News – 2006.12.22

  • Femtocells to Challenge Wi-Fi Cellphones
    The Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Component service has released, “Femtocells Enabled by PicoChip to Square Off Against VoFi,” which notes that low-cost femtocells could emerge as an attractive alternative to voice over Wi-Fi (VoFi) in future homes.
  • Amedia Networks Selects Fujitsu MPEG Encoder, Decoder Technology
    Fujitsu Microelectronics America (FMA), a leader in MPEG-based entertainment technology, announced that Amedia Networks, Inc., a provider of next-generation residential media gateways, is using the Fujitsu MPEG encoder and decoder technology in its new wireless audio-video transmitter and receiver systems. The new systems will be demonstrated at the 2007 International CES January 8- 11 in Las Vegas, Fujitsu booth number 70809. Fujitsu and Amedia also plan to complete a High Definition (HD) solution by using the new H.264 (High Profile, level 4.0) CODEC device. The Amedia design will also be demonstrated in the Fujitsu booth.
  • Samsung Debuts 3-megapixel CMOS Image Sensor for Ultra Slim Camera Phones
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced the world’s first 3-megapixel (M-pixel) CMOS image sensor (CIS) with a 1/4-inch lens aperture that is well suited for ultra slim camera phones.
  • Silicon Image, Genesis Microchip Settle Patent Licensing Lawsuit
    Silicon Image, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content, announced it has signed a settlement and license agreement with Genesis Microchip Inc., which includes provisions for ongoing royalty licensing revenue for Silicon Image on DVI and HDMI products, resolving an outstanding patent matter between the two companies. As a result of this agreement, Silicon Image will record a one-time catch-up of previously earned royalties and a partial recovery of patent assertion costs in its fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2006.