Intel Launches Media Processor CE 3100 SoC for Consumer Electronics
Intel Corporation introduced the Intel® Media Processor CE 3100, the first in a new family of purpose-built System on Chips (SoCs) for Consumer Electronics devices based on the company’s popular Intel architecture (IA) blueprint. Executives on Wednesday also provided updates on the Mobile Internet Device (MID) category and Intel Atom[tm] processor, unveiled a brand with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. around the shift to 3-D movie-making and outlined a number of efforts to speed many-core processor software design.
Ericsson, STMicroelectronics Form Joint Venture for Mobile Applications
STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) announced an agreement to merge Ericsson Mobile Platforms and ST-NXP Wireless into a joint venture. The 50/50 joint venture will have the industry’s strongest product offering in semiconductors and platforms for mobile applications and will be an important supplier to Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG and Sharp. The fabless joint venture will employ almost 8,000 people with pro-forma 2007 sales of USD 3.6B.
Agilent Creates Smallest WiMAX Scanning Solution
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced a new software feature for handheld wireless measurements on its E6474A network optimization platform that turns a standard WiMAX PC Card (CPE) into the industry’s smallest WiMAX scanning solution for Drive Test. This new mode of operation gives network equipment manufacturers and wireless operators’ RF engineering teams the most cost-effective way to confirm WiMAX coverage and provide basic troubleshooting tasks to assess signal quality.
VirtualLogix VLX Virtualization Supports Intel Mobile Internet Devices
VirtualLogix[tm], Inc. announced that its VLX virtualization solution will be supporting the latest Intel® Atom[tm] processor Z5XX series-based Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). Device makers using VLX on these MIDs can simplify hardware designs, reduce costs and enhance the end-user experience through improved quality of voice, multimedia services and stronger security capabilities. VirtualLogix VLX also offers complete power management support for virtualized environments.
Intel Media Processor CE 3100 Features Tensilica HiFi 2 Audio Processor
Tensilica,® Inc. announced that the new Intel® Media Processor CE 3100 (formerly codenamed “Canmore”) for Internet-connected CE devices includes Tensilica’s HiFi 2 audio processor. Tensilica’s HiFi 2 processor is specifically optimized to efficiently run over 50 audio software packages, including AACPlus, MP3, SRS TruSurround HD, WMA, and G.7xx Voice codecs, along with the complete suites of Dolby and DTS codecs required for set-top box and Blu-ray Disc applications.
Emerson Network Power Creates VAP Program for Embedded Computing
Emerson Network Power (NYSE:EMR), announced the Value Added Partner (VAP) program for its Embedded Computing business. Formed to organize an ecosystem of partners that provide additional value to Emerson’s embedded computing solutions, the VAP program increases Emerson’s penetration into its traditional markets and extends its reach into new markets.
Intel UrbanMax Mobile Computer Features N-trig DuoSense Digitizer
N-trig, the provider of DuoSense[tm] technology combining pen and zero-pressure touch for mobile and fixed computers into a single device, announced that Intel has selected its technology for integration in its new UrbanMax mobile computer. The UrbanMax is currently a concept platform and is being demonstrated at the Intel Developers Forum.