News – 2006.09.14

  • Xerox Scientists Secure Documents with 1/100th-inch MicroText Font
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) scientists have developed a font so small that you need a magnifying glass to read the words. The new MicroText(TM) Specialty Imaging Font, just 1/100th of an inch high, is designed to help make valuable documents with personal information such as birth certificates, personal identification papers, and checks even harder to forge.
  • Intel Ships Serial Flash Memory (S33)
    Intel Corporation today announced that Intel(R) Serial Flash Memory (S33) products are shipping to meet the memory requirements of a range of applications, including digital TVs, DVDs, PCs, modems and printers. Intel’s serial flash is based on an industry-standard package, pin-out and command set to simplify board design and save board space.
  • u-blox Creates Miniature ROM-based SuperSense GPS Module for Handhelds
    u-blox AG, the leading Swiss provider of innovative GPS receiver technology, today today launched the NEO-4S GPS module which packs high sensitivity, exceptionally low power consumption and a USB port into a miniature 12.2 x 16 mm package. The module’s -156 dBm SuperSense(R) tracking sensitivity extends positioning coverage to deep indoor locations and enables solutions that use smaller or covert antennas.
  • TI Rolls Out GUI-Configurable Digital Power Controllers
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced four new Fusion Digital Power(TM) products that enable point-of-load digital power management in telecom and data-centric applications. TI plans to demonstrate several innovative digital power platforms, including its new configurable, dual-phase synchronous buck controller, at the Digital Power Forum (DPF) 2006 in Dallas, September 18-20.
  • AXIOMTEK Introduces 12.1-inch TFT Fanless Touch Panel Computer
    AXIOMTEK, as a trusted Applied Computing Platform provider, has designed a GOT series of fanless touch panel computers for HMI solutions. The new 12.1″ fanless touch panel computer, the GOT-3120T, which supports a wide temperature range of -20°C to + 55°C, is equipped with a 12.1-inch SVGA TFT LCD display. With a fanless cooling system design, the GOT-3120T features an embedded ultra low power consumption Intel(R) Celeron(R) M 1GHz/0k CPU. The modern, sleek HMI platform also supports wireless antenna and provides an expandable design with one Mini PCI connector and dual LAN ports.
  • Tundra Semiconductor Expands in Asia-Pacific Region with Nu Horizons
    Tundra Semiconductor, the leader in System Interconnect, today announced as part of its on-going growth strategy in Asia-Pacific region, a distribution agreement with its new partner Nu Horizons Electronics Asia Pte Ltd. Nu Horizon Asia Pte Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nu Horizons Electronics Corp (NASDAQ: NUHC), a leading global distributor of advanced technology active components and systems. Under the agreement, Nu Horizons Asia will promote and distribute Tundra’s full range of System Interconnect products throughout the region, with the exception of Japan. The partnership is expected to strengthen the visibility of Tundra’s product portfolio to existing and new semiconductor and telecommunication customers.
  • Motorola, IBM, AT&T, Ericsson, Intel, Nortel, Siemens to Showcase WiMAX World
    Trendsmedia today announced its sponsor and exhibitor list for WiMAX World 2006, the largest event in the world that focuses on WiMAX technology and wireless and mobile broadband. Now in its third year, WiMAX World is the leading wireless broadband conference that offers industry leaders a forum to discuss the latest WiMAX trends and developments. WiMAX World has also made available its general session details and registration information.
  • e-con Systems Targets Pollution with Windows CE Custom Mobile Device
    e-con Systems, a leading Product Development services company in embedded domain, has signed up with a customer based in Bangalore, India, to design and develop a custom hand-held unit powered by Windows CE 5.0 for pollution level measurement equipments, manufactured by the customer.
  • PageOne Unveils Oventus for Text Messaging Software Developers
    PageOne, the UK’s foremost supplier of wireless messaging technology and services, today announces the launch of its new online community website for software developers, Oventus.com. Named after PageOne’s award winning, multi-platform messaging platform Oventus, the website has been created to act as a “one stop shop” for developers. It will provide them with a wealth of information, tools, examples and support for integrating messaging functionality into their own applications.
  • RF Engines on Short List of Elektra European Electronic Awards
    RF Engines Limited (RFEL), the provider of high performance solutions for FPGAs, has been short listed in the 2006 Elektra European Electronic Awards in the Embedded System Innovation of the Year category. RFEL won the Start up of the Year award at the European Awards in 2003, and were also finalists in the Research and Development award category in 2005.
  • Ramtron to Showcase Automotive FRAM Memory Parts at Convergence
    Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of non-volatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) and integrated semiconductor products, has announced plans to exhibit at Convergence 2006 (booth 201) from October 16 to 18 in Detroit, USA, where it will preview its line of FRAM devices to be qualified for AEC Q100.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Introduces 10 Gbps DWDM Transceiver Module
    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (President and CEO: Setsuhiro Shimomura) announced today it has developed a 10 Gbps transceiver module for optical communication. This module is the first compact optical transceiver in the world to comply with the DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) system under the 10 Gbps Form-factor Pluggable Extended Multi-Source Agreement (XFP-E MSA), the industrial standard for 10 Gbps optical transceivers. Sample shipment will begin on October 1.
  • LG.Philips Creates World’s First TFT-LCD Panel for Mobile Phones
    LG.Philips LCD (NYSE:LPL) (KRX:034220), a leading innovator of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) technology, announced today that it has developed the industry’s first TFT-LCD panel for next-generation mobile phones.
  • STMicroelectronics Debuts PoP Memory System Solutions for Mobile Phones
    STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading supplier of non-volatile memory (NVM) for mobile phones, today announced the availability of memory solutions using Package-on-Package (PoP) technology – a packaging development that makes significant board space savings for the high-density memory and complex processor combinations typically employed in high-end handsets.
  • Atmel Creates Second Generation VoIP Chip for Wi-Fi Based Phones
    Atmel(R) formally announced today its second generation Voice over IP (VoIP) chip, designed for 802.11a/g wireless VoIP applications. The AT76C902 runs the VoIP Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) stack, uCLinux(TM) operating system software, and firmware enabling 802.11a/g (Wi-Fi(R)) and voice compression and decompression all on a single chip. The AT76C902 consists of an ARM946(TM) processor for VoIP call control, authentication and signaling functions, and two subsystems – an ARM7(TM) and 802.11a/g Media Access Controller (MAC) that implements the 802.11a/g protocols, and a TEAK TeakDSPCore(TM) and integrated voice codec for voice processing functions.
  • Energi, Barric Enter Contract Electronics Manufacturer Partnership
    Technology marketing specialists Energi have won a contract to provide future marketing services to UK electronics manufacturer Barric. Energi will be helping to grow Barric’s worldwide customer base and will be advising on all aspects of marketing, including branding, web design, advertising, internet marketing, sales training and press relations.
  • Real-Time Broadcast MPEG Encoder Market Moving to H.264
    The market for real-time broadcast MPEG encoders is moving to H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC Part 10), mainly in the satellite and telco TV delivery platforms today, but the switch will extend to all segments of the MPEG encoder market, reports In-Stat. The need to repurpose content for multiple screens is also driving encoder shipments, the high-tech market research firm says. For example, content that is distributed in MPEG-2 may be decoded, and then re-encoded to H.264 in a mobile video system.
  • Cellular Modem Shipments to Exceed 5 Million Units Annually
    The cellular modem market has taken many years to develop, but by the end of this year it will reach a notable milestone, with annual shipments to exceed 5 million units, reports In-Stat. This market got a boost from embedded cellular modems in laptop computers, a class of modem only introduced toward the end of last year, the high-tech market research firm says. Embedded cellular modems should account for more than 10% of total modem shipments in 2006.