstage Silicon Image with new HDMI 1.4 IC
Product News  
9/29/2009   5 comments
Some new AV receivers or sound bars -- scheduled for Christmas launch -- may come with HDMI 1.4 features including audio return channel and 3D processing, but they will be powered by Analog Devices' new HDMI 1.4 transceiver IC, rather than those by Silicon Image.
Netbook, smartbook, tablet PC: Can anybody straighten this out?
News & Analysis  
9/28/2009   1 comment
Scan the dyslexicon of products targeting the territory between laptops and mobile phones--e-books, mini-notebooks, mobile Internet devices, netbooks, smartbooks, smartphones, tablet PCs and tomorrow's cloudbooks--and you understand why consumers are confused.
For notebooks, Light Peak is in, USB 3.0 is out? Join the conversation
News & Analysis  
9/25/2009   10 comments
At IDF, Intel said zip about its plan to support USB 3.0 for its PC chip set. Instead, the company heavily promoted Light Peak, which could be thought of as USB 4.0. Is this a bait and switch?
Opinion: Nokia exec's defection portends problems
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Benoit Schillings, until recently Nokia's chief technologist and technology advisor to its CEO, has left the world's largest mobile handset company to work for Myria Group, a relatively small mobile software developer in Switzerland. What does this mean?
Smartphone migration to capacitive touch screens fuels chip battle
News & Analysis  
9/8/2009   2 comments
The smartphone market is going through a massive migration from resistive to capacitive touch screens, ratcheting up the race for more robust and accurate touch screen technologies among chip vendors including Atmel and Cypress.


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