News – 2006.08.25

  • Evalue Unveils 3.5-inch VIA V4 CN700 Single Board Computer
    Evalute Technology of Taiwan has launched the ECM-3711 single board computer (SBC) with the VIA CN700 chipset optimized for the VIA V4 (Eden and C7) processor. The compact and powerful ECM-3711 features single 5V ATX power input, jumpless serial port settings and advanced STR (Suspend to RAM) power management for enhanced ease of configuration, power efficiency and total cost of ownership.
  • TIVR Rolls Out VC-1 Video Decoder for Mobile Devices
    TIVR Communications, a leading provider of efficient multimedia solutions, today announced the availability of highly optimized SMPTE VC-1 Simple & Main Profile (Microsoft’s WMV9) video decoder software for Mobile and Embedded platforms. TIVR’s VC-1 decoder benchmarking results show that Real-time (15 fps) decoding of QVGA (320×240) resolution VC-1 Simple Profile streams coded at 192 kbps is achievable with 37 MHz of ARM9 CPU load (on an average).
  • Comtech M2M to Showcase Intelligent Communications at World Congress
    Comtech M2M, a leading Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Solution Provider, will demonstrate its Intelligent Communication Solutions at the 13th Annual World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), taking place on October 8th – 12th, 2006 at the ExCel, London, UK. Comtech will be showcasing communication solutions on stand K42, which “bridge the gap” between remote ITS equipment and central I.T. management systems.
  • Mistral Introduces Targa’s Removable Disk with 64 GB Capacity
    Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of complete technology solutions and professional services in the embedded space today announced the availability of the upgraded higher capacity version of the Removable Disk System from Targa Systems. Targa Systems, a division of L-3 Communications, which is accelerating its leadership in providing solid-state data storage solutions for military & aerospace applications has now come up with the 64 GB capacity Removable Disk and will be releasing the 128 GB version soon.
  • STMicroelectronics, Dahua Develop Cable/IP Dual-Mode Set-top Box
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the leading supplier of silicon chips for set-top boxes (STBs), and Dahua Technology Ltd, China’s largest cable and IPTV dual-mode STB provider, announced today that they have successfully designed and manufactured a highly integrated digital-cable and IP set-top box, making ST the first silicon supplier to provide single-chip dual-mode digital set-top-box solutions for the China market. The box, which begins deployment in Hangzhou Province in August 2006, will enable consumers to enjoy a new three-in-one digital media experience including digital-cable TV, video-on-demand, and web browsing for a wider choice of information services and broadcast programs.
  • Sales of Plasma and LCD TV Could Triple
    The landscape of living rooms across the globe is changing as consumers join the flat panel revolution. IDC believes consumer interest in flat panel televisions combined with falling prices paint a bright picture for TV manufacturers, vendors, and resellers. According to the latest IDC survey, the future of TV-land is flat in terms of selection as online respondents worldwide favor Plasma and LCD. While less than a quarter of consumers surveyed globally report currently owning a flat screen TV, IDC says that number tripled in terms of the number of respondents who plan to purchase a flat panel TV by the end of this year.
  • OSDL, LiPS to Accelerate Deployment of Mobile Linux Phones, Devices
    Two of the driving forces extending the popular Linux(R) operating system to mobile devices, today announced a formal arrangement to further accelerate the growth and proliferation of mobile Linux phones and devices worldwide. Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Linux Phone Standards Forum (LiPS) will actively collaborate to reduce fragmentation in the mobile space and provide the industry with open, flexible and customizable Linux-based solutions to increase revenue opportunities. This move will maximize the benefits of the organizations’ complementary approaches: OSDL focuses on the kernel and operating system levels, and LiPS works on applications and service enabler layers.
  • Patent Office to Consider Re-examining Magma-Synopsys Disputed Patents
    Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA) said in a statement today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has been asked to re-examine U.S. Patents No. 6,453,446 and 6,725,438 (the ’446 and ’438 patents). The patents are two of the three patents involved in a patent dispute between Magma and Synopsys Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) that is pending before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Toshiba to Launch Class 4 and Class 6 SD Cards
    Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC) and its parent, Toshiba Corp. (Toshiba), announced today that they would launch two new series of SD Cards that offer high-level data transfer rates and read-write performance. The “high-speed series” will offer a maximum data transfer rate of 5-megabytes (MB) per second, while the “ultra high-speed series” will push transfer rates to as high as 20MB per second, double the rate of any other Toshiba-brand SD Cards. Both series will be rolled out this autumn, in Japan in October and globally in November.