News – 2008.02.10

ArcSoft Launches PowerMobia Mobile Multimedia Total Solution
ArcSoft, Inc. announced the launch of new branding for Mobile Multimedia Total Solution: ArcSoft PowerMobia(tm). PowerMobia is a software-based multimedia turn-key solution tailored for mobile platforms including Windows Mobile, Symbian S60, Symbian UIQ, Linux, BREW, TI OMAPV1030, TI OMAP 2430, NXP Nexperia, TI LoCosto(tm) Platform and others. It packs both powerful media enabling technologies and cool applications that are optimized, and verified for each target platform.

STMicroelectronics Rolls Out Nomadik STn8820, STw4820 Chipsets
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leader in delivering high-performance, low-power multimedia solutions for next-generation mobile products, introduced a chipset that couples ST’s new multimedia application processor with a companion audio and power-management chip. This powerful enables smart phones and other portable devices to record and share high-definition video clips, receive mobile TV, playback days of hi-fi music and deliver a state-of-the-art 3D gaming experience.

SENA Launches Parani-ESD1000 Bluetooth Class 1 OEM Module
Sena Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of industrial Bluetooth and networking solutions, announced the release of its latest Bluetooth OEM module Parani-ESD1000. The Parani-ESD1000 is a Class 1 embedded Bluetooth module designed for OEM manufacturers to embed Bluetooth functionality into their products at design level in the shortest period of time and cost effectively.

Texas Instruments Announces GC5322 Wireless Transmit Processor
Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a single-chip wireless transmit processor that combines digital upconverter (DUC), crest factor reduction (CFR), and digital pre-distortion (DPD) linearization functions. The GC5322 device increases the efficiency of multi-carrier power amplifiers (PAs) in the RF transmit signal chain and eliminates the need for more costly high-performance RF power amplifier components.

Toshiba Creates 16-Gigabit NAND Flash Memory with 43nm CMOS Process
Toshiba Corp. (Toshiba), reinforcing its leadership in the development and fabrication of powerful, high density NAND flash memory, announced the development of technology for a 16-gigabit (Gb) NAND flash memory chip, fabricated with 43-nanometer (nm) process technology co-developed with SanDisk Corporation of Milpitas, California.

ABI Research Publishes Report on Mobile Internet Devices, UMPCs
A new class of consumer electronics device is rapidly emerging, and according to a recent study by ABI Research, these Mobile Internet Devices will appeal – whether as tools or toys – to a wide variety of consumers. The report forecasts these always-connected products to see a dramatic growth in popularity over the next five years, with worldwide shipments rising from under 3.5 million this year to nearly 90 million in 2012.

National Instruments Introduces USB Digitizers, Digital Multimeter
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced the release of the NI USB-5132/5133 digitizers and the NI USB-4065 6½-digit digital multimeter (DMM). These small, lightweight instruments feature bus-powered and plug-and-play operation, which makes them ideal for portable, benchtop and OEM applications. They also are shipped with NI LabVIEW SignalExpress LE interactive measurement workbench software for quickly acquiring, analyzing and presenting data with no programming required.

Newark Reveals Winners of Live EDGE Challenge
Newark has announced the winner of the 2007 Live EDGE (Electronic Design for the Global Environment) challenge as John Noble from Malaysia. John has designed a product called MyFan, a ceiling fan that combines an electronically commutated motor and controller, and aerodynamically efficient blade design that reduces fan input power by up to 66% of that of a traditional ceiling fan. It boasts auxiliary output channels that drive up to 20 watts of integrated LED lighting with up/down lighting modules.