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5 Hot Mobile Trends At CES

January 6, 2012 7:02 am | by Eric Zeman | Comments

The consumer electronics industry's annual trek to Las Vegas for the biggest trade show in North America is upon us. Press day starts bright and early Monday, January 9, and the exhibit halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center open on January 10. The week is sure to be a whirlwind of press conferences, announcements, demos, and new gear a-plenty.

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LG Kicks Off CES 2012 Early With New TV Tech

January 6, 2012 6:37 am | Comments

LG's 55-inch OLED television is only 5 mm, or less than 0.2 inches, thick. CES is almost here, but about 2 weeks ago, LG couldn't wait to start dishing about its 2012 products for the TV space. On deck: a huge OLED TV and lighter, more stylish 3-D glasses. First off, LG plans to unveil a 55-inch OLED TV, the world’s largest to date.

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With Microsoft Out, Who Will Keynote CES 2013?

January 6, 2012 6:24 am | Comments

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announces plans about Xbox at CES 2010 A CES tradition is coming to a close: Microsoft will not appear, let alone own the keynote, at next year’s consumer electronics trade show. But with ending traditions come new opportunities, all begging the question: Who will deliver the CES keynote in 2013? On Wednesday afternoon, Microsoft’s Frank Shaw announced in a blog post that 2012 would be Microsoft’s last year at CES.

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CES 2012 Preview: The 5 Trends to Watch Most Closely

January 6, 2012 6:00 am | by The Nokia Lumia Windows Phone series will be updated by a chart-topping 900 version at CES. | Comments

A serene moment from CES 2011. It surely did not last long. With 140,000 attendees clogging 1.7 million square feet of floor space, next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas won’t merely be “some big trade show.” No, CES is also The Big Show — the grand coming-out party for every hardware manufacturer that wants to prove its gadget is the single must-see spectacle for which all other booth visits must be cancelled.

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New Low-power Wireless Technology Company Formed

January 6, 2012 4:59 am | Comments

Toumaz Limited has established a new fabless subsidiary, Toumaz Microsystems, which will be responsible for its growing wireless IC business. Toumaz has secured investment and support from Imagination Technologies Group as a strategic partner for this business. In order to strengthen the focus of both the healthcare and semiconductor divisions of Toumaz, the board of Toumaz Ltd has decided to reorganise into two distinct businesses: Toumaz UK covering health technology & solutions; and Toumaz Microsystems covering integrated circuits for low power wireless communication.

BroadOne LTE Femtocell for Easy Indoor Wireless Communications

January 6, 2012 4:33 am | Comments

Fujitsu announced the development of BroadOne LTE Femtocell, a compact indoor base station for the easy construction of high-bandwidth, high-quality indoor wireless communications environments. Sales of the new product, geared toward mobile communications providers, will start today. BroadOne LTE Femtocell deploys unique interference control technology that reduces signal interference between outdoor macrocell base stations and the femtocell, thereby enabling high-quality communications.

SparkFun's Free Day Event Returns for the Third Year in a Row

January 6, 2012 4:27 am | Comments

On January 11, 2012, Boulder-based SparkFun Electronics will open up its website for a promotion known as "Free Day" - a day on which SparkFun will give away $200,000 worth of credit for lucky recipients to use on its online retail website. This will mark the third Free Day event in SparkFun’s history and is the highest amount of credit at stake.

JEDEC Publishes New Standard for Wide I-O Mobile DRAM

January 5, 2012 10:26 am | Comments

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, announced the availability of a new standard for Wide I/O mobile DRAM: JESD229 Wide I/O Single Data Rate (SDR). Widely anticipated by the industry, Wide I/O mobile DRAM is a breakthrough technology that will meet industry demands for increased levels of integration as well as improved bandwidth, latency, power, weight and form factor; providing the ultimate in performance, energy efficiency and small size for smartphones, tablets, handheld gaming consoles and other mobile devices.

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Mindspeed Technologies to Acquire Picochip

January 5, 2012 10:13 am | Comments

Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, announced that it is has signed a definitive agreement to acquire U.K.-based Picochip Limited, a leading supplier of integrated system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for small cell base stations, for a purchase price of approximately $51.

MoCA Technology Well Represented at CES 2012

January 5, 2012 10:06 am | Comments

During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, Nevada, members of MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) will demonstrate consumer electronics devices ranging from adapters and set top boxes to system-on-a-chip using the MoCA technology standard. Videos of MoCA members' demos can be found on the MoCA Alliance YouTube Channel: http://www.

Fraunhofer IIS and Sonnox Present the Sonnox Fraunhofer Codec Plug-In for Consumers at CES

January 5, 2012 9:05 am | Comments

Fraunhofer IIS (CES booth 20417) and Sonnox announced the premiere of the Sonnox Fraunhofer Codec Plug-In. The new plug-in is the consumer version of the TecAward-nominated Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec plug-in, used by leading professional mastering studios around the world. The Sonnox Fraunhofer Codec Plug-In provides mastering quality audio codecs to aspiring musicians for use in consumer music recording software, such as GarageBand and Sonar.

Solar Panel Monitoring and Control Powered by GreenPeak Chips

January 5, 2012 8:02 am | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies announced a wireless monitoring and control system solution for solar panel installations that will allow individual panel parameter tracking and control. Photovoltaic solar panels are increasing in popularity and users need accurate information of their solar energy installation.

Face Recognition for Mobile Devices to Demo at CES Wall of Apps

January 5, 2012 8:00 am | Comments

Sensible Vision will demonstrate its face recognition app for iOS and Android mobile devices at the CES 2012 Wall of Apps. FastAccess Anywhere securely replaces passwords with a face to quickly and conveniently log in to apps and web sites on mobile devices. Attendees can see FastAccess Anywhere at the Wall of Apps at the entrance of the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES, January 10-13, 2012.

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Wireless Monitoring and Control System Targets Solar Panel Installations

January 5, 2012 6:51 am | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies announced a wireless monitoring and control system solution for solar panel installations that will allow individual panel parameter tracking and control. Photovoltaic solar panels are increasing in popularity and users need accurate information of their solar energy installation.

Celeno Launches Video-Grade 3x3 PCIe Wi-Fi Chip

January 5, 2012 5:56 am | Comments

Celeno Communications, a provider of high-performance Wi-Fi chips and software for HD multimedia and home entertainment networking applications, today unveiled the latest in its portfolio of offerings - the CLR260. A single PCIe WLAN chip powered by Celeno’s signature video-grade OptimizAIR and digital beam forming technology, the CLR260 provides manufacturers with a powerful, highly integrated, low-cost access point solution for wireless home gateway and set-top box applications.

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