Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the CC430F513x microcontrollers (MCUs). The CC430F513x microcontrollers combine the MSP430 MCU with the sub-1GHz CC1101 RF transceiver. The CC430F513x devices offer up to 20 MIPS performance and support security options such as an integrated AES hardware module. TI also announced the CC430F61xx series of LCD devices. Production quantities of the CC430F513x MCUs are available for $4.15 (1K units). The CC430F61xx family with integrated LCD will be sampling in May with prices starting at $4.35 (1 K units).